Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday ~ John and Mary McMurphy

This double gravestone was photographed at Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry, New Hampshire.

In Memory of                                  In Memory of
JOHN McMURPHY               Mrs. MARY McMURPHY
Esq. justice of the                             Relict of  
Peace who                          John McMurphy
departed this life                           Esq. who died
Septr. ye 21st AD 1755             Nov. ye 19th AD 1770
AEtat  73                                     AEtat. 87
He represented this Town                                              
as a member of the General                                                
Court betwixt 20 & 30 years                                                

John McMurphy was born about 1682 in Northern Ireland, son of James McMurphy who was born in Scotland and died on 21 September 1755 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.   John's wife was Mary Cargill.

Last week I photographed the double gravestone of their son, Robert McMurphy and his wife, Jane Shirley.  Please click on this link to see it:

Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. Heather, do you know who the father of Alexander McMurphy, Jr. is? And his wife? I'm struggling with this part of the tree.

    Thank you!

    1. I'm sorry, I don't know the ancestry of Alexander McMurphy. You are going to have to "cross the pond" for this information.