P.E. Murphy

Patrick Francis Murphy

Full Name: Patrick Francis "Pat" Murphy
Date of birth: 1839
Date of death: May 1886

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 30 Jan 13, 1874 - Oct 2, 1874 14th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Bexar, Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, El Paso, Frio, Hidalgo, Kinney, La Salle, McMullen, Maverick, Medina, Nueces, Pecos, Presidio, Starr, Uvalde, Webb, Zapata, Zavala, Encinal

(1) Democrat. "From Brownsville, Special to the News," 10/22/1873. "The Democratic District convention of the thirtieth district, met at Laredo, on the 15th inst. and nominated Judge Wm. H. Russell, of Cameron for senator; Col. Santos Benavides, of Webb, Louis Cardis, of El Paso, and P.F. Murphy, of Nueces, for representatives." Galveston Daily News.
(2) 30th District, Louis Cardis, P.F. Murphy, and Santos Benavides, list of members elect in typescript journal. Cardis and Murphy sworn 1/13/1874, p. 3; Jeremiah Galvan of Cameron sworn 1/14/1874, typescript journal, p. 7. House Journal. January 13, 1874 Typescript Journal
(3) John M. Moore, in special election 11/1874, succeeded P.F. Murphy, resigned 10/2/1874. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Patrick Francis "Pat" Murphy, born about 1839 in Ireland, death May 1886 in San Antonio, first spouse Elizabeth McGloin Murphy (marriage 1861), daughter Elizabeth T.; second spouse Marie Pfitzer Hanns Murphy Wickey. Voter registration 6/24/1867 in San Patricio County, residence in Corpus Christi, Nueces County in 1870, appointed postmaster 7/31/1878 in Echo, Live Oak County, residence in Live Oak County in 1880 and San Antonio in 1881. TexasBakers Family Tree; Texas, U.S., Voter Registration Lists, 1867-1869; U.S., Appointments of U.S. Postmasters, 1832-1971. Ancestry.com.
  • "Hon. P.F. Murphy, formerly a resident of Echo, but at present of San Antonio, favored us with a call during the week." "Personal Mention," 9/9/1883, p. 3.
    "Hon. P.F. Murphy, of San Antonio, spent last Sunday in Corpus. Monday morning he left for his ranch in Live Oak county." "Personal Mention," 2/21/1886, p. 5. Corpus Christi Weekly Caller.
  • P.F. Murphy, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, merchant, born in Ireland, age 35 (born ca. 1839). Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
  • Census of 1870 - P.F. Murphy, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, age 31, born circa 1839 in Ireland, book keeper, living in household with E.L.G. Murphy (age 30) and Lizzie Murphy (age 8).
    Census of 1880 - Pat F. Murphy, Live Oak County, age 41, born circa 1839 in Ireland, farmer, widowed, daughter Elizabeth T. Murphy (age 18), son Frcis J. Murphy (age 7).
    Possibly P.F. Murphy, marriage to M.A. Hanns, 4/15/1882 in Bexar County. FamilySearch. 1870 1880 Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965
  • Patrick Francis Murphy, photos and history of Murphy Ranch House, Live Oak County. "Marker Unveiling: The Murphy Ranch House at Echo, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM-Saturday, October 22, 2016." Live Oak County Historical Commission.
  • Historical marker, Murphy Ranch House, Mathis, Live Oak County. "San Patricio Chief Justice, Patrick Frances Murphy and wife, Elizabeth Mary Catherine," daughter of James McGloin. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • Will of Elizabeth M.C. Murphy, death date 4/5/1878, husband P.F. Murphy, children Lizzie Frances Murphy and Francis Joseph Murphy. Abstracts of Wills, Live Oak County, TXGenWeb Project.


  • Photograph. P.E. Murphy, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

14th R.S. - 1874
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Indian Affairs  
Internal Improvements  
Military Affairs  
Public Debt  
Removal of Judge M. Priest, 4th Judicial District  
Removal of Judge S.B. Newcomb, 25th Judicial District  

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