John Newton Murray

Maleabout 1810–after 1880

Brief Life History of John Newton

John Newton Murray was born about 1810, in North Carolina, United States. He married Elizabeth or Betsey Benton Huffaker on 20 December 1858, in Catoosa, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Walker, Georgia, United States in 1850 and Tunnel Hill, Whitfield, Georgia, United States in 1880. He died after 1880, in Catoosa, Georgia, United States.

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John Newton Murray
Elizabeth or Betsey Benton Huffaker
Marriage: 20 December 1858
William S. Murray
Thomas N. Murray
James Madison Murray
Mary E Murray
Frances Heggie "Fannie" Murray

Sources (10)

  • John N Murray, "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 "
  • Legacy NFS Source: John N Murray - Published information: birth-name: John N Murray
  • John N Murry, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1858Catoosa, Georgia, United States
  • Children (5)

    World Events (8)

    1811 · The Savannah Riots

    Age 1

    A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.


    Age 2

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 20

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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