About William O'brien
William O'Brien 1856-1910
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William was born in 1832 in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. He married Esther O’Brien (born 1830-died before the age of 50) and they had several children.
Their children were:
-Alexander McArthur-b. May 11, 1859 North Middleboro Cumberland Co.
-Sophie - (born 1859) Aunt Sofia left a substantial amount of money to the children of her brother Alexander (this would include Dora). Sofie lived almost directly across the Wallace River from her brother, Alexander’s homestead and remained there throughout her life.
-William Allen- (born 1861)
-John- (born 1863)
-Robert S. - (born 1869)
-Hattie- (born 1872)
William was a farmer all of his life. By the census 1881 William was just 49 and listed as a widower. His two sons Alexander and Allen are both listed as farmers in the 1881 census.