Ann MCKINNIE and William MURPHEY III were married.1 William MURPHEY III1,29 died before May 1737 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.1 Will proved May Court 1737. Names daughters Mary, Martha and Esther. Kinsman William Hurst [brother-in-law, husband of Christian McKinnie], Joseph Brandshaw. Wife Ann to be executor with Jno. Edwards and Isaac Ricks. Will signed 28 Jan 1736; Proved May 1737. Names wife Ann; daughters Mary, Martha and Esther. Kinsmen William Hurst (brother-in-law?, married to Christian McKinnie) and Joseph Bradshaw.
There is some doubt that "Ann" is Ann McKinnie, daughter of Col. Barnaby McKinnie. She could not be a daughter of the second wife Mary Exum, but could easily be one of the older children from his earlier marriage.
The following deeds prove only some type of possible relationship to the McKinnie family. One of the daughters of Col. Barnaby, Christian, was married to William Hurst. Edgecombe Co Deed Book 1, p. 323. 16 Aug 1738. William Hurst to John Stafford 100 acres bequeathed by William Murphey late of Edge. to William Hurst which land was surveyed for William Opie. This parcel goes through several owners. In Deed Book 3, p. 469. 15 May 1750 William Taylor sells to Henning Tembte this same 100 acres Says laid out for William Opie and bequeathed by William Murphrey to William Hurst and by Hurst conveyed to Capt John Stafford and by Anthony Stafford attorney for sd John conveyed to William Speight and by Speight conveyed to sd William Taylor on 17 May 1749. It is part of a patent to William Murphrey dated 1 Mar 1721.
A husband for daughter Mary is revealed in Edgecombe Deed Book 5, p.147. 16 Feb 1742. John Watson and Mary his wife release all right and title in the estate of William Murphey late of Edgecome, dec'd, to William Taylor. Mary Watson being one of the daughters and legatees of sd William Murphey.
The land William Murphrey bequeathed to Joseph Bradshaw is noted in Edgecome Deed Book 6, p.124. 20 Oct 1756. Matthew Charles & Mary of Southampton Co VA to James Jones. 200 acres adj Murphey's former line and the Beech swamp by patent to William Murphey 6 Nov 1730 and by Murphey bequeathed to Joseph Bradshaw and now the property of Mary Charles as heir to sd Bradshaw.
Ann MCKINNIE and William MURPHEY III had the following children:
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