Nancy, I don't imagine you will receive this post as it's a comment on one you posted nine years ago, but I just found it this am. Three days ago, my cousin was able to locate our O'Brien ancestoral home as Mullingar through your ggrandfather James's Civil War record. Imagine my surprise when I went to this message board and found your entry. My gggrandparents are also Richard Brien and Elizabeth Toole. My ggrandfather was their son Richard. I grew up in their adopted Washington County, NY. I am paying 5 euros for each inquiry at the Co Westmeath genealogy site and it was nice to see your entry on this site that confirms I am looking at the correct ancestors and not off on the wrong track.