Timothy O'BRIEN and Catherine HURLEY
Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893
My ancestors Timothy and wife Catherine HURLEY O'BRIEN came from Ireland
around 1830 from County Cork and settled in Carleton County (formerly Bytown,
now Ottawa). they were catholic, and had a baby on the way to canada and called him
George. they went to notre dame in ottawa, where they baptized patrick, johnathan,
catherine, and bartholomew. they were there until about 1849 and moved to New york
when bartholomew died of typhus. they were in the hammond - ogdensburg area of
new york, USA, for a few years, then moved on to Marengo, Illinois, before their final
destination south of Greene, Iowa, about 1853. they are buried in coldwater township
at the old catholic church cemetery there. i am a descendent of patrick, who married a DOYLE girl.
His son timothy was my father's dad. I live in Waterloo, Iowa in
the usa. any info out there? I have been to ireland 3 times, but no luck in locating any
... Larry G. O'Brien
E-mail Allan Lewis
Note: This family may have been in Osgoode Township in 1861.
Patrick aged 42, Mary (DOYLE) aged 35, James 13, Margaret 12, Jane 11,
Mary 8, Bridget 5, and Bernard 4.