William Beesley Murphy

14 January 1849–16 June 1925 (Age 76)
Fayette, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Beesley

When William Beesley Murphy was born on 14 January 1849, in Fayette, Georgia, United States, his father, Dr. Jesse Jeanes Murphy, was 24 and his mother, Jerusha Elizabeth Pledger, was 26. He married Mary Ann Cousins on 25 March 1872. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1868 and lived in Haralson, Georgia, United States in 1860 and Piedmont, Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1880. He died on 16 June 1925, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Beesley Murphy
1849–1925
Mary Ann Cousins
1852–1900
Marriage: 25 March 1872
Elwood Reoy Murphy
1878–1893
William Earl Murphy
1881–1941
George Earnest Murphy
1883–1905
Josephine Alka C Murphy
1885–1913
Moses Albert Murphy
1891–
John Mark C Murphy
1894–1894

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 March 1872
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Male1843–1889Male

    Frances Susannah Martha Murphy

    Female1845–1881Female

    Emanuel Mark Pledger Murphy

    Male1847–1887Male

    Male1849–1925Male

    Elizabeth Ann Murphy

    Female1850–1933Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1856

Age 7

Historical Boundaries: 1856: Haralson, Georgia, United States
1863

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1869

Age 20

Historical Boundaries - 1869: Uinta, Wyoming Territory, United States; 1890: Uinta, Wyoming, United States

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murchadha ‘descendant of Murchadh’, a personal name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + cath ‘battle’, i.e. ‘sea-warrior’. This was an important family in Tyrone.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William P Murphy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Willam A B Jeanes in household of Jessee M Jeanes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William B Murphy, "United States Census, 1920"

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