Patrick Kennedy 1823

Patrick Kennedy 1823

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Migrated to/Born in USA

Patrick Kennedy

A picture of Patrick Kennedy (1823-1858) who was the great great grandfather of 35th US president John F. Kennedy.

Patrick Kennedy was born in Dunganstown near New Ross, Co. Wexford on the 16th of February 1823. He is most famed as being the paternal great-grandfather of US president JFK, and one of the people directly connecting JFK to Ireland. He was a farmer's son who worked as a cooper. In 1849 he emigrated to America with his fiancé Bridget Murphy (1827-1888), whom he married that same year. The couple had 5 children, 4 of whom survived to adulthood,

  • Mary L.

  • Joanna L.

  • John Kennedy (died at age 2)

  • Margaret M. 

  • Patrick J. 

Patrick J. would go on to marry Mary Augusta Hickey, also a child of Irish immigrants. Together they would have a child named Joseph Patrick Kennedy who would marry Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald. These would become John F. Kennedy (JFK) parents. John F. Kennedy would later marry Jackie Kennedy.​

Patrick Kennedy died in Boston of Cholera on the 22nd of November 1858, exactly 105 years to the day before JFK. He left behind his 31 year old widow with four children to raise. 

Patrick J. Kennedy

A black and white picture of Patrick Joseph Kennedy who was Patrick Kennedy's son and JFK's grandfather.

Mary Augusta Hickey

A black and white picture of John F. Kennedy's grandmother, Mary Augusta Hickey, who married Patrick J. Kennedy who was Patrick Kennedy's son.

Joseph Patrick Kennedy

A black and white picture of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. who was John F. Kennedy's father and the great grandson of Patrick Kennedy (1823-1858).

Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald

A black and white picture of Rose Kennedy, John F. Kennedy's mother and wife of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.

John F. Kennedy

A picture of John F. Kennedy, the 35th US president and the great great grandson of Patrick Kennedy (1823-1858).

Jackie Kennedy

A black and white picture of Jackie Kennedy in her wedding dress.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 16th Feb 1823 VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 22nd Nov 1858 VIEW SOURCE
     

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