Michael William Shanahan 1838

Michael William Shanahan 1838

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Michael William Shanahan

Baptised 14 JAN 1838 Holycross Parish, Tipperary

Son of Thomas Shanahan and Bridget Luby

Sibling of 

Denis Shanahan 1834 Powerstown Tipperary

Margaret "Maggie" Anne Shanahan 1841 Limerick City 

Thomas Shanahan 1844 Limerick City

Orphaned during the famine while living in Limerick City.  His youngest brother Thomas drowned in a river near their home as a young child.  Michael immigrated to the USA in 1856 and settled in the Senatobia / Coldwater area of Northern Mississippi not far from Memphis, Tennessee.  Brother Denis and sister Margaret also immigrated but settled in the New York / Jersey City New Jersey area.  Brother Denis present day descendants changed their name to SHANNON.  All of Michael's descendants still go by SHANAHAN and live in Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and points further west.  

Additional Information
Date of Birth 14th Jan 1838 VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 26th May 1887  
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Bridget Luby or Looby  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Thomas Shanahan  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Sarah "Sallie" Margaret Potter  
Names of Children Lena Estelle Shanahan, Dennis Potter Shanahan, Mary Luby Shanahan, Nora Mildred Shanahan, Sallie Moina Shanahan,  
Place & Date of Marriage Married 15 Nov 1868 Senatobia, DeSoto, Mississippi, USA  
Occupation Schoolteacher and Farmer  
Place of Death Died at his home 3 miles east of Coldwater, Tate County, Mississippi. Buried Palestine Methodist Cemetery, Coldwater, Mississippi.  
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