Seeking information on the early MURPH Family of South Carolina. Here are some references to MURPHS:
“Katherine MURPH married John CAVER April 1798”..Source: Helen C. Gibson, Bible Records from Joel Caver & Lavenia Rouse.
“Conrad MURPH was born in South Carolina, February 6th, 1786, and died at the residence of his son-in-law, B.T. MOORE, in Houston County, Georgia, December 26th, 1874.” Source: Southern Christian Advocate Notices 1867-1878, by Brent Holcomb.
MURPH, John, Sr.:
Richland District, SC, April 4, 1818: A transfer of 150 acres originally granted to John Walen REBSTER by Morris OHERON, Catharine OHERON, John MURPH, Jr., Margaret MURPH, and Adam BOWERS to Jacob BOWERS of Lexington District, SC. The land was on Beaver Creek adjacent to William Seawright. Signed by: Mores OHEAREN, Cathrine OHEAREN, John MURPH, Jr., and Adam BOWERS. Witnessed by Henry CAVER, Sr. & George MURPH (Lexington District, SC).
Source: Records From Burnt Counties, South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, pg. 144).
Deed transfer from the estate of John MURPH. The transaction mentions a Margaret Sightter(?) as a daughter of John MURPH who had filed a petition in the court of common pleas (1842) against Frederick MURPH and Elizabeth GEIGER for not selling lands of John MURPH. The court ordered the lands sold, and in January, 1843 William L. Miller , sheriff for Lexington District, sold the land to David WANNAMAKER. The deed also mentions that these 700 acres of John MURPH lay adjoining the estate lands of Robert SEAWRIGHT, CAVER, and others on Beaver Creek on the Lexington-Orangburg district lines.
Source: Lexington County, SC DEEDS, Book “N”, pg. 35-37.
MURPH, John Henry:
“John Henry MURPH… died in Autauga County, Ala., December 21st, 1853, eldest son of John R. MURPH, formerly of Ornageburg….. in his 50th year…. He leaves a wife and eight children……
Source: Southern Christian Advocate, January 13, 1854.
“Sister Mary MURPH died at Midway, near Milledgeville, Ga., February 5th, 1868, aged 83 years and a few days. She was born in South Carolina February 1, 1785, joined the M.E. Church when 18 years old. She had buried two husbands, the last George MURPH, in 1856….”
Source: Southern Christian Advocate Notices 1867-1878, pg. 31, Brent Holcomb.
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