Genealogy Research Home ^ click logo above ^
If you have any of these Shaughnessy's in your lineage or are a Begnal, please e-mail me
Michael Shaughnessy (1816-1885) & Ann (1818-pre1880) 1850 Children: John, William, Mary. Michael may have immigrated 16 Dec 1847, with possibly a brother Robert. I found the following immigration for Ann - Shaughnessy, Ann, (31), Ireland, Liverpool - ship Silas Greenman, date 5 Jun 1850. The 1850 census was taken 23 July. The 1860 census shows Michael Oshanghnepey, (50), blind and son John, (14), Utica NY. Unknown where Ann and Mary are. 1870 census has Michell Oshannasey, blind, (60) Ireland, Ann (50) Ireland, John (24) Ireland, Mary (22) Ireland, Michell (2) b. NY.
1878, 16 Dec - Michael Shaughnessy, b. abt. 1808, Askeaton, Co. Limerick, Ireland - 4 months Aug 1878 - NY Census of Inmates in Almshouses and Poorhouses, 1830-1920
Ann died prior to 1880. 1880 census has Michael Shaughnessy (60) which his age should be 70, father-in-law, daughter Mary Brady (35) m. John Brady (40) Ireland, living at 30 Exchange St., Binghamton, NY. Children: Julia (5) NY, Edward (4) NY, Mary (2) NY and John (8 mos) NY.
Note: As of Sep 2008, Michael Shaughnessy has siblings Margaret (1825-1893) & Mary (1826), who married James & Cornelius Cregan, from Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, Ireland.
John Franklin Shaughnessy marries Katharine Barton Prior, 11 Feb 1901, Manhattan, NY Cert# 2845 per the Italian & German Genealogy sites.
1909, 12 May, per the Utica Saturday Globe, "Former Utican Who has Won Wide Success in New York" John F. Shaughnessy, was born 46 years prior (1872), that he left Utica about 1898 for NYC.
1910 census, John and Katharine, no children and in the 1920 census Katharine as a widow.
1918, 1 Jun - The Real American Imperial Order of Red Men - Degree of Pocahontas Vol IV-No.2 - Hot Moon (June 1, 1918) G.S.D. 427 Single Copy 1c.
The Office abt. 1915 New York City
J. O'Connell & J. F. Shaughnessy Dealer in Lime, Barrels, Broken Slate, Contracting Truckman
J. F. Shaughnessy on right
2) Sarah S. Shaughnessy, b. 14 Nov 1873, Utica, NY, d. 4 Jul 1943, Utica, NY (burial), m. abt. 1904, Utica, NY, Leverett Smith, b. abt. 1877, MA. Children: Leverett Smith Jr., 1909, Utica NY, and William L. Smith. Divorced by 1920
3) William Joseph Shaughnessy, b. abt. 1877, d. 11 Feb 1923, m. abt. 1903, Utica NY, Mable C. Maxwell, b. abt 1878.
I have found William J./H./G. Shaughnessy as found in the census of 1880,1900, 1910, 1920.
In the 1930 census, I found Mabel C. with her mother Teresa D. Maxwell, living at 1434 Francis St. Utica.
Which is the address in the 1920 census and the article "Seriously Ill in New York" 7 May 1918, about John F. Shaughnessy. Mabel C. Maxwell is the daughter of William, b. abt. 1851, England and Teresa Maxwell, b. abt. 1857, NY.
4) Anna Louise Shaughnessy, b. abt. 1881, Utica NY, d. 11 Feb 1923, Utica, NY, m. 25 Oct 1905, Arthur C. Ruden, Utica NY, lived Syracuse for a while members of the Disciples Christian Church, died while visiting from her home in Cleveland, Ohio almost the same hour as her brother William Shaughnessy. Children: Eloise, b. abt. 1916, OH
5) Elizabeth M. "Lizzie" Shaughnessy, b. 6 Sep 1882-1888, Utica NY, d. 8 Jan 1949, San Francisco, CA. May have married George Felix Begnal prior to 1910. Children: Clifford Franklin Begnal, 31 Mar 1903, Utica, NY. Update: as of 29 Dec 2016, Marriage between Lizzie Shaughnessy to Claude Brudenell Eaton on 13 Jun 1900, New York Mills, Oneida Co., NY
I have no birth info for either Elizabeth or Clifford to confirm. Elizabeth between the 1910, 1920 & 1930 census has her as being married in the 1910 census, a widow in 1920 and divorced in 1930.
Letter to Ella from brother William Joseph Shaughnessy
Letter from Clifford Begnal to Auntie Ella (I presume) in this 1928, 11 Aug letter Clifford states his Mother (Elizabeth) told him he was not a Begnal, but she wouldn't tell me any more. So please tell me my right name I think its right I should know. But Auntie I'm asking you as a favor not to say any thing to Mother please.
6) Mary Louise Shaughnessy, b. 24 Nov 1884, Utica, NY, d. 5 May 1947, Utica, NY, never married
7) Ella/Ellen S. Shaughnessy, b. abt. 1889, d. Jan 1969 (unconfirmed), Utica, NY, married Dean Rockwell, abt. 1918, children: Dean M. III and John W. Rockwell
Father - John J. Shaughnessy, parents Patrick Shaughnessy, b. 10 July 1845, d. 6
Variations of the surname per census findings/other records - Shanesa, Oshanghnepey, Oshannasey, Shawghessy, Shaunghey
O'Shaughnessy Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic
Seachnasaigh "descendant of Seachnasach", a personal name of
uncertain origin, perhaps derived from seachnach "elusive".
The name is found primarily in County Galway and County Limerick.
Their name derives from Seachnasach mac Donnchadh, a 10th-century member of the Uí Fiachrach Aidhne, which the Ó Seachnasaigh were the senior clan of.
The town of Gort, Ireland, was the main residence of the family since at least the time of their ancestor, King Guaire Aidne mac Colmáin.
My DNA Results
If you have any of these Shaughnessy's above in your lineage, please e-mail me
I am Looking For and need your Assistance
Genealogy Research Assistance
To Report Site Problems - Invalid Links Only >> Contact Webmaster