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Author Topic: Ramsheg/Wallace OBriens
jord

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Post Ramsheg/Wallace OBriens
on: March 5, 2012, 21:23

Hello,

I am descended from the O'Briens of the Wallace area. My four-greats-grandfather John O'Brien (1789-1844) is buried in the St. John's United Church Cemetery in Wallace as is my three-greats-grandfather Joseph O'Brien (1813-1882). John was married to a Mary Margaret (1791-1882, maiden name unknown) whose grave says she was born in Quebec - it is unclear to me whether this would mean Quebec City or anywhere in Quebec.

I am interested in John and Mary's routes. I assume (but have no proof) that John is the son of either Luke or Miles O'Brien, soldiers of the Royal American Fencibles Regiment who were stationed at Fort Cumberland during the American Revolution and then granted land in Ramsheg (now Wallace).

While I don't have much to go on on Mary, I assume her living to 91 would have been noteworthy in her time so perhaps there was a news article at the time of her passing?

Any assistance in where I might be able to find information on this pair would be appreciated.

sahill
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Post Re: Ramsheg/Wallace OBriens
on: March 8, 2012, 22:50

Mary Margaret (Gaudette) O'Brien Legget's gravestone states she died in 1870. Her death record which will provide her maiden name and her father's name can be found at http://www.novascotiagenealogy.com if you search for Mary Margaret Legget.

I would suggest you check the Gaudet page at this website: http://www.umoncton.ca/umcm-ceaac/node/55 to read more up on that Acadian family, where some members did go to Quebec after the Expulsion of the Acadians.

Sorry I don't know anything further on the O'Brien family origins at this time.

Good luck,

Susan

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