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Adam Hill Murphy

Thanks to Denny Carroll for providing these pictures!

Before the war

He was born in May 1846 [?] (28; 16 (19 in 1861), 24 (18 in 1860), 25 (27 in 1870), 26 (37 in 1880), 27 (54 in 1900)). He was a native of County Antrim, Ireland (13, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28).

His brother George Murphy also served in the 91st Pennsylvania (11). They may be related to Daniel Murphy (D/F) (11). They also had a sister, Mary Murphy (13).

He immigrated to the United States in 1850 (27).

In 1860, he was living in the 16th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (24). He was living with Henry Graham and other Graham's (24). He was a clerk (24).

When he enlisted, he was a clerk, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 11 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair (16).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 4 December 1861 (1, 16). He was mustered in, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as first sergeant in company I (1, 16, 34-35).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (20).

Beginning 2 July 1863, he was absent sick (12). He returned on 10 August 1863 (12).

He re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer (1, 16). He was enlisted on 26 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (16).

He was wounded on 12 May 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia (1, 22).

On 12 July 1864, he returned to duty from being absent wounded (17).

On 30 October 1864 he received a commission from the Governor of Pennsylvania, dated 30 September 1864 (4). On 9 November 1864 Sellers asked that Murphy be discharged to allow him to accept the commission (4). He was mustered in as first lieutenant on 10 November 1864, by Captain Laughlin, in accordance with special order 281, headquarters 5th Army Corps (14, 16, 18).

On 14 November 1864, he was assigned to command company D (5).

On 30 November 1864, he was assigned to command company K in addition to his current command (6). While commanding company K, he certified that Lewis Lammey had been mustered into company K (30).

On 1 January 1865, he was relieved from command of company K, and ordered to turn over all public property to George Coster (7).

On 16 January 1865, he was assigned to be acting adjutant, relieving John Allen (8, 19). On 25 January 1865, he was acting adjutant.

On 27 January 1865, he and other officers met near Petersburg Virginia and adopted a testimonial to Captain James Closson, who had died in November 1864, of wounds received in action (3).

On 28 February 1865, George Coster was assigned to command company D, and ordered to receipt to Murphy for all property (9). Murphy was discharged on 1 March 1865 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1; 2 has 1 Mar 1863; 14 [refers to so 53 5th AC], 15 [no date], 16, 21). He was first lieutenant of company I (34-35).

After the war

On 11 March 1865, he applied successfully for a pension (23, 36).

On 30 December 1868, he testified supporing the pension application of Mary Largey, widow of Henry P Largey (I) (31).

In 1869/70 [?], he married Hannah [unknown surname] (27). In 1900 and 1910, she had had 3 children, all of whom were alive (27, 28).

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (25). He was living with his wife Hannah, their children Jennie, Nettie, and Anna, and Russel Christina (a servant) (25). He was a grocer, and owned $2,000 in personal property (25). He was a US citizen (25).

In 1880, he was living at 2529 Howard Street, San Francisco, California (26). He was living with his wife Hannah, their children Jennie, Nettie, and Bessie, and Mary Boyle (his sister-in-law) (26). He was a coffee and spice dealer (26).

In 1900, he was living at 2529 Howard Street, San Francisco, California (27). He was living with his wife Hannah, their daughters Jennie, Annette, and Bessie, and Josephine Lang (a domestic) (27). He was a commercial traveller in coffee and spices [?] (27).

He lived in San Francisco, and was very wealthy (13). He owned several businesses, including the Continental Coffee Brokerage, which he sold to The Famous Hills Brothers Coffee Family (13). He survived the Great San Francisco Earthquake, in 1906 (13).

A nephew of Adam's visited him about 1900 (13). According to him, Adam was a strapping man more than 6 feet tall, who was cleaning a revolver that had belonged to his brother George (13). According to the family story, Adam had crawled out into the battlefield to retrieve the revolver and his pocket watch from his body (13).

He died on 17 February 1907, in San Francisco, California (11, 23). He is buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California (11 (Mt View cemetery), 32 (Cypress Lawn Memorial Park)). He was survived by two daughters, to whom he left his estate (including a yacht, diamonds, and furs) (13).

On 25 July 1907, his widow, Hannah B Murphy, applied successfully from California for a pension (23, 36).

In 1910, his widow, Hannah Murphy, was living at 156 Baker Street, San Francisco, San Francisco, California (28). She was living with their children Jennie, Annette, and Bessie, and Josephine Lang (a servant) (28). She was living on her own income (28).

