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O'Connell Family - Of Watergate, Bandon.  Patrick O'Connell and Mary Lane married around about 1860s.  Connected to Billy O'Connell blacksmith in Innishannon.  Had 11 children.  Made the railings around the original Maid of Eireann statue on the bridge.  Please contact if you have any information about this family.

McCarthy Family - of Murragh and Mauluarouga North.  Patrick McCarthy (born ca 1845) and wife Bridget had at least sons, Patrick, John, Timothy and Daniel of Murragh all born in the 1870s.  If you have any information about this family in the 1800s, please contact

Bible Family - Of Bandon or surrounding area.  Elizabeth Bible and William Thompson had three children, John, Margaret and Edward born in Ireland before moving to Canada between 1829 and 1832.  William was born approximately March 1804 and died August 4, 1885.  The parish of Ballymodan shows the baptism for Elizabeth Bible on September 17 1806.  If you have any information about this family, please contact

McCabe Family - Of Bandon, Ballinard, Castlederry and Desertserges.  Isaac McCabe (1808-1892) and Catherine Jones (1814-1879) had 10 children including attorney Isaac (1837-1899), Helena Savage (born 1838), Jane Ann Crowley (1839-1919), shopkeeper/auctioneer Thomas (1844-1929), baker William (1846-1917) and accountant Francis (1848-1925).  Please contact if you have information on this family.