I apologize for anything I wrote which implied that you were deliberately posting incorrect statements. I'm sorry it came across that way, because it wasn't meant to be critical. I was just concerned that all the O'Connell information which is posted is accurate, because so many are searching for their link to the Liberator.
I'll address the 3 specific issues we have touched on, and I'll also respond to the O'Connell/Coppinger relationship. After that, I'll contact you off-line for more information on the others, of which I have no knowledge.
1. Charles O'Connell and "Saucy Kate" had 10 children. Documentation for this can be found in the O'C Family Tract #1, pg. 4, and in Burke's Irish Family Records, pg. 891-898.
2. I obviously found a different Melian Spread family, although it's hard to imagine 2 people named Melian Spread, isn't it?
3. Daniel O'Connell did marry Theresa Lombard. They had 5 children. Documentation can be found in the Tract #1, pg. 17, and in BIFR, pg. 891.
Incidentally, there is an index of all related families at the end of each of the O'Connell Family Tracts, which makes it easier to research the Tracts by family name.
I didn't state that the O'Connell's and the Coppinger's weren't related. Of course they are! You have more info about them than I do, it seems. But I definitely have Elizabeth Coppinger marrying john O'Connell, and having 8 children. I believe there are other instances of O'C's marrying Coppinger's. More research needed!
Because the rest of your message doesn't apply directly to the O'Connell's, I'll contact you off-line, as stated. It is obvious we have much to share and maybe we can come up with additional links for the O'Connel links.
I am never offended when I am corrected! Yesterday must have been a bad day at my house! Your research sounds fascinating and I thank you for sharing it.