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Joe O'Brien (#47516343)
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Bio Photo Of primary interest to me are the grave locations and memorials of the descendants of my great grandfather Dennis O’Brien who landed in New York from Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny in Ireland on 27 April 1851. He settled in the Williamsburg, Massachusetts area and died in 1887. Although he and my great grandmother also from Kilkenny are said to be buried in Northampton – most likely St. Mary’s Cemetery on Elm Street – no stones have been found (yet). Many of Dennis O’Brien's descendants can be found all over the country, but most in Massachusetts and in northern Ohio.

The extended Mayo-origin Durkin family is also of intense interest beginning with Martin (# 70295671) who came to Cleveland, Ohio in 1888.

Morrisseys in the St. Croix and Polk County areas of Wisconsin are also a keen object of my research. Patrick Uriah Morrissey first came to the area in the 1870's and left many descendants who are now buried in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

However, I love to add names and info to cemeteries whenever I come across good, reliable information and references, and am so pleased if it helps others to do so.

Anything I have up is free to be copied at will.

Thanks to all who have helped me these past few years!

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Messages left for Joe O'Brien (66)[Leave Message]
RE: #s 49730448 - 49991671 Lovetts
You're very welcome. It was an honor to take the pictures for you.

Added by TFJ on Aug 13, 2016 10:03 PM
Michael Stanley Klimczak
RE: John # 166315659
Actually, that was Brenda, contributor 48193983. Not me.
Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Jul 31, 2016 6:58 PM
James Richardson
I looked at the burial records and James Richardson isn't buried in the Baldwin cemetery. There is a Ida Richardson buried there, would that be any relation to you? The burial records were updated last summer. I can go look for Ida's grave and see I'd James is buried around Ida's grave if you would like. I live near the cemetery so no problem.
Added by Milissa on Jul 28, 2016 8:20 AM
RE: # 136912037 Eddie Jones
Hi Joe, The Jones' are in Acacia and I don't get there that often. I've already taken my "family" photos in that cemetery, so when I go I just start in a section and snap the photos.

But, in general, when I go to take photos I try to photo family's. So if there was a Jones near Eddie I probably would have taken it. Also in Acacia, none of the markers are flush with the ground so, not too many are sunken.

Sorry I can't be of more help.
Added by bhd on Jul 13, 2016 6:43 AM
RE: Mary # 154171069
You're welcome!
Added by psc on Jul 09, 2016 12:17 PM
RE: Berestkas
You're very welcome and I've added my photos to the two other memorials you created. I appreciate your nice message and am glad I could be of help to you!
Added by psc on Jun 26, 2016 6:09 PM
Ed M
RE: 154788545
My pleasure Joe!
Added by Ed M on May 31, 2016 6:36 PM
Bruce Shappy
Laura Jane O'Brien Fahey
Joe, I've posted two Headstone photos to Mem#113654106 but am not sure if they are correct (note the birth date. Feel free to remove them if you wish.
Added by Bruce Shappy on May 24, 2016 9:56 AM
RE: Frank D.157839040

Glad to help.

Added by Linda on May 17, 2016 8:04 AM
Robert Augustus Taylor
Hi Joe,

You might be interested to know, there is now a photo on the memorial page for Robert Augustus Taylor.

Added by Mac on May 08, 2016 8:37 PM
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