The McMURRAI(IA)Ns in the USA
Created 20 August 1998/last update 20 February 2005

This family whose surname is variously spelt McMurrian and McMurrain, but probably began as McMurrin is said to be of Scottish descent and is predominantly based in Georgia and Arkansas with branches that have spread to other states such as Louisiana.
Generation No. 1

1.  DAVID MCMURRAIN died June 1750 in Culpepper Co., VA.  He married MARGARET.  David McMurrin applied for his "Head Rights" in VA in 1735. Margaret McMurrin applied in 1739.  That they are the parents of the David McMurrain, b. 1742 is speculation. The same is true of William and Frederick. Although, William and Frederick are likely to be brothers of David McMurrain, b. 1742.  There is a will in Culpepper Co. VA  for David McMurrin dated May 22, 1750, probated June 21, 1750.  It lists wife, Margaret, daughter, Sarah Norman and a son William.  A deed exists for David McMurrin in Spotsylvania Co, St George Parish, in Rappa Rimer, VA for 300 acres, dated June 23, 1732.

Children of DAVID MCMURRAIN and MARGARET are:
 2. i. DAVID MCMURRAIN, b. 1742; d. 1848.
 3. ii. FREDERICK MCMURRAIN, b. Abt. 1745.
 4. iii. WILLIAM MCMURRAIN.
  iv. JOHN MCMURRAIN.

Generation No. 2

 2.  DAVID MCMURRAIN was born 1742, and died 1848.

 Children of DAVID MCMURRAIN are:
  i. JAMES  MCMURRAIN (not proved), b. 1778.
 5. ii. JOHN M. MCMURRAIN, b. 1781, Green Co, GA; d. 1851, Muscogee Co. GA.
  iii. DAVID MCMURRAIN (not proved), b. 1791; m. SARA ANN WILLIS, November 11, 1831, Wilkenson Co. GA.
 6. iv. THOMAS MCMURRAIN, b. 1795; d. 1859, Sumter County, GA.
  v. ELIZABETH MCMURRAIN (not proved), b. Abt. 1798; m. JOHN ABBOT.

3.  FREDERICK MCMURRAIN was born Abt. 1745.  He married ELIZABETH.  Frederick served with Wemberlys unit in the American Revolution.  Elizabeth applied for land in the lottery of 1827 as a widow.  There is a record of Frederick and Elizabeth selling land in Warren County 13 April 1794.  An Elizabeth McMurrian b.  1770-1780 died in 1842 in Thomasville, GA.  She was listed in the 1840 census as between 60 & 70 and living with a white male, 30-40.  She was listed as head of household.  Elizabeth McMurrain drew in the 1826 Land Lottery as a widow of a soldier in Wimberlys

  Child of FREDERICK MCMURRAIN and ELIZABETH is:
  i.? MCMURRAIN, b. 1800-1810.

 4.  WILLIAM MCMURRAIN.  He married ISABELLA BARNETT, daughter of ROBERT BARNETT and SARAH LOVE.

  Child of WILLIAM MCMURRAIN and ISABELLA BARNETT is:
 7. i. DAVID MCMURRAIN.

Generation No. 3

 5.  JOHN M. MCMURRAIN was born 1781 in Green Co, GA, and died 1851 in Muscogee Co. GA.  He married January 31, 1819 in Balwin Co, GA, LYDIA ANN POOL  (b. 1795 NC; d. 1857 GA), daughter of NICHOLAS POOL and NANCY CHAPMAN.  The Macon Telegraph reported that John McMurrain shot John Wright July 15, 1842 near Lagrange, GA.  1805 Land Lottery -- John McMurren drew land in Warren Co.  John McMurrain lived 8 miles from Macon on Tobesofka Creek on Old Federal Road.  Jan 18, 1839.  John McMurrain's gin destroyed by fire.

