Bobby Murphy

NEW YORK-APR 29: Snapchat founders Evan Spiegel (L) & Robert Mur

Murphy in 2014, photo by Debby Wong/

Birth Name: Robert Cornelius Murphy

Place of Birth: Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 19, 1988

*father – Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, English
*mother – Filipino, Chinese

Bobby Murphy is an American internet entrepreneur and software engineer. He is the CTO of multinational technology and social media company Snap, Inc. He co-founded the company with Reggie Brown and Evan Spiegel.

His father, Richard Cornelius Murphy, Jr., is an American government employee, of Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and English descent. His mother, Rosie L. Go, is a Filipina immigrant, of Chinese or partially Chinese descent. Bobby is married to Kelsey Bateman.

Bobby’s paternal grandfather was Richard Cornelius Murphy, Sr. (the son of Robert Cornelius Murphy and Annabella Gillespie). Richard was born in Illinois. Bobby’s great-grandfather Robert was the son of Irish emigrants, Cornelius C. Murphy and Ellen M. Barry, who were from County Cork. Annabella was a Northern Irish emigrant, from Ballynahinch, County Down, and was the daughter of David Gillespie and Maria Moffett.

Bobby’s paternal grandmother was Genevieve Isabel McConnell (the daughter of Robert Ellsworth McConnell and Marion A. Anderson). Genevieve was born in California. Robert was the son of Elmer E. McConnell and Ida Belle Wright. Marion was the daughter of Scottish emigrants, from Aberdeenshire, William Anderson, of Old Machar, and Mary Cook, of Kintore.

Sources: Marriage record of Bobby’s parents –

Birth record of Bobby’s paternal grandfather, Richard Cornelius Murphy –

Birth record of Bobby’s paternal grandmother, Genevieve Isabel McConnell –

4 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Both Gillespie and Moffett are Scottish surnames, so Annabella Gillespie was likely a Scots-Irish protestant.

    Change to:
    *Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, English (father)

    And what does “a Filipina immigrant, of Chinese descent” mean? Was she of entirely Chinese descent?

  2. Connerfromvine says:

    he just looks white

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