Andrew O'DEA

Andrew O'DEA3 (Unknown 1) was born in 1818 in City Cork, Cork, Munster, Ireland, died on 5 Jul 1883 in Crete, Saline, Nebraska, USA at age 65, and was buried on 18 Jul 1883 in Crete, Saline, Nebraska, USA (Riverside Cemetery).The cause of his death was drowning in the Blue River.2

Noted events in his life were:
• He has conflicting birth information of 1818 and County Cork, Ireland.2
• He worked like a black smith in Ireland before 1848.1
• Embarkation: Liverpool on 8 Sep 1848 to Stanton Island, New York, USA.
• He appeared on the census on 8 Aug 1850 in Dix, Chemung, New York, USA.8
• He appeared on the census on 12 Aug 1860 in Jefferson Township, Clark, Missouri, USA.9
• He worked in a Blacksmith shop about 1860 in Jefferson Township, Clark, Missouri, USA9
• He served in the Union Army in the Civil War on 23 Apr 1861 in Athens, Clark, Missouri, USA.10  He enlisted in First North East Missouri Horse Guards, then Company H of the 21st Regiment Missouri Volunteers on 17 Jun 1861. He was discharged 17 Sep 1879 to date 15 Apr 1865.)
• He worked in a Broom factory before 1880 in Crete, Saline, Nebraska, USA.1
• He appeared on the Cork Precinct census on 21 Jun 1880 in , Saline, Nebraska, USA.11
• He has conflicting death information of 4 Jul 1883 and Crete, Saline, Nebraska, USA.1, 2 Tuxedo Park west of town
• He has conflicting death information of 8 Jul 1883 and Crete, Saline, Nebraska, USA.2
• He has conflicting burial information of 18 Jul 1883 and Indianola, Red Willow, Nebraska, USA.1
• He has conflicting burial information of 7 Aug 1883 and Crete, Saline, Nebraska, USA.
• Burial Notes: Lone Grave by Veteran's Plot

General Notes: John G. O'Dea said father was from Northern Ireland.

Paul: 8 Sep 1848 Ships Index for Ship Name "Richard Alsop" manifest ID # 2992, Embarked Liverpool, England to Debarked New York, USA at age 24 with Daniel O'Dea, age 18 according to ship records. Purpose for travel was to stay in USA, not a citizen, traveled steerage. They landed at Staten Island New York.
Database: Irish Immigrants: New York Port Arrival Records, 1846-1851; January 29, 2005, 0:26 AM
Personal Information, Name: O Dea, Andrew, Age: 24, Gender: Male, Embarkation: Liverpool, Ship: Richard Alsop, Occupation: workman/woman, Passengers: 260, Residence: Unknown, Compartment: Steerage, Native Country: Ireland, Destination: USA, Literacy: Unknown, Arrival Date: 8 September 1848, Transit Type: Staying in the U.S.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Irish Immigrants: New York Port Arrival Records, 1846-1851. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001. Original data: Famine Irish Entry Project, 1846-1851 Electronic databases from the National Archives and Records Administration.

CD "Irish to America, 1846-1865": additional information:  Port of Debarkation: New York; Manifest ID Number: 2992; Purpose for Travel: Staying in USA, but not a citizen of USA

1850 United States Federal Census - Page: , State: New York, County: Chemung, City: Dix , Call Number/URL: , Enumeration Date: 8 Aug 1850, 1. Dwelling - houses #: 419, 2. Family #: 426, 3. Name: Andrew O Day, Description - 4. Age: 31, 5. Sex: M, 6. Color: W, 7. Profession: Blacksmith, 8. Living with Milo Ranbow, 9. Birth Place: Ireland

1860 United States Federal Census - Page: 204, State: Missouri, County: Clark, City: Jefferson Township, Post Office: Chambersburgh, Call Number/URL: FHL Film 1254755, National Archives Film T9-0755, Roll: M653_614; Image: 205, Enumeration Date: 12 Aug 1860, Line: 25, 1. Dwelling #: 1491, 2. Families #: 1472, 3. Name: Andrew Oday, Description - 4. Age: 32, 5. Sex: M, 6. Color: __ , 7. Profession: Blacksmith, 8. Value of Real Estate owned: 200, 9. Value of Personal Estate: 100, 10. Place of Birth: Ireland
Household Members: Name Age: Andrew Oday 32, Mary Oday 30, Catherne Oday 9, John Oday 7, Jas Oday 2.12

