Mary Agnes O'Dea1

F, b. 14 May 1845, d. 18 April 1884
Father*Darby O'Dea1 b. c 1810, d. 18 Feb 1882
Mother*Johanna Murnane1 b. 12 Jul 1819, d. 16 Nov 1902
ChartsThomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Box)
Thomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Last Edited9 May 2016
     Mary Agnes O'Dea was born on 14 May 1845 in Milltown in the Parish of Aglishcormick, County Limerick; Mary's godparents were Thomas Bartley and Mary Murnane.1 She married David Hickey on 13 November 1866 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois; Witnesses were Thomas Brown and Helena Darsey.2,3 Mary Agnes O'Dea was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Camp Grove, Stark County, Illinois.4 She died on 18 April 1884 in Marshall County, Illinois, at age 38.
     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.5 Mary Agnes O'Dea immigrated with Darby O'Dea on 11 May 1848 to New York, New York.6,7 Mary Agnes O'Dea witnessed the marriage of James O'Brien and Ellen O'Dea on 9 February 1861 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois; Winesses were Thomas Murnane and Mary Day.2,3


David Hickey


  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. [S14] Darby Day, Index of Cemetery, October 23, 1956 Dennis Day Files.
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [S8] Arrivals, "British Bark Barbara. Mackey. Galway, Ire. 32 days in ballast and 250 passengers, to Pierce & Brooks."