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More information about my greater family includes details about my 3rd g grandfather Dr Dennis O'Reilly born in Killeshandra, Co Cavan, Ireland circa 1820. After migrating to the US he married Mary Jane Frances Bean of Rhode Island. Later, Dennis joined a KY Calvary unit out of Louisville and was in the US Mexican War including the battle of Buena Vista. Dennis lived until 1891 in Louisville. He and Mary Bean had two sons (both doctors as well) and three daughters. One of those daughters, Frances C O'Reilly Murphy is my 1st g grandmother. She lived from 1854 to 1897 and was married to Charles T Murphy, my g grandfather. They had two sons and two daughters. The oldest son was Charles Francis Murphy, my grandfather, who married Edna Hester Talbott out of Bardstown, Nelson Co. KY. They had three sons, Charles Talbott Murphy (he went by C "Tab"' Murphy) Frank Edward Murphy (killed in WW II in the Phillippines just before the war ended in 1945) and finally Joseph Brooks Murphy (also in WW II in the Pacific). In my own personal family, I'd married in Aug 1955 in Elma, Washington to my hi school sweetheart. Our first child was named after my Dad, thus we called him "Tab". However, his full name was as my Dad's Charles Talbott Murphy. To our surprise, he turned out to be a screenwriter in Hollywood and even worked with Disney for ten or more years on animated films receiving writing credit for such projects as ATLANTIS, TARZAN, HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (he was just sick about the fire at that Paris Cathedral as he'd visited it during his writing) to name a few. He'd also written & directed his own film called "Last of the Dog Men" about a lost native American tribe in the ox-bow country of Montana (as I recall). It starred Tom Beringer and Barbara Hershey. More later.
After retiring I spent over 20 years of steady research into my greater Murphy family tree. I learned my 3rd great grandfather was Wm B Murphy born on the Eastern Shores of Maryland 1798 (according to his horizontal gravestone in Louisville, KY). He'd married Elizabeth Hyatt in 1816 and they had five sons including my 2nd great grandfather, Francis Asbury Murphy who lived 1824-1891. All of these folks, I learned, had migrated out of Harford Co, Maryland into the Louisville, KY area by the 1850's. In that KY area I found that most of these men had engaged in the coal business. My Francis A Murphy married a Laura Jane Delmas whose family had been forced out of San Domingo circa 1793 from the uprising there. Laura's sister married a man named Grove Upson Hotchkiss. I didn't explore that interesting surname for some time, but when I finally did I learned they, the Hotchkiss greater family, had lots of very interesting well known people. As I continued tracing some of these people I learned the Delmas folks were out of Nantes, France in the mid 1700's. I was never certain they connected with my line but I found found Delmas folks in the Southern part of FR in Albi near the Pyrenees. I also learned the Delmas surname is very common in FR like Smith is here. One aspect of my research was very special. My paternal grandmother was Edna Hester (Talbott)Murphy 1885-1968 from Bardstown, Nelson Co, KY. She was from a very well known Talbott family of KY. I learned quite a bit about her family in Bardstown which was very interesting to me. Another special surname I explored was that of my 1st great grandmother, Frances C O'Reilly who lived 1854-1897 in Louisville,KY. Over time I was able to trace her O'Reilly family back to Co Cavan, Ireland and the town of Killeshandra. Even recently I've had the privilege to reconnect with O'Reilly descendants here in the US as we share a common ancestor, my great grandmother's father, Dr Dennis J O'Reilly 1820-1891 (he was born in Co Cavan, Ireland but came to the US as a young man). I've many other stories to share about my greater family members but that will have to wait for next time. Charlie Murphy email@example.com
after 25 years of steady research I'm stuck as to the parents of my 3rd g grandfather, Wm B Murphy, b 1798 on the Eastern Shores of Maryland. I learned he'd married Elizabeth Hyatt in Talbot Co in 1816. Later they had 5 sons all born in Harford Co, MD.
A further brick wall relates to Wm's middle name; I never could find details that would answer what the "B" stood for. Same with their oldest son John B Murphy first married to Hester Ann Barnes in Harford Co, MD. Most of these people migrated to the Louisville, KY area by the 1855's or so. A guess I've made is that perhaps Wm B Murphy's father was a Thomas Murphy since one of their sons carry's the name of Wm B's wife's father Isaac. As that son was named Isaac Thomas Murphy I've concluded (guessed) that just maybe they were honoring both the male parents. I just haven't been able to confirm this theory. I found that Wm B's wife, E Hyatt, came from the Delaware area, St George's Hundred. I'm now 87 & find it challenging to do much more research, but I'm still keenly interested in my greater family.
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