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Theophilus Muffly
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Birth: Oct. 22, 1833
Centre County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1898
Helena
Lewis and Clark County
Montana, USA

First child born to Lucas Henry Muffly and Nancy Davis Eckert.
Theophilus left Pennsylvania and settled in Burlington, Iowa for a time, that is where he met his wife Margaret Jerusha Byam, they were married April 09, 1862 in Bellefountain, Iowa. Thier first child was born in Burlington, Iowa August 22, 1863. Departing Burlington, Iowa the next year for Montana, the route traveled was across the plains via Bridger Cut-off, arriving in Virginia City July 10, 1864.

An Lawyer by profession, was president of Madison County Pioneers, 1889 and Sec. of Society of Montana Pioneer, 1896-1898.(from "Montana Pioneers" Vol 1). From "Montana , Its Stort & Biography" - Lawyer - among those who arrived in Montana about the same time of its organization as a territory, one of the lawyers that was at openingof the Districk Count of the Judicial District, 1st Monday of December 1864 at Planters House dining room corner of Idaho & Jackson Sts, in V. C. Obit, Madisonian January 1, 1887 to December 30, 1898. Died at Helena home, funeral at 2PM Sep. - Burial at (Forestvale) ceme-
tery by side of his daughter (Ann) who died a few years before. Was Mason before he came to MT and had Masonic connections in V.C. and Helena. Became member of the Bar 1888. Had been clerk of Court, Attorney. Register in Bankruptcy. Probate Judge, Justice of Peace and Police Magistrate. He
and father-in-law Don Byam owner various mining claims around V.C. Nov. 29, 1870 he bought pro-
perty, Lot 1, Blk. l98, 25 ft. front on Idaho St..extending back to alley for $500. (From Madison Cty.
Courthouse files.) Theo. was a partner in the law firm., Sterling & Muffly (1891-1984, MT)
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret Jerusha Byam Muffly (1843 - 1904)
 
 Children:
  Charles Sidney Muffly (1863 - 1927)*
  Don Theophilus Muffly (1866 - 1872)*
  Frances Nancy Muffly (1870 - 1872)*
  Anna Marie Muffly (1873 - 1891)*
  Lorenzo Leslie Muffly (1876 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forestvale Cemetery
Helena
Lewis and Clark County
Montana, USA
 
Created by: Gerald McCune
Record added: Apr 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51161299
Theophilus Muffly
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