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Descendants

of

Michael Murr (Potter)

George Michael Murr

Grandson

George Michael Murr, Jr.

Michael Murr (the Potter) married Susannah ? . Earliest date of Michael is 1761 Salisbury, North Carolina (Deed and Court minutes). He had bought and sold lots and etc. He did not take the oath of Allegiance until 8 August 1777. Michael possibly born 1740. Died about 9 February 1784-85. Last will dated 17 August 1784. In it he mentions four children, only one by name: George Michael Murr not yet 21. Susannah alive 1 November 1806. Deed Book 14, page 598. She was executor of Michael (Potter) estate will dated 1 November 1806.

4 Children:

1. George Michael Murr, possibly born 1 December 1768? Salisbury, North Carolina. He died 11 December 1812, 43 years, 11 days, Salisbury, North Carolina. Death date on stone. Buried in Salisbury, North Carolina, Lutheran Cemetery.

2. Susanna Murr, possibly born 1770, married Thomas McCoy, 25 January 1802, Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Susanna probably named for mother.

3. Christine Murr, possibly born 1772, married Henry Petree, 22 August 1808, Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Had a daughter, Deyanne Petree, baptized 20 February 1813. (Children numbers 2 and 3 guess work.)

4. John Murr, born 6 July 1774, Salisbury, North Carolina. Died 26 July 1865, Washington County, Tennessee. Possibly buried McCarty Cemetery as he lived near by. 6 May 1790, John, an orphan being 15 years, 10 months old, was bound out to Tobias Furrier to learn the trade of Blacksmith. Is how we estimated his birthdate.

1. George Michael Murr married Easter Earnhart 14 January 1789, Rowan County, North Carolina. Easter born 1765-70. Alive 1810 census.

6 Children:

1. Dolly Murr born 1787, married Abraham Sharp, 14 September 1808, Concord, North Carolina.

2. Betsy Murr possibly born 1789, married Joseph Weant, 19 October 1808, Rowan County, North Carolina.

3. Easter Murr born 1793, married John Bruner, 21 May 1812, Rowan County, North Carolina.

4. Christeena Murr born 1794, married Silas Sanders, 23 January 1813, Rowan County, North Carolina.

5. Catherine Murr born 1797, married David Warlick, 18 March 1818, Rowan County, North Carolina.

6. George Michael Murr, Jr. born 1800, married Julia Ann Srote, license issued 14 February 1822 and married 19 February 1822, Rowan County, North Carolina.

And two (2) apprentice boys:

Jacob Winslow, 17 2/3 years, born 8 May 1798.

Josef Bowen (Braun) 19 years, 4 Months, born 5 May 1797.

All children guess work except George Michael Murr, Jr. and two (2) apprentices.

1. George Michael Murr, Jr. married Julia Ann Shrote, Strote, or Strute (different spellings). Married 19 February 1822, Anson County, North Carolina. Julia born 1803. Alive 1880 census. George Michael Murr, Jr. born 1800, died 7 November 1843. Julia's mother was Emma A. Strute.

8 Children:

1a. Stephen G. Murr born 14 June 1824.

2b. Susan Murr born 1825.

3c. Celia Murr born 1827.

4d. Michael A. Murr born 14 June 1829, Concord, North Carolina, Cabarrus County.

5e. Samuel H. P. Murr born 1831.

6f. Moses B. Murr born 1837 (census date 1840).

7g. William A. Murr born 20 July 1839, died 9 December 1891, Concord, North Carolina.

8h. Joice Ann Murr born 1843-44.

1a. Stephen G. Murr married Catherine L. Sutter, 29 July 1847, Concord, North Carolina. Catherine born 1830, died 8 August 1910. Both buried Lutheran Cemetery.

5 Children:

1. David A. Murr born 8 May 1848, died 5 April 1937, buried Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, North Carolina. He was a Confederate Soldier.

2. Julia S. Murr born 20 May 1850, died 8 August 1910.

3. George M. Murr born 16 December 1851, died 13 September 1901, Cabarrus County, North Carolina.

4. Laura S. Murr born 12 February 1854, died 26 June 1896.

5. Edward Leonard Murr born 2 April 1872, died 1934, buried Richmond, Virginia.

1. David A. Murr born 8 May 1848, died 5 April 1937, buried Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, North Carolina. Married 3 January 1872, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, to Rachel Milissa Ritch by Reverend D. R. Burton. Rachel born 24 July 1848, died 22 June 1915. Both buried Lutheran Cemetery. Rachel's parents: Mary (Morris) born 1812, and D. Ritch.

