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Simon Aherne, Ballydanielmore, Queenstown, Cobh, Co. Cork

Updated August 12, 2004

Simon Aherne married Ellen Flanagan about 1809. Their grand daughter married the grandson of Patrick O'Connell of Ballymore in 1882.

1. Children of SIMON AHERNE and ELLEN FLANAGAN were:
i. SIMON AHERNE, b. 1810
ii. JOHN AHERNE, b. 1813; d. July 16, 1829.
iii. ABIGAIL AHERNE, b. January 24, 1815.
iv. MICHAEL AHERNE, b. October 1, 1817.
v. ELLEN AHERNE, b. January 22, 1826.
Generation No. 2
SIMON AHERNE married MARY BARRY January 23, 1841. Their children were:
i. MARGARET AHERNE, b. October 29, 1841.
ii. ELLEN AHERNE, b. December 15, 1843; d. September 7, 1923, Phanick.
iii. JOHN AHERNE, b. March 20, 1846.
iv. SIMON AHERNE, b. March 15, 1850.
v. MICHAEL AHERNE, b. January 12, 1852; Boatswain on HMS Howe and HMS Tamar
vi. MARY AHERNE, b. March 17, 1854, Queenstown; d. April 7, 1930, Cobh, Co. Cork.
vii. WILLIAM AHERNE, b. April 4, 1856.
Generation No. 3
MARY AHERNE married MICHAEL O'CONNELL January 15, 1882, son of PATRICK O'CONNELL and MARGARET BARRY. The marriage certificate indicated that her father Simon Ahern, a farmer of Ballydaniel was still living. She died April 7, 1930 in Cobh, Co. Cork. Their children were:
i. BRIDGET O'CONNELL, b. January 18, 1883, Queenstown, Co. Cork; died of flu October 17, 1918, Southampton, England.
ii. MARY O'CONNELL, b. November 13, 1884; Baptism: November 15, 1884, Queenstown, Co. Cork She reared Elizabeth and Michael Hackett, the children of her deceased sister Bridget. Died February 6, 1948, Cobh, Co. Cork.
iii. MARGARET O'CONNELL, b. April 22, 1887, DOB ?; d. November 2, 1918, Queenstown, Co. Cork. Baptism: April 24, 1887, Queenstown, Co. Cork . Aunty Maggie died of the flu. She had gone over to Enland to be with her sister, Bridget who also died in the epidemic.
iv. ELLEN O'CONNELL, b. April 28, 1889; d. August 10, 1974, Kenmore NY. Baptism: May 1, 1889. Emigration: 1908 Occupation: 1908, Sister, Daughters of Namur. Sr. Mary Edith taught in parochial schools in Buffalo, Lockport and Binghamton NY and Lowell Mass. She is buried in the Sister's plot at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kenmore. Her nephews, Neil and Michael O'Keeffe of Cold Springs attended.
v. HANNAH O'CONNELL, b. June 30, 1891, Queenstown, Co. Cork; died November 11, 1982.
vi. AGNES O'CONNELL, b. February 27, 1893; d. January 16, 1979. Married to Tom Stanton
vii. KATHLEEN O'CONNELL, b. June 8, 1895; d. August 26, 1915, New York State.
viii. ELIZABETH O'CONNELL, b. February 2, 1897; d. December 3, 1971, New York .
Generation No. 4
BRIDGET O'CONNELL born January 18, 1883 married JAMES HACKETT son of THOMAS HACKETT and ELIZABETH KENEALY of Queen Street on March 25, 1913 James Hackett was baptised on February 6, 1879. Their children were:
i. ELIZABETH HACKETT, b. October 26, 1914, Itchen, Southampton; married JOHN RYAN, June 5, 1944, St. Colman's Cathedral Cobh. Chidren: Patrick, John and Breda.
ii. MICHAEL HACKETT, b. April 2, 1916, Itchen, Southampton; died November 1985, London; married BARBARA RICHARDS. Parents of Roger Hackett.
ELIZABETH O'CONNELL was born February 2, 1897, and died December 3, 1971 in New York . She married CORNELIUS O'KEEFFE,14 Lower Main Street Kilfinane, Co. Limerick. Con was a widower and he had one son Michael who was reared by his uncles prior to being taken to USA. Their children were: MARY O'KEEFFE, NEIL O'KEEFFE and KATHLEEN O'KEEFFE, b. 1943; married JEROME PAUL BATTLE, September 12, 1964, St. Simon Stock Church, 182 Street & Ryer Avenue, Bronx, NY..

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  • Michael O'Connell, Mary Aherne and family (1910) (96 KB)
    Front: ELIZABETH O'CONNELL, (b. 1897; Mrs. Con O’Keeffe, New York), MARY O’CONNELL (Mary Aherne) MICHAEL O'CONNELL, ,MARY O'CONNELL, (b. 1884, Mrs. P. O’Sullivan), Back: BRIDGET (b.1883, Mrs. JAMES HACKETT), MARGARET O'CONNELL, (b. 1887), KATHLEEN O'CONNELL, (b. 1895, Sr. Fidelis, Kenmore, NY), HANNAH O'CONNELL, (b. 1891), AGNES O'CONNELL, (b. 1893). Not in photo ELLEN O'CONNELL, (b. 1889, Sr. Edith, Kenmore, NY).
  • HMS Tamar (119 KB)
    HMS Tamar
  • O'Connell Grave, Templerobin, Ballymore (27 KB)
    Inscription on gravestone is as follows: Gloria in excelsis Deo + IHS Erected by Patrick Connell of Ballymore in memory of his Son Bartholemew Connell who Dep this life March 2, 1810 Age 2 Years and in Memory of his Brother Timothy Connell who died June 20th 1820 Aged 70 years
  • The Hacketts 1916 (38 KB)
    Bridget O'Connell, her husband James Hackett and children Elizabeth (1914) and Michael (1916)

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