Son of William and Mary Van Winkle Murphy. He married Mary C Turner September 19, 1859 in Lawrence County, Illinois. He was the father of Sarah Jane "Sadie" Murphy. She was born July 21, 1861. He died during the civil war. We are sure he fought on the Confederate side as there are no union records on him. According to Crawford county records families there fought on both sides. No one knows where he is buried.