Ellen O'Dea

F, b. January 1816, d. 18 April 1904
Father*Thomas O'Dea b. c 1789, d. b 1840
Mother*Ellen _____
ChartsThomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Box)
Thomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Last Edited27 Feb 2016
     Ellen O'Dea was born in January 1816 in County Limerick; Although the census records show a variety of dates for her birth, the 1860 Federal Census estimates her birth date as 1820. In addition, her tombstone indicates that she was born in 1816. Because she appears to have been born last, this leads to the suggestion that she may have had a younger sister Ellen, born circa 1798 and who died.1,2 She married Timothy Dorsey, son of Patrick Dorsey and Ellen O'Brien, on 14 February 1847 in County Limerick.3 Ellen O'Dea died on 18 April 1904 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, at age 88.2 She was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Henry, Marshall County, Illinois.2
     She immigrated with Timothy Dorsey on 2 July 1849 in 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.4 Ellen O'Dea purchased land in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois on 1 May 1857. Both Ellen and Darby purchase land on the same street on the same day.5


Timothy Dorsey b. May 1809, d. 8 Sep 1854


  1. [S69] June 4, 1900 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: 328; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 44; FHL microfilm: 1240328.
  2. [S74] Ellen Dorsey Cemetery Marker.
  3. [S38] Kilteely Catholic Church, Church Records for Kilteely Catholic Church.
  4. [S100] National Archives Microfilm Publication Passenger List, by Ancestry.com, M237; Microfilm Roll: M237_80; Line: 42; List Number: 862.
  5. [S10] County Clerk's Office, Vital Records Marshall County, Lot 24, Robert Davis and wife to Ellen Dorsey, 5/1/1857, bk. 87, p. 388; Lot 24, Benjamin S. Eldridge and wife to Ellen Dorsey, 2/15/1870, bk. 87, p. 389.
  6. [S1] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/…