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BJMurray (#47362536)
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lorraine tatters
William D. Murray's parentage
Hello, my name is Lorraine Tatters. My maiden name is Sterling. I was doing some research on my ancestry which led me to Find a grave site that showed your photos for William Murray. I read your message where you stated that you did not have his parentage. William Douglas Murray was my 2nd great grand uncle. His father was William Matthew Murray who was born August 7, 1786 in Somerset, Washington, Pennsylvania and died April 21, 1866 in Sparta, Crawford, Pennsylvania. His mother was Martha Douglas. She was born August 26, 1809 in Somerset, Washington, Pennsylvania and died August 28, 1878 in Centerville, Crawford, Pennsylvania. William Matthew Murray was my 3rd great grandfather. His son John Tyler Murray was my 2nd great grandfather. John had a daughter Lena Murray who was my great grandmother. Lena married Harry Edward Sterling who was my great grandfather. Lena and Harry had several children, one of whom was Ralph Hazen Sterling. He was my grandfather. Ralph married Arlene Trafton Bunker. They had 15 children, one of whom was Gail Melvin Sterling. Gail was my father. I'm not sure if you have pictures of any of the Murray's or not. I have some that my Aunts have given me and some that I found on If you would like some pictures you can email me at If you don't mind me asking, how are you related to the Murray's? I am interested in knowing our relation to each other.

Added by lorraine tatters on Jun 15, 2014 4:29 PM

Carole F. Blakeslee
RE: Charles L. Blakeslee
Hi Bari,

Yes, I would very much like to correspond with you on the Blakeslee/Murray Family connection. Your Charles L. Blakeslee & Margaret Murray connection has me stumped! I have checked my List of over 6000 names in my family tree and can not come up with them. I even checked the photos I have for Rose Hill Cemetery and did find a gravestone with three (3) names on it. Charles L. (1849-1905); Treva (1888-1905); & Elizabeth P. (1862-1936) BLAKESLEE. Your Charles L has a birthdate of 1848 mine is marked 1849 could they be the same Charles ????????? but there is no Margaret.
I do have a record of a William D. Murray who married a Mary Lucinda Blakeslee on Feb 3 1866. Mary's parents were William D & Chloe "Rasey" Blakeslee and she was the 3rd oldest of twelve (12) children. I do not have a record of William D Murray's parentage.
My email is:

Added by Carole F. Blakeslee on Aug 04, 2012 8:10 PM

Carole F. Blakeslee
RE: Charles L. Blakeslee
Hi Bari,

Your note is really making me think!
I've done a bit of checking into my 5000 names for my Blakeslee Tree and could not come up with a Margaret Murray.
I do have a photo of a gravestone in Rose Hill Cemetery with 3 names on it (Charles L (1849-1905); Treva (1888-1905); & Elizabeth P. (1862-1936) BLAKESLEE.
I do have a Mary Lucinda Blakeslee that married a William Murray on February 3, 1866. Mary's parents were William D and Chloe "Rasey" Blakeslee, but I do not have William Murray's parentage.
If we have anything to help each other on our trees I am willing to comunicate. You can email me at:

Added by Carole F. Blakeslee on Aug 04, 2012 7:25 PM

Deborah Brown
Clarence Blakeslee
I have info on Clarence but... LOL... I Never click on live links in an email unless I know the person And know the link. You can find the info I have on Rootsweb World Connect Project. He married Emma G. Reel if you search for either one my 'tree' will come up. He is the g-son of Edward and Ellen.

Added by Deborah Brown on Jun 25, 2012 6:36 PM


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