|Quaker Records Ireland - Birth Details
Date of Birth: 26d 12mo 1790
Place of Birth: Carlow
Parents: Daniel & Mary O'Brien
Description of Father:
Registration Meeting: Carlow Meeting, Volume 1, Page 169
[RFSS Jan 2012]
William and Anne decided to come to America in 1818. First to New York, then to Philadelphia where an Uncle Joseph Sinton was very kind to them. They then went to Buffalo, New York and ended up in Collins, New York. When the Quakers' split up in the U.S., they became Hicksite Quakers. William O'Brien was trained as a cabinet maker in a large estabishment in London, and was never really suited to be a farmer.
They were discriminated against because the "Know Nothing Party" thought all Irish were Catholics. When William died in 1849 of typhoid fever, Anne talked her sons into using the Sinton name because of "Uncle Sinton" and because no one knew it was Irish. Their sons changed their name officially in 1854.
It was to them that the old Irish letters were written. These letters were sent to Ronald Greeves early in the 1940's, who typed them and returned them to Colorado where the remaining ones now are. (Tutt Library, Colorado College, and Penrose Public Library, both in Colorado Springs).
Although they deal mostly with the Irish relations, the very difficult life Anne and William were leading is reflected in comments about their letters to Ireland. Their history and doings, and those of his descendants, are in the letters and a different file, names and odds and ends only in this file.
|Quaker Records Ireland - Marriage Details
Marriage of: William O'Brien and Anne Greeves
Date of Marriage: 25d 2mo 1818
Place of Marriage: Grange, Near Charlemont
Husband's Parents: Daniel & Mary O'Brien
Husband's Residence: Carlow
Description of His Father:
Wife's Parents: John & Margaret Greeves
Wife's Residence: Grange
Description of Her Father:
Reference: Grange Meeting, Volume 4, Page 3
[RFSS Jan 2012]
|[ s2170 ]||Birth Registration - Birth of William O'Brien to Daniel and Mary O'Brien on 26 December 1790 in Carlow, Co. Carlow, Ireland - Religious Society of Friends, Carlow Meeting, Volume 1, Page 169 - BR1790-26-12-WO|
|[ s2471 ]||Death Registration - Death of William O'Brien on 17 February 1849 in Collins, Erie County, New York, United States of America - Religious Society of Friends, New York Yearly Meeting, Volume 3.2, Page 30, ID 21835 - DR1849-17-02-WO|
|[ s2311 ]||Marriage Registration - Quaker Records Ireland - Marriage Details - Marriage of William O'Brien and Anne Greeves on 25 February 1818 in Friends Meeting House, Grange, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, United Kingdom - The Religious Society of Friends, Grange Meeting, Volume 4, Page 3 - MR1818-25-02-WO-AG|
THEM WILD WOODS
The Greeves, O'Brien and Sinton Letters
Edited by Bill Jackson
Now available online from the
Ulster Historical Foundation
Bill Jackson speaking at the Belfast Launch 19 Oct 2011
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