Re: James McSherry abt 1824 - 1880 mariner of Toronto, Ontario.
My McSherry line emigrated to Ontario in about 1828. Peter and Elizabeth (Liza Jane) (Hill) McSherry were married in Old Monkland,Coatbridge, Lanark, SCOT.Some records say that Liza Jane was born in Scotland and Peter in Ireland.You mentioned that you thought that your Peter McSherry of Toronto Twp was related to the McSherrys that worked the lake boats.I wonder if my line of McSherrys connect to yours in that Peter and Eliza's son Patrick moved to Toronto at some point prior to his death there in 1915? We know that Peter, the father, died in Otsego Co. MI in 1880, but he'd only been there about 11 months and had gone to live with his daughter Eliza McSherry Cox and her husband DAvid and their family.I don't know where his wife Elizabeth died, nor where Peter and Eliza were living between about 1850 to October 1880, but Eliza was dead prior to 1880 when her husband and widow died. The names of Peter and Eliza's children were Patrick. b. 1834, Peter b. 1841, Lucy b. about 1847, and Eliza Jane b. 1850, both girls in Ontario. Do any of these names connect to your family line?