Moss Pointe Trail North
Jacksonville, FL 32244-5481
August 6, 2008
My name is Ed Murfin (Charles Edward, Jr., actually) and I have
been a Floridian for 56 of my almost 73
years, with 50 of those being a Florida United Methodist Church
clergyman. I am now
retired and have time to pursue my life-long dream of researching my
families’ genealogical roots, and particularly trying to connect all
the Murfin families. My late brother, James V. Murfin, Civil War
Historian and National Park Service Coordinator, had begun this
project a number of years ago.
My parents, Charlie and Leona Garman Murfin, and I moved to
Orlando, FL, from Hagerstown, MD, in 1952.
I graduated from Edgewater High School there the following year
and earned my college degree at Florida Southern College at Lakeland,
and my Master of Divinity degree at Emory University in Atlanta.
My bride of 52
years, Bev, and I have two sons.
Our younger son, Jeff, 39, is married to Mellisa who has a 15
year old daughter, Kaley, and their first child, Lenna McKenzie, is
four. He works as a
computer systems administrator for the Y.M.C.A., and she is a
Physician’s Assistant and Pharmacist working in a doctor’s office
in Sarasota, FL, and is an editor of a medical journal, where they
live, about 240 miles southwest of us.
Our older son, Scott, 46, whose wife is Cathy, has given us two
grandchildren, Tim, 26, and Leona, 17, and lives about 100 miles west
of us in Madison, FL, where he is in the electronics repair business
and an emergency technician and she is an auditor for businesses in
the surrounding area. Tim
now lives in Jacksonville, near us.
He and Jessica, recent Florida State University graduates,
married in May of ‘06. He
is a Target Stores Loss Prevention Manager and she is a marketing
director for Winn-Dixie Grocery Stores.
Leona just gave birth to our first great-grandchild, Ilayna
Elizabeth Murfin, “Ellie,” in
If you “Google” the name “Murfin” you will be amazed at
the number of hits. You’ll
find my brother and me and another Ed in England and Ross and Bryan
and a bunch of others. Have
My Murfin family’s roots
(specifically, McVeytown). We
trace back through my grandfather William Calvin Murfin, his father
Samuel and his grandfather Samuel J. Murfin (who was born in
Muggington, Derbyshire, England in 1802 and died in McVeytown in
1875). Samuel J. had a
brother Thomas who was born in Derbyshire, England, 1796, died in IA
(buried in IL) in 1875. Recent DNA testing on descendants of these two
lends credence to this idea (report says “99.9% sure the two sides
of the family are directly related.”). Their syblings: John, Sarah,
William, Joseph, Jervis, and John, all stayed in England, to my
knowledge. Their father,
my 3Xgreat grandfather Samuel, was born about 1775 and died about
1811, in Hollington, England. His syblings were John, Hannah, Thomas,
Elizabeth, William, and Joseph. My
4Xgreat grandfather was John Murfin, born about 1743 in Ashbourne,
Derbyshire, died about 1807..
I have traced many which are connected into Samuel and
Thomas’s lines, mostly
in PA, MD, IN, IL, & OH. Another
large Murfin family I have researched are the descendants of Robert
and Ann Murfin who came from the same area in England, to Burlington,
NJ in 1678, and migrated to IL and IN and elsewhere.
I imagine that most of the other Murfin lines in America are
related to one of these, and we may all be from the same line, but I
haven’t proven that yet.
Now - I’ve told you some about me, so it’s your turn to
tell me something about you and your family.
I have been researching many major Murfin family trees steadily
for over twelve years, and have collected much information on them.
I have 51 active Murfin trees right now (though I am in
process of combining 3 of them), and more are in the works.
I’m doing this for the enjoyment of it,
NOT TO SELL BOOKS, and
for my and your great grandkids
(besides, I have much
more information than those high-priced books have for which
you get ads in the mail ). I am willing to share this material via
Email or printed hard copies. Perhaps
one of these families I’ve researched already is yours.
I would love for you to let me know for sure, and send me some
of your family background information to fit in.
