Adair County Iowa
Sion Murphy was born 10 March 1833 in Clay Co. Indiana. He was the son of James Murphy and Sarah Nancy Deakins who had 14 children together. The family moved to Adair Co. in Sept. 1854.
Sion married Polly Ann Roberts 13 Nov. 1856.
Together they had nine children: Sarah Jane, John A. Ira James, Franklin Henry, Nancy Elizabeth, Frederick Douglas, Myrtle Mina, & Charles William; all of whom were born in Adair Co.
In the beginning the family lived in Harrison twp, but by 1885 had moved to Grand River where Sion remained until his death on 16 Dec. 1911. Polly Ann died 29 Dec. 1914. Both were buried at Roberts cemetery.
Back Row: Fred, Frank, Nan & Myrtle
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