Johanna Murnane

F, b. July 12, 1819, d. November 16, 1902
Father*James Murnane b. circa 1778
Mother*Catherine Mary Flinn
Johanna Murnane Day
     Johanna Murnane was born on July 12, 1819 in Dromcomogue in the Parish of Emly, County Limerick. Witnesses were John Kelly andMargaret Keane.1,2 She was the daughter of James Murnane and Catherine Mary Flinn. Johanna Murnane married Darby Day, son of Thomas O'Dea and Ellen _____, on February 6, 1842 in St. Ailbe Church, Emly, County Tipperary. The couple were married "in the presence of" James Murnane (Johanna's brother), Patrick Murnane, Johanna's brother and his wife Hannah Adams.3 Johanna Murnane died on November 16, 1902 in Marshall County, Illinois, at age 83.4 She was buried in St. Patrick Cemetery, Marshall County, Illinois.5,4
     She and Darby Day emigrated on April 10, 1848 from Galway, County Galway.6 Johanna Murnane 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 Johanna Murnane witnessed the birth of Cornelius O'Brien on August 7, 1864 in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois. Godparents were Johanna Day and Mrs. Johanna O'Brien.9

Children of Johanna Murnane and Darby Day


September 1, 1850Minden, Montgomery County, New York10
June 4, 1860Henry, Marshall County, Illinois11
July 3, 1865Darby's family is not listed by name in the census record and are inferred by age here.Henry, Marshall County, Illinois12
July 14, 1870Saratoga Township, Marshall County, Illinois13
June 8, 1880Valley Township, Stark County, Illinois14
June 23, 1900Valley Township, Stark County, Illinois15
ChartsPater Familias O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Thomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Last Edited31 Jan 2021


  1. [S15] St. Ailbe Church, Church Records for St. Ailbe Church, Witnesses to the baptism were John Kelly and Margaret Keane.
  2. [S162] Roots Ireland and, online and,
  3. [S15] St. Ailbe Church, Church Records for St. Ailbe Church.
  4. [S214] Find a Grave, online, (accessed 22 January 2021), memorial page for Johanna S. Murnane Day (16 May 1818–16 Nov 1902), Find a Grave Memorial no. 53340144, 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. [S134] St. Mary Catholic Church, Church Records for St. Mary'Catholic Church.
  10. [S4] September 1, 1850 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: 533; Page: 247b.
  11. [S6] June 4, 1860 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Page: 30; Family History Library Film: 803210.
  12. [S3] July 3, 1865 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Archive Collection Number: 103.010; Roll Number: 2182; Line: 3.
  13. [S5] June 14, 1870 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: M593_254; Page: 451B; Family History Library Film: 545753.
  14. [S19] June 8, 1880 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: 252; Page: 458C; Enumeration District: 282.
  15. [S20] June 23, 1900 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0136; FHL microfilm: 1240345.
  16. [S38] Kilteely Catholic Church, Church Records for Kilteely Catholic Church.