Where are the Murphy descendants of Elizabeth Edgerton Murphy-Brooks

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"Betsey" Elizabeth (Edgerton) Murphy married 2nd Mr ? Brooks and moved from Stockholm NY to Michigan with the youngest Murphy children--John Jr, Henry and Marietta.  I do have more history on Marietta with whom "Betsey spent her last days around 1900 in Potterville Michigan.  They show up in the 1900 cesnus with another brother--Thomas Newton Murphy and some of his family members who were in Michigan for a time before returning to NY.    I would like to know what becme of the other Murphy children--whom they married and their children and if there are any present day descendants with whom I might communicate.  I have a photo of my g-g-grandfanter Thomas Newton Murphy taken at his NY home about 1906 with family members and 2 girls simply listed as "2 cousins from out west" but no names.  I think they must have been daughters of one of those younger Murphy children who went to Michigan with Elizabeth.  Can anyone help me find these Murphys?  Thank you for your consideration.   Jo Ann Hatstat    jo@vermontel.net

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John Murphy--born about 1809 (possible Cork) Ireland married Elizabeth Edgerton born about 1810 (Welch / Irish)-  They-married 1834 Beekmanton NY moved to Stockholm NY that year to farm--- ( I do not know who John Murphy's parents are but he came to NY when he was about 16 years old and was working for Matthew Desmond in Beekmanton NY.   John and Elizabeth's children are--Lucy Ann Murphy -b-1838--m-Horace Wadsworth, William Murphy -b-1840 -d- Civil War 1863 Getteysburgh, James Murphy -b-1843, Thomas Newton Murphy -b- 1845 -m- Adele DeLance 1st Addie L. Johnson 2nd, Elizabeth Murphy-b-1847  -m- Samuel Newell Harris, Marietta Murphy -b-1849 -m-1st Charles Keeler 2nd Thomas Brown, John Murphy Jr. -b- about 1853,  Henry Murphy -b- about 1854.   John Murphy SR. died 1855---Elizabeth (Edgerton) Murphy -m 2nd- Mr ?? Brooks and moved to Michigan with Marietta, John Jr and Henry.  Son James is also said to have "gone West" after the war.  All Elizabeth's children were born in Stockholm NY. Marietta married Charles Keeler in New England and lived a time in NY before going back to Michigan where her children---Frederick Lacey Keeler and Grace Eudora Keeler--- were born.  Marietta married 2nd Thomas Brown in Michigan and he died there.  Marietta later moved to VT to live with her daughter Grace (then living in VT) and Marietta  -d- in VT 1921.  Nothing more is known about John Jr, Henry or James.  There was the photo on Thomas Newton Murphys farm in 1906 of the "2 cousins from out West" assumbed to be the daughters of either John Jr or Henry.  I have no idea of their names.   I hope this helps.   ////   Jo Ann Hatstat---jo@vermontel.net

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I have some recently discovered informatin to add to this history.  James Murphy  may have married---Susan Ann Lacken who was born in Canada.  They married 3 Jan 1882 in Iowa City Johnson Iowa and may have had a son--Lawrence B. Murphy--born about 1892 in Iowa.      John Murphy Jr.may have married ---Catherine McAvoy in Cedar Rapids Iowa and may have had children--Angeline, Lawrence, Regina, William, Margaret J., Edreanna, Elsie,  Marilyn.   These latter children are NOT known for sure at this point in time, however, I am looking for a living descendant of my Murphy family with whom to communicate.  If these look like your line, please contact me and help me out here.  Thank you so much.   Jo Ann Hatstat---jo@vermontel.net

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