James Murray

27 September 1814–29 August 1872 (Age 57)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of James

When James Murray was born on 27 September 1814, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Murrie, was 17 and his mother, Margaret "Peggy" Eccles, was 23. He married Mary Caroline Moore on 8 January 1844, in Henry, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Henry, Henry, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He died on 29 August 1872, in Massac, Illinois, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Brookport, Massac, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Murray
Mary Caroline Moore
Marriage: 8 January 1844
Sarah Murrie
Thomas Murrie
Martha Angeline Murray

Spouse and Children

8 January 1844
Henry, Tennessee, United States


    Sarah Murrie


    Thomas Murrie


    Martha Angeline Murray


Parents and Siblings


    Margaret "Peggy" Eccles




World Events (8)


Age 4

Illinois is the 21st state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 16

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.

Name Meaning

Irish: Murrac, Murragh, from muir, the sea, and ac, an individual, meaning a navigator, a sailor

Sources (3)

  • James Murray, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Murray, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • James Murray, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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