John N Murray

about 1822–
Illinois, United States

The Life of John N

John N Murray was born about 1822, in Illinois, United States. He married Elizabeth or Betsey Benton Huffaker about 1844, in Madison, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Tunnel Hill, Whitfield, Georgia, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

John N Murray
1822–
Elizabeth or Betsey Benton Huffaker
1826–1889
Marriage: about 1844
James Madison Murray
1859–1905
Mary E Murray
1864–
Frances Heggie "Fannie" Murray
1873–1962

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1844
Madison, Illinois, United States
children

(3)

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 10

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 34

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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)

  • John N Murray, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John N Murray, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John N Murry, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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