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 Timothy Murphy

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Timothy Murphy

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Death 27 Jun 1818 (aged 67)
Middleburgh, Schoharie County, New York, USA
Burial Middleburgh, Schoharie County, New York, USA
Plot Old Section Lot #158
Memorial ID 9393260 View Source
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Revolutionary War Continental Soldier. He was a sharpshooter and the owner of one of the first double-barreled rifles. As a member of Morgan's Rifle Corps, he fired the shot which killed British General Simon Fraser at the Battle of Saratoga on October 7, 1777. This deprived the English of leadership during this crucial battle which was the turning point of the Revolution. He also fought at the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey. While stationed at Middle Fort, Schoharie County, New York on October 17, 1780, Murphy's bravery resulted in repelling the British and their Indian allies. This saved the colonists of the Schoharie Valley. Historic markers about his legendary exploits against the British and the Indians abound throughout central New York.

Bio by: Edmond Spaeth


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Edmond Spaeth
  • Added: 31 Aug 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9393260
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9393260/timothy-murphy : accessed ), memorial page for Timothy Murphy (12 Apr 1751–27 Jun 1818), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9393260, citing Middleburgh Cemetery, Middleburgh, Schoharie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .