Dennis Sheahan was born in 1828 and baptised at Shanagolden Parish by D. McCoy.
I believe Dennis was the third of six children born to John Sheahan and Mary Fitzgerald. He emigrated sometime between 1844 to 1850. There is a strong possibility he joined his older sister Anastasia (Sheahan) Reddan in Toronto, Ontario, however I have not found documentation. He arrived in Toledo, Ohio by 1852. He operated a grocery/saloon for a time and later worked for the railroad eventually becoming the "yard-master" at the port of Toledo.
He and his wife Mary McCarthy lived about two blocks from his brother, John, who also raised a family and worked for the railroad in Toledo.
His sister, Anastasia, and her husband, John Reddan (spelling became Redding) also moved to Toledo. John Reddan died in 1854. Anastasia remarried and moved away with her new husband, Michael Clohesy. Dennis passed away in 1902 after falling down some icy steps.
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