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Rev William Murphy, Jr
Birth: Mar. 12, 1759
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1833
St. Francois County
Missouri, USA

The Reverend William Murphy [Jr.] was the son of Rev. William Murphy [Sr.] {of 1720/1725 to 19-Nov-1799} and Martha Hodges Murphy {of 1724 to 1761/1763}. He was the step-son to Sarah Barton Murphy (William [Sr.]'s 2nd wife). William "Big Bill" Murphy [Jr.] along with his brother Joseph {gravestone in Masonic Cemetery} and 1/2 brothers David Sr. {gravestone in Masonic Cemetery}, Dubart {gravestone in IOOF Cemetery} and Richard {burial location unknown} are credited with starting the Murphy Settlement which eventually became Farmington, Missouri. William [Jr.] married Rachel Henderson on January 26, 1782 in Green County, Tennessee. They had between 13 to 15 children {listed below}.
See the contributions of Rev. William Murphy in St. Francois County at web-link:
Early St. Francois County

Also see web-link of the 1918 book by his granddaughter, Alice Murphy Sturgess, titled History Of Rev. William Murphy And His Descendents . {Note on current link to book: Use the "Impatient?" link to speed up the book content download} Note though, this book was subject to early genealogy research errors. For example listing this Rev. William Murphy [Jr.] as son of William & Mary Fanquoy. This was later proven false. See next reference of "Cook, Murphy, Hodges Families of Early Virginia", pages 92 & 93.

View the different early Murphy family lines in the book "Cook, Murphy, Hodges Families of Early Virginia" by Elizabeth L. Nichols. Click web-link at the FamilySearch from LDS. Hint, one can view one page at a time or down load/view the full 53MB "Printing Version" at the very bottom of the options on the left.

There are multiple web-sites for the genealogy of William Murphy but not always with the same ancestry or descendent line. Here are three of them for information of William Murphy Sr. & Jr.:
1) Morey's Attic on William Murphy
2) Davies Family on William Crawford Murphy
3) RootsWeb on William Murphy of 1759

On the 200 anniversary of William Murphy's birth [Jr.], an article was printed in the Farmington newspaper of "Wm. Murphy 1759-1959" linked from Mackley Genealogy web-site.

An entry for Campbell County, Tennesses for William's father, Rev. William Murphy [Sr.], incorrectly label's William [Sr.] as the William Murphy from Ireland. William [Sr] born around 1720 to 1725 was the son of William & Eleanor (nee Echols) Murphy of Virginia. Eleanor (or Elizabeth by some research) Echols was born in America to John & Mary (nee Cave) Echols. Now the William Murphy born in the 1690s & married Eleanor, he might have been born in Ireland. The second generation William Murphy (a.k.a. William [Sr.]) who married Martha Hodges and then Sarah Barton was born in Virginia. Rev. William Murphy [Sr.] & wife Sarah Barton Murphy are mentioned at web-link:
Irish William Murphy First Baptist Minister To Preach Word In Campbell County

Also see his step-mother, Sarah Barton Murphy's info at the Masonic Cemetery of Farmington with her web-links at:
Sarah Barton Murphy on Findagrave

Rev. William & Rachel Murphy children were (by one set of research):
1) Rev. John Crawford Murphy (1782-1843) md. 1/2 cousin Tabitha Murphy
2) Mary R. (a.k.a. Polly) Murphy (1784-1803?) md. Sam Worthington
3) Martha Hodges Murphy (1786-1803)
4) Elizabeth Barton Murphy (1788-1868) md. Mr. Laken Dubart Walker Sr. in 1805 & had 16 children {view link for Jr.'s obit. at Mackley Genealogy web-site.}
5) William Eccles Murphy (1790-1810)
6) Delilah Sarah Murphy (a.k.a. Delilah Zora Murphy)(1792-1858) consort of Rev. B. Mabry
7) James Henderson Murphy (1794-?)
8) Ketturah Beavers Murphy (1796-1877) md. Jeremiah Cravens {Youngest of their 8 children was William Murphy Cravens}
9) Francis Menifee Murphy (1798-1804 or '08) 10) Sarah Barton "Sallie" Murphy (1800-1882) md. cousin Richard Murphy
11) David Henderson Murphy (1802-1865) md. Lucretia "Lou" Tabitha Cundiff, then Rachel Wood in 1845
12) Martha Murphy (b/d Oct. 1803)
13) Henderson Murphy (1804-1875) md. Emily Marline Hanlin
14) Dubart Murphy (1806-1892) md. Elizabeth Anthony
Family links: 
  Rachel Henderson Murphy (1764 - 1844)
  John Crawford Murphy (1782 - 1843)*
  Delilah Zorah Murphy Mabry (1792 - 1858)*
  Sarah Barton Murphy Murphy (1800 - 1882)*
  Henderson Murphy (1804 - 1875)*
  Dubart Murphy (1806 - 1892)*
*Calculated relationship
William Murphy Cemetery
St. Francois County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Oct 02, 2009
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We honor you and your service sir!
- descendants of Gen. John Sevier of Tennessee
 Added: Dec. 4, 2013

- Larry & Dianne Smith
 Added: Mar. 29, 2013
May you rest in Heavenly peace.
- Carolyn Womack
 Added: Sep. 9, 2012
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