Morphy trivia

amchess
Aug 13, 2007, 12:00 AM |
4 | Fun & Trivia

Serving at one time or another in three cabinet posts, Judah Benjamin of Louisiana, a former US Senator, was sometimes known as "the Brains of the Confederacy". Four years before the birth of Paul Morphy in 1837, Benjamin got married in 1833. His witness for his marriage contract was Charles Maurian, father of the Charles Maurian who was Morphy's best friend. At the same time, the witness on behalf of his wife for the marriage contract was none other than Judge Alonzo Morphy, Paul Morphy's father.