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From: Patrick R. Nelson, Ph.D.< >
Subject: Irish Immigration to Philadelphia
Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 07:58:15 -0400
I believe that my G-G-Grandfather, James O'DONNELL, immigrated to
Philadelphia sometime between 1850 and 1866. According to the passenger
and immigration lists index, there were 5 James O'Donnells who arrived
during that time. I'd appreciate any help from Philadelphia locals in
sorting this out. My James O'Donnell immigrated from Mullaghduff, Ireland.
He was born 1846. He may have arrived with his wife, Brigid, who later
died in Johnstown, PA. OR, he may have arrived with his father, John
O'Donnell and possibly his mother, Madge.
James enlisted in the U.S. Army at Johnstown. Brigid (nee Gallagher)
apparently had some sisters who remained in Pennsylvania : Annie Sharkey in
Johnstown and Mamey Sharkey in Harrisburg. James may have
I understand that information about immigrants to Philadelphia can be found in:
"Index to Records of Aliens' Declarations of Intentions and/or Oaths of
Allegiance, 1789-1880, in United States Circuit Court, United States
District Court, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Quarter Sessions Court,
Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia," vol. 9, Letter O, pp. 1-88. Does
anyone have access to this? I'd appreciate any help finding out when he
immigrated, on what ship, etc.
Thanks in advance.
Patrick R. Nelson, Ph.D.
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