"Fourteen-year-old Annie" and her two brothers, Anthony, 11, and Phillip, 7, departed from Cobh, Ireland, formerly Queenstown (County Cork) on December 20, 1891, aboard the S.S. Nevada, three of the 148 steerage passengers. The trip took a total of 12 days including Christmas Day. The Nevada arrived in New York on Thursday evening, December 31st. The Moore children were coming to America to reunite with their parents, Matthew and Julia, who had come first. 

Since that day Annie’s story had become lost to time, and what remained were a mix of truths and myths that would be thought of and taught in our schools as facts.

An Important Moment in History

As an important figure in American and Irish history what became of Annie once she left Ellis Island fell to mystery.

Her life was humble and her death was almost unnoticed. For 84 years she lay in an unmarked grave in the New York borough of Queens. When the hands of fate brought Annie’s descendants, who now reside in the Phoenix area to light, about who their famous ancestor really was, they took it upon themselves to create a mission to bring the truth about Annie and give her the respect she deserves as an American and Irish pillar in history.

​First Through Ellis Island – Jan 1, 1892

Annie Moore Revisited

When Ellis Island officially opened its doors on January 1, 1892, the first person registered at the immigration station was a young Irish girl named Annie Moore.