Monthly Archives: April 2014

Family Followups

A quick post this week with followups on two recent entries. First, about two weeks ago I wrote about Murphy’s Farm in Monmouth, New Jersey. After posting, I heard from my cousin Tom Murphy. Here’s what Tom had to add … Continue reading

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A Brief Tale of Two Weddings

We attended another family wedding this past weekend. Our niece Amanda Cage married Clint Spiva on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Christ’s Community Fellowship Church in Vega, Texas. That’s a small Texas Panhandle town about 35 miles west of Amarillo. … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Farm

Last week’s blog looked at an 1864 St. Clair County, Illinois, tax assessment list for Peggy’s 3rd great grandfather Lorenz Marxer. This week, let’s go east to New Jersey and take a look at 1875 agriculture and livestock valuation schedules … Continue reading

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The 19th Century Taxman

As April 15 approaches, I thought I’d share with you this interesting document. It’s an IRS tax assessment list from 1864 for “Persons residing in Division No. 8 of Collection District No. 12 of the State of Illinois, liable to … Continue reading

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The Next Generation

The first child in a new generation of Murphys was born last week. Kelly and Jana Phillips Murphy welcomed daughter Mykenna Grace Murphy on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Kelly is the youngest son of my brother Jim and his wife, … Continue reading

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