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Richard Daniliel Murphy


Legacy Report

First Generation



1. Richard Daniel Murphy [562], son of John R. Murphy [3947] and Eliza Buckley [3957], was born on 29 Apr 1874 in Turk Hill Road, Fairport, Monroe County, New York and died on 7 Jun 1944 in Fairport, Monroe County, New York at age 70.

General Notes: Notes for RICHARD DANIEL MURPHY II:
[Handwritten Notes by Steven Myers pg. 12:]
House burnt down January 15, 1919, 3 am no snow on the ground - moved back in April 1919 - lumber from Webster with chestnut inside - John D. Murphy
Rented on East Church Street during cleanup - usually for seasonal help for Crosman Canning from Buffalo/farmerettes - girls from Rochester Normal School would live there. Had a fully equipped library, too. Also had sheets and everything. Farmerettes returned in June - Mary Burns
Dick and son, John D. and Jim and Joe went to see Willie near Utica in 1923 - John D.
Dick was a redhead. He raised the family barn when he was 20 or 22 years old (about 1894)
John's father Richard bought Jim's farm on Whitney Rd.
Richard D was working at John Andrew's Cider Mill in the Fall of 1919 when the armistice for WWI was signed - Mary Burns, 1977
Burial: Unknown, St. Mary's Cemetery (Murphy's Hill), Fairport, Monroe County, New York
Education: District School No. 3 on Turkhill Road, Fairport, Monroe County, New York
Medical Information: Redhead
Occupation: Farmer

Richard married Elizabeth Ann Fitzsimmons [4323] [MRIN: 230], daughter of Peter Fitzsimmons [4879] and Mary Unknown [4880], on 24 Apr 1911 in Church of the Assumption, Fairport, Monroe County, New York.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Mary Bernadette Murphy [565] was born on 9 Feb 1912 in Fairport, Monroe County, New York and died in Oct 1998 in Victor, Ontario County, New York at age 86.

         ii.  Elizabeth Ann Murphy [314] was born on 24 Dec 1912 in Fairport, Monroe County, New York and died on 15 May 1979 in Fairport, Monroe County, New York at age 66.

        iii.  John Donald Murphy [563] was born on 17 Aug 1914 in Fairport, Monroe County, New York and died on 16 Feb 1987 in Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York at age 72.

         iv.  Richard Daniel Murphy [567] was born on 21 Sep 1925 in Fairport, Monroe County, New York and died on 10 Jul 1978 in Fairport, Monroe County, New York at age 52.





Second Generation (Parents)



2. John R. Murphy [3947], son of Richard Murphy [3948] and Mary O'Neil [3949], was born on 11 Oct 1839 in Nicholastown, County Kildare, Ireland and died on 16 Jul 1907 in Fairport, Monroe County, New York at age 67.

General Notes: Notes for JOHN R. MURPHY: [Handwritten Notes of Steven Myers, pgs. 3-8:]

He had a bad arm which he called his "lady's arm," but was still noted for his exceptional strength and would readily except the challenge to it. He was short, but had a muscular build. John R. built a home on Turkhill Rd. on land given him by his father. He probably also farmed this land. His daughter Katharine of his first wife Catherine Patton was raised by in-laws in Michigan. In 1904, John R. visited his daughter, Katharine, in Michigan for the first time.

Stories

1. John Donald Murphy relates in Aug 1977 - Orn Tooley said he'd give John R. a ride home, he stepped right up in the buggy barrel of crackers on his shoulder, lunch bucket in one hand, rode up to front of his place, stepped down, stood there talkin' with Orn, then the tug (harness) on one of the horses was twisted so he set down his lunch pail and fixed it, walked up the drive and right down into the cellar below the house - never took that barrel off his shoulder.

