earliest known MURLEY
ancestor was Cornelius Murley whose birth place in the early
1700s has been undetermined. We believe he was either born in
Ireland, England or America, but we are still looking for clues.
We first find Cornelius in Pennsylvania during the early days of
America. We later find a Cornelius Murley on a signed document
in Maryland, but it is unclear whether he is our Cornelius and
it is unclear whether this Cornelius resided in Maryland.
However, we have discovered a Murley Springs and a Murley Glade
in Maryland that date back to the time of our Cornelius.
Unfortunately, no records have been found to identify the
Later, sometime around the 1730s, Cornelius moved to the
mountains of Virginia and in 1755 is reported killed along with
his wife, Austas.
Cornelius had a son and possibly grandson by the name of Daniel
Murley. Some descendants of Daniel Murley moved to Kentucky in
the late 1700s. Later, sometime between 1820-1830 some
descendants left Kentucky and moved to Tennessee and Missouri.
In the mid to late 1840s, some of the Tennessee Murleys moved to
Northern Mississippi and then on to Texas in the late 1800s.
Other Kentucky descendants also moved to Texas.
Today we live in many U.S. States and other places on the globe
as well. Some of the common given names are William, Nancy,
Daniel, Mary, and James along with Hamilton and Jefferson as
If you find or suspect a connection, drop us an email. If you
have more information on Cornelius, his siblings or his
parentage, we would appreciate any clues.
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to see a list of homepages created by our cousins.
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