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John Mcsherry born in Ireland abt 1787-1823

John Mcsherry born in Ireland abt 1787-1823

Posted: 1348064346000
Classification: Query
I am unsure what part of Ireland possible Newbry. I do not have a date of birth nor place nor parents name. What I do have is he was married to Sarah Creath McCreath. She was born in the United States in 07 Jan 1810. His son was born on Mexican Soil and named Joseph Louis McSherry but dropped the Mc later in life.I need proof of his crossing into the USA and His birth. In history books he died a few months after his son was born (07 Jan 1833)I believe he had only 1 son. I can't find his birth/marriage/death certificates, or gravestone. I found 2 land grants given to his son Joseph one in spanish with his name Jose' Luis McSherry(son). I found one in the Power and Hewettson. John the father McSherry came to texas between 1828-1832 around Sweet Home/Concrete Texas. In history books he was married in 1828-1832 in Brownsville, Jackson County, Illinois to Sarah. Anyone who has a birth certificate,marriage lincense, or death certificate please help me find his documents. I have searched everywhere I could think but no results. help please. thanks

Re: John Mcsherry born in Ireland abt 1787-1823

Posted: 1349303471000
Classification: Query
You probably have been unable to find records as there are so few for Parish's in Antrim. The earlist RC is 1821 and only 1 CofI parish start 1788 and others not before 1807.
The RC records for Armagh 3 of 21 Parish's have early records most from 1814+. County Down is undergoing reconstruction so hopefully that means more records.

Finding passenger or shipping records that early is also close to impossible that early. Ancestry has an excellent collections but there are others.

If he married in the US then his marriage record would be in the US.

There are 47 McSherry's in the Northern Ireland telephone book, and at least two in Newry (Newbry?). The British telephone book comes with full addresses and postal codes.

I think this might be the only way to find someone to tell you where the family came from and where the ancestors are buried. You could see the 1901/11 Census to show you where the McSherry familes were living. Also the Grififith Valuation of 1862 (census substitute)will show you head of households at that time

The Tithe Applotment also for taxes is the earliest offical type records 1820-30's but as a single man I doubt your
John McSherry would be the occupant but the son of a McSherry in the Newry area. These are available at PRONI, the public records office in Belfast as well as on line with

You should check PRONI, for early parish records I believe they have them.

Newry is many things, it is a Parish in Armagh and a Union
also a townland and a town and is present also in Co. Down.

Too many for me to check. Go to the Griffith Valuation at and fill in just the surname and county (pick either) then look for the Poor Law Union of Newry. A Union covered an area of about 12 miles around the named town, parish's, villages, towns and townlands.

Since the name Newry was not in the Parish or townlands in any county you will be looking for the Union of Newry attached to a McSherry. Once you have boiled those down you will be left the closest possibilities to be his family.

Generally his children would reflect this father's name so Joseph maybe his father's name and Louis be his wife's father's name. There is no James listed in Griffith Valuation for all of Ireland, the father could very well be deceased by that time.

other resources: United Kingdom+Ireland+County + County (these resources have different amounts of information for each county, there maybe early parish records and perhaps the Tithe records.

Annette Code

Re: John Mcsherry born in Ireland abt 1787-1823

Posted: 1360636513000
Classification: Query
JOHN McSHERRY married SARAH CREATH (b. 1809) –moved to TX from Brownsville, Illinois in 1829. They had one son, sometimes called “John,” But a later census records show that his name of “JOSEPH LEWIS.” A couple of stories said that John McSherry was attacked, killed and scalped by an Indian in 1832 and that his son as a toddler at that time. A later census shows that Joseph Lewis McSherry was born in 1833, after his father’s death. – So, his date of birth is not clear, though it appears that it was sometime between 1831 and 1833. - SARAH CREATH McSHERRY HIBBINS STINNETT HOWARD (married 4 times) died 03-28-1870 and is buried in Bosque County, Texas. If you want more information, contact me. - Carolyn
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