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Family Sheet

Name: Thomas Humphrey Murphy Note Born: 9 May 1853 at , , Newton, GA Married: 24 Oct 1872 at Covington, , Newton, GA Died: 15 Oct 1939 at Byromville, , Dooly, GA Other Spouses: Eliza Faircloth
Fannie Tooms
Sallie Turner
Father: Samuel Murphy Mother: Elisabeth Mildred Posey
Name: Missouri Frances Stephens Note Born: 13 Nov 1857 at Covington, , Newton, GA Died: 27 Nov 1894 at Porterdale, , Newton, GA
Name: Maud Elington Murphy Born: 14 Jan 1874 Died: 26 Oct 1876
Name: Elisabeth Gustave Murphy Born: 21 Nov 1875 Died: 31 Dec 1962 at Savannah, , Chatham, GA Husband: Ernest Lytle Whitter
Name: Luther Humphrey Murphy Born: 3 May 1878 at Covington, , Newton, GA Died: 29 Jun 1949 at Byromville, , Dooly, GA Wife: Malinda Ardelia Woodruff
Name: Samuel Oliver Murphy Born: 16 Nov 1880 at Muscle Shoals, , , AL Died: 17 Dec 1964 at Montezuma, , Macon, GA Wife: Lydia Lorena Cox
Name: Alfred Roland Murphy Born: 21 Mar 1883 at , , Newton, GA Died: 18 Jun 1958 at Lantana, , , FL Wife: Clara Lee Cogland
Name: Lucy Posey Murphy Born: 28 Jul 1885 Died: 22 Jan 1892
Name: Floyd Stephens Murphy Born: 22 Jan 1888 Died: 24 Oct 1955 at Miami, , Dade, FL Wife: Ruby Holbrook
Name: Thomas Epps Murphy Born: 9 Mar 1890 at Covington, , Newton, GA Died: 10 Dec 1970 at Opa Locka, , Dade, FL Wife: Aline Eliza Forehand
Name: Silas Paul Murphy Born: 12 Aug 1892 at Covington, , Newton, GA Died: 21 May 1956 at Miami, , Dade, FL Wife: Eula Bell Tuggle
1). Downloaded from gedcom submitted to WorldConnect by John Te rrill Wayland Jr. Janet Murphy, daughter of Thomas Epps Murphy Daddy was four years of age and Uncle Silas two years they were the youngest of the children when their mother died. Aunt Gussie had to try to take her mother s place until she married. The children wereso young. After Aunt Gussie married, they missed not having a woman in the house which is why Daddy said he never wanted to be where there weren t women folk in the house. Well, he got his share with Mama and four daughters. The Lord must have understood. I remember him talking about being at Aunt Lou and Uncle Jack Woodruff s home. He thought a lot of her. Their farm was near to their s near Byromville. Daddy remembers, as a child and sick in bed, waking during the night and finding his father sitting beside his bed. How he loved and respected his father. They all did. He grandaddy was a good man and respected by all. I remember visiting at the Methodist Church at Byromville as a young teenager, and Grandaddy was asked to say a prayer. He knelt beside his pew and prayed. Just as he would have done at home. Incidentally, this is the church where some in our family were baptized as babies, or children. The Sunday School and Church we went to during the time we lived at Byromville . He had family prayer evenings at home when his family was growing up and when we were small. Probably all of his life. After Grandaddy, Thomas Humphrey s wife, Missouri Frances, died and probably, after Aunt Gussie married, he moved his family in a wagon, to the country from Newton county, GA to the Byromville area, looking for better land to farm about 1895 . Which is what he was, a farmer. Vivian or Helen said Daddy had once said after his father planted his crops, he did not worry about them. He had faith everything would turn out all right. Grandaddy liked to read usually the newspapers he subscribed to and, ofcourse, his Bible . In later years, when he was old and had cataracts on his eyes his sister, our Great Aunt Ellen, would walk from Uncle Oliver s house to Grandaddy s and read to him. He would walk to town as long as he was able to about 3 1 2 milesafter years of having a horse and buggy. Never owned a car. Daddy talked with an eye doctor one time, about an eye operation and the doctor said, if he was his father and at his age, he wouldn t advise the operation. Probably, would be very differentnow. Silas Frank Murphy, grandson said his Grandaddy always kept candy in the buggy house for his grandchildren and would let them ride in the wagon with somebody pulling it. He would let them ride with him on the wagon when he went in to town. Swearingen Cemetery at Byromville, GA is on the Drayton Rd, just out of town.
2).  Died at Liberty Settlement, Porterdale GA of typhoid fever.  Buried at Hopewell Cemetery, New Hopewell and Porterdale, GA  on north side of church .  Had been Hopewell Methodist Church, and now called Reformed Presbyterian Church.  South of Porterdale on Road 81.  Thomas Epps Murphy, wife, daughter Vivian and her husband visited there but could find no marker.


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