John Sheridan went by his middle name Lewis as stated on his marriage license to Sarah Joseph. (Ireland to Virginia late 1700's. Christian Co., KY by 1820)
Sarah Joseph's Father Moses was an indentured servant. It is possible that John was as well. There are two known John Sheridan's at the time of arrival. Both went to Kentucky. One was in the Louisville area and wealthy, the other was our John Sheridan.
This following biographical text was culled from my old family web page for the family circa late 1990's. I had paid a researcher in KY to send me copies of the original land deeds that I put in abstract form and are used here. Randy L. Franklin. The reference to Johnson L. Grigg and Susan Sheridan being my paternal great great grandparents. I want also add that I have never come across a document that shows John Sheridan Sr. was born in Cavan, Ireland. Cavan according to various sources was an ancestral home of the Sheridan's of Ireland.
Susan SHERIDAN was the daughter of Joseph D. SHERIDAN and Nancy G. BRIANT. She was married at Graves Co., KY to Johnson L. GRIGG in 1854 and was the mother of Catherine Ida GRIGG, my paternal great grandmother. Our earliest SHERIDAN of record is a John SHERIDAN Sr. who was born in Ireland but by 1791 was a resident of Rockingham Co., VA. John married Sarah JOSEPH (daughter of Moses & Ruth JOSEPH) at Rockingham in 1792. The following entries were culled from my Family Tree Maker database and from several land deed transactions involving various SHERIDAN family members who were residing at Christian Co., KY prior to 1820. Moreover, there is a some Moses JOSEPH family information following the SHERIDAN data. CENSUS: 1820 Christian Co. KY; Head-of-household (age+45), family includes 3 males 10-16, 4 females under 10 years of age, 1 female 16-26, and 1 female age 26-45. John Sheridan Sr. on census enumeration's 1820-1840 within Christian county, KY.
POB: John Sheridan Sr. was born in Ireland. This information was obtained from the 1880 Census for Graves County, KY. His son, John Jr., listed it as the POB for his father.
The other SHERIDAN Rockingham Co., VA marriage listed is a Lewis SHERIDAN & Mary JOSEPH also in 1792. I have no additional information on Lewis SHERIDAN and I am beginning to wonder if this entry is correct. ________________________________________ Notes for Joseph D. SHERIDAN CENSUS: 1850 Trigg Co. KY; Joseph D. occupation "Saddler", property valued at $600, with wife Nancy and family.; 1860 Graves Co. KY; Joseph D. married to Catherine Bryant.
DEED: From Christian Co. KY book 27, Pg. 163; Record of financial transaction between John Sheridan Sr. and Joseph D. Sheridan, 19 Dec 1842. An expanded abstract is included this page under "Sheridan deed abstracts".
MISC: From the Cadiz Record published in 1915 a Mr. Allison W. Thomas reflects on some resident's of Trigg Co. KY. He lists Joseph Sheridan as a leading citizen. Joseph's occupation given as constable. (Jackson Purchase Journal, No. 4 Fall 1991:20) ________________________________________ SHERIDAN deed abstracts (Christian Co., KY) Grantor(s): John SHERIDAN Residence: Christian Co., KY Grantee(s): Bank of the Commonwealth, KY Date/Price/Terms: June 10, 1820. Party of the first part (SHERIDAN) "declares to be in Mortgage for the payments of One hundred and Thirty Dollars and all Interest that may accrue…" Description of Land: One hundred and fifteen acres lying on the waters of the Sinking Fork of Little River. Adjacent property owner identified as McKINNEY. Miscellaneous: After a lengthy metes & bounds description the deed states, "being the same tract of land conveyed to said John SHERIDAN on the 15th day of October 1819 and on which the said John SHERIDAN now lives…" Witnesses to deed: Signed in presence of County Clerk. Source for document: Christian Co., KY Deed Bk. L, pg. 406-407. ________________________________________ Grantor(s): John & Sarah SHERIDAN Residence: Christian Co., KY Grantee(s): George CHRISMAN Residence: Christian Co., KY Date/Price/Terms: September 29, 1824. SHERIDAN sells land for sum of Three-hundred dollars. Description of Land: One hundred & fifteen acres on the waters of Sinking Fork, Little River in Christian Co., KY. Adjacent landowner, McKINNEY. Same parcel described in previous record. Witnesses to deed: Samuel BRADLEY and Edmund McKINNEY. John SHERIDAN and Sarah SHERIDAN (she by mark). Source for document: Christian Co., KY Deed Bk. Pg. 412. Though a photo-copy of an original document, missing a Volume number and a second page. ________________________________________ Grantor(s): John SHERIDAN Residence: Christian Co., KY Grantee(s): Joseph D. SHERIDAN Residence: Lived at Triggs Co., KY Date/Price/Terms: December 19, 1842. "…mortgaged