Be as detailed as you are willing to be -- it makes the
resulting work much more valuable for our descendants when there are
full names and dates, places, and even some tidbits about some of the
people. I hope that you
will contact other Murfin families you know and get their ancestry
lines for me, as well.. I
am gradually weaning this list down, but I have yet to have a contact
with many on the list. I
have written to many of them and talked to many by phone.
My apologies if I have already sent you this letter or if you
and some of your family have been in touch with me.
I have tried to compare the lists carefully, but there are some
discrepancies among names and addresses and I was not sure if some
were the same persons. Let
me know where we stand on this in reference to your family, please.
If you have moved, let me know your new address.
I haved moved myself, July, 2006, to a new rental home.
I am still working
on a huge list of Murfin surnames, mostly in England, on my exhaustive
worldwide database resulting from all kinds of searching through books
of history, LDS Church Family History Center files, letters, cemetery
records, church records, census records, Social Security records, the
World Family Tree project, computerized phone books, and other
computer generated programs. Every
so often my computer hooks up another family that had no idea they
were related. It did four
times in the last year. I
found some lost direct cousins of mine last year.
I was even helpful in assisting an adopted Murfin in uniting
with her birth parents recently.
I often correspond with and talk to Murfin people in England
and Canada. I am a member
of The Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society (www.sgesjax.com).
I do hope that you will let me know in the near future any information
that you have that will help the Murfin clan to become more united.
I am conducting a
“Murfin One-Name Study,” and I am on the track of every
Murfin living today, at least in the U.S., Canada, Australia, South
Africa, and the UK. I
really believe we’re all cousins, even if some spell the name
Murffin, Murphin, Murphines, Murfyn, Merfin, Mirfin, Murfine, or
whatever. I understand it
could even originate in the Welsh Merlin or Merefinn or the Old Norse
Morafinner, or even Marven or Marvin or Mervyn, Merefinnes, Mervinnus,
or even Dolphin, Turpin or Halpin. I plan to leave no stone unturned
in this quest. Hopefully
I will outlive the project. If
there is a known family history buff in your family and you want to
send a copy of this letter to him or her, that’s fine,. but have
them mention your name when they correspond with me, so I can keep
track of responses to this letter.
I will anxiously look forward to hearing from you in one way or
another sometime soon.
Should you want to contact me by Email over the internet (it’s
cheaper) my address is: email@example.com.
I have also set up a website for the Surfin'
Murfins. It is not
always up to date because selling my home and
moving twice and health have disrupted my genealogy work over the past
four years, and my other work with the Restless Legs Syndrome
Foundation (See my Web
and church (www.christchurchjax.com).
know one’s heritage is to know oneself.
Each of us is a repository of what Carl Jung called “racial
memories”, those customs, habits, thoughts, practices, and genetic
factors that have been handed down the family line for generations.
To know one’s ancestors . . . who lived what we call history
. . . is to know and understand . . . in microcosm, the macrocosm of
ED MURFIN August
My Samuel Murfin (1775-1860 in England) family, whose sons I believe
came to Philadelphia, 1830 to 1846, settling in central PA , with some
later going west, to IL via Thomas (1796-1875) (wife Sarah),
and his son George (wife Sidney Ann Henderson).
George’s son was George Heber Murfin and his grandson is
Robert Hankins Murfin (whom I know very well, in Florida).
My 2Xgreat grandfather, Samuel J., (1802-1875) (brother to
Thomas) chose to stay in the McVeytown, Mifflin Co., PA
area to raise his family. My grandfather, William Calvin,
was Samuel J.’s son.
(Some assumptions are being made about the connections of
Thomas and Samuel J., with little solid evidence - could be 2 families
here. However, recent DNA
testing on descendants of both sides give a 99.9% assurance that this
assumption is correct. There
is also conflicting information on Samuel H. being the father of
& Ann Lee Murfin, from Eaton, Nottinghamshire, England, arriving
in Burlington, NJ, on the ship, THE
SHIELD OF STOCKTON, in 1678.
Two sisters of Robert’s,
Katherine Murfin, and Ann Murfin Pharo (with husband James and
children), were with them. A
John Murfin, possibly a brother, preceded them in 1672.
