Ellen O'Dea

F, b. 8 August 1843, d. 1 January 1933
Father*Darby O'Dea b. c 1810, d. 18 Feb 1882
Mother*Johanna Murnane b. 12 Jul 1819, d. 16 Nov 1902
ChartsThomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Box)
Thomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Last Edited3 Mar 2014
     Ellen O'Dea was born on 8 August 1843 in Milltown in the Parish of Aglishcormick, County Limerick; Ellen's godparents were Patrick Murnane and Catherine Bartley.1 She married James O'Brien on 9 February 1861 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois; Winesses were Thomas Murnane and Mary Day.2,3 Ellen O'Dea died on 1 January 1933 in Scranton, Greene County, Iowa, at age 89.
     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 Ellen O'Dea immigrated with Darby O'Dea on 11 May 1848 to New York, New York.5,6


James O'Brien b. 24 Jun 1837, d. 19 Nov 1914


  1. [S38] Kilteely Catholic Church, Church Records for Kilteely Catholic Church.
  2. [S10] County Clerk's Office, Vital Records Marshall County.
  3. [S134] St. Mary's Catholic Church, Church Records for St. Mary's 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."