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The Murrell Family

The search for the Murrell Family history is a never-ending process. It is, with great delight, that we present, what information we have obtained through countless sources, our Murrell Family history. Our particular line is displayed here, from John Murrell of the late 17th Century to the current generation three hundred years later. It is important for us to note that our direct ancestral line is listed in the following generational path. We apologize for not including every 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th cousin in our list, but we do hope that you will be able to link your family tree to ours. There will surely be missing and/or incorrect information throughout the following text, and for that reason, we ask that you contact us with comments about our data. As we said earlier, our history is always being uncovered.

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Generation No. 1 - John Murrell (1695)

John Murrell was born in Virginia in 1695. John married Rachel, last name unknown, in Virginia in 1719. John and Rachel had three sons.

(1) George Murrell was born in 1720 and died in 1799. George married Janetta Channing.

(2) John Murrell was born in 1722 in Amherst County, Virginia. John married Sarah Frances Phillips. John and Sarah had one son - John.

(3) Thomas Murrell.


Generation No. 2 - John Murrell (1722)

John Murrell was born in 1722 in Amherst County, Virginia. John married Sarah Frances Phillips. John and Sarah had one son.

(1) John Murrell was born in 1748 in Adair County, Kentucky. John married Rachel, last name unknown. Rachel was born in 1752 in Adair County, Kentucky. John and Rachel had six sons - John, Nathan, Jesse, Samuel, William, and Nicholas.


Generation No. 3 - John Murrell (1748)

John Murrell was born in 1748 in Adair County, Kentucky. John married Rachel, last name unknown. Rachel was born in 1752 in Adair County, Kentucky. John and Rachel had six sons.

(1) John Murrell was born August 6, 1772 in Amherst County, Virginia and died October 11, 1844. John married Mary Garth Lobban on October 19, 1811 in Adair County, Kentucky. Mary was born October 4, 1779 in Louisa County, Virginia and died November 18, 1850 in Adair County, Kentucky. They were the parents of seven children.

a. Jesse L. Murrell was born July 28, 1812 in Adair County, Kentucky and died February 1, 1902 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.
b. Nicholas Murrell was born January 28, 1814 in Kentucky.
c. Schuyler Lobban Murrell was born October 27, 1815 and died September 3, 1890.
d. Martha Emiline Murrell was born July 1817.
e. Willis Murrell was born December 23, 1818.
f. Harden Henry Murrell was born February 7, 1821 and died October 5, 1898.
g. James B. Murrell was born April 13, 1823.

(2) Nathan Murrell was born in 1774.

(3) Jesse Murrell was born February 28, 1774 in Amherst County, Virginia and died October 11, 1842. Jesse married Sarah Elizabeth Lobban on February 19, 1798 in Amherst County, Virginia. Sarah was born May 24, 1775 in Amherst County, Virginia and died June 29, 1864. Jesse and Sarah had eight sons - James, John, Nathan, Samuel, William, Jesse, Anderson, and Elijah - and two daughters - Sarah and Mary.

(4) Samuel Murrell was born in 1776.

(5) William Murrell was born in1778.

(6) Nicholas Murrell was born in 1780.


Generation No. 4 - Jesse Murrell

Jesse Murrell was born February 28, 1774 in Amherst County, Virginia and died October 11, 1842. Jesse married Sarah Elizabeth Lobban on February 19, 1798 in Amherst County, Virginia. Sarah was the daughter of John Lobban and Mary Ann Garth. Sarah was born May 24, 1775 in Amherst County, Virginia and died June 29, 1864 in Adair County, Kentucky. Jesse and Sarah had ten children.

(1) James M. Murrell was born August 22, 1799 in Virginia. James married Cynthia Bowmar January 15, 1828 in Adair County, Kentucky. Cynthia was born in 1800 and died in 1850. They were the parents of six children.

a. Willis E. Murrell was born 1821 in Kentucky.
b. Louisa B. Murrell was born 1824 in Kentucky.
c. H. B. Murrell was born 1836 in Kentucky.
d. M. J. Murrell was born 1841 in Kentucky.
e. Rufus Murrell was born 1844 in Kentucky.
f. C. C. Murrell was born 1847 in Kentucky.

