Anyone have information re William Murdock who was in the 1850 census for Leicester, Buncombe County, NC? According to census records he was 55 years old, a farmer and was born in Ireland. His family consist of Robert J, 17, student; James, 15, student; Willian, 13; Francis J, 3; John H, 1; Margaret, 42; Jane, 18; Henietta 9; and Margaret Hughes, 35. All were born in Ireland except Francis J and John H.
My interest in this is that Murdock, Leicester Chapman and John Carpenter were involved in some land transactions. In the deal, Murdock was owner of some medical supplies and related items which were sold to Chapman and Carpenter.