Mary Jane Murrah

Female4 March 1818–1896

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Murrah was born on 4 March 1818, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Ambrose Murrah, was 47 and her mother, Barbara Fleming, was 45. She married Randal Felts in 1846. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870 and District 14, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She died in 1896, in Cheatham, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Randal Felts
Mary Jane Murrah
Marriage: 1846
Phillip Ford Norfleet Felts
James Thomas Felts
Elizabeth Ann Felts
Richard Randell Felts

Sources (6)

  • Jane Felts in household of Randle R Felts, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jane Murrah in entry for James Thomas Felts, "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955"
  • Jane Felts in household of R R Felts, "United States Census, 1850"

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  • Marriage
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    Age 12

    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 17

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.


    Age 28

    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

    Name Meaning

    Probably an altered form of Scottish Murray .

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

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