2. Indian family across river on back of lot - smoke curlin' out of woods - teepee back there.

3. Old Charlie Indian walked across canal bottom (?) with rock on his head - moved 1881 (source?) couldn't swim - hold him down

4. John R. wrapped in red flannel and put in oven with the door down twin died - (barely saved John R.) - Mary Burns

5. Bet at depot in Fairport that John R. couldn't carry barrel of grain from one dock to another - but he did it! - Gramps (Bernard Myers)

6. John R. had pension from R.R. - carried R.R. tie home every night

7. Buckley's lived in Rochester - ELIZA and 3 sisters landed in N.Y. from Ireland when Lincoln was shot - extras were out on assassination (obituaries of Buckley's for more on this story?)

8. John R. carried barrel of salt from road to driveway 7 down into cellar - Gramps

9. Dr. James Welch - John R. worked at freight house at crossing in Fairport - would carry railroad tie home on his shoulder from there. Also said John R. was the "strongest man in Fairport."

SSDI - James Welch 10-18-1890 3-1981 zip 14450 Fairport, New York ssn RR 723-10-3900

10. Charles "Shark" Welch Aug 1974 age 95 (turns 100 November 1978) - old ties torn out, tossed on side, sold for $0.01 apiece, John R. would carry them home on his shoulder, split 'em and burn them in the fireplace

SSDI - Charles Welch 11-13-1878 6-1982 zip 14621 Rochester, New York ssn 121-09-9156 New York

11. Gramps - John R. in 1904 visit (or 1905 Gramps said after he retired) walked the 1 1/2 miles from Tekonsha station to the farm - brought a 2 quart tin can of oysters for Kitty and bibles or prayer book for the kids (the 4 oldest)

12. Gramps - John R. made a visit about 1904, he rode on the train and walked from the station to the farm carrying his luggage - "he was short but muscular and exceptionally strong"

13. Gramps - John Murphy gave all the kids prayerbooks - 4 or 5 of the oldest anyway. Vera says he was a very pleasant man

14. Gramps - John R. - carry a barrel of kerosene - stop and stand in road talking to somebody on a buggy and wouldn't put it down

15. Gramps - one wrote, then John R. married her -daredevil like that, a real spitfire

Burial: Unknown, Lot 297G, Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York

Census: 1870, Monroe County, New York

Medical Information: His twin died at birth and John R. was saved by being wrapped in red flannel and incubated in the oven with the door down.He also had a bad arm which he called his "lady's arm."

Occupation: Farmer and railroad worker and noted as an exceptionally good printer

Property: Turkhill Road, Fairport, Monroe County, New York

Retirement: From the railroad with a pension

John married Eliza Buckley [3957] [MRIN: 1300] after 1869.

Children from this marriage were:

1         i.  Richard Daniel Murphy [562]

         ii.  John J. Murphy [4324] was born . Aft. 18 Feb 1877 and died on 18 Feb 1884 in Perinton, Monroe County, New York at age 7.

John next married Catherine Genevieve Patton [3958] [MRIN: 1302], daughter of William Patton [4321] and Jane McFadden [4322], on 18 Jan 1869 in St. Anthony Catholic Church, Hillsdale, Michigan.

The child from this marriage was:

          i.  Katharine Genevieve Murphy [3959] was born on 4 Nov 1869 in Fairport, Monroe County, New York and died on 31 Jan 1954 in Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan at age 84.


3. Eliza Buckley [3957], daughter of Daniel Buckley [3960] and Katherine Egan [3961], was born in 1845 in Ireland and died on 6 May 1903 in Fairport, Monroe County, New York at age 58.

General Notes: More About ELIZA BUCKLEY:
Burial: Unknown, Lot 297G, Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York

Eliza married John R. Murphy [3947] [MRIN: 1300] after 1869.



Third Generation (Grandparents)



4. Richard Murphy [3948] was born about 1801 in Nicholastown, County Kildare, Ireland and died on 9 Dec 1876 in Fairport, Monroe County, New York about age 75.

