John Sheridan - Great Grandfather
John Sheridan was born approx. 1816 in Ireland, died
Johns wife, Mary ? was born approx.
They are buried in the same lot in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Dubuque, along with their daughter, Rosie Sheridan
who died June 16, 1888 at the age of 20.
John & Mary Sheridans children:
Katie (Catherine) Sheridan, b. 1852 in Missouri?
Bridget Sheridan, b. 1853 in Missouri?
Julia Sheridan, b. 1855 in Richland Township,
b. March 1856 ? in
Sheridan, b. 1863 in
Sheridan, b. 1864 in
Rosa Sheridan, b. 1866 in
Sheridan, b. 1870 in
It is not known when John
Census, along with his brother, James
James & Rose Anne Sheridans children:
Francis M. (Michael) b. 1843 in N.Y. ?
James b. 1846 in PA
John b. 1850 in PA ?
Mary A. b. 1852 in
Thomas W.* b. 1855 in Richland Township,
Abbie J b. 1857 in Richland Township,
Patrick b. 1860 in Richland Township,
Steven b. 1863 in Richland Township,
The next appearance of John and James was in 1856 Iowa State Census in Richland
Township, Jones County. This time there name was spelled Sherdon.
John Sherdon 40, b. Ireland, lived in Iowa 4 years, Naturalized, Farmer
Mary Sherdon 25, b. Ireland, Catherine Sherdon 4, b. Iowa,
Bridget Sherdon 3, b.
Julia Sherdon 1, b.
James Sherdon 42, b. Ireland, lived in Iowa 4 years, Naturalized, Farmer, Militia
Oranna Sherdon 42, b. Ireland, Francis M. Sherdon 12, b. N.J. ?, James Sherdon 10, b. PA
John Sherdon 5, b. PA, Mary A. Sherdon 3, b. Iowa, Thomas W. Sherdon 1, b. Iowa
U. S. Census Richland Twp.,
Sheridan, John 45, farmer, RE $400, PE $300, b. Ireland, cannot read or write
Mary age 30, b. Ireland, Catherine age 10, b. Mass?, Bridget age 8, b. Mass?
Julia age 6, b. Iowa, Mary age 3, b. Iowa, ??? age 1, b.
1870 U. S. Census Dubuque, Co. Of Dubuque
Sheridan, John, 40, farmer, RE $2000, PE
Mary, 40, keeping house, b. Ireland Katie, 18, b. MO Julia, 15, b. Iowa Mary, 14, b. Iowa
Margaret, 9, b. Iowa William, 6, b. Iowa, - Rose, 4, b. Iowa John, 3 mo, b. Iowa
1880 U. S. Census -
Mary Sheridan, 54, keeping house, b. Ireland Mary, 23, daughter, servant, b. Iowa Margaret, 17
Daughter, servant, b. Iowa William, 16, son, at home, b. Iowa Rosa, 14, daughter, b. Iowa
John, 10, son, b. Iowa
1885 Iowa STATE census
Mary Sheridan, 57, b. Ireland, William Sheridan, 19, b. Jones County,
Sheridan, 14, b.
Sheridan, 19, confection? b.
Dubuque Iowa Register of Marriage
Oct. 4, 1887, Patrick Gordon , age 34, married Mary Sheridan, age 26
First entry in St. Columbkille Church marriage register was following:
Patrick Gordon and Mary Sheridan were united in holy matrimony on Oct. 6, 1887
Witnesses were Thomas Quinn(?) and Mary Cain(?)
The officiating priest was Rev. John Fogerty
(From Rev. Loras C. Otting, Director of the Archives and Historical Records.)
James Sheridan, Johns brother
1870 Iowa Jones Co. Richland Twshp.
Sheridan, James 54, farmer, b. Ireland RE$2800 PP $900
Rosa, 49, keeping house, b. Ireland - John, 20, wks on farm, b. PA Thomas *, 16, wks on farm,
b. Iowa Patric, 14, b. Iowa Steven, 7, b.
Sheridan, James, 64, farmer, b. Ireland
Mary A., 23, daughter, b. Iowa Thomas, 21, son, b. Iowa - Abbie J. 19, daughter, b. Iowa
Patrick, 18, son, b. Iowa Stephen, 16, son, b. Iowa
Jones Co, IA Grave Records
Sheridan,James b. 25 Dec 1826, d. 06 Dec 1880 St. Peter Temple Hill b. Co.
* Biography of T. W. Sheridan on Rootsweb, Jones Co. Iowa.
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