Virgil S. Murphey

b. 27 June 1837, d. 1 May 1890

Virgil S Murphey, 1837-1890
  • Virgil S. Murphey was born on 27 June 1837 in South Carolina or possibly Alabama.
  • He married Virginia William LeGrand, daughter of William Chambers LeGrand and Jane Green Paul, on 9 April 1860 in Monroe County, Alabama.
  • Virgil S. Murphey and Virginia William LeGrand appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Montgomery PO, Montgomery County, Alabama. Information about this household actually was recorded on 4 August.
  • He was an attorney, according to the 1860 census.
  • He served as a colonel with the 17th Alabama Infantry Brigade, CSA. He was captured by Union forces, November 1864, at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, and held prisoner at Johnson Island, Ohio, on Lake Erie.
  • The following appeared on 27 December 1865 in The New Orleans Times: . . . Virgil S. Murphey, Esq., is elected City Attorney for Montgomery.
  • Virgil S. Murphey and Virginia William LeGrand appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Montgomery, Alabama, enumerated in the household of Frederick Warren.
  • He was a lawyer, according to the 1870 census.
  • Virgil S. Murphey and Virginia William LeGrand appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • He was a lawyer, according to the 1880 census.
  • Virgil S. Murphey became a widower at the 6 December 1884 death of his wife Virginia William LeGrand.
  • Virgil S. Murphey died on 1 May 1890 at age 52.
  • He was buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • A single grave marker identifies the graves of Virgil S. Murphey and Virginia William LeGrand.
  • Last Edited: 10 Aug 2014

Family: Virginia William LeGrand b. 8 January 1841, d. 6 December 1884