hi, i have a birth and baptismal records for my g g g grandfather and g g ggrandmother who were recorded in the diocese of KERRY parish of BALLYDOUGHUE ?) SPELLING} OF TIMOTHY LEAHY WHO WAS BORN IN 1842...LISELTON, COUNTY KERRY.. HIS PARENTS WERE JOHN LEAHY AND CATHERINE COTTER.. MY g g g grandmother was named.. MARGARET HAYES ...born in 1844..her parents were named..JOHN HAYES and her mother was named MARGARET GREEN OR BREEN
MARGARET HAYES MARRIED TIMOTHY LEAHY and my great grandfather was named ( THEIR SON) PATRICK E LEAHY ..he immigrated to america in 1886 or 1887 at 16 or 17 years of age. While he worked and lived in washington state. He changed his last name to ;LEE..as was a custom of that day because of the predjudice against the irish.. it was not a legal matter back then .. we have relatives with the last names of WALSH, MCMANUS AND DOWLING STILL LIVING IN SOUTHERN IRELAND..
maybe we are cousins or perhaps you can find more information with what i have given you.. any info for me is also appreciated as i found out that my g g grandfather patrick e leahy's brothers did not marry so their is no direct line of leahys in ireland that we are connected to .. thank you, becky