Thomas Jefferson Murphy

Thomas Jefferson Murphy
b. 15 October 1814, Jennings County, Indiana, to Daniel and Nancy (Baker) Murphy
d. 10 February 1922, Siloam Springs, Benton County, Arkansas

m/1. 29 January 1863, Jennings County, Indiana
Mary Jane Lewis
b. 15 March 1848, Jennings County, Indiana, to Timothy B. and Mahala (Lett) Lewis
d. by January 1877, Jennings County, Indiana

m/2. 21 January 1877, Jennings County, Indiana
Mary Delanzo Carpenter
b. about 1859, to Watis and Anna (Graston) Carpenter
d. 18 March 1896, near Stockdale, Riley County, Kansas

m/3. 29 April 1899, Riley County, Kansas
Saphronia (Carpenter) Allison
b. 12 September 1855, to Watis and Anna (Graston) Carpenter

Children with Mary Jane Lewis:

  • Elnora (1864-1870)
  • Cora (b. 1867)
  • Minetta E. (b. 1870) married John S. Carpenter
  • Timothy Thomas (1871-1933) married Katie May Dobson
  • Nancy Mae (1873-1885)
  • Samuel Hall (1875-1942) married Ida Adelia Brundige

Children with Mary Delanzo Carpenter:

  • [–?–] (1878-1878)
  • Louella (b. 1879) married Warren W. Maloney
  • Ida Belle (1881-1954) married John S. Thomson
  • James Leland (1884-1973) married Lucinda Marietta Johnson
  • Frances A. (1887-11974) married Ace Applebee
  • Mabel Pearl (1888-1972) married Charles Anderson Trotter
  • Homer C. (1889-1967) married Ada M. Deckert
  • Howard (b. 1892) married Pearl [–?–]
  • Henry F. (1894-1970)
  • [–?–] (1896-1896)

Saphronia (Carpenter) Allison was Mary Delanzo Carpenter’s sister.

Thomas Murphy served in Company G, 145th Indiana Regiment, during the Civil War. He and his second wife Mary Delanzo (Carpenter) Murphy emigrated from Jennings County, Indiana, to Grant Township, Riley County, Kansas, in 1865. Mary and Saphronia were sisters. Thomas Jefferson Murphy claimed 21 children.

Submitted by:
Kevin L. Stilley
Manhattan KS
E-mail: trlrhouseman@aol.com

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