Isabell Murphy

1836–1872 (Age 36)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Isabell

When Isabell Murphy was born in 1836, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Roger Murphy, was 41 and her mother, Isabell Spencer, was 36. She married Albert Mc Dougal on 31 August 1872, in Houston, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Stewart, Tennessee, United States in 1850. She died in August 1872, at the age of 36.

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Albert Mc Dougal

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1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 10

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ebby Murphy in household of Roger Murphy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Issabel (Unknown) Murphy, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • Isabel Murphey, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"

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