Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Timeline of John Falls O'Neill

1806 - John Falls O’Neill "born in Shanes Castle, Ulster, Ireland"
1812 - Mary Ann Sublette, born March 7, Woodford County, Kentucky
1822 - O’Neill arrives in Baltimore, MD and takes job as clerk
1827 - O’Neill accompanies British Army officers to Mexico, on return trip meets Mary Ann Sublette in St. Louis
1827 - O’Neill and Sublette married in Galena on September 18, 1827
1828 - O'Neill have first child, Sarah Ann, October 7, 1828
1829 - O’Neill builds 2 story frame house in Mineral Point. Lower level faces back garden, stream, alley, probably was living level for family. Street level was store, sawmill, lead furnace, etc. Upper level may have been income rental.
1832 - Friend of Sublette’s family killed at Blue Mounds by Winnebago so O’Neill rides in search of killer.
1834 - O'Neills have second child, Louise
1836 - O’Neill is captain at Ft. Richmond in Mineral Point during Black Hawk War
1836 - Mineral Point is surveyed and platted for first time
1836 - O'Neills have third child, Adeline
1837 - O’Neill running 'old stand' out of street level of stone house, probably residing in garden level
1837 - O’Neill applies for claim to ½ of lot 110, states there is a house built as ‘improvement’
1838 - O'Neills have fourth child, William
1840 - O’Neills mortgage lot 110 and house
1840 - O'Neills have fifth child, Thomas
1842 - O'Neills have sixth child, Richard
1844 - O'Neills have seventh child, Eliza
1845 - O’Neills sell lot 109 after a fire damages part of frame portion of buildings, cuts frame house at lot line and limestone building is built adjacent that serves a new wall.
1845 - John Falls O’Neill goes to California to supply merchandise to Gold Rush, apparently making a good deal of money supplying travelers, and at some point, purchases a small ranch in northern California. At some point, he move his family there.
1846 - Lot 110 is foreclosed on
1846 - O'Neills have eighth child, James
1849 - O'Neills have ninth child, Maria
1852 - Captain O'Neill leads a wagon train moving his entire family to a ranch and mine in California.
1886 - O’Neill dies in California and is buried there in the Quincy Cemetery.
1893 - Mary Ann Sublette O'Neill dies in Los Angeles, California