Paul: He enlisted in 1861, during Civil war, in the Army CO H 21 Reg. of Mo., at Canton, MO.  First North East Missouri Horse Guards, then Company H of the 21st Regiment Missouri Volunteers on 17 Jun 1861. He was discharged 17 Sep 1879 to date15 Apr 1865.
Source Information: National Park Service, U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online
<http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/>, acquired 2007. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: Andrew O'Day, Side: Union, Regiment State/Origin: Missouri, Regiment Name: Capt. Hackney's Co.(F), 1 N. E. Cavalry Reg't, Mo. H. G. Regiment Name Expanded: 1st Northeast Cavalry Regiment, Missouri Home Guard, COMPANY: F, Rank In: Private, Rank In Expanded: Private, Rank Out: Private, Rank Out Expanded: Private, Film Number: M390 roll 36
Source Information:
National Park Service, U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online

Paul: Daniel O'Dea came from Ireland, came to Chambersburg, Missouri in 1858.  His wife is Mary Kinney. He had a brother, Jeremiah. We think this is the Daniel O'Dea that is the brother of our Andrew O'Dea, who came to America on the ship, Richard Alsop, 08 Sept 1848. Andrew O'Dea was 24 and Daniel O'Dea was 18. The ship sailed from Liverpool. His brother Jeremiah fought in the Civil War, in Athens, Clark, Missouri, with our Andrew O'Dea. They both were wounded. Our Andrew O'Dea and wife Mary lived in Chambersburg, Missouri, also.

Dorothy: The family had migrated from New York through Ohio, Illinois to Missouri, Iowa, then either Seward or Butler County and later to Crete, Nebraska. They then moved on to a farm near Western, NE. The farm was in Saline County, Norfork Precinct, Section 4. They sold this farm to a Mr. Phillips and moved to a farm southwest of Exeter, Nebraska, Fillmore County 36-8-2 . He traded that for a farm in Red Willow County in 1980.
Andrew was imprisoned by the army. He supposedly or was accused of killing a man (a prisoner). He was later released. Mary went to his aide, taking one of the small children with her. Dorothy Turner/Cole has found no proof of this incident.  Mary received a pension until her death.

1880 United States Federal Census: State: Nebraska, County: Saline, City: Cork Precinct, Page: 32, line 39, E.D.: 213, Call Number/URL: FHL Film 1254755, National Archives Film T9-0755, Enumeration Date: Jun 21, 1880, Street: , House #: , 1. Dwelling #: 284, 2. Family #: 284, 3. Name: Andrew O Day, Personal Description: 4. Color: W, 5. Sex: M, 6. Age: 57, 8. Relationship: Self, Civil Condition - 10. Married, 13. Occupation: Farmer, 14. Numbers of months unemployed: checked, Person's Place of Birth: Ireland, 25. Father's Place of Birth: Ireland, 26. Mother's Place of Birth: Ireland
Household Members: Andrew O Day 57, Mary O Day 55

Dorothy: Had a Broom factory in Crete - it was west of the Blue River bridge as was their home.

John G. told Dorothy Turner Cole he was not an Orangeman, meaning he was not friendly toward the English. She has a map of Ireland showing the vicinity where family names are located, and O'Dea is in CORK.

WAR DEPARTMENT

 

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE

Washington __March 7, 1882__

Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions __Andrew O'Day__ Company __Brigade _ H_, __21__ Regiment __Mo.__Volunteers, was enrolled on the __17__day of __June__, 1861, at __Jefferson ?City? (Ofc.) Mo__for 3 years_ Returned prior to Sept 1862 not on file. Roll of Co from Jany 1, 1862 to April 3 of 62; 4 months muster and first on file reports him absent sick, sent to US Genl Hospital at Paducals April 17, 1862 Regt in action Aug 5, 1861 at Athens? Mo. {http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Athens_%281861%29 - The Battle of Athens was an American Civil War skirmish that took place in northeast Missouri  in 1861 near present Revere and southeast Iowa along the Des Moines River across from Croton (3 miles southeast of Farmington). The Union victory has the distinction of being the most northerly of Civil War Battles fought west of the Mississippi, and also of being the only such battle fought along the Iowa border.}
Roll May & June 1862 absent sick, Sent to Genl Hospital at Paducals April 17, 1862. Roll July & Aug 1862 present. Roll Sept & Oct 1862 absent sick, sent to Genl Hospital Corinth to Wife Sept 20, 1862, Roll Nov & Dec 1862 present, Roll Jany & Febry 1863 present in confinement for disobedience of orders. Roll Mch & April 1863 present, same to June 3 of 63, Roll July & Aug. 1863 absent in confinement at Memphis Tenn.  Charged with Murder of John McIntire Aug. 14, 1863.  Same to Febry 29, 1864, Roll Mch & April 1864 absent in confinement at Memphis Since Aug. 14, 63 awaiting Finding & Sentence of G. C. M. charged Murder.  Same report to Dec 31, 1865.  Roll Jany & Febry 1866 absent whereabouts not Stated, muster out Roll of Co dated April 19, 1866 reports him absent in Military Prison at Memphis Tenn. Since Aug 16/63, Charge Murder.

