Elizabeth Shirley was listed in the household of Uriah Shirley in the census in 1850 in Division 69, Pulaski Co, Georgia. Eliz 10 GA.1
She was the wife of Joseph Benjamin Murphy in the census in 1870 in Militia District 1007, Sumter Co, GA. Elizabeth 28 GA.4
She was the wife of Joseph Benjamin Murphy in the census in 1880 in District 27, Sumter Co, GA. Elizabeth 59 GA GA GA.5
Elizabeth Shirley was the Head of Household in the census in 1900 in GMD 789, Sumter Co, GA. Elizabeth Murphy p27/48 59 Aug 1840 9/11 children living widow farmer GA SC GA can't r/w, Charley 35 Jan 1865 GA NC GA farmer can't r/w, Uriah 32 Feb 1868 farmer, Isaac 28 Feb 1872 farm laborer, Ida 22 Sep 1877, Sallie 19 Apr 1881 school teacher, Clay 17 Feb 1883 at school.
Elizabeth died on Nov 18, 1906. She was buried in Salem Meth Ch Cem, Sumter Co, GA.
Joseph Benjamin Murphy was the son of James Murphy (c. 1785-1815) and Barbara McMillian (1788-1872). He and Elizabeth Shirley had the following children:
1850 United States Federal Census. Custom Id: 237; ancestry.com.
History of Sumter County Georgia. Custom Id: 73; Lake Blackshear Regional Library, ,, Americus, Sumter Co, Georgia. Call Number: 975.8 COX.
Georgia, Marriage Records from Select Counties, 1828-1978. Custom Id: 929; ancestry.com.
1870 United States Federal Census. Custom Id: 253; ancestry.com.
1880 United States Federal Census. Custom Id: 241; ancestry.com.
Find A Grave. Custom Id: 48; online.