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Michael Shiel

Larry E. Vaughn (View posts)
Posted: 23 Nov 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Shiel
I am researching, in the 1820-1835 time period for an Irish immigrant who is
believed to have sailed into Philiadelphia
POE, settled somewhere in Pennsylvania, and alledgedly became a General in
the Pennsylvania militia, and was
awarded land in Indiana for his service, settling there in 1835.
His name is Michael Shiel. He was born in County Tipperary, Ireland 1793,
which would have made him 27 years old in 1820, and 40 years old if he
arrived in the U.S. in 1833, which is the popular belief. Mr. Shiel was a
farmer by profession, and is buried in Tipton County, Indiana.

I am trying to determine when he entered the U.S., and whether he actually
was in the service of the U.S., or
Pennsylvania Militia, and whether he received a grant of land in Indiana.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Shiel-Ire/Ind.

Barb Gasparac (View posts)
Posted: 30 Oct 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Shiel
Hi I have info on a Michael Shiel who probably is the same one as yours in Penn. Info on his wife's (Ryan) family in Limerick Ireland going back several more gens.- letters to and from him etc. and also family info from Hamilton IN. Would like to share info, family tree etc if you're interested. Barb

Limrick Background

Larry E. Vaughn (View posts)
Posted: 31 Oct 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Shiel
I have digital photos of the Shiel (& Sheil) family plot (markers with both spellings are located in the same family plot), including Michael & Terrance, children and others with the same surname, whose relationship I don't presently know. Any assistance will be appreciated.

Re: Michael Shiel

Posted: 11 Nov 2011 4:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Gen. Michael Shiel would be my Great great great grandfather. I have only a little information on him but would like more!

Re: Michael Shiel

Posted: 12 Nov 2011 2:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
I have found that Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, is an excellent source for info on family, and it's free!!

Re: Shiel-Ire/Ind.

Posted: 17 Nov 2011 1:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, indeed. General Michael Shiel was my great-great-grandfather. I have traced his ancestors several generations back. Yes; he was married to Bridgit Mary O'Brien (Ryan?) from Limerick Ireland. Any more info you have would be appreciated! I have visited their graves in Indiana and have an old plat map of land that General Michael once owned.
Thank you!

Re: Michael Shiel

Posted: 17 Nov 2011 2:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks!

Re: Michael Shiel

Posted: 17 Nov 2011 2:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Shiel
I hope you are still around: post is from 1999!
General Michael Shiel (my great-great grandfather) was in the Pennsylvania militia, thus earning the title General. He sailed from Liverpool to America April 24, 1833. He carved out of the wilderness a small farm and set up a trading post. Not only was a farmer, but postmaster and trading post merchant, as well. He bore 11 children with Bridgit.

Re: Michael Shiel

Posted: 17 Nov 2011 8:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Your Welcome, I had to search for my unknown family! I found some on Ancestry, Footnote & then Latter Day Saints. I found alot on that site, it's really good!!

Re: Michael Shiel

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 2:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have records that he had 6 children (Ellen, James, Catherine, John, Thomas and Mary Ann) with wife Mary Ryan/O'Brien/O'Ryan in Ireland. She died. He came to US and had 4 children (Margaret Ann, Ann Victoria, Michael A and Edward) with Bridget Ryan/O'Brien/O'Ryan. Michael and Bridget married 8/4/1840 in Hamilton County. He is my 3G grandfather. I would be interested in any info you may have on him. Thanks
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