One of yy g.g.grandmothers was Margaret Murdock, wife of John Jay Kress of Starkey Twp., Yates Co., NY.According to S.C. Cleveland's History, she was b. 1789 and d. 1867. In S. C. Cleveland's History and Directory of Yates County, New York, p. 919, Margaret Murdock's maiden name was said to be "Murdough," but that is known as a variation in the spelling of Murdock. The 1850 census for the household of John J. Kress, 211th family on the census for Starkey, Yates Co., New York, gives Margaret (Murdock) Kress' age as 60, which more or less confirms her birthdate from Cleveland's History of Yates Co. New York as being 1789. Additionally, the 1865 New York State census gives her birthplace as having been Orange County, New York, but the earlier 1855 NY state census shows her birthplace to have been Ulster Co., NY. Would be interested in learning her parents' and siblings' names andalso where and when she was married to John Jay Kress. In Cleveland's history, Samuel Kress, father of J.J. Kress, was said to have been b. in Orange Co. in 1763, and came to Yates Co. ca. 1810. J.J. and Margaret M. Kress were the parents of 13 children.