Monday, February 20, 2012
1. Introducing My O'Neill Ancestors
My g-g-g-grandparents Hugh and Deborah O'Neill migrated from County Carlow, Ireland, ca 1805, and settled first in upstate New York and then in Monroe/Noble County, Ohio, ca 1817. This family branch has long been my favorite. I published a genealogy about them in 2005 and have continued to research them on a regular basis.
This blog is dedicated to them, especially to my grandmother, Lena Mertie O'Neill, who gave my sister and me a home when we needed one, and to my aunt, her daughter Lynette Bowen Rider, who encouraged my interest in this family group. So, here we go...