Maria Shannon

Femaleabout 1851–

Brief Life History of Maria

Maria Shannon was born about 1851, in Ireland. She had at least 1 daughter with Stephen McLoughlin. She lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States in 1875.

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Stephen McLoughlin
Maria Shannon
Mary Josephine McLaughlin

Sources (4)

  • Maria Mclaughlin in household of Stephen Mclaughlin, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Maria Shannon in entry for Mary McLoughlin, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"
  • Mary Rice in entry for Patrick Mullen and Mary J. Mclaughlin, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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Children (1)

World Events (8)

1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils

Age 10

The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.


Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning


shortened form of Shanahan .

shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seanáin ‘descendant of Seanán’, a personal name based on a pet form of seán ‘old’. This Irish surname became established in Scotland in the 14th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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