Family Names


Daniel O'Connell

Daniel O'Connell Family

Other Names: none

Comments: Daniel was born in Nova Scotia as an Army brat. His father served in India, Burma, Gibralter, and Malta, according to Mervyn Lockyer. Eventually, they settled in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales where a widowed Mary raised the children.

Mervyn originally stated that John Thomas was born in Port Talbot, Ireland. Port Talbot is a city located on the coast of Wales, South of Merthyr Tydfil. All U.S. censuses for Daniel indicate his father's birthplace as Ireland rather than Wales. Of those O'Connels that name an Irish county of birth in the County Glamorgan, Wales, 1871 census, almost all name County Cork, Ireland.

According to the 1900 census taken in Southington, CT, Daniel O'Connell immigrated into the U.S. in 1881; Mary McNamara two years earlier in 1879. He was naturalized 9 Nov 1885 in Fall river, MA. All 5 children were born in Wareham, MA between 1888 and 1898. According to the 1881 Merthyr Tydfil census, Daniel (age 25) boarded with the John McNamara family along with his step-father James Crowley. John McNamara had a wife and daughter named Mary. The wife was age 27 and the daughter age 3. The Mary McNamara that Daniel married came to America before 1881; we can find no record of her in the 1880 Massachusetts census. Daniel must have travelled to America shortly after the 1881 Merthyr Tydfil census was taken.

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Birth / Death Information:
Birth Death
Date Location Date Location
5 April 1855 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 1925 Southington, Connecticut, USA
Spouse / Partner Information:
Name Marriage Date Marriage Location Comments
Mary McNamara abt. 1887 Possibly Wareham or Fall River, Massachusetts  
Parent Information:
Name Relationship Comments
John Thomas O'Connell Father, Biological Born Port Talbot, Wales c.1825 (see note below).
Died 1859 Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.
Mary Talbot Mother, Biological Born 1825 Ireland.
Died 1880 Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.
Sibling Information:
Name Relationship Comments
Ellen O'Connell Sister Born 23 December 1848
Thomas O'Connell Brother Born 23 May 1848
John O'Connell Brother Born 1 November 1850, Burma.
Died December 1882, Burma during Burma uprising. Had Re-enlisted in British Army under another name, possibly J.G. Colman. A medal bearing that name was found in the apartment of Robert L. O'Connell.
Mary Ann (Polly) O'Connell Sister Born about 15 June 1853, Malta. Married John McNamara, Brother of Mary McNamara.
Elizabeth Jane O'Connell Sister Born 17 September 1859, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.
Died 11 February 1942, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.
Married Herbert Jones. Branch leads to Mary Elizabeth Lockyer.
Children Information:
Name Other Parent Comments
Robert Lincoln O'Connell Daniel Born 24 Aug 1888, Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Died February 1972, Manhattan, New York, New York.
Mary Elizabeth "Mamie" O'Connell Daniel Born Nov 1890, Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Died 6 December 1984 in Yucaipa, San bernardino, California.
Married Thomas Richard French about 1925 in Massachusetts.
Sarah O'Connell Daniel Born 27 Dec 1892, Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Died 15 April 1984, Southington, Hartford, Connecticut.
Ellen O'Connell Daniel Born 1 Feb 1895, Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Died 18 Mar 1981, Southington, Hartford, Connecticut.
Daniel Thomas O'Connell Daniel Born 4 May 1898, Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Died 30 Aug 1949, Southington, Hartford, Connecticut.