Posted By:Jo Ann Hatstat
Subject:Where are my Murphy family members in Michigan??
Post Date:July 11, 2012 at 23:04:55
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After the Civil War widdow Elizabeth "Betsey" (Edgerton) Murphy married a Mr. Brooks and they moved with the younger Murphy Children to Michigan. The first mentioned place was Hesperia but a later 1900 census found Betsey living in Potterville with one of her daughters--Marietta Murphy- Keeler- Brown-- Her other children that she took with her are John Murphy JR and Henry Murphy. It is believed that they married in Michigan and one of them at least had 2 daughters whos names I do not have. Can anyone in Michigan help me find these Murphy descendants?? I would like to try to reconnect this family with todays descendants. Elizabeth had married first in Beekmanton NY John Murphy and they then moved to Stockholm, NY to farm a 200 acre farm. They had these children---Lucy Ann, William, James, Thomas Newton, Elizabeth ,Marietta, John and Henry then John SR died there in 1855. I do not have Mr. Brooks first name but once married after the war they moved to Michigan. I have a 1906 photo of Thomas on his farm in NY with some of his children and 2 girls dressed the same and only identified (by my great grandmother) as "2 cousisn from out west", so I know at least one of those younger sons had 2 daughters. I am hoping that they in turn had other children and that some of them may yet be living in Michigan. Can anyone help me out with this search? I ssure would appreciate it a lot. Thank you for your consideration.
Jo Ann Hatstat