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16. Nancy MURPHY2,36 was born in 1816 in Pendleton District, South Carolina.1 She died on 10 January 1869 at the age of 53 in Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi.1

Nancy married Albert Garrison Welborn in 1836. He was a son of Moses Welborn and Sarah Halbert. Albert was born 27 Apr 1813 in Williamston, Anderson Co SC and died 5 Feb 1890 in Brushy Creek, TX. Buried Olive Branch Cemetery.

Moses and Sarah Halbert Welborn are buried Big Creek Cemetery:
Moses Welborn b. 14 Mar 1786 d. 25 Aug 1834
Sarah Halbert w/o Moses b. 22 May 1791 d. 22 Sep 1871
ANDERSON CO CEMETERIES, VOL. 1, by R. Wayne Bratcher

1850 Anderson Co SC Census, Eastern SubDivision, p.298, Household 855
Albert Welborn, age 36, Farmer.
Nancy age 34
Sarah E. age 13
Charity age 11
Julia H. age 9
Mary J. C. age 7
Susan H. age 5
Rebecca R age 2.

1860 Jones Co MS Census, p.56; Household 366
A. G. Welborn, age 47, Farmer, $1600, $3305, b. SC
Nancy, age 44
Mary J. 16
Susan 14
Ruthy 12
Lucinda 8
Emily 6
Caroline 4
W. H. Overstreet, age 25, Farmer $2625 pers prop; b. MS
Julie age 19, b. SC [apparently the Julia H., age 9, in 1850]

The 1880 Anderson Co TX shows that several members of the Welborn family of Moses & Sarah Welborn were living there, along with Pickles and Murphys.

Nancy MURPHY and Albert Garrison WELBORN were married in 1836.37 Albert Garrison WELBORN, son of Moses WELBORN and Sarah HALBERT, was born on 27 April 1813 in Williamston, Pendleton District, South Carolina. He died on 5 February 1890 at the age of 76 in Brushy Creek, Anderson County, Texas.

Parents said to be Moses Welborn and Sarah Halbert. Sarah a daughter of Joel Halbert and Mary Lindley.

Nancy MURPHY and Albert Garrison WELBORN had the following children:

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Sarah Elizabeth WELBORN37,38 was born on 2 February 1837 in Anderson County, South Carolina.37 She died on 6 June 1930 at the age of 93 in Brushy Creek, Anderson County, Texas.37 1880 Census. Sarah E. Elrod age 43, b. SC. Husband John C. Elrod, age 47, also b. in SC. Children: Emily J. age 18, Albert W. age 16, Charles age 14, Sallie J. age 12, Lucinda A. age 7, John M. age 5, Lockie [dau] age 3. All children born in Texas so the family had been there some 20 years or so. Perhaps they were the first of this family to do so.

WorldConnect Database: John C. Elrod was John Calhoun Elrod, son of Elias Franklin Elrod & Mary Howard Douthitt. He was born 8 Feb 1833 in Greenville, SC and died 31 Jan 1914 in Brushy Creek, Anderson Co TX. They were married 1 Nov 1854 in Anderson Co SC. Both John and Sarah are buried Olive Branch Cemetery, Brushy Creek, TX.

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Charity Savilla WELBORN37,39 was born on 28 July 1839 in Anderson County, South Carolina.37 She died on 5 January 1919 at the age of 79 in Palestine, Anderson County, Texas.37

There were two C. S. Gores listed as heirs of Ezekiel & Charity Murphy. One was the daughter of Elizabeth Murphy & Crawford Pickle - she was some 18 years younger than Charity Welborn. This Charity was married to W. G. Gore who was age 44 in 1880, born in SC. Charity's age was given as 42. Children included David W. age 23, Nancy G. age 17, Jefferson L. age 13, Charlie E. [daughter] age 4. Son David was born in South Carolina. Nancy & Jefferson in Mississippi, and Charlie in Texas.

WorldConnect database states that W. G. Gore was William Greenbury Gore, b. 4 Dec 1835 in Union County NC to Joshua & Matilda T. Stants Gore. William Greenbury was a brother to Ralph Gore who married Charity's aunt Lucinda Murphy.

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Julia H. WELBORN37,40 was born on 7 November 1842 in Anderson County, South Carolina.37 She died on 8 August 1939 at the age of 96 in Forest, Anderson County, Texas.37 Julia and her sister Lucinda both married into the Waters or Walters family. The name is certainly questionable. It was transcriber as Waters in 1880 - it varies in the estate records of their Murphy grandparents.
Wm L. Waters, age 42, b. MS. Wife Julia age 38, b. SC. All the children born in Mississippi: Eugene age 14, Nannie age 12, Theodore age 10, and John age 5.

