|Birth: ||May, 1748, USA|
|Death: ||Mar., 1817|
St. Francois County
Buried at the Masonic Cemetery on Carter and South Henry Street, Sarah Barton Murphy was the daughter of the Rev. Joshua (Josiah) Barton & Jean (Jane) DuBart. Sarah Barton married the Rev. William Murphy, Sr. between his first wife's death of 1761 and the year 1767 in Halifax County, Virginia. William [Sr.] and Sarah were the parents of:
1) Tabitha Murphy Gentry (b. abt 1768 in Pittsylvania County, VA & md Jesse Gentry)
2) David Murphy (b. 23 Apr. 1770, see link below)
3) Sarah Murphy Evans (b. 1771 & md George Evens 2 Dec. 1792 in Jefferson County, TN)
4) Dubart Murphy (b. 1773, see link below)
5) Isaac Murphy (b. abt 1779 & md Nancy)
6) Jessie Murphy (b. abt 1782 & md Patsy)
7) Richard Murphy (b. between 1783-1785)
Rev. William Murphy, Sr. had acquired a land grant from the Spaniards in 1798 in the Louisiana Territory. In 1799 en route back to Tenessee he died in Kentucky while trying to retrieve his family to relocate what would become the Murphy Settlement. Sarah Barton Murphy was determined to follow her late husband's wishes and with the help of her sons and step-son, she took all her belongings on a flat-bottom boat, went down the Holston River to the Ohio River and up the Mississippi to arrive in Ste. Genevieve along the river in 1802. Her sons David & Richard & stepson William had already set up the settlement arriving in 1800. See her story as the founder of the first Sunday School west of the Mississippi on the St. Francois County web-page at The Sarah Barton Murphy Story
Sarah Barton Murphy was the step-mother to William Murphy, Jr., who is also credited as one of the founders of Murphy Settlement.
See information about her husband William Murphy, Sr. from St. Francois web-link at The Story of Farmington's Founder
Also see her information on Wikipedia for Farmington, MO. Look under the section of History .
View the Sarah Barton Murphy Chapter of the DAR on the following link: SBM DAR
Click on each picture for a narrative of the image.
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.
David Murphy (1770 - 1843)*
Dubart Murphy (1773 - 1836)*
Masonic Cemetery of Farmington (South)
St. Francois County
GPS (lat/lon): 37.77551, -90.41995
Created by: Marc G.
Record added: Oct 02, 2009
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