Hi, I am looking for information about Leander Murphy who disappeared in
the Columbia City area. The only Information I have is from the Beers book about
Darke County Ohio that states in the Bio of William Murphy:
"Leander, his eldest son, who lived four miles southeast of Columbia
City. Ind. went to see a neighbor, on some business, who lived
about three-quarters of a mile off, and has never been heard of since;
this was on the night of the 4th of December, 1866; it seems that he had
some difficulty with the gentleman, the facts of which could not be
obtained; it is supposed that he was
murdered; his father received a letter from him oil the same day,
stating that he was well, and getting along very well, and, in three or
four days after, Mr. Murphy received a letter from Leander's cousin,
conveying the sad news that his son had very suddenly disappeared, and
could not be found."
I have a picture that shows the Murphy Family at William Murphy's
Funeral and written on it is "Leander, Where abouts unknown" Also I
read somewhere that he might have been insane.
Would love any information about his disappearance.