Category Archives: O’Brien

The Revolutionary War Veteran

Though I have more than one ancestor who fought in the War for Independence, I’ve selected my 5th great-grandfather to fulfill this week’s prompt: Independence. Tillotson O’Brien The fourth child and second son of Laurence (1720-1812) and Frances (1725-?) O’Brien, … Continue reading

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My Grandmother

Since I’m named after my grandmother, this seemed like the time to write about her (this week’s prompt is “same name”). Besides my name, I got my coloring from my grandmother, and my crocheting ability. (If there’s anything else, someone … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Tree

The O’Brien Mess There were other families. People with surnames like Casey, Livingston, McDonald, and Terry. But Sarah Louise O’Brien and Bryant Lovin had eyes only for each other. Their parents may have tried to dissuade them. They probably shared … Continue reading

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The Old Home Church

Note: This week’s prompt is favorite name, but since my favorite name coincided with my favorite picture, I decided to write about… Uaine Lochan Say that three times fast! Back in 1854 no one could even say it once slowly, … Continue reading

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The Centenarian Plus

Sara Elizabeth McRae Aunt Sara survived all her siblings (and most of them lived a long time), her husband (by 61 years), and her daughter (by 8 years), living to the ripe old age of 106. (Longevity is this week’s … Continue reading

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