Murphy Family [RG3570.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3570.AM:  Murphy Family



Genealogical records

Nebraska

Size:  0.25 cu.ft.; 1 box and 2 reels of microfilm



BACKGROUND NOTE



The Murphy family of Nebraska has a long recorded history.  Like many other Irish families, the Murphys began to emigrate to the New World in approximately 1830 largely because of the (1) oppression of the absentee landlords who forced many Irish tenants off the land and because (2) of the general Protestant “ascendency” in Ireland.  After first settling in Canada, the family began to disperse south through out the United States.  A large number settled in the mid-west.  Among the first members of this family to come to Nebraska was the Michael Murphy family which settled in Richardson County in 1874.  Later, various members of the family moved to western Nebraska.



Two of the Nebraska members of the Murphy lineage who gained national recognition are Bradford Murphy of Denver, Colorado, and M. Louis Murphy of New York City.  Both received their education at the University of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska Medical School and are well-known physicians.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one box and two reels of microfilm relating to the Murphy family.  Included in the collection are correspondence, 1956-1971; census and passenger lists, 1823-1825; biographical data on various members of the Murphy family, undated; newspaper clippings, undated; and miscellany, 1892-1903, undated.  The bulk of the collection consists of census and passenger lists with a substantial amount of biographical data on various members of the Murphy family.  In addition, the collection includes several maps which indicate the locations of the different members of the family in Ireland.  A completed copy of the Thomas Murphy’s genealogical study, Murphy’s Family Tree, is on microfilm in the Reference Room under RG3570.  See the photo component [RG3570.PH] for Murphy family photos.



INVENTORY



Box 1

Folder




    1. Correspondence relating to the Murphy family genealogy, 1956-1971

    1. Census and Passenger lists, 1823-1825 (mostly Irish Immigrants)

    1. Census and Passenger lists, 1823-1825 (mostly Irish Immigrants)

    1. Biographical data regarding the Murphy family

    1. Newspaper clippings regarding the Murphy family

    1. Political broadsides

    1. Autograph books of Catherine Hayes Murphy and Patrick Murphy

      Fifth Grade reader of Catherine Murphy

      Miscellaneous maps



Reel 1 – The Murphy Family Tree by Thomas A. Murphy, 1968

Reel 2 – Passenger lists and miscellaneous maps



 



Subject headings:



Canada — Immigration and emigration

Hayes family

Ireland — Immigration and emigration

Irish in Canada

Murphy family

Murphy, Thomas A., 1899

Quinn family

Tighe family

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