All settled in NJ. The
tree includes many Christian ministers and missionaries, an Admiral
Gould Murfin who was at Pearl Harbour and led the search for Amelia
Earhart, his grandmother Ruby with Mayflower ancestry connections, a
Jane who was a playwright and stage/movie star and owned the original
canine movie star, Strongheart, Some
other names: Henry Clay, 1852, Portsmouth, OH;
Charles Everett, 1906-1962, Summersville, MO;
Joseph Laurie, 1789-1863, NJ to IN;
Judge James Orin, in Detroit;
Almond H., 1867-1926, Hancock County, OH?;
Walter Henry from SleepyEye, MN and siblings born to Thomas
Jefferson Murfin; Wm. Riley, 1869-1941, Pendleton, IN; missionaries
Horace (1899-1983) & Ida , in IN to Brazil;
missionaries Reuben & Mary Ann Murfin Anderson; Dr. Mark,
ret. Prof. Univ. Miami, FL, who recently died in Rogers, AR, his 2
sons, one of whom was named Provost & Vice Pres. Of SMU; surgeons
Walter W. died in IL, Maurice D. ret. in IL, Wesley W. in NC; and
newspaperpersons Gary Dean and Cheryl Jo in WA ;
Onley Eldie & Nellie Edwards Murfin, sons Bill Thomas,
Ralph & Orvel; and many
others. I know personally
many members of this branch of the Murfin tree. I recently joined this
family with William & Mary West Murfin, 1700’s in Highland
County, OH; son Eli, 1806-1876, OH to CO, IA, KS.
Eli’s children: Amanda, James, Nancy, Mary Anne, Emma, Alice,
Benton, Martha, William, Laura, Lewis, Nora, Cora. His
siblings: Julia, West,
Malinda, Elen, Naomi, Mehalie. This William could actually be a
Murphin family - looking into this. (Murphin Ridge Inn on Murphin
Ridge Rd., West Union, OH, has been referred to as a possible
Murfin, born in England, with relatives John as Auditor of the
Exchequer (died 1471) and Thomas as Sheriff of London, 1511 and Lord
Mayor, 1518. Great
grandson, Eric James, 1904, Lincoln, Eng.-1982, Solana Beach, CA;
grgrson Christopher Edwin (1892, Lincoln, Eng.) came to U.S.
7/5/1923 via Detroit, then to CA;
another grgrson Frederic Bardell (1898, Lincoln-1982) lived in
England, California, and Australia.
Source family: Eric James Murfin’s granddaughter Denise
Elaine Murfin Musil, Kansas City, MO.
There’s a lot of missing information on this line.
Thomas (died 1870) & Kathaline (Mary?) Leach Murfin, references to
Hamilton Co., OH, Mercer Co., IL and
LA, and OR; sons Joseph Lawrie or Laurie, Thomas J., John H.,
grandson William James and his son Jess Willard; descendants in NE
(Larry Dean and Charles Washington, 1871-1961) in IL (Dennis in
Crete), CO, IA, MO (Lee E. & twin Anna Lee), OK, WA, WY.
Sources: Grace Murfin McConnell, Alfred T. Murfin, Lee and Ray
Murfin, MargaretLynn Murfin, Karl Beckman, Sherry Rosen (Srosen@socal.rr.com).
This family probably fits in Family #2, if we could find Thomas’
siblings or parents. (see
#38 and #41)
Almond David and Ida Bell Beeler Murfin in IN; sons Charles
Albert, IN & NM, and Elmer “Duff”, Anderson, Charles Arthur in
Albuquerque, NM (the source of this info, and whom I knew).
Very few details here. Combined
with David A. &
Delores A. Murfin line (in 2003)
William and Mary Tompkins line from UK to Australia.
Frank & Belle Roberts Murfin, mid 1800’s in Burlington
MI; sons: G.W. (wife Orrill, 1 daughter), Clarence (unmarried), Floyd
(wife Della, 2 sons, 2 dau.), Jess (2 sons Kenneth & Keith).
