I recently received three emails from Polly Murphy regarding Morphew/Murphy connections. I post them here as received with our thanks for the information. (Larry Morphew, ed.)
*First Email Wed, 21 Apr 1999 21:19:51 PDT Recently, we received a Samples family file that connects to my Mother's Holley folks. On the very first paragraph of folks, there were Morphews. So, I thought that you might add them to your page in case someone might be looking for them: Gen 1: William Samples b1775 PA -dDec 22, 1853, Itawamba County Mississippi +Keziah b1783 VA -1862 Itawamba MS, m 1805 TENN Gen 2: Nancy E. Samples b 1805 Tenn- d Nov 25, 1862 Itawamba +Aaron Morphew b 1798, Wilkes County NCAR, d Pike County ARK Gen 3: John Morphew b 1818 Blount County ALA, d 1911 +Mary Ann Hawkins b 1820-d 1843, m 1842 Itawamba Gen 4: Nancy Jane Morphew b 1843 Walker Co ALA + Lewis Horn b 1848 TENN, d 1903 Clark CO ARK m Aug 14, 1870 +Nancy Amanda Hawkins b 1827, Pike Co ARK- d 1905, m 1846, Walker Co ALA Gen 4: Daniel S. Morphew b 1847 Walker Co ALA, d 1929 Comanche Co TX +Nancy MJ Sturdivant, m 1884 Rebecca Morphew, b 1849, Walker Co. +William Jones William Thomas Morphew, b 1852 Walker Co, d 1931 +Priscilla Ann HOrn b 1855 Marshall Co. MS,d 1924 m 1875 Gen 5: Mary Ella Morphew 1876-1892, d in ARK Martha Idella Morphew 1878-1964 b Pike County AR d Comanche TX +William Archie Patton 1874-1964 *Second Email* Wed, 21 Apr 1999 21:30:08 PDT Gen 6: Elihugh Morphew 1888-1986 Pike Co AR +Ora Goss m 1905 Henry Ellis Morphew 1893- 1993 Pike Co +Cloria Norwood, m 1922 Gen 4: John Riley Morphew b 1854 Walker Co ALA Rose Etta Morphew b 1859 Garland Co ARK +Robert Gossett Parthena Morphew b1862 Pike Co ARK +? Champion Edna Morphew 1866-1953, Pike Co ARK +Jesse Dunson Gen 3: Silas Morphew 1827-1906 Walker Co ALA +Joan Simmons Elizabeth Morphew 1829, Walker Co +Cheatham William Morphew, 1831 Walker Co Keziah Morphew, 1833 Walker Co +Isiah Hopson Solomon Morphew 1836 Walker Co +Nancy Markham Gen 4: Elizabeth Morphew, b 1856 William Morphew, b 1858 *Third Email* Wed, 21 Apr 1999 21:32:24 PDT Gen 3: Seaborn Morphew, b1838, Walker Co ALA +Mattie Elihu Morphew, 1840 Walker Co, d 1864 Pike Co ARK Calvin Morphew, b 1842 Walker Co, d Jeremiah Morphew, b 1843 Walker Co ALA, d 1864 Pike Co ARK Gaynor Prince Morphew, b 1846 Walker Co, d 1922 Bowie Co TX +Catherine Cantrell Hiram Peterson Morphew, b 1850 Walker Co ALA Will let you know if I find more of them intermingled. I thought it was interesting to find them on my Mother's line. One of her grandmothers was Mary Sarah Martin whose mother was the Samples. Most of them are out of Itawamba County, Mississippi. *Fourth Email* Thu, 11 Nov 1999 22:00:19 PST oops... a little bit more for my site information: 1900 Pope County Arkansas census: James Morphew/Murphy, born 1852 Maryland. Mom is listed from West Virginia (but on the 1910 census she is listed as from Virginia). Father is listed from Ireland. James is known to have lived in North Carolina and in Tennessee. spouse: Virginia Medaris (daughter of James Hiram and Elizabeth Boone Medaris... Elizabeth being the greatgranddaughter of Israel Boone, brother of Daniel Boone the frontiersman). She was born in Daisy, Tennessee. Many of her Medaris relatives married various members of the Boone family. She shares grandparents in the 3rd generation in America with Al Gore. (Also kin to Rue McClanahan, Pat Boone and Richard Boone of Have Gun Will Travel... also Abe Lincoln and Loretta Lynn). Their children were all born in Tennessee around Bradley County and the Chattanooga area. Gertrude, however, was born in Pope County, Arkansas: Henry, age 21. Married Etta Stanley in Sept. 1900. He also died that year in a coal mine accident. Am tracing for possible children. In 1901, Etta remarried to a Lee Barefield. Jinetta, age 18. In Oct. 1900, she married S Thresher, listed as from Scott County, Arkansas. Don't have her found yet. Poley, age 15. He married Myrtle Carter of Dover, Arkansas. His offspring are well-respected in the county. A grandson is with the ARKids First program and was a former Episcopal priest. This son died of diabetes... when the doctor took away his car and the keys... Poley constructed a car from wood and drove it to town everyday. He also built 3 houses by himself. John, age 5. He married Merica Chambers of Wright County, Missouri. Her parents were Andrew and Elizabeth Stacey Chambers. They also lived in Newton County, Arkansas. However, the Chambers folk originated in Monroe County, Indiana... and lived in Georgia and Kentucky at times. He was blind to the extent that he had to be led around. Gertrude, age 2. She married a Methodist minister, Benjamine Sosbee and moved to Gore, Okla and Wright County, Missouri. Her descendants live in California. another sibling may be James Murphy, Jr. from the Nashville, Tenn area. His family has just recently contacted me and I don't have their material yet. He was born in 1874 and likely from a first marriage for James. AND... this family is described as small in stature and build. Saintly to the point that they are known to help anyone, anytime regardless. Dark hair to slate brown/copper hair, blue eyes. Most are slender but some tend to be stocky. Some are known for artistic talents.