Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
St. Mary's Catholic Church Sesquicentennial Book
Peter O'Brien was born in Maryland, during the Revolutionary War, on April 4, 1776. It is said that Bryantown, Maryland, was named for the family. His wife, who was Elizabeth Moore, also descends from an old Charles County, Maryland family. Peter brought his family from Washington Co, Kentucky, to Daviess Co, Indiana and purchased landon Oct 27, 1827. They remained here the rest of their lives rearing a family consisting of Theresa, who married Thomas Queen; John J., who married Elizabeth Montgomery; Felix who never married; Mary Ann who married Charles Tewell; Susan M. who married twice, first to Thomas Summers and then to Andrew White; Jane who married George Burch; and Elizabeth, who married Lewis Schooley. Peter and Elizabeth Moore O'Brien are buried in the St. Mary's Church cemetery.
Contributed by: Shirley Platt