Info source: Orrill (now near 100) and grandson Randy Lee
Coller, Jackson, MI.; Floyd
Murfin, son Robert in Portage, MI; son William in Ft. Walton Beach,
FL; grandchildren in MI
Thomas & Sarah Murfin, early 1800’s in OH, son Henry H.
(OH to NE), gr’sons Charles & Wm.,
gr/gr’sons Howard, Benjamin Franklin (NE) and Paul (NY), gr/gr/gr’son
Thomas in England, son George & wife Edith Nixon Murfin, in
England, gr’son Leslie born in England 1920, immigrated Canada1952,
then NY. Gr.Gr’son
Leslie Graham Murfin (NY). Few
details so far.
Descendants of Pharoah & Fanny Bentley Murfin, Upwood
England: Albert Frank
& Erika Murfin, in Victoria, & Ada Dora in Queensland,
father was Samuel. Source: Albert F. Murfin, Bendigo, Australia.
Rev. J. Arthur Murfin, Port Huron, MI, (deceased) his brothers Edward
in London, Ontario, Canada, Ralph
in Etobicoke, Ontario, Basil in CA,
are children of Basil Joseph Murfin, born 1890 in Bradly,
Derbyshire England and died in London, Ontario.
Basil had 5 children by each of 2 wives for a total of 10.
Arthur had 7 sons.
Christopher Edward Murfin from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
lived in Germany and in Brussells, Belgium, and now lives in Sioux
Falls, SD, will get me his family line when he gets unpacked.
I believe his father and grandfather’s names are both
Charles, in Leek, Staffordshire. I must have 600 UK Murfin family
addresses to explore (hopefully others will lead me on here).
Eric Murfin lives in Ripley, Derbyshire now and has family history
info to send to me soon.. His
nephew Tony ,
wife and son, immigrated to Corpus Christi, TX, in 1989, from
Murfin lives in Australia, was born in Ripley, Derbyshire, England,
father is Arthur, gr’father, Frank (who had 9 children).
His Aunt Mary in Ripley and her niece Thelma in Swindon Wilts
are corresponding with me, as well as Mary’s brother in South Africa
(where I have a list of 20 Murfin families) - a university College
student in London studying Chemistry with Management Studies.
Mary Murfin (or Murphin) b. 1740 in Wranker(?), Yorkshire,
England, married a William Thompson, 1764.
Her parents:Thomas, b. 1694 in Moss, Yorkshire, & Ann
Emerson. Her siblings:
Ann, John, Thomas, Betty. All
geographical references near Doncaster, Yorkshire.
Her grandfather was also a Thomas Murfin.
John Murfin of Bradley b. 1742-3, perhaps father of William, father of
George, father of Charles Murfin, Leek, Staffordshire, England, son:
Frederick Anthony or Arthur, son Graham now lives in near Newcastle in
Northumberland, supplying information back to at least 18th
century, with possibilities back to 14th century. His sons:
Christopher Graham, Richard Paul, & Gareth.
Samuel Murfin family in Kansas through William Stickle Murfin and his
sons Samuel Elmer Murfin,
1911-1983, Stroud,OK; William,
Cecil, Fred, and their 3 half-sisters.
Samuel Elmer’s Sons: Harold (TX), Rev. Jerry Don Murfin
(Stroud, OK). There’s a possible connection to my Samuel Murfin
Godfrey Murfin, England (ca.1850-?).
Two sons: Godfrey (last known to be in Pittsburgh, PA) &
Horace Archibald (d.o.b. 1879).
Horace’s son Horace Norman migrated to S. Africa in 1949.
Norman’s son Timothy N., born 1940 in UK, migrated to S.
Africa in 1947, then Kenya & Uganda, now in Queensland,
John Murfin’s son William and his wife Mary Tomkins Murfin and 3
Barford,Bedfordshire, England, arrived on ship Parsee in Australia on
Sophia, Mary Ann, Naomi, Sarah Ann, Thomas, Amelia, Elizabeth,
Emily, William Jr., Albert, Fanny, John.
Wm. Jr.’s children: Anetta, Reginald, Cyril, Harold, Henry,
Blanch, Leslie. Harold
Wilfred’s children: Lillian Elsie and Clifford Ernest who live in
Australia today. Clifford’s
children: Christine, Beverley, Laurence .
