I am searching for any informaton anyone can give me on Josiah Murphree, who was the son of James Murphree-1745-1826, and Sarah Strother. Josiah married Phereba Wimberly. Phereba remarried after Josiah's death to John Williams. They lived in Edgecombe Co. NC. I have his children listed as; John, Martha, Malachai, Matthew, Mary and Elizabeth. I am not sure this is all. Martha married James Williford, Mary married John Sumner and then Jerry Hubbard? I need any info on Josiah and his sons Matthew and Malachai. Especially Matthew, whom may be our Mathew Murphey who moved to Talbot Co, Ga. by 1830 census. There was also a Malachi Murphey in the next county, Meriwether Co, Ga. in the 1850 census, as being 48 yrs. old. They could possibly be the same ones. Family tales down through the generations say that our Murphy's come from Pickins and pendleton SC. The dates are close and I really beleive this is our Matthew. I have family info from Mathew descendants, the names are alot similiar all down through the generations.
Matthew Murphey-born ca.1795/96 SC James Madison Murphy-born 1823 Ga Mathew Weaver Murphy-born 1853 Ga Otis Daniel Murphy-born 1885 Ga John Henry Murphy-born 1908 Ga William Daniel Murphy born 1947 Ga, My husband.
This Mathew Murphey was in Talbot Co Ga by 1830 census, I have no other info on him before that except he married Frances ? in Ga. If anyone has any info on this Mathew, son of Josiah Murphree of Edgecombe Co. NC,or Malachi(he could be a lead) please e-mail me or post to the forum.I have been searching for a long time. I would really appreciate any info. JMurphy firstname.lastname@example.org