N Edge Section 10-5-3
Mr. Godfrey Gooseman Murdock was born in Morgantown, West Virginia. In the 1870's, he came with his wife Tacy Pierpont Murdock whom he had married in West Virginia and settled in Cloud county, Kansas.
To them were born 8 children; LeRoy, Sarah, Godfrey G., Harriett, John, William H., Benjamin F. and Tacy Catherine (known as Kate) who later married Mark S. Cool.
In 1879, Godfrey Murdock purchased a farm 4 miles North and 1 mile East of the present Us 81 highway. It was on this farm that he erected two sepulchers in which he planned that he and his wife would be interred. This private family cemetery is situated in Sibley Township, legal description being Tr 5rds x 25rds, 10-5-3, Tract #64.
In 1889, Godfrey, after the death of Tacy, returned to West Virginia and there he married Rachel Cresop. They came to Kansas. Having no children of their own; they adopted Louis White and then Mary D. Gaskill.
It is believed there may be other unmarked graves near the sepulchers.
GPS Coordinates: 39.63864, -97.65048
- Added: 5 Jul 2012
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2456232
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