William McCONNELL and (1) Mary ADAMS and (2) Sarah DRAPER
Al-For several years I and others have been researching the history of our
great-grandparents William and Sarah McConnell who came to the Gatineau from
Ireland about 1850. Sarah was William's second wife and she was the daughter of
John and Margaret(McKune) Draper. The first wife, who we believe was Mary Carmoney
(see posting dated March 14, 2005)
died shortly after arrival in Canada. There were three sons, Robert John, William
and James Milton. The son William "disappeared". I would like to be able to trace
his movements from the Gatineau (Aylwin). Robert John married Ann Simpson (2nd wife)
and they went to Rat Portage (Kenora) in the late 1890's. Robert J. also
"disappeared"-his name not being mentioned in the obituaries of his wife or daughter.
I have published a 100-page book with a tree containing 1500 names.
March 14, 2005:
Hello Al-Some time ago I sent you an e-mail regarding my great-grandparents,
William and Sarah McConnell, Wm. having come from Ireland to the Gatineau with
his first wife Mary about 1851. In that letter I said that Mary's name was Carmoney.
Since that time we have found that her name was Mary ADAMS and she was from Carmoney,
Londonderry Cty. Church records of the baptisms of their three sons confirmed this.
Wm.'s second wife was Sarah Draper, who was born in Quebec. We are still searching for
some elusive ancestors.
Your web site is always interesting and much appreciated. Thank you.
E-mail Bertha Norberg and Al Lewis
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