Dublin, Ireland - New York
While searching for Allamakee Irish immigrant James O'Hare, a cousin brought to my attention the Ship Atalanta. It left Dublin, Ireland and landed in New York May 5, 1847. A James O'Hare was on this ship with the right birth date range to be the Irish immigrant I was looking for. What was interesting was all of the other Allamakee surnames listed on this ship. I know Immigrants sometimes traveled together, and this may or may not be the ancestors of Allamakee roots, but it is interesting enough to share. I copied the list of Allamakee surnames & added the birth years to the names on the ship, Hopefully this might be a lead for someone researching Allamakee ancestors. All of the names on the list were in the Steerage compartment of the ship. I could find no other information regarding this ship, but I did find an 1847 article "Sufferings of Emigrants in New York", transcribed by Dennis Ahern, a volunteer with the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild. Mr. Ahern has granted permission to use his transcription of the following news article:
|The Cork Examiner, 19 May 1847 -SUFFERINGS OF EMIGRANTS IN NEW YORKThe paupers who have recently arrived from Europe give a most melancholy account of their sufferings. Upwards of eighty individuals, almost dead with the ship fever, were landed from one ship alone, while twenty-seven of the cargo died on the passage, and were thrown into the sea. They were one hundred days tossing to and fro upon the ocean, and for the last twenty days their only food consisted of a few ounces of meal per day, and their only water was obtained from the clouds. The miseries which these people suffer are brought upon themselves, for they have no business to leave their country without at least a sufficient quantity of food to feed them while making the passage. --New York Sun.|
Possible Allamakee co.
Steerage class passengers aboard the Ship Atalanta from Dublin, Ireland to New York, arriving May 5, 1847:
|Hale, John||Born at sea|
|Keenan, William||Born at sea|
|McCormack, Saml. Sam||1838||Child|
|McCormack, Amity||Born at sea|
-source: Ancestry.com. "New York, Irish Immigrant Arrival Records, 1846-1851". Original data: Famine Irish Entry Project, 1846-1851. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
-Allamakee surnames & birthdates extracted from the database by Tammy O'Hare Kuhn
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