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Subject: Re: Murphy/Crabtree
Author: jehodges2
Date: Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Classification: Query
Surnames: Murphy Turrentine

I am the Turrentine Family Historian. I am helping a descendant of Lively Murphy, alleged daughter of Gideon and Deliliah Murphy. These 2 individuals are 2 of the 4 slaves mentioned by name in the will of John Brown Murphy. This line recently had a volunteer do an mtdna test which identified Lively's and hence Deliliah's deep maternal line. It is L3b1a6, confirming an African lineage. I have found the list by age and sex of the slaves of the Estate of John B. Murphy in Sevier County, Arkansas in 1850, but then I lose track of them. Do you have any more information on the period 1850 to 1870?

Thank you,
Joyce Hodges