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Email from Linda Hiser who wrote to John V.

Murphy in 1997:

Subj: I'm still here

Date: 97-04-26 07:37:11 EDT
From: lhiser@acclink.com (Linda Hiser) To: ChersFmly@aol.com


Hello! I wrote to John V. Murphy who put the Fife book together and here
what he said:

"Re your recent letter of 17 April 1997, I do not kow about

As I recall it was written by Joseph Vance (?) for an 1890 family
reunion. I
located an original copy from a lady who had used it as documentation
for a
DAR application. I got copies of 3 or 4 DAR applications and I wrote to
these people. One responded that she had an original that had been a
keepsake. On my request she was kind enough to hav it photocopied. I did
some indexing and had it reprinted and got copies in all the local

I do not know if DAR still accepts this as proof, but I doubt it. At
time I had requestsw for copies from many Fife relatives and others
the country. All copies were gone for some time. One lady in Iowa sent
a photocopy of a photograph that was made at that reunion. None of the
people were identified.

I wish I could give you more help. I am no longer able to do research.

Good luck with your searching.

John V. Murphy"

Thanks for everything.

Your cousin,

Information from the Library of Congress:

LC Control Number: 79103984

Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)

Main Title: Descendants of John and William Fife, Fifeshire,

Upper St. Clair, Penna., 1721-1890 / with index
and my
Fife family group records added by John V. Murphy,
January 1979.

Published/Created: Carrier Mills, Ill. : Murphy, 1979.

Related Names: Murphy, John V., 1925-

Vance, Joseph.

Description: 69 p. ; 22 cm.

Notes: Pref. signed by Jos. Vance.

Subjects: Fyffe family.

LC Classification: CS71.F99 1979

Dewey Class No.: 929/.2/0973

Geog. Area Code: n-us---


CALL NUMBER: CS71.F99 1979

Copy 1

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