Thomas Erial Murphy

15 November 1824–11 February 1897 (Age 72)
Cross Keys, Union, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Erial

When Thomas Erial Murphy was born on 15 November 1824, in Cross Keys, Union, South Carolina, United States, his father, Simon Peter Murphy, was 34 and his mother, Charlotte Rebecca Harris, was 32. He married Mary Ann Reid on 16 January 1846, in Fayette, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1855 and Douglas, Otoe, Nebraska, United States in 1860. He died on 11 February 1897, in Idaho Falls, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Ririe, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Erial Murphy
Mary Ann Reid
Marriage: 16 January 1846
Simon Frederick Murphy
James Harris Murphy
Lavonia Ann Murphy
Gideon Mann Murphy
Mary Elizabeth Murphy
Rebecca Caroline Murphy
Nancy Ellen Murphy

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1846Fayette, Georgia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1832 · Worcester v. Georgia
    Age 8
    In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Gideon Mann Murphy History

    (Compiled by great granddaughter, Darylann Hawkins Cole, October 23, 1974) Gideon Mann Murphy, son of Thomas Erial Murphy and Mary Reid, was born February 12, 1854, at Fayette County, Georgia. The …

    Sources (46)

    • Tho Murphy, "New York State Census, 1855"
    • Thomas P. Murphey, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
    • Thos. Erial Murphy in entry for Mary Elizabeth Murphy Coughlin, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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