JOHN MURPHY: (1)
son of unknown
Born: 24 June 1796 Ireland
Died: after June 1880 census
Married: 1) unknown date
CHILDREN OF JOHN AND MARGARET:
1. Thomas Benton Murphy + Margaret J. Carter
b. 5 February 1821 IL or LA
d. 16 April 1912 Van Buren Co., IA
2. Cornelius Murphy + Emily Rabb
b. 5 April 1824 IL
d. 27 November 1879
Married: 2) unknown date
daughter of unknown
Born: circa 1810 Ireland
Died: 10 May 1866
Burial: Thompson Cemetery Van Buren Co., IA
CHILDREN OF JOHN AND ELLEN:
1. Julia Murphy
b. c. 1834 MO
2. Elizabeth Murphy + John P. Boyer
b. Jan. 25, 1835 St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO
d. 2 May 1914 Fairplay, Park Co., CO
3. Ellen Murphy
b. c. 1836 St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO
4. John Murphy
b. c. 1837 MO
5. James Henry Murphy + Mary Wilhelmina Weire
b. 12 March 1839 St. Louis, MO [per his obituary]
6. Margaret Murphy + William H. Weire
b. c. 1840 IA
d. November 1865 [per Civil War records of William H. Weire]
7. Samuel Murphy + Sarah Ryland
b. c. 1842 IA
8. Mary Murphy
b. c. 1844 IA
9. Andrew Murphy
b. c. 1845 IA
10. William Murphy + Margaret Davis
b. c. 1850 IA
11. Peter Murphy
b. c. 1853 age 7 on the 1860 census
"1832 Pioneer Association of Van Buren Buren County"
The association was organized in 1871.
To be a member you had to be a resident at least 30 years, therefore coming to Van Buren County by 1841.
1850 Farmington Twp., Van Buren Co., IA Federal Census
Enumeration date: 3 October 1850 Page: 314A, line 14
Dwelling – Family 223 - 230
1860 Farmington Twp., Van Buren Co., IA Federal Census
Enumeration date: 6 July 1860 Page: 418, line 13
Dwelling – Family 1286 - 1287
This is the last census on which Ellen is enumerated.
1870 Vernon Twp., Van Buren Co., IA Federal Census
Enumeration date: 7 July 1870 Page: 367B, line 29
Dwelling – Family 100 - 101
John is living in the home of Thomas Murphy.
1880 Henry Twp., Van Buren Co., IA Federal Census
ED: 36 Page: 501B, line 20
Enumeration date: 1 & 2 June 1880
Dwelling – Family 13 - 13
Living in the home of Thomas Murphy, listed as Father.
I have just learned of Our Murphy Family line and have begun to research this line. I have been making contact with fellow Murphy researchers who are descendants of the children of John Murphy. Data will be added as I find documentation.
Murphy family history
relates that John worked as a steamboat captain on the Mississippi between
Cairo, IL and New Orleans, LA. After Margaret's death he placed the two boys in
a Catholic Home in St. Louis, MO. Several of the children of John and Ellen
Boyer Murphy list place of birth as St. Louis, MO.
I have found record of four land purchases for John Murphy of St. Louis, MO for land in Van Buren Co., IA.
Updated 24 June 2007 Contact Virginia L. Aldridge