(2) Sarah Elisabeth Murrell was born April 6, 1801 in Adair County, Kentucky. Sarah married William Conover on January 22, 1818 in Adair County, Kentucky. William was born in 1800.

(3) John Calhoun Murrell was born April 10, 1803 in Amherst County, Virginia. John married Elizabeth W. Clark on December 27, 1828 in Adair County, Kentucky. Elizabeth was born in 1808 in Virginia. They were the parents of eight children.

a. Mary T. Murrell was born 1831.
b. Elizabeth Murrell was born 1834.
c. Joseph B. Murrell was born 1836.
d. M. H. T. Murrell was born 1838.
e. Sophia E. Murrell was born 1842.
f. Euphelia Murrell was born 1844.
g. L. E. Murrell was born 1846.
h. John E. Murrell was born 1849.

(4) Nathan Murrell was born April 2, 1805 and died May 1, 1844. Nathan married Margaret Porter Mitchell on April 22, 1830 in Green County, Kentucky. Margaret was born in 1808 in Kentucky. They were the parents of four children.

a. John Murrell was born 1831 in Kentucky.
b. Thomas Murrell was born 1832 in Kentucky.
c. James Murrell was born 1836 in Kentucky.
d. Milton Jesse Murrell was born June 8, 1839.

(5) Mary Ann Murrell was born April 5, 1808 in Adair County, Kentucky and died September 29, 1881 in Aledo, Illinois. Mary Ann married David Rice Harris on April 14, 1829 in Adair County, Kentucky. David was born August 13, 1805 in Green County, Kentucky and died February 4, 1878 in Aledo, Illinois.

(6) Samuel Hunt Murrell was born May 29, 1810 in Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky and died July 24, 1890 in Adair County, Kentucky. Samuel married Margaret Ann Smith on May 20, 1839. Margaret was born in 1810 and died in 1850. Samuel married Josephine Dohoney on July 14, 1850. Josephine was born in 1830 in Kentucky. Samuel and Josephine had a son, Chapman, and a daughter, Sallie.

(7) William Daniel Murrell was born March 31, 1812 in Kentucky and died in 1909. William married Sarah, last name unknown. Sarah was born in 1815. They were the parents of three children.

a. George B. Murrell was born in 1845.
b. Mary J. Murrell was born in 1847.
c. William Murrell was born in 1848.

(8) Jesse Garth Murrell was born November 3, 1814 in Adair County, Kentucky and died November 30, 1875 in Adair County, Kentucky. Jesse married Susanah Naylor on March 6, 1843. She was born February 2, 1818 in Adair County, Kentucky and died December 11, 1890 in Adair County, Kentucky. They were the parents of seven children.

a. Thompson Murrell was born December 4, 1843.
b. Joshua Murrell was born December 22, 1845.
c. Virginia Alice Murrell was born July 20, 1850 in Adair County, Kentucky.
d. Ann Jane Murrell was born June 1853.
e. Simeon Murrell was born October 5, 1855.
f. Alfred Murrell was born June 24, 1858.
g. Margaret Susan Murrell was born November 29, 1861.

(9) Anderson H. Murrell was born March 3, 1817 in Adair County, Kentucky and died June 1, 1883. Anderson married Lavina Naylor on February 9, 1842. Lavina was born August 1, 1821 and died May 23, 1893. They were the parents of ten children.

a. Sarah Elizabeth Murrell was born May 3, 1844.
b. Nathan Murrell was born August 2, 1845.
c. Mary Susan Murrell was born September 16, 1847.
d. Theresa Murrell was born June 10, 1849.
e. Adline Murrell was born May 30, 1851.
f. Jesse Lobbin Murrell was born March 14, 1854.
g. Isabel Murrell was born March 28, 1857.
h. Samuel H. Murrell was born January 3, 1859.
i. James Naylor Murrell was born March 10, 1861.
j. Howard Anderson Murrell was born October 29, 1863.

(10) Elijah M. Murrell was born October 15, 1820 in Kentucky and died in 1909 in Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky. Elijah married Mary Susan Davis on October 17, 1843 in Barren County, Kentucky. Mary was born in 1822 in Kentucky. They were the parents of four children.

a. Martha Murrell was born in 1842.
b. Logan L. Murrell was born in 1845 in Kentucky.
c. Albert A. Murrell was born December 26, 1846 in Kentucky.
d. Sarah J. Murrell was born in 1849 in Kentucky.


