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24. Robert King MURPHY1,2,64,73,74 was born on 1 August 1834 in Anderson County, South Carolina.1 He died on 11 February 1911 at the age of 76 in Texas.1

Robert married Dicey Emily Rogers, daughter of Joseph T. Rogers and Dicey Emily Howard, b. 9 Nov 1836, d. 2 Aug 1871. Robert married [2] Mary Hannah Baker.

1860 Anderson Co TX
R. K. Murphy, age 26, Farmer, $600, $2205 in pers prop; b. SC
Emily age 24
Elizabeth 7
S., female age 5
Joshua 3 - 1st child born in TX
Charles age 1

1870 Anderson Co TX, p.50b, Household 751
R. K. Murphy, age 36, Farmer $1200 & $1300, b. SC
Emily age 34, b. SC
Elizabeth 17
Sabilla 15
Oza age 13, b. TX
Charley 11
James 7
Martha 5
Elvin 2

1880 in Anderson Co TX.
Robert K. Murphey, age 46, Mary H. Murphey, wife, age 37, b. in GA. All the children born in Texas:
Ezekiel C. age 21
James L. age 16
Sarah M. age 14
Lawrence E. age 11
Joel T. age 5
Lucinda R., age 7
Robert K, age 3
[The last three, Lucinda, Joel, & Robert were likely children of Mary Hannah. Based on the birth places of the children, they had been in Texas over 20 years.]

Olive Branch Cemetery, Anderson Co TX
These may be additional children of R.K. Murphy's:
David J. Murphy, d. 7 Jul 1861, age 1 day
Joseph B. Murphy d. 25 Sep 1861, aged 22 days
Infant son of R. K. Murphy, d. Jul 25, 1865 [a twin to Martha?]

Robert has a memorial marker Old Dublin Memorial Park, Dublin, Erath Co, TX
He served as 2nd Lt. in Co A, 20th Texas Cavalry, Bass' Regement (Dismounted)
Southern Cross of Honor placed at grave by Grandson J. Barry Turnage (Robert E. Lee Camp #239 Sons of Confederate Veterans)

Robert King MURPHY and Dicey Emily ROGERS were married. Dicey Emily ROGERS was born on 9 November 1836. She died on 2 August 1871 at the age of 34.

Daughter of Joseph T. Rogers and Dicy Emily Howard.

Olive Branch Cemetery, Anderson Co TX
Dicy E. Murphy d. Aug 2, 1871 [nee Rogers] Aged 34 years, 8 months, 23 days.

Robert King MURPHY and Dicey Emily ROGERS had the following children:



Elizabeth MURPHY was born in 1853 in South Carolina.



Savilla MURPHY was born in 1855 in South Carolina.



Oza Joshua MURPHY was born in 1857 in Texas. Olive Branch Cemetery, Anderson Co TX
Jessie H. d/o O. J. and S. A. MURPHEY Jan. 11, 1885 - Feb. 3, 1892
Nora Emily d/o O. J. and S. A. MURPHY Aug. 3, 1880 - Nov. 2, 1881
Mary Elmer d/o O. J. and S. A. MURPHY Oct. 13, 1878 - July 8, 1882
Savilla w/o O. J. MURPHY Sept. 1, 1855 - June 10, 1915



Ezekiel Charles MURPHY was born in April 1859 in Texas.

Texas marriage records are online at and I found this:
E. C. Murphy married L. O. Wylie, 20 Dec 1883, Anderson Co TX

The 1900 Census, Henderson Co:
E. Charlie Murphy, b. Apr 1859, age 41, married 9 years (so definitely a 2nd marriage about 1891)
C. Mollie, wife, b. Dec 1868, 31, has had 5 children - 5 are living
Willie, son, b. Aug. 1891, age 8
Emily, dau, b. Oct 1895, 4
G. Robert, son, b. Feb 1897, 3
Ossie, son, b. Sep 1899, age 9 months
What's odd - there aren't 5 children... Perhaps a child by the first wife was counted but not listed because all of the children listed have been born since Charle married Mollie. You didn't say when Etta Mae was born - could she have been married before 1900? The only daughter is Emily.
It is always possible that if Charlie had children by his first wife, they were living with some of her family and not with him and their stepmother.

I did find another marriage in Henderson Co: E. C. Murphy to Mollie Hodge, 23 Jun 1891 - so there's Charlie 2nd marriage. But I didn't find a marriage for Etta Mae.

If I found Charlie in 1910, he had married again to a Maggie and living in Dallas Co with sons Robert & Ozy and a stepson.



James MURPHY was born in 1863 in Texas.



Sarah Martha "Mattie" MURPHY was born in 1865 in Texas. She died in 1896 at the age of 31.

Married Rufus F. Dunn Richardson.

Buried New York Cemetery, New York, Henderson Co, TX



Lawrence Elvin MURPHY was born on 20 April 1869 in Texas. He died on 10 May 1931 at the age of 62 in Henderson County, Texas.

Lawrence married Vest Regina Reynolds (1876-1955)
He is buried New York Cemetery, New York, Henderson Co, TX

Robert King MURPHY and Mary Hannah BAKER were married about 1872. Mary Hannah BAKER was born in December 1843 in Georgia.

Robert King MURPHY and Mary Hannah BAKER had the following children:



Lucinda Ruth MURPHY was born on 28 May 1873 in Texas. She died on 24 June 1951 at the age of 78.

Married John C. Carroll (1873-1945)
Buried Athens Cemetery, Athens, Henderson Co, TX



Thomas Joel MURPHY was born on 2 July 1875 in Texas. He died on 4 January 1900 at the age of 24 in Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming.

Married Mary Ellen Russell (1876-1965)
He is buried Greenhill Cemetery, Laramie, Albany Co, WY



Robert King MURPHY Jr. was born on 16 January 1877 in Texas. He died on 29 September 1904 at the age of 27 in Texas.

Married Eugenia Russell (1800-1968)
Buried Nursery Cemetery, Victoria, Victoria Co, TX.