  Children of JOHN MCMURRAIN and LYDIA POOL are:
 8. i. MARY ANN MCMURRAIN, b. 1820, Montgomery Co. GA.
 9. ii. JOHN WESLEY MCMURRAIN, b. January 16, 1822, Montgomery Co, GA; d. December 28, 1883, Chatahoochee Co. GA.
 10. iii. MATTHEW HARRIS MCMURRAIN, b. 1823, Montgomery Co, GA; d. Abt. 1885, St Clair Co. AL.
 11. iv. MARTHA H. MCMURRAIN, b. 1828, Bibb Co. GA.
  v. ELIZABETH T. MCMURRAIN, b. 1831, Bibb Co. GA; m. WILLAIM W. BRYAN, July 27, 1851, Sumpter Co, GA.
 12. vi. MIRABEAU B. LAMAR MCMURRAIN, b. 1832, Bibb Co.  GA; d. Union Co. Ark.
  vii. LYDIA ANN MCMURRAIN, b. 1835, Bibb Co. GA; m. HANSELL HACKLEY DIXON, September 02, 1851, Sumpter Co. GA.
  viii. MASILDA J. MCMURRAIN, b. 1837, Muscogee, GA; m. THOMAS B. DIXON, December 22, 1853, Sumpter Co. GA.  Dec 13, 1855 - Sumter Co. GA, Deed to Silda J. Y. Dixon, wife and consort of Thomas B. Dixon, Lot # 159 - 202 & 1/2 acres in the twenty-ninth district of Sumter Co. Deed was recorded Nov 18, 1857.  This land was purchased for $1200 from her mother, and brothers and sisters.
   ix. NANISSA McMURRAIN b. 1837, Muscogee, GA.
 13. x. THOMAS JEFFERSON MCMURRAIN, b. 1839, Muscogee, GA; d. LA buried in ARK.

 6.  THOMAS MCMURRAIN was born 1795, and died 1859.  He married July 28, 1828 in Wilkerson Co. GA, ELIZABETH CRUMPTON (b. 1803, South Carolina, d. < April 1860).

  Children of THOMAS MCMURRAIN and ELIZABETH CRUMPTON are:
 14. i. J. WILLIAM MCMURRAIN, b. 1829.
 15. ii. JAMES F. MCMURRAIN, b. 1830.
  iii. DAVID MCMURRAIN, b. 1832.  Was a private in Company C, 62nd Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry.
  iv. URIAH L. MCMURRAIN, b. 1832.  purchased land belonging to Thomas McMurrain's estate at the Courthouse door, August 23, 1859. enlisted March 1, 1862, Americus, Georgia, and killed at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 6, 1864.
  v. THOMAS L. MCMURRAIN, b. 1835; m. HONOR CHILDERS, May 16, 1858, Sumpter Co. GA. Enlisted in the Confederate Army, July 1, 1862, and was transferred to the 8th Regular Georgia Cavalry, July 11, 1864.  He is shown on the reference card February 28, 1865.
  vi. JOHN MCMURRAIN, b. 1836.  Found only on 1850 Census - must have died young.  Or left for Ark or Texas between 1852 and 1858.
 16. vii. SIBORN S. MCMURRAIN, b. 1838.
  viii. CHARLES MCMURRAIN, b. 1839; d. 1863.  Enlisted in Confederate Army in Sumpter Co. GA, April 27, 1861.  He was discharged on disability May 21, 1862, however, the record says he was killed 1863 in Sumpter Co.  His discharge reads:  age 22, 5'7" tall, sallow complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, occupation farmer, discharged at camp on the Heights near Petersburg, VA.
  ix. SARAH ANN MCMURRAIN, b. 1841.
  x. SILAS MCMURRAIN, b. 1843.  Enlisted in Confederate Army in Sumpter Co, GA, April 27, 1861, and died December, 1862 at Richmond, VA Hospital.
 17. xi. HANNAH MCMURRAIN, b. January 28, 1845, GA; d. December 21, 1929, Ouachita Co. AR.
  xii. MARY E. MCMURRAIN, b. 1846.  In 1870 Census, she is listed living with John and Hannah Wood.
 18. xiii. GEORGE W. MCMURRAIN, b. February 16, 1850, Sumpter Co. GA; d. May 19, 1917, Nashville, AR.
  xiv. NARCISSA J. MCMURRAIN, b. 1851.   Narcissa McMurrain was admitted to Millegeville on July 24, 1866.  She suffered convulsions and died on Oct 24, 1867.  She had been admitted by her brother, W. F. McMurrian.  Their residence was listed as Andersonville.
  xv. MARTIN J. MCMURRAIN, b. 1852.

 7.  DAVID MCMURRAIN.  He married (1) MARY BASKINS 1824 and (2) SARAH WITT.

  Child of DAVID MCMURRAIN and MARY BASKINS is:
i. SARAH ANN McMURRAIN.
ii. DAVID ABNER MCMURRAIN.
i. AMSEY DELANEY GEORGIA MCMURRAIN.  Amsey Delaney Georgia Anne Virginia Muscogee Hawkins McMurran lived with her aunt Peggy (Margaret Baskins.)  She was reared in Houston Co. near Perry, GA.   The Barnetts and Baskins trace back to South Carolina and Virginia and England.