"Discharged Sept. 17, 1879 to date April 15, 1865 by expiration of term of Service."

The records of this Office furnish no evidence of allayed wound or disability to Morning Report-Book which commences May 1 to 3 that shows him July 22, 1862, returned to be from Genl Hospital Sept 20, 1862 sent to Genl Hospital. Nature of sickness not stated.  Reg'l Hospl records are not on file.

 

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of __Nebraska__County of )__Saline___SS:

In the matter of __Invalid Pension No. 3530445 of Andrew O'Dea in H. 21st Mo Vols.___

On This 13 day of October A. D. 188_2_personally appeared before me a __F. F. Foss__in and for aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths Andrew O'Dea   aged   63    years, a resident of    Cutis  in the County of  Saline  and State of  Nebraska    whose Post Ofice address is Cutis of Saline County Nebraska
[Three lines crossed out]
well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
{Note--Affiant should state how they gain a knowledge of the facts to which they testify.]
__Entered military service on or about April (16 crossed out) 23 A. D. 1861 at (something crossed out) Athens (added) Mo. Served until April 16th 1865 was shot in left leg between ankle and knee about 4 inches above ankle at Athens, Mo on the 23 day of August 1861. Was carried out 4 miles from the field of battle to a ???? ???? ???? Hannah O'Day O'Day crossed out and ??? Uncle added.  My wife and Elln? D. O Dea cared for me until I was taken to ?Feok?? about 26th day of August 1861 and was treated at the house Thomas Dillon by Doctor Wyman who after became the regimental doctor. I went to Deebergen for treatment and safety. When Capt Hoyden ordered me to ??? in & which I objected for reason of disability. When Doctor ---- name is forgotten treated me there and at Benton Barracks. From Benton Barrack I I was taken to the Marine Hospital in St. Louis as word "Hihch?" in care of Doctor Hoppersed and Cadet --- Sullivan. Doctor Baily was [word above is not decipherable] the head surgeon. Was in Woricsee Hospital about eleven months when I obtained a furlough for 20 days. After furlough I went to Memphis, Mo. until moon is second quarter and remained there until I mustered --- the three years service in was treated next at Memphis, Tenn "Irving Black Hospital" for 11 months unable to get out of bed by Dr. Flaagg of which time and during ?eady the whole time my leg was drawn up / swollen up - could not move same for ucorly? whole ???? lesion? 

-Page stamped U. S. Pension Office Jan 8 1883

Was shot or his by a piece of a shell in the right leg between ankle and knee at Shiloh Miss on the 6th day of April 1862, Was taken by John Mc Cox captain and James McCune private of Co "H" up the Tenn river to Poduke Kentucky "Grace Hospital" and was treated there about 6 weeks. Do not remember surgeon's names. Have been treated by a great number of physicians for both ??? (first) wound since my discharge out of the army and have been suffering a great deal ever since wounds and from the affects of said wounds. The wound on the left leg is running all the time and has caused the flesh to turn black for 5 inches either way from the said wound. I am constantly being treated for the said wound and am compelled to keep plaster on the same all the time. The wound on the right leg has caused the flesh to turn black is now black - and has always been black since the void wound for a distance of 4 inches either way from said wound and has caused the flesh to turn black clear around leg
Signed Andrew O Dea
Witness Geo Biesiyl? (Bissiyl)
 

General Affidavit Jan 27, 1883
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State of _Missouri_ County of _Clark_SS:
In the matter of _claim No 355445 of Andrew O Dea for Origl? Jaw? Pension

     On This _27th_day of January A. D. 188_3_; personally appeared before me a _clerk of the Circuit Court_ in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths _Andrew E. Briggs_ aged _45_years, a resident of  Kahoka  in the County of _Clark_ and State of _Missouri_ whose Post Office address is _Kahoka, Clark Co. Mo.  and ___aged___years, a resident or _____in the Count of ____and State of_____ whose Post office address is ___________well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to aforesaid case as follows:

____I was personally acquainted with Andrew O Dea when he belonged to the 1st Northeast Missouri Home Guards and for about 18 months after he went into Co. H of the 21st Regt Mo. Inft Vol's and that when he went into said Home Guards he was a stout healthy man to all outward appearances all of which I knew by being a comrade of his in the same service.
Stamped: U.S. Pension Office Apr 4 1883
_I_ further declare that _I have_no interest in said case and _am_not concerned in the prosecution.

<>                                                                               ___________ _Andrew E. Briggs_

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[If Affiants sign by mark two persons who can write sign here.]