In 1920, his widow, Hanna Murphy, was living at 156 Baker Street, San Francisco, San Francisco, California (29). She was living with their children Jennie, Annette, and Bessie, and Josephine Lang (a maid) (29).

On 1 December 1924, his widow Hannah Murphy, died, in California (33). She is buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California (33).

Researcher

Contact Denny Carroll at guscarroll@comcast.net.

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 Official Army Register (Adam Murphy)

3 testimonial to James Closson, adopted 27 Jan 1865

4 letter, Sellers to Bartlett, 9 November 1864

5 special order 109, HQ 91st PA, 14 November 1864

6 special order 115, HQ 91st PA, 30 November 1864

7 special order 1, HQ 91st PA, 1 January 1865

8 special order 6, HQ 91st PA, 16 January 1865 (Adam Murphy)

9 special order 11, HQ 91st PA, 28 February 1865

10 [undated and untitled chart with officers' names] (two references: Adam Murphy, and Lt Murphy)

11 e-mail, Denny Carroll (Adam Hill Murphy)

12 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 10 August 1863 (Sergt Murphy)

13 e-mail, Denny Carroll, 28 November 2003

14 company I, list of commissioned officers (Adam H Murphy)

15 company I, register of men discharged (Adam H Murphy)

16 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 28 March 2005 (Adam Murphy)

17 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 12 July 1864 (Lieut Murphy)

18 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 15 November 1864 (Sergt Murphy)

19 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 17 January 1865 (A H Murphy)

20 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Adam Murphy)

21 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 1 March 1865 (Lt Murphy)

22 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Adam Murphy)

23 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Adam H Murphy)

24 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 16th ward (post office Kensington), microfilm series M653, film 1166, page 245 = 19 handwritten (Adam Murphy)

25 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1401, page 213 = 97 handwritten (Adam Murphy)

26 1880 US census, California, San Francisco County, San Francisco, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 176, microfilm series T9, film 78, page 405 = 26 handwritten (Adam H Murphy)

27 1900 US census, California, San Francisco County, San Francisco, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 75, microfilm series T623, film 101, page 90 A = 2 handwritten (Adam H Murphy)

28 1910 US census, California, San Francisco, San Francisco, microfilm series T624, film 99, page 19 A = 3 handwritten (Hanna Murphy)

29 1920 US census, California, San Francisco County, San Francisco, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 97, microfilm series T625, film 135, page 2 = 2 A handwritten (Hannah Murphy)

30 National Archives and Records Administration, RG 15, Case files of approved pension applications of widows and other dependents of Civil War veterans, ca 1861 - ca 1910, certificate WC 48739, Eleanor Lammey, p.31 (Adam Murphy)

31 abstract of dependent's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, WC 129,263, Mary Bess Largey widow of Henry P Largey (Adam H Murphy)

32 Find a grave, memorial 74815975, created by E Sweeney, added 12 Aug 2011, accessed 25 Jan 2014 (with photograph of headstone) (Adam H Murphy)

33 Find a grave, memorial 73933609, created by Michelle, added 25 July 2011, accessed 25 January 2014 (Hannah Murphy)

34 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Adam H Murphy)

35 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Adam Murphey)

36 pension index, by name (Adam H Murphy)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 29 March 2006)--note that the California 1890 veterans' census schedules are lost
1850 US census
LDS pilot index and Ancestry index (accessed 29 March 2009)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 25 January 2014)

Display



Adam Hill Murphy in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 16th ward (post office Kensington), microfilm series M653, film 1166, page 245 = 19 handwritten]
line3637383940
Dwelling number142    
Family number144    
NameHenry GrahamMartha "Elizabeth A "Adam MurphyBobb [?] Graham
Age3430101818
SexMFFMM
Color     
OccupationGrocer  ClerkDo
Value of real estate owned10,000    
Value of personal estate3000    
Place of birthIrelandPennaDoIrelandPa
Married within year     
Attended school within year  1  
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1401, page 213 = 97 handwritten]
line161718192021
Dwelling-house number700     
Family number736     
NameMurphy Adam- Hannah- Jennie- Nettie- AnnaRussell Christina
Age2724425/1222
SexMFFFFF
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationGrocerKeep House   Domestic Servant
Real estate value      
Personal estate value2000     
BirthplaceIrelandPennaPennaPennaPennaScotland
Father foreign born1 1111
Mother foreign born11   1
Birth month if born within year    Jany 
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year      
Can't read      
Can't write     1
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, California, San Francisco County, San Francisco, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 176, microfilm series T9, film 78, page 405 = 26 handwritten]
line456789
street nameHoward Street
house number2529     
dwelling visit #211     
family visit #223     
nameMurphy Adam H.- Hannah- Jennie L.- Nettie M.- Bessie W.Boyle Mary
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFFFF
age373313121035
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterDaughterSister-in-law
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationCoffee + Spice dealerKeeping houseAt SchoolAttending SchoolAttending SchoolSchool Teacher
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  111 
can't read      
can't write      
birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIrelandPennIrelandIrelandIrelandPenn
mother's birthplaceIrelandEnglandPennPennPennPenn

