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Col. James Murray, Jr.

Col. James Murray, Jr.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1736 - 1817  (80 years)

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  • Name Col. James Murray 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 4 Jul 1736  Shermans Dale, Perry, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 7
    Gender Male 
    Arrival Apr 1769  Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    'Murray-Wilson' pg 36
    "Murray-Wilson" pg 36
    Revoluntionary War Between 19 Apr 1775 and 3 Sep 1783 
    Military 24 Jan 1776  Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Captain of the Seventh Company of Colonel James Potter's Regiment, Second Battalion 
    Military 13 Mar 1776  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lieutenant-Colonel of Colonel Plunket's Regiment, Third Battalion 
    Military 1 May 1778  Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Colonel James Murray 
    'Murray-Wilson' - pg 38
    "Murray-Wilson" - pg 38
    Residence 1790  Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 1 Apr 1817  Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 8
    • "...He had gone out in the evening to bring in his sheep to house them from the depredation of dogs, and not returning, a member of his family went in search of him, and found him cold in death, with his hand holding the top of his staff..."
    'Murray-Wilson' pg 53
    "Murray-Wilson" pg 53
    Buried Chillisquaque Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Headstone - Murray, Col James
    Headstone - Murray, Col James
    Person ID I877  Discovering My Ancestors
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 

    Father James Murray,   b. Abt 1706, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1757, Shermans Dale, Perry, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Janet "Jennet" Armit,   b. Abt 1710,   d. Abt 1758, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Family ID F478  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Ann Fisher,   b. Abt 1740,   d. 1772  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1757  Shermans Dale, Perry, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9
    'Murray-Wilson' - pg 62
    "Murray-Wilson" - pg 62
    Children 
    +1. Mary Murray,   b. 1762, Shermans Dale, Perry, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1832, Potts Grove, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Samuel Murray,   b. Abt 1764, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Thomas Murray,   b. Abt 1766, Shermans Dale, Perry, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1838, West Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ann "Nancy" Winn,   b. 1756, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1846, Montour County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1779  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 10
    'Murray-Wilson' - pg 62
    "Murray-Wilson" - pg 62
    Children 
     1. John Murray,   b. Aug 1788,   d. 23 Sep 1848, Potts Grove, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     2. Mary Jane Murray,   b. 3 Mar 1796, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1844, Greenfield, Highland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F292  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    About Col. James Murray (1736-1816)
    About Col. James Murray (1736-1816)

  • Sources 
    1. [S348] 1790 United States Federal Census, Year: 1790; Census Place: Northumberland, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 62; Image: 289; Family History Library Film: 0568149.

    2. [S129] Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Collection Name: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 236.

    3. [S298] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current.

    4. [S403] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Book Title: Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 145 : 1919.

    5. [S128] Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1950-2010; Series Number: Series 4.

    6. [S393] Bell's History of Northumberland County Pennsylvania, pg. 1126-1127.

    7. [S521] Murray - Wilson, pg 34-62.

    8. [S395] History of the McMahan Family, pg unknown.
      The colonel lived to
      be an old man, and died like Jacob, leaning upon the
      top of his staff. He had gone out in the evening to
      bring in his sheep to house them from the depreda-
      tion of dogs, and not returning, a member of his
      family went in search of him, and found him cold in
      death, with his hand holding the top of his staff—
      which had run into the ground—supposed to be by the
      pressure of his weight in falling. Thus ended the life
      of a useful man.

    9. [S521] Murray - Wilson, pg 62.

    10. [S521] Murray - Wilson, pg. 62.