Rev. Abram K. Murphy was born October 2, 1849. He went to school at Granville from 1879 to 1882. This included his theological and academical course. In 1872, he was made a minister in the Baptist Church. He was ordained at Rome, in Adams County. He has preached at Winchester, West Union, Hillsboro, N ew Market. Wheelersburg, and is now in Ashland, Kentucky,.


On March 27. 1883. he was married to Miss Fannie Kirkendall. They have three children living, Sarah Kelley, Charles F. and Lou W. He lost one son at the age of eight years, Hered. who was drowned in the Ohio Canal. He has always been a Republican in his political views. For the past eleven vears, he has been a resident of Rushtown, Scioto County, Ohio.


He is highly esteemed as a citizen in his community, and as a minister, holds a high and influential position in his church.


At the time of the writing of this sketch, he is engaged as minister of a Baptist Church in Ashland. Ky.

 

From "History of Adams County, Ohio from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time" - by Nelson W. Evans and Emmons B. Stivers - West Union, Ohio - Published by E. B. Stivers - 1900