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59. Elizabeth HADEN was born on 18 June 1773 in Goochland County, Virginia.1,45 She was christened on 25 July 1773 in Goochland County, Virginia.1,39

Marriage record states: Elizabeth Haden, the younger. Capt. Sampson is her guardian. Surety: William Sampson. Married by Rev. Charles Hopkins. Bond was posted the previous day.

Although it has been stated that Elizabeth Haden Murrell died in Columbus, Lowndes Co MS, I think that she was living with her son Zachariah in 1820 in Greene Co.

Zachariah Haden Murrell was apparently a son of Elizabeth and Stephen.

Elizabeth HADEN and Stephen MURRELL were married on 27 December 1793 in Goochland County, Virginia.190,191 Stephen MURRELL, son of Drury MURRELL and Judith SAMPSON, was born on 28 May 1760 in St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia.

Stephen "Morell" was born to Drury Morell & Judith Sampson, 28 May 1760, Goochland Co VA and baptized at St. James Northam, 22 Sep 1760. The Murrell genealogy shown here is doubtful at best. The Murrell families seem hopelessly confused on the Internet. Drury Murrell married Judith Sampson, 7 Feb 1758 - they seem to have had the child Stephen and a daughter Martha, born 18 Nov 1758, baptized 14 Feb 1759. A Drury Morell married Dorcas Rowntree, 29 Sep 1763. Apparently, Judith Sampson had died. Online databases show Drury Murrell married to Judith Rowntree, but the Rowntree family names her as Dorcas, as in "The Douglas Register".

Drury in turn is most often seen as a son of Thomas Murrell and his wife Elizabeth Oliver. He is shown as born in 1720 - it so he was 38 when he married Judith Sampson which seems a bit old for a first marriage. Children born to Drury are varied and few databases show the children Stephen & Martha whose births are recorded in "The Douglas Register".

Goochland County Court Order Book #15
January 1785.
Mary Alsop requested that her son Jesse Alsup be bound, according to law, as an apprentice to Stephen Murrell of Goochland County. It was ordered that the church wardens of St James Northam Parish bind Jesse as requested.

Goochland DB 14
p.493 Stephen Murrel was one of the witnesses to deed of Will. Webber. 20 Feb 1787 William Webber to John Johnson of Henrico.

Goochland DB 15
16 Oct 1787 Between John Johnson & William webber
21 Apr 1788 - lease was acknowledged by parties thereto:
Stephen Murrell, Francis Pearce, Wm Royster, Gideon Hatcher, Jonathan Hutchens, Authur Hebber

List of Insolvents returned by Wm Royston Jr Dep Shff for Wm Royston, year 1788. To Nov Ct 1789
Included: Stephen Murrell

Power of Attorney. Stephen Murrell appoints Flemg Payne to attorney to receive two sums of money due me by Judgment of Goochland Court from James Curd & Tucker Woodson. Do empower said Flemg Payne to proceed in any manner as I myself might or could do. 4 May 1790 Signed: Stephen Murrell.
Memo: This power is to secure to Fleming Payne 5£ which I owe him inclusive of his Fee in Chancery agt Jas Curd and his other Acct for services the balance thereof is to be returned to me after receiving the same; his acct amounting to 7 £ 6p. Signed: Flemg Payne & Stephen Murrell
Wit to both: James Brydin
20 May 1790 presented and ordered recorded

1810 Census. Goochland Co, VA
Stephen Murrel. 3 males under age 10; 2 males 10-16, 1 male over 45. 1f under 10, 1f 10-16, 1f 16-26, 1f 26-45, 1f over 45

Elizabeth HADEN and Stephen MURRELL had the following children:



Zachariah Haden MURRELL.



Stephen S. MURRELL was born in 1796 in Virginia. He died in 1867 at the age of 71 in Franklin County, Tennessee.

I have seen this man's name as Samuel S. Murrell - the 1860 census is of no help and his will is written as Stephen S. Murrell. His full name was perhaps Stephen Samuel.

This entry could be Stephen in 1850:
Tippah Co, MS, Hh 1314
S. S. Murrell, age 54, b. VA, farmer
Margaret Murrell, 59, b. VA
Mella Hote, 25, b. AL
John Smart 14, b. MS
Edward Hunt 53, Miller, b. VA
The slave schedule reveals he owned two slaves, a 55 year old female, and a 30 year old mulatto male.

1860 Census, Franklin Co TN, District 2, p.50
Zacariah Murrell, age 65, b. VA. Adeline, age 55, b. VA
Zack R. 16, Susan age 20
S. S. Murrell, age 64, b. VA [male - apparently his brother]

Will as transcribed by the WPA:
I S. S. Murrell of the county of Franklin & State of Tennessee being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and Testament. Item 1st I give to my niece Sarah Herby [Hurty?] one thousand Dollars to have and to hold forever. Item 2nd I give to Thomas C. Murrell, William B. Murrell, Susan E. Murrell, and Z. H [R?]. Murrell the remainder of the Estate to be equally divided between them after all other necessary Expenses is paid. Item 3) I will that my Executor have the power to collect and loan to William B. Murrell Two Thousand Dollars for the term of three years be the said Wm E. Murrell must pay the lawful interest on the same and further will my Executor to have sufficient time after the expiration of three years to collect the above named Two Thousand Dollars for the said Wm B. Murrell and make the division mentioned in Item the second. Item 4th, I appoint C. M. Wiseman my Executor to Execute this my last Will and Testament Given under my hand and seal this 6th day of January 1867.
Stephen (X) S. Murrell
Attest: R. P. Davis, D. F. McCoy
County Court Feby Term 1867. Then the last Will and Testament of Stephen S. Murrell was presented to Court for probate and duly proven by the Oaths of R. P. Davis & D. F. McCoy the sbuscribing Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Witness my hand at office Feby 9, 1867
John G. Enochs, Clerk

Note: The four who are to divide the remainder of the estate would seem to be the four children of Zachariah Haden Murrell, Stephen's brother. Living with the nephew William Murrell in 1860 was a Sarah Hurty or Hurtz - she owned slaves as did William. I suspect this is another daughter of Zachariah Haden Murrell's!