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(Updated November 15, 2008)
Please contact me at: email@example.com if you are interested. Four Murphreys have have taken the male 37 marker (Y-DNA) test to date and the results are as follows:
1. A descendant of James Murphrey (1812-1880) of Greene County matched perfectly through the 37 markers tested with a documented descendant of Captain John Murphrey. Along with circumstantial evidence already in hand, the conclusion is that James Murphrey is a descendant of Captain John Murphrey.
2. A descendant of the the Texas Murphreys was compared to the two Murphreys in item 1 above. The test was two markers off from the Captain John line, leading to the conclusion that the Texas Murphreys are related to Captain John's line, but it is possible that you have to go back to the Virginia Murphreys to find a common ancestor. Tests with a larger sample will be needed to determine this conclusively, and determine the time frame.
3. A descendant of the Johnston County Murphreys has been tested and we are currently awaiting the results.
I will continue to publish results and conclusions as more Murphreys are tested. Names are withheld to protect the privacy of the individuals tested.
My line can be found at: Ernest Green Murphrey