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OAKLEY, SHEAR. Looking for information on the families of William Edmund OAKLEY and wife Elizabeth "Betsy" SHEAR m. 29 Dec 1799 in Schaghticoke. Liz DuBois 0398

O'CONNOR/CONNORS, MCENTEE. Seeking information about family of James O'CONNOR b. 1849 from Doon, Tipperary, Ireland (son of Timothy b. 1810 and Catherine) and wife Mary MCENTEE b. 1848 in Connaught, Ireland. Large family all emigrated to Troy from 1837 to late 1870s. Their children included Timothy b. 1872, Michael b. 1873, James b. 1878, Winifred b. 1876 and John F. b. 1800. Pat Connors 0398

ODELL. Seeking information about William ODELL b. May 29, 1856 (son of Reeve W. ODELL and Diantha Ann (Unknown) of Stephentown) m. March 1880 in MI; divorced 1891 and returned to NY. Odell, 25428 Elon Drive, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127-3805 0298

ODELL, MOON. Seeking marriage record of Diana ODELL to Milo MOON abt. 1874 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., NY. In 1875 she was living with her brother George ODELL in Stephentown. Mayfield 1296

O'KEEFE/KEEFE, Michael. Looking for any information regarding my great-great grandfather, Michael, linking him to my grandfather, Thomas J. KEEFE. Thomas was born, supposedly in Rensselaer Co. between 1858 and 1862. Name of mother is unknown. Thomas's death certificate from Albany Co. simply states that his father's name was Michael and that Michael was born in Ireland and resided in Rensselaer Co. when Thomas J. was born. Jeanne M. Keefe 1098

O'LEARY, Margaret. Seeking information about Margaret O'LEARY (daughter of Dennis O'LEARY and Mary GRIFFIN) b. 1849 who lived for some time in Hoosick Falls. Had moved to WI by November 1850. Anne Hyatt 1297

OLMSTED, William A. Historical Society in Minnesota is interesed in obtaining/trading information about William A. Olmsted b. 25 Dec 1834 in Albany, NY d. 8 Mar 1909 in NYC. OLMSTED raised company of 2nd NY Infantry in Troy in 1861. He rose to thye rank of Brevet Brigadier General by end of the war. Any ancestors or records of William's family in Troy or other cities in Rensselaer County (pre 1861) are needed. I believe his father's name of John and he was the Captain of a sailing vessel. I can trade information about William OLMSTED's military career and later life/travels. D. Rambow, Director, Pipestone County Museum 0397

OSBORN, FARNHAM. Seeking information about George W. OSBORN B. 1842 New York m. Helen FARNHAM B. 1843. Seeking marriage place and death information. In the 1880 census George and Helen were living in West Troy, Watervliet. Also seeking any information on their children, Libbie b. 1863, Nellie b.1865, Nettie b. 1875, Hattie b. 1877, George birth date unknown. Barbara McAdams, Homosassa, FL 0898 [e-mail address updated in March 2006]

(O'?)SHAUGHNESSY, James. "Jim" (O'?)SHAUGHNESSY b. in Ireland and Jim, Jr. (O?)SHAUGHNESSEY b. in Troy, NY. Jim Sr. was said to have "worked for the City of Troy, NY" and lived in Troy . His wedding may also have been in Troy, where he also had a son Jim Jr. Jim Jr. later lived or worked in NYC. They were Catholics. [Jim, Sr. born Late 1800s?] Jim Sr. Had sisters born Ireland late1800s who also immigrated to NY. At least one sister lived in NYC abt 1900 on. Searching for other relatives, descendants or anyone with information about the family, i.e., marriage / church records, death / burial records, immigration / naturalization records, work dates/ records. S.K. Borden 0898

O'SHAUGHNESSY, Martin. Searching for descendants or anyone with information about the family of Martin O'SHAUGHNESSY who was born in Ireland and was listed on the 1860 census as living in Rensselaer Co., NY at 7 W. Troy. Nancy C. Adkins 0398

OSTRANDER, GOODHARD. Seeking parents of Maria OSTRANDER, b. 8 Nov 1760 (daughter of Maria WESTFALL and John OSTRANDER d. 1813), m. David GOODHARD. Five children christened at Gilead Lutheran Church in Brunswick, Rensselaer County, NY: (1) John W. GOODHARD, b. 1795; (2) Eva GOODHARD, b. 1790; (3) Martinus GOODHARD, b. 1799; (4) Margareta GOODHARD, b. 1801; and (5) Rebecca GOODHARD, b. 1802. Carol Esterhai 0198 [e-mail address updated in September 2003]

OUDERKERK. Seeking information about the OUDERKERK family living in Rensselaer Co. abt 1725. Anna OUDERKERK m. William HUYCK in Albany. Anna's father, Jan OUDERKERK, immigrated from the Netherlands before 1725. 1097

OVEROCKER, MCCHESNEY. Seeking information about parents of Stephen J. OVEROCKER b. 09/08/1825 in Schaghticoke d. 02/12/1880 in Melrose, NY m. 11/01/1848 to Martha MCCHESNEY in Brunswick, NY d. 04/08/1908 in Cohoes, Albany Co., NY. Billie Lovett BillieCPA@aol.comz 0298

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