John O’Connell is my great-great-grandfather, finding his place happened to be a lucky find for me when I was at Newberry Library about 1 year ago. I was searching through a folio of cemetery transcriptions for Washington County, NY, I was looking for my great-grandfather Dennis O’Connell, because I knew from his obituary in the St. Catherine’s Standard that he had been sent home to Hudson Falls for burial. When I found Dennis in the book, he was listed with 5 other O’Connell’s buried in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Hudson Falls, NY. I called the church the next day and confirmed that Dennis and John were both related to me (I did this through the wives they both had listed in their cemetery books). It took me about a year, but I finally made it to the cemetery and the surrounding area.
John O’Connell b.1858 m.(date unknown) Bridget Curran b. 1862 d. 1895
they had 7 children:
Harriet (Hattie) O’Connell b.1880 m. Fred Langdon/Langevin
Elizabeth O’Connell b. 1881 m. Frederick Daha
Dennis O’Connell b. 1883 m. Rose Springer
John O’Connell b. 1885 m. Beatrice (unknown last name)
Daniel O’Connell b. 1886 (not 100% on his line yet)
Catherine O’Connell b. 12 Dec 1887 m. William Pratt
Mary O’Connell b. 1893 m. WC Herring
In spending time today reading AnceStories older posts and I came across one on blogging about our Brickwall Ancestors and why we do not put out all the information we have and maybe others will be able to help. What an idea. I know for one, I have mentioned mine here and there. But I have never really put all my information out there. So today I am taking a stab at it.
So, I know everyone is on pins and needles wondering if I got a reply to the letter I sent out. The answer is, yes! Today in the mail I received a reply from Clellon. He said his mother is a family member. (How excited am I you ask, I am on cloud nine)!