Johanna Murnane

F, b. 12 July 1819, d. 16 November 1902
Father*James Murnane b. c 1778
Mother*Catherine Mary Flinn
ChartsThomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Box)
Thomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Last Edited9 May 2016
     Johanna Murnane was born on 12 July 1819 in Dromcomogue in the Parish of Emly, County Limerick.1 She married Darby O'Dea, son of Thomas O'Dea and Ellen _____, on 6 November 1841 in St. Ailbe's Church, Emly, County Tipperary; The couple were married "in the presence of" James Murnane (Johanna's brother), Patrick Murnane, Johanna's brotyher and his wife Hannah Adams.2 Johanna Murnane died on 16 November 1902 in Marshall County, Illinois, at age 83. She was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Camp Grove, Stark County, Illinois.3
     She emigrated with Darby O'Dea on 10 April 1848 from Galway; Darby and his family imigrated on the bark Barbara. The following information on the Barbara is given in the annual volumes of "Lloyd's Register of Shipping" for 1846/47 - 1849/50: master: [James] Mackay; owner: Persse & Co; port of registry, Galway; port of survey, Liverpool; destined voyage, New Orleans. The Barbara is last listed in "Lloyd's Register" for 1849/50; no reference to a wreck or other casualty is posted against the entry, so I do not know whether her removal from the "Register" is an indication she was no longer in service, or that she had been sold to other owners, either British or foreign, [who] chose not to continue her registration with Lloyd's.4 Johanna Murnane immigrated with Darby O'Dea on 11 May 1848 to New York, New York.5,6


Darby O'Dea b. c 1810, d. 18 Feb 1882


  1. [S15] St. Ailbe's Church, Church Records for St. Ailbe's Church, Witnesses to the baptism were John Kelly and Margaret Keane.
  2. [S15] St. Ailbe's Church, Church Records for St. Ailbe's Church.
  3. [S14] Darby Day, Index of Cemetery, October 23, 1956 Dennis Day Files.
  4. [S9] For the Flourishing City of New York, The date of imigration is calculated from the date of arrival and the New York Herald indicating that the journey had taken 32 days.
  5. [S7] Darby Day Ship Manifest, by unknown photographer, Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2001.Original data: Famine Irish Entry Project, 1846-1851. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
  6. [S8] Arrivals, "British Bark Barbara. Mackey. Galway, Ire. 32 days in ballast and 250 passengers, to Pierce & Brooks."
  7. [S38] Kilteely Catholic Church, Church Records for Kilteely Catholic Church.