Hi, I am Jerry Murdock. I just found this site and signed up. I am retired from the US Coast Guard and have been working on my genealogy for about 25 years. I was born and raised in Texas, and all but two of my ancestral lines were in the colonies before the American Revolution. One of those (Joseph Murdock) came in as a surgeon with the British Army during the revolution and the other (? Clark) immigrated from the UK to New York - probably in the 1830s - 1840s.
Most of my ancestors (except only the New York Clarks) were in the Southern states before the Civil War, and many of them served in the Confederate Army.
My father's line includes Murdock, Clark, Dotson(twice), Lively, Prewitt and Cannon, and one unknown (American born wife of the immigrant Clark).
My mother's line includes Warren, Barker, Beckham, Allbritton, McCrary, Middlebrooks, Neely, and Lewis.