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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JAMES MURDOCK, retired tailor, was born in Cumberland Township, this county, August 3, 1811, and is a son of Charles and Ann (Campbell) Murdock.  Mr. Murdock’s grandfather was one of the earliest settlers of Greene County, coming here among the Indians.  His mother was born in Ireland.  His father, who was of Scotch origin, was born in Greene County, Penn., in 1789.  His family consisted of eight children—six sons and two daughters, of whom James was the oldest.  He was united in marriage in 1838 with Amanda, daughter of William Bailey.  Mrs. Murdock was born in this county in 1816, and is of English descent.  To Mr. and Mrs. Murdock were born six children—Zillah, Anna E., William M., Mary (deceased), Ellis B. and Ellen.  Mr. Murdock is a Republican.  He has been school director, was for two years burgess of Carmichaels, and served as justice of the peace for a period of ten years.  Both are faithful members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  They are among the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Carmichaels.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 9 July 2007

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