On The Genealogy Trail

Leta Smith's Family Tree Branch Has Been Found!

Leta Smith’s Family Tree Branch Has Been Found!

Leta Ethel Smith, sister of Frank Edward Smith (my wife’s great grandfather) was born in Iowa on May 30, 1887.  The only thing we knew about her, until today, was that she had twins named Merle and Berle.  In fact we have pictures of Leta, Merle and Berle in our possession.  There is some recollection that she and her husband […]

Three Generations of Sheehans in The United States

Three Generations of Sheehans in The United States

THE FIRST US GENERATION OF SHEEHANS Jeremiah D Sheehan was born circa 1826 in Ireland.  He arrived in the US sometime around 1845, although no concrete details about his immigration have been found yet.  He was married to Mary Sullivan, who was born circa 1829 in Ireland. Together they had six children. • Jeremiah Sheehan, (b. 1848 in Vermont or […]

Eneclann Genealogical Assessment For The Roche Family of Dublin

Eneclann Genealogical Assessment For The Roche Family of Dublin

The following is part of an Genealogical Assessment provided by the nice people at Eneclann.  The purpose of the assessment is to help me evaluate whether it makes sense to move forward with a more in-depth investigation of my Roche (Roach) relatives of Dublin, Ireland..  The people there are very nice and curteous.  They did lose my initial request for […]

The Roach Family Discovered!

The Roach Family Discovered!

When I first started doing my genealogy research, I learned that my great, great grandfather, Henry Lewis, married a woman named “Anna Roche”. In fact, my great aunt, Grace Lewis” gave me the first first insight into a family that I had only heard of by name. “Anna Roche was born in Brooklyn, but her mother came from Dublin, Ireland, […]

Could One Big Mystery Be Solved Concerning The Brother of Anna Roach?

Could One Big Mystery Be Solved Concerning The Brother of Anna Roach?

We know that Anna Roach (b.abt 1838 in ireland) immigrated to and lived in New York City. She married Henry Lewis of Wales. Her mother lived with her for a while in the 1860’s, carefully caring for Thomas, Anna’s newborn 4 lbs. son and my great grandfather, by “putting him in a little cigar box on one of those old-fashioned […]