Date of Service: 1865-1873
1830: Patrick Murphy is born in approximately1830, in Ireland.
1839: Ann Murphy is born in approximately 1839, in Ireland.
1865-1870: Patrick Murphy was a crew member on LV-22, stationed at Wolftrap Station, in the Chesapeake Bay. His annual salary is $750/year.
1872: Patrick Murphy is appointed Principal Keeper at Point of Shoals Lighthouse, VA. His annual salary is $600.
1873: Patrick Murphy is appointed Principal Keeper at Craney Island Lighthouse, VA. in July.
1873: Ann Murphy serves as First Assistant at Craney Island Lighthouse, Va. Her annual salary is $420.
1873: Patrick Murphy dies while serving as Principal Keeper. His wife and First Assistant, Ann, resigns after his death.
Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database; familysearch.org; uslhs.org