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Re: Fee/Sheridan/Nugents of Belturbet,County Cavan/Fermanagh,Ireland
Posted by: Elizabeth Eisenmann (ID *****0252) Date: May 19, 2006 at 21:18:45
In Reply to: Re: Fee/Sheridan/Nugents of Belturbet,County Cavan/Fermanagh,Ireland by John Walker of 819

John,
Thank you so much for all the Fee family lore! One last family story that was passed down our line goes that, during a terrible storm at sea, much of the ship's cargo was jettisoned in an effort to lighten the ship. This included, unfortunately, a chest belonging to the Fees in which they had hidden all their funds--in gold coins. This dovetails quite well with Catharine's memory of a shipwreck, and may explain why the family remained in Canada--they really WERE out of money. It also explains why some of the Fees turned up in the southern U.S. and midwest, and others in Canada, if some family members had gone earlier and migrated to PA.

As for the evidently mistaken information Catharine gave to the census taker in 1900--God bless her, a lot of people get a bit vague by that time of life! The explanation that she was confused makes sense to me.

Thanks again. I'll keep my ear to the ground for any information on the Sheridans.


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