John Murdock

Brief Life History of John

When John Murdock was born on 15 July 1792, in Kortright, Delaware, New York, United States, his father, John Murdock, was 31 and his mother, Eleanor Riggs, was 25. He married Julia A. Clapp on 14 December 1823, in Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Franklin, Delaware, New York, United States in 1865. He died on 23 December 1871, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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John Murdock
Julia A. Clapp
Marriage: 14 December 1823
Orrice Clapp Murdock
John Riggs Murdock
Phebe Murdock
Joseph Murdock Smith
Julia Murdock Smith

Sources (82)

  • John Sew Murdock, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Murdock, "Utah, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1847-1868" shows John birth 15 Jul 1792 Kortright, New York
  • John Murdock, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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Established in 1793

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of Scottish Murdoch .

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

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John Murdock Autobiography

The Life of John Murdock The Life of John Murdock I, John Murdock, was born July 15th, in the year of our Lord 1792, in the town of Kortwright, Delaware County, New York, being the third son of John …

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