Generation No. 5 - Samuel Hunt Murrell

Samuel Hunt Murrell was born May 29, 1810 in Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky and died July 24, 1890 in Adair County, Kentucky. Samuel married Margaret Ann Smith on May 20, 1839. Margaret was born in 1810 and died in 1850. Samuel married Josephine Dohoney on July 14, 1850. Josephine was born 1830 in Kentucky. Josephine's parents were Chapman Dohoney and Harriet Price. Samuel and Josephine had two children.

(1) Chapman Dohoney Murrell was born March 10, 1866 and died February 1, 1938 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Chapman married Mattie Ann Hendrickson on December 18, 1889. Mattie was born September 3, 1871 in Adair County, Kentucky and died August 8, 1929 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Chapman and Mattie were the parents of five sons - James, George, Henry, Wallace, and John - and one daughter - Cara.

(2) Sallie Frances Murrell was born February 16, 1869 in Adair County, Kentucky and died October 17, 1925 in Adair County, Kentucky. Sallie married Joseph Thorpe McLean, Sr. in 1886. Joseph was born June 18, 1837 in Tennessee and died October 12, 1894 in New York. Sallie and Joseph were the parents of six children.

a. Joseph Lynn McLean, Sr. was born February 10, 1870 in Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky and died October 10, 1950 in Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky.
b. George McLean.
c. Herbert McLean.
d. Lula McLean.
e. Virginia McLean.
f. Fred McLean.


Generation No. 6 - Chapman Dohoney Murrell

Chapman Dohoney Murrell was born March 10, 1866 in Adair County, Kentucky and died February 1, 1938 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Chapman married Mattie Ann Hendrickson on December 18, 1889. Mattie was the daughter of George and Alice Hendrickson. Mattie was born September 3, 1871 in Adair County, Kentucky and died August 8, 1929 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Chapman and Mattie were the parents of six children.

(1) James Knox Murrell was born May 16, 1896 in Cane Valley, Kentucky and died November 29, 1974 in Purcell, Oklahoma. James married Alma Frances Wells on December 25, 1921 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Alma was born September 10, 1899 and died July 3, 1985 in Purcell, Oklahoma.

(2) George Murrell was born December 7, 1898 in Cane Valley, Kentucky and died November 14, 1970 in Roswell, New Mexico. George married Louise Bennett.

(3) Henry Hurt Murrell, Sr. was born July 11, 1901 in Cane Valley, Kentucky and died June 29, 1964 in Hereford, Texas. Henry married Naomi Estep on October 24, 1923 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Naomi was born June 19, 1907 in Purcell, Oklahoma and died April 7, 1977 in Hereford, Texas. Henry and Naomi were the parents of four sons - James, Henry, Billy, and Don - and three daughters - Perry, Janey, and Naomi.

(4) Wallace L. Murrell was born September 9, 1904 in Cane Valley, Kentucky and died November 4, 1965 in Salina, Kansas. Wallace married Irene Dumas. Irene was born August 2, 1913 in Purcell, Oklahoma.

(5) Cara Lee Murrell was born December 9, 1906 in Cane Valley, Kentucky and died October 8, 1917 in Purcell, Oklahoma.

(6) John Davis Murrell was born September 1, 1911 in Purcell, Oklahoma and died January 20, 1940 in Roswell, New Mexico. John married Oleva Pierce.


Generation No. 7 - Henry Hurt Murrell, Sr.

Henry Hurt Murrell, Sr. was born July 11, 1901 in Cane Valley, Kentucky and died June 29, 1964 in Hereford, Texas. Henry married Naomi Estep on October 24, 1923 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Naomi was born June 19, 1907 in Purcell, Oklahoma and died April 7, 1977 in Hereford, Texas. Naomi's parents were James Brownlow Estep and Martha Jane Jones. Henry and Naomi were parents of seven children.

(1) Perry Jo Murrell was born November 26, 1924 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Perry married Floyd Marquis in 1942 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Floyd was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Perry and Floyd have one daughter.

a. Jennifer Renee Marquis was born February 26, 1944 in Clovis, New Mexico.

