My ancestor is William L. [R?] Murph, his grandson.
There is a link on this page to earlier Jacob Murphs (Morf/Murf) in South Carolina.
There doesn't appear to be a clear record of John Jacob Murph Sr. in South Carolina. In other words, no John Jacob or Jacob disappears from SC before 1790.There is a young Jacob Murf there but he continues to be recorded until 1803.
Does anyone know of any evidence of John Jacob Murph Sr. in South Carolina?