Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. and must. Oct. 29, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864||must. out Aug. 26, 1865||Acton||farmer||age 22|
|MASSCW, 3:93 (as "Timothy Shehan")|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||26th MVI||March 23, 1882
|Jan. 5, 1891||Widow||499 165||357 559||Mass.||Margaret Sheehan|
|Date||October 29, 1890|
|Cause||suicide by drowning|
|Obituary||Concord Enterprise, December 12, 1890
Concord Enterprise, December 19, 1890
|Burial||Saint Brendans Cemetery, Concord, Mass
(Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War National Graves Registration Database, http://www.suvcwdb.org).
Younger brother of Dennis Sheehan (source: deposition of Dennis Sheehan in Timothy Sheehan pension file).
Timothy Shehan, age 21, a farm laborer, is recorded as an inhabitant of Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 300/309) of Wm. P. Brown. Also in the household was 18 year old Patrick Shehan (source: "1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
A son, Timothy, was born to Timothy and Margaret (Fitzgerald) Sheehan on April 9, 1873 in Concord, Mass. Timothy Sr. is recorded as a laborer, born in County Cork, Ireland (Concord birth register,"Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org).
At the time of his death, Timothy Sheehan was a married 55 year old farmer and resident of Concord, Mass. He was born in Ireland to parents John Sheehan and Cetherine Kelly. He died by suicidal drowning in Concord Ocotober 29, 1890 (Concord death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org).
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 47.
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