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Murray Family
 of Ware County, Georgia & Hillsborough County, Florida

William J. Murray
07 May 1840 - 16 Jun 1910

William J. Murray was born 07 May 1840 in Georgia and died 16 Jun 1910 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  He is buried in Memory Garden, Woodlawn Cemetery, Old Section, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.    He was the son of John Green Murray and Rachel Beverly.  William married (1) Mary Magdalene Guest about 1859-1860, probably in Ware County, Georgia.  She was born about 1833 in Georgia.  He married (2) Nancy Jane Rigdon about 1867, probably in Ware County, Georgia.  Nancy was the daughter of Enoch & Mary A. Rigdon.  She was born in July 1847 in Georgia and died 23 July 1926 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  She is buried in Jackson Heights Cemetery, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. 

William J.  Murray served in Company E, 26th Georgia Regiment, Confederate States of America during the War Between the States. 

Children of William Murray and Mary Guest:

  1. Sarah Catherine Murray, born 1861 in Georgia

  2. James Murray, born 1864 in Georgia.  (James Murray was in the household of his step-mother, Nancy Rigdon Murray on the 1910 Hillsborough County, Florida census.) 

  3. John Greene Murray, born 1867 in Georgia.

Children of William Murray and Nancy Rigdon:

  1. Minnie Lee Murray, born 30 Dec 1868 in Georgia, died 13 Dec 1934 in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida.  She married (1) John Alexander Ellerbe on 28 Jul 1887 in Polk County, Florida (2) Gordon C. Zebenden on 27 Mar 1910 in Polk County, Florida (3) J. T. Knoles on 11 Jun 1911 in Lee County, Florida.

  2. Mary J. "Molly" Murray, born about 1868 in Georgia, died 02 Sep 1965 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

  3. Joshua Henry Murray, born 08 Nov 1873 in Georgia, died 23 Dec 1947 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

  4. Andrew Jackson Murray, born 24 Jan 1879 in Georgia, died Sep 1960, Hillsborough County, Florida

  5. William Murray, Born about 1878, died before 1900.

  6. Edward Cleveland Murray, born 02 Aug 1890 in Florida, died 15 Feb 1973 in Monroe County, Florida

  7. Harley Murray, born about 1875.



William J. Murray - Florida Confederate Pension Application File (View images from Florida State Archives)


William Murray - Death Notice


Nancy Murray - Death Certificate


Nancy Murray - Obituary


Nancy Murray - Funeral Notice


Mary Jane "Molly" Murray - Obituary


Thomas Jackson Murray - Funeral Notice


Thomas Jackson Murray - Funeral Notice


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