Name: William MURPHY
Change Date: 16 SEP 2005
Sex: M 1 2 3 4 5 Quality: 0
Birth: ABT 1732 in ,, VA
There was 400 Acres of land on the Bannester River given to one Wm.
Change Date: 2 MAR 2000
Will: 1 APR 1793 Grainger County,, TN
Murphy 24 April, 1747 in Pittsylvania County (founded in 1767) Was
then Lunenburg County (founded in 1746).
Assuming age of 21. Could this have been his fathers land ?
Believed to have been born in Virginia. Family from Ireland.
GRAINGER COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Burial: 1799 Barren Co.,, KY
[formed 1796 from Hawkins & Knox Counties]
Last Will and Testament of William MURPHY
County of Grainger ]
State of Tennessee ]
In the name of God Amen. I, William MURPHY of Hawkins County in the
deeded territory South West of the Ohio River, being in good health,
sound in mind and memory do make, ordain and constitute this my last
Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth [viz]:
Imprimis. I will that my body be buried at the discretion of my
friends in full assurance or certain hopes of the Resurrection unto
life eternal at the day when God shall judge the world by Jesus Christ
by the power of God by the resurrection of Jesus Christ at which day
all that believe and obey the Gospel shall be received into fruition
and glory and as to my outward goods where with it hath pleased God to
bless me, I give as follows, to wit:
Item - I bequeath to Sarah [Barton], my well beloved wife all my
household furniture plantation tools cattle sheep and hogs, bonds
bills and monies together with the houses and plantation where I now
live during her natural lifetime, with all houses until her four sons
now in their minority shall arrive at the age of twenty one years,
that is to say as they come to the age of twenty one years, at which
time they shall have one house and what other property their mother
shall see cause to give them as part of their proportion that they are
entitled to at her death.
Item - I bequeath to my two sons, Dubart MURPHY and Richard MURPHY,
two hundred acres of land joining Millar Doggett's plantation by an
Item - I bequeath to my two younger sons, Isaac MURPHY and Jesse
MURPHY, the survey on which I now live by an equal division and at the
death of their mother the whole of the Estate to be given to the four
aforesaid sons by an equal division.
Lastly, I appoint my beloved wife, Sarah MURPHY, my sole Executrix of
this my Last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal
this first day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and ninety three. /s/William MURPHY [seal]
Signed, sealed and delivered
in the presence of us:
Hannah [by her mark] Read
State of Tennessee ]
Grainger County ] November Term 1799
Thanks to you I have located the grave of William Murphy* on the Tim
Death: 19 NOV 1799 in Barren Co.,, KY
Shipley farm between Glasgow and Cave City Kentucky. I will contact
the owner of the farm tonight. He and his son elder John who was the
first church clerk of Mt. Tabor Baptist are not burried there . Elder
John also constituted the Green River Baptist church in Woodsonville
Kentucky. The Barren cemetery book had a William Murphy age 67 years
burried on the Shipley farm which was most likely Elder John's home
originally. The Mount Tabor (the old church) not the one which now
exists, was almost 5 miles from here on the farm of Roger Jackman
which is in the Beaver Creek area.
* This was a son of John Murphy, not the Reverend.
"The accepted story regarding William MURPHY's death is that on his
way back to Tennessee from Missouri, he stopped in Barren County KY to
visit his son, John and wife, Rachel [Butler]*, and that it was there
Rev. William MURPHY became ill and died. His death probably occurred
about a month prior to probate of the Will in Grainger County TN on 19
*My records show her name as Cook.
Rev. Murphy died on his way back to Granger Co., TN, and was most
likely buried on the farm of his son John in Barren Co., KY.
Murphys in Missouri: www.worthey.net/murphy
Assuming his parents came from the Ulster part of Ireland, they may
have come after 1718, the beginning of most Irish immigration.
Circumstantial evidence suggest that Rev. Wm. Murphys father was
William and his mothers name Elanore (Elenor) Echols (d/o John Echols
and Mary Cave) later the wife of Gideon Smith, was mother to Wm. and
Joseph. ref. Ashby Gibbons book.
Halifax Co. Virginia Orphans/bound children 1760-62
August Ct. 1760: William MURPHY, also failing to render and
account, as guardian of Keziah and Peniah SMITH.
Sept. Ct. 1760: William MURPHY, guardian of Keziah & Peninah
SMITH, orphans of Gideon SMITH, dec'd, returned an account of said
Note: The DAR patriot index shows only William, John and Joseph as
having served in the Rev. war for the Colonies.
The Rev. Wm. Murphy was a Baptist preacher. He had a brother Joseph
and probably one named Richard. Richard could have been their uncle.
Note: Joseph or Richard could have had a dau. named Catherine,
who married Lt. John Crawford. See John Crowford Murphy.
Note that the Hodges, Murphys (370 acres on the Pigg River in present
day Franklin County near Rocky Mount), Anthonys, Walkers and James
Henderson all lived in Pittsylvania Co., VA 1774-1778. Ref.
Pittsylvania County Deed Book 4 (1774-1778). The Murphys and Bartons
were there prior to 1750. N.B. Also Peter Vanbibber, Jr and Isaac
Vanbibber, all in the same district.
CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM
THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
WILL BOOK NO. VIII.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
Page 310.--John Murphy, Dr., to William Murphy's estate--Raising and
schooling two of William's children, viz: Nancy and John Murphy.
Page 46.--23d May, 1769. Thomas Ogle, of Roan County, N. C., to
William Murphy, £40, 67 acres on Little River, a branch of New River.
Teste: Wm. Fleming, Thomas Madison, Andrew Lewis, Robert Breckinridge,
Is. Christian, Gent.
Father: William Murphy I ? b: ABT 1700 in Ireland ?
Sarah BARTON b: 8 MAY 1748 in Frederick,, MD
in ,, VA
- David MURPHY b: ABT 1765 in ,, VA
- Sarah MURPHY b: 1771 in ,, VA
- Richard MURPHY b: 1776 in ,, VA
- Dubart MURPHY b: 1773 in ,, VA
- Isaac MURPHY
- Jesse MURPHY b: in ,, TN
Martha HODGES b: in Lunenberg Co.,, VA
in ,, VA
- William MURPHY b: 12 MAR 1759 in Halifax Co.,, VA
- John MURPHY b: 25 JUN 1750 in Halifax Co.,, VA
- Keziah MURPHY b: 7 AUG 1754 in Halifax Co.,, VA
- Joseph MURPHY b: 15 MAR 1761 in Halifax Co.,, VA
- Living MURPHY
- Tabitha MURPHY b: 1753 in ,, VA
- Note: "Notes on the Rev. Isaac Barton" by Dr. George F. Mellen
from the Louisville Courier April 8, 1915
- Note: "Genealogy of Virginia Families", p. 128 of the William and
"Thomas Ivey received a land grant in 1711 from the King for
bringing settlers to Virginia, one of whom was John Murphy."
No proof that he is related to our Murphy's.
- Note: "Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolutionary War" by
Gwathmey, John H.
Dietz Press 1938.
- Note: "Virginia Militia in the Revolution", pp. 136-138, by J.T. McAllister.
Lists all of his service.
- Note: Ashby T. Gibbons, Jr.'s booklet "The Reverend William Murphy" from the
Missouri Historical Society bulletin April,
Considered the best source with references.
Copies may be found in the Farmington Missouri library.