Posted By:A O'Brien
Subject:Re: O'Briens, County Armagh, N. Ireland
Post Date:May 05, 2003 at 16:34:38
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Forum:O'Brien Family Genealogy Forum
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Thank you for your reply.

I was interested to know where your Thomas came from because I saw that he had a son Owen O'Brien.

This name is very popular in my branch of the O'Brien family (who came from County Armagh).
I have been searching the Internet to see if I could find any connections and I was interested to see that most Owen O'Brien's that I found came from around the same area of the North of Ireland - Counties Armagh, Monaghan, Louth and Cavan.
I think there might be a connection between these.
The name Thomas is also features in my O'Brien tree.

Here is the information that I have on my branch -

1.Owen O'Brien married Mary McAllister about 1800.
Owen O'Brien >>2
Michael O'Brien
John O'Brien

2. Owen O'Brien married Bridget Finnegan
about 1830. Owen and Bridget both buried at Drumintee, County Armagh.

Michael O'Brien born 1833, Drumintee near Newry, County Armagh - married in Australia.
John Joseph O'Brien - married in Australia
Thomas O'Brien - married in Australia.
Margaret Bridget O'Brien - married in Australia.
Mary O'Brien - remained in Ireland, married.
Hugh O'Brien - remained in Ireland, married, buried Drumintee.

Michael O'Brien was my GG Grandpa. I am descended from his son Owen.

I have the beginnings of a family tree web page which contains a little more information.

Hope we can find a connection.

A. O'Brien, Australia