William Murphy

10 April 1828–17 December 1897 (Age 69)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William

When William Murphy was born on 10 April 1828, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Barnabas Barnard Murphy Sr, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Warren, was 16. He married Sarah Ann Sheely on 9 January 1851, in Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Seward Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Hackberry Township, Labette, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 17 December 1897, in Bartlett, Labette, Kansas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Bartlett, Labette, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Murphy
1828–1897
Sarah Ann Sheely
1830–1890
Marriage: 9 January 1851
Mary Elizabeth Murphy
1852–1853
Susan Teresa Murphy
1854–1938
James Nelson Murphy
1857–1927
John Charles Murphy
1861–1927
William Harvey Murphy
1863–1865
David Jasper Murphy
1865–1937
Kate Apolenia Murphy
1871–1874
Hattie J. Murphy
1873–1899

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 January 1851
Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(8)

    Mary Elizabeth Murphy

    Female1852–1853Female

    Susan Teresa Murphy

    Female1854–1938Female

    Male1857–1927Male

    John Charles Murphy

    Male1861–1927Male

    William Harvey Murphy

    Male1863–1865Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 8

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 23

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • William Murphy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Murphey in household of Barnard Murphey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Murphey in household of Hen Vandamar, "United States Census, 1880"

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