Shade Murphy Cemetery

Members of the Murphy Lanier and related families buried at Shade Murphy Cemetery in Colquitt County, GA. The cemetery is faithfully tended by members of the Murphy family who live nearby. The information was recorded on February 7, 1999, by Virginia Lanier Perry and Harold Lanier, great-granddaughter and great-grandson of Murphy and Temperance Carlton Lanier. The transcription was provided by Katherine Lanier Ricker, daughter of Virginia Lanier Perry.

Name Birth date Death date Other Information
Carlton, Eunice Bankston 1807 1838 Inscription on stone: "Wife of Stephen Carlton". Stephen Carlton was a cousin of Temperance Carlton Lanier
Lanier, Thomas Murphy Sr. 1/22/1805 12/6/1881 Murphy Lanier was born in Duplin County, NC. He came to south GA in the 1830s.
Lanier, Temperance Carlton 9/10/1812 7/1876 Wife of Murphy Lanier
Lanier, Thomas M. 1844 1861 Son of Murphy and Temperance Carlton Lanier. He was Private, Co. H, GA Infantry, CSA.
Lanier, Hardy 9/18/1838 6/22/1864 Son of Murphy and Temperance Carlton Lanier. He was in Co. G, 3rd GA Infantry, CSA.
Lanier, John 6/8/1837 11/30/1864 Son of Murphy and Temperance Carlton Lanier. He was Lt., Co. I, 29th GA Infantry, CSA.
Lanier, Timothy 12/19/1846 1/5/1865 Son of Murphy and Temperance Carlton Lanier. He was Pvt, Co. I, 29th GA Infantry, CSA.
Lanier, Arrila 6/1/1862 12/28/1862 Inscription on stone: "Daughter of G. B. & Elizabeth Lanier", with poem, "We loved this little tender one, And would have wished her stay. But let our Father's will be done, She shines in endless day." Granddaughter of Murphy and Temperance Carlton Lanier. There is also a little lamb carved on the stone.
Murphy, L. Calvin   8/11/1912 Inscription on stone: "Age 94 years." Lenfel Calvin Murphy
Murphy, Mary E. 8/20/1828 7/15/1897 Wife of Lenfel Calvin Murphy. Maiden name: Mary E. Wells
Murphy, Shade W. 3/30/1857 8/23/1944 Son of Lenfel Calvin and Mary E. Wells Murphy
Murphy, Susie J. 11/11/1860 3/23/1946 Wife of Shade Murphy. Maiden Name: Susan J. McLin
Murphy, Mittie E. 5/2/1888 5/2/1950 Daughter of Shade and Susan McLin Murphy
Murphy, H. Iverson 1/29/1880 6/22/1948 Husband of Mittie E. Murphy
Murphy (Son) 1911   Inscription on stone: "Son - H. Iverson & Mittie E. Murphy" Infant. Grandson of Shade and Susan McLin Murphy
Murphy, R. Clewie 10/7/1896 6/2/1954 Son of Shade and Susan McLin Murphy
Murphy, Rubie Hamilton 5/28/1898 12/31/1925 Wife of Clewie Murphy.
Murphy, James   11/30/1906 Inscription on stone: "Age 82 years". Brother of Lenfel Calvin Murphy.
Murphy, ?essie     Infant grave.
NOTE: Margaret Wells Murphy, b. abt. 1815 and died abt. 1852, wife of Hillery G. Murphy, is buried at Shade Murphy Cemetery in an unmarked grave.

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