Murray Ancestors

I thought I had this page up at one time but if I did, I don't know what happened to it. Anyway, I don't have a lot of information on this family and don't know the father of John Murray. Margaret Murray is my ancestor and she marries Charles Neal in 1811 so I don't have the Murray's who came after this time. They shouldn't be hard to find and I may add them later.

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Generation No. 1

JOHN MURRAY was born about 1750 in Fredericksburg, Virginia and died August 8, 1803 in Nelson County, Kentucky. He married DORCAS ROBINSON about 1776 in Fauquier, Virginia, daughter of JOSEPH ROBINSON and MARTHA HEDGE. She was born about 1758 in Fauquier, Virginia and died 1837 in Nelson County, Kentucky.

Children of JOHN MURRAY and DORCAS ROBINSON are:

  1. JESSE MURRAY, b. 1777; m. POLLY NORRIS
  2. ENOCH MURRAY, b. 1779; d. Missouri; m. JEMIMA GRAY
  3. MARGARET MURRAY, b. June 20, 1781
  4. JAMES R. MURRAY, b. February 3, 1796
  5. NANCY MURRAY, b. May 20, 1797
  6. ELIZABETH MURRAY, b. January 4, 1800
  7. JOSEPH ROBINSON MURRAY, b. December 13, 1802
  8. JOHN R. MURRAY, d. 1812

Generation No. 2

MARGARET MURRAY (JOHN MURRAY1) was born June 20, 1781 in Fauquier County, Virginia and died February 22, 1863 in Nelson County, Kentucky. She married CHARLES O'NEAL/NEAL, March 21, 1811 in Nelson County, Kentucky, son of JOHN "JACKIE" O'NEAL. He was born about 1779 in Virginia and died between 1850-1860 in Nelson County, Kentucky.

Notes for CHARLES O'NEAL/NEAL
Between 1840-1850, he changed his last name from O'NEAL to NEAL.
Living in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky in 1810 w/father; listed as O'Neal
Living in Nelson County, Kentucky in 1820; listed as O'Neal
Living in Nelson County, Kentucky in 1830; listed as O'Neil
Living in Nelson County, Kentucky in 1840; listed as O'Neal
Living in Nelson County, Kentucky in 1850; listed as Neal

Children of CHARLES NEAL and MARGARET MURRAY are:

  1. EMELINE NEAL, b. 1812, Kentucky; m. TIMOTHY TICHMANN
  2. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. 1810-1815, Kentucky
  3. JOHN NEAL, b. 1810-1820
  4. ELIZA J. NEAL, b. 1814, Kentucky; m. SANFORD HUNTER
  5. SARAH/SALLIE NEAL, b. 1817, Kentucky; m. ADCOCK
  6. NANCY NEAL, b. 1818, Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky
  7. UNKNOWN SON, b. 1820-1825, Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky
  8. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. 1820-1825, Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky

JESSE MURRAY (JOHN MURRAY1) was born about 1777 in Fauquier County, Virginia and died June, 1814 in Ashes Creek, Nelson County, Kentucky. He married MARY "POLLY" NORRIS, December 23, 1803 in Nelson County, Kentucky. She was born about 1784 in Charles County, Maryland and died unknown.

Children of JESSE MURRAY and MARY "POLLY" NORRIS are:

  1. JOHN R. MURRAY, b. 1803; m. THERESA MEDCALF
  2. MCKELVEY N. MURRAY, b. 1807; d. 1872; m. SARAH HARDESTY
  3. DRUSCILLA MURRAY; b. 1809
  4. NANCY MURRAY; b. 1811
  5. DORCAS MURRAY, b. about 1812

ENOCH MURRAY (JOHN MURRAY1) was born 1779 in Fauquier County, Virginia and died after 1850 in Callaway County, Missouri. He married JEMIMA GRAY, December 19, 1809 in Gallatin County, Kentucky. She was born April 1, 1788 in Virginia and died between 1840-1850 in Callaway County, Missouri.

Notes for ENOCH MURRAY
The 1830 census shows just one daughter born between 1815-1820. I'm guessing this was probably ELIZABETH and perhaps NANCY is dead by 1830.
In 1840, it appears that BENJAMIN is still living in the household and there is a young daughter between 5 - 10 years of age. I don't know what happened to this daughter because in 1850, ENOCH is living alone.

Children of ENOCH MURRAY and JEMIMA GRAY are:

  1. ANDREW R. MURRAY, b. 1816, Kentucky; m. NANCY
  2. BENJAMIN F. MURRAY, b. 1820, Kentucky
  3. ELIZABETH B. MURRAY, b. about 1821, Kentucky
  4. NANCY G. MURRAY, b. about 1823, Kentucky
  5. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. 1830-1835

JAMES R. MURRAY (JOHN MURRAY1) was born February 3, 1796 in Kentucky and died February 20, 1875 in Nelson County, Kentucky. He married MARTHA LUCINDA WILSON, March 27, 1823, in Nelson County, Kentucky. She was born April 29, 1806 in Kentucky and died June 7, 1876. She is buried in Todd Cemetery, Adair County, Kentucky.

Children of JAMES R. MURRAY and MARTHA LUCINDA WILSON are:

  1. JAMES P. MURRAY, b. October 21, 1824, Kentucky; d. January 21, 1877, buried in Todd Cemetery, Adair County, Kentucky; m. ELIZABETH A. TODD
  2. CORRILLA MURRAY, b. about 1830, Kentucky
  3. MARIA MURRAY, b. about 1829, Kentucky
  4. DORCAS MURRAY, b. about 1832, Kentucky; m. GABBERT
  5. MATTIA MURRAY, b. 1834, Kentucky
  6. MARGARET MURRAY, b. 1837, Kentucky
  7. JAMES MURRAY, b. about 1838, Kentucky
  8. JOSEPHINE MURRAY, b. about 1840, Kentucky
  9. BETTIE MURRAY, b. about 1842, Kentucky

JOSEPH ROBINSON MURRAY (JOHN MURRAY1) was born December 13, 1802 and died September 24, 1840 in Nelson County, Kentucky. Buried in Old Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, Nelson County, Kentucky. I don't know his wife's name or the names of his children.

Children of JOSEPH ROBINSON MURRAY and UNKNOWN are:

  1. UNKNOWN SON, b. 1815-1820
  2. UNKNOWN SON, b. 1815-1820
  3. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. 1820-1825
  4. UNKNOWN SON, b. 1820-1825
  5. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. 1820-1825, Calloway County, Kentucky
  6. UNKNOWN SON, b. 1825-1830, Calloway County, Kentucky
  7. UNKNOWN SON, b. 1825-1830, Calloway County, Kentucky
  8. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. 1825-1830, Calloway County, Kentucky
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