1862, Letter Edward Conner, Ballineen to his Sister in USA?, Names Mentioned: Damery, Fateman, Connelly, Farr, Hayes, Daunt, Collins, Meade. Decourseys, Clark, Gibbs Ross, Dr. Jagoe, Family in St. Johns, New Brunswick, Emigration to Queensland, Charity Sermon in Ballymoney Church in Aid Of Lancashire Cotton Workers, US Civil War.
Courtesy Mark O’Connor:
I am attaching a letter from my gg grandfather’s brother, Edward Conner to this email. I think you may find it interesting as it mentions some practices of the times as well as a lot of people from Ballineen, including Dr. Jagoe, who came to check on my 3 great grandmother when she was sick. It mentions my ancestor’s brother, William Stephens Conner, who had joined the north from the state of Iowa, as a private. Wm had obtained free 80 acres of land, first in Illinois, then again in Iowa. He wanted to fight to preserve the country where he could own land. What Edward did not know, is that my ancestor, Dr John McNamara-Swan Conner (O’Connor), had gone with William to serve as an unpaid doctor for Wm’s unit. The mention of Tom, is Thomas Conner Jr, my gg grandfather’s eldest brother, who stayed in St john, New Brunswick as a teacher, never married, and passed away there. There was also a sister who married a Jagoe from West Cork, however, so far as I know, they had no children.