BRENAN:

William E. Brenan born c1788 in Dublin, Ireland, d. 27 Mar 1846 at Portland, NB, m. about 1826 probably in Onslow, Colchester County, NS, Rebecca Wiswell b. c1805 probably in Onslow, NS, died 31 Mar 1880 at Oromocto,NB, d/o Nathaniel Burch Wiswell and Elizabeth Lynds. The family moved from NS to NB in 1832 and settled in Portland (Saint John).

children:
1) Mary Brenan b. c1827 in Wallace, NS, d. 24 Apr 1887 in Saint John, m. 17 Jan 1850 at Portland, Henry S. Clark b. – , d. after 1891
2) Elizabeth Brenan b. 7 Aug 1831 in NS, d. 26 Jun 1914 at Saint John, m. 25 Oct 1852 Daniel Mullin b. c1831, d. after 1891. They had five children.
3) Dorothy L. Brenan born c1832 in NS, died after 1890 probably in Chicago, IL, m. 11 Nov 1850 in Saint John, Alexander Thompson born c1822, died 25 Dec 1882 in Saint John. They had five children.
4) Lydia Ann Wiswell Brenan born 15 Feb 1834 in Portland, d. Mar 1836
5) Lydia Ann Brenan b. 9 Dec 1835, d. after 1901 in Blissville, NB, m. 8 May 1873 Nathaniel W. Johnson born c1843 in Blissville, d. after 1891. They had one son.
6) William Edward Brenan b. 14 Jul 1838 at Portland, d. 11 Jan 1850 at Portland
7) Nathaniel Wiswell Brenan b. 18 Nov 1842 in Portland, d. 5 Nov 1912 in Saint John, m. 2 Jan 1873 Saint John, Charlotte Tilton Betts b. 1845 Saint John, d. 13 Aug 1907 at Glenwood, Kings County, NB, d/o Azor William Tryon Betts and Mary Bailey. They had twelve children.
8) Rebecca Brenan born 1 Apr 1843
9) Alexander Brenan. 

PANB:MC1/Brenan, 10 pages.