Looking to identify parents, living descendants of John and James Murdock, born in Belfast, Ireland, who emigrated to US in 1830s or thereabouts and became manufacturers in Cincinnati, OH.
Old work, "The social mirror:a character sketch of the women of Pittsburgh and vicinity during the first century of the county's existence" (by Adelaide Mellier Nevin) has following:
"Mrs. Margaret Dickson, wife of the late Joseph C. Dickson, of the coal firm of Dickson, Stewart & Co., a lady of culture and refinement, was born in Belfast, Ireland, but came to America when quite young.Her brothers, James and John Murdock, are two of the leading manufacturers of Cincinnati.Mrs. Dickson has two daughters, both pretty and accomplished.The eldest, Annie, wife of Harvey S. Patterson, the other, Maud Negley, is the wife of Frank Connelly.Mrs. Connelly has had a classical musical education.All move in the best circles of the Lawrenceville district."
Mrs. Dickson, known as Maggie, was my second great-grandmother; I have posted elsewhere on the forum concerning her.Maud Dickson and Frank Connelly were the parents of Kathryn Downing Connelly 1888-1971 m. Ralph Dow Waid from Oil City, PA, my maternal grandmother.