Susan Anna <I>Isbell</I> Murray

Susan Anna Isbell Murray

Jackson County, Alabama, USA
Death 7 Mar 1892 (aged 65)
Colbert County, Alabama, USA
Burial Mountain Star, Franklin County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 19126757 · View Source
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Wife of
William Deaton Jackson "John" Murray (Married 1848 Jackson Co, AL by Rev Simeon Houk, husband of Tobitha Murray, WDJ's paternal aunt). Susan Anna Isbell Murray and WDJ "John" Murray had the following children:

Eddie Murray died as an infant

Mary Ophelia Murray married Thomas Jasper Vandiver
1852 – 1925

John K Murray married Susan Anna's sister, Lucinda Isbell
1854 – 1903

James Monroe Murray married Pearl Josephine "Josie" Allen
1856 – 1926

Benjamin Murray married Mary Jane Vess
1859 – 1898

Levi Murray married Lou Ella Vandiver
1861 – 1938

Lucinda M "Siney" Murray married Hartwell B Waldrep
1863 – 1904

William Jackson Murray married Lelia Florence Jeffries
1868 – 1915

Daughter of
James Isbell and Elizabeth Birdwell Isbell. James Isbell died 44 June 1844 in Jackson County, Alabama and Elizabeth Birdwell Isbell married John Connaway/Conway who died during 1853 in Jackson County, Alabama.
Her father, James Isbell was born 5 Oct 1791 in Sevier County, Tennessee and died 4 Jun 1844 in Jackson, Alabama. Her mother Elizabeth Birdwell Isbell Conway was born 1 Jan 1800 in Tennessee and died 10 July 1872 in Colbert County, Alabama. Elizabeth Birdwell, along with her sister Sarah H Birdwell, were among the Alabama Mississippi Territory's first settlers, having settled in what is now Madison County, Alabama in 1805.

Granddaughter in her maternal line of
John Birdwell and Mary Allen Birdwell. John Birdwell was born 14 Sep 1770 in Virginia and died 24 Mar 1854 in Enterprise, Rusk County, Texas. He was shot in the line of duty as a Constable. Mary Allen Birdwell was born 11 Jul 1775 in Sullivan, North Carolina, now Tennessee and died during 1840 in Fayetteville, Fayette, Alabama. John Birdwell's descendants qualify for:

Granddaughter in her paternal line of
Isaac GEORGE Birdwell and Mary Looney born 1721 in Washington County, Virginia and died 1781 in Sullivan County, Tennessee,once in North Carolina. George Birdwell[DAR: A098196] along with sons was a Soldier of the Revolutionary War. George Birdwell was born 1721 in Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia and died 14 Sep 1781 in Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia.

Great Granddaughter of William ZACHARIAH Isbell and
Sarah Jane Richardson 1764 – 1876. Zachariah Isbell was born 1769 in Ft Watauga, Warren, Tennessee, North Carolina and died during 1825 in Warren, Tennessee, United States or Decatur, Alabama USA. In 1772 there was a Zachariah Isbell who was a member of the Watauga Association Council in the Watauga settlement in what is now Elizabethton,Tennessee. In May 1772 the first Constitution in North America was written by the people of the Watauge Settlement and called the "Articles of Watauga Association."

This called for an assembly of 13 "commissioners" elected by the people to formulate laws. These commissioners in turn elected and appointed a committee of five with judicial and executive authority for administrative the government of the settlement. The first five men appointed were Zachariah
Isbell, John Sevier (first Gov of Tennessee), James Robertson, Charles Robertson, and John Carter. All of these 13 men were also present at the Battle of King's Mountain. Zachariah took part in the purchase of East Tennessee lands from the Cherokee in 1775 and was member of the Council and signer of the Watauga petition asking for annexation of the "Washington District", which included all of modern day Tennessee, to North Carolina July 1776. The Washington District was named Washington County and as stated before included all of present day Tennessee.

He was one of the 27 magistrates first appointed in the new Washington County in November 1777. In early 1778 Washington County was divided into 7 regions and Zachariah Isbell was appointed as one of the 7 magistrates to make returns of taxable property. He was also a justice of Washington in 1778 and a signer of the Halifax petition.

He served with Col. John Sevier and the "Overmountain Men" in the Battle of King's Mountain on 7 October 1780.

He was appointed, along with John Sevier and Jesse Walton as commissioners to confiscate the properties of Tories in Washington County, Tennessee.


BORN DEC.18, 1826
MARCH 7, 1892
Gone but not forgotten


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  • Maintained by: Carolyn Murray Greer
  • Originally Created by: Marigay
  • Added: 28 Apr 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 19126757
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Susan Anna Isbell Murray (18 Dec 1826–7 Mar 1892), Find a Grave Memorial no. 19126757, citing Bethlehem Cemetery, Mountain Star, Franklin County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Murray Greer (contributor 47184465) .