5 Children:

1. George Lester Murr born 8 October 1873, died 12 May 1932. George was a Mason and Redman. Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, North Carolina.

2. Kiah P. Murr born 1876, died 1957, buried Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, North Carolina.

3. William Ritch Murr born 25 February 1878, died 29 November 1971, buried Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, North Carolina.

4. Samuel Murr born about 1882.

5. Carrie Murr born 19 September 1884, died 20 January 1956, buried Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, North Carolina.

1. George Lester Murr (son of David A. Murr) born 8 October 1873, died 12 May 1932. Married 16 July 1901, Concord, North Carolina, to Emma Fink by J. M. Huggins. Emma born 5 March 1870, died 18 January 1932. Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, North Carolina.

4 Children:

1. Rachel Murr

2. Morris Murr

3. Frank Murr

4. Catherine Murr

2. Kiah Price Murr born 1876, died 1957, buried Oakwood Cemetery. First married 19 September 1897, Concord, North Carolina, Daisy R. Faggart, by Reverend J. D. Arnold, Methodist. Daisy born 9 July 1874, died 6 September 1898. Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, North Carolina. Second marriage to Mary Emma Leffew.

1 Child by Daisy:

1. Faggart Murr born 1898, married Ruby Winn.

5 Children:

1. Ruth Murr

2. Sarah Murr

3. Tommy Murr

4. Dan Murr

5. Doris Murr

3 Children by Mary Emma:

2. David Murr

3. Ollie Murr

4. Daisy Murr

Kiah Price Murr and son, Faggart, served in World War I together.

3. William Ritch Murr born 23 February 1878, died 29 November 1971. Married 29 September 1898, Concord, North Carolina to Daisy Lee (daughter of John Lee) born 7 April 1878, died 2 September 1950. Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, North Carolina.

8 Children:

1. Fred Lee Murr born 1890, died 28 July 1943, buried Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, North Carolina.

2. Pearl Murr born 27 November 1901.

                        Twins:

3. Astor Lee Murr born 12 September 1903.

4. Kiah Price Murr born 12 September 1903.

5. Harry Samuel Murr born 1909-10, died 1970, buried Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, North Carolina.

6. Infant Daughter born and died 7 August 1914.

7. William "Dubb" Ritch Murr, Jr., born 22 November 1915.

8. George Earl Murr born 16 February 1918.

1. Fred Lee Murr born 1890, died 28 July 1943. Son of William Ritch and Daisy Lee Murr.

1 Child:

1. No information.

2. Pearl Murr born 27 November 1901. Married J. J. Gladstone.

4 Children:

1. Billy Gladstone

2. Julian Gladstone

3. Eleanor Gladstone

4. Patience Gladstone

3. Astor Lee Murr born 12 September 1903, married 17 March 1933, to Sally Lou Bailey. Astor Lee was a Mason and a Redman.

1 Child:

1. Sarah Ann Murr married 1958 to ? Ritchie.

3 Children:

1. Janie Ritchie born 1959.

2. Sally Ritchie born 1960.

3. Kerry Ritchie born 1961.

4. Kiah Price Murr (son of William Ritch Murr) born 12 September 1903 (twin of Astor Lee Murr), married Jabie or Javie Griffin.

2 Children:

1. Joyce Murr

2. Gene Murr

5. Harry Samuel Murr born 1909-10, died 1970, married Bessie Eury. Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, North Carolina.

2 Children:

1. Sandra Murr

2. Samuel Murr

6. Infant Daughter died in infancy 7 August 1914.

7. William "Dubb" Ritch Murr, Jr., born 22 November 1915, Concord, North Carolina. In World War II, Private First Class, 285th, Quartermaster. Married Mary Sherill.

2 Children:

1. Loretta Murr

2. Billy Murr

8. George Earl Murr born 16 February 1918. He was a Mason. Married 22 June 1941 by Ralph Shumaker to Seena Howard, Concord, North Carolina. Live in Atlanta, Georgia.

