James Madison Murray

Male2 October 1859–7 February 1905

Brief Life History of James Madison

When James Madison Murray was born on 2 October 1859, in Tunnel Hill, Whitfield, Georgia, United States, his father, John Newton Murray, was 50 and his mother, Elizabeth or Betsey Benton Huffaker, was 33. He married Cora Foster before 1883, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Summerville, Chattooga, Georgia, United States in 1891. He died on 7 February 1905, in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.

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James Madison Murray
Jane “Jennie” Henderson
Marriage: 17 February 1890
Nell Sydney Murray
John Carlton Murray

Sources (11)

  • James M Murray in household of John N Murray, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Madison Murray - Government record: birth-name: James M Murray
  • J. M. Murray, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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  • Marriage
    17 February 1890Whitfield, Georgia, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    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.


    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

    Scottish: habitational name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which derives from Celtic mori- ‘sea’ + treb- ‘settlement’. The founder of the Scottish house of Murray was a Fleming named Freskin who was granted Strathbrock in West Lothian and Duffus in Moray by David I. The family took its name from the region in the late 12th century.

    Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McMurray .

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ a personal name meaning ‘mariner’. Occasionally it may be a shortened form of McMurray .

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

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