The link to Ireland. I hope to
someday discover the exact birthplace of Timothy Driscoll and a
knowledge of his family in Ireland. At this point too many
Timothy Driscolls have surfaced in County Cork, and with nothing
definitive to narrow it down, I cannot say which, if any, of them is
Anything pertaining to the death, burial and resting place of Sarah Shepherd Driscoll between 1856-1861.
Anything pertaining to the family,
background and life of Eleanor/Ellen Harrington, prior to 1860, either
in Ireland or the U.S.
The family's whereabouts in 1860
(Definitely missing are Timothy, William and Margaret; Sarah may have
already been dead by this point and Mary Ann is accounted for).
The missing descendants of Timothy Driscoll. We know
the whereabouts of some of the descendants of William, Mary Ann, Margaret and John
Benjamin; Elizabeth and Frederick never had any children. What is
not known are:
The whereabouts of the descendants of Timothy's first
child, William through his daughter Sarah G. Driscoll
Slattery, through any of her 6 children (James, Rhea, Newell, Harry
Alice, and Joseph)
The whereabouts of Frederick Joshua Wood and Catherine Ryder
The descendants of Sarah's brother John Shepherd and his wife Susan through their married daughters:
Rose Olive Shepherd Huff
Susan Shepherd Doyle
Mary Ada Shepherd Palmer Cummings, through her grandson, John Shepherd Palmer Jr.
The fate of Sarah's younger brother, William Shepherd, after 1855.
The Driscoll family Bible. It is presumed to have been in Elizabeth's possession up
until her death in 1937, but seems to have vanished after the house at
177 W. Cayuga was sold.
I am also always
searching for any additonal photos or documents pertaining to the
family. I have not been able to locate any photos of:
Generation 1: Timothy, Sarah, Ellen
Generation 2: William C., Margaret, or the first Frederick
Other than the
family of John Benjamin the only gen 3 photo that I have is a very
distorted newspaper image of William H. and Minnie; I would love to
find any images of the other family members or extended family.
The only photo of
Howard that I have in my possession is as an infant, and I would love
to have an image of him as an older child or young adult.
No photos of baby Benjamin seem to have survived, but perhaps one day one will be discovered.
If anyone might have any information, suggestions regarding resources for finding this information,
or if you may be one of the missing descendants, please email me.