MURRAY ANNEX

 

Mary (Murray) Reed Pedigree

(Start at generation 2, below.)

 

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Last Change: 26 November 2014

 

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Origin of the surname “Murray/Murry:”

 

Probably of Scottish origin.

 

Generation

 

6  

 

5   (?) Murray

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

2.  Wife:

 

3.  Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Margaret Murray: Married John McMahan and had the following children:

 

(1. Major McMahan.

 

b. William Murray: See generation 4, below.

 

4   William Murray

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Probably immigrated to America from Ireland, where his ancestors had taken refuge from oppression in Scotland for being Presbyterians.

 

2.  Wife:

 

3.  Children:

 

a. James Murray: See generation 3, below.

 

b. William Murray, Jr.: Little is known of him.  Was apparently a lieutenant in the 7th Company of Northumberland County Militia commanded by his brother, then Captain, James Murray.  Later was elected Captain in charge of 5th Company, 3rd Battalion, commanded by Colonel Plunket. 

 

c. John Murray:  Married (?) in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Thomas Murray:

 

Referred to himself as Thomas, Jr. to be distinguished from his the eldest son of his uncle, James Murray.  Was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1813 and to the State Senate in 1814.  In 1821 was elected to the US Congress, but when his term was complete he refused to run again because of failing health.  Thomas died 25 August 1823.

 

Married Charity Arbour and had the following children:

 

(a. Mary Murray.

 

(b. John F. Murray.

 

(c. William Murray.

 

(d. Hannah Murray.

 

(e. Joseph Arbour Murray.

 

(f. Nancy Murray: Married Alexander Kerr and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Charity Kerr: Married Peter Voris of Milton, Pennsylvania.

 

(g. Jane Murray.

 

(h. Thomas Murray: Attended the Milton Academy and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  Practiced medicine in Westmoreland and Indiana Counties, Pennsylvania.

 

(i. Margaret Murray.

 

(2. Jane Murray: Married John McMahan son of John and Margaret (Murray) McMahan, the latter thought to be the sister of William Murray, generation 3 of this Annex.

 

(3. Ann Murray: Married John Reyzner and resided at Buffalo Valley, Pennsylvania, where John was a farmer.

 

(4. Mary Murray: Never married.

 

3   Colonel James Murray

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Moved, with his brothers and brother-in-law, James McMahan, from Sherman Valley, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania to the Chillisquaque settlement, Pennsylvania about April 1769.  Took a very active part in the American Revolution.  When the Northumberland County Militia was formed in 1776, James was elected Captain of 7th Company, 2nd Battalion, under command of Colonel James Potter.  Was soon promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and eventually replaced Colonel Plunket as Commander of the Regiment.  Was in active service throughout 1776 and 1777.

 

James lived to be an old man.  He had gone out on the evening of his death to bring in his sheep and when he didn’t return in a timely way, was discovered dead in the field.

 

2.  Wife #1: (?)

 

a. Parents:

 

b. Biographical notes:

 

c.  Children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Thomas Murray: Married Jennie McMahan, daughter of Major McMahan, and had a number of children, all of whom died young, except:

 

(a. James Fisher Murray:

 

Employed as a surveyor as well as a farmer.  Was also a Justice of the Peace for a period and was Director of Schools for the District for a number of years.  Married Amelia Housel and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Matilda Murray.

 

(2) Housel Murray: Was a farmer.  Married Mary Taggart, daughter of William Taggart.

 

(3) James Covington Murray.

 

(4) John Bryson Murray.

 

James sold the family homestead farm to (?) Ritter when his two youngest sons were boys and moved his family to White Pigeon in Michigan.  After a few years they sold out and moved to Minnesota, where they purchased a large tract of land that included White Bear Lake Island.

 

(2. Samuel Murray: Lived with his brother, Thomas; never married.

 

(3. Mary Murray: See generation 2, below.

 

(4. Daughter: Married James Morrison, a large man who weighed more than 400 pounds.  They lived and died at Tuscarora Valley, Pennsylvania.

 

3.  Wife #2: (?)

 

a. Parents:

 

b. Biographical notes:

 

c.  Children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Potter Murray.

 

(2. John Murray: In the spring of 1769 settled, with brothers William and James, on a farm in the Chillisquque Valley.  Married and had a family.

 

(3. James Murray: In the spring of 1769 settled with brothers William and John on a farm in the Chillisquque Valley.  Married and had a family.

 

(4. William Murray: In the spring of 1769 settled with brothers James and John on a farm in the Chillisquque Valley.  During the Revolutionary War was initially a 1st lieutenant in the 7th Company of the Northumberland County Militia.  Later as a captain William commanded the 5th Company.  Married and had a family.

 

(5. Robert Murray: Never married.

 

(6. Jane Murray: Married Captain William Barnet and moved to Ohio.

 

(7. Margaret Murray: Married (?) McCoy.  Resided and died at Chillisquaque.

 

(8. Hettie Murray: Married (1st) George Barkley.  Married (2nd) Daniel Gray

 

2   Mary Murray:

 

Born.  Died.  Married William Reed, Jr., generation 2 of the Reed Annex.

 

 

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