Posted By:Clifford Murdock Johns
Subject:Edward LaFolette Murdock z, b, Ga 1860
Post Date:November 28, 2010 at 13:15:19
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Edward LaFolette Murdock was born in Georgetown, Quitman Co, Ga. 22Jul1860. He died 7Apr1925 in Montgomery, Al. He married Sarah Clementine Cooper 18Dec1883. They had the following issue:
Mina H. 1883
Annie Belle 1884
Nathaniel H. 1886
Clifford Sidney 18Dec1887

Georgetown was destroyed by fire in 1903; every building except for the post office and three houses were destroyed by the fire.

! Enum. in 1870 Ga(Quitman Co) census as "Eddie", 10 M W, living in home
of Berry Craft, 21, farmer & wife, Jane S., 26, with sister Mary J. Murdock, 8.
His father Washington A Murdock died in POW prison in civil war..
Also, in 1880 census as boarder with John J Castellow family, swm, 19,laborer.

Mary J. Murdock was the sister of Edward Lafayette Murdock, daughter of Washington Murdock and Jane Tye. She was listed in the 1870 and 1880 census as living with her brother in the home of Berry and Jane S. Craft. Jane Craft (nee Jane Tye) who was the mother of Edward and Mary, widow of Washington Murdock, who was killed in the Civil War. I have been unable to find any other reference to Mary J. Murdock.

Cousin Sylvia Newell Ethridge says, "He and Sarah Murdock
are buried in Barbour County near Louisville, Al in the Pea River Cemetery.
I've seen their graves, took pictures and notated names and dates."
Annie Laurie Murdock: "I remember, when I was maybe six years old, I went to
visit my grandmother and granddaddy Murdock in Montgomery, Ala. He always
smiled, was happy, yet he was pitifully crippled, the result of an accident as
he worked on the railroad as a younger man. He fathered four sons, big men.
Uncle Bert came to visit, also the victim of an accident. His leg was cut
off by a train. He let me stick my finger in the air hole of his wooden leg,
said an owl lived in there! My granddaddy got around on two crutches pretty
well. The railroad had given him a job for life stopping traffic at a busy RR
crossing. He had a little shed to sit in. He let us kids hold the stop sign
when the train was coming. We always carried his lunch to him; it was only a
few blocks from his home. We also went down when it was time for him to come
home. On the way home, we stopped at a little grocery store for him to say
hello to the owner. He always had a little change in his pocket for candy."
Myna, Belle, (sisters), Burt , Aubrey, Nat (brothers) to CS Murdock - need more
info on these.