WorldConnect Database: Julia married William Lane Walters on 24 May 1865 in Jones Co MS. He was born 18 Jun 1838, d. 24 May 1903 in Tyler, TX. She is said to have married W. H. Overstreet in Piercetown, SC - this was probably her first marriage.

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Mary Jane C. WELBORN37,41 was born on 22 June 1844 in Anderson County, South Carolina.37 She died on 25 July 1930 at the age of 86 in Sinton, San Jacinto County, Texas.37 Mary Jane married a Hilton. I could not find her in 1880. It is possible she was a widow that year and married Hilton before the estate settlement of Ezekiel & Charity Murphy. The following lady is near the right age and was born in South Carolina; most of the children were born in Mississippi where the Welborn family lived for a number of years.

Mary J. Trest, age 35, b. SC as were her parents
Lettie J. age 15, b. MS
John Y. age 13, b. MS
Wiley R, age 10, b. MS
Nancy E., age 7, b. MS
Sarah C. age 5, b. in Texas
A 18-year-old, John R. Hendley was living with the family and working on the farm.

WorldConnect Database: Mary Jane did marry Richard Crousen Trest in 1863 in Jones Co MS. She married (2) Seabourn J. Hilton who was born 8 Aug 1842 in Anderson Co TX.

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Susan Frances WELBORN37,42 was born on 28 July 1846 in Anderson County, South Carolina.37 She died on 6 June 1918 at the age of 71 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas.37 Susan married a Massey. I found John W. Massey in Anderson Co TX,, age 29, born in SC as were both parents. Wife Susan age 33, b. SC. Children: Gracy age 10, William age 8, John age 6 - all born in Mississippi. Emily age 4 and Martha age 1 were born in Texas.

WorldConnect Database: Susan married John William Massey on 9 Feb 1869 in Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi.

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Rebecca Ruth WELBORN37,43 was born on 3 November 1847 in Anderson County, South Carolina.37 She died on 27 January 1917 at the age of 69 in Texas.37 I could not find Ruth in 1880 - she should have been listed as Ruth Patterson, wife of John W. Patterson. I did find a John W. Patterson, age 28, living with James R. Emerson in 1880. Also there was a Ruth Cantrell, age 32, born in South Carolina. Did her husband J. W. Cantrell die before the mid 1880's and she marry Patterson? They were only a page apart on the 1880 census. If this is the correct Ruth, she may have had several marriages.

Here is the census record:
J. W. Cantrell, age 46, b. TN
Ruth, age 32, b. SC, as were father and mother
Leander Cantrell, age 15, b. TX
Mary Cantrell, age 13
Joab Cantrell, age 11 [I would think these three were Cantrell's by a former marriage]
Sarah Cantrell, age 10 months [likely a child of Cantrell & Ruth]
Albert McDonald, stepson, age 12, b. MS
Nancy McDonald, stepdau, age 11, b. MS [Albert & Nancy probably Ruth's childre]

Other reasons this is likely the correct lady include the fact that her family lived in Mississippi for some years, and Ruth's sister Emily was married to a McDonald/McDonnell.

WorldConnect Database states that she was married to an unknown McDonald, had children Albert & Nannie. She married a Cantrell in Texas. She married (3) John Woodall Patterson in Texas. Ruth is said to be buried in Henderson Co TX.

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Lucinda WELBORN37,44 was born on 25 April 1851 in Anderson County, South Carolina.37 She died on 25 July 1930 at the age of 79 in Anderson County, Texas.37 1880 Census. Joel Waters, age 38, b. Mississippi. Lucinda age 28, b. SC. Children all born in Mississippi: James age 11, Alfred age 8, Emily age 5, and Hilton age 3.

WorldConnect Database: Lucinda married Joel Saunders Walters.

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Emily Catherine WELBORN45 was born on 28 July 1853.37 Emily was listed as age 28, b. SC in 1880. Husband as Theodore McDonnel, age 33, born in Mississippi. Children: Daniel age 8, b. MS; Susan age 5, b. MS, Nancy age 3 and Chesley age 5 months, both born in Texas.

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Caroline M. WELBORN46 was born on 29 September 1856.37 Caroline married Wiley Jenkins. In 1880 she wasage 23 and he was age 28, born in Mississippi. Children included Otemah, a daughter, age 7, Kendrick age 3, and Theophilus age 4 months. Wiley Jenkins was born in Mississippi, as was the oldest daughter.