In Edgecombe Co. NC William Braswell of Edge. Co. to Henry Beckwith of Edge. Co. 19 Aug 1747 19 pounds current money of VA.200 acres more or less on the south side of Maple creek, joining Fountain's branch and the creek.Wit: John Sikes, John Murphree. Reg. Edge. Co. Aug CT 1747. R. Forster C. Ct.
Who was this John Murphree was he Daniel Murphree's brother?
With the spelling of the name this way, sure tends to show they were closely related.