Timothy Murphy born about 1851 in NYS married a Margaret Keech born about 1854 in NYS. By 1900 census they had these children all born in New Jersey:
Margaret A. born 1880 Sarah Marie born 1882 Timothy J. born 1885 Julia E. born 1888 John Leo born 1892
Margaret's parents were William and Maria Keech. I do not know Maria's maiden name. William was born about 1828-1833 time frame in Pennsylvania. Maria was born about 1831-1833 in Ireland. In 1860 they lived in Rochester, Monroe County, New York. All their children were born in New York. I have names of six:
Margaret born 1854 Mary born 1857 Julia born 1859 William J. born 1865 James Stephen born 1868 Albert L. born 1871
In 1880 William and Maria lived at Morris, New jersey with five of their children and Timothy Murphy, who married their daughter Margaret.
William Keech is listed as a horseman or horse trader, and Timothy Murphy is a horseman. A desc. had posted info that his ancestors travelled between states dealing in horses.
William is listed on the 1895 state census for NJ, no ages, no Maria: 1895 State Census for NJ reads:
William H. Keech William J. Keech Stephen J. Keech Katie V. or O. Keech Josephine Keech Loretta Keech
Who were Katie, Loretta and Josephine? Were they daughters of William senior and Maria? Or grand-daughters?
I cannot find any info about these Keech's past 1895.
Timothy Murphy and his wife Margaret Keech are on the 1900 census at Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey.
What happened to William and Maria?
What happened to Margaret's brothers and sisters?
I would like to know whose son this William Keech was. I suspect he is a son of Henry G. Keech and Mary A. Thompson of Lower Merion, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Henry and Mary had a son named George T. Keech who lived at Morris, New Jersey who was a newspaperman/editor. Same Henry G. Keech was a son of Aaron Keech 1773-1844 and Rebecca Righter 1779-1836.