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 Mary Amelia Louisa <I>Badger</I> Murrow

Mary Amelia Louisa Badger Murrow

Birth
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 1867 (aged 73–74)
Bryan County, Georgia, USA
Burial Pembroke, Bryan County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 17213186 · View Source
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Mary Amelia Louisa Badger Murrow was born September 29, 1793 in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, the daughter of Jonathan Badger (who was the son of Joseph Badger, Jr. and grandson of Joseph Badger, Sr.) and Mary Amelia Dorothea Hahnbaum Badger. Her brother was Samuel James Badger. She married Rev. John William Murrow, a Baptist minister, and they had seven children: Mary Amelia Murrow Pate Downs, Rev. William J. Murrow, Oliver H. Murrow, Rev. Joseph Samuel Murrow, Rev. Jonathan Badger Murrow, Elizabeth R. Murrow Van Brackle, and Dr. John Adams Murrow. She and her husband also partly raised two of their grandchildren, Edna Josephine Pate Downs and William James Pate, after their daughter's divorce. In their old age she and her husband lived with their son Dr. John Adams Murrow. She died at age 74 in 1867 in Bryan County, Georgia and is buried at Old Hopeful Cemetery (also known as Hopeful Cemetery or Stevens Grove Cemetery) near Pembroke, Bryan County, Georgia. Her tombstone is badly in need of repair. I hope one of her descendants will add her photo to this site.

Family tradition says one of her grandfathers was given Sullivan Island, near Charleston, South Carolina by King George III. (Sullivan Island, South Carolina, at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, was the largest slave port in North America. It is estimated that nearly half of all African Americans have ancestors that passed through Sullivan Island.)

Mary was the great-granddaughter of the famous 18th-century portrait artist Joseph Badger.

Mary's heritage was Irish. I hope one of her descendents will add her photo to this site.

Thanks so much to Murrow family researchers for much of this information. Any errors, however, are mine alone. Please go to the "edit" link on this site with any corrections or additions. Can anyone read the inscription at the bottom of the tombstone?


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  • Created by: Sharlotte Neely Donnelly
  • Added: 30 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17213186
  • Sharlotte Neely Donnelly
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Amelia Louisa Badger Murrow (29 Sep 1793–1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17213186, citing Old Hopeful Cemetery, Pembroke, Bryan County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Sharlotte Neely Donnelly (contributor 19199118) .