I am trying to track down info on a ancestor that "vanished" in 1866.I have verry little information, only what I found ina bio about his father.
"in 1866 he (Leander Murphy) was living 4 miles SE of Columbia City, Whiteley Co, Ind. He supposedly had enough money to purchase a farm on the night of 4 Dec 1866 and went to see a neighbor on some business about 3/4 mile from where he lived. He was never heard from again and it has been alleged that he was murdered but no proof has been found. His personal effects were left at his place of work and the home where he stayed. His father, William H MURPHY, went to Columbia City to investigate, but was never able to clearly establish what actually happened."
Does this ring a bell with anyone?I would love to find out what happened to him.