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 for use on this site by Maureen Keillor.

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Overview of Murphy Family Cemetery

Overview of Murphy Family Cemetery

Overview of Murphy Family Cemetery

Simon P. Murphy

Felder's Co. S. C. Militia

War of 1812

Simon P. Murphy

W. P. Murphy

Born 14 March 1837

Died  24 Apr 1862

These dates are also from the FCHS Book published in 1977.

 They also note a Masonic Emblem is on tombstone.

W. P. Murphy

Pvt Co. H 30 Ga Inf

Confederate States Army

b.  14 Mar 1837

d.  24 Apr 1862

W. G. H.


Sept ?2, ???5

(The FCHS Book published in 1977 lists the initials as W. S. H. and the Death date as 20 Sep 1855)

Joseph Murphy

*The Fayette County , Georgia Cemetery Records Book published by FCHS in 1977

lists birth and death dates for Joseph Murphy as follows -

b.  25 Jan 1814   

d.  19 Jun 1861

John Jackson

Pvt 1 Regt SC Militia

War of 1812

b.  1785

d.  1848

Byrd Murphy Jackson

496 Dist. Co.

Ga Militia


b. 1807

d. 1869

No Inscription Readable

No Inscription Readable

No Inscription Readable

Unmarked Grave (one of possibly 12 located here)


The Murphy Family Cemetery is on McDonough Road in Fayette County, approx 1.25 miles east of GA Hwy 54.  It is on the right hand side of the road just down a little from McDonough Road Baptist Church.  It is barely visible from the road.  There is no break in the trees & shrubs - you have to be prepared to hike in through the brush.  According to Maureen, an Eagle Scout did some cleaning up in this cemetery recently.  The Confederate Soldier's graves have new markers - most likely done by The Sons of Confederate Veterans organization or the group working with Edward Jordan Lanham (Website).  The cemetery is completely grown over with ground cover - there are about a dozen depressions in the ground that are about 6 feet long and in line with the marked graves, so we can assume there are other folks buried here.

The FCHS Book published in 1977 lists an addition burial here that could be one of the tombstones no longer readable or one of the unmarked graves that have "lost" their tombstone - It is for Jane Murphy   b.  11 Jul 1811 and d.   28 Mar 1885.

If you have any further information on this cemetery or the family buried here please let me know!


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