Generation No. 4

 8.  MARY ANN MCMURRAIN was born 1820 in Montgomery Co. GA.  She married HENRY WOOD, son of JONAS WOOD and HANNAH REED.

  Children of MARY MCMURRAIN and HENRY WOOD are:
 19. i. RANSOM WOOD, b. 1840.
  ii. WILLIAM WOOD, b. 1841.  William was killed or died while serving in Company I, 5th Regiment Volunteer Infrantry, Army of Tennessee.  He enlisted in Muscogee Co. GA.
 20. iii. JOHN CHAPEL WOOD, b. May 10, 1843, GA; d. February 20, 1917, Chidester, Ouchita Co., AR.
 21. iv. LEROY T. WOOD, b. April 07, 1846.
 22. v. MATTHEW SARRILL WOOD, b. April 05, 1848, GA.
 23. vi. ALLISON H. WOOD, b. August 1850.
  vii. M. B. WOOD, b. 1857.

 9.  JOHN WESLEY MCMURRAIN was born January 16, 1822 in Montgomery Co, GA, and died December 28, 1883 in Chatahoochee Co. GA.  He married May 28, 1845 in Muscogee Co. GA, PHOEBE ANN MOTLEY daughter of THOMAS MOTLEY.  Confederate record of John W. McMurrain reads, "appointed 4th Corporal 1863, 3rd Corporal August, 1863; transferred to Company C 8th Regiment Georgia Cavalry, July 11, 1864; appointed 4th Sergeant, 1864: and is shown present October 31, 1864."  Buried In the McMurrain-Johnson Cemetery, Ft Benning, GA # 32  Phoebe Ann Motley was buried in the Mcmurrain-Johnson Cemetery at Ft Benning, GA  #32

  Children of JOHN MCMURRAIN and PHOEBE MOTLEY are:
 24. i. SARAH ANN MCMURRAIN, b. 1846, Muscogee Co. GA.
 25. ii. MARY T. (MOLLIE) MCMURRAIN, b.. 1848, Muscogee Co. GA.
 26. iii. JOHN THOMAS MCMURRAIN, b. December 13, 1849, Muscogee Co. GA; d. March 25, 1874, Muscogee Co. GA.
 27. iv. LUCIOUS MCMURRAIN, b. 1852.
 28. v. SAMUEL D. MCMURRAIN, b. 1854.
 29. vi. NARCISSA MCMURRAIN, b. 1858.
  vii. KEZIAH (KISSIE) MCMURRAIN, b. 1860; d. 1941; m. (1) BILLY GILBERT; m. (2) THOMAS BRADFORD, December 11, 1879, Chattahooche Co. GA.  Thomas Bradford was  buried McMurrain-Johnson Cemetery, Ft Benning, GA   #32
  viii. BARTOW MCMURRAIN, b. 1863.  Died Young
 30. ix. ROBERT L. MCMURRAIN, b. 1865.
 31. x. FRANCIS (FRANK) WILKINS MCMURRAIN, b. February 15, 1869; d. February 07, 1937, Muscogee Co. GA.

10.  MATTHEW HARRIS MCMURRAIN  was born 1823 in Montgomery Co, GA, and died Abt. 1885 in St Clair Co. AL.  He married CAROLINE ?.  Matthew probably left GA around 1857-58 after selling (along with the rest of the family) the land that was left by John M. McMurrain to the youngest sister, Masilda Dixon.  Nothing is known of him until 1880 when his son, Andrew married Amanda Tuck in Talladega Co, AL.  He is buried there.

  Children of MATTHEW MCMURRAIN and CAROLINE ? are:
 32. i. ANDREW JACKSON MCMURRAIN, b. May 20, 1852, Muscogee Co, GA; d. April 24, 1914, Talladega Co, AL.
 33. ii. JOHN E. MCMURRAIN, b. March 17, 1860, Arkansas; d. April 26, 1912, Talladega Co. AL.

 11.  MARTHA H. MCMURRAIN was born 1828 in Bibb Co. GA.  She married HENRY CLEM.  The Clem family lived in Hamilton, Georgia, next door to Mary Ann McMurrain Wood.  Andrew Clem lived with Thomas J McMurrian and Wife, Emily, in Schley Co. in 1860.  He was 13.

