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I am researching my family lines.

1. PETER2 DUNNE (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1818, and died Abt. December 05, 1883 in Ireland we think?. He married CATHERINE CORCORAN. She was born 1817, and died September 23, 1893. Children of PETER DUNNE and CATHERINE CORCORAN are: 2. i. JAMES PETER3 DUNNE, b. 1842, Athy, County Kildare, Ireland; d. April 06, 1915, Brooklyn, N.Y.. ii. JULIA DUNNE, b. April 13, 1844. iii. BRIDGET DUNNE, b. April 27, 1845. iv. RICHARD DUNNE, b. January 02, 1848. v. WILLIAM DUNNE, b. November 1849.

Generation No. 2

2. JAMES PETER3 DUNNE (PETER2, JAMES1) was born 1842 in Athy, County Kildare, Ireland, and died April 06, 1915 in Brooklyn, N.Y.. He married SARAH SHAUGHNESSY November 29, 1865, daughter of JAMES SHAUGHNESSY and KATHERINE HUGHES. She was born January 01, 1845 in Norwalk, Connecticut, and died September 02, 1932 in 103 Beachside Ave, Greens Farm, CT.

Notes for JAMES PETER DUNNE: He arrived by himself by boat alone From Ireland at the age of about 9 (approximately. 1851). He came over with only a tag with his name on his coat and was raised by unknown family in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY ( as per family tradition) He was a noted Pugilist and politician, District leader in Red hook, Brooklyn. Was five feet eleven inches in height and weighed 192 pounds. He was also a boxer. He once fought against Jim Elliott and the second time against Bill Davis. Won Both: each a bare knuckle Championship bout.

Baptismal Register from Church of St. Michael, Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland October 4, 1842. Sponsors were Thomas Shannon and Mary Dunne. From newspaper about his son James A Dunne. Justice Dunne's father, who lived in the old City Hall (now the Borough Hall), was one of Brooklyn most respected And esteemed citizens Children of JAMES DUNNE and SARAH SHAUGHNESSY are: 3. i. CATHERINE ( KIT)4 DUNNE, b. November 07, 1868. 4. ii. JAMES ALOYSIUS DUNNE, b. June 20, 1874, Sixth ward of Brooklyn; d. December 24, 1938. 5. iii. THOMAS (TOMMY) JOSEPH DUNNE, b. June 02, 1876; d. March 1924. 6. iv. MARGARET DUNNE, b. February 18, 1884, Brooklyn, N.Y.; d. February 03, 1968. 7. v. SARAH A. ( SADIE) DUNNE, b. 1886; d. April 16, 1933. 8. vi. GRACE (GIDDY) DUNNE, b. July 19, 1886; d. Abt. 1970.

1. WILLIAM6 SMITH (JOHN SMITH5 4, JOHN SMITH4 3, JOHN SMITH3 2, JOHN SMITH2 1, WILLIAM1 SMITH) was born November 05, 1765 in The Culpepper Court House, Culpeper County, Va.,, and died August 12, 1824 in Stony point, Abbeville Co, S.C.( Now Greenwood Co). He married LUCY WRIGHT August 08, 1786, daughter of THOMAS WRIGHT and NANCY. She was born August 29, 1768 in Culpeper County, Va.,, and died July 03, 1847 in Stony Point, Abbeville Co, S.C. (Now Greenwood Co).

Notes for WILLIAM SMITH: Stony Point, about seven miles northeast of the town of Greenwood near the intersection of Highway 246 and the secondary road 39( the old Laurens road and the Cokesbury Coronaca Road). A log cabin was the first home for the Smiths. William had a store and got a post office Oct 1, 1808, the second in Greenwood County. The record in Washington DC has the spelling

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