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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [Irish in Chicago] looking for Dacey
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 01:39:57 -0500
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I found something in the 1860 census about which I am curious:

There is a Timothy "Dasy" with a daughter "Allace" in Chicago Ward 6.

What is the same or similar to your Timothy Dacey is:

first name Timothy is the same
Timothy is born in Ireland-same as your Timothy
Surname Dasy "sounds" exactly the same as your Dacey
daughter "Allace" 's name "sounds" exactly the same as your Alice
he is in Chicago a little while before a Timothy Dacey signs up for
the Civil War and that may be your Timothy?
This Allace's age is very close to your Alice's age. could be off by
6-12mos. That's common.

What is different is this Timothy is age 40, we think yours would be
abt 30 at this time.
This Timothy's wife is Ellen, not Ann.

What do you think?

How solid is your info on Ann's first name? Is it possible she was
Ellen Ann or Ann Ellen?



On Apr 2, 2006, at 3:30 PM, wrote:

> I am still looking for information on TImothy Patrick Dacey who was
> in the
> Chicago area by about 1850 and Ann Ryan. They had my great-
> grandmother in
> 1854, christened at St, Patrick's (?) in LaSalle. She was in an
> orphanage in
> her teens and was hired out at about age 16 to a family. I can
> find her with
> the family in 1870. Her name was Alice Lavinia Dacey. It seems that
> orphanage records were destroyed in the Chicago fire. We can find
> out nothing about
> her parents. I am not sure that they were married. I find a
> Dennis Ryan in
> the census for Cook County and for some reason I'm inclined to
> think that was
> Ann Ryan's brother, but no proof. I am wondering if she died
> either in
> childbirth or soon after, but have no idea how to search for her
> death in the
> 1850s or early 60s. Timothy Dacey signed on for the Union Army,
> but turned
> around and deserted quickly and that's the last heard of him.
> Alice married my
> great-grandfather in Chicago when she was 17 and at some point
> moved to St.
> Joseph, Missouri. As far as we know, she had no siblings.
> If anyone has suggestions or information, I'd be very happy to hear
> as this
> has been a stumbling block for many, many years.
> Thanks in advance,
> Kathy Wright
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