|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1825|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1886|
Died in Greenfield Township.
Joshua Sands Murfield was born in Franklin County, Ohio on October 4, 1825 and moved to Greenfield, Jones County, IA at an early age.
On March 5, 1846 he married Mary Elisabeth Ann Bancroft in Jones County, IA and the two of them resided in Greenfield, IA for most of their lives. Their daughter is Mary Murfield Holden.
Joshua Sands Murfield died October 12, 1886 and is buried in Highland Grove Cemetery, Martelle, Jones County IA.
J. S. MURFIELD, farmer, Greenfield Twp., Sec. 14; P.O. Viroqua; born October 4, 1825, in Franklin Co., Ohio; in 1850, came to Jones Co., Iowa. Owns 365 acres of land; eighty acres of this he entered, and has made all the improvements on this farm. Married Elizabeth A. Bancroft in March, 1846; she was born in Union Co., Ohio; have eight childrenóRichard B., Delmar F., Charles W., Caroline M., Claudius James, Mary L., Hattie A. and John B. Has been Constable, Township Trustee, Assessor, etc.
From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 588.
Elizabeth Bancroft Murfield (1825 - 1887)
Mary Murfield Holden (1860 - 1937)*
John B. Murfield (1865 - 1920)*
Highland Grove Cemetery
Created by: Beth Beeman
Record added: Mar 13, 2011
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