Jean McMurtry

Brief Life History of Jean

When Jean McMurtry was born on 18 October 1784, in Somerset, New Jersey, United States, her father, John McMurtry Sr, was 33 and her mother, Margaret Peggy Gomer, was 19. She married John Garrett on 4 August 1803, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died after 1848, in White, Illinois, United States.

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John Garrett
Jean McMurtry
Marriage: 4 August 1803
Polly Garrett
Catherine Garrett
John W Garrett Jr.
Thomas Wilkerson Garrett

Sources (8)

  • Jenny McMurtry, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Jan Mcmurtry in entry for Thomas W. Garrett and Mary E. Vickers, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Jenny McMurtry, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1787 · New Jersey Plan

"Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two ""houses"" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested)."


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

Irish (northern) and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Muircheartaigh (Scottish Gaelic Mac Muircheartaigh) ‘son of Muircheartach’, a personal name meaning ‘navigator’, from muir ‘sea’ + ceartach ‘ruler’. This modern form of an Irish and Scottish surname with many variants has an additional r in the final syllable. Compare McMurdo , and Moriarty .

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

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