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Dr Samuel Silenus Murphy, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1825
Death: Sep. 25, 1907

His son Samuel S. Murphy, is shown as Samuel Silenus Murphy, Jr. in a Mobile, AL marriage record, 1898 ( Find A Grave memorial #69388311
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SAMUEL S., b. 11-14-1825, m. 1-23-1856, Elizabeth M. Steele. Samuel S. is a physician. P. O., Pleasant Ridge, Greene Co., Ala.

Source: Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Moore 1612-1897 Vol I, Wickersham Printing Company, PA (1897)
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SAMUEL SILENCE [sic], b. 10-8-1867. Unm. He is a teacher in Barton Academy. P. O., Mobile, Ala. (#69388311)

WILLIAM ADOLPHUS, b. 11-5-1856, d. 7-7-1872. Unm. (#27073650)

MARY ELEANOR, b. 8-21-1859, m. 12-20-1883,(#27073451)

ELIZABETH STARR, b. 7-4-1862, d. 2-9-1863. (#27073646)

INFANT, b. , d. in infancy. (#27073644)

THOMAS ELMORE, b. 7-28-1865. Unm. He is a physician, Bethany, Ala. (#27073649)

ELIZABETH STEELE, b. 10-30-1871, d. 7-4-1872.

CHARLES MARTIN, b. 1-12-1874. Unm. He is a physician, Pleasant Ridge, Ala.

Source: Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Moore 1612-1897 Vol II, Wickersham
Printing Company, PA (1897)
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Dr. Samuel S. Murphy was married in 1856 to Miss Elizabeth Steele, a native of Greene county, Ala., and born July 23, 1832. To their marriage have been born eight children, three of whom only are living, viz.:

(1) Thomas E., a physician of Bethany, Pickens county
(2) Samuel S., Jr., who is teaching his third year at Barton academy, Mobile, Ala.
(3) Charles M., a student at the university of Alabama, where he is taking a course in the literary department.
Five have died
(4-6) three in infancy; the others being
(8) Mary E., deceased wife of James H. Archibald.

Dr. Murphy received his preliminary education in the schools of Eutaw. In 1842 he entered the University of Alabama, attending four sessions, and graduating in the literary course. In 1850 he attended a session at the medical college of Louisiana, at New Orleans. For a number of years afterward he was engaged in the drug business in Eutaw, in partnership with his brother, Dr. A. S. Murphy, of Eutaw. He then sold his intetest in the business to his brother, and established himself in the mercantile business at Pleasant Ridge. In 1870 he resumed his medical studies, entering the medical college at Mobile, from which he graduated the same year. He began the practice of medicine with Dr. C. P . Sanders, an old physician of Pleasant Ridge, and remained with him several years. He then opened an office individually, and has since continued in practice at Pleasant Ridge. He is a cultured and scholarly gentleman, whose many admirable qualities and traits of mind and heart have won for him the highest respect of his friends and acquaintances. He owns about 240 acres of land and a comfortable residence property, the latter in the village of Pleasant Ridge. He and his wife are members of the Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian church, and she is now the only one living that was present at its organizatlon.

Source: Memorial Record of Alabama: A Concise Account of the: States Political, Military, Professional and Industrial Progress Together,Vith the Personal Memoirs of Many of Its People (1893), Vol 1 Pg 1042-53
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Thank you to terrirn143 (#46903411) for transfer of this memorial!
Family links: 
  James Murphy (1798 - 1871)
  Elizabeth Angeline Sadler Murphy (1801 - 1875)
  Elizabeth Mary Steele Murphy (1832 - 1917)
  William Adolphus Murphy (1856 - 1872)*
  Mary Eleanor Murphy Archibald (1859 - 1887)*
  Samuel Silenus Murphy (1867 - 1926)*
  Samuel Silenus Murphy (1825 - 1907)
  Julia Louise Murphy McGowen (1828 - 1911)*
  Aldolphus Sadler Murphy (1833 - 1907)*
  Elizabeth Starr Murphy Summerville (1836 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery
Greene County
Alabama, USA
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Originally Created by: terrirn143
Record added: May 25, 2008
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Dr Samuel Silenus Murphy, Sr
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