You are seeking descendants of the children of E. J. and Anna (Hord) Murphey. I hope I can help and the forum can help you in this important and meaningful search.
E. J. Murphy born October 13, 1838, in Stewart County, Tennessee per the bio below.
+Anna W. Hord born April 01, 1847, born in or lived in Christian County, Kentucky
Edward G. Murphy b: March 23, 1870 in Pembroke, , KY. Spouse? Children? Locations?
David R. Murphy
Eugene M. Murphy
Ernest J. Murphy
Corinne C. Murphy
Calmes J. Murphy (found in an online tree as Calmese, also below)
You write: “Most of the Murphey males were professors at various schools and universities in TN, AL, ARK, and FL.” This statement suggests you know more about the Murphey siblings that you could share. Would you please expand? This is a common surname, so it is a blessing that you have already located so much information about the particular Murpheys you are interested in!
If there is information (dates of birth, places of birth, etc.) that you don't have, don't worry. I ask only that you share what you can.
Thank you so much.
One can readily see why you would like to preserve this wonderful family history. You may have already seen the following, an excerpt from the book County of Christian, Kentucky; Historical and Biographical. Edited by William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago and Louisville, 1884. Pembroke District.
REV. EDWARD J. MURPHEY is a native of Stewart County, Tenn., and was born October 13, 1838, to Edward and Rachel (Thornberry) Murphey. His father was born in North Carolina in 1801, and was there reared and educated. When he was twenty-five years of age he moved his family to Stewart County, Tenn. He owned a farm, but followed the occupation of a pilot of a steamboat on the Cumberland and Mississippi Rivers. They resided in Tennessee until 1852 when they moved to Illinois, where he died in 1858. His widow, mother of our subject, was born near Norfolk, Va., in 1813, and died in Lyon County, Ky., in 1875. They were the parents of eight children, of whom the following are now living: Edward J., the subject of this sketch; Robert F., a machinist ofMarion, Ky.; Georgie, wife of William McElroy, a farmer of Lyon County, Ky.
Edward J. Murphey was reared in Eddyville, Ky., and there received the benefit of the common schools. When he was fifteen years of age he embarked upon the rugged pathway of life as a mail-carrier for Judge F. H. Skinner, from Eddyville to Dycusburgh and from Eddyville to Benton, and followed the same for two years. He then engaged as a clerk in a store at Eddyville, Ky., and continued the same until the breaking out of the late Civil War, when he began teaching in the common schools, but continued the same for only one year. During the years 1861 and 1862 he attended the Institute at Wallonia, and on leaving that institution he entered Bethel College at Russellville, Ky., and remained there for four years. In 1866 he engaged in merchandising and teaching, and the following year removed to Pembroke, his present residence, where he has since been engaged teaching, acting as agent for fire insurance, and preaching as supply for various Baptist churches.
He was married November 28, 1867, to Miss Anna W. Hord, a native of Christian County, and a daughter of David S. and Henningham (Catlett) Hord. Mr. and Mrs. Murphey have been blessed with the following children: Edward G., David R., Eugene M., Ernest D., Corinne C. and Calmese H. Mr. Murphey is an active member of the order of F. & A. M., and with his wife unites with the Baptist Church.