Re: Mariah J Sweeney and Philip M Ryan of Neptune area in Monmouth Cty, NJ
Correction on Name spelling;Maria J Sweeney, DOB May 4 1869 daughter of John Sweeney and Bessie McBride, Londonderry.
Maria emmigrated on Nov 29 1884 from Londonderry with a Bessie Sweeney, 47 - matron, and four kids.Cornelius and James Sweeney both 17 at the time, Maria Sweeney 15yrs - same, and Bessie Sweeney the 2nd, 11yrs at the time.All traveled on the Alsatia.We have no idea where they went once they arrived.
Maria met and married Philip M Ryan [born in Pa in July 1865] between 1885 - 1893 when she gave birth to their first child.They were in Catasaugua, Lehigh County, Pa for the birth of the first four children and Ocean Grove, Ocean Township, NJ for the remaining births.
Two of their sons John H. Ryan, and Joseph P Ryan both have military registrations that state their place of birth as Catasauqua, Lehigh County, Pa. Their current address was listed as being Florence, Burlington County, NJ.They were in their early 20's at the time.
Other siblings: Ann L. Sweeney moved from Asbury Park, Monmouth County to NY and her daughter Dorothy's home where she passed away.
According to the 1900, 1910, 1920 census Philip M, Ann L, Joseph P., and Richard F. Ryan were born in Pa, and John H. is listed as NY, the remainder of the children were born in Neptune, Ocean Township, NJ and lived in Ocean Grove.They are Margaret, Marie, Helen, Elizabeth and William James [moved to and died in Miami, Fl and is buried in Kentucky near family.}
If any of this sounds like your Ryans or Sweeney's or you recognize the name Bessie McBride please write.We are looking for Philips parents as well other family and additional info on John Sweeney and Bessie McBride.