Posted By:Laura Kelly Hurley
Subject:Levertys/Dennehys, Bridgeport
Post Date:March 25, 2003 at 08:39:13
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Info from a CT genealogical history book, published 1911:

Philip Dennehy, father of Mrs. Mary Leverty of Bridgeport, CT, was born in County Kerry, Ireland, where he died in 1853. Immediately after his death his widow came to America with seven children. Mr. Dennehy was a successful man in his line of business, according to the standards of his day, and was possessed of some means. The children were brought up in this country and well educated. Philip Dennehy married Ann McMann (McMahon) in 1838, a native of the city of Dublin, Ireland. She died in New York City.

James Leverty (b. 1839) married, at Bridgeport, Mary Dennehy (b. 1840), born in county Kerry, Ireland, near the Lakes of Killarney. They are the parents of thirteen children: 1. Ann Elizabeth, married John F. Kelly, and they have three children: James , Archibald and George V. 2. John Augustine , married Adeline Murphy , and they have one son: James Raymond . 3. Philip , died young. 4. Archibald , superintendent of the East Side post office, Bridgeport . 5. James P. 6. Helen Patricia , living at home. 7. Mary Cecilia , living at home. 8. Charles J. , physician in Bridgeport . 9. Cecilia Irene , living at home. 10. Mary Veronica , living at home. 11. Robert J. , deceased. 12. David G. , deceased. 13. Vincent D. Of the above all were born in Bridgeport , and all of the living still reside there.