(I have a list of 33 Murfin families in Australia.)
Leslie Murfin born in Lankishire,
Sons: Dr. Wally Murfin and Dr. David Edward Murfin who has
children: Rhian (female), and Owen David - a university College
student in London studying Chemistry with Management Studies.
John Eric Murfin lived in Heanor, Derbyshire, 4 mi. from
Ripley. Wife, Barbara still living. Children: Darren and Denise.
Eric’s father was Dennis Murfin whose wife was Mable.
Dennis’s brother Cyrill and wife Winifred and son Andrew live
in Derby. Eric’s brother Edwin and wife May and children Jody, Sarah
& Emma live in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.
and Rebecca Sammonds Murfin, probably Cambridge, England, about 1800.
Greatgrandson John James Murfin moved from England
to Texas in early 1900’s.
2Xgreatgrandson John Hugh was born in MI and died in TX.
Info from John Hugh’s wife and Sean Coletti in Utah.
Mirfin, born in Wales, Yorkshire, England,descendants in Canada.
Murfin & Elizabeth Land. Daughters Mary & Eliza b. 1846,
Turnditch, Derby, England, moved to Ashtabula, Ohio, 1887.
Murfin (from England, now in Germany), grandparent: Arthur (1915-1976)
in Ingleton, Yorkshire.
Murfin, 1834, Brailsford, Derbyshire, six generations of material.
Source: Dennis J. Murfin, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Murfin, b. 1808 in Mass., m.
Orison Collis, Scioto Co., OH, 1827, died in Madison Co.,IN, March,
Matilda, Hannah, Francis,Alfred.
Looking for Hannah’s Murfin family.
William Murfin (c.1732) thru Joseph Murfin (1760, England) m.
Jane Dentin, daughter Anne m George Burwell, Yorkshire, 1802.
Looking for more on this line. Sources: Eileen Morgan
Jacqueline Archibald, and Jane in Ontario.
Sarah Day Murfin thru son, James (1848) and Eunice Avery Huckle Murfin,
Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, England. Source: Sharon Hawkins
and Fay Hicks Part
of this line moves to Australia in 1980’s and to Canada
Murfin thru son, Samuel, 1782 in Muggington, Derbyshire, England.
I have 6 generations here. Line moved to USA abt. 1900.
Harrison, Rochell, Illinois, now in Germany, and Eileen Morgan.
Sarah Dean Murfin starting in England, moving to Ontario, Canada,
where he died in 1922. Continues
thru son William Dean thru 4 generations to present day in Ontario.
Sources: David J.
Murfin and sister, Marion Murfin Allen in Ontario.
& Jemima Coxon Murfin, Burton
on Trent, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada abt. 1909.
Murfin, eldest grandson, Calgary.
Charles’ sister is Mary Murfin whose granddaughter, Cynthia
Whyle, has corresponded on this line also.
It goes back three generations to George & Caroline Murfin
in Staffordshire, England (b. 1834 & 1838).
Nellie, George Murfin, Derbyshire England.
3 generations. Source:
Phil & Kath Murfin, Derbyshire.
I have to admit that I have lost the info on this family line
and can’t reach them.
Tingey and father William Murfin in Bedfordshire 1740-1806.
Source: Sean Coletti in Utah.
Murfin or Murphin in county of York, England, m. Lucy Harper, dau.
Rose Hannah b. 1871. Source:
& Charlotte Hall Murfin, Leeds, UK to Australia in 1913.
Murfin Woodman, grandaughter.
Murfin, dau. Alice Murfin m. Andrew Judd (1492-1558, London).
Source: Jody Goad.
Murfin, Iowa to Spokane WA, to SanMateo CA 1961.
Source: Walter Lloyd Murfin in Beaverton, OR.
Absorbed into Thomas & Kathleen Leach Murfin line through
his grandfather Walter and grt, George Washington Murfin. (see 41 and
Murfin, 1882; Ripley & Pentrich & Skeglig, England; parents
Joseph (b.1842) & Mary. Source:
& Louise Wagenknect Murfin, son John Marion, 1910, Emden, IL.
