James Muir

22 January 1793–26 October 1872 (Age 79)
Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of James

When James Muir was born on 22 January 1793, in Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, his father, Francis Muir, was 25 and his mother, Agnes Curry, was 20. He married Mary Ann Murray on 24 August 1830, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Utah, United States in 1853. He died on 26 October 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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James Muir
Mary Ann Murray
Marriage: 24 August 1830
Robert Muir
Nicolas Maxwell Muir
John Muir
George Muir
Mary McCauslin
Mary Muir
John Muir
Isabella Muir
Robert Carson Muir

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  • Marriage
    24 August 1830Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 1
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 8
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    Age 22
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on a moor, from Older Scots muir ‘moor’ (an expanse of bare, wild upland country). There has been some confusion with Mure .

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

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    James Muir History

    James Muir James Muir was born in Scotland and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Church (LDS) on May 10, 1844. He, his wife Mary Murray Reid Muir and their daughter Isabella i …

    Sources (47)

    • James Muir, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • James in entry for Mary Muir, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • James Muir, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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