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Robert Thomas Murphy and Martha Key

Robert Thomas Murphy born 2 Jan. 1837 Clay Co. Indiana

According to his obituary he arrived in Adair Co. on the 1st of Sept. 1854

He married Martha Key on 14 Aug. 1859.

They had 13 children: Margaret Olive, McClellan, Nancy Ellen, Mary C., Elizabeth J., Sarah Catherine, Josephine, Alexander, Samuel Delbert, Anna Elsie, Mattie, and Robert E.

He lived in Harrison twp the rest of his life and died 13 Oct. 1922 at the age of 85. He was a member of the Christian Church.

He and Martha were buried in Roberts Cemetery, Adair Co. Iowa.

submitted by Marie Clayborn

Back Row: woman unknown, Aleck (Alexander also called Els), Sam, Elsie & Mattie
Front Row: Robert Sr. Eddy (grandson?) Martha, Josie (Josephine) and unknown.
The two unknowns are probably daughters but I don’t know and there were no names for them on the original photo




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