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Murdoch Killough Murchison
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Birth: Nov. 13, 1826
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1916
Grapeland
Houston County
Texas, USA

~Murdoch Murchison~
The eldest son of Daniel and Mary Killough Murchison was born in Tennessee on Nov. 13, 1826. He was a pioneer citizen of Houston Co, Texas, having arrived there in 1848. He married Evalina Gossett June 15, 1852.
Murdoch and Evalina located a home about eight miles south of
Grapeland on the Old Palestine Road. They lived there many years, rearing a large family.
Their children were;
1. Andrew John b. 1853
2. Rhoda Jane b. 1856
3. Margaret Ann b. 1857
4. Sarah Evelina b. 1859
5. Mary Antonet b. 1862 d. 1870.
Evelina died April 10, 1862 and was buried in the Old Crockett Cemetery (Glenwood Cemetery).

The second wife of Murdoch was Maria Elizabeth Driskell b. March 2, 1837. She was Post Mistress at Ninevah, Leon Co, Texas and Murdoch was a mail carrier when they met. They were married June 23, 1863.
Shortly after this marriage, Murdoch served as a soldier in the Civil War.
Children of this marriage were;
1. Lorena E. b. 1866
2. Fanny Arabella b. 1868
3. Minnie Witt
4. Murdoch Daniel b. 1873
The children remained in Grapeland, Texas where they married and reared their own children.
Maria E. Murchison died the 30th of March 1896 and was buried in the Old Crockett Cemetery (Glenwood Cemetery) as well.

The third wife of Murdoch was Mary Ann McCray Hearon. They had no children.
Murdoch was a farmer. He lived in Grapeland with some of his children and died the 18th of March 1916 at the great age of 90 yrs. He too, was buried in the Old Crockett Cemetery (Glenwood Cemetery).

**NOTE**
The birth date on his picture is birth year of his father Daniel Murchison.


Written by L.N. Murchison
Houston County History 1687-1979.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Daniel Murchison (1804 - 1882)
  Mary Killough Murchison (1806 - 1853)
 
 Spouses:
  Maria Elizabeth Driskell Murchison (1837 - 1896)
  Mary Ann Bynum Murchison (1855 - 1939)
  Evalina S Gossett Murchison (1835 - 1862)*
 
 Children:
  Andrew John Murchison (1853 - 1886)*
  Rhoda Jane Murchison Royall (1856 - 1925)*
  Margaret Ann Murchison Goolsby (1857 - 1901)*
  Lorena C. Murchison Darsey (1866 - 1951)*
  Fannie Arabella Murchison Boykin (1868 - 1961)*
  Minnie Witt Murchison Richards (1871 - 1957)*
  Murdoch Daniel Murchison (1873 - 1947)*
 
 Siblings:
  Murdoch Killough Murchison (1826 - 1916)
  Angelina Coffee Murchison Craddock (1834 - 1932)*
  Weldon Jones Murchison (1838 - 1899)*
  Daniel MacIntosh Murchison (1841 - 1882)*
  Arabella Murchison Odell (1844 - 1914)*
  Lucy Caroline Murchison (1858 - 1859)**
  Adella C Murchison (1860 - 1867)**
  John Abner Murchison (1866 - 1952)**
  Margaret Josephine Murchison Aldrich (1868 - 1940)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Paul Gunnels
Originally Created by: Petty & Pickens
Record added: Mar 27, 2010
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- Shana Baker
 Added: Feb. 8, 2016
Co. I, 4th Texas Cavalry. Enlisted March 1863 and discharged May 15, 1865 in Washington County, Texas on the Brazos River when the war closed and we were disbanded. C.S.A.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jul. 8, 2013
The Southern Cross of Honor is the name of two separate and distinct military honors presented to Confederate military personnel and veterans. The original wartime medal, aka Confederate Medal of Honor, was a military decoration meant to honor officers, n...(Read more)
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