My youngest son is living with my elderly parents as caregiver. They (and myself) recently started looking for our "roots". I have traced my maternal grandfather's lineage to Brien Boru O'Bannon thru his son, Samuel O'Bannonb.1716d. Oct 1778.
Samuel was married twice. The first was in 1737, to Judith Sharpe. It resulted in poor Judith dying childless after only 2 years of marriage at the age of 20 or 21.
He later remarried in1759 at the age of 43, to Elizabeth Kimball. Their second child,Elizabeth O'Bannon b. 1763 was my great-great-great-great grandmother.
I'm looking for more information on this family line, anything to make it come alive really, but will settle for dates of births, deaths and marriages. Also interested in continuing the lineage search past Brien Boru into Ireland.