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Francis McShane
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Birth: 1779
Death: 1815

Francis McShane, who was admitted to the Philadelphia bar March 1, 1802, was admitted to the Luzerne county bar, Pa., August 8, 1810. He was a native of Philadelphia, where he was born in 1779, and was a son of Barnabas McShane, of Philadelphia. In 1811 he erected a small cut-nail manufactory in Wilkes-Barre, and used anthracite coal in smelting the iron. He conducted a successful business for two or three years, selling nails by wholesale or retail, to suit purchasers. On January 18, 1813, he was appointed a justice of the peace for the townships of Hanover, Newport and Wilkes-Barre. His wife was Frances Bulkeley, daughter of Eliphalet Bulkeley, a native of Colchester, Conn. (For further particulars regarding the Bulkeley family see page 287.) Mr. McShane died in 1815, and his widow subsequently married Colonel Henry F. Lamb. Mr. McShane left no children. Hon. Robert McShane, who died at Pointe Coupee, La., October 18, 1811, was judge of that parish. He was a brother of Francis McShane, and was born in Philadelphia in 1780. He was admitted to the bar there December 26, 1803.
("Families of the Wyoming Valley" Vol. 3, Pg 1081, by George Brubaker Kulp)

No. 5136. Wilkes-Barre, PA, Nov. 10, 1881
The Superintendent of the Public Cemetery,
Will Prepare a Grave for the Removal of the Body of Lucy Lamb, Col. Henry F. Lamb - Lucy Ann Lamb, Francis McShane and Francis Lamb from Lot No. 465 to Hollenback Cemetery.
Permit Fees $19.50 Paid by M. A. Lamb
S. O. Jones - City Clerk.
(Wilkes-Barre Cemetery Records)

Frances McShane; date of interment 10 Nov. 1881, No 1901; Lot 425, belonging to Jacob Waelder.
b in Philadelphia, PA; d Wilkes-Barre, PA (no dates); 1st husband of Mrs. H. F. Lamb; married; in same grave with Henry F. Lamb, Mrs. Francis Lamb, Mrs. Lucy Lamb, and Lucy A. Lamb
(Hollenback Cemetery card file)

Red flowers in the picture identify Lot 425. Unfortunately, no marker was found. 
Family links: 
  Frances Bulkeley Lamb (1797 - 1875)*
*Calculated relationship
Hollenback Cemetery
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lot 425
Created by: Jay
Record added: Jul 31, 2011
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Francis McShane
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Francis McShane
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