MURRAY Family

First Generation

1. William Decatur Jackson1 Murray (#4136) was born 30 Nov 1820. William died 28 Aug 1907 in Franklin Co. Al (now Colbert C, Al), at 86 years of age. His body was interred in Bethlehem Cem., Franklin Co., Al.

He married Susan Anna Isbell in Jackson Co., Al, 27 Sep 1856. (Susan Anna Isbell is #38.) Susan was born 18 Jan 1827. Susan was the daughter of James Isbell, Sr. and Elizabeth Birdwell. Susan died 3 Jan 1892 in Franklin Co. Al (now Colbert C, Al), at 64 years of age. Her body was interred in Bethlehem Cem., Franklin Co., Al. At 25 years of age Susan became the mother of Mary O. Murray 3 Jul 1852. At 27 years of age Susan became the mother of John Murray 28 Sep 1854. At 29 years of age Susan became the mother of James M. Murray 17 Dec 1856. Susan became the mother of Ben Murray circa 1859.

At 31 years of age William became the father of Mary O. Murray 3 Jul 1852. At 33 years of age William became the father of John Murray 28 Sep 1854. At 36 years of age William became the father of James M. Murray 17 Dec 1856. William became the father of Ben Murray circa 1859. 1860 Jackson Co., AL Census. Name on tomb W D J Murray. Co A Vid Calv. on tomb (Union Soldier)

William Decatur Jackson Murray and Susan Anna Isbell had the following children:

child 2 i. Levi2 Murray (#4202).

child 3 ii. Mary O. Murray (#4137) was born 3 Jul 1852. Mary died 23 Nov 1926 at 74 years of age. She married Thomas J. Vandiver. (Thomas J. Vandiver is #4138.) Thomas was born 28 May 1856. Thomas died 12 Nov 1937 at 81 years of age. At 28 years of age Thomas became the father of Calvin V. Vandiver in Colbert Co., Al, 17 Jan 1885. At 32 years of age Thomas became the father of James Newton Vandiver 12 Nov 1888. (See Thomas J. Vandiver for the continuation of this line.)

At 32 years of age Mary became the mother of Calvin V. Vandiver in Colbert Co., Al, 17 Jan 1885. At 36 years of age Mary became the mother of James Newton Vandiver 12 Nov 1888. 1860 Jackson Co., AL Census.

child 4 iii. John Murray (#4200) was born 28 Sep 1854. John died 10 Oct 1903 at 49 years of age. His body was interred in Bethlehem Cem., Franklin Co., Al. Dates on tombstone. 1860 Jackson Co., AL Census lists age at 4..

child 5 iv. James M. Murray (#4201) was born 17 Dec 1856. James died 29 Jul 1926 at 69 years of age. His body was interred in Aycock Cem., Colbert Co., Al. He married Mary Ann Unknown. (Mary Ann Unknown is #4204.) 1860 Jackson Co., AL Census. Dates from tombstone.

child 6 v. Ben Murray (#4203) was born circa 1859. 1860 Jackson Co., AL Census.

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