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Murphy Family and Photos

George Jacob Murphy first appeared in the 1850 census as a carpenter living in Orange, (then) Steuben County, NY with his wife Louisa and son John b. 1847.  Louisa was the daughter of Parley and Olive (Underwood) Coye who had settled in neighboring Hornby in 1824. In 1855 he moved to Amboy, Lee County, IL where Louisa's brother Alva was established. He had two more sons by that time, Charles b. 1850 and Henry David b. 1855.

Louisa died 31 March 1863 and George Jacob returned with his sons to New York, married Catherine Bartholomew in 1864 and settled in Hornby where he lived until his death 2 February 1917. Catherine was the daughter of Daniel and Marilla Bartholomew of Bradford (originally Jersey) Steuben County and that leads me to believe George Jacob had roots in Bradford and knew Catherine before he married Louisa. Catherine had three daughters, Ida Louisa b. 1865, Martha b. 1867 and Mary b. 1869.

Although a great deal is known about the ancestry of his wives and the descendants of his children, nothing is known about George Jacob's ancestry except that his father was born in Ireland and his mother in New York. His death certificate did not list their names. There were some Murphy's in 1820 and 1830 Jersey but they had disappeared by 1840.

All of the children remained in Steuben County except Henry David who returned to the midwest, eventually Iowa. It is from there that Tom Euchner, great-grandson of Henry David, sent the following photographs of Henry, his wife and five children.

Photo from the collection of Tom Euchner
Henry Murphy

Henry David Murphy (1854-1932)
Charles Irving Murphy (1886-1937)
Addie Mae Murphy (1890-1980)
Mary (Houle) Murphy (1866-1945)
circa 1896

Photo from the collection of Tom Euchner
Charles Murphy

Charles Irving Murphy (1886-1937)
Lula Mae Murphy (1883-1890)
Unknown (Probably a Houle)
circa 1890

Photo from the collection of Tom Euchner
Bessie Murphy

Elizabeth Ann Murphy (1901-1983)
LeRoy Alva Murphy (1903-1979)
circa 1904

Tom has many more photographs but the subjects are unfortunately not identified. Here are a couple from Amboy, IL believed to be of George Jacob and Louisa (Coy) Murphy and Alva and Eunice (Stone) Coy.

Photo from the collection of Tom Euchner

Photo from the collection of Tom Euchner

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