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 William Bird “Byrd” Murphy

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William Bird “Byrd” Murphy

  • Birth 13 Oct 1772 Union County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 30 Jul 1852 Union County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Union County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 77209952

William was the son of Simon (Sion) Murphy II and mother, Sarah Jones [Duke] Murphy.

He married Charlotte Duncan Murphy
(1779-1869), on Jul 1, 1794, in Union Co SC. She is buried at the Salem Cemetery in Salem Lee Co Ala.

They had 9 Known children (Possibly 12?):
Rachel, Elizabeth, William Bird Jr.,
Jesse, Thomas, Susan, James, Charles,
and Alex.

William's known siblings were:
Hannah, Margia, Delilah, Drucilla,
Miriam, Mark, Sion, Sarah, Elizabeth,
Zilpha, Mary, Unity.

A local church record mentions daughter Charlotte:

"pp. 59-62
Roll of Members of the Lower Fairforest Baptist Church Cross Keys Road, Union, South Carolina [unknown beginning date] to 1875.

...Murphy, Charlotte Duncan "

Daughter Charlotte is buried with a grandson Dr Zebulin T Murphy, and his mother, or her Daughter-in-law, Elizabeth W [Farrow] Murphy, at the Salem Cemetery, in Salem Lee Co AL. I have not located Charlotte's son Thomas wife of Elizabeth...

Photo of Cemetery posted here, was taken and provided by, Mrs Eliza Jensen, July 09, 2015.

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  • Created by: Mike White
  • Added: 27 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77209952
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Bird “Byrd” Murphy (13 Oct 1772–30 Jul 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77209952, citing Murphy-Duncan Cemetery, Union County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Mike White (contributor 47543185) .