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WILLIAM MURTY & ANN POTTER, LIVED IN TAMA CO.,IA 1852
Posted by: Micki Jacobson (ID *****0965) Date: June 21, 2002 at 13:48:49
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I am descended from William and Ann (Potter) Murty. Marvel Murty Simpson did the bulk of the research for this family. The Bible belonging to this family lists the marriage place of William and Ann Murty as Danville, Columbia Co., Pa, however it does not list a date. The 1850 MO census lists them as having married within the year. The move from PA to MO took place between 1848 and 1850. The move to Iowa took place 1852.

According to Marvel: William Murty was born 31 Dec. 1818 in Columbia Co., PA based on his death certificate. His parents were born in Ireland based on the 1880 census. His first 5 children were born in Port Carbon, Schuylkill Co., PA based on a 50th wedding anniversary notice of Eliza Murty Yeager. He named his only two sons James Silvers, and William.

I am interested in information regarding this family’s ancestors and descendants, and siblings.
Micki Jacobson, Minnie-m@sbcglobal.net



Census 1850- Carondolet township in the county of St. Louis,(near St. Louis)census taken Sept. 18, 1850 (p.380) lists:
William Murty, miner, age 30, male, born in PA, married within year
Ann Murty, age 32, female, born in England, married within year
Mary E. Murty, 13, female, born in PA, attended school within year
Sarah Murty, 10, female, born in PA, attended school within year
Eliza Murty, 7, female, born in PA, attended school within year
Rebecca Murty, 5, female, born in PA, did not attend school within year
Margaret J., 3, female, born in PA, did not attend school within year
Josephine, 6/12, female, born in PA (she was born in Aug.1850)

In the Iowa 1856 census, Tama County, Carlton twp:
Page 379, 14-14:
Murty, William, 38, M, Married, Penn. Farmer
", Ann, 38, F, Married, England
", Mary E. 18, F, Penn.
", Sarah H. , 15, F, "
", Elisa, 12, F, "
", Rebecca, 9, F., "
", Margaret J., 7, F, "
", Otilia, 3, F, Mo.
", Frances H., Inf. F, Iowa
Potter, Charles, 27, M, England, Laborer
", Joseph D., 4, M, Penn.


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