My great grandmother, Mary Sheridan, was born in Kells County Meath to Thomas Sheridan and Catherine Carolan. She had 3 siblings, Matthew, Elizabeth and Annie. All were born in Kells.
- Matthew Sheridan - 24 Jul 1853
- Mary Sheridan – 11 Feb 1855
- Elizabeth Sheridan – 27 Sep 1857
- Anne Sheridan - 29 Aug 1865
Mary and her sisters left Kells for work (Mary to Bailieborough as a shop assistant, Elizabeth and Annie to Tullamore Offaly as dressmakers) while brother Matthew remained in Kells.
Mary married Owen Lynch in Bailieborough, Cavan on 01 Sep 1886. The couple left Ireland a few days later and arrived in New York on 16 Sep 1886. They settled in Newark, NJ and had three sons between 1887 – 1893. Sadly, Mary died on 18 Oct 1895 and Owen died 11 weeks later on 06 Jan 1896.
|Date of Birth||11th Feb 1855|
|Date of Death||18th Oct 1895|
|Place & Date of Baptism||11 Feb 1855, Kells, Diocese of Meath|
|Father (First Name/s and Surname)||Thomas Sheridan|
|Mother (First Name/s and Maiden)||Catherine Carolan|
|Number of Siblings||Three|
|Names of Siblings||Matthew Sheridan Elizabeth A Sheridan Annie Sheridan|
|Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname)||Owen Lynch|
|Place & Date of Marriage||Bailieborough, Cavan - 01 Sept 1886|
|Place of Death||Newark, New Jersey, USA|