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23. Katherine "Katy" MURPHY1,12,71 was born on 5 May 1832 in Anderson County, South Carolina.1 She died on 8 November 1903 at the age of 71 in Anderson County, Texas. Katy married Benjamin Franklin Louis Elrod in 1851. He was a son of Elias Franklin Elrod and Mary Howard Douthit, b. 18 Jun 1828, d. 4 Jan 1902 in Anderson Co, TX.

There were probably older children already married. The census shows that the family was living in Alabama by 1860 and left there sometime before 1871.
1880 Anderson Co, TX
Ben F. Elrod, age 52, b. SC. Catherine, wife, age 48, b. SC.
Elias M., son, age 20, b. AL
Elizabeth, dau age 18, b. AL
Emily J., dau age 15, b. AL
William, son, age 13, b. AL
Charles W., son age 9, the first child to be born in TX
Ester J., dau age 7, b. TX.
Ned Duval, age 14, Black, working on the farm.

1860 - DeKalb Co, Alabama, Division #2. P. O. Lebanon, AL, p.167, Household 515:
Benjamin L. Elrod age 32, Farmer, b. SC
Catherine, age 28, b. SC
Susannah 7 & Charity 5, b. SC
Mary age 3, b. Alabama, and Elias M. age 6 months. [the family had moved to Alabama approximately 1856]

Olive Branch Cemetery, Anderson Co TX
Catherine w/o B. L. ELROD May 5, 1832 - Nov. 8, 1903
B(enjamin) L(ouis) ELROD June 17, 1828 - Jan. 4, 1902
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Katherine "Katy" MURPHY and Benjamin Franklin Louis ELROD were married in 1851. Benjamin Franklin Louis ELROD was born on 18 June 1828. He died on 4 January 1902 at the age of 73 in Anderson County, Texas.

Katherine "Katy" MURPHY and Benjamin Franklin Louis ELROD had the following children:

104

i.

Susannah A. ELROD was born on 9 August 1852 in Anderson County, South Carolina.37

105

ii.

Charity ELROD was born on 6 November 1855 in Anderson County, South Carolina.37

106

iii.

Mary ELROD was born in 1857 in Alabama.12

107

iv.

Elias Murphy ELROD was born in 1860 in Alabama.72

108

v.

Elizabeth ELROD was born in 1862 in Alabama.72

109

vi.

Emily J. ELROD was born in 1865 in Alabama.72

110

vii.

William Marion ELROD was born in 1867 in Alabama.72

111

viii.

Charles W. ELROD was born in 1871 in Texas.72

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ix.

Ester J. ELROD was born in 1873 in Texas.72