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PVT Solomon Murphree, Sr

PVT Solomon Murphree, Sr

Birth
Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina, USA
Death 15 Sep 1854 (aged 96–97)
Calhoun County, Alabama, USA
Burial Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA
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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
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

Connected to William BYNUM ment'd 1797 Pendleton Co SC plat for Joseph Duncan Twelve Mile R WOLF Crk...Levi MURPHREE is ment'd as well; two of Solomon's daughters (Rebecca and Rhoda) married two grandsons of William Bynum's through son Isaac Newton Bynum



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SOLOMON MURPHREE/
NORTH CAROLINA/
PVT CONTINENTAL LINE/
REVOLUTIONARY WAR/
1757 - 1852


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  • Originally Created by: Marigay
  • Added: 13 Mar 2004
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Solomon Murphree, Sr (1757–15 Sep 1854), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8501884, citing Eulaton United Methodist Church Cemetery, Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by janicet (contributor 47361005) .