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Grannells in the United States 1880 Census

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Ohio

Maine

Indiana

Michigan

South Carolina

This list is not exhaustive and as I receive additional information and family histories I will update this document. I choose 1880 as a starting point because I felt that by this stage most of the Grannells had already emigrated from Wexford or Liverpool to the United States. The Wexford Grannells sometimes used Liverpool as a stepping-stone to the USA. Some moved on and others stayed. Others arrived in the US via Canada. Passage to Canada was cheaper than a direct route to New York. I am attempting to piece together a history of the Wexford Grannells and their descendants from 1800 to 1850. The records are patchy at best or non-existent. Proper records relating to Roman Catholic families in Ireland were not kept till after 1850.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohio

 

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Name

 

 

Parent or Spouse

Home in 1880

Est. birth

Birthplace

Relation

   

Approx age

Bessie Grannell

Charles and Rose Grannell,

Bronson, Huron, OH

1878

Ohio

Daughter

2

Charles Grannell

Thomas and Rose Grannell,

Bronson, Huron, OH

1854

Kentucky

Self

26

Charles A Grannell

Charles and Rose Grannell,

Bronson, Huron, OH

1877

Ohio

Son

3

George F Grannell

Charles and Rose Grannell,

Bronson, Huron, OH

1875

Ohio

Son

5

Lewis Grannell

Charles Grannell,

Bronson, Huron, OH

1880

Ohio

Son

Infant

Rose Grannell

Charles Grannell

Bronson, Huron, OH

1856

New York

Wife

24

Thomas Grannell

 

Bronson, Huron, OH

1827

Enniscorty

Father

53

 

 

The Greenfield Township, Ohio, Grannells

 

This branch of the Grannells is descended from Thomas Grannell (1832-1883) of Enniscorty Town, Wexford, Ireland. According to Guy Grannell’s history he was married to Mary Collins also from Enniscorty Town. They emigrated to the United States sometime after 1850. Due to the over crowded conditions of ships they were separated for awhile. But were reunited by chance in a church in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

I can only assume that Thomas married twice and that Charles Grannell was his son. Thomas worked in the stone quarries of Norwalk, Ohio. He was a quarry man and stonecutter until he died in 1883.

 

Also a Charles Aidan Granell (d. 1902) is mentioned in Guy Grannell’s history.Could this be the 3-year-old Charles A Grannell of 1880 census? Charles worked as a contractor, mainly in the railroad construction industry. In partnership first with F. L. Stuart and later with D. O. Bennett. He constructed bridges and tunnels, in the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland. In 1896, he constructed a bridge at Boyds, Md. In 1897 a tunnel at Fairhope, Pa. And in 1898 a tunnel at Punxsatawney, Pa.

 

Guy Grannell wrote this family history of the Ohio branch in 1937.[1]

 

Enniscorty, in the County Wexford, Ireland was the scene of the warfare in the year 1798. The town was burned, and the battle of Vinegar Hill was fought nearby.

 

‘Shot and piked at Vinegar Hill'

 

This rhyme, which was remembered by Mary Collins, commemorated the exploits of a soldier who was wounded in the battle and left for dead, and even buried after a fashion, (properly thrown into a well with other soldiers who really were dead), but he recovered consciousness and escaped.

 

It was some time after these scenes of violence that Thomas Grannell and Mary Collins were born (over thirty years). They became the ancestors of the Grannells now in America. Thomas Grannell as a boy lived on Slaney Street, in Enniscorty. It was in that town that Thomas Grannell and Mary Collins were married.

 

Later they emigrated to the United States, probably soon after 1850. But they did not go together. In fact neither of them knew that the other was in the United States when one-day they met be accident in a church in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

After this strange accident they did not separate again, and eventually they moved to Huron County, Ohio. They reside for a time in Greenfield Township and later moved to the Five Points near Norwalk.”

     

Thomas Grannell (1832-1883), b. Enniscorty, Wex., worked in the stone quarries of Norwalk, Ohio as a quarry man and stone-cutter. A brief biographical note; ‘In November 1882, there was a “Mission” at St. Mary’s Church in Norwalk, Ohio. He attended the morning and evening services each day, driving to them from his house (more than three miles distant) with a horse and buggy. During the day time he kept up his work at the Bronston Stone Quarry’

 

In 1850, there were four Grannell households in the town of Enniscorty, Wexford

 

John Grannell occupied 19 Back Street, in the parish of St. Mary’s.

 

In the parish of Templeshannon there was, William Grannell occupying 159 Shannon Street, Thomas Grannell at 9 Craheen Road and another Thomas Grannell at 4 Kilagoley Road.[2]

 

By consulting the so called ‘cancelled books’ in the Land Valuation Office, Dublin you could establish whether any of these possibly emigrated sometime between 1851 and 1853. Although according to Guy Grannell, Thomas was living on Slaney Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Parent or Spouse

Home in 1880

Est. birth

Birthplace

Relation

 

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Ann J Grannell

 

Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH

1811

Isle of Man

Self

69

Laura A Grannell

Ann J. Grannell

Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH

1856

Ohio

Daughter

24

 

 

 

To date I have no information on this mother and daughter. This is the first time I have seen a Grannell and Isle of Man connection.

