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I am looking for my ancestors, Patrick J. MCGEE, born in the Dublin area about 1832 and his wife, Bridget SWEETMAN, also born around 1832 in Rowens(her parents maybe John and Mary Sweetman). Patrick and Bridget married in the Dublin area in 1852 and left for the US that same year. They settled first in New York and then Dayton, OH. I believe Bridget had brothers who also came to the US, and I know one of them was Richard Sweetman. I don't have any information on Patrick's family.

My information comes from the family Bible in my possession, obits from Dayton, OH papers, and family oral tradition. I have also searched on

Thank you so much for your help,  my mother searched for years without success for more information on these ancestors and I would so like to find their families and maybe distant relatives in Ireland(I have much Irish heritage but not much information, especially not where they all came from specifically).



Wednesday 17th April 2013, 08:54PM

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  • Hi Dawn,


    There is a baptism record on (free site) that has a baptism record for a Bridget  Sweetman.

    Area - DUBLIN (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation - SS. MICHAEL & JOHN

    Baptism of BRIDGET SWEETMAN of N/R on 23 June 1842

    Date of Birth N/R N/R N/R
    Address N/R
    Mother MARY

    Further details in the record

    Sponsor 1 JAMES QUNN
    Sponsor 2 ANN

    There are a lot of Sweetman records on this site, I suggest you check them out, unfortunately no record for John McGee, suggest you also try the spelling Magee and also post on our Dublin message board, the local volunteers might know more about  St Michaels and John's Parish in Dublin




    Mallow Cork

    Thursday 18th April 2013, 02:41PM
  • Hi Dawn;

    A Catharine Sweetman from the Lusk area was married to my great granduncle James Monks (b.1849) of The Nevitt. I have photographs of them both, and a record of their being sponsors at the christening of my great uncle in 1887. I seem to recall other people by the name of Sweetman in my searches through the Monks family in that area. Let me know if these are of interest to you, and I'll forward them.


    Mary Monks

    Sunday 18th August 2013, 12:12AM