My 4th great-grandmother Honorah Quinn was born about 1796, most likely Co Limerick, Ireland to John Quinn and Catherine Cahill (per her 1878 Michigan USA death record).
Her son Patrick Sheehey was born 6 Dec 1826 in Limerick City, Ireland. No siblings have been identified.
Honorah’s first husband Patrick Sheehey died in 1828. No record of his birth or their marriage has not been found.
Honorah married Jeremiah Keneday/Kennedy of Limerick in or before 1832. No record of their marriage has been found.
Honorah emigrated with her 2nd husband Jeremiah Keneday/Kennedy [1802-1880] and her son Patrick Sheehey. They arrived at Troy, New York and reached Connecticut in 1832 and remained there until 1835/6.
In 1836 Honora, Jeremiah and Patrick reached Northfield Township, in pre-statehood Michigan. Northfield was an Irish settlement built around Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church outside what was to become Ann Arbor, Michigan. This timing means they are Michigan European pioneers.
Honorah and Jeremiah lived on 10 acres off East Northfield Church Road, in Northfield Township until her death 25 Jan 1878. They did not have children.
DNA test results from my father and several other relatives are available for comparison.
I would very much appreciate any help in finding further evidence of Honorah's life, which must have been interesting and hard.
|Date of Birth||1796|
|Date of Death||25th Jan 1878|