By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Caleb Murphy Is Correctly Identified


The 1995 "Heritage of Transylvania County" identifies this photograph as Houston Moore. However Frances Reese, who wrote several articles for the book and has compiled a Moore family collection, recently learned that this is incorrect. The man in the photograph is actually Caleb Murphy.

Caleb Murphy was born April 4, 1862 in Transyl-vania County. He was married to Levina "Vinnie" Whitmire and they had four children. Carrie, born Dec. 28, 1888, married Isaac "Ike" Knox and they had three children, Bluford, Nora and Emma. The marriage did not last though and Carrie and the children chan...

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