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22. Ruth MURPHY1,12,68 was born on 18 February 1830 in Anderson County, South Carolina.1 She died on 24 March 1913 at the age of 83.1 Ruth married [1] Matthew Gambrell on 30 Dec 1847. Gambrell was the son of James Madison Gambrell and Mary Reid. He was b. 1827, d. 24 May 1862 in Anderson Co SC. She married (2) Perry Childers

Early Anderson Co., SC Newspapers, Marriages, & Obituaries, 1841 - 1882
abstracted by Tom C. Wilkinson
The Anderson Gazette
Issue of Thursday, Jan. 6, 1848
Married: On the 30th ult., by the Rev. R. King, Mr. Matthew Gambrell, to Miss Ruth, daughter of Mr. E. Murphy, both of this District.

Minutes of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Anderson Co SC:
Jun 1857 Rec'd by Letter: Matthew Gambrell and wife Ruthy
Jan 1858 Charge against M Gambrell for drunkenness
Mar 1858 M. Grambrell gave satisfaction by acknowledging the charge & asking for the forgiveness of the church.

1860, Anderson Co SC
Matthew Gambrell, age 33, Farmer, $2500, $3000, b. SC
Ruth, age 28
William age 12; James age 9 or 7; Charity age 5; Charles age 1
Mary Sherman, age 24, also lived with the Gambrells.
Next door were James & Mary Gambrell, no doubt Matthew's parents; he was 75, she was 76, both also born in SC.

In 1860, Matthew & Ruth were, of course, still married, as he died in 1862. On the same census page as Matthew & Ruth Gambrell at household 1067 is found Mary "Childress" age 70, Elizabeth Richardson, age 30, Perry age 12 and Fanny age 1 - no surname given for the children. This may very well be Perry Childers, born 1848.

1870, Brushy Crk Twp, Anderson Co TX; p.439b, Household 75
W. P. Childer was age 21, a Farmer, and living with Ruth age 39. Children listed with no surname were C. C., a female age 14 [Charity Gambrell], C. A. a male age 11 [Charles Gambrell], and T. M. age 1 [Thomas Murphy Childers - their first child together].
Living next door was Mary Childer, age 72 - she appears to have aged only two years in the past ten. F. W. Richardson, an 11 year old female still lived with her [Fanny age 1 in 1860].

In 1880, living in Brushy Creek Twp, Anderson Co, SC p.208b
Perry Childen [as abstracted] age 31, b. SC and Rutha, his wife, age 49.
Thomas M., son age 11
Hester L, dau age 8, Fanny E., dau age 5
Fanny W. Richardson, a sister, age 21.
Charles F. Gambell, stepson age 21, Farm Laborer.

The Pendleton database on CD shows Ruth Murphey married to W. Perry Childers. Their children as:
1. Thomas Murphey Childers
2. Hester Loucinda Childers b. 31 Aug 1871 and d. 29 Dec 1920 at age 49. She married Charles Parkins Childrers and they had 5 children
3. Elizabeth Childers

Ruth MURPHY and Matthew GAMBRELL were married on 30 December 1847. Matthew GAMBRELL12 was born in 1827.12 He died on 24 May 1862 at the age of 35 in Anderson County, South Carolina.

A database online says that Matthew was born 22 Nov 1821; died Easley, Pickens Co.

Ruth MURPHY and Matthew GAMBRELL had the following children:

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i.

William M. GAMBRELL37,52 was born in 1848 in South Carolina.12 William M. Gambrell was named in the final settlement of Ruth Murphy's trust on 3 May 1913.

WorldConnect Database: He married his first cousin, Martha Lee Pickle, daughter of Chesley & Mary "Polly" Murphy Pickle, on 14 May 1874 in Texas.

98

ii.

James R. GAMBRELL37,69 was born in 1852 in South Carolina.12,43 In 1880, J. R. was married to Polly A., age 21. They had two children, Thomas D. age 3 and Della D. age 5 months.

WorldConnect Database: James married Mary Ann "Polly" Rogers.

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iii.

Charity E. GAMBRELL52 was born in 1855 in South Carolina.12 A Charity E. Merritt was named as an heir of her mother Ruth when the trust was settled on 3 May 1913. Descendants of the Childers children, list only Thomas, Hester & Fanney Childers, so presumably Charity was a child of Matthew Gambrell.

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iv.

Charles Franklin GAMBRELL was born on 10 December 1859 in South Carolina.12 He died on 10 June 1904 at the age of 44 in Anderson County, Texas.52 Charles was deceased at the settlement of his mother's trust on 3 May 1913. Olive Branch Cemetery, Anderson Co TX:
Lou L. Gambrell [nee Mullinex] 1 Dec 1859 - 2 Jul 1935
Charles F. Gambrell 10 Dec 1859 - 10 Jun 1904

Ruth MURPHY and W. Perry CHILDERS were married about 1868. Estimate based on birth of son Thomas about 1869. W. Perry CHILDERS was born in 1848.70

Ruth MURPHY and W. Perry CHILDERS had the following children:

101

i.

Thomas Murphy CHILDERS was born in 1869 in South Carolina.68

102

ii.

Hester L. CHILDERS was born in 1872.68

103

iii.

Fanny E. CHILDERS was born in 1875.68