William Deaton Jackson “John” Murray

William Deaton Jackson “John” Murray

Gurley, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Death 28 Aug 1907 (aged 86)
Sheffield, Colbert County, Alabama, USA
Burial Mountain Star, Franklin County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 19126734 · View Source
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VETERAN: War Between the States; he, two brothers (John K Murray and Elijah A Murray), and numerous paternal and maternal cousins served in the 1st Al-TN Independent Vidette Cavalry

Son of Captain John Marion Murray (War of 1812) and possibly m1 May Hollingsworth Murray

Husband of Susan Anna Isbell (daughter of James Isbell and Elizabeth Birdwell Isbell).

Marriage to Susan Anna Isbell
27 Sep
At age 27

His war records indicate they were married at the courthouse in Jackson County in 1848. But since fire has destroyed the courthouse and records.The rites were performed by Rev Simeon Houk, an uncle. The marriage was recorded in the Interrogatories for WDJ Murray on an application for a military pension. He states there that there was no longer a record of his marriage, that the courthouse had burned down.

They were the parents of:
Eddie Murray

Mary Ophelia Murray Vandiver
1852 – 1925

John K Murray h/o Lucinda Isbell
1854 – 1903

James Monroe Murray
1856 – 1926

Benjamin Murray
1859 – 1898

William F Murray
1860 –

Levi Murray
1861 – 1938

Siney M Murray Waldrep
1863 – 1904

William Jackson Murray
1868 – 1915

His siblings were many:

Mahala Murray
1815 –

James Murray
1818 –

William Deaton Jackson "John" Murray
1820 – 1907

Mary Mahala Mahaley Mahalia "Millie" Murray
1831 – 1902

John K Murray
1834 – 1864

Elijah A Murray
1836 –

Elizabeth Murray
1845 –

and included a number of half siblings by two other mothers.


On family stone:

Hand Pointing Upward at top of marker, text:
W.D.J. Murray
Nov. 30, 1820
Aug. 28, 1907

Gone but not forgotten

On military marker:

W.D.J. Murray
Co A
1 Ala. & Tenn.
Vid. Cav.

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  • Maintained by: Carolyn Murray Greer
  • Originally Created by: Marigay
  • Added: 28 Apr 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 19126734
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Deaton Jackson “John” Murray (30 Nov 1820–28 Aug 1907), Find a Grave Memorial no. 19126734, citing Bethlehem Cemetery, Mountain Star, Franklin County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Murray Greer (contributor 47184465) .