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[Signature of Affiants]

State of _Missouri_, County of __Clark__

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above-named affiant, and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant and acquainted _him_ with its contents

[L. S.]                                                 __D. H. Lapsley__

__Clerk of the Circuit Court__

 

Hand written : 353,445
Additional Evidence
Claim of Andrew O'Dea
Co H, 21st Mis Vols.
Affidavit of
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for (circled)
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Case in So. D. - Hand written
filed by Tucker & Bishop
Attorneys
Washington, D. C.

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of _Iowa__, County of __Lee__, SS

In the matter of    Andrew O'Day Mo Co H 21st Reg Mo Inf Vols        
On this    24   day of   April  A. D. 188 3 , personally appeared before me a    Deputy Clerk Dist Court    in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths    James McKeon    aged 44  years, a resident of    Summitville   in the County of    Lee    and State of    Iowa   well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows: 
Says I was not present at the Battle of Athens Mo Aug 5, 1861 but am well acquainted with said Andrew O Day & was a comrade of his in Co H 21st Reg Mo ??? was personally present at the Battle of Shilo Tenn 6 and 7 April 1862 and have personal knowledge of the fact from seeing him in said action April 1862.  that said Andrew O Day was wounded by being struck in right leg above ankle joint by a piece of shell and was near him at the time he was wounded.  Saw said wound  Noting? and afterwards and was sent with him to US Grant Hospl Paducah? by April 1862 
H is Post office is   Summitville Lee Co Iowa     
    He  further declare that    he has   no interest in said case and   is  not concerned in its prosecution.

_____________________                                                            _James Mc Keon 

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[If Affiants sign by mark two persons who can write sign here.]

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New Page: State of   Iowa  , County of    Lee     SS
State of   Iowa  , County of    Lee     SS
Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affidavit and I certify the I read said affidavit to said affiant including the words (space crossed out) added, and acquainted   him   with its contents before   he   executed the same.  I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in the prosecution; and that said affiant   is   personally known to me and that   he is a   credible person.

[L. S.]                                                                                  __J. B. McNamara __

                                                                      Deputy Clerk of the District Court__

Next section left blank Stamped Pension Office May 21 1883

 

Hand written : 353,445
Additional Evidence
Claim of
Andrew O'Dea
Late of Co H, 21st Regt
Affidavit of
__James McKeon__
Hutchins May 1883 on Side, Big D in middle
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Filed by
__Tucker & Bishop & Evans__
Attorneys for claimant
Washington, D. C.

Lincoln, Nebraska State Historical Society Newspaper Card File: Andrew O'Dea Death of Andrew O'Dea who was drowned west of Crete, NE. He was an old soldier.
6 Jul 1883 Nebraska State Journal, 7 Jul 1883, No page listed

Susan's Letter: Jun 1963 Grand father O'Dea an old Civil War Veteran had poor sight. He was walking home from Crete. Nebr. after night out and fell into Big Blue River & drowned. (Lucille said he had been drinking and was drunk.  He had just cashed his first pension check and bought drinks for his friends.  He had spent months providing information to the War Department that he had served with the Union Army as they had no record of hem having served.  He was heard singing as he walked along the river at night, then all of a sudden the singing stopped.  His body was found the next day.)


Paul: 23 Sep 1992

ANDREW O'DAY AND THE BROOM FACTORY IS PUZZLE OF THE WEEK

     Paul Singleton, of Seward, telephoned recently to ask us to help him find an obituary for his ancestor Andrew O'Day, who had drowned in the Blue River at Crete on the Fourth of July in 1883. Singleton was sure there should be some mention in the paper of the death since O'Day had been affiliated with the broom factory in Crete.

     Well, we had some good news and some bad news for Mr. Singleton.

     Yes, there was a brief newspaper article in the Saline County Standard, telling the circumstances of the death, but giving no particulars of the man's life or work, specifically no particulars about his having been affiliated with a broom factory.

     The only information we have about a broom factory is that one opened in Crete in the fall of 1914.  Could it have been a son of the 1883 Andrew O'Day who was affiliated with the broom factory?  Or were there broom factories in Crete at more than one time?

     Help us out, readers.  If anyone out there has any details, minute or expansive, please share.  We have been curious about the broom factory for some time.  Of course we will pass the information on to Mr. Singleton.

  We have forwarded Mr. Singleton's request to the SCGS Research Request Committee in hopes that they may be able to put their hands on some additional information. (The last I heard Paul had recieved no new information.) 

 

   Grave         Grave 2

 

A soldier's grave                          Andrew O'Dea 1818-1883

 

The grave is located in a fenced in area next to the veteran's plot.  It is off by itself.