Well, I think my GG grandfather, Daniel, developed buildings in Manhattan-early. There are at least 3 gens. of Daniels, including my uncle Dan, who died in the early 60's, on X-mas eve. Somewhere there was a Jane A. Hennessy, and a G(G)?) aunt Virginia. Someone was in a mental hosp. of that generation, I think.
I only found out about G uncle Dick, really, when I was in my teens or early twenties-didn't even know he was alive. My M began making more contact so I did meet him once. He died somewhere in the last 10-15 years.
No one in my immediate family told me all the details, for a whole bunch of reasons, but I have seen people I don't really know about in some photos. And, I've never had any info tracing very far back.
My grandfather was a Navy captain or something high. His first wife (as far as I know) was my grandmother Charlene Lucille Nelson d.1959. They were divorced and he had two or three other wives, including a family in Oregon. Last wife was Elsa in FL. My grandfather died in 9/1992, just after Hurricane Andrew.