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Data for pages 165-175 provided by Astor L. Murr and Concord, North Carolina Courthouse Records.

Jacob Murr

Family of Blount County

Jacob Murr born 4 July 1783, Washington County, Tennessee, died 1878, Blount County, Tennessee. "Tenn Jake" as we called him. Jake located near Maryville, Tennessee, where he married. His two (2) brothers, Jonathon and Jerry, left Washington County when he did. Jonathon located on Tennessee River on line between Blount and Monroe Counties. John H. Murr did not say where Jerry located. "This set of Murr's emigrated from Germany early 17th Century."

Above data by John H. Murr, Madisonville, Tennessee.

Jacob Murr born 4 July 1783. Married: Fannie J. Long, Blount County, Tennessee.

10 Children (6 daughters and 4 sons):

1a. Isaac Russell Murr born 1824, died ere 1877, Blount County, Tennessee.

2. Sarah Jane Murr born 1827.

3. Christinia Murr born 6 March 1829, died 12 September 1900.

4. Mary Jane Murr born 1831.

5. Melvina Murr born 1834-35.

6. John S. Murr born 1838.

7. Alexander Murr born 1840.

8. Margaret Murr born 1846.

9. Rachel Murr born 1850.

10. Jacob L. Murr born 25 December 1852.

1a. Isaac Russell Murr born 1824, died ere 1877, Blount County, Tennessee.

Married: (1) 30 December 1847, Eva Catherine Long, Blount County, Tennessee. He was in Civil War, Co H. 2nd. Regt. TN. Calv. Vol. Union. He was wounded seriously when his horse fell on him in 1863. Isaac alive 1869 Estate Settlement. Possibly died 1870-72.

10 Children:

1a. Hester Jane Murr born 1849.

2b. William T. Murr born 5 February 1851, died 30 July 1928, buried Trundles Seymour.

3c. John Rankin Murr born 15 September 1852, died 9 May 1919, buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

4d. Martin Frank Murr born 1855.

5e. Alexander E. Murr born 20 June 1858, died 11 October 1916, Knox County, Tennessee.

6f. Fannie Murr born 1863.

7g. Teressa Murr born 4 May 1864, died 28 December 1948.

8h. Martha Murr born 18? .

9i. Elanor "Ellen" Murr born 1868.

1a. Hester Jane Murr married: 26 December 1872, William Kelley, Blount County, Tennessee.

2b. William T. Murr married: 6 April 1879, Margaret Ann Stephens. Margaret born 5 August 1849, died 24 November 1915.

3 Children:

1. Robert A. Murr born 11 January 1883, died 25 July 1905, buried Trundles Cemetery.

2. Minnie Lee Murr born 21 October 1888, died 5 October 1910, buried Trundles Cemetery.

3. Guilford Earnest Murr born 28 September 1892, died 13 December 1959, buried Trundles Cemetery. Married: Knox County, Tennessee, Lizzie A. Brown. Lizzie born 7 October 1909, died 24 November 1978, buried Trundles Cemetery.

3c. John Rankin Murr married: (1) 14 March 1874, Katherine "Katy" Sands. Katy died 5 September 1875, buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Blount County, Tennessee. "She hung herself, was despondent over loosing the Baby."

2 Children:

a. Georgia Murr born 1874.

b. Infant born and died 1875.

John Rankin Murr married: (2) 6 January 1876, Sarah Elizabeth (Britt) Russell. Sarah born 13 January 1857, died 20 January 1909, buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery. "Sarah sometimes known as Russell, as her grandparents helped raise her." "She burned to death", I was told.

9 Children by Sarah:

1. Annie Florence Murr born 6 April 1878, died 26 February 1911, buried Pleasant Hill. Married: Blount County, Tennessee, 15 September 1900, James S. Webb. James born 1880, died 1956.

2. Sarah C. Murr born 1879 (called "Don-no"). Married: 9 January 1897, D. M. Watkins.

3. Link Murr died in Infancy 1881.

4. Charles R. Murr born 4 March 1882, died 2 March 1959, buried Pleasant Hill. Married: Tilda Elizabeth ? . Tilda born 13 April 1880, died 19 December 1944.

5. Mary Francis "Jenny" Murr born 4 May 1884, died 3 February 1948. Married: 10 July 1903, George R. Kidd. George born 16 May 1875, died 9 September 1935. Both buried Magnolia Cemetery.

