Hi, I am looking for the parents of John Sharkey. John Sharkey was born in Ireland in 1806 and came to Louisiana, I think in the 1830's, but I'm not sure. I believe he was the John Sharkey I found on a 1840 cansus in LA.
He married Julie Zoe Roseau in New Orleans, LA in 1841. He had several children, including my ggrandmother Zoe Sharkey, who married Joseph Carter. They lived mostly in New Orleans and Amite, Louisiana. He died in March 1862 at the age of 56. He was buried in the John Sharkey Cemetery in Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. His mother might be Bridget Byrne, I found this on a query in the Sharkey forum. And his father could be Patrick Sharkey but this is just a guess, no proof.
If you have any information on John or his family would you please contact me, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you, Carol