William Columbus Murphy

1 April 1842–17 February 1895 (Age 52)
Fayetteville, Fayette, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of William Columbus

When William Columbus Murphy was born on 1 April 1842, in Fayetteville, Fayette, Georgia, United States, his father, Emanuel Masters Murphy, was 32 and his mother, Nancy Judd Estes, was 28. He married Mary Elizabeth Bean on 27 June 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 17 February 1895, in Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Columbus Murphy
Mary Elizabeth Bean
Marriage: 27 June 1863
Sarah Nancy Murphy
William Columbus Murphy Jr.
George Washington Murphy
Annie Elizabeth Murphy
Joseph Bean Murphy
Martha Alice Murphy
Emma Beanland Murphy
Eliza Lavona Murphy
Emmanuel Mark Murphy
Eleanor Melissa Murphy
Amy Florence Murphy
Richard Heber Murphy

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 8
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 15
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Liam, Aileen, Kieran, Brigid, Donal, Siobhan, Eamon, Aidan, Dermot, John Patrick, Declan.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. For the surname with mac, see also McMurrough (Leinster).English: variant of Morphey (see Morphew ).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Emanuel Master Murphy's Overland Travel

    According to LDS Church's Pioneer Overland Travel - Company Pioneers Records, Emanuel Masters and Nancy Judd Easters Murphy and their children: William Columbus, Hyrum, Thomas Gaden, and Emanuel Bird …

    Sources (20)

    • William Murphy, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William C. Murphy in entry for George Washington Murphy, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William C Murphy, "United States Census, 1880"

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