In the last few days I think I have found a cousin. My ANDREW MURDY immigrated from Ireland to PA sometime in the early 1800's. He was born in 1800. He married ELIZA ?THOMPSON. Interestingly my new (hopefully) cousin believes that her JOHN MURDY b. 1795, married ELEANOR, along with MATHEW MURDY b. 1700 who married JANE may have been all brothers. I do have a WILLIAM MURDY listed as well, whom never married. (ATLEAST four brothers known)
Family lore explains that the name Murdy use to be MURDOCK, but there was a family feud. Some of the sons had a dispute with their Father and changed their name to MURDY. Andrew was listed in the 1850 census in Carroll TWP., Washington Co., PA. Mathew was listed in the 1850 census in Richhill TWP., Greene Col, PA and John Murdy was listed in Richhill as well. All three were born in Ireland. It is believed that John was born in County, TYRONE Ireland.
Children of these families were all born in PA and their names are: Williiam, Robert, Mary A., Eliza, Joseph, Ruth, Elizabeth, Nancy William, Mary Ann, Andrew, Mary Jane, William L., John, Mary, Andrew, Mary.
Does anyone have any information on this family? I do have much information on Andrew and Elizabeth Thompsons' descendents and am communicating with someone whom has much information on John and Eleanor's descendents and some on Mathew and Jane's descendents.
In addition, is anyone familiar with a Polly Murdy??
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