See John and Rachel's children.... John Murphy, Sr. Born June 12, 1752 Halifax, VA Died Aug 14, 1818 in Warren Co, KY Vocation: Baptist Minister Source: Robert K. Berman Murphy Genealogy Married; Rachel Cooke/Cook Born May 17, 1753 Died February 3, 1852 Warren Co, KY Notes: Her father, William m Margaret Green, his father, William m Tabith Hall, his father, Jacob m Lydia Miller his father, Jacob m Damaris Hopkins his father, Francis m Hester Mayhew (sp) and was supposedly on the Mayflower. Two of Rachel's brothers, Hosea and Jesse were killed by the Indians in 1792 at Innis Settlement near Frankfort, Ky. (Their cabins were side by side for protection). While shearing sheep, they were attacked; one was killed outright and the other mortally wounded. The wounded man crawled to the cabin, where he gave directions for barricading and then breathed his last. The women with their three children prepared to defend themselves. John and Rachel's Children: 1) Hannah Murphy married Thomas Ferguson on Dec 12, 1796 Franklin Co, KY d 1853, Pettis Co, Missouri Notes: A member of the Baptist church, she was sober, orderly and upright in her conversation and deportment. 2) Issac Murphy married Nancy Haley d in Warren Co, IL 3) Joseph Murphy married Julia Haley d in Warren Co, IL 4) William Murphy married Nancy Ferguson b Feb 16, 1776 in Virginia d Mar 4, 1846 Warren Co, IL buried Ogden Cem, Monmouth, IL Notes: Nancy d Aug 26, 1862, Warren Co, IL. Children: Margaret b 1801, Elizabeth b Aug 1, 1804, John E. b Oct 16, 1805, Nancy b Dec 21, 1808. Rachel b June 3, 1811 John Eccles Murphy m Frances Wright Doughty Mar 3, 1827. He moved to Warren Co, KY and later, with his father & family, moved to Warren Co, IL. John and Frances moved to Oregon (the Murphy Wagon Train) April 13 to Aug 30, 1852. John Eccles was a preacher, circuit rider and educator. He died in 1876. Frances Dec 30, 1891 Children: Susan, William, Elizabeth, Henderson, James, David, Preston, Nancy Mary, Sara, Ellen, Emma 5) John Murphy, Jr. married Nancy Lamb b Jun 12, 1782 d April 17, 1831 Notes: Children: Seth who married Hezakiah Davidson's daughter, Almira; Bunyan who married Margaret Whitman; William who married Elizabeth Richardson Roundtree; Heziah who married Bob Deaton, + other girls and one who married Max Jamison. Rachel married Alexander Reynolds, a cousin of "Lonesome Charley Reynolds". Stern and uncompromising, he was moral to a punctillio and strict In the discharge of religious duty. 6) Margaret Murphy married Elijah Davidson, Sr. b Aug 19, 1785 m Feb 4, 1802 d March 2, 1864 Monmouth, OR Source; Polk Co, cemetary records 7) Rachel Murphy married Peter Butler b Apr 2, 1788 Barren Co, KY Source David/Lawrence Butler m Jul 25, 1811 Warren Co, KY Source Talitha Butler Patience d Jun 10, 1874 Monmouth, OR buried Butler-Rogers Cem., Monmouth, OR Notes: Jun 24, 1854, her daugher, Elizabeth Hutchinson wrote: "Mother is grieving herself to death about leaving home. She was failed so much that she hardly looks like the same person. You must write to her particularly. She feels bad because there is nothing written to her. She thinks if she could write she would not treat you all so. You know, it makes one feel more like they were remembered if their name is mentioned". After Peter's death in 1856, Elizabeth wrote: "Mother takes his death very hard and I am afraid She will grieve herself to death". Instead, Rachel learned to read and write, took up smoking a clay pipe to pass the time, got herself a good horse and an easy saddle, and spent the rest of her life riding from (her children's) home to home.