Name: Mary WALL
Given Name: Mary
Change Date: 14 DEC 2015
Birth: ABT 1818 in Shanagolden, County Limerick, Ireland
Census: JUN 1860 Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH
Census: JUN 1870 Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH
Directory 1871 Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH
Note: Mary Sherry, saloon and grocery, shop and house, Union east side, Bellaire
Directory 1877 Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH
Will: 18 SEP 1882
Note: Her witnesses were James Highwayman and Patrick Brennen. She left $100 each to the Catholic churches in Bellaire and Benwood to say masses for her and her son Robert. She left the two real estate properties to her grandchildren, Mary Blanche and Arthur William.
Death: 25 MAR 1883 in Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH
Note: of general disability.
Event: the Wheeling Register
Obituary 26 MAR 1883
Burial: 27 MAR 1883 Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV
ADDR: Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Event: the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer
Obituary 27 MAR 1883
Probate: FROM 2 APR 1883 TO 11 AUG 1885 Belmont Co., OH
Note: Patrick Sherry, her step-son, was the executor of her estate. Mary's probate included the settling of debts incurred by her son Robert. There was an additional settlement on 22 May 1889 after the receipt of $500 for a judgment against the B&O Railroad.
After her husband Arthur's death, Mary ran a saloon and grocery at the family's place on the corner of 25th and Union Streets. In April 1865, in accordance with a contract signed by her late husband, she purchased the property on 31st Street where SHERRYs would live after the turn of the century. In the 1870 census, her real estate holdings were worth $6,000 and she had $50 in personal worth.
She was the godmother of Mary Anastasia Clarke, who was baptized in Bellaire on December 22, 1855 by Father Michael Kennedy. Her nephew John O'Connor, son of her sister Johanna, came to Bellaire in the 1880s and later married her step-granddaughter Mary Alice Owens.
In various documents she is referred to as Mary A Sherry. There is no record of her middle name; instead it seems that the A (for Arthur) is used to distinguish her from her daughters-in-law - Mary R (Robert) Sullivan; Mary J (James)
The WALL surname comes from Norman settlers named de Valle, which was gaelicized as de Bhal. Branches of this family settled in the country between Limerick and Waterford.
Father: Thomas WALL
Mother: Hanora SUMMERS
Arthur SHERRY b: ABT 1805 in Ireland
- Note: No marriage record has been found yet for Arthur Sherry and Mary Wall. As they were from counties far apart in Ireland - Monaghan and Limerick, they likely met and married elsewhere.
- Robert Henry SHERRY b: 21 SEP 1853 in Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH