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Solomon Murphree, Sr
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Birth: 1757
Pittsboro
Chatham County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1854
Calhoun County
Alabama, USA

Son of Daniel Murphree and Sarah Dempsey

With first wife, father of (at least):
1. Rebecca Elizabeth (Murphree) Bynum
2. Rhoda "Rody" (Murphree) Bynum 1788-1874
3. Nancy (Murphree) Ellis
4. Daniel Murphree 1781-1851

Married Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Channing PRATOR 1795 1838 in 1823; parents of:

Solomon L MURPHREE Jr 1825 1893
Dicy Murphree 1826 1838
Anne Murphree 1828
Emily Murphree 1830 1831

VETERAN: Revolutionary War
"Solomon Murphree enlisted as a soldier in the Revolution in NC, August 5, 1779 for the duration of the war. Private Solomon Murphree served in the 10th Regiment, Blount's Company under Colonel Abraham Shepherd and received pay for his service in the Salisburg District. For his service in the Revolutionary War, Solomon Murphree was granted 150 acres between Washington's and Horner's line on Sinking Creek."
References: "Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama"

"Murphrees' Valley" in Alabama is named for him

(From the YADKIN COUNTY and CASWELL COUNTY RootsWeb Page)
"THE MURPHREE QUARTERLY", vol II, #6, p 90: "Old Solomon's Corner" by Paul Murphree: "Old Solomon Murphree was born probably in 1757 and died after 23 November 1852, near Anniston, AL, about 60 miles from our home. In 1817, Solomon with his daughter Rhoda and son-in-law John Bynum started for Alabama. Solomon and Rhoda and the children stopped in Tennessee for the winter while John and a Negro slave, Uncle Dick, came to Alabama. They stopped in what is now Murphree's Valley, built a cabin and cleared some farm land. The next spring, 1818, John went back to Tennessee for his wife and children and father-in-law Solomon. I have not been able to find out just what year Solomon went on to what is now Calhoun County, near Anniston, Alabama."

MURFREE, SOLOMON (Pvt.) DAR Ancestor #: A083239 record follows:

MURFREE, SOLOMON Ancestor #: A083239
Service: NORTH CAROLINA Rank(s): PRIVATE, PATRIOTIC SERVICE
Birth: (CIRCA) 1757 NORTH CAROLINA
Death: (ANTE) 10-2-1854 BENTON CO ALABAMA
Service Source:
NC GEN SOC JOURNAL, NC MILITIA PAROLED BY LORD CORNWALLIS IN 1781, VOL 4,#3, PP 147,149; NC REV WAR PAY VOUCHERS #2267, ROLL #S.115.113
Service Description:
1) NC MILITIA; POW

Residence 1) County: ORANGE CO - State: NORTH CAROLINA

Spouses
1)ELIZABETH "BETSEY" GUNN
2)SARAH X [Ward]
3)MARY POLLY PRATER X
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Daniel Murphree (1717 - 1771)
  Sarah Dempsey Murphree (1721 - 1780)
 
 Children:
  Rebecca Elizabeth Murphree Bynum (1779 - 1843)*
  Daniel Alexander Murphree (1781 - 1851)*
  Rhoda Murphree Bynum (1788 - 1874)*
  Nancy Murphree Burdin (1824 - 1919)*
  Solomon L. Murphree (1825 - 1893)*
 
 Sibling:
  Daniel Murphree (1747 - 1783)**
  Solomon Murphree (1757 - 1854)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
SOLOMON MURPHREE/
NORTH CAROLINA/
PVT CONTINENTAL LINE/
REVOLUTIONARY WAR/
1757 - 1852
 
Burial:
Eulaton United Methodist Church Cemetery
Anniston
Calhoun County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: janicet
Originally Created by: Marigay
Record added: Mar 13, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8501884
Solomon Murphree, Sr
Added by: JMW
 
Solomon Murphree, Sr
Added by: Marigay
 
 
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