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Subject: Re: Murphy/Crabtree
Author: CathyJaneStraley
Date: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Classification: Query

My ancestor is John Murphy in southwest Arkansas and I believe his middle initial is W, just as you mention (I don't have my matters handy just now). However, I don't recall that Crabtree was his wife. Was he married more than once? My John Murphy came to Arkansas from Mississippi / LA about 1849. I believe they first came to Ouachita County, then later went to Sevier County. Two of his daughters were Nancy and Permelia (Melissa) Cecille. Permelia married James "Jim" Cox---my ggg-grandfather---in 1850 in Hempstead County, and they lived in Carouse Township. Nancy later married Nathan Cox and went to Indian Territory / Oklahoma. I have a great deal of info on other members of this Murphy family and descendants, as well. Please let me know if you wish to have additional info.