Malachi Murphee

b. say 1710, d. circa 1773
  • Malachi Murphee was born say 1710.
  • According to Bishop Gregg: "Of the Murfees there were four brothers, Moses, Malachi, Maurice and Michael. Of these Malachi became the wealthiest. He is said to have given one hundred slaves to each of three sons; he died before the Revolution. Maurice had a son bearing his name, who was destined to occupy a prominent place in the subsequent history of the Pee Dee."
  • He married Unknown (?) say 1738.
  • He married Hannah Gibson, daughter of (?) Gibson and Unknown (?), circa 1755.
  • Malachi Murphy's will, dated 5 September 1773, was written in Prince Frederick Parish, Craven County, South Carolina. Named in the will as the children of his deceased wife Hannah: Moses Murfee, Malachi Sanders, Nathaniel and James Sanders, Mary Sanders, Massey/Mercy [Marcia], Mercy [Marcia] Pegues, daughter of William Pegues and Elizabeth [Saunders] his Wife deceased; and the Sons and Daughters of the Reverend Nicholas Bedgood and Mary [Saunders] his Wife.
  • Malachi Murphee died circa 1773.
  • Last Edited: 24 Jun 2015

Family 1: Unknown (?) b. say 1715, d. say 1759

Family 2: Hannah Gibson b. circa 1711, d. between 1769 and 1773