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MURKETT/MUCKET/MURCHET

Phil Murkett (View posts)
Posted: 17 Aug 1999 5:32AM GMT
Looking for the ancestors of James Mucket of E. Haddam and Durham, CT. Born about 1792, married Ann Manwaring. May have been born in Cuba or lived in SC.

Also looking for any other Murkett/Mucket/Murchet links.

Murkett

Gillian Beverly (View posts)
Posted: 25 Feb 2000 1:18PM GMT
Phil Murkett. Some Murcotts had their name mis-spelt as Murkett. They came from Warwickshire and sometimes the clerk taking details wrote down what he heard (as if there was no vowel between the c and the t). Some Murcotts coming back from Ireland spelt their name this way too, descendants of a mad vicar who went there. One man in England actually changed his spelling to Murkett in the last century. Keep in touch to tie up any connections please. Will try to assemble all my notes on this aspect of the name.

Murkett/Murcott

Gillian Beverly (View posts)
Posted: 25 Feb 2000 11:14PM GMT
Thanks so much. I will look forward to new information. May I have your email? Mine is fillotmer2@aol.com .

Re: MURKETT/MUCKET/MURCHET

Posted: 10 Dec 2002 4:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am also looking for information about the Mucket/Murket/Murkette family from Connecticut. My Great Grandmother was a Mucket/Murket/Murkette. The story my Grandfather told me about his mother's maiden name was that the original Murket was a child found on a muck heap in Nova Scotia. The child was named Johnny Muckheap. His descendents changed it to Mucket then to Murket then to Murkette, and possibly to Marquette. Did you ever hear this story about your ancestors? I have my Grandfather's recorded stories, but no documentation.

Re: MURKETT/MUCKET/MURCHET

Phil Murkett (View posts)
Posted: 15 Dec 2002 10:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mucket/Murkett/Murchet
Your story of Jonny Muckheap was facinating. The earliest Mucket/Murkett etc was James Murkett who lived in Durham and East Haddam, CT. All I can find about his background is on some census records. One indicates he was from SC and the other says Cuba. A slightly senile Murkett that I talked to says he was from Canada. All of the original Mucketts changed their name in the mid 19th century. The word mucket became an obsenity and still is to day. One family story say he was a wagon dirver and in going through the wetlands used to yell mucket, mucket. I doubt that one.
However I would like to know your relationship and hopefully discuss this further. Please let me know more about the Muckets. Thanks

Re: MURKETT/MUCKET/MURCHET

Carol Johnson (View posts)
Posted: 19 Dec 2002 7:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am the Great Granddaughter of Agnes Elizabeth Murkett (I think she went by Ella instead of Elizabeth) who married Henry Francis Bower. Agnes's mother divorced her father (it was also Agnes's mother's second marriage), so I don't think there was much contact with the Murkett side of the family though my Grandfather wrote about visiting them once when he was young. But he talks about going to Leesville, Connecticut on the Salmon River ? He says there were lots of Murketts living there. I have never heard of these places; did the towns change names, or did my Grandfather just get the names wrong (he was very young)? In my Grandfather's recollections, he says it was his mother's grandfather that was found on a muckheap in Nova Scotia. His children changed it to Mucket, and the third generation changed it to Murkett. My mother says she thought they further changed the name to "Marquette". What story did the slightly senile gentleman named Murkett tell you about Canada? What relationship are you in terms of Murkett? Can you trace where your Murkett family comes from? I have no documentation of where anyone came from before Connecticut. I don't even know Agnes's father's name. Oh, I forgot to mention, there seems to be a Bertha Agnes Murkett born a few years earlier than my Great Grandmother in the same area of Connecticut. Either Agnes was a popular name at that time, or it may have been a family name. I look forward to any information you can share. Thank you.
Sincerely, Carol Johnson

Re: MURKETT/MUCKET/MURCHET

Posted: 30 Nov 2005 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jan 2006 3:27AM GMT
Surnames: Murkett/ Spencer/ Button/ Hoadley/ Edwards
Carol,

My husband is a descendant of Charles Denison MURKETT 1824-1902 and his wife Frances L. SPENCER through their daughter Anna L. MURKETT who married Edward M. BUTTON. I believe you descend from Willard J. MURKETT 1850 - 1904 who was a brother to Anna. Yes, your grandfather was right about a Leesville, CT. and the Salmon River. I'm not sure if Leesville is considered a town or just a very small area of Moodus but I did find it on the Rand McNally Road Atlas. Many of the MURKETT family are buried in a small cemetery on Powerhouse Rd. in Leesville. I was there many years ago and plan to go back this coming spring to check for more family members. The Bertha Agnes MURKETT b. 1871 m. Royal G. HOADLEY you wrote about was also a sister to Anna and Willard. Another sister Minnie A. MURKETT 1866 - 1952 m. Benjamin EDWARDS Jr., a brother of Daniel EDWARDS, my husband's grandfather. Daniel EDWARDS m. Alice Augusta BUTTON d/o Anna L. MURKETT and Edward BUTTON. Incidently, Anna and Edward were divorced as well. She went on to marry a CHASE fellow. Hope this isn't too confusing.
Ruth

Re: MURKETT/MUCKET/MURCHET

Posted: 30 Nov 2005 5:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jan 2006 3:27AM GMT
Surnames: MUCKET/MURKETT/ SPENCER/ MANWARING
Phil,
Can't help you with the ancestry of James and Ann MUCKET. I've found just about the same as you. I am curious about the Cuba connection. I have checked and rechecked the 1850 & 1860 census of E. Haddam and found the 1850 lists both born SC (South Carolina). The 1860 census lists both born Conn. (Connecticut). I'm also wondering about the maiden name of Ann. In the birth record of son Amos, his middle name is listed as MANWARREN. Do you think it should have been MANWARING? Last week I sent for a death certificate for Charles Denison MURKETT hoping one can be found and it will show the maiden name of his mother and birth place for both parents. My husband descends from Charles D. and Frances L. (SPENCER) MURKETT. If you've learned anything new, I'd love to hear from you.
Ruth

Re: MURKETT/MUCKET/MURCHET

Carol Johnson (View posts)
Posted: 30 Nov 2005 1:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Ruth,
Thank you for your information. In my research, SC has also stood for "Scotia", which was Nova Scotia, and fits with my Grandfather's tale about the family origins. Does your husband have any family stories he heard while growing up? Also, I believe there was a pirate in Nova Scotia with the name of Manwarren, which fits a little with the story. I'd love to hear more from you.

Re: MURKETT/MUCKET/MURCHET

Posted: 30 Nov 2005 6:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jan 2006 3:27AM GMT
Surnames: MURKETT/EDWARDS
Carol,
Wish I could offer more on the history of the MURKETT people but I have nothing. Thanks for the info on Nova Scotia. Although I've been researching my ancestry for 25 years, I haven't done much with my husband's ancestry, except the EDWARDS line, until recently. If I come across anything, I'll be in touch.
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