Tuesday, July 31, 2012

54. Carlow Photos: Fenagh Churchyard

    Dermott O'Neill visited the church where John and Esther O'Neill are buried, but couldn't find their stones. Evidently weathering has erased the inscriptions on many stones. Good thing we have a reading that was done a hundred or so years ago! [See February Post#11]
Thanks, Dermott, for the visit and the photos.

Some graves look marginal.
Lots of very old stones.
The present church and bell tower.

A sundial of the church wall.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

53. Going to Noble County!

     It's been a long time since I visited Summerfield and Noble County, but next week I will be prowling around the old O'Neill locations. Have to do some photos of graves and various family sites.
     Hopefully, I can stop in and see Delbert Shackle, the last O'Neill relative still living in the area. Will post the results with illustrations after August 6th.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

52. Call From Ireland

    I had a nice conversation last night with Dermott O'Neill, who called from Ireland. We discussed the family for a good long time. He plans to scan some family photos and attach them to me, and I will add them to the blog ASAP. Stay tuned...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

51. Proofs for Deborah O'Neill

Deborah O'Neill, daughter of Hugh and Deborah O'Neill, is proving elusive. The only documentary proof we have of her is two mentions:

A. A marriage notice in Muskingum County, Ohio, as follows--

It seems to me that Deborah moved to Zanesville with her father right after the death of her mother. She probably met John Dearden at that time and married very quickly.

B. She is also listed on her daughter's death certificate in Lancaster County, Ohio--

I have not found any record of Deborah O'Neill Dearden's death or burial. John and his daughter later lived in Belmont County, Ohio, and possibly Brooke County, (W)VA. Any suggestions appreciated!

Monday, July 2, 2012

50. Richard O'Neill of Summerfield

Obit from the Caldwell Leader
  A group sheet and some photos of Richard O'Neill, youngest son of John O'Neill and grandson of Hugh.
Richard (left) and Florence (2nd left) with Nellie and family.