Some of my Hourihan(e) ancestors from Tooreen, Caheragh, County Cork, Ireland, emigrated to the US and lived in the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara area. I have been able to track down three brothers of the four brothers - Lawrence (Laurence) Hourihan, b. about 1861, who married Mary Donovan. He was in Santa Barbara, Township 4 in the 1900 census, San Luis Obispo Huasna Precinct in the 1910 census, Branch Precinct in the 1920 census and Branch Precinct - Arroyo Grande Township in the 1930 census. His brother Michael, b. 1869/1870, married Margaret Hill. He was in Santa Barbara, Township 4 in the 1900 and 1910 census, Santa Barbara Santa Ynez Precinct in the 1920 and 1930 census. A third brother, Patrick Emmett Hourihan, married Lilly Ontiveros. The fourth brother, Thomas, (may have been in Alhambra, Contra Costa, in the 1900 census) apparently went to the San Diego area and I believe he returned to Ireland. Do you think there is any connection between your Lawrence Hourihan and this family?