I'm looking for any, information on James O'Connor born in Ireland around 1799, don't know where in Ireland---yet. He married a woman named Mary ?, from England,need her maiden name.Like to know where and how they met. Sometime before 1837 they were in the eastern part of Canada although I don't know where. Someone suggested it may be Quebec, but I don't know. They were in California by 1860.All their children had been born in Canada between 1837 and 1852-53. Those children were: Elizabeth O'Connor born 1837 married William Adam Jane1839 married Patrick Dougherty Matthew1842 married Mary Bradley Thomas1843 Patrick1845 married twice, first wife was Sarah Doherty from Missouri, they had two sons James b 1874 and Charles born in 1877, but before the 1880 census, Sarah had died.He then married Margaret Bradley sister of Mary(Matthew's wife) Margaret1847marriedJames Thorpe Catherine1849 may have married a Lawlor? Anastasia(Anna?)1852/53
I'm telling you all above for background information, with a name like O'Connor that I think helps, some anyway.
Here it is primarily James O'Connor and his wife that I'm interested in.Who were their parents, did they have sibblings, if wo who, when and where, and what was Mary's maiden name.When pricisely did they immigrate from Ireland/England to Canada, and then when did they go to CAlirornia.I know they were in the Santa Clara/San Jose and or Santa Cruz area. Each of the children that married had good size families, and I have a lot of information on them.But James and Mary have remained a puzzle.
Associated names: O'Connor, Bradley(which is my connection to all) Sinnott, Thorpe, Winterhalder, Adam's. and others, from their childrens marriages etc.