John Murdock

Brief Life History of John

When John Murdock was born on 2 November 1806, in Whitingham, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Hezekiah Murdock, was 30 and his mother, Polly Taft, was 29. He married Mary Cummings on 5 July 1840, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1860 and Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. He died on 8 December 1891, in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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John Murdock
Mary Cummings
Marriage: 5 July 1840
Martha Cummings Murdock
John Grosvenor Murdock
Mary Ann Murdock
Adna Childs Murdock

Sources (19)

  • John Murdock, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Murdock, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • John Murdock, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of Scottish Murdoch .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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