JEREMIAH D SHEEHAN & FAMILY
Jeremiah D Sheehan was born March 17, 1827 in County Kerry, Ireland. According to immigration records Jeremiah arrived in Boston on June 7, 1846 and applied for naturalization on January 18, 1859. He was married to Mary Sullivan, who was born circa 1829 in Ireland. There is no indication as to whether they were married before or after his immigration to America, although “after” seems more likely.
Around 1860, Jeremiah had moved his family from the outskirts of Manchester into the main city. Over the next few decades, they lived in several houses in Manchester.
- 1860: 6 Johnson’s Block
- 1864 – 1866: 4 Mitchell’s Block
- 1871 – 1875: 5 Merrimack (opposite the square)
- 1873: Rear of 44 Merrimack
- 1875: 62 Auburn Street, Manchester, NH
- 1877 – 1886: 62 Auburn Street, Manchester, NH
- 1886 – 1891: 186 Auburn Street, Manchester, NH
Jeremiah D Sheehan was a proud member of several New Hampshire Volunteer Regiments during the civil war. He enlisted as a Private on 25 July 1861 at the age of 38. His grave proudly indicates that he was a member of Co. K of the10th Regiment of the New Hampshire Volunteers. His Civil War history is as follows:
- Enlisted in Company C, 3rd Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on 23 Aug 1861.
- Received a disability discharge from Company C, 3rd Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on 19 Oct 1861 at Annapolis, MD.
- Enlisted in Company K, 10th Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on 5 Sep 1862.
- Received a disability discharge from Company K, 10th Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on 28 Apr 1863.
- Enlisted in Company C, 11th Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps on 4 Jan 1864.
- Received a final disability discharge from Company C, 11th Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps on 2 Dec 1864 at Point Lookout, MD.
In August of 1870, Jeremiah was treated at the U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Kennebec, Maine for his hernia that he developed during the Civil War. It is not known how long he remained there.