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William Henry Murphy 1841 - 1923
Posted by: Michael White (ID *****2041) Date: March 29, 2007 at 15:02:42
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Looking for information on this Murphy Family of Bowie Co;

William Henry Murphy - married - Mary Ellen Harland, 1869.

Especially, Wm's father Jesse C & Elizabeth [??] Murphy,
Jesse was born in SC 1800/1801 and Elizabeth in MO 1819/20.
Since Jesse is born in SC, may be related to the White
line (of Bowie Co)& of the Murphy's from Union Co SC, Where the White's (Elias) came from in 1846, and were related to that Murphy family which arrive in 1760's in Union Co SC, where the name Jesse abounds.

William's parents I don't think ever lived in Bowie Co TX.
Have found no evidence. The Civil War may have split the
family.. just don't know at this time.

This family lived in Hempstead AR 1850, Ouachita Co AR
in 1860, they are lost after 1860, except son Wm H Murphy
who served in the Civil War AR (joined in Ouachita AR - 12th AR Inf., Pension on file in TX), to its end, and came to Bowie by 1869, when he married Mary Ellen Harland, in December of that year. (went by Ellen). Dau of Samuel & Susan [White] Harland/Creed.

Mary Ellen Harlan was the Grand daughter of Elias and Anne
{Gibbs) White of Redwater TX, arriving in 1846.

William Henry & Mary Ellen Murphy had 8 Children all
born in Bowie Co TX: Children born between 1870 and 1891.

Elias Frank Murphy (not married)
Mary Carolina 'Callie' (married A. E. Gammage)
Fannie Virginia (married 1.JS Bolick,2. Tony Hughes)
Lewis/Levi? (no information)
Martha Areana (no information)
Lula R (married John J Stewart)
Willa A (married Alma Z Gunter)
Nora (Norah) L Murphy (married Coy Augustus Foster)

All Marriages were in Bowie Co.
Family is still found in Bowie Co up to 1930's.
Children: Elias, Mary Caroline, and Martha are all
named after their mother's father, Elias White
and mothers sisters (their aunts).

Would very much appreciate any help on this Murphy
family, and especially, where Wm's Parents came from.

Thank You,
Mike White






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