All my information on John Murphy
from Cecil County Will Abstracts by John McCory #206
It specifed the tombstone read "born June 11, 1708, died April
21 1794. We do not know where he was born..
On Sept 14, 1793 John Murphy
wrote a will. It was
proved Sept 12, 1794, and presented by his wife Margaret
. Cecil County Will Abstracts by John McCory,
Will number 206 on page 347.
I have not
seen the will only the Abstract, so can't interpret beyond info
Mr. McCory recorded. In the will he mentions
wife, unnamed there, wife's son Aaron Wark
, but she is
named as presenting the will. Thus I assume that Margaret
had been previously married to a Mr.
the will goes on to name John Brown,
(no kinship given), Margaret
- wife of Robert McMaster
other"eldest daughters" not named.....etc Robert
was one of his executors and a witness was
There are 2 records in Land Patents of Cecil county Maryland
conpiled by the Genealogical Society of Cecil County.
do not know if they are our John Murphy, but fit the time frame.
1748 a John Murphy
had a lease on 70 acres, Unpatented
. it does not say where
1786 .a John Murphy
had a patent on Mount Orange, 74 acres
(possibly the same as above), Unpatented cert #231.
We also have a 1790 Cencus Record Cecil County North
That was the area the McMaster
family plantation was, so puts him in the right area to be
related, but there is very little information. It
states: John Murphy
1 male < 16, 2 males
> 16 and 2 females
We do not know why his tombstone details were included in the Will
Abstract. But if true he would have been almost 86 years
old. We do not know where he is buried. .