Margaret Murphee

1813–1885 (Age 72)
Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Murphee was born in 1813, in Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States, her father, Levi Jr Murphee, was 37 and her mother, Theresa Hudgins, was 35. She married Harrison Dillard about 1830, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1860 and South Carolina, United States in 1870. She died in 1885, in Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Harrison Dillard
Margaret Murphee
Marriage: about 1830
Minna Adeline Dillard
Thomas Pleasant Dillard
Delilah Ann Dillard
Elias Earl Dillard
Jane A. Dillard
Terressa Dillard
Mary Dillard
Elisabeth M. Dillard
Margaret Modamey Dillard
George A. Dillard
Georgeanna Dillard
Alfred Dillard

Spouse and Children

about 1830
South Carolina, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 9

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 19

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Irish Murphy .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Dillard in household of Harrison Dillard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret Dillard in household of Harrison Dillard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margaret Dillard in household of Harris Dillard, "United States Census, 1850"

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