The Most Valuable And Productive Farms Section - In The Book:
The New Century Atlas Of Cayuga County, New York - 1904 - Page 123

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VENICE, NY

M. W. MURDOCK

17th FARM ON PAGE 123

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MURDOCK PLACE. This fine farm consists of two hundred acres, owned by M. W. Murdock. Postoffice address, Venice Center. It is located on the State Road leading from Moravia to Aurora, fourteen miles from Auburn, eight to Moravia and eight to Aurora, respectively. The farm is noted as the home of the mammoth oxen raised by Lyman Murdock, and weighing six thousand four hundred pounds. It has also been celebrated for its fine sheep, and it is adorned with a splendid apple orchard of twelve acres. The building improvements are of the best, the location picturesque, made more so by a creek coursing through the place, which has a fall of twenty-two feet to the mile. Josiah Murdock settled here in 1801, where he resided until his death in 1886, when the title fell to Mr. M. W. Murdock, the present owner. Mr. Murdock served as captain of Company G, 111th New York Volunteers, during the Civil War for three years, when he was honorably discharged in 1865 on account of disability. He is a native of New York State, born in 1837; he was married to Mary E. Lyman in 1876, who died in 1888; their family consists of a daughter and a son. Mr. Murdock has served his town as supervisor for the past eleven years. There are forty acres of timber on this farm, and an abundant supply of water.

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