Timothy Dorsey

M, b. May 1809, d. 8 September 1854
Father*Patrick Dorsey
Mother*Ellen O'Brien
ChartsThomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Box)
Thomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Last Edited27 Feb 2016
     Timothy Dorsey was born in May 1809 in County Limerick.1 He married Margaret Lafin circa 1832 in County Limerick.2 Timothy Dorsey married Ellen O'Dea, daughter of Thomas O'Dea and Ellen _____, on 14 February 1847 in County Limerick.3 Timothy Dorsey died on 8 September 1854 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, at age 45.1 He was buried in The Old Henry Cemetery, Henry, Marshall County, Illinois; On November 5, 1925, vandals struck the Old Catholic Cemetery at Henry, Illinois. Among the many stones tipped or shattered was that of Timothy Dorsey (d. 1854). (The Henry News Republican, November 5, 1925).1,4
     He immigrated on 2 July 1849 to New York, New York; Timothy and Ellen Dorsey arrived in New York on the Ivanhoe. No children are listed in the manifest. The name is listed as Dacey in the index.5

Family 1

Margaret Lafin d. c 1840

Family 2

Ellen O'Dea b. Jan 1816, d. 18 Apr 1904


  1. [S42] The Old Catholic Cemetery, Henry Illinois, online http://genealogytrails.com/ill/marshall/OldCatholicCemetery/…
  2. [S51] Minnesota, Death Records, 1866-1916, online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://…, Son Patrick's death record identifies his mother's maiden name: LDS: Volume/page/certificate number: CN 314, film number: 1499028, digital folder number: 4225024, image number: 338.
  3. [S38] Kilteely Catholic Church, Church Records for Kilteely Catholic Church.
  4. [S83] Jean Strange Davis, Heilige Marien Kirche: A History of St. Mary's Parish, Henry, IL, p. 83.
  5. [S100] National Archives Microfilm Publication Passenger List, by Ancestry.com, M237; Microfilm Roll: M237_80; Line: 42; List Number: 862.
  6. [S1] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/…