to Joseph D. SHERIDAN my Wagon and five pairs of geer (sic) and three sorrel horses and two sorrel mares, fifty head of hogs, one eight day clock, to have and hold from me and my heirs and assignees forever, to make the said J.D. SHERIDAN…note of hand executed by myself on the 19th December 1842 for two hundred dollars paid in hand and due. Note given to William RUSSELL of Cadiz ??? dollars and due 25th December 1841. The above named property is to be the said J.D. SHERIDAN until the above named notes is paid off then said SHERIDAN is to release all claims against the above property and this ??? on 25th December 1844. Witnesses to deed: James GRIFFY (?). Abram STITES Clerk of the County also witnessed the document. Source for document: Christian Co., KY Deed Bk. 27, pg. 163 ________________________________________ Grantor(s): John & Sarah SHERIDAN Residence: Christian Co., KY. Grantee(s): James ARMSTRONG Residence: Christian Co., KY. Date/Price/Terms: January 22, 1834. Three hundred dollars. Description of Land: 150 acres of land situated Christian Co., KY on the waters of the Sinking Fork of the Little River. Surnames mentioned living in area; MCKINNEY and CHRISMAN. Source: Photo-copy of original document. Christian Co., KY deed book U, page 298. Written on margin of deed, "Delivered to owner …Sept. 1872 by B.M. HARRISON, Clk. ________________________________________ Grantor(s): John & Catherine SHERIDAN Jr. Residence: Christian Co., KY. Grantee(s): John SHERIDAN Sr. Residence: Christian Co., KY. Date/Price/Terms: January 1, 1843. Five hundred dollars. Description of Land: Two tracts of land situated in Christian Co., KY on the waters of the Sinking Fork of Little River. Land of John HOPSONS mentioned in deed. Source: Christian Co., KY deed book 27, page 236-237. Photo-copy of original deed. ________________________________________ Grantor(s): John & Sarah SHERIDAN Sr. Residence: Christian Co., KY. Grantee(s): John SHERIDAN Jr. Residence: Christian Co., KY. Date/Price/Terms: February 2, 1846. Three hundred dollars. Description of Land: Two tracts of land in Christian Co., KY on the waters of the Sinking Fork of Little River. John HOPSON mentioned again. Also, DILLINGHAMS old line, DIUGUIDS line. Very same tracts that John Jr. sold to his father in previous record. Source: Christian Co., KY deed book 29 pages 383-384. Photo-copy of original deed. ________________________________________ SHERIDAN's in the Graves County, KY Agricultural Census of 1860 Source: Simmons Historical Publications, Melber, KY 1990. Comments: Schedule of agriculture taken from June 1, 1859 to June 1, 1860. W.M. CARGILL. Recorded by A.R. BOON, GCCC, 10-01-1860. Farms of more than 20 acres, ownership was not required but rather the operation. Contained 48 columns of data but the Simmons publication selected those that would be of most interest to researchers. Mr. Simmons advises that, "one should always look at the original for the complete information." Page numbers and surnames are transcribed as presented in the Simmons publication. SHERRIDAN, Jas. (page 9) One horse, one cow and two oxen, six swine, value of livestock $130, 200 hundred bushels of corn, 1,075 pounds of tobacco. SHERRIDON, J.D. (page 22) Twelve acres improved, 100 acres unimproved, value of farm at $200, value of machinery at $75, one horse, one mule, two cows and two oxen, 10 swine, value of livestock at $400, 50 bushels of wheat, 250 bushels of corn, 100 pounds of tobacco. SHERIDAN, A.H. (page 47) Thirty acres improved, 130 acres unimproved, value of farm at $600, value of machinery at $10, one horse and two mules, value of livestock at $300, 20 bushels of corn, 2,500 pounds of tobacco. SHERIDAN, John (page 47) Thirty acres improved, 130 acres unimproved, value of farm at $1,000, value of machinery at $50, two horses, one mule, two cows, 20 swine, value of livestock at $300, 40 bushels of wheat, 400 bushels of corn, 3,000 pounds of tobacco. ________________________________________
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Event: Arrival 1801 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
Marriage Husband John Sheridan. Wife Sarah Elizabeth Joseph. Child: Rachel Sheridan. Child: Son Sheridan. Child: Nancy Sheridan. Child: @P138@. Child: Mary Polly Sheridan. Child: John Sheridan. Child: Joseph D Sheridan. Child: Sarah Sheridan. Child: Elizabeth Sheridan. Child: Ruth Irene Sheridan. Child: Julia Ann Sheridan. Child: Dorcus S Sheridan. Child: Ruth Shendon. Child: Maranda A Sheridan. Marriage 13 Dec 1792. Rockingham, Virginia, United States. 
Published Ruebush-Elkins Company Dayton, Virginia1912. ( Sheridan, Lewis married Joseph, Mary Dec. 30, 1792) 
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