2 Children:

1. Jonnie Elizabeth Kidd born 6 June 1907, died 25 February 1976. Married: Tom Baugh. Tom born 1905, died 27 June 1974, buried Grandview Cemetery.

2. Irene Kidd born 1909.

6. Louise "Lula" Murr born 1886, died ? , buried Magnolia Cemetery.

Married: (1) Jack Webb.

Marriage: (2) Oscar D. Lebow, 1 September 1905.

1 Child:

1. Hazel Lebow. Married: Smith.

7. Nellie Murr died in Infancy 1887.

8. Mattie Murr born 1 January 1889, died 17 August 1905, buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Married: Cleveland Stinette, 30 July 1905. Cleveland born 11 July 1884, died 2 August 1977.

9. Henry Murr born 1891. Married: Nellie Gentry, 9 December 1912.

1 Child:

1. Ellen Murr possibly born 1913-14. Married: ? Marshall.

1 Child:

1. Ina Marshall, Englewood, Tennessee.

(Another place Ellen was Elanor and married: Calvin Henry and the child was Ina Henry, married: Marshall.)

10. Fern Murr born about 1893. Married: 8 November 1913, Lela Arwood. Lived in California.

John Rankin Murr marriage: (3) Bertie Mae (Lebow) Murr. Widow of James M. Murr. Bertie born 25 February 1885, died 2 April 1968. Bertie buried at Ballards Chapel Cemetery beside her first husband.

1 Child by James M. Murr:

1. James Howard Murr born 1904, died 1941. Married: Thelma George.

3 Children:

a. Iris Jean Murr married: Tom Wilson.

b. James Murr lives in Georgia.

c. Elanor Murr married 2 or 3 times.

1 Child by John Rankin and Bertie Murr:

1. Jewel WanEdith Murr born 31 January 1914. Married: Stewart Wilson, 10 August 1929.

4 Children:

1. John Wilson.

2. Anne Wilson.

3. Martha Wilson.

4. Pat Wilson.

Sources:

Jewel and Stewart Wilson

1415 Monroe Street

Maryville, Tennessee

Also, portion of Records taken from Family Bible of Mary A. and John L. Lee, by Mrs. H. G. Patterson. She was Mae Lee, daughter of Mary A. and John L. Lee. Mrs. Patterson sent the data to me:

Ruby Lee Murr May

1610 Highway 11-E

Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659

4d. Martin Frank Murr born 1850, died 27 September 1911. Married: 2 July 1874, Matilda Stephens. Matilda born 1856.

5 Children:

1. Colonial Huston Murr born 16 May 1877, died 28 April 1921. Married: 21 April 1895, Blount County, Tennessee, Margaret Teffeteller. Margaret died 1945.

2. Charles E. Murr born 1879. Married: 8 February 1908, Cora Hicks.

3. Callie Murr born 1881.

4. Kyle Murr born 1882.

5. John Murr born 1884, died 1899.

1. Colonial Huston Murr born 16 May 1877, died 28 April 1921. Married: 21 April 1895, Blount County, Tennessee, Margaret Teffeteller. Margaret died 1945.

