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Middleburgh in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Burial Place

 
 
Burial Place Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 30, 2013
1. Burial Place Marker
Inscription.  

Timothy Murphy
Revolutionary War Hero
Gov. William C. Bouck,
Gov. N.Y. State 1843, 1844
In Middleburgh Cemetery

 
Erected 1997 by Town of Middleburgh.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1843.
 
Location. 42° 35.38′ N, 74° 19.285′ W. Marker is in Middleburgh, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 145) and Huntersland Road, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Near the Middleburgh Diner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middleburgh NY 12122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hon. Jonathan Danforth Home (approx. ¼ mile away); 1st Reformed Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Weiser's Dorf (approx. 0.8 miles away); Timothy Murphy (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Middle Fort (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker
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also named Site of Middle Fort (approx. 1.4 miles away); Indian Village (approx. 1.6 miles away); Smoke Generator (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middleburgh.
 
Regarding Burial Place. Timothy Murphy was a 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 Rife Corps, he credited with firing 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 Co., N.Y. 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.
 
Burial Place Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 30, 2013
2. Burial Place Marker
Burial Place Marker, Rt 145 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 30, 2013
3. Burial Place Marker, Rt 145
Timothy Murphy Burial Place, Middleburgh Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 30, 2013
4. Timothy Murphy Burial Place, Middleburgh Cemetery
Timothy Murphy, on the right, beside his wife, Margaret.
Timothy Murphy Headstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 30, 2013
5. Timothy Murphy Headstone
Timothy Murphy Grave Stone:
TIMOTHY MURPHY
died June 27
1818
aged 67 years.
Timothy Murphy Headstone Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 30, 2013
6. Timothy Murphy Headstone Detail
Here too, this warrior sire, with honor rests,
Who braved in freedom's cause his valient breast
Sprang from his half-drawn furrow, as the cry
Of threadend liberty came thrilling by;
Look'd to his God, and reared in bulwark round
Breast free from guile, and hands with toil embrown'd,
And bade a monarch's thousand banners yield -
Firm at the plough, and glorious in the field,
Lo! here he rests, who every danger braved,
Marked and honored, 'mid the soil he saved.
Timothy Murphy Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 30, 2013
7. Timothy Murphy Memorial
The Timothy Murphy Memorial is a few steps away from Murphy's grave site. It was placed here in 1910.
Timothy Murphy Memorial Detail: image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 30, 2013
8. Timothy Murphy Memorial Detail:
1751 - 1818
To The Memory Of
Timothy Murphy
Patriot Soldier Scout Citizen
Who Served In Morgans Rifle Corps
Fought At Saratoga And Monmouth
And Whose Bravery Repelled The Attack
Of The British And Their Indian Allies
Upon Middlefort October 17 1780
And Saved The Colonists Of
Schoharie Valley

Erected by the Estate of Thomas G Foster 1910
Timothy Murphy Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 30, 2013
9. Timothy Murphy Memorial
The Timothy Murphy Burial Place and Memorial are on the hillside of the Middleburgh Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 5, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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