My great-grandfather was Dan McCarthy (b.2/28/1848 -d. 4/1931). Various accounts indicate Dan came to North America from Co. Cork with some family members in the late 1850's-early 1860's. He married 15 yr. old Johanna Farrell in 1878 and sired my grandfather Patrick, July 13, 1879. The most I can get out of the family Bibles, and my fading memory is that there were several brothers that came over with Dan. Your mention of the name Bridget is what makes me write this. I remember my father making references to an "Aunt Bridge". I don't remember anything about her, other than the name - and that I have been unable to uncover any Bridget who lived over here. Let me know if you think this helps. Thanks.