Austin McDonnell and Eliza(beth) Byrne married in Ireland in the late 1700â€™s or early 1800â€™s. Austin may have been the son of Nicholas McDonnell. Austin and Elizabeth had 8 children born in county Carlow in Clonegal. They were:
1)Bernard McDonnell who married Winifred and moved to New Orleans, La in the 1840â€™s then went to Galveston Texas. Their children were: Austin, Ellen, Frank (born 1845, married Mary Oâ€™Brien), Eliza, John (1856-1921,a priest) and Mary (who married an Eaton).
Frank and Mary Oâ€™Brienâ€™s children were: Frank (1872-1929, married Mary Taylor, became an architect in New Orleans), Sylvester (born 1874, married Agnes Pitt), Angela (born 1876) and Mary (born 1870). They lived in the Galveston area in the 1850-1880 census.
2)Ellen McDonnell who married Peter Doyle. Their children, born in the 1830â€™s and 40â€™s, were: Anne, Eliza (married Edward Murray), James (married Rose Donnelly), Bridget, Mary, Austin (married Ellen Donnelly and Pauline Weishaar).
The Murray children were Mary, Ellen, Anne, Agnes, Joseph (married Alice Garrity), Harriet, Vincent, John, and Catherine.
James Doyleâ€™s children were: Eleanor, Leo, Julia, James (married Emma Lange), and Charles.
Austin Doyles kids were Charles, Agnes, Austin, Lucy, Joseph, (married Cecelia Burke), Frank (married May Carmody), Robert (married Florence Oâ€™Connell, Mary, Paul (married Adel Wiegand), Miriam and Winston (married Mary Wiegand)
3)Nicholas McDonnell (married Cullen Rodgers)
5)Eliza McDonnell (married John Finn) Their children: Elizabeth (married Charles Comerford) and Mary. The Comerford kids were Mary, Sara, Kate, John, James, Bride, Maggie and Margaret
6)James McDonnell (married Ann Dennis). They went to Chicago. Their children: Mary (born 1842 died 1872) Austin and Elizabeth (married Michael Oâ€™Byrne). The Oâ€™Byrne kids: Frank, Harriet, Mary (married Lawrence Ryan), Ana, Agatha, Elizabeth, Leo (married Clarisse FFrench)
7)Charles McDonnell (married Anne Charles.) Their children: Elizabeth, Harriet and Julia.
8)John McDonnell (born about 1816, married Anne Donohoe of Tullow Co Carlow). They moved to New Orleans in the 1860â€™s. All 10 of their children were born in Clonegal: Austin (1842-1859), Mary Ann (1848-1909, a nun), Patrick (married Alice Snee in 1880), Bernard (married Charlotte Smyth in 1883), Charles (1844-1863), Eliza (1845, lived 3 weeks), John (1846-1867), Bridget (1850 lived 1 month), Ellon (1852, lived I month) Ellon #2 (1856-lived 2 weeks).
Patrick and Alice Sneeâ€™s children: Joseph (1881-1930), John Leo (1882-1957, married Ethel Helwig), Austin (1888-1948, married Eugenie McAuliffe Sullivan), James (1886-1940), Patrick (1884-1960), Mary (1889), William Theodore (1891-1970, married Myrtle Bayersdorfer), Charles (married Irma Sordelet), Alice (1893-1919).
Bernard and Charlotte Smithâ€™s surviving kids were Mary Bernadette (1887-1966, married Robert Jobin), Elizabeth (1894-1956, married John Morales), John (1898-1985, married Jennie Withers and Ellen Cannon), Gertrude (1892-1964) and Charlotte (1896-1975).
I am looking for anything on any of these people, either ancestors or descendants. Thanks.