Henry Murphy was born in 1810, in Ireland. Son of Thomas Cooper. and Mary Walsh. They moved to Frampton (parish of Sainte-Merguerite, county of Dorchester, Nouvelle-Beauce, vicinity of Québec city) around 1833. He was married to Elizabeth Murphy in 1836. Elisabeth was born in Ireland in 1814. Daughter of Nicholas Murphy and Ann Butler The family moved to Frampton around 1827.