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I am writing on behalf of my husband, Mark O'BRIEN (b. 1964, Ohio). He is a descendent of DAVERN/DAVERON and FLANAGAN/FLANNIGAN from Clonbur, Ballyveane, County Galway on his mother's side. 

1. His mother was Jane ROSS O'BRIEN (d. 2019, Cleveland, OH). Jane married Robert Emmett O'Brien (d. 1995) and they had 6 children: Kathleen, Margaret "Megg" (d. 2019), Hope, Therese "Terry" (d. 2021), Matthew and my husband Mark. 

2. Her mother was Marie FLANAGAN ROSS (b. 1903, d. 1986). She married William J. ROSS of Brooklyn, NY. In addition to Jane, they had David W. Ross (d. 2020).  

3. Her parents were Margaret "Maggie" KAVANAUGH DAVERN (b. Clonbur, 1871)and John Paul FLANAGAN (b. Ballynoona, 1863). Margaret emigrated to US in 1889. John Paul's mother Bridgett FLANAGAN also came to the US.

They had 8 children: John Paul, Jr., Thomas, Michael, Mark, Marie, Helen, Margaret and Joseph Bernard. 

4. The DAVERN/DAVERONs, parents of Margaret "Maggie" had 12 children: Bridgett, Ann, Katharine, Helen, Sarah (stayed in Ireland), Michael (stayed in Ireland), Margaret, Mary, and four others, names unknown. 

5. Michael DAVERON married Mary CORBETT and they had at least five children: Michael DAVERN, Bridgett DAVERN MORRIN, Mary DAVERN KENNEDY, Ellie DAVERN KAVANAUGH and Patrick DAVERN of Clonbur, Pittsburgh/Cleveland. (The DAVERON spelling was used by some, and others used DAVERN.)

Patrick DAVERN emigrated to US in the late 1940s. He married Birdie HOLIAN and they had 6 children. 

6. Patrick DAVERN was close to Mark's mother Jane ROSS O'BRIEN. They visited each other in Ohio and Clonbur. Patrick died in 2014 in Ohio. 

We are visiting Galway 28-30 June 2022 and would love to meet any of Mark's Irish family. His mother always talked fondly of her visits to Clonbur. Mark can be reached at  






Mrs. Mark O’Brien

Wednesday 22nd Jun 2022, 03:11AM

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