John Bartley

M, b. July 7, 1841, d. January 6, 1893
Father*Thomas Bartley b. January 6, 1798, d. June 18, 1873
Mother*Margaret Day b. circa 1800, d. November 18, 1855
     John Bartley was born on July 7, 1841 in County Limerick. John's godparents were John Dea and Margaret Bartley.1,2 He was the son of Thomas Bartley and Margaret Day. John Bartley died on January 6, 1893 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 51. The funeral book for Mount Auburn Cemetery lists a birth date of John Bartley as 1859. If this is accurate, then the John Bartley buried with Thomas and Margaret cannot be their son. If, on the other hand, there was a transcription error, then possibly this John may be their son after all. It is hard to imagine anyone but a family member being buried in the same grave as Thomas and Margaret.3 He was buried in Catholic Mount Auburn Cemetery, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3
     He immigrated with Thomas Bartley and Margaret Day on August 11, 1849 to Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The Bartley family arrived in Boston on the Sunbeam.4
ChartsPater Familias O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Thomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Last Edited6 Feb 2021


  1. [S38] Kilteely Catholic Church, Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915.
  2. [S162] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online,
  3. [S214] Find a Grave, online, (accessed 24 January 2021), memorial page for John Bartley (1859–6 Jan 1893), Find a Grave Memorial no. 91537106, citing Catholic Mount Auburn Cemetery, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Bill McEvoy (contributor 46902415) .
  4. [S391] National Archives Microfilm Publication Passenger List, by, The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Series Title: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, 1820-1891; Record Group Title: Records of the U.S. Customs Service; Record Group Number: 36; Series Number: M277; NARA Roll Number: 031.