O'HARE EGAN CUNNINGHAM
Surname: O'Hare, Egan, Cunningham, Shea, Kelly
I have numerous Cunningham's in my database.However, only 1 Ann -
b. June 7, 1851, Calumet Island - mother, Bridget O'Hare, father,
Michael Cunningham, 7 children, names available.
-Bridget, abt. 1842, m. Denis Shea
-Mary Teresa, m. Patrick Joseph Mark Kelly
-Timothy, m. Winifred Shea
Any of this helpful? Do you have any other first names to compare?
I was reading the information posted Oct 05, 2000. Bridget EGAN is the
sister to Margaret EGAN who married William Kennedy. It goes like this;
1 - Timothy Egan 1814-1890 m.1835 Bodyke Parish. County Clare Ireland
+ Winnifred Sheedy 1817-1891. They left Ballyvanon, County Clare 1840
2 - Denis Shea 1840-1911 m.1868 Apr 27, Ste Anne
+ Marie Marchant. She died
+ BRIDGET EGAN 1842-1917 m.1871
Dennis was the Inn keeper of the Bryson Hotel and young Dennis was born
in the hotel. Their children are as follows;
3 - Andrew Timothy Shea July 06, 1882-Nov. 02, 1918
+ Mary Ellen Cunningham 1882-1843 m.Jun 02, 1910 Ste. Elizabeth Parish,
Their son Clarence Shea b.? d.1981
+ Mary Foley
3 - William Shea m. July 07, 1896 Ste. Elizabeth Parish, Vinton QC
+ Ida O'Conner
3 - John Jeremiah Shea
3 - Dennis Shea
3 - Daniel Shea
3 - Winnifred Shea m.
+ Dominec Sloan (maybe a descendant of Peter Sloan ?)
Another sister Jane Egan married the Kennedys unrelated from mine.
September 9, 2001:
I was reading the Burns / Byrne pages.
My great great grandfather Edward O'Heare married Elizabeth Byrne (Burns) in
Lanark County in 1834 - any relation to your Burns?
I'm not sure if we are connected. Did your GGGrandfather's marriage take place at
St. John's in Perth? Or maybe at Richmond?
I believe there were a couple of O'Heare brothers working on the Rideau Canal in
Ottawa around 1830. This is another example of various spellings of the same name in the
church records. I've seen it as HARE, HAIR, O'HARE, O'HARA and even AHEARN.
For example, Michael HAIR (supply your own spelling!) married Bridget QUIRK from
Hog's Back at Notre Dame Church, Bytown, on January 30, 1830.
There was a settlement in 1830 at Hog's Back (which is about 10 miles south
of the Parliament Buildings today). The falls at Hog's Back were among the most
difficult to tame for canal purposes and several major dam collapses took place
before the work was finished.
Anyway, before I digress too far, I'll add your GGGrandparents to the web site and
maybe we'll get some feedback from others. Feel free to send further information.
November 30, 2001:
My GGrandfather Patrick O'Hare/Hare (1828) emigrated to Canada from Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.
He married Mary Kennedy and they eventually emigrated to St Lawrence County New York, USA.
Patrick's brother Daniel stayed in Canada. We believe that Patrick lived in the
Mountain / Kemptville area and there is some recollection about family being buried in a
cemetery in Finch, Ontario. He may have worked on the canal.
Could there be a connection to your O'Hare family?
Note: The McCabe List of 1829 shows a Peter O'Hare from County Down. Peter has a brother and a cousin,
both named Daniel. ML# 135 ... Al
April 17, 2007:
My father is one of 6 children of Briget Anastasia Killoran and Edward O'Heare
of Ottawa / Almonte area. My late uncle Ken traced the family back to 1700s.
The story goes there were two brothers in Ireland who were escaping the
Famine in the mid-1800s. They left on two separate sailing vessels vowing to
meet at Quebec City and to carry on together in Canada. The ships arrived
at different times and they ended up never meeting up again - spent the rest
of their lives searching for one another. One brother moved from the
Quebec City area down to the Ottawa valley and the other brother worked his
way down to Halifax.
Another spelling of O'Heare is Aichear.
Hope this bit of info is of interest.
... Judy (O'Heare)
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