14. Alexander Murr (son of John
Murr and Patience Murr) born 1833, died 18 April 1872, Washington County, Tennessee. He
was a Pvt. 19 Reg. Co B, Tenn. Inf. Civil War.
He was taken prisoner and sent to Louisville, Ky., where he remained
for the duration of the war. The old prison is still standing (1970) in or near Jefferson
City, Ind. For years it was used as a reformatory. The last 50 years it has been used by
the Colgate Soap Company for a factory.
Alexander Murr was dark complexioned, black eyes, and hair. 5 feet and
8 inches tall (data from War records). He came back to Jonesboro, Tennessee, soon after
his release. He was supposed to have walked all the way home from Indiana. He died about
two weeks later (death date from Jonesboro newspaper).
Alexander was never married; no children.