Genealogy of the Neil O’Connor Family in America


N. B.: The writer is greatly indebted to Walton J. Sullivan and Edmund J. Stegner who have provided most of the following genealogical information. (Mr. Stegner is one of John S. O’Connor’s great grandchildren.) Individuals known to have been active in glasscutting are shown in bold type.

NEIL O’CONNOR* of Londonderry, Ireland m. Sarah _____ (b. Scotland). Emigrated to Greenock, Scotland; thence to St. John’s, Canada, c1836; thence to New Orleans, LA where he established a jewelry business and raised a company of New Orleans Rangers to fight in the Mexican War (1846-8) under Gen. Winfield Scott; thence to NYC, c1848, where he continued in the jewelry trade. Neil O’Connor died in the late 1880s in NYC.

*Children of Neil O’Connor:

  • John Sarsfield O’Connor* b. 6 Jun 1831 Londonderry, Ireland – d. 16 Oct 1916 Hawley, PA., immigrated 1848 (according to the 1900 Hawley census), m. 5 Apr 1860, NYC, Hannah Marrett (b. 6 Jun 1839 Birmingham, England – d. 18 Feb 1910 Hawley, PA). (Hannah O’Connor’s parents, William Marrett and Johanna O’Kieff, were both born in Ireland.)
  • James J. O’Connor (no dates available) m. _____, at least one child: James J. Jr.
  • Other chldren?

*Children of John Sarsfield O’Connor:

  • Arthur E. O’Connor* b. 1863 NY – d. before 1916, glass manufacturer (1900 census), m. 22 Feb 1887 Katherine B. Langan (b. Jun 1864 PA – d. unknown) (Katherine O’Connor’s parents were both born in Ireland.)
  • Annie Louise b. Jun 1866 NY – d. 1 Jun 1941 Honesdale, PA, m. 1893 Timothy D. O’Connell (b. Mar 1862 Honesdale, PA – d. 1917, blacksmith [1900 census]) (Timothy D. O’Connell’s parents, Timothy O’Connell and Mary Coleman, were both born in Ireland.) Four children: (1) Reginald A. b. Nov 1894 Honesdale, PA – d. 1949, m. Julia McGarry; (2) Crescentia Margaret b. 23 Apr 1896 Honesdale, PA – d. 14 Jan 1979 Honesdale, PA, m. 11 Oct 1922 Edmund Joseph Stegner (b. 16 Nov 1897 Honesdale, PA – d. 9 Feb 1996 Honesdale, PA). Six children: Edmund J., James D., Joanna C., Theresa, Anne Carol, and Mary Barbara; (3) Everistus b. Jun 1898 Honesdale, PA – d. 1954, m. Esther Ripple; and (4) Clotilde b. 1905 Honesdale, PA – d. 1987 Honesdale, PA.
  • Sarah b. 1869 PA – d. before 1916.
  • Kathryn b. Aug 1870 Wayne County, PA – d. 16 Dec 1953 Honesdale, PA – spinster.
  • Mary Elizabeth b. 23 Jun 1874 White Mills, PA – d. 18 Apr 1948 Goshen, NY, m. 16 Jun 1898 Thomas P. Cusick (b. Sep 1873 England – d. 27 Jan 1918 Goshen, NY, glass cutter [1900 census]) (Thomas P. Cusick’s parents were both born in Ireland.) Two children: Letitia b. 28 Apr 1899 PA – d. Sep 1985 Goshen NY, m. John B. Connelly (b. 15 May 1897 – d. Aug 1977 Goshen, NY); Frank M. b. 1911 Goshen NY – d. unknown.
  • Clotilde V. b. Jul 1879 Honesdale, PA – d. 11 Sep 1948 Hawley, PA, m. 3 Jun 1914 Thomas J. Burke.
  • Possible additional children include: Austin J., Charles, Loretta, and Mary Ellen (none were living in 1916).

*Children of Arthur E. O’Connor, all were living in 1916:

  • Mary E. b. Dec 1887 NY – d. Port Jervis NY.
  • John S[arsfield?] O’Connor b. 12 Mar 1890 PA – d. unknown – foreman, glass factory (1910 census).
  • William F. b. 21 Jan 1894 Hawley, PA – d. unknown.
  • Arthur N. b. 8 Apr 1900 – d. Jun 1978 NY, NY.