This is the information that I have on my fathers family.
My grandfather Milton James SHEEN b. June 1839 in Holmes County, Ohio.
( had sons who were named James William and Marion Thomas).Served in Civil War, m. 1865 in Williams Cty, lived in William cty and Washington twp, Paulding cty, died 1905 in Allen Cty. buried in Paulding cty.
His father William Sheen 1840 Millersburg, Holmes cty census was 30-40 yrs old with 5 boys and a wife.( can find no records on family in Holmes Cty.)
In 1850 census I found Milton in Perry Twp, Putnam county with William Shehen age 61. Relationship not verified.
Others: Sarah 28,William Jr. 23, Jackson 20, Milton 11, William 9, Nancy 5.
In 1850 census I found a Thomas Sheen age 22 in a Railroad boarding house in Stark Cty.
In 1860 census William D. Shehan age 75 still in Perry twp, Putnam cty. Others: William 27, Milton 21, William Cox 17.
Next door: John Wheeler 23, Sarah 30, Nancy Cox 15, Wm Shehan 3.
John Wheeler was Miltons friend who gave affidavit in 1881 on Miltons behalf on medical condition due to civil war. ( Found affidavit in pension papers in D.C. Archives.) Milton enlisted in the war in Toledo in 1864.
I need to verify that William Sheens father was William Shehen(Shehan) I was told by my father that there was a name change from McShehan (spelling ?) to Sheen. Family came from Pennsylvania to Ohio.
Dated April 5, 1999. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it very much. Marilynn VanBrocklinmvanbroc@pcfl.net