1. THOMAS1 O'BRIEN .
Ellis Island Passenger Manifest
23 Dec 1904
*John Downes 26 yrs of Cahermurphy, Kilmihil Parish, son of Owen Downes married Margaret Hehir 28 yrs widowed the daughter of John O'Brien Ballymackea, Mullagh, County Clare. Witnesses: Martin O'Brien and James Downes
Further research has show that Margaret O'Brien may have had children with her first husband.
The following baptism records
|Hehir||Mary||1854 June 17||Tromra||Hehir||John||O'Brien||Margaret||Murrihy, Patrick||Keane, Maria|
|Hehir||Anne||1859 Aug 29||Tromra||Hehir||John||O'Brien||Margaret||Morrissey, Patrick||Morrissey, Ellen|
|Hehir||Bridget||1865 April 8||Tromra||Hehir||John||O'Brien||Margaret||Haren, Patrick of Shanaway||O'Brien, Bridget of Killernan|
Another note is Mary Hehir married James Morrissey and lived in Tromra and had a large family. In the 1911 census, Mary O'Brien 12 years old was living with them. She may have been the daughter of Martin O'Brien and Margaret Downes.
O'Brien, Margaret 1 yrs. Female, Grand Daughter, Roman Catholic,
Kilmurry-Ibrickane, County Clare, Ireland. She married William Arthur Theodore Beutel (son of Friedrich Beutel and Dorothea Stier) on 06 Jun 1922 in Detroit, Wayne Co, Michigan, USA. He was born in Jan 1893 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. He died in 1952 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA.
ii. ELIZABETH BEUTEL (daughter of William Arthur Theodore Beutel and Julia O'Brien) was born about 1925.