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).
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).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 11 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair (16).
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).
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 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).
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).
Contact Denny Carroll at [email protected].
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)
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)
|Name||Henry Graham||Martha "||Elizabeth A "||Adam Murphy||Bobb [?] Graham|
|Value of real estate owned||10,000|
|Value of personal estate||3000|
|Place of birth||Ireland||Penna||Do||Ireland||Pa|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Murphy Adam||- Hannah||- Jennie||- Nettie||- Anna||Russell Christina|
|Occupation||Grocer||Keep House||Domestic Servant|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||2000|
|Father foreign born||1||1||1||1||1|
|Mother foreign born||1||1||1|
|Birth month if born within year|| ||Jany|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Can't write|| || ||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||Howard Street|
|dwelling visit #||211|
|family visit #||223|
|name||Murphy Adam H.||- Hannah||- Jennie L.||- Nettie M.||- Bessie W.||Boyle Mary|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Coffee + Spice dealer||Keeping house||At School||Attending School||Attending School||School Teacher|
|school this year||1||1||1|
|name||Murphy Adam H||- Hannah||- Jennie L||- Annette||- Bessie||Lang Josephine|
|birth date||May 1846 [?]||Aug 1849||Sept 1870||May 1873||Jan 1875||Jan 1875|
|# years married||30 [?]||30 [?]|
|['30' could be '36']|
|mother of how many children?||3|
|# of children living||3|
|# years in USA||50|
|occupation||Com. Trav. Coffee Spice [?]||School teacher||School teacher||Domestic|
|# months not employed||0||0||0||0|
|# months in school|
|can read||yes||yes||yes|| ||yes|
|free or mortgaged||M|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Murphy, Hanna||-, Jennie L||-, Annette||-, Bessie W||Lang, Josephine|
|#years present marriage|
|mother of # children||3|
|mother of # living children||3|
|father's birthplace||Pennsylvania||Ire - English||Ire - English||Ire - English||Ger - German|
|mother's birthplace||Eng English||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Ger - German|
|nature of industry etc.||School Dept||School Dept||Private Family|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||0||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||26|
|family visit number||39|
|name||Murphy Hannah||- Jennie||- Annette||- Bessie||Lang Josephine|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||67||44||42||40||37|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|[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]|
|father's native language||Irish||Irish||Irish||German|
|mother's native language||English||Germany|
|can speak English||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|industry, business||School||School||Private family|
|number of farm schedule|