Levertys of CT
I'm thrilled to see that I'm christening the site for the Leverty family forum.
My levertys may originally have been Lavertys/Laffertys back in Ireland. The 1850 CT census shows my ggg-grandparents John and Ellen Laverty along with their numerous brood. But by the 1880 census their quickly growing clan are all Levertys. Could be a typo in the 1850 census or no. And there are other Levertys out there, though not many in Ireland it seems.
These Leverty/Lavertys were settled in Bridgeport, CT, married and having children by 1838, which predates the famine, but I have nothing on paper earlier than the 1850 census.
Although my line descended from a female Leverty, several of the men in my later generations still carry Leverty as their middle name.
Here are my Levertys:
John Laverty/Leverty (b. 1814-5, IRE) and Ellen Rowe Leverty (b. 1812-3, IRE) had nine kids.I believe this man started Leverty & Hurley Construction in Bpt., Connecticut, He's listed as a carpenter and builder on the censuses.
Twins Michael and Mary, b. 1838 Bpt, CT
Gg-granddad James, b. 1840 CT
Alexander, b. 1842
---wife Leonore, kids Alexander (1866) and Robert (1873)
John Henry, d. 5 months
Ellen Elizabeth, b. 1845
---wife Margaret, kids Frederick, Gertrude, Mabel
Sarah, b. ?
John, b. 1847
Gg-grandparents James and Mary Dennehy Leverty
John Augustine, b. 1869
G-grandmom Ann Elizabeth, b. 1867, m. John Francis Kelly
Archibald, b. 1872 (granddad named after him)
James Philip, b. 1874
Charles, b. 1877, a medical doctor (my dad named after his great-uncle)
Vincent dePaul, 1884-1963
I have a few other tidbits, if any Leverty descendents want more info