James Sweeney1

#22174, (circa 1832 - 29 January 1920)
Father*Dennis Sweeney1 (c 1791 - )
Mother*Mary McCarthy1 (c 1795 - 1876)

Family

Catherine Mahoney b. c 1834, d. 1915
Children 1.John Sweeney15 (1858 - )
 2.Denis Sweeney15 (c 1859 - 1932)
 3.Daniel Sweeney+16 (1861 - 1938)
 4.Jeremiah Sweeney15 (c 1863 - )
 5.Emma Sweeney15 (c 1864 - )
 6.Ellen Sweeney15 (c 1866 - 1931)
 7.Elizabeth Sweeney15 (c 1868 - 1938)
 8.James R Sweeney15 (c 1870 - 1954)
 9.Margaret Sweeney15 (c 1873 - 1950)
 10.Frederick Sweeney15 (c 1875 - )
 11.Alice Jane Sweeney+15 (1876 - 1958)
 12.Florence Ethel Sweeney17 (1887 - )
Birth*circa 1832He was born circa 1832 at Co. Cork, IrelandG.2,1 
1851He appeared on the census of 1851 in the household of Dennis Sweeney and Mary McCarthy at Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG, age 19, b. Ireland, entered Colony Jun 1931 sic[, see note for parents]; (neis. Michael Butler, Bartholomew Hennessy.)3 
Marriage*18 November 1857He married Catherine Mahoney, daughter of Daniel Mahoney and Mary Butler, on 18 November 1857 at St-Henri Church (poss.), Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.4,5 
1861He and Catherine Mahoney appeared on the census of 1861 at Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (nei. Denis and Mary Sweeny, fam. 454.)6 
1871He and Catherine Mahoney appeared on the census of 1871 at Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (neis. Denis and Mary Sweeny, fam. 97.)7 
1881He and Catherine Mahoney appeared on the census of 1881 at Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (nei. James and Mary Sweeny, both age 80, fam. 315.)8 
9 April 1891He and Catherine Mahoney appeared on the census of 9 April 1891 at Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.9 
9 April 1901He and Catherine Mahoney appeared on the census of 9 April 1901 at Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (1901 census has 16 Oct 1860.)10 
1911He and Catherine Mahoney appeared on the census of 1911 at Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.11 
Death*29 January 1920He died on 29 January 1920 at Melrose, Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG; (church rec. has 29 Jan, death cert. has 1 Feb.)12,13 
Burial*3 February 1920He was buried on 3 February 1920 at St. Bartholomew's Church Cemetery, Melrose, Botsford Par., Westmorland Co., New BrunswickG.12,14 

Citations

  1. [S83] 1851 Canada Census (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia).
  2. [S560] New Brunswick Department of Health Certificate of Registration of Death (Form C.-3), No. 19388, death reg. for son Daniel Michael Sweeney, q.v., Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, online http://archives.gnb.ca
  3. [S83] 1851 Canada Census (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Dennis (60), farmer; Mary (56); both b. Ireland, both entered Colony Jun 1831. [sic, but 21 and 19 year old children also b. Ireland; prob. 1834]
  4. [S1599] New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages and Late Registrations, 1887-1919, online FamilySearch.com, Westmorland 1857-1875, img. 61/322. Film 846410, Westmorland Marriage Register Libro C, p. 44, No. 3970. James Sweeny and Catherine Mahoney, both of Botsford, marr. 18 Nov 1857 by John A Mooney; witn. Dennis Sweeney and Mary Mahoney.
  5. [S146] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: St-Henri, Barachois, Cte Westmorland, 1812-1899, Vols. 1 and 2 (Montreal, Quebec: Institut Généalogique Drouin), no page no., img. 110/504. James Sweeny and Catherine Mahoney, marr. 18 Nov 1857; witn. Denis Sweeny and Mary Mahoney.
  6. [S1752] 1861 Canada East Census. James (31), b. Ireland, farmer; Catherine (27), b. NB.
  7. [S84] 1871 Canada Census. James (39), b. Ireland, farmer; Catherine (36), b. "ditto" [as are all the children, in error].
  8. [S42] 1881 Canada Census. James (51), b. Ireland, farmer; Catahrne (46), b. NB.
  9. [S69] 1891 Canada Census. James (60), b. and parents b. Ireland, farmer; Catherine (56), b. and mother b. NB, father b. Ireland.
  10. [S68] 1901 Canada Census. James (67), b. Ireland 1833, farmer; Catherine (66), b. NB 1834.
  11. [S85] 1911 Canada Census. James (82), b. NB Mar 1839, farmer; Catherine (77), b. NB Aug 1834. Also lodger Albert Clark, age 14.
  12. [S106] St. Bartholomew's Cemetery Headstones and Parish Register Entries, Mark Edlund (compiler), online rootsweb.ancestry.com, Entry 22. "This 3rd day of February 1920 I the undersigned have buried in our cemetery the body of James Sweeny of Melrose – who died the 29th Jan. last – aged 93 years. 3 May 1915: [buried] Catherine Mahoney spouse of James Sweeney, died 1st inst. aged 79 years."
  13. [S560] New Brunswick Registration of Death (C.-3), No. 044250. James Sweeney, b. Ireland, son of Dennis Sweeney and Mary [blank], both b. Ireland; wid., farmer, res. Malden NB 87 yrs; d. at res. 1 Feb 1920, age 91y 4m 10d; inf. son James Sweeney; bur. Melrose NB 3 Feb 1920.
  14. [S105] St. Bartholomew Cemetery (Melrose, NB) Grave Marker Images, online www.acadian-cemeteries.acadian-home.org/frames.html, Record Row 61-4. Standing shared memorial. Sweeny / James 1829-1920 / Catherine 1844-1915 / Elizabeth 1868-1938 / Margaret A 1871-1950 / Ellen F 1867-1931 / James R 1870-1954.
  15. [S42] 1881 Canada Census.
  16. [S1752] 1861 Canada East Census.
  17. [S133] Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Registration Division, Marriages (Sch. B.), Return of Clergyman: No. 002012. Florence Ethel Sweeney, age 21, b. and res. Melrose NB, dau. of James Sweeney and Catherine Mahoney, spinster; and Arthur Albet Hicks, age 30, b. and res. Mount View, Westmorland Co. NB, farmer, Baptist, son of Marmadule Hicks and Ellen Nonan; marr. 11 May 1910 by J L Dawson, Sackville; no witn. named.