AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Murphy and Giles
I am seeking information on William Michael Murphy born in Indian Territory abt 1860s, he married Nellie, they had a son named William C. Murphy born in Canton Illinois in 1887. Nellie was born in Tn about 1862, her maiden name is McCorten, McCorel or something similar. It is assumed that William Michael died in KY because his wife remarried Henry Giles, a coal miner and their two children were born in KY, then they relocated to Fulton County Illinois, showing up in the 1900 Fed Census. I am not able to locate a death certificate for William Michael, passing around 1892. I do not know what county in KY, but believe he might of been a coal minor as well. Any help would be appreciated. William Michael is the son of an Irishman and Native American. Thanks and enjoy your day.