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John Murphy
John Murphy
Wed May 9, 2012 09:49

The father's name is John Murphy born 1830 in Ireland. The mother's name is Catherine, sometimes listed as Kate, born 1840 sometimes listed as Ireland and other times as NY. The children were Thomas b 1858, Mary b 1859 (died young?), Patrick b 1861,Michael b 1864, Catherine (Katey) b 1867, John A. b July 1868 (my grandfather), William b 1870, Marget b 1871, Ann b 1873, Elizabeth b 1874, Edward b 1876 and Bridget b 1878. I Found them in the 1860 US census in Ashland Borough Schuylkill county PA. In 1870 they are listed in the East ward of Ashland Brought in Schuylkill county. In 1880 they are listed in the west ward of Gilberton in Schuylkill county. I have not been able to find a maiden name for Catherine or any information of where she or John were before 1860. With such a common name as John Murphy I may have gone back as far as possible. However, I am trying to find out if anyone associated with this family is still local to the Pottsville area and if any pictures exist. Any other information would be helpful.

  • Murphy familyedelva7334, Wed May 9 09:15
    What was John's wife's first name and the names of the children? Let me see if I can find them in the census records, then maybe I can see where they were liiving, if they were in Schuylkill County,... more
    • John Murphy — John Murphy, Wed May 9 09:49
      • Murphy in Ashlandedelva7334, Wed May 9 23:40
        Looking at your John Murphy in Ashland by 1860, Catherine's age is listed at 20 and their first child listed, Thomas, is only 2 yrs old and Mary 8 mos. Most likely the children were Batized at St.... more
        • John MurphyJohn Murphy, Thu May 10 06:29
          Thank you for all this information. My wife and I will make the drive to the Pootsville area and visit the churches and hopefully find more.
      • MurphyElizabeth, Wed May 9 19:12
        If they were in Ashland by 1860, any births around that time frame, would have been baptized at St. Joseph's in Ashland. The church was established before 1860. They should a a couple of them at... more
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