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Subject: [MURPHY-L] Recompense Murphy b.1774, Adams Co. Ohio
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 18:36:21 EDT

Found Recompense finally! Don W. copied the following for me and sent it to
me privately - Too good not to share. From History of Adams County---

Recompense Murphy was born in Pitts' Grove, Salem County, New Jersey, in
1774. He emigrated to Ohio in 1805, coming down the river in a flat-boat. He
had been married in New Jersey to Catherine Newkirk. Her grandfather was
David Whittaker, and he and his wife followed Recompense Murphy to Ohio.
Our subject located the first summer on the Ohio River, at the mouth of
Turkey Creek, in Scioto County. After that, he went to Sandy Springs, Adams
County, where he bought land and farmed. He built a brick house on his land
near the river front, which has long since disappeared, having been destroyed
by the encroachments of the Ohio River. He had a brother William who came
with him from New Jersey, but removed to Illinois, where he died. Samuel
Murphy, another brother located near Franklin, Ohio. Mary, a sister married
Samuel Swing, whose son David, was the father of the Celebrated Professor
Swing, of Chicago. Our subject had a brother, John who remained in New
Jersey. Another sister, Elizabeth, Married a Mr. Ogden and lived at
Fairmount, near Cincinnati.
The children of Recompense Murphy were David Whittaker Muprhy, born in
1800, of whom, a separate sketch appears, Jacob Murphy who located in
Whiteside County, Illinois, and retaining the Presbyterian faith of his
mother, became an elder in the church there; Recompense Sherry Murphy, of
Garrison's, Kentucky, now deceased; John Murphy who resides near Quincy,
Kentucky; William, who emigrated to California; Robert, who died at the age
of eighteen; Rebecca, wife of Simon Truitt, who resides at Agricola, Coffey
County, Kansas, at the age of eighty-seven; Rachel Warring, who removed to
Posey County, Indiana; Catherine Cox, widow of Martin Cox, who resides at
Rome, and is the mother of Mrs. Rev. J.W. Dillon, of Portsmouth, Ohio, and
Mary Ann Baird, wife of Harvey Baird, who removed to Illinois.
Recompense Murphy's first wife was a Presbyterian, a member of the Sandy
Springs Church from 1826 until her death, June 30, 1832. Recompense Murphy
married a second time to Matilda Ives, a widow, whose maiden name was Fuller,
a native of Broome County, New York. Her father was at one time a member of
the General Assembly of that State. She was a shrew, Keen Yankee. Some time
in the sixties, she removed to her home in New York and died there.
Recompense Murphy died November 18, 1844. He made his will February 25,
1837. It was witnessed by Socrates Holbrook, Robert W. Robb, Isaac Carr and
J. D. Redden. It was proven December 20, 1844, in Adams county. He gave his
mansion house and one-third of his farm to his wife. He mentioned all of his
children, but having already provided for four of his sons, he provided in
his will for the remaining sons and two daughters. The document indicates
that he was a just man. He was a member of the Sandy Springs Baptist Church,
joining the same after his second marriage and died in that faith. He was an
excellent citizen and aimed to do his part in every respect in his place in
the world and his contempories have left the record that accomplished what he
undertook. His descendants are living witness that his training produced the
best results.

>From History of Adams County page 594
Recompense Sherry Murphy was a son of Recompense and Catherine (Newkirk)
Murphy, who came from New Jersey and settled at the mouth of Turkey Creek,
Scioto County, Ohio, in 1805, where the subject of this sketch was born May
12, 1806. Recompense Murphy, Senior, soon after moved to the Irish Bottoms in
Adams County, and located on a farm.

Recompense Sherry Murphy spent his early life working on the farm. He was
married to Rachel Kelley, August 4, 1831. They lived together in happy
wedlock for fifty-three years. To them were born nine children, four boys and
five girls, of whom the following are living: Mary Burwell, Troy, Ohio; Emman
McCall, Agricola, Kansas; John R., Wellsville, Kansas; Abram K., of Rushtown,
Ohio, and Lucy Givens, of Buena Vista, Ohio.

He united with the Baptist Church about 1835 and remained a devoted
member until his death. In politics, he was an unwavering Republican. His
wife died May 28, 1883 and he followed her January 5, 1891, aged eighty-five

If there are any 'cousins' via Recompense Murphy that see this, please
contact me at .
Jimmy Lamb in San Bruno, CA
.. and from surnames: Lamb, Stagg, Haines, Jackson, Murphy, Lesley, Milam,
Stacy, Flippo, Compton, Mundy, Tolson, Davidson, Kelley, Fuller, Gaines,
Holt, Sheets, Riggs, Brooke, Newkirk, Johnson, Parr, Bevins, Deskins,
Knoblett, Romaine, Van Blarcom, Banta, Huysman, Denney, Newton,

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