Thomas O'Connor (writer)
When O'Connor first emigrated to the United States from County Roscommon in Ireland, he was associated with William Kernan (father of Francis Kernan) and others in establishing a settlement on a tract of 40,000 acres in Steuben County, New York. He eventually abandoned the enterprise, returned to New York City, and spent the rest of his life there. He devoted himself largely to literary pursuits, contributing to the journals, writing and publishing books, and editing various periodicals, including the Military Monitor, established in 1812, the Shamrock, and the Globe, founded in 1819.
- several pamphlets on Irish or Roman Catholic questions
- Selections from Several Literary Works (New York, 1821)
- The Inquisition examined by an Impartial Observer (1825).
His son, Charles (1804–1844) became a prominent lawyer and politician.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "O'Conor, Thomas". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.