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Posted by: James Murphey (ID *****9594) Date: August 19, 2012 at 15:32:41
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I'm trying to see if I have any living Murph(e)y relatives anywhere. The first old Murphy I have found is Edward, born in North Carolina in 1801. At age 25 he moved to a farm in Stewart County, TN, and became a steamboat pilot on the Cumberland and Mississippi rivers. Edward married Rachel Thornberry who was born in 1813 near Norfolk, VA.
In the mid-1850s they moved to Illinois where he died in 1858. Rachel died in Lyon County, KY in 1875. They had
eight children, one of which was Edward J., born 1838, who
was my grandfather. After four years at Bethel College at Russellville, KY, this Edward J. moved to Pembroke, KY in
1867 where he engaged in teaching, fire insurance and Baptist preaching. In November of 1867 he married Anna W. Hord of Christian County, KY. She was a daughter of David S. and Henningham (Catlett) Hord. This Edward J. and Anna
Murphey had six children, Edward G., David R., Eugene M,
Ernest J., Corinne C., and Calmes Hord (my father). Most of the Murphey males were professors at various schools and universities in TN, AL, ARK, and FL. I never knew any of the bunch except Calmes and Ernest. Do you know anything about this bunch of Murph(e)ys? Please help me if you can. I would like for MY children and grandchildren to know who and where our kinfolks are. Thank you.

Jim Murphey (in Louisiana)

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