Rebecca Jane Murray

17 August 1841–8 September 1878 (Age 37)
Woodstock, Ulster, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Rebecca Jane

When Rebecca Jane Murray was born on 17 August 1841, in Woodstock, Ulster, New York, United States, her father, Robert Murray, was 45 and her mother, Rebecca Henry, was 43. She married Thomas Edwin King on 29 April 1862, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 8 September 1878, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah Territory, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Fillmore, Millard, Utah Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Edwin King
Rebecca Jane Murray
Marriage: 29 April 1862
Eva Matilda King
Ella Vilate King
Naomi King
Viola King
Josephine May King
Murray Edwin King
Clifford Carroll King

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 April 1862Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
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    World Events (6)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 9
    The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of LDS pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    1 Scottish: regional name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which is probably named with Old Celtic elements meaning ‘sea’ + ‘settlement’.2 Irish (southern Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ (the name of several different families in various parts of Ireland), or a shortened form of McMurray .3 Irish: reduced form of MacIlmurray, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhuire ( see Gilmore ).

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Rebecca J Murray in household of Rebecca Murray, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Rebecca King in household of Thomas E King, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Rebecca Murray in entry for Clifford Carroll King, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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