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Rev Thomas Murphy

Birth
County Carlow, Ireland
Death 18 Aug 1863 (aged 56)
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 123343231 · View Source
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Wilmington's first full time Roman Catholic minister was Thomas Murphy. He was born on November 30, 1806 and he was from County Carlow, Ireland. He began his studies for the priesthood in that country before transferring to the Diocese of Charleston. He completed his studies in the seminary there and was ordained in 1836. By 1838, Murphy was stationed in Fayetteville, North Carolina and created Vicar-Forane by Bishop John England. In 1844, Murphy was transferred to Georgia and the following year he was assigned to Wilmington. All people of the community regardless of faith knew Thomas Murphy for his kind ministry. He survived the great 'Yellow Fever' epidemic of 1862 but died the following year on August 18, 1863. His remains were interred in the flooring of St. Thomas Church.


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  • Created by: John Evans
  • Added: 13 Jan 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 123343231
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Thomas Murphy (30 Nov 1806–18 Aug 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 123343231, citing Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by John Evans (contributor 47071981) .