James Madison Murray

2 October 1859–7 February 1905 (Age 45)
Tunnel Hill, Whitfield, Georgia, United States

The Life of James Madison

When James Madison Murray was born on 2 October 1859, in Tunnel Hill, Whitfield, Georgia, United States, his father, John N Murray, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth or Betsey Benton Huffaker, was 33. He married Jane “Jennie” Henderson on 17 February 1890. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 7 February 1905, at the age of 45, and was buried in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Madison Murray
1859–1905
Jane “Jennie” Henderson
1860–1952
Marriage: 17 February 1890
Paul Marvin Murray
1874–1912
Nell Sydney Murray
1893–1963
John Carlton Murray
1894–1957

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 February 1890
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World Events (8)

1861

Age 2

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.
1863

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 13

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: regional name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which is probably named with Old Celtic elements meaning ‘sea’ + ‘settlement’.2 Irish (southern Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ (the name of several different families in various parts of Ireland), or a shortened form of McMurray .3 Irish: reduced form of MacIlmurray, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhuire ( see Gilmore ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James M Murray in household of John N Murray, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James M Murray, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James M Murray in household of John N Murray, "United States Census, 1880"

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