10 Children:

1. Alice Murr born 25 January 1897, married: George Young.

2 Children:

1. Wilma Young.

2. Ruth Young.

2. Marjorie Murr born 27 October 1898, married: George Wilson.

2 Children:

1. Son.

2. Irene Wilson.

3. Elizabeth Murr born 25 October 1900, married: Charles Ellis.

4. Mae Murr born 26 December 1902, married Albert Teffeteller.

3 Children:

1. Grace Teffeteller.

2. J. C. Teffeteller.

3. Marie Teffeteller.

5. Howard Murr born 27 January 1904, married Ethel Cook, 6 February 1924.

9 Children:

1. Elizabeth Murr.

2. Virginia Murr.

3. Ralph Murr.

4. James Murr.

5. Earl Murr.

6. Yvonne Murr.

7. Charlotte Murr.

8. Vivian Murr.

9. Howard Eugene Murr died in infancy.

6. Cordie Lee Murr born 16 May 1907, died young.

7. Oliver Eugene Murr born 11 July 1910, married Nancy Husky, 22 December 1928.

2 Children:

1. Helen Murr.

2. Kenneth Murr.

8. Frank Mason Murr born 27 September 1911, married: Mary Romine.

5 Children:

1. Irene Murr.

2. Imogene Murr.

3. Fred Murr.

4. Robert Murr.

5. Walter Murr died in infancy.

9. Ina Bell Murr born 23 June 1914, married: Joe Latham, 4 August 1933.

2 Children:

1. Baby born dead.

2. Adopted Billie Sue Latham.

10. Carl Murr born 30 March 1916, married: Odessa Dailey.

4 Children:

1. Carl Samuel Murr born 1953.

2. Timothy Eugene Murr born 1958.

3. Barbara Lynn Murr born 1960.

4. Brenda Joan Murr married: David C. Hall. 2 Children.

* 5e. Alexander E. Murr born 30 June 1858, died 11 November 1916, Knox County, Tennessee, buried Middlebrook Cemetery.

Married: (1) 11 July 1875, Blount County, Tennessee, Eliza Jane Rudd. Eliza buried Pike Cemetery.

2 Children:

a. Robert Murr born 1877. Married: Blount County, Tennessee, 20 October 1906, Nan Robinson.

b. Gustavus Murr born 20 June 1879, died 8 July 1921, Harlan, Kentucky. Married: Blount County, Tennessee, 29 July 1899, Virginia Stinnette. Virginia born 1859, died ere 1894.

 

a. Robert Murr born 1877. Married: Blount County, Tennessee, 20 October 1906, Nan Robinson. No other data.

 

b. Gustavus Murr married Virginia Stinnette, 29 July 1899.

6 Children:

1. Dewey Murr born September 1900, Maryville, Tennessee, died 1960.

2. Grace Murr born 11 July 1902, Maryville, Tennessee.

3. Duff Murr born 14 April 1904, Maryville, Tennessee.

4. Beryl Murr born 25 November 1906, Harlan, Kentucky.

5. Louise Murr born 1908, Good Friday, Harlan, Kentucky.

6. Lee Murr born 14 July 1916, Harlan, Kentucky.

Gus applied for an Invalid Pension, 20 May 1901, lived in Maryville, Tennessee. Veteran of the Spanish American War 1898. He enrolled 20 June 1888, Knoxville, Tennessee. Co B. 4th Regt. Tenn. Inft. Vol., discharged Savannah, Georgia, 6 May 1899.

* 5e. Alexander E. Murr marriage: (2) 20 December 1894, Knox County, Tennessee, Mary Catherine Mourfield. Mary born 1875, died 1948.

9 Children by Mary:

1. Oscar Murr born 1896, died 1896.

2. Minnie Murr born 1897, died 1897.

3. Eva M. Murr born 28 January 1898, died 28 March 1975, Knox County, Tennessee.

Married: (1) 24 December 1918, Kim Walker Wright.

Marriage: (2) John C. Talley.

4. Lillie Murr born 18 February 1900, died 28 November 1975, Knox County, Tennessee. Married: 9 July 1930, J. O. Goode.

5. Clyde Murr born 1901, died 1901.

6. Leora Murr born 1903, died 1903.

7. Lucille Savannah Murr born 1 March 1905, died 22 August 1973, Knox County, Tennessee. Married: 3 July 1937, Knox County, Tennessee, Edward C. Sullivan.

8. Elmer Earl Murr born 2 August 1911, died 24 November 1968, Knox County, Tennessee. Married: 19 January 1938, Anderson County, Tennessee, Magelene Jane Anderson.

9. Alma Hearl Murr born 2 August 1911, died after 1968.

Married: (1) 27 May 1930, Lucian Franklin Mays.

Marriage: (2) Stamps

Marriage: (3) Lawson

Marriage: (4) French

Information on Alexander E. Murr family from:

Betty Sue Ottinger, Lexington, North Carolina, a descendant of Alexander through his son: Elmer Earl Murr, and of Elmer E. Murr through the newspaper.

(Isaac and Eva children, con't.)

6f. Fannie Murr born 1863. Married: Blount County, Tennessee, 29 June 1883, Daniel Headrick. Daniel was the son of Sussanah Headrick and John Headrick.

7g. Teressa Murr born 4 May 1864, died 28 December 1948, buried Piney Level, Blount County, Tennessee. Married: 29 June 1883, Will Coulter, Blount County, Tennessee.

8h. Martha Murr born 1866. No other data.

9i. Ellen Murr born 1868. Married: 1887, Blount County, Tennessee, Calvin Henry.

1 Child:

1. Ina Henry. Married: Marshall, Englewood, Tennessee

 

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