Jane's Genealogy Jigsaw
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The Connor family came to America from Ireland, where the name was O'Connor. One amusing family story says the O rolled overboard during the trip to America.
Once in America, the Connor family settled first in Virginia. Terrence was living there when he enlisted to fight in the Revolutionary War. Later Terrence and his brother John moved first to Breckinridge County, Kentucky, and then across the river to Perry County, Indiana, where many of their descendants still live.
Quick overview of my line of descent
Below is a list of my direct ancestors with this surname.
It begins with the earliest known and (usually) ends when a female ancestor marries into another family.
No information on living persons is included.
- Terrence O'CONNOR, born in Ireland.
His children included:
- Terrence CONNOR, born 1752 or 1757 in Virginia; died 16 December 1841 in Troy, Perry County, Indiana; buried in Connor Cemetery there. He married in Virginia, Sarah Jane SPEAKE (born 10 August 1761 in Virginia; died 16 June 1844 in Troy, Perry County, Indiana). Their children included:
- Samuel CONNOR, born 15 May 1783 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died 28 July 1863 in Rome, Perry County, Indiana; buried in Connor Cemetery there. He married (2) on 4 January 1821 in Perry County, Indiana, Nancy HYDE (born 27 August 1798 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky; died 25 March 1889 in Perry County, Indiana; buried in Connor Cemetery there). Their children included:
- Mary Willing CONNOR, born 6 May 1832 in Rome, Perry County, Indiana; died 28 December 1887 in Huff Twp, Spencer County, Indiana; buried in Troy Cemetery, Troy, Perry County, Indiana. She married on 23 May 1852 in Anderson Twp, Perry County, Indiana, Thomas Jefferson CUTLER (born 19 March 1820 in Jay, Essex County, New York; died 21 October 1886 in Tell City, Perry County, Indiana; buried in Troy Cemetery, Troy, Perry County, Indiana).
- Census History
A table showing where my Connor ancestors lived in each census year, with links to transcriptions.
- Source Summary
A list, in chronological order, of the sources for this family that have been posted on this website.
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- RootsWeb Message Boards:
- RootsWeb Mailing Lists:
- Connor Family Websites:
- Connor Cemetery - Perry County, Indiana