To: All MURPHY-MURPHEY descendants and researchers
Subject: MURPHY--MURPHEY Genealogical DNA Project --WHY JOIN? [Success Story]
Purpose: Seeking males named MURPHY or MURPHEY[and other spelling alternatives—will use "MURPHY" here for the sake of brevity] for participation in the ongoing MURPHY/MURPHEY genealogical DNA Project
To join the DNA project or for information contact Beverly WHITE directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Special interest in locating descendants of the following MURPHYs of Southern Illinois for possible participation in the DNA Project:
1. John MURPHY b1770s/1780s [probable wife Mary "Polly" __?__], resided 1830 Franklin Co. IL and 1840 Williamson Co. IL 2. Samuel L. MURPHY b1780s, resided 1820 and 1830 Franklin Co. IL 3. Aaron MURPHY b1790s, resided 1840 Williamson Co. IL 4. John C. MURPHY b c1811 VA, m Ann __?__, resided 1850 Franklin Co. IL and 1860 Lamar Co. TX 5. William B. MURPHY b c1812 TN, m “Cyntha,” resided 1840 and 1850 Williamson Co. IL 6. Lewis/Louis C. MURPHY b c1817 TN, m Elizabeth GUY?--resided 1860 St. Clair Co. IL and 1870 Saline Co. IL 7. Clinton A. MURPHY b c1815 TN, m Sarah SPRING [possibly the same man as Lewis C.]--resided 1850 St. Clair Co. IL 8. James MURPHY b c1825 AL, m1841 Mary BUTTS, resided 1850 Williamson Co. IL and 1860 Camden Co. MO 9. Mary [“Polly”] MURPHY b c1830 IL, m1852 Jesse ABNEY, resided 1860-1900 Saline Co. IL 10. Riley W. MURPHY b c1827 IL, m1844 Eady WEST, resided 1860-1880 Jackson Co. IL
[There is already a descendant participant from each of these two additional MURPHYs:
11. Solomon MURPHY b 8 Mar 1819 AL, d 14 Jun 1901 Pope Co. AR, m1843 Elizabeth West; and 12. Bazil G. MURPHY b 4 Oct 1822, d 25 Dec 1896 Williamson Co. IL, m1844 Margaret TRAVELSTEAD.]
=============================== From: Kenneth W. SHIRLEY, descendant of Thomas L. MURPHY b1826 Graniger Co. TN [m 1845 Greene Co. MO to Eliza HEART], through his son Thomas M. D. MURPHY [b1856 Polk Co. MO, m 1883 Benton Co. AR to Mandy KELLEY]
June 18, 2005
There is a MURPHY surname DNA project already in place. The person who is coordinating the MURPHY DNA Project is Beverly WHITE whose email address is: email@example.com. You should contact Beverly directly to join the project or for more information.
"Succcess Story":What prompted my renewed interest in the MURPHY DNA Project is that I, Ken SHIRLEY, have already benefited significantly from the DNA project. My first cousin, Charles N. MURPHY, is a recent participant in the MURPHY DNA project and has received the results of his 37-marker DNA test. These results showed that the DNA sample of Charles N. MURPHY, descendant of Thomas L. MURPHY 1826-1901 [same line as me], matched 25/25 with a descendant of Bazil G. MURPHY b1822 AL and 24/25 with Solomon MURPHY b1822 AL, both of whom resided Southern Illinois per 1850 census and both of whom were completely unknown to either Charles N. MURPHY or to me. These results indicate that the three MURPHY DNA project participants have, with some degree of certainty, a common MURPHY ancestor. The connection between Thomas L. MURPHY 1826-1901 and the other two MURPHY men is not known, but it gives us many new avenues of research and more people will be involved in the search.
A few reminders:
A MURPHY DNA project participant must be a MALE with the surname of MURPHY [or any variation such as MURPHEY, MURFEY] or any male who thinks his surname might once have been MURPHY]. Female MURPHY descendants/researchers [as well as male MURPHY descendants/researchers who are not named MURPHY] can assist greatly by recruiting male MURPHY DNA project participants and/or assisting the male participants financially with the cost of the DNA testing.
Hope you will contact Beverly WHITE soon and arrange to receive the DNA test kit or assist in finding project participants. Thank you for your interest.