Perry married Ben Shreve in 1945 in Amarillo, Texas. Ben was born in Bowie, Texas and died in Gatesville, Texas. Perry and Ben have two children.

a. Joe Ben Shreve was born January 16, 1946 in Lamar, Colorado.
b. Dawn Avis Shreve was born February 18, 1948 in Walla Walla, Washington.

Perry married Travis Jackson in 1951 in Reno, Nevada. Travis was born in Honey Grove, Texas and died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Perry and Travis have one son.

a. Jonathan David Jackson was born February 7, 1953 in Galveston, Texas.

Perry married Billy Gann in 1958 in Lovington, New Mexico. Billy was born in Mt. Pleasant, Texas and died in Amarillo, Texas. Perry and Billy have one daughter.

a. Lisa Gail Gann was born September 28, 1960 in Arlington, Texas.

(2) James Dohoney Murrell was born March 15, 1926 in Purcell, Oklahoma and died December 27, 2000 in Canyon Lake, Comal County, Texas. James married Marie Annette Lucht on August 17, 1965 in Brisbane, Australia. Marie was born August 8, 1944 in Toowoomba, Australia. James and Marie have five children.

a. Dallas Anne Murrell was born June 16, 1965 in Queensland, Australia and died August 29, 1999 in Canyon Lake, Comal County, Texas.
b. Michael James Murrell was born January 30, 1967 in Brisbane, Australia.
c. Darren Nathaniel Murrell was born May 20, 1973 in Brisbane, Australia.
d. Naomi Patricia Murrell was born November 7, 1974 in Brisbane, Australia.
e. Anthony Ray Murrell was born December 24, 1987 in New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas.

(3) Henry Hurt Murrell, Jr. was born September 24, 1927 in Purcell Oklahoma. Henry married Phyllis Hunter on March 4, 1950. Henry and Phyllis have one daughter.

a. Frances Elizabeth Murrell was born October 12, 1960 on Guam Island.

Henry married Mary Lee Avery on April 15, 1979 in Canyon Lake, Comal County, Texas. Mary was born December 19, 1931.

(4) Billy Jack Murrell was born September 11, 1929 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Billy married Patsy Jean Watts on April 6, 1956 in Hereford, Texas. Billy and Patsy have two children.

a. Timothy Ron Murrell was born June 5, 1958.
b. Kellee Marie Murrell was born November 14, 1959.

Billy married Virginia Pauline Box on December 14, 1971 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California. Virginia was born May 12, 1932 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas. Billy and Virginia have one son.

a. William Allen Murrell was born December 22, 1967 in San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California. On September 10, 2005, William married Carole Lee Flores. Carole is born on September 21, 1979 in West Covina, Los Angeles County, California.

(5) Don Richard Murrell was born February 4, 1932 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Don married Barbara Jane Riley on February 6, 1954 in La Mesa, San Diego County, California. Barbara was born March 27, 1934 in Erick, Oklahoma. They have two children.

a. Donna Marie Murrell was born December 12, 1954 in San Diego, San Diego County, California.
b. Richard Alan Murrell was born August 18, 1957 in San Diego, San Diego County, California.

(6) Janey Ann Murrell was born January 17, 1936 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Janey married Nathan A. Hopson on November 11, 1952 in Hereford, Texas. They are the parents of four daughters.

a. Lori Ann Hopson was born December 8, 1953.
b. Tracy Renea Hopson was born January 1, 1956 in Hereford, Texas and died April 16, 1995 in Lubbock, Texas.
c. Sue Ellen Hopson was born August 6, 1960.
d. Khristi Hopson was born September 27, 1965.

(7) Naomi Nan Murrell was born August 27, 1940 in Roswell, New Mexico. Naomi married Aubrey Wayne Rogers, Sr. on June 29, 1959 in Clovis, New Mexico. Aubrey was born May 1, 1937 in Spur, Texas and died August 15, 2000 in Amarillo, Texas. Naomi and Aubrey are the parents of two children.

a. Amy Wynette Rogers was born May 24, 1965 in Hereford, Texas.
b. Aubrey Wayne Rogers, Jr. was born July 12, 1972 in Hereford, Texas

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