Mary Agnes Day1

F, b. December 5, 1845, d. April 18, 1884
Father*Darby Day1 b. circa 1805, d. February 18, 1882
Mother*Johanna Murnane1 b. July 12, 1819, d. November 16, 1902
     Mary Agnes Day was born on December 5, 1845 in Milltown in the Parish of Aglishcormick, County Limerick. Mary's godparents were Thomas Bartley and Mary Murnane.1 She was the daughter of Darby Day and Johanna Murnane.1 Mary Agnes Day married David Hickey, son of James Hickey and Hanora _____, on November 13, 1866 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois. Witnesses were Thomas Brown and Helena Darsey.2,3 Mary Agnes Day died on April 18, 1884 in Marshall County, Illinois, at age 38.4 She was buried in St. Patrick Cemetery, Marshall County, Illinois.5,4
     She emigrated with Darby Day and Johanna Murnane on April 10, 1848 from Galway, County Galway.6 Mary Agnes 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.7,8 Mary Agnes Day witnessed the marriage of James O'Brien and Ellen Day on February 9, 1861 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois. Winesses were Thomas Murnane and Mary Day.2,3 Mary Agnes Day was confirmed in June, 1863 in St. Mary Church, Henry, Marshall County, Illinois.9

Children of Mary Agnes Day and David Hickey

ChartsPater Familias O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Thomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Last Edited31 Jan 2021


  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, (accessed 27 January 2021), memorial page for Mary Anna Day Hickey (12 May 1845–18 Apr 1882), Find a Grave Memorial no. 137839111, citing Saint Patrick Cemetery, Marshall County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Stephen Cantrell (contributor 48212706).
  5. [S14] Darby Day, Index of Cemetery, October 23, 1956 Dennis Day Files.
  6. [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.
  7. [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.
  8. [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.
  9. [S83] Jean Strange Davis, Heilige Marien Kirche: A History of St. Mary's Parish, Henry, IL.
  10. [S4] September 1, 1850 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: 533; Page: 247b.
  11. [S324] June 6, 1870 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: M593_254; Page: 452A; Family History Library Film: 545753.
  12. [S325] June 4, 1880 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: 234; Page: 277B; Enumeration District: 142.