 

 

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Maine

 

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Parent or Spouse

Home in 1880

Est. birth

Birthplace

Relation

 

Approx age

Albert L. Grannell

Sophonia H. Grannell

Cumberland, Cumberland, ME

1844

New Brunswick

Self

36

 

Arthur L. Grannell

Charles A. and Etta M Grannell,

Cumberland, Cumberland, ME

1876

Maine

Son

4

 

Carrie E. Grannell

Albert H. and Sophonia H Grannell,

Cumberland, Cumberland, ME

1869

Maine

Daughter

11

Charles A. Grannell

Etta M. Grannell

Cumberland, Cumberland, ME

1838

New Brunswick

Self

42

 

Etta M Grannell

Charles A. Grannell

Cumberland, Cumberland, ME

1846

Maine

Wife

34

J B Grannell

Charles A. and Etta M Grannell,

Cumberland, Cumberland, ME

1872

Maine

Daughter

8

Millie M Grannell

Albert H. and Sophonia H Grannell,

Cumberland, Cumberland, ME

1880

Maine

Daughter

Infant

Minnie L Grannell

Albert H. and Sophonia H Grannell,

Cumberland, Cumberland, ME

1867

Maine

Daughter

13

Sadie L Grannell

Charles A. Grannell,

Cumberland, Cumberland, ME

1865

Maine

Daughter

15

Sophonia H Grannell

Albert H. Grannell

Cumberland, Cumberland, ME

1848

Maine

Wife

32

Stella M Grannell

Albert H. and Sophonia H Grannell,

Cumberland, Cumberland, ME

1878

Maine

Daughter

2

 

 

Delaney Grannell (1791-1853) of Dungourney, Co. Cork and the Cape Elizabeth, Grannells

 

All of the above were descendants of Delaney Grannell of Dungourney, Co. Cork, Ireland. Delaney’s brother the Rev. David Grannell graduated from Trinity College, Dublin. He is listed in a Register of Students in 1785, aged 19, the son of William Grannell, Gent. David was born in County Cork. Delaney and David’s maternal grandfather was Martin Delaney. This family has associations with County Cork, especially the coastal towns of Yougal and Midleton since at least 1675. Delaneys paternal grandfather had a farm of 200 acres in the townland of Ballylanders, Co. Limerick. Delanay inheirited this land, from his grandfather. While Delaney lived in Cork this land was let to Thomas Goodfellow.

 

Delaneys older brother Charles Chinnery Grannell was a Captain in the British Army.  Charles was posted to Halifax, Canada. Seemingly he was a Roman Catholic. In 1814 Delaney was working for the Deuterim & Loftus Trading Companies of Cork. In 1819 Delaneys brother Richard was living at Talbot Shiel, St. Patricks Place, Cork. Richard worked for  a firm called “Passages of Waterford”.

 

Interestingly Griffiths Valuation of County Cork does not list a single Grannell household in that county. The family is now located in London, Halifax and New Brunswick.

 

What follows is compiled from a study by Andrew Phillips Grannell,a descendant of Delaney Grannell of Dungourney, Co. Cork.

 

“Andrew’s grandfather was Arthur Lyman Grannell and his great grandfather was Charles Andrew Grannell. Arthur Lyman worked as a tinsmith at the Oxford Paper Company, Rumford, Maine. According to Andrew , Delaney Grannell (d. 1853) of New Brunswick, Canada, was the forerunner of his branch in North America. Delaney married (c. 1827) Sarah Weldon and had at least nine children; the last child was Charles Andrew (b. 1850). After Delaney’s death the entire family of nine and their widowed mother immigrated to the U.S. (Cape Elizabeth, Chebeague).

 

One of the sons, Willaim b. 1834, went to California, his fate is uncertain but there is a possibility that some of the Willaim Grannells in California today are descended from William of Cape Elizabeth.

 

Another son, Albert H. (1843-1905), lived on Chebeague Island and worked as a storekeeper. He married Sophronia Hamiliton Johnson and they had two daughters, Carrie b. 1870 and Minnie Louise b. 1867.

 

The six daughters nearly all married Chebeague men. This left Charles Andrew Grannell to carry on the line.”

 

Delaney Grannell was a school teacher in Dorchester and Sackville, New Brunswick Canada. Arthur Lyman worked on a harbour dedger which plied its trade up and down the coastal ports of Maine for a number of years before working for the Oxford Paper Company, Rumford. Philip Grannel of this branch served in the Us Navy during WW II.

 

Dana Grannell of Houston, Texas a grandson of Arthur Lyman and the son of Bernard L. Grannell.

