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908. Thomas C. MURRELL was born circa 1830 in Franklin County, Tennessee. He died in 1898 at the age of 68 in Franklin County, Tennessee.

Thomas and Louisa married by Wm R. Warren, Minister of the Gospel

1860 Census. Winchester P.O., Franklin Co TN, Hh 22
Thomas C. Murel, age 30, physician, b. Tenn
Louisa, age 25
Mary E. 3 and William W. age 10 months
Thomas C. Murrell was listed with two slaves in 1860 - a 22 year old male, and 17 year old female.

1870 Census. 1st Civil Dist, Franklin Co, TN, Hh 515
T. C. Murrell, age 39, Physician
Louize 33
M. E. 13, female
W. E. 9, male
B. B., age 7, female

The article about William E. Murrell, states that Thomas & Louise had three children, Mollie Biddle who died in Missouri - I'm sure that would be Mary E., born about 1857, Dr. W. E. Murrell, and Mrs. W. W. Pinson - apparently the B. B., age 7 in 1870.

Thomas C. MURRELL and Louisa SIMMONS were married on 13 May 1856 in Franklin County, Tennessee. Louisa SIMMONS was born in 1835 in Tennessee. She died in 1903 at the age of 68 in Franklin County, Tennessee.

Thomas C. MURRELL and Louisa SIMMONS had the following children:



William Estis MURRELL was born on 27 July 1859 in Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee.

A History of Tennessee and Tennesseans By Will Thomas Hale,
Dixon Lanier Merritt (1913) pg 1648
Dr William Estes Murrell of Franklin Co, TN
William Estis Murrell, M. D. Two generations of the Murrell
family have been represented in the profession of medicine in
Franklin county, and father and son have attended a large
practice in town and country with skill and faithfulness for
upwards of half a century. Dr. W. E. Murrell, who has been
practicing in this county for more than twenty years, has
enjoyed a practice which has absorbed all his time and energy,
and through his profession he has contributed his most important
services to the civic welfare and advancement of his home

William Estis Murrell was born in Winchester, his present home,
July 27, 1859.
The founder of the Murrell family in this section
of Tennessee was Zachariah Murrell, the grandfather, who with
two brothers, James and Samuel, came to Tennessee from Virginia,
he locating in Franklin county, while the other two became
residents of Davidson county, James Murrell building the Maxwell
house at Nashville. Zachariah Murrell first followed the trade
of mechanic, but subsequently branched out into farming and at
the time of his death was a very extensive land holder and
operated his place with a large staff of slaves. He married a
Miss White, of Franklin county, and they had a family of three
sons and three daughters. His death occurred in 1871 at the age
of eighty-four. In politics he was in early life a Whig and
subsequently a Democrat, though during the war he sympathized
with the Union cause. He and his wife were Presbyterians.

Thomas Cicero Murrell, whose death in 1898 removed one of the
old and honored physicians of Franklin county, was born at
Winchester in 1831. He married Louise Simmons, who was also born
in Winchester in 1836, and her death occurred in 1903. They were
married in 1854 and became the parents of three children,
namely: Mrs. Mollie Biddle, who died in Missouri, and Dr. W. E.
and Mrs. W. W. Pinson. The latter is the wife of W. W. Pinson,
of Nashville, Tennessee, who is missionary secretary of the
Methodist Episcopal church South, and to them were born four
sons, Dr. Murrell Pinson and Paul Pinson, attorney, of Atoka,
Oklahoma; Wallace Pinson and Theo Pinson, of Nashville,

Dr. W. E. Murrell obtained his early education in the Winchester
Normal, and subsequently in 1894 took his medical degree in the
Vanderbilt University. He began his practice in Winchester with
his father, and has since ridden or driven thousands of miles
every year in answering the demands of a very extensive country
practice. Probably no physician in Franklin county is a more
familiar figure on the roads leading in and out of Winchester
than Dr. Murrell, and he is esteemed for his kindly, genial
qualities as well as for his successful skill as a physician. He
is a member of the Tennessee State Medical Society.

Dr. Murrell in 1882 married Miss Sally Carter, of Decherd,
Tennessee, a daughter of Joseph Carter, railroad agent at
Decherd. They have become the parents of eight children, namely:
Flora Mae, wife of W. 0. Loving, of Fayetteville; Thomas C., of
Oklahoma City; Belle; Miss Joe William, Christine, Alfred and
Julia, all in school. In politics the doctor is a Democrat, he
and his family worship at the Southern Methodist church, and he
is affiliated with Osceola Lodge of the Knights of Pythias. He
owns some farm lands in Franklin county and has through his
professional labors and good management provided well for his
family and acquired a comfortable position in life