William Neely Murrill

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William Neely Murrill

  • Birth 15 Jun 1824 Henry County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 15 Dec 1864 Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial North Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot There is only a moument that list all soldier name, rank, company. No grave markers
  • GPS
  • Memorial ID 55685864

William, a resident of Reynolds County, Missouri, was conscripted in the Confederate States Army of Brice's or Price's men. CMSR (compiled military service records) found under the names of William M. Merrill, William N. Murrill and William M. Murrill under miscellanous records not Missouri.

PARTIAL TRANSCRIPTION OF CMSR DETAILED PAGES
"Taken 22 November 1864. Age 40. Lives in Reynolds County, Missouri. Born Henry County, Tennessee. Was captured about October 23, 1864. Was conscripted by Shelby's men. September 22, 1864 with them 1 month, deserted. Was meet and arrested by federal soldiers and taken to Fort Scott. Has not in armies, private, no company or regiment. Sent to Graliot November 6, 1864. Not sworn into Rebel service. Never took _____ Oath. Served under Price and not south. Sys__pa(?) want to ____ south put down. Have wife and six children. Am a farmer. One brother-in-law, two nephews in Rebellion. Not bus-____(?). Refer to William Capeland, William Dawson, James W. Bowers, Mastin Stegal and Lewis Allen, __________, Missouri. January 14, 1864 (s/b 1865)".

U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
Name: William N Murill
Residence: Logan, Reynolds, Missouri
Class: All
Congressional District: 3rd
Age on 1 July 1863: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1819
Race: White
Place of Birth: Tennessee

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: William Murrill
Age: 26
Birth Year: abt 1824
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1850: District 76, Reynolds, Missouri
Gender: Male
Family Number: 248
Household Members:
William Murrill, age 26
Elvira Murrill, age 21
Mary J Murrill, age 0

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: William Murril
Age in 1860: 34
Birth Year: abt 1826
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1860: Logan, Reynolds, Missouri
Gender: Male
Occupation: Farmer
Post Office: Barnsville
Household Members:
William Murril, age 34
Elvira Murril, age 33
Mary Murril, age 10
Nancy Murril, age 9
Rhoda Murril, age 6
Joseph Murril, age 4
Isaac Murril, age 2
Louisa Murril, age 7/12

(special thanks to Ron Mitchell, ronboy1@charter.net , for the following info) My maternal 3rd great grandfather William N. Murrill (Army called him William M. Merrill) who is buried at the Confederate Cemetery in Alton, Madison County, IL date of birth was 15 June 1825.

(special thanks to a visitor for the following info) William was born 24 February 1824 and was the son of Joseph Murrill (b.1790) and Rhoda (maiden name unknown b.1799).


Family Members

Gravesite Details Listed as William M. Merrill but correct name is William Neely Murrill

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  • Created by: Cousins by the Dozens
  • Added: 31 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55685864
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Neely Murrill (15 Jun 1824–15 Dec 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55685864, citing Confederate Cemetery, North Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Cousins by the Dozens (contributor 46904925) .