General Notes: Notes for RICHARD MURPHY: [Handwritten Notes by Steven Myers, pgs. 1-2:]

RICHARD MURPHY I was born circa 1801 in County Kildare, Ireland. He married MARY O'NEIL, daughter of ______ O'NEIL and WEALTHY HARE. She was born circa 1807 in Ireland. They settled in New York in 1851 with their young family in order to escape the potato famine. Richard could read and write, as could his wife, Mary. Letters were often brought to him to be read by the other immigrant Irish to be read. He built a home on Whitney Road in Fairport, which served as a site for religious services before a church was available. He farmed the 17 acres around his home there and also land he owned on Turkhill Rd. in the Town of Perrinton. This latter was divided into 18 acre parcels for his sons when they came of age. According to the Monroe County Directory of 1869-70 he was a farmer of 105 1/2 acres. The 1870 federal census valued his real estate at $5000. Besides farming Richard and his sons also did work on the Erie Canal which ran close by. Richard left his farm on Whitney Rd. to his son James. Richard and his wife are both buried in the Murphy family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, known commonly to the old Irish as Murphy's Hill. The cemetery is located on land Richard had given to his son Stephen. Richard died December 9, 1876 age 75 (church records show age 74). His wife Mary died August 11, 1882 age 75 (church records show age 70).

Burial: Unknown, St. Mary's Cemetery (Murphy's Hill), Fairport, Monroe County, New York

Richard married Mary O'Neil [3949] [MRIN: 1301] in 1838 in Ireland.

Children from this marriage were:

2         i.  John R. Murphy [3947]

         ii.  Murphy [3950] was born on 11 Oct 1839 in Nicholastown, County Kildare, Ireland.

        iii.  Darby "Darwin" Murphy [3951] was born on 17 Jan 1841 in Athy, County Kildare, Ireland and died after 1924.

         iv.  James Murphy [3952] was born in Jun 1843 in Athy, County Kildare, Ireland and died on 21 Sep 1924 in Fairport, Monroe County, New York at age 81.

          v.  Stephen Murphy [3953] was born on 28 Dec 1845 in Athy, County Kildare, Ireland and died on 20 Dec 1902 in Rochester, Monroe County, New York at age 56.

         vi.  Thomas Murphy [3954] was born on 31 Mar 1850 in Athy, County Kildare, Ireland.

        vii.  William A. Murphy [3955] was born on 12 Feb 1853 in Fairport, Monroe County, New York and died on 10 Apr 1931 in Eaton, Madison County, New York at age 78.

       viii.  Joseph P. Murphy [3956] was born on 24 Jul 1857 in Fairport, Monroe County, New York and died on 30 Nov 1924 in Manhattan, New York City, New York at age 67.


5. Mary O'Neil [3949], daughter of O'Neil [4834] and Wealthy Hare [4320], was born in 1807 in Ireland and died on 11 Aug 1882 in Fairport, Monroe County, New York at age 75.

General Notes: More About MARY O'NEIL:
Burial: 13 Aug 1882, St. Mary's Cemetery (Murphy's Hill), Fairport, Monroe County, New York<http://www.angelfire.com/mi2/luskfamily/MyersFamilyL6/murphyEndnotesL6.html>
Medical Information: 1880 - Said to be insane<http://www.angelfire.com/mi2/luskfamily/MyersFamilyL6/murphyEndnotesL6.html>
Residence: 1880, With son James<http://www.angelfire.com/mi2/luskfamily/MyersFamilyL6/murphyEndnotesL6.html>

Mary married Richard Murphy [3948] [MRIN: 1301] in 1838 in Ireland.

6. Daniel Buckley [3960] .

Daniel married Katherine Egan [3961] [MRIN: 1303].

The child from this marriage was:

3         i.  Eliza Buckley [3957]


7. Katherine Egan [3961] .

Katherine married Daniel Buckley [3960] [MRIN: 1303].



Fourth Generation (Great-Grandparents)



10. O'Neil [4834] .

O'Neil married Wealthy Hare [4320] [MRIN: 1398].

The child from this marriage was:

5         i.  Mary O'Neil [3949]


11. Wealthy Hare [4320] was born in Ireland.

Wealthy married O'Neil [4834] [MRIN: 1398].



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