ellen sheil was my great grandmother she married james kennedy in 1880,s ot there abouts my great uncle Bob (john) Kennedy married ellen comber in 1920's are there abouts. You will find that kennedys, combers and sheils in ballinakill are in fact related. i think there is a link between ur family and mine. I am still trying to trace the kennedy line and from the information I have gathered since going to ireland as a little girl and just starting my family tree i know that lots of people left that area to go to amercia in the era we are talking about.
maybe ur sheils and combers are related to mine ie brothers and sister who stayed in ireland