My name is Kristin O’Connor from Richmond VA. I have been researching my family history and have located the death certificate for my Great Grandfather, Jeremiah (Jerome) O’Connor from Duarrigle, Cork. I believe him to be the younger son on this census record link below. I am interested in learning anything I possibly can about these O’Connor’s past and present.
According to family lore; Jeremiah was involved in the militia, and he was also intending to, and studying to be a priest; yet left under significant disgrace for marriage to a young woman (Alice Hays?). He emigrated to NYC and started his young family with Alice. His eldest son, my grandfather Edward Joseph, was nine years old when his father Jeremiah(Jerome) was mysteriously shot and killed. I’m hoping to learn more about this Duarrigle family, the O’Connor’s before them, and any corroborating information about his life in Derragh. http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Cork/Derragh/Duarrigle/1150207/
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Millstreet :-)…
Most sincerely, Kristin O’Connor from Richmond Virginia