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Matthew Sweeney and Family

Matthew Sweeney and Family

Posted: 29 May 2012 11:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sweeney
I am looking for any information on a Sweeney Family that settle in Maine in 1870.

Matthew and Margaret (Kennedy)Sweeney (Children: Hannah Jane, Margaret A, Hugh, William, and Mary E)

Both Matthew and Margaret are from Ireland and live for a short time in Givan Wharf (now Harbourville) in Nova Scotia Canada where Hannah and Margaret were born.

They moved in 1865 to Boston for short period where Hugh and William were born and then to Maine (Cumberland Co)in 1870 were Mary was born. In the 1880 they had settle in
Lewiston in Androscoggin Co. Matthew appear on the 1880 Census working in a Cotton Mill as a rag gather.

Thank you


Re: Matthew Sweeney and Family

Posted: 30 May 2012 12:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
what type of info are you seeking?

Re: Matthew Sweeney and Family

Posted: 30 May 2012 1:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for replying

I am looking for any and all information of what happen to the Family after the 1880 Census. When they died, where they are buried, children information of marriages, and where in Ireland Matthew was from?

Thanks again

Re: Matthew Sweeney and Family

Posted: 30 May 2012 4:01PM GMT
Classification: Census
Surnames: SWEENEY
1900
Name: Margaret Sweeney
Age: 58
Birth Date: May 1842
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1900: Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
[Androscoggin]
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1854
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Marriage Year: 1859
Years Married: 41
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother: number of living children: 2
Mother: How many children: 2
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Name: Mary Sweeney
Age: 30
Birth Date: May 1870
Birthplace: Maine
Home in 1900: Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
[Androscoggin]
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Name: Margaret Sweeney
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
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Name: Hannah Sweeney
Age: 28
Birth Date: Oct 1871
Birthplace: Maine
Home in 1900: Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
[Androscoggin]
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Name: Margaret Sweeney
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland

Re: Matthew Sweeney and Family

Posted: 30 May 2012 4:05PM GMT
Classification: Census
Surnames: SWEENEY
1910
Name: John P Leonard
Age in 1910: 50
Birth Year: 1860
Birthplace: Maine
Home in 1910: Lewiston Ward 1, Androscoggin, Maine
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
[Self (Head)]
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary M Leonard
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
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Name: Mary M Leonard
[Mary M Sweney]
Age in 1910: 48
Birth Year: 1862
Birthplace: Maine
Home in 1910: Lewiston Ward 1, Androscoggin, Maine
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: John P Leonard
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Name: Margaret A Sweney
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
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Name: Margaret A Sweney
[Margaret A Sweeney]
Age in 1910: 69
Birth Year: 1841
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1910: Lewiston Ward 1, Androscoggin, Maine
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1853
Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
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Name: Hanna T Sweney
[Hanna T Sweeney]
Age in 1910: 45
Birth Year: 1865
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1910: Lewiston Ward 1, Androscoggin, Maine
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Sister-in-law
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland

Re: Matthew Sweeney and Family

Posted: 30 May 2012 4:14PM GMT
Classification: Death
Surnames: SWEENEY
Name: Margaret Sweeney
Gender: FEMale
Age: 76
Birth Date: abt 1840
Death Date: 10 Jun 1916
Death Place: Lewiston
Registration Place: Lewiston, Androscoggin
Father: Thos TANELL - IRELAND
Mother: Catherine CREEDIN
BURIED MOUNT HOPE

Re: Matthew Sweeney and Family

Posted: 30 May 2012 4:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Incredibly there are two Sweeney Families in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine with a mother named Margaret and daughter named Hannah and Mary.
In the 1870 census my relatives are listed a Sweny in Portland, Cumberland and in the 1880 Census they are in Lewiston, Androscoggin with their names spelt correctly.
In my family Hannah was born in Nova Scotia and is older and Mary E is the baby of the family (8 years younger) born in Maine. There is also 2nd oldest Margaret A. (born in Nova Scotia), Hugh and William (both born in Mass.).
I think Margaret may have married Michael Doherty but the age and parents’ names don’t match.
I believe the family you found is the other Sweeney family that was in the area.

Re: Matthew Sweeney and Family

Posted: 30 May 2012 4:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
My Margaret was a Kennedy.
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