Current Genealogy Research Objectives To secure more information about the life of Robert Murdock who was born in Scotland and died in Massachusetts.
To find the ancestors of Robert Murdock.
To secure more information about the following families:
KERR – Samuel Kerr, my earliest known Kerr, was born in Ireland, October, 1813 and died in Van Buren County, Iowa in on December 24, 1895. He first appears .in Ohio in 1840’s; after 1850 he and his descendents are found in Van Buren County, Iowa where an offspring Elsie Delila Kerr married Reynolds Cyrus Murdock in 1921.
PIKE -- William Pike, my earliest known Pike, leaves Indiana in 1856 and settles in Page County, Iowa. Here William Pike unsuccessfully attempted to develop Page City as the county seat. Family history is vague after his death in 1874. An offspring Elsie E. Pike married William Mort in 1870; they had an offspring Floy May Mort who married Samuel Clyde Kerr in 1899.
DAVIS – Samuel Davis, my earliest known Davis, and his wife Rhoda Hilton appear in New Milford, Ct. in the late 1700’s. They later moved to Delaware County, NY where an offspring Clarissa Dorr Davis married John Savage Murdock in 1812.
JORDAN – Cyrus P. Jordan, my earliest known Jordan, was born in Ohio in 1818 and by 1838 was in Springfield, Ill. He later went to Sigourney, Ia. and finally to Geneva, Neb. While in Sigourney an offspring Alcy Jane Jordan married Melancthon Murdock in 1856.