Ellen Roche1

#6859, (circa 1820 - )
RelationshipGrandaunt of Estelle Rose Roche
Father*Michael Roche1 (s 1781 - )
Mother*Mary Whelan1 (s 1785 - )


Jeremiah Murphy b. c 1819
Children 1.Patrick M Murphy+9 (1840 - 1922)
 2.Ann Murphy+2 (1844 - 1884)
 3.Thomas Murphy2 (1849 - )
 4.Jeremiah Murphy Jr.10 (c 1852 - c 1852)
Her married name was Murphy.1 
Birth*circa 1820She was born circa 1820 at Co. Waterford, IrelandG; (but is age 62 in 1870 census.)1,2,3 
1825She was likely in the household of Michael Roche and Mary Whelan at Camphire, Lismore and Mocollop Par., Co. Waterford, IrelandG, in the census of of 1825.4  
10 April 1837She accompanied William Roche on 10 April 1837 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.5
Marriage*23 June 1839She married Jeremiah Murphy, son of Patrick Murphy and Nancy _____, on 23 June 1839 at Old Cathedral, St. Louis, Missouri.6
19 July 1850She and Jeremiah Murphy appeared on the census of 19 July 1850 at St. Louis, Missouri.7 
4 June 1860She and Jeremiah Murphy appeared on the census of 4 June 1860 at St. Louis, Missouri.2
8 July 1870She and Jeremiah Murphy appeared on the census of 8 July 1870 at St. Louis, Missouri.8 


  1. [S56] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: Early U.S. French Catholic Church Records (Montreal: Institut Généalogique Drouin, after 1940), St Louis Old Cathedral Marriages 1828-1840 [img 70/96 Ancestry]: Jeremiah Murphy, son of Patrick and of Nancy Murphy, Ellen Roche, dau. of Michael and of Mary Roche; [signed] Francis B. Garrison; no witnesses named. Online Ancestry.com.
  2. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Jeremiah (40), blacksmith, b. Ireland; Ellen R (40), b. Ireland.
  3. [S1253]  William Whelan Papers, correspondence and documents, McAllister Collection, Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Collection summary, p. 4, Series I (1811–1841): "letters from William Roche, a dry goods merchant in Missouri. The first...describes Roche's trip from Philadelphia to St. Louis as well as the state of the markets there....The next was written to Roche's parents in County Waterford and explained where he had established himself 'after all my perambulation.' The letter is also signed by his siblings John, Bridget, and Ellen, who were living and working with him..."
  4. [S1680] Tithe Applotment Books, 1823-1837, image viewed online http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie and FamilySearch.com, Box No. 121, Lismore and Mocollop Par., Cos. Waterford and Cork. imgs. 40 and 74 (amended)/129. Camphire Townlands. Michael Roche, 52 acres, value £1 per acre, annual tithing £3 6s. Note: record is certified 27 Nov 1825.
    Others in Camphire: Byrne, Callahan, Carty, Condon, Deale, Hearn, Hickey, Hogan, Keefe, Keily, Lamstand, Leary, Lyons, Mahony, Meligan, Mulcahy, Murphy, Noonan, Nugent, O'Daniel, Power, Stack, Usher.
  5. [S1686] Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Philadelphia, 1800-1882, Publication M425; 108 rolls, Record Group 36, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, District of Columbia, online FamilySearch.com, Roll 52/108, img. 71/651 (Family Search). Ship Oconee, from Liverpool arr. Philadelphia 10 Apr 1837. Manifest lines 9-13. Wm Roach, age 24, pedlar [sic]; John Roach, age 21, laborer; Ellen Roach, age 26, servant; Bridget Roach, age 18, servant; Thos. Malligan, age 17, farmer; all from Ireland. Lines 14-18 are the family of Patrick and Mary Walen, with children Jane, Barney and Ellen.
  6. [S56] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin U.S. 1695-1954, St. Louis Old Cathedral Marriages 1828-1840, img. 70/96. Jeremiah Murphy, son of Patrick and of Nancy Murphy, Ellen Roche, dau. of Michael and of Mary Roche; [signed] Francis B Jamison; no witnesses named.
  7. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Jeremiah (30), laborer, b. Ireland; Ellen (30), b. Ireland; also in h/h: Finley, Learey, Baden, Garritt, Crowforth (laborers).
  8. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Jeremiah (65), drayman, b, Ireland; Ellen (62), keeps house, b. Ireland.
  9. [S56] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin U.S. 1695-1954, St. Louis, Old Cathedral, Baptisms 1835–1844, p. 168, img. 97/249. Patrick Murphy, son of Geromion Murphy and Ellen Murphy; b. 10 Apr 1840, bapt. 23 [poss. 13] Apr 1840; sponsors John Roach and Mary Roach. [The use of her married name for Ellen suggests the same for Mary Roach. This, and the spelling of Roach, make it likely that the sponsors were John Roche and Mary Claven, Roach being his usual spelling of his name.]
  10. [S56] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin U.S. 1695-1954, St. Louis, Burials, 1853–1870, Old Cathedral, img. 187/492; Jeremiah Murphy, aged "a few minutes," son of Jeremiah Murphy and Ellen Roach, interred 30 Nov 1852.