 

 

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Indiana

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Parent or Spouse

Home in 1880

Est. birth

Birthplace

Relation

 

Approx age

Catherine Grannell

James Grannell

Evansville, Vanderburgh, IN

1840

IRE

Wife

40

Eddie Grannell

James and Catherine Grannell,

Evansville, Vanderburgh, IN

1868

Indiana

Son

12

James Grannell

Catherine Grannell

Evansville, Vanderburgh, IN

1842

IRE

Self

38

James Grannell

James and Catherine Grannell,

Evansville, Vanderburgh, IN

1871

Indiana

Son

9

John Grannell

James and Catherine Grannell,

Evansville, Vanderburgh, IN

1877

Indiana

Son

3

Maggie Grannell

James and Catherine Grannell,

Evansville, Vanderburgh, IN

1873

Indiana

Daughter

7

Mary Grannell

James and Catherine Grannell,

Evansville, Vanderburgh, IN

1870

Indiana

Daughter

10

 

No information to date.

 

Name

 

 

Parent or Spouse

Home in 1880

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Birthplace

Relation

 

Approx age

Ada W. Grannell

 

Otter, Vigo, IN

1864

Indiana

Sister

16

Arlando C. Grannell

 

Otter, Vigo, IN

1862

Indiana

Brother

18

John W. Grannell

 

Otter, Vigo, IN

1859

Indiana

?

21

Lida Grannell

 

Otter, Vigo, IN

1854

Indiana

?

26

 

No information to date. ? = Something other than a direct relationship

 

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Parent or Spouse

Home in 1880

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Birthplace

Relation

 

Approx age

J.B. Grannell

 

 

La Fayette, Tippecanoe, IN

1847

Ohio

Something other than a direct relationship

33

 

 

No information to date. Could J.B. possibly be a son of Thomas Grannell of Enniscorty (see Ohio)?

 

 

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Michigan

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Parent or Spouse

Home in 1880

Est. birth

Birthplace

Relation

 

Approx age

Albert Grannell

James and Mary Grannell,

Hume, Huron, MI

1869

Michigan

Son

11

Charles Grannell

James and Mary Grannell,

Hume, Huron, MI

1876

Michigan

Son

4

James Grannell

Mary Grannell

Hume, Huron, MI

1834

Wexford

Self

46

John Grannell

James and Mary Grannell,

Hume, Huron, MI

1865

Michigan

Son

15

Mary Grannell

James Grannell

Hume, Huron, MI

1840

Wexford

Wife

40

Mary A Grannell

James and Mary Grannell,

Hume, Huron, MI

1871

Michigan

Daughter

9

Richard Grannell

James and Mary Grannell,

Hume, Huron, MI

1868

Michigan

Son

12

William Grannell

James and Mary Grannell,

Hume, Huron, MI

1874

Michigan

Son

6

 

 

Edward Grannell of Ballianacoolamore, Co. Wexford[3]

 

These are the descendants of Edward Grannell of Ballinacoolamore, Ardcolm, Wexford, Ireland. Edward was married in Blackwater, Co. Wexford to Mary Ann Cunningham on the 22nd December 1831. They had 8 children, James b.1st February 1832, Matthew, Nicholas, Margaret, Thomas, Catherine, Margaret, and Mary b. 15th July 1846.

 

They emigrated to Greenwick, Huron County, Ontario, Canada in 1853. The family afterwards moved to Port Austin, Michigan. Their son James married Mary Doyle. Mary Doyle was born on the 6th December 1838 to Andrew and Catherine Doyle. The eldest son was John Edward Grannell born in Port Austin on the 11th August 1864. He married Sophia Weaver (was Weber, German name). John Edward died on the 2nd September 1945. His son James Grannell is living today in Elkton, Huron County, Michigan.

 

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South Carolina

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Parent or Spouse

Home in 1880

Est. birth

Birthplace

Relation

 

Approx age

Charles Grannell

John and Comba Grannell,

Saint James Santee, Charleston, SC

1880

South Carolina

Son

infant

Comba Grannell

John Grannell

Saint James Santee, Charleston, SC

1851

South Carolina

Wife

29

Jack Grannell

John and Comba Grannell,

Saint James Santee, Charleston, SC

1871

South Carolina

Son

9

John Grannell

Comba Grannell

Saint James Santee, Charleston, SC

1852

South Carolina

Self

28

Julia Grannell

John and Comba Grannell,

Saint James Santee, Charleston, SC

1875

South Carolina

Daughter

5

Mary Ann Grannell

John and Comba Grannell,

Saint James Santee, Charleston, SC

1873

South Carolina

Daughter

7

Venus Grannell

John and Comba Grannell,

Saint James Santee, Charleston, SC

1877

South Carolina

Daughter

3

 

 

No information to date.

 

 

 

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[1] A Genealogical and Historical study of the Grannell Family, A.P. Grannell, unpublished. In 1968 Andrew Grannell received a copy of a study by Guy Grannell (1937) of the Thomas Grannell (Enniscorty) branch.

[2] Griffiths Valuation of Tenements, Wexford 1853. 

[3] Ibid