1 Child:

1. Neeta Murr born 1942.

4. Samuel Murr (son of David A. Murr) born about 1881-82. No other data. "Then he had started for California," his Aunt Sarah Ann Ritchie said.

5. Carrie Murr born 19 September 1884, died 20 January 1956. Married to John J. Hopkins, born 16 October 1881, died 1 August 1936. Both buried Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, North Carolina.

7 Children:

1. Lee Murr Hopkins in Navy in World War II.

2. Margaret Hopkins married Cain.

3. Julia H. Hopkins married Smith.

4. Myrtle Hopkins married McQueen.

5. John H. Hopkins, Jr.

6. Mary Neal Hopkins.

7. Samuel A. Hopkins in U.S.A.F. Reg.

2. Julia S. Murr (daughter of Stephen G. Murr) born 20 May 1850, died 8 August 1910. Married J. F. Harris. Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, North Carolina.

3. George M. Murr born 16 December 1851, died 13 September 1901. Married Martha "Mattie" McCellan, 4 December 1883, Concord, North Carolina, by Rev. J. M. Wharey. Martha born 23 March 1864, died 15 October 1931.

4 Children:

1. George "Buck" Lester Murr born 18 September 1886, died 10 May 1961.

2. Sally Murr

3. Ossie Murr married ? O'Connell.

4. Steven C. Murr born 8 September, died 18 October 1905.

1. George "Buck" Murr born 18 September 1886, married Louise Lee Propst on 28 June 1911, by Rev. W. L. Hutchins. Louise born 30 August 1892, died 5 January 1965.

1 Child:

1. Infant born 7 August 1914.

4. Laura S. Murr born 12 February 1854, died 26 January 1896, buried Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, North Carolina. Married Mark Lafayette Ritch born 8 December 1845, died 3 November 1902.

5. Edward Leonard Murr born 2 April 1872, died 1934, Richmond, Virginia. Married Florence Tennent. {Information obtained on a trip to Concord by Ruby May, author.}

4 Children:

1. Lorene Murr married H. L. Powell, Richmond, Virginia. (417 W. 21 St., Richmond, Virginia 23225)

2. Louise Murr married ? Nunnally.

3. Linwood Lee Murr, "Big Buddy", buried Richmond, Virginia.

4. Edward Leonard Murr, "Little Buddy", buried Richmond, Virginia.

2b. Susan Murr (daughter of George M. Murr, Jr.) born 1825, married Jesse H. Howard, 30 November 1844.

3c. Celia Murr (daughter of George M. Murr, Jr.) born 1826. No more data.

4d. Michael A. Murr (son of George M. Murr, Jr.) born 14 June 1829, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, died 5 March 1893, buried Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina. Married Susan ? born 1835, possibly married 1863. Alive 1880 census.

3 Children:

1. Willie Murr born 1864.

2. Emma Murr born 1866.

3. Alice Murr born 1870.

Also:

George M. Howard born 1849. Alive 1880 census, lived with Michael A. Murr family.

5e. Samuel H. P. Murr born 1831, enlisted 7 April 1862, Rowan County, North Carolina, Co B 57th Infantry Private, Civil War. Married Albertine M. Bundy 30 December 1852, Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Her parents: Joseph Bundy and Mary Crawford Bundy.

4 Children:

1. Mildred Murr born 1860.

2. Florence Murr born 1863.

3. John B. Murr born 1870.

4. Minnie Murr married ? Hall (info obtained from a will), Sumter, South Carolina. Above 1880 census. Minnie could have been a half sister.

6f. Moses B. Murr born 1837 Rowan County, North Carolina. Married Heneretta Louise Brown 20 February 1862-63. Heneretta born 1841, North Carolina.

3 Children:

1. William C. Murr born 1863, South Carolina.

2. Margaret Murr born 1866, South Carolina.

3. Thomas H. Murr born 1869, South Carolina.

Data from 1870 census.

7g. William A. Murr born 20 July 1839, died 3 December 1891, Anson County, North Carolina. In the Civil War in Co. K, 4th North Carolina, Infantry, Private. Married Anna Gulledge, Anson County, North Carolina. Anna born 10 April 1840, died 21 December 1906. She married a second time.

8h. Joice Ann Murr born 1843-44, married 25 December 1867 to John Richwine, Rowan County, North Carolina.

 

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