Darby O'Dea

M, b. circa 1810, d. 18 February 1882
Father*Thomas O'Dea b. c 1789, d. b 1840
Mother*Ellen _____
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     Darby O'Dea was born circa 1810 in County Limerick. He married Johanna Murnane, daughter of James Murnane and Catherine Mary Flinn, 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.1 Darby O'Dea died on 18 February 1882 in Camp Grove, Stark County, Illinois. He was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Camp Grove, Stark County, Illinois.2
     He was a godparent at the baptism of Catherine Bartley in September 1823 in Kilteely and Dromkeen in the Parish of Kilteely, County Limerick; Godparents were Darby O'Dea and Bridget O'Dea.3 Darby O'Dea witnessed the marriage of Timothy Dorsey and Ellen O'Dea on 14 February 1847 in County Limerick.3 Darby O'Dea emigrated on 10 April 1848 from Galway on the Bark Barbara; 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 He immigrated on 11 May 1848 to New York, New York.5,6


Johanna Murnane b. 12 Jul 1819, d. 16 Nov 1902


  1. [S15] St. Ailbe's Church, Church Records for St. Ailbe's Church.
  2. [S14] Darby Day, Index of Cemetery, October 23, 1956 Dennis Day Files.
  3. [S38] Kilteely Catholic Church, Church Records for Kilteely Catholic Church.
  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: Ancestry.com 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."