New in 2017!
William Tatam (~1565 to 1603), Carpenter
  • Read his wild battle with Bubonic Plague in London, England
  • Two children survived - Nathaniel Tatam/Tatum (born 1599) and Samuel Tatam/Tatem (1594)

Edward Tatum 1730-1810 of Pendleton District, South Carolina
  • New Chapter: Grandson of Edward Tatum (1675-1739)
  • Descendants in Southern US expanded; including: Tennessee's Jesse Tatum (~1768-1830) + wife Amy Tennessee's Edward Tatum (~1762-1840+) + wife Sarah

Edward Tatum (1675 to 1739)
  • Chapter now divided into two including Peter Tatum (ca1735-1782) + wife Winnifred of N.C.

New in 2016!
James Burk Chapter Expanded
5 sons of John Burk (1760-1836):
  • (1) James Burk 1782, (2) William Burk 1785
  • (3) Jessie Burk 1791, (4) John Burk Jr. 1797
  • (5) Lewis Burk 1799

Tatoms From Virginia Chapter
  • John Tatom (1758-1824 Dickson Co., Tn.)
  • Much More on His Children

Peter Tatum (1675-1771) Chapter
  • Edward Tatum III (~1779-1852) Children
  • Jesse Tatum II (~1760-1805 Tennessee)

Edward Tatum" (1670/80 to 1739) Chapter
  • New to Chapter
  • Many New Descendants

Tatums - No Identified Parents

John Murphey/Morphew (~1680-1742)
  • Westmoreland + Richmond Co's, Virginia

New in 2015!
Mariner Tatems of Norfolk County, Virginia in 4 chapters:
  • Chapter 1 - Nathaniel Tatem "I" (ca1620-1687)
  •                 - Nathaniel Tatem "II" (ca1660-1711)
                    - Nathaniel Tatem "III" (_ to 1739)
  • Chapter 2 - Nathaniel Tatem "IV" (~1715-1771)
  • Chapter 3 - John Tatem (~1716-1776) line
  • Chapter 4 - Nathaniel Tatem "V" (1745/50 - 1792)

Tatoms from Virginia - Search for their Origins
  • New Kent, King William, Spotsylvania Co, Va.
  • Granville & Orange Counties, North Carolina
  • Wilkes & Lincoln Counties, Georgia

Michael Schoch or Shoch (1733 - 1819)
  • of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Stoess, Stauss, & Stouse of Phila. Co. Pa.
  • John Stoess (~1700- ~1764)
  • George Stoess (1707-1780)
  • Balthasar Stauss (1711-1782)

New in 2014!
John Daggett/Doggett (~1602 to 1673) of
Massachusetts
  • New to Website
  • Watertown/Rehoboth/Martha Vineyard
  • Island/Plymouth and descendants

John Blake (~1640 to 1700) of Massachusetts
  • New to Website
  • Plymouth Colony and Wrentham and descendants

Henry Tatum (~1680 to 1727)
  • New to 2013 Website

Welcome to The Morphew / Murphy Story
Notice: Jim Murphy's email address has changed to n8sml@yahoo.com


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This site is divided into 3 sections:

The Morphew/Murphy Story - by J.R. Murphy, 2nd Edition
This section tells the story of James/Joseph Morphew and Mary Burke and their descendants while detailing the line of James Morphew and Rebecca Hogan. A number of maternal ancestors are included - Burke, Eggers, Hogan, Allumbaugh, Green, Wilcoxson, Jones, Brous, Klaumann, and others.

Eckart Family Story (Kansas)
Welcome to the Eckart Family Story about William Eckart (1815-1882) and his descendants, which details the line of William F. Eckart and Victor T. Eckart.

Steelman Story (New Jersey and West) - by J.R. Murphy, 1 January 2008
This is the ongoing search to understand these Steelmans and their early Gloucester County, New Jersey Origins




New in 2017!
William Tatam (~1565 to 1603), Carpenter
  • Read his wild battle with Bubonic Plague in London, England
  • Two children survived - Nathaniel Tatam/Tatum (born 1599) and Samuel Tatam/Tatem (1594)

Edward Tatum 1730-1810 of Pendleton District, South Carolina
  • New Chapter: Grandson of Edward Tatum (1675-1739)
  • Descendants in Southern US expanded; including: Tennessee's Jesse Tatum (~1768-1830) + wife Amy Tennessee's Edward Tatum (~1762-1840+) + wife Sarah

Edward Tatum (1675 to 1739)
  • Chapter now divided into two including Peter Tatum (ca1735-1782) + wife Winnifred of N.C.

New in 2016!
James Burk Chapter Expanded
5 sons of John Burk (1760-1836):
  • (1) James Burk 1782, (2) William Burk 1785
  • (3) Jessie Burk 1791, (4) John Burk Jr. 1797
  • (5) Lewis Burk 1799

Tatoms From Virginia Chapter
  • John Tatom (1758-1824 Dickson Co., Tn.)
  • Much More on His Children

Peter Tatum (1675-1771) Chapter
  • Edward Tatum III (~1779-1852) Children
  • Jesse Tatum II (~1760-1805 Tennessee)

Edward Tatum" (1670/80 to 1739) Chapter
  • New to Chapter
  • Many New Descendants

Tatums - No Identified Parents

John Murphey/Morphew (~1680-1742)
  • Westmoreland + Richmond Co's, Virginia

New in 2015!
Mariner Tatems of Norfolk County, Virginia in 4 chapters:
  • Chapter 1 - Nathaniel Tatem "I" (ca1620-1687)
  •                 - Nathaniel Tatem "II" (ca1660-1711)
                    - Nathaniel Tatem "III" (_ to 1739)
  • Chapter 2 - Nathaniel Tatem "IV" (~1715-1771)
  • Chapter 3 - John Tatem (~1716-1776) line
  • Chapter 4 - Nathaniel Tatem "V" (1745/50 - 1792)

Tatoms from Virginia - Search for their Origins
  • New Kent, King William, Spotsylvania Co, Va.
  • Granville & Orange Counties, North Carolina
  • Wilkes & Lincoln Counties, Georgia

Michael Schoch or Shoch (1733 - 1819)
  • of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Stoess, Stauss, & Stouse of Phila. Co. Pa.
  • John Stoess (~1700- ~1764)
  • George Stoess (1707-1780)
  • Balthasar Stauss (1711-1782)

New in 2014!
John Daggett/Doggett (~1602 to 1673) of
Massachusetts
  • New to Website
  • Watertown/Rehoboth/Martha Vineyard
  • Island/Plymouth and descendants

John Blake (~1640 to 1700) of Massachusetts
  • New to Website
  • Plymouth Colony and Wrentham and descendants

Henry Tatum (~1680 to 1727)
  • New to 2013 Website