Ellen Day

F, b. August 8, 1843, d. January 1, 1933
Father*Darby Day b. circa 1805, d. February 18, 1882
Mother*Johanna Murnane b. July 12, 1819, d. November 16, 1902
James and Ellen Day O'Brien
     Ellen Day was born on August 8, 1843 in Milltown in the Parish of Aglishcormick, County Limerick. Ellen's godparents were Patrick Murnane and Catherine Bartley.1 She was the daughter of Darby Day and Johanna Murnane. Ellen Day married James O'Brien, son of Cornelius O'Brien and Margaret Flynn, on February 9, 1861 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois. Winesses were Thomas Murnane and Mary Day.2,3 Ellen Day died on January 1, 1933 in Scranton Township, Scranton, Greene County, Iowa, at age 89. She was buried in Scranton Township Cemetery, Greene County, Iowa.4
     She emigrated with Darby Day and Johanna Murnane on April 10, 1848 from Galway, County Galway.5 Ellen Day immigrated with Darby Day on May 11, 1848 to New York, New York. Note that the O'Dea surname was changed to Day almost immediately.6,7

Children of Ellen Day and James O'Brien

Residence

September 1, 18501850 Federal CensusMinden, Montgomery County, New York8
1854It's possible that several families, seventeen people in all, made this trip together to Illinois and that it may have been made in two steps: the first step was to gather in Buffalo, New York, and then to set out from there: Darby and his family, Darby's sister's family (Bridget and Timothy Dorsey), Johanna's uncle's family (Patrick and Ann Murnane), and Johann's step-sister, Margaret.Henry, Marshall County, Illinois
July 3, 18651865 State Census: Darby's family is not listed by name in the census record and are inferred by age here.Henry, Marshall County, Illinois9
August 20, 18701870 Federal CensusSenachwine Township, Putnam County, Illinois10
June 15, 18801880 Federal CensusSaratoga Township, Marshall County, Illinois11
June 5, 19001900 Federal CensusWillow Township, Greene County, Iowa12
January 1, 19051905 State CensusWillow Township, Greene County, Iowa13
April 29, 19101910 Federal CensusWillow Township, Greene County, Iowa14
March 15, 19201920 Federal CensusScranton Township, Scranton, Greene County, Iowa15
January 1, 19251925 State CensusScranton Township, Scranton, Greene County, Iowa16
April 3, 19301930 Federal CensusScranton Township, Scranton, Greene County, Iowa17
ChartsPater Familias O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Thomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Last Edited3 Dec 2021

Citations

  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 Catholic Church, Church Records for St. Mary'Catholic Church.
  4. [S214] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, (accessed 26 January 2021), memorial page for Ellen C Day O'Brien (8 Aug 1843–1 Jan 1933), Find a Grave Memorial no. 23238607, citing Scranton Township Cemetery, Scranton, Greene County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Betty (contributor 46527014).
  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: Ancestry.com 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." 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.
  8. [S4] September 1, 1850 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: 533; Page: 247b.
  9. [S3] July 3, 1865 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Archive Collection Number: 103.010; Roll Number: 2182; Line: 3.
  10. [S23] August 20, 1870 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: M593_271; Page: 191B; Image: 388; Family History Library Film: 545770.
  11. [S434] June 15, 1880 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: 234; Page: 285B; Enumeration District: 142.
  12. [S26] June 5, 1900 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: 433; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 89; FHL microfilm: 1240433.
  13. [S28] January 1, 1905 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest.
  14. [S27] April 29, 1910 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: T624_403; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0107; Image: 1456; FHL microfilm: 1374416.
  15. [S466] February 15, 1920 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: T625_491; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 117.
  16. [S21] January 1, 1925 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest.
  17. [S33] April 3, 1930 Census Record, Provo, Utah.