Looking for parents of Mary Sheedy McNamara Barry DOB 1855-1924

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Mary (Sheedy McNamara) Barry had about 12 children with her husband Frank Barry 1854-1924.  Looking for her father by the name of Sheedy and who is McNamara. The search started by Kristan Anderson Norvig who posted on this link:


and this link:



Francis Barry falls under my family tree after you go from Frank Barry 1824-1907 to Frank Barry 1854-1924 . Then comes a Francis Barry 1874-1945.   My father Francis E Barry Sr 1898-1969 was born to a Peter Barry 1863-1905.

But I want to find out who Mary (Sheedy McMamara) Barry is and who the Sheedy's and McNamara's are.  Usually names in (........) are their maiden names but she has two when you go to the links given. 



WikiTree profile: Mary Barry
in Genealogy Help by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway
One odd thing I've found so far...

You say that Frank Berry (b 1854 CA; who m. Mary) was son of Frank Barry and wife Margaret, and that they're in the 1880 census in Sprague, New London, Connecticut. But Frank (b 1854) and Mary, per the profile you link to, had two children born before 1880, including one born in 1874, implying that they were married by 1880. But while Frank b 1854, is marked as married in his father's home, his wife and two children are not with him, unless the daughter Mary is actually a daughter in law. But where are the two oldest children of  Frank and Mary?
Another oddity; Frank born 1854/5 was supposedly born in Canada (and that matches what's on the 1880 census), is in Connecticut in 1880, but one of his post 1880 children was born in Ireland?

Dorothy, could you add some places to the rest of the profiles of this family?


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