Timothy Dorsey

M, b. May 1809, d. 8 September 1854
Father*Patrick Dorsey
Mother*Ellen O'Brien
Last Edited=5 Oct 2014
     Timothy Dorsey was born in May 1809 in County Limerick, Ireland.1 He married Margaret Lafin before 1833 in County Limerick, Ireland.2 Timothy Dorsey married Ellen O'Dea, daughter of Thomas O'Dea and Ellen _____, on 14 February 1847 in Kilteely and Dromkeen, County Limerick, Ireland; Witnesses at the marriage were Darby O'Dea and Thomas Bartley.3 Timothy Dorsey died on 8 September 1854 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, United States, at age 45.1 He was buried in The Old Henry Cemetery, Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, United States; On November 5, 1925, vandals struck the Old Catholic Cemetery at Henry, Illinois. Among the many stones tipped or shattered was that of Timothy Dorsey (d. 1854). (The Henry News Republican, November 5, 1925).1,4
     He immigrated on 2 July 1849 to New York, New York, United States; 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.5 He appeared on the census of 3 September 1850 in Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States.6

Family 1: Margaret Lafin d. c 1840

Family 2: Ellen O'Dea b. Jan 1816, d. 18 Apr 1904


  1. [S42] The Old Catholic Cemetery, Henry Illinois, online http://genealogytrails.com/ill/marshall/OldCatholicCemetery/…
  2. [S51] Minnesota, Death Records, 1866-1916, online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://…, LDS: volume/page/certificate number: CN 314, film number:     1499028, digital folder number: 4225024, image number: 338.
  3. [S162] Roots Ireland, online http://www.rootsireland.ie
  4. [S83] Jean Strange Davis, Heilige Marien Kirche: A History of St. Mary's Parish, Henry, IL, p. 83.
  5. [S100] National Archives Microfilm Publication Passenger List, by Ancestry.com, M237; Microfilm Roll: M237_80; Line: 42; List Number: 862.
  6. [S91] September 3, 1850 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States, Roll: M432_756; Page: 5A; Image: 254.