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Re: William Lambert Murphy, b. Burke County
Posted by: James F Keith, III Date: August 16, 2001 at 18:33:30
In Reply to: Re: William Lambert Murphy, b. Burke County by James F Keith, III of 1449

William Lambert Murphy and Sarah Jane Robinson Murphy, as well as other Murphys, Robinsons, and Robertsons, are buried in a private cemetery alongside the South Toe River on the side of "Seven Mile Ridge" near Celo, NC. You cross the river, the other side of which is a private camp ground (I can't remember its name). Before the entrance to the camp, on a hillside to your right is the cemetery. We were last at the cemetery last summer, and it was quite grown up and not very visible from the road/camp entrance. The camp people know it's there,though! Beware of ticks should you visit!!! There are other Robinsons/Robertsons buried in the Blue Rock Baptist Church cemetary not too far from the family cemetery.
William Lambert Murphy's parents were John Murphy (d. 5 Jan 1873) and Vinie Henaline Murphy. It is said that he (and she?) was/were born in Ireland.
I have pictures of WL and SJ Murphy, my grandmother (Dora Emmaline), and the WL's and SJ's house on Seven Mile Ridge. There are other pictures I'd be glad to share.
SJ's parents were John Robertson (b. 27 Feb 1804,married Susannah Bailey Dec 1828 on Seven Mile Ridge in the South Toe River area of Yancey County, NC, and d. 14 Feb 1865). Susannah Bailey Robertson (b. 13 Mar 1812, d. Aug 1867) was the daughter of Ansel and Elizabeth Bailey. John Robertson was the son of pioneer settlers in the South Toe River of Yancey County, NC--George and Susannah Robertson--with whom Ansel and Elizabeth Bailey are said to have spent their first night when they came to the area.

The only other information I have on William Lambert Murphy is that his parents were


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