Jonathan married Sarah Gibbs on 1 July 1756 in Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut County, where she gave birth to six children:
Susanna, born 4 July 1757 (V.R. 1A, 249)
Sarah, born 26 February 1759 (V.R. 1A, 249)
Mercy, born 16 January 1761 (V.R. 1, 100)
Lydia, born 15 March 1763 (V.R. 1, 100)
Pamela, born 7 July 1769 (V.R. 1, 100)
Jonathan, born 1 August 1771 (V.R. 1, 100)
Sometime after Jonathan's birth, and before April 1776, Jonathan Sr, Sarah, and family removed to Coventry< Tolland County, where on 7 April, Sarah gave birth to daughter Submit. Sadly Sarah died the same day, evidently of complications of childbirth.
Jonathan married Hannah Wallbridge in Coventry 20 March 1777.
Their children, all born in Coventry, were:
Hannah, born 7 January 1778
Polly, born 7 May 1779
Dan, born 3 November 1781
Roxa, born 10 August 1783
Licindia, born 7 June 1785
Samuel, born 13 March 1787
Betsey, born 20 December 1789.
Jonathan died 18 September 1794, and was buried in Old Andover Cemetery in Andover, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA.
His will was dated "Sixth Day of August 1787", and his estate was probated, beginning in 1794, in Hartford County. His brother Eliphalet Murdock, as directed by his will, was appointed Executor. Distributions of personal property, money, and land were made to:
Hannah Murdock, his widow; Sarah Murdock; Mercy Dunham; Lydia Jones; Pamillia Blackman; Jonathan Murdock; Submit Murdock; Hannah Murdock; Polly Murdock; Dan Murdock; Roxa Murdock; Cinda Murdock; Samuel Murdock. Daughters Susanna and Betsey were not mentioned in the distribution.
↑Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Barbour Collection (Online Database accessed 2 May 2017: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. Volume: Lebanon, page 122. [https://www.americanancestors.org/DB414/i/13153/122/24770106/ See record at subscription site.
↑ Dimock, Susan Whitney; Births, marriages, baptisms and deaths, from the records of the town and churches in Coventry, Connecticut, 1711-1844 (New York, The Baker & Taylor Company, 1897). Pages 83 & 190 Available through Internet Archive: (https://archive.org/details/birthsmarriagesb00dimo).
↑Probate Files Collection, Early to 1880; Author: Connecticut State Library (Hartford, Connecticut); Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut.) ancestry.com. Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 [database on-line]) See record at subscription site.
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