The 1880 Census shows Adam Brians in San Luis Obispo County and we have land records showing a homestead in San Luis Obispo in 1893.
I'm going to go back to the LDS Library in Sacramento in the next couple of weeks and see what additional information I can find there and will update you. Thanks ever so much as I do believe these people are connected. My husband's mother was a Brians (Obadiah's daughter). I'll forward whatever information I collect. betty