Re: Meehans from Ireland/NY/Middlesbrough
I have a John Meehan:Could he be in my family line?
I have found my birthfamily!My given name is Mary Margaret Meehan, daughter of AnnaMarie.I have two half siblings.But they don't want contact.Neither does my Uncle Jimmy.It's unfortunate, but I do have an Aunt Elizabeth that is loving and wonderful!She is my mothers sister.It has been so exciting learning my heritage.My great grandfather was Thomas Patrick Meehan m. Anne.He had many children in Sligo, Ireland.I found
(Garryduff) Thomas Patrick m Anne1901 Templeboy, Sligo, Ireland
Thomas Patrick came to America, yet shortly returned because he missed his family.
children:William J- blacksmith-my grandfather-the youngest of the family. He married Anne Maloney.William, also played drums for Uncle Eddie in his band.Settled in Long Island.Moved to West Palm Beach, Florida in retirement.Died in a car accident on New Year's eve around 1953-54.
notes:Edward-came to America and was a famous fiddler, played accordian and flute in the Rosaleen Orch with John Mckenna.44. EDWARD MEEHAN, JOHN McKENNA & LARRY REDICAN (ROSALEEN QUARTET) (2 flutes & fiddle), De 12120: Newport Lass Jigs/Maid Behind the Bar Reel E- 1 bad spot B tix, sol B [great record, mb $20] 45. EDWARD MEEHAN’S ROSALEEN ORCH. (accordion, fiddle, whistle) , Vo 84167: Honeymoon Hornpipes/Scotsman Over the Border Jigs EE- needs wash [another great one, mb $30] Decca 12120 Meehan's Rosaleen Quart Newport Lass Jigs, Maid Behind the Bar Reels E-
Frank- played fiddle and flute with Uncle Eddied.After Uncle Eddie died, the band broke up.notes:possibly he died in 1963 in NJ. I have no other information yet on him
I am desperately trying to find out my ancestral information.I would like to get information together for my Aunt Elizabeth and Uncle Jimmy.Any help would be greatly appreciated.I know I have cousin's out there now!Thanks.