Sunday, April 11, 2010

John M Morphew

IV.) John M. Morphew (dates vary - 11 October 1787 at Wilkes County, N.C. to 3 January 1841 at Ashe/Watauga County, N.C. and buried at the Morphew Cemetery). He married Sarah (Sally) Blackburn on 15 April 1813 at Ashe County, N.C. Sarah was born 20 October 1799 and died 29 September 1873 and was the daughter of Benjamin Blackburn and Elizabeth Adkerson. Some dispute Benjamin Blackburn being the father and believe him to be his brother, Levi Blackburn. John was a school teacher at Ashe County and sometimes used the name of Murphew on deeds. Sarah was living in Watauga County in 1850, 1860, and 1870.

Children of John M. Morphew and Sarah (Sally) Blackburn:

(1) Elizabeth Morphew (2 August 1815 to 12 April 1850 Watauga County, North Carolina) married William Miller. On the 1850 census, both were living in Watauga County. Elizabeth appears to have lived beyond the April 1850 date. Their children were: (i) N.C. Miller 1837/38, (ii) Alfred Miller (1837/38?), (iii) John Miller (1843/44), (iv) Ellen Miller (1845/46), (v) Levi Miller (1848/49).

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