John SHEA and Mary FANNON / FENNING
Osgoode Township

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Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893
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New June 6, 2003:

There were many men named John Shea in the pioneer days of the Ottawa area.
Some of them were related tied in with the 1818 Richmond settlers and the 1823
Peter Robinson settlers near Corkery. There are also a couple on the 1829 McCabe List.
Some of the Shea families used an alias for their surnames. See the book
The Peter Robinson Settlers, by Carol Bennett.

Several John Sheas had wives named Mary. Here's a John Shea who was in Osgoode Township:

Notre Dame records:
29 Jun 1846
Baptism of Edward, born 1 June in Osgoode of the marriage of Thomas McEvoy and Mary Rourke
John Shea & Mary Shea (nee Fenning)

Source: Ellen Paul's database of Notre Dame records, 1825-1855.
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and here are John and Mary on the 1881 Census:

1881 Census Place:	Osgoode, Russell, Ontario, Canada
	Source:	FHL Film 1375865  NAC C-13229  Dist 104  SubDist G  Div 2  Page 2  Family 7
	
		Sex	Marr	Age	Origin	Birthplace	Occ		Religion

John SHEA	M	M	68	Irish	Ireland		Farmer		Catholic	
Mary SHEA	F	M	62	Irish	Ireland				Catholic
	
It is uncertain (so far) exactly where John and Mary lived but they were
in the area of Lot 4, Concession 4.
The previous family recorded on the 1881 Census were the Stackpole folks who were
across the Stage Coach Road from my CHRISTOPHER ancestors.


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