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Subject: Re: [Irish in Chicago] Another Posting Names
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 19:04:17 EDT
That's the Civil War record I've been told belongs to our Timothy. It was
about that time that my great-grandmother was left in an orphanage which is
why we think that her mother must have died. Her marriage license reads that
Dennis Ryan was a witness so we have to tie him in somehow as a relative.
What happened to her father? That's the mystery (really both parents!)
In a message dated 4/3/06 1:31:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
That's certainly believable. To have fought in that tragic horrid
war, who would want to wait around for paper work.
Thank for your input Susan.
On Apr 3, 2006, at 12:24 AM, wrote:
> A civil war expert told me that many of the civil war "deserters"
> were actually tired soldiers who just wanted to see their families
> and did not want to wait for the red tape of getting the mustering
> out papers.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nan Brennan <>
> Sent: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 22:48:17 -0500
> Subject: Re: [Irish in Chicago] Another Posting Names
> You said you knew that your Timothy Dacey was a deserter in the
> Civil War.
> The Illinois Civil War Detail REport has a Timothy Dacey that
> joined on Aug 8, 1862
> mustered in on Sept 15 and then deserted on Sept 21 1862.
> This report says he signed up in CHICAGO, was 30 years old (b abt
> 1832) and was born in Ireland.
> Report indicates he was married and a laborer.
> Is this your Timothy Dacey?
> 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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