Source: Cathy Rider
Murfin. Similar to John
H. Murfin line in Thomas & Kathleen Leach Murfin line (#4), but
many differences. Source:
Tena Orr Connected
to Walter Murfin line (38).
Murfin, b. 1889, Ripley, Derbyshire, England, to Brisbane, Queensland,
Australia, 1916-18. Source:
Evelyn Murfin, adopted daughter, via friend Cassie Pritchard
William Murfin-Shaw, 1856-1929, Chesterfield,UK, married Rosetta
Biggin. Source: Valerie
Reginald Murfin, father of Reginald, father of Susan Rachel Murfin,
Murfin left Derby 1946 for Quebec, CA, was in coal business in Derby
with family Ernie, Joe & John Murfin.
Source: Keith Murfin, son of WJ, Ontario
or firstname.lastname@example.org) . Possible
connection with #42?
Akron, OH. Father Leonard
& Uncle James live in Derby.
Paul left Eng. 1989 for U.S.
Grandmother Lucy. Source:
Nigel Murfin (source) from Belper, Derbyshire, UK. Father is Robert in
Sandicare, near Nottingham. Grandmother
Murfin b. Mugginton, England 1841, m. Esther, sons William, gervase,
Jesse, Lovisa, Edward. Were
at Allestree, Derbyshire, 1891. Source:
Murfin b. Ireland, moved to Birmingham, England, where he married
Doris Lamb. Son Peter
lives in Birmingham.
Murfin married Hannah, lived in Ripley.
Includes Frederick Bedell Murfin, 1890-1982.
Many details missing.
1830, and Elizabeth, son James abt. 1858, in Eaton Soco Bedfordshire.
Line eventually shows up in Canada: BC, SK.
Many details missing.
I have a
few others not listed here on which I am working now.
also looking for the families of:
& Anna Murfin who are listed in the 1891 census on High Street in
Great Barford, England, page 1, with Emma,25, Lizzie,21, &
Lois,12. He was 61 and
Murfin (b.1827,Bradley,Derby) & John Smith(b.1824, Ringay,Cheshire,
d.1881,buried Crewe Cem.,Chester) m. 1849, St.Matthews,Manchester.
Murfin(47)(b. in Beggin) &
Mary(44) in 1881 census Wirksworth, Derbyshire, Sh28a Coinhouse Lane,
Sholltle, with John,16, Samuel,12, Enos,10, Frank,7, Annie5, Mark,2.
William Murfin & Emma, residents of Eaton Ford Community, UK,
1935, with Emma, Eunice Elizabeth, George.
Murfin b.1943 IN d.8/26/1920. m.
John Davis, Scott Co.,IN, 4/2/1863, son John W. Davis 1866-1942.
Murfin b.4/18/1802 in Liverpool, England, d.May31,1858,Frankfort,IN,
buried 6/1/1858 Washington Co., PA,or Cloud County,KS, shoemaker,
lived in Frankfort,IN. m.
Permelia Sanders whose parents were Jeduthan & Phoebe Sanders. Ch:
Phoebe, Permelia, Jedduthan, Elizabeth, Catherine, Sarah, Marion,
William. Said to have
left a wife who died in England and 2 sons.
Murfins in Caneyville Cemetery, Chautauqua, KS, 7 mi. n. or Cedar
3/26/1824-3/29/1904 widow of S.H.;
W.S. “father” 8/1/1858-9/8/1932;
Emma F. 8/20/1866-10/4/1896 widow of William;
infant son of WM. & EF 7/18/1895.
Is this Samuel H. & Jemima Copenhaver family?
Murfin b. 2/18/1919, El Dorado, KS, moved to Wichita.
Murfin d. 2/6/1869, son Hezekiah d. same date?, buried Defiance City
Cemetery, Mary Murfin d.
1870/75; Elizabeth Murfin
Murfin m. Elizabeth Dexter 1795 at Lboro 2
Ann m. Thomas Dewberry 1823.
Murfin b. 11/26/1976, Doncaster, soccer player, height 5’10”.
