Eleanore Elizabeth Smith (Echols) (1704 - 1752) MP

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Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Halifax, Virginia, United States
Managed by: Matthew Arthur Christian
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About Eleanore Elizabeth Smith (Echols)

One of John Echols daughters married a Murphy, possibly William Murphy, one of the "outlandish men" she and her sisters married. A man of this name appeared briefly in Amelia County lawsuits in the 1730s and was a tithable there in 1736 and 1737. They had 2 Sons Joseph & William that was Called "the Greatest Baptist preachers that ever was Known in Virginia of their Day." They were Called "Murphy Boys" as they were "so young & so very eminent." Both William and Joseph were converted as youths, trained for the ministry under Shubal Stearns, and became active ministers of the Gospel. William was the more prominent.

Eleanor married Gideon Smith following William's death, and was likely dead by August 1760 when William Murphy Jr. failed to render an accounting as guardian of Keziah and Peninah Smith.

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Eleanor Echols's Timeline

1704
1704
Virginia, United States
1716
1716
Age 12
King William, King William, Virginia, United States
1719
1719
Age 15
Amelia, Virginia, United States
1720
1720
Age 16
Amelia, Virginia, United States
1724
1724
Age 20
Amelia, Virginia, United States
1728
1728
Age 24
Virginia, United States
1730
1730
Age 26
King William, King William, Virginia, United States
1732
1732
Age 28
St Nicholas, Dublin, Ireland
1733
1733
Age 29
Amelia, Virginia, United States
1734
April 5, 1734
Age 30
Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States