I'm trying to find out about my O'Dea family. I know that Thomas, John, Mary and Margaret feature very strongly in our family names of O'Deas. My great grandfather was John O'dea and was born in Australia in 1864 and died in 1947. His father was Thomas O'dea and he I beleive was married before he came to Australia, in Oldham England to Margaret Loftus. They both died in 1905 in Australia. Thomas father was also Thomas and his mother was Mary Smith. Then my records stop. If anyone knows anything about the County Galway connection. Thomas O'Dea's sister Mary must have come out in early 1852 as she married in NSW and then came to live in the area where my Great great grandfather Thomas was farming in Victoria. I have a feling that there may have been another brother John and a sister Bridget who may have come out also.Any help will be appreciated. Kerrie Flynn
1.Thomas O'Dea m Mary Smith---assume in Galway 2.Thomas O'Dea m Margaret Loftus and came to Australia--sister Mary came too and others????1850's 3.John O'dea m Elizabeth Petter in 1894 in Aust 4.Alice May O'Dea m Edmond Flynn 1923 (MY grandparents that I knew) 5.John Flynn my Dad 6.Kerrie Flynn ME!!!