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  • ID: I502
  • Name: William MURPHY
  • Title: Rev.
  • RFN: 502
  • Change Date: 16 SEP 2005
  • Sex: M 1 2 3 4 5 Quality: 0
  • Birth: ABT 1732 in ,, VA
  • Note:
    There was 400 Acres of land on the Bannester River given to one Wm.
    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.
  • Change Date: 2 MAR 2000
  • Will: 1 APR 1793 Grainger County,, TN
  • Note:
    GRAINGER COUNTY, TENNESSEE
    [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
    equal division.
    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:
    Felps Read
    Hannah [by her mark] Read
    Milley Anderson
    State of Tennessee ]
    Grainger County ] November Term 1799
  • Burial: 1799 Barren Co.,, KY
  • Note:
    Thanks to you I have located the grave of William Murphy* on the Tim
    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.
  • Death: 19 NOV 1799 in Barren Co.,, KY
  • Note:
    "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
    November 1799."
    *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.
  • Note:
    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
    ward's estate.
    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 214
    Page 310.--John Murphy, Dr., to William Murphy's estate--Raising and
    schooling two of William's children, viz: Nancy and John Murphy.
    page 490
    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 ?

    Marriage 1 Sarah BARTON b: 8 MAY 1748 in Frederick,, MD
    • Married: ABT 1764 in ,, VA
    Children
    1. Has No Children David MURPHY b: ABT 1765 in ,, VA
    2. Has No Children Sarah MURPHY b: 1771 in ,, VA
    3. Has No Children Richard MURPHY b: 1776 in ,, VA
    4. Has No Children Dubart MURPHY b: 1773 in ,, VA
    5. Has No Children Isaac MURPHY
    6. Has No Children Jesse MURPHY b: in ,, TN

    Marriage 2 Martha HODGES b: in Lunenberg Co.,, VA
    • Married: ABT 1752 in ,, VA
    Children
    1. Has Children William MURPHY b: 12 MAR 1759 in Halifax Co.,, VA
    2. Has No Children John MURPHY b: 25 JUN 1750 in Halifax Co.,, VA
    3. Has No Children Keziah MURPHY b: 7 AUG 1754 in Halifax Co.,, VA
    4. Has No Children Joseph MURPHY b: 15 MAR 1761 in Halifax Co.,, VA
    5. Has No Children Living MURPHY
    6. Has No Children Tabitha MURPHY b: 1753 in ,, VA

    Sources:
    1. Note: "Notes on the Rev. Isaac Barton" by Dr. George F. Mellen
      from the Louisville Courier April 8, 1915
    2. Note: "Genealogy of Virginia Families", p. 128 of the William and
      Mary Quarterly.
      "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.
    3. Note: "Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolutionary War" by
      Gwathmey, John H.
      Dietz Press 1938.
    4. Note: "Virginia Militia in the Revolution", pp. 136-138, by J.T. McAllister.
      Lists all of his service.
    5. Note: Ashby T. Gibbons, Jr.'s booklet "The Reverend William Murphy" from the
      Missouri Historical Society bulletin April,
      1957.
      Considered the best source with references.
      Copies may be found in the Farmington Missouri library.

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