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William O'Brien of Carlow
 Born
26d 12mo 1790 - Carlow, Co. Carlow, Ireland - [ s2170 ]
 Died
17d 2mo 1849 - Collins, Erie County, New York, United States of America - [ s2471 ]
 Buried
Hicksite Quaker Burial Ground, Collins, Erie County, New York, United States of America
 Father
Born 1738 - Died 11d 6mo 1817
 Mother
Born 13d 3mo 1748 - Died 7d 3mo 1815
 Spouse
Born 17d 9mo 1796 - Died 31d 7mo 1877
 Married
25d 2mo 1818 - Friends Meeting House, Grange, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, United Kingdom - [ s2311 ]
 Child 1
Born 4d 12mo 1818 - Died 3d 8mo 1895
 Child 2
Born 12d 8mo 1820 - Died 14d 12mo 1914
 Child 3
Born 7d 5mo 1822 - Died 23d 5mo 1856
 Child 4
Born About 1824 -
 Child 5
Born 12d 8mo 1826 - Died 20d 6mo 1847
 Child 6
Born 9d 5mo 1830 - Died 4d 2mo 1853
 Child 7
Born 28d 6mo 1832 - Died 27d 12mo 1852
 Child 8
Born 15d 4mo 1839 - Died 15d 3mo 1853
Ancestral View
GENERAL NOTES
Quaker Records Ireland - Birth Details
William O'Brien

Gender: Son
Date of Birth: 26d 12mo 1790
Place of Birth: Carlow
Parents: Daniel & Mary O'Brien
Residence: Carlow
Description of Father:
Registration Meeting: Carlow Meeting, Volume 1, Page 169
Notes:
[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.
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MARRIAGE NOTES
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
Notes:
[RFSS Jan 2012]
SOURCES
[ 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
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THEM  WILD  WOODS

The  Greeves,  O'Brien  and  Sinton  Letters

Edited by Bill Jackson

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