Acton Memorial Library
|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. and must. Oct. 29, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864||must. out Aug. 26, 1865||Acton||farmer||age 22|
|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
|Survived by||Margaret Sheehan|
In Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, as "Timothy Shehan."
Younger brother of Dennis Sheehan (source: deposition of Dennis Sheehan in Timothy Sheehan pension file).
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. (source: Concord birth register, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910. In: American Ancestors [online database].)
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 (source: Concord death register, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910. In: American Ancestors [online database].)
Henry L. Hosmer. The Town of Acton in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Tucson, AZ: The Author, 2001. 47.
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