1900 census

[1900 US census, California, San Francisco County, San Francisco, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 75, microfilm series T623, film 101, page 90 A = 2 handwritten]
line123456
streetHoward Street
house number2529     
dwelling number21     
family number22     
nameMurphy Adam H- Hannah- Jennie L- Annette- BessieLang Josephine
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughterDaughterDomestic
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFFFF
birth dateMay 1846 [?]Aug 1849Sept 1870May 1873Jan 1875Jan 1875
age545029272525
married?MMSSSS
# years married30 [?]30 [?]    
['30' could be '36']
mother of how many children? 3    
# of children living 3    
birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaCalifornia
father's birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaIrelandIrelandIrelandGermany
mother's birthplaceIrelandEnglandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGermany
immigration year1849     
# years in USA50     
naturalized citizen?Na     
occupationCom. Trav. Coffee Spice [?] School teacherSchool teacher Domestic
# months not employed0 00 0
# months in school      
can readyesyesyes  yes
can writeyesyesyes  yes
speaks Englishyesyesyes  yes
owned/rentedO     
free or mortgagedM     
farm/houseH     
# of farm schedule      

1910 census

[1910 US census, California, San Francisco, San Francisco, microfilm series T624, film 99, page 19 A = 3 handwritten]
line1920212223
streetBaker Street
house nr156    
dwelling nr39    
family nr45    
nameMurphy, Hanna-, Jennie L-, Annette-, Bessie WLang, Josephine
relationshipHeadDaughterDaughterDaughterServant
sexFFFFF
colorWWWWW
age5634323030
marital statusWdSSSS
#years present marriage     
mother of # children3    
mother of # living children3    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaCalifornia
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaIre - EnglishIre - EnglishIre - EnglishGer - German
mother's birthplaceEng EnglishPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGer - German
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationOwn IncomeTeacherTeacherNoneServant
nature of industry etc. School DeptSchool Dept Private Family
employer etc. WW W
out of work 15 Apr 1910? NoNo No
# weeks out of work 1909 00 0
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09     
owned/rentedO    
owned free or mortagagedF    
farm/houseH    
nr on farm schedule     
civil war vet     
blind     
deaf & dumb     

1920 census

[1920 US census, California, San Francisco County, San Francisco, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 97, microfilm series T625, film 135, page 2 = 2 A handwritten]
line2829303132
streetBaker St
house number156    
dwelling visit number26    
family visit number39    
nameMurphy Hannah- Jennie- Annette- BessieLang Josephine
relationshipHeadDaughterDaughterDaughterMaid
own/rentO    
free/mortgaged (if owned)F    
sexFFFFF
raceWWWWW
age at last birthday6744424037
marital statusWdSSSS
year of immigration     
naturalized/alien     
year of naturalization     
attended school since Sept 1919     
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaCalifornia
[each 'Pennsylvania' is written above a crossed-out 'Philadelphia'; the same is true of each 'U.S.' in the father's and mother's birthplace columns]
native language     
father's birthplaceU.S.IrelandIrelandIrelandGermany
father's native language IrishIrishIrishGerman
mother's birthplaceEnglandU.S.U.S.U.S.Germany
mother's native languageEnglish   Germany
can speak Englishyesyesyesyesyes
occupationNoneTeacherTeacherNoneMaid
industry, business SchoolSchool Private family
employment status SS W
number of farm schedule     

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 2 February 2015, from Fold3]


Murphy Adam H.
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sergt. | 1 Lieut.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 4 February 2015]

Murphey, Adam
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sergt. | 1 Lieut.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Murphy, Adam H.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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