Bruce, My great-grandfather, Stephen MURDOCK,was born 23 Nov 1848 in Britton's Run, Crawford Co, PA, the son of Justus MURDOCK and Lovisa COLGROVE.He married Ellen D. Amdrews about 1871 and had three known children: (1) Lawrence Marvin MURDOCK, born 16 Dec 1871 in Spartansburg, PA [my grandfather]; (2) Clifford J. MURDOCK born 13 Feb 1878 in Britton's run, PA; and Grace May MURDOCK born 14 Sep 1880 in Britton's Run, PA.It would appear as our two families are not related, at least with the information I presently have.I do know that there were lots of MURDOCKs and MURDOCHs around the Meadville area is years gone by.I'm not sure if they are related in any way.My MURDOCK line hails from Scotland, and the earliest known ancestor is Jackson MURDOCK, born 4 Jun 1635 in Scotland.
Dr. Dixon G. STEVENS
P. O. Box 173
East Randolph, NY
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