Michael's Irish Murphys

Annie Murphy was born ca. 1840 in Ireland. This information comes from the 1880 Hancock County, Illinois census. This is all the information I have on Annie's place and date of birth. I am not even certain of her denomination. My great-uncle insisted she was Catholic. The Neills were Protestant and none of Samuel and Annie's children were raised in the Catholic faith.

Annie Murphy was in St. John, New Brunswick in November of 1865, when she married Samuel Neill. There is a marriage bond for this couple that I am trying to get from the Provincial Archives from New Brunswick. Whether she came alone or with family members is not currently known.

Annie Murphy, her husband Samuel Neill, and their family came to West Point, Hancock, Illinois, ca. 1870. They remained there where Annie died in 1895 or 1897. Samuel Neill died on their farm in 1912. They are buried in the West Point, Illinois Cemetery in close proximty to my great-grandparents and grandparents.

Michael

mneill@asc.csc.cc.il.us