William Murphy, Sr. (1732 - 1799)

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Birthplace: St Nicholas, Dublin, Ireland
Death: Died in Warren, Kentucky, USA
Managed by: Bjørn P. Brox
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About William Murphy, Sr.

[from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~reinwald/p490.htm]

Father William Murphy b. 1704 Mother Mary Fouquoy

    THE HISTORY of PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA CHAPTER IX EARLY CHURCHES IN PITTSYLVANIA THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND

The Separate Baptists believed in the immediate working of the spirit of God, and taught that to those who earnestly sought God gave "evident tokens of his will." They spoke with deep feeling and strong gestures, and being deeply affected themselves, Semple says, "correspondent affections were felt by their pious hearers which were frequently expressed by tears, treblings, screams, shouts and acclamations. * * * And the people were greatly astonished, never having seen things in this wise." The earnestness of their exhortations won hosts of converts in Pittsylvania for the new faith.

After several churches had been established Elder Shubal Stearns "conceiveds that an association composed of delegates from all these would have a tendency to impart stability and uniformity to the whole." Accordingly the first association was held in January 1760 at Stearn's church in North Carolina, the Sandy River Meeting House, to which eight churches sent delegates, two of which were in Virginia, the Dan River Church, represented by Samuel Harris and the Lunenburg County Church, represented by William Murphy. William Murphy was known as Rev.1 He was born in 1732 at Virginia. Or he was born in Northern Ireland.2,3,1 He was the son of William Murphy and Mary Fouquoy.

    William Murphy married Margaret Hodge at Halifax County, Virginia.2,3 William was a Baptist Minister in 1763 at Staunton, Staunton, Virginia.4
    After 1765, William Murphy married Sarah Barton, daughter of Joshua Barton and Jane Dubart, at Virginia.3
    William Murphy died in 1799 at Surry County, North Carolina.2,3

Family 1 Margaret Hodge b. 1724, d. 1765

Children

  1. John Fouquoy Murphy+ b. 12 Jun 1752, d. 14 Aug 18181
  2. Mary Murphy b. 1753
  3. Tabitha Murphy b. 1753
  4. Keziah Murphy b. 1754, d. 1754
  5. William Murphy b. 12 Mar 1759, d. 2 Nov 1833
  6. Joseph Murphy b. 1761, d. 1839

Family 2 Sarah Barton b. 1748

Children

  1. Isaac Murphy
  2. Jesse Murphy
  3. David Murphy b. 1769
  4. Sarah Murphy b. 1771, d. 1794
  5. Dubart Murphy b. 1773
  6. Richard Murphy b. 1776

Citations

  1. [S971] Compiled by Maggie Sallee (prior to 1920) Edited & Completed by Mrs. H. Chris Wallace, Murphy Family History, Page 9. Viewed online at <http://www.ancestry.com>> on 9 July 2005.
  2. [S57] Allen G. Werts, 23 October 1998.
  3. [S37] Marvin A. Grant Jr., Compiler, Marvin A. Grant Jr, email:e-mail address, online http://www.martygrant.com/.
  4. [S108] Letter, Patty Cook to Ginni Morey, 15 Sep 1999.
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Reverend William Murphy Sr.'s Timeline

1732
1732
St Nicholas, Dublin, Ireland
1750
June 25, 1750
Age 18
1752
June 12, 1752
Age 20
Halifax County, VA, United States
1752
Age 20
1753
1753
Age 21
1754
August 7, 1754
Age 22
Franklin, Virginia, United States
1759
March 12, 1759
Age 27
VA, USA
1760
1760
Age 28
Bedford Virginia
1761
March 15, 1761
Age 29
1767
July 1767
Age 35
Henry County Virginia