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From: "Jo Ann Hatstat" <>
Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] John Murphy
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 07:59:13 -0500
I am not sure if any of you can help me with my John Murphy or not. I had thought he was an immigrant from Ireland with his family when he was about 14 years old and that they originally settled in Beekmanton, NY. He is thought to be the John Murphy who works for Mathew Desmond a few years before he married "Betsey" Elizabeth Edgerton. They then moved to Stockholm, NY. to raise their large family of 4 boys 3 girls. However, when my Great Great grandfather passed away at his daughter's farm in Vermont his obituary claims that this John Murphy Sr. was born in Mass. Does anyone have any idea of how I may find this out?
My John Murphy was born about 1815. One item suggested (County Cork Ireland) but I have no proof of this. No parents are mentioned---
There is a write up about this family in the book---"Northern New York Genealogical and Family History" --published by Lewis Publishing Co. 1910 Vol. 3 pp1116-1118. John did marry Elizabeth Edgerton and they had the following children;: Lucyann, William, James, Thomas Newton, Elizabeth, Margaret, John Jr., and possibly an Etta. All of the boys were involved in the Wars---the first 3--Civil War and John in the Spanish American War in the Navy battle that sunk "The Maine" in Santiago harbor.
Thomas is my GGgrandfather.
I need help in finding John Sr's parents. Were they from Mass???
Thank you for your consideration.
Jo Ann Hatstat