30 Apr. 1831–29 Mar. 1832. Born in Warrensville Township (later near University Heights), Cuyahoga Co., Ohio. Son of John Murdock and Julia Clapp. After death of mother, adopted by JS and Emma Smith at age of nine days. Lived in Hiram, Portage Co., Ohio, 1831. Died in Hiram from measles and possibly from exposure to cold air during attack on JS six days earlier.