Category Archives: O’Brien
There are lots of “first” things in genealogy and “First” was the prompt for the week of January 1 this year. Guess I’m a bit behind. Here we go with a bunch of first cousins.
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
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
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
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