I was very pleased to find your post of June 3, 1998. I hope you are still at this email address. I am searching my Murodck line adn have gotten back as far as an Alva Murdick born about 1804 in NY (?county). He married an Eliza and they had at least two children in NY before moving to Ashland Co, OH. Do you have any information on this Alva? It is possible that he had two brothers Samuel (B 1815, OH) and David (B 1820, OH) but the connection of Samuel and David with Alva is tenuous.
Hope to hear form you. Would be more than glad to exchange information.