Posted By:Bernard Jackson
Post Date:August 01, 2003 at 15:11:15
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Forum:Coles County, IL Genealogy Forum
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I am searching for information on MARY MURPHY b. 3/1/1861 in Arcola, Illinois to Martin Murphy and Bridget Mahon who were married and lived in Lee, MA in 1860. Martin Murphy died in Arcola, Illinois in 1864 and Bridget married my G-Grandfather, John Jackson and moved to New Mexico from IL in 1879. Mary Murphy and her brother Francis (Frank) Murphy b. 1862 were said to have moved to Massachusetts OR stayed in Illinois. A "certain" Mary Murphy married Charles A. Provines in Mattoon, IL on October 14, 1885. Can this be the lost Mary Murphy? Will someone research the marriage? If this Mary shows in the 1870 census as other than Bridget Murphy Jackson's daughter then, she isn't my Mary. Does anyone know the PROVINE(S) line? I am willing to pay a fee. Thank you for your time.