THE REAL KENNEDY STORY

Patrick Kennedy

Kennedy Family Tree

Massachusetts 1850 Naturalization Papers

1860 U.S. Census

1920 U.S. Census

Michel Bouvier

Bouvier Family Tree

Naturalization Record of 1825 in Montgomery, Pennsylvania

Card File of American Craftspeople, 1600-1995

1865 U.S. Tax Assessment

Patrick Kennedy

Massachusetts 1850 Naturalization Papers

JFK’s great-great grandfather Patrick Kennedy was born in County Wexford, Ireland and immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts, petitioning to become a United States citizen in 1850.

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1860 U.S. Census

After the death of JFK’s great-great grandfather Patrick Kennedy, his widowed wife Bridget was left unemployed with 6 mouths to feed, including a 2 month-old son also named Patrick, and a personal estate value of just $75.  (Lines 34-40)

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1920 U.S. Census

Despite his humble roots, JFK’s grandfather Patrick Kennedy goes on to become a president of a bank at age 62.  (Line 48)

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Michel Bouvier

Naturalization Record of 1825 in Montgomery, Pennsylvania

In 1815, Jackie’s great-great grandfather Michel Bouvier emigrated from Bordeaux, France to New York with the intention to settle in Philadelphia.

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Card File of American Craftspeople, 1600-1995

Jackie’s great-great grandfather Michel Bouvier was a cabinetmaker by trade and built a manufacturing empire, operating at multiple locations throughout Philadelphia during the course of his life.

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1865 U.S. Tax Assessment

In 1865, Jackie’s great-great grandfather Michel Bouvier’s estate included the family’s house at  1240 North  Broad Street in Philadelphia, reported income of $9,138, 2 carriages, 2 gold watches, 2 pianos and a silver flute. (Lines 32-38)

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