My gggrandparents were John David OBRIEN(1838-1915) who married Annastatia SHEA(1840-1914). jD arrived in 1847 and Annastatia in 1857, from Ireland, and they were married in NYC in 1860 & died and are buried in Douglas, Wyoming. They had numerous (16) children: ** I do have additional information on JD and his military career which spans from 1852 to 1899 and some of his children if anyone is interested.
Seeking information concerning their lives & parents prior to 1860.
Known: JD's father was DAVID OBRIEN born in Kildare, Ireland as was his wife, MARY DUNN, circa 1808. They had nine sons, names unknown, except John David was the youngest. David, a marine engineer aboard the RMSS Hindustan, died off the Cape of Good Hope in 1841. Mary brought her nine sons to NYC in 1847. She died in NYC in 1895. She may have worked as a domestic.
Annastatia's parents may have been John SHEA and Mary HALLY, however I have no proof.