Washington Murdock was born 1834 in Randolph Co Ga. son of William T. Murdock (1791-1862) & Pheriba Cannon (1802-1860). He married Jane Tye abt 1858 and they had the following children: Edward LaFollette 1860 Mary J. 1862Born about 1834 to William T. Murdock and Pheriba Cannon, I next found A. Washington Murdock in the 1850 census, living in Georgia (Quitman Co.), with wife, Jane, working on the farm of her father, Reuben Tye.According to military records, A. W. Murdock, of Quitman Co., Georgia, enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1862, and was promoted in 1863. He is said to have died in a Civil War prison. Enlisted as a Private on 22 March 1862 at the age of 28. Enlisted in Company G, 51st Infantry Regiment Georgia on 22 Mar 1862. Promoted to Full 3rd Sergeant (Estimated day of Promo) on 15 Jan 1863. His death is listed as 1865.
Killed in Civil War. Mary J. Murdock was the sister of Edward Lafayette Murdock, daughter of Washington Murdock and Jane Tye. She was listed in the 1870 and 1880 census as living with her brother in the home of Berry and Jane S. Craft. Jane Craft (nee Jane Tye) was the mother of Edward and Mary, widow of Washington Murdock, who was killed in the Civil War. I have been unable to find any other reference to Mary J. Murdock.
According to records he enlisted 4 March 1862 at Georgetown, Quitman Co, GA for 3 years or the war. He was admitted on 3 Nov 1862 for remittent fever at the Confederate Hospital, Culpepper, VA. Admitted to General Hospital #10 Richmond, VA on 8 Nov 1862 and returned to duty on 15 November 1862. He was captured at Gettysburg on 3 July 1863. He was sent to Fort Delaware as a prisoner of war on 7 July 1863. He then was sent on 22 October 1863 to Point Lookout, Maryland. He was admitted on 30 October 1863 to the USA Small Pox Hospital, Point Lookout, Maryland. He died there on 2 November 1863.