Dobbs County, N. C. Bible Records by Bill Murphy

Other: According to Dixon family history, Captain John Murphrey arrived in Dobbs County, N. C. from Virginia with his nephew Murphrey Dixon in 1747. He was the founder of the Beare Garden plantation in Greene County, North Carolina. Listed as a Captain in the list of officers for the Dobbs County Militia on March 11, 1761. Died in 1776 when he was thrown from his riding chair and fractured his skull.
Sources: Information about Captain John Murphrey and his family can be found in "The Quarterly Review of the Eastern N. C. Genealogical Society, Vol. IV, No. 1 and No. 2, 1977."