Sunday, February 26, 2012

12. Homage to G. W. O'Neill

All of us in the Hugh O'Neill family line owe a great debt to George W. O'Neill, who preserved our family history in 1937. He was from Lawrence County, Ohio, but visited Noble County and talked to Richard O'Neill and other family members. I based my 2005 genealogy on G. W.'s and was able to verify and extend the family lines. So, a tip of the hat to George W. for leading the way.

Here's G. W. and his wife Emma.

4 comments:

  1. Erin O'NeillJune 6, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    G.W. was my great great grandfather. G.W.>Charles>Raymond>Frederick>me :-)

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  2. Erin O'NeillJune 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    G.W. was my great great grandfather. G.W.>Charles>Raymond>Frederick>me :-)

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  3. Hi Ron: I am Fred O'Neill, father of Erin O'Neill. I am a 68-year-old retired history teacher living at 288 Ridgewood Drive in Marietta, Ohio ... e-mail is >fredoneill1945@gmail.com< ... My father was Raymond O'Neill, son of the Reverend Charles C. O'Neill. Reverend O'Neill was the son of George W. O'Neill whose profile you have above ... My chief interest at the present time is to know if there is any further information on the O'Neills of Carlow. Great-grandfather's book (I have a copy) dealt mostly with our ancestors Hugh and Deborah who migrated to America in the early 1800s and settled in Woodsfield, Ohio. Of course, there is a lot of speculative material about the O'Neills of Ulster, but I have since discovered that our branch is most likely descended from the "O'Neills of Magh da Chonn" ("Plain of the Two Hounds") associated with Fenagh, Carlow, Rathvilly, and other places in Leinster Province ... I also know that our ancestor Hugh O'Neill (who was born circa 1696) had a brother named Morgan and a wife named "Katrine", and that his son, John O'Neill (father of the Hugh who came to "Amery-kay") married into the Ashmore family and that they are buried at All-Saints Churchyard in Fenagh ... I know that the Leinster O'Neills go back to the Ferran Ui Naill and were possibly part of the larger Kensella Clan that participated in the wars involving the Vikings of Dublin in the 10th century (before the Battle of Clontarf wher Brian Boru drove out the Danes and was killed in the process) ... Beyond that I have no information, and can find no copy of the 1970s book "The O'Neills of Leinster" by Sean O'Neill ... Have you been in touch with any other members of our family? Just wondering - Fred O'Neill, March 29, 2014

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  4. Hi Ron: I am Fred O'Neill, father of Erin O'Neill. I am a 68-year-old retired history teacher living at 288 Ridgewood Drive in Marietta, Ohio ... e-mail is >fredoneill1945@gmail.com< ... My father was Raymond O'Neill, son of the Reverend Charles C. O'Neill. Reverend O'Neill was the son of George W. O'Neill whose profile you have above ... My chief interest at the present time is to know if there is any further information on the O'Neills of Carlow. Great-grandfather's book (I have a copy) dealt mostly with our ancestors Hugh and Deborah who migrated to America in the early 1800s and settled in Woodsfield, Ohio. Of course, there is a lot of speculative material about the O'Neills of Ulster, but I have since discovered that our branch is most likely descended from the "O'Neills of Magh da Chonn" ("Plain of the Two Hounds") associated with Fenagh, Carlow, Rathvilly, and other places in Leinster Province ... I also know that our ancestor Hugh O'Neill (who was born circa 1696) had a brother named Morgan and a wife named "Katrine", and that his son, John O'Neill (father of the Hugh who came to "Amery-kay") married into the Ashmore family and that they are buried at All-Saints Churchyard in Fenagh ... I know that the Leinster O'Neills go back to the Ferran Ui Naill and were possibly part of the larger Kensella Clan that participated in the wars involving the Vikings of Dublin in the 10th century (before the Battle of Clontarf wher Brian Boru drove out the Danes and was killed in the process) ... Beyond that I have no information, and can find no copy of the 1970s book "The O'Neills of Leinster" by Sean O'Neill ... Have you been in touch with any other members of our family? Just wondering - Fred O'Neill, March 29, 2014

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