My great-great-grandfather, Denis Shevlin, was born about 1820 in the Castleblayney area and left around 1850 and settled in Albany, New York, where he was a blacksmith. His parents were named Denis & Mary. He married Catharine Rice and had a daughter Margaret before leaving. They came to Albany a couple of years later. Catharine's parents were Felix and Mary Rice. Denis had a brother Patrick and a sister Margaret who moved to Albany as well.
Shevlin seems to be a very common name at the time in Castleblayney, and there seems to have been a couple of Denis Shevlin's there at the time. However, I would appreciate any information which anyone could provide me on my family there, as it seems that I haven't had any luck with tracing it back any further.
George Felix Shevlin, IV
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