Maurice (Morris) O'CONNOR (CONNOR)
b. Feb 11, 1821 Clash, Kilquane Civil Parish, Ballyferriter RC Parish, Dingle PLU, Corkaguiny Barony, County Kerry, Western tip of the Dingle Peninsula, IRL
d. Oct 21, 1898 buried at St Michael's Roman Catholic Church Brattleboro, VT. USA
Married Ballyferriter parish Shrove Tuesday, Feb 22, 1846 to :
b.Nov 11, 1818 Garrane, Kilmalkedar Civil Parish, Ballyferriter RC Parish, Ireland
d. 1886 buried at St Michael's Roman Catholic Church Brattleboro, VT. USA
Parents of Maurice: Hugh O'CONNOR and Johanna FITZGERALD
married Jan 21, 1810 Dingle area, Corkaguniy
Children: Catherine, John, Mary (or Maybe Margaret), Maurice, James.
Parents of Catherine: James Martin and Catherine MORIARTY
married before 1807.
Children:Ellen 1809, John 1812, Daniel, 1816, Catherine 1818, Margaret 1821, James 1829 born in Ballyferriter parish.
Catherine Martin O'Connor emigrated thru Quebec for Upper Canada with her brothers James and John Martin in July of 1846.
Maurice emigrated to the US in 1847, and could not find his wife who was seperated from him due to "adversities of fortune" . Maurice put an ad in the Boston Pilot looking for Catherine in Nov of 1847.... Somehow they reunited by Aug of 1848 and he ended up working laying track for the new railroads being built thru New England, when the job on the railroad thru Brattleboro, Vt ended there, where Maurice settled. Maurice worked as a brakeman for the railroad most of his life in Brattleboro, VT, USA.
Looking for descendants of Hugh and Johanna.... email me! LONG LIVE THE KINGDOM OF KERRY!