Murfin (71) & Ann (63) dau. Emma Harper(35), Great Barford Census
March 31, 1901, Bedfordshire, page
1, 1 The Street, retired ag. Lab
Murfin b.9/14/1954, m. Jeremy Wilfred Clampett in Port Elizabeth,
South Africa, children: Julie, Donelle, Murray, Bridget.
Murfin, b.&d. So. Africa, m. John Wilson,
children: Guy, Gail, Boise.
Murfin d. 1962, Mary d. 1947, buried in churchyard, The Parish Church
of St. John the Evangelist, Staincross, Barnsby, S.Yorks, England
& Juliette Murfin, christian Home Educator’s Network, Capetown,
S. Africa. Children: Kyla,
Murfin b. Ohio 1857, laborer in 1880 census Union Twp, Sedgwick Co.,
Murfin b. England 3/8/1829. m. Sarah James from Sheffield, in
Manchester, 1849. Ch: Edwin J. (attorney in New York then Nebraska
City in 1880’s), Lucy, Annie Mary, Ellen Ophelia, Alice.
Emigrated to US 1856 to NY City, traveling salesman 10 yrs,
then to Portsmouth, Scioto Co. OH for 3 yrs then Nebraska 1869 in
Plattsmouth, moved to Factoryville 1878.
Justice of Peace 1870-79, Notary Public 1879.
Murfin Pemberton, b. Dec. 9, 1855, Maysville, KY, died Aug. 21, 1936
of Arteriosclerosis in San Francisco, CA, listed in Adams Co. OH
Lindsay Murfin, Alberta Division, Navy League of Canada, b.
10/22/1965, Calgary, Alberta.
Murfin, dau of Charles Murfin, farmer of Stafford Nottinghamshire, m.
F.W.Davies Mgr.Nottinham City Water Dept. 1911-38.
Murfin, b. England, buried Crown Hill Cem. Jefferson Co., Colorado
Nov. 10, 1839 (veteran).
Murfin, m. Beryl Stafford 1953, dau. Adrian.
James Murfin, m. Misti Dawn Brontner, son Tyler James Murfin.
m. Brenda Coffin abt. 1930, children Aileen & Bronwen
Murfin, m. Catherine Jane Archibald 1965, children Terry John &
Murfin, b. abt 1835 in Ohio, appears in 1870 IL census, Marion County,
with wife Emily, 42, and children: franklin 17, Wm 15, Chas 18, Ada or
Ida 10, and Wesley 8.
b. Murfin, b. July 1866 in IA
trying to locate these Florida Murfin families in their trees:
Murfin, 822 Lavon Dr., Pensacola, FL 32506
(Dawn?) Murfin, 490 Jillotus St., Merritt Island, FL 32952
Murfin, 926 Marnan Dr. NE., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Murfin, Bradenton, FL 34207
Murfin, 4715 48 St. W., Palma Sola, FL 34209
Murfin, 1814 San Antonio Way, Rockledge, FL 32955
& Carol Murfin, 520 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145
Murfin, 1715 NE 1 Ter., Cape Coral, FL 33909
Murfin, Clearwater, FL 33755
Murfin, 1997 Betty Lane N., Clearwater, FL 33755
Murfin, 3170 NW 69 Ct., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Murfin, 609 Siesta Key Cir at Tivoli, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Murfin, 2000 NE 22 Ter., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Murfin, 6119 Bradshaw St., Pensacola, FL 32526
part of William (Billy) Murfin family above?
Murfin, 385 Willow Dr., Satellite Beach, FL 32937
these in Georgia:
and Dorothy, 3 honeysuckle Ln., Colbert, GA 30628,
talked with him, may have located him in family #4/38/41)
Funston, GA 31753, 229-941-5790
& Karrie, Dacula, GA
(his father is Delford L. Murfin, in Anderson, IN)
(found that they are in process of moving to Nashville, but
their son Kreston is a staff person at a large motel in Gainesville,
GA) (family #2)
Ed Murfin is a volunteer Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation
awareness leader, support group leader advisory board member,
and southern tier states Regional Liaison. See www.rlsjax.org.
Jacksonville, FL. All RLS correspondence should be addressed to