John T. Murphy
JOHN T[homas] MURPHY, a citizen and native of Hendricks Township, was born October 13, 1844, being the third in a family of eight children born to
Samuel and Emaline (Vaughn) Murphy, who were native of Pennsylvania an Ohio, respectively. They both came with their parents to this county in a very early day. The former continued a resident of this county until his death, the latter, his widow, still survives him. Our immediate subject remained at home and assisted his parents on the farm until he attained the age of twenty-two years, receiving a limited education. In 1867, his marriage with
Emaline Montgomery was solemnized, and to their union two children were born,
Frank and Mary E. January 1, 1874, Mr. Murphy suffered the bereavement of losing his beloved wife. December 27, 1877, his and Emma O'Neal's nuptials were celebrated and to their union four children have been born; these three are now living: George E., Charles R. and Mildred. Mr. Murphy has always made farming his occupation, and he has been quite successful. He now owns 477-1/2 acres of well improved land. In politics he is a Democrat.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, "Hendricks [Twp] Sketches," pg 659, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming