Sheehans of Boston or Cambridge, Mass.
One of the most challenging aspects of my search for my family's history is the trying to discover the roots of my Grandmother's family. The problem with my Grandmother's lineage is, in the words of my Dad, "she had so many names she didn't know who she was". Dad's mother was Sarah Jane Pike Sheehan Snow Walsh, to make matters worse she went by the first name of Genevieve. We have no record of that name for her. Sarah married my Grandfather, Patrick Walsh, in Cambridge, Mass. in 1891 and lived there for a number of years until they moved back to Newfoundland. Sarah was born in Boston or Cambridge in 1876 and married Patrick Walsh there in 1891. Patrick was from St. John's, Newfoundland and was born there in 1871.Patrick was the son of Michael Walsh and Johanna Quinn (both from Ireland). Sarah's mother, Elizabeth Sheehan, was from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. Her mother, Anna Dora Sheehan, was born in 1845 and died in 1923. We are told that Elizabeth was also born in Boston or Cambridge and returned to Harbour Grace, Newfoundland.
The point of all this is that when both Sarah and her mother, Elizabeth, became pregnant they were both sent to Boston or Cambridge to have their children ------ there must have been a Sheehan family in Boston or Cambridge to take my Grandmother and Great Grandmother in ------ that is the connection I am looking for and cannot find. (the foregoing is only a small part of a long and confusing story).