Margaret Elizabeth Dorsey

F, b. August, 1853
Father*Timothy Dorsey b. 1809, d. September 8, 1854
Mother*Ellen Day b. January, 1816, d. April 18, 1904
     Margaret Elizabeth Dorsey was born in August, 1853 in Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Timothy Dorsey and Ellen Day.
     Margaret Elizabeth Dorsey was confirmed in June, 1863 in St. Mary Church, Henry, Marshall County, Illinois.1 She witnessed the marriage of William Gannon and Ellen Marie Dorsey on November 22, 1871 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois. Witnesses at the wedding were William Dorsey and Margaret Dorsey, brother and sister of Ellen.2,3

Residence

1853It'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
June 3, 18601860 Federal CensusHenry, Marshall County, Illinois4
July 8, 18701870 Federal Census: Kate, Ellen and Maggie were living in a hotel in Henry and all three were listed as domestic servants. The record indicates that Margaret and Ellen were born in Pennsylvania.Henry, Marshall County, Illinois5
ChartsPater Familias O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Thomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Last Edited25 Jan 2021

Citations

  1. [S83] Jean Strange Davis, Heilige Marien Kirche: A History of St. Mary's Parish, Henry, IL, p. 14.
  2. [S72] Marshall County Illinois Marriages 1870 to 1879, online http://genealogytrails.com/ill/marshall/1870Marriages.html
  3. [S134] St. Mary Catholic Church, Church Records for St. Mary'Catholic Church.
  4. [S43] June 3, 1860 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: M653_210; Page: 42; Image: 41; Family History Library Film: 803210.
  5. [S432] July 8, 1870 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: M593_254; Page: 352B; Image: 170; Family History Library Film: 545753.