: I am researching the surname SHEA from Co. Leitrim.
: James SHEA
: b. 1829
: His death certificate lists his father as Daniel SHEA and his mother as Catherine SULLIVAN.
: James and a brother John emmigrated to New York in 1851 and ended up in Massachusetts. There are many SULLIVANS listed as living around them in Cambridge, MA in the 1880 and 1900 censuses.
: Also, one of James's witnesses on his naturalization records was a Stephen SULLIVAN.
: Any help would be appreciated.
my father and grandfather (both born in Worcester, MA) told me that daniel is a common first name for the firstborn of the sheas. ny father said there was at one time a yearly gathering of all the daniel sheas in providence, rhode island.