  Children of MARTHA MCMURRAIN and HENRY CLEM are:
  i. ANDREW J. CLEM, b. 1847.
  ii. THOMAS CLEM.
  iii. LITTIE CLEM.
  iv. MADISON CLEM.

 12.  MIRABEAU B. LAMAR MCMURRAIN was born 1832 in Bibb Co.  GA, and died in Union Co. Ark.  He married (1) NANCY FULTON (b. GA; d. 1858) 1851.  He married (2) AMANDA H. BOSWORTH March 22, 1854 in Chattahooche Co. GA., daughter of MAHALA.  He married (3) MATTIE INGRAM (daughter of Thomas Ingram) 1881 in Union Co. Ak.  Mirabeau was a Lieutenant in the 37th Arkansas Infantry, CSA

  Child of MIRABEAU MCMURRAIN and NANCY FULTON is:
  i. ? MCMURRAIN, b. 1853; d. 1853.

  Children of MIRABEAU MCMURRAIN and AMANDA BOSWORTH are:
  ii. HENRIETTA LULA MCMURRAIN  m. SAMUEL SPARKS.
  iii. EMIA OPHELIA MCMURRAIN, d. 1858.
  iv. FANNIE MCMURRAIN, m. JOHN LANGFORD.
  34.v. MIRABEAU LAMAR MCMURRAIN, b. July 31, 1864.
  vi. ALICE MCMURRAIN, b. 1866; d. 1879..
  vii. MINIO LEE MCMURRAIN, b. November 29, 1871.

  Child of MIRABEAU MCMURRAIN and MATTIE INGRAM is:
  xiii. RUBY HAZELTINE MCMURRAIN, b. 1882.

 13.  THOMAS JEFFERSON MCMURRAIN was born 1837 in MUSCOGEE CO. GA, and died in LA buried in ARK.  He married (1) EMILY TYSON October 04, 1858 in Schley Co. GA., daughter of MOSES TYSON and SUSAN H..  He married 1873  (2) ELIZA JANE LAWRENCE 1868 in Union Parish, LA.  He married (3) SARA A. 1878 in LA.  GA Census of 1870 Lists Thomas and Emily McMurrain living with a 13 year old boy named Andrew J. Clem.  He was a nephew of Thomas, the son of Martha.  Thomas joined the Army of the Confederacy, Company D. 37th Arkansas Infantry from Hillsboro, Union County, Arkansas.  He enlisted April 26, 1862.  Eliza Jane d. Sep 1876

  Child of THOMAS MCMURRAIN and EMILY TYSON is:
  i. MARY C. MCMURRAIN, b. 1862.

  Children of THOMAS MCMURRAIN and ELIZA JANE McMURRAIN are:
  ii. IDA MCMURRAIN, b. 1869.
  iii. LOUISA VICTORIA MCMURRAIN, b. 1874.
  35 iv. WILLIAM COLUMBUS MCMURRAIN, b. June 9, 1876, d. Aug 18, 1929.  He married BIRDIE E. PRYOR (b. Sep 23, 1913 d. May 16, 1919)

  Child of THOMAS MCMURRAIN and SARA A. is:
  v. MITTIE MCMURRAIN, b. 1879.

 14.  WILLIAM MCMURRAIN was born 1829.  He married LOUISA SINGLETARY April 29, 1866 in Sumpter Co. GA.

  Child of WILLIAM MCMURRAIN and LOUISA SINGLETARY is:
  i. GEORGIA MCMURRAIN, b. 1868.

 15.  JAMES F. MCMURRAIN was born 1830.  He married RACHEL MCKINZIE (daughter of Hardy McKenzie and Charlotte Greer) 1855 in Macon Co. GA.  James enlisted April 27, 1861, in Co. I 4th Georgia Infantry and was mustered into service April 29, 1861, at Augusta, GA by Captain R.G. Cale.  He died July 6, 1862 in Richmond, VA. hospital of Typhoid Fever contracted in the War Between the States.

  Children of JAMES MCMURRAIN and RACHEL MCKINZIE are:
 36. i. THOMAS HARDY MCMURRAIN, b. April 30, 1855 Sumter County, GA; d. October 15, 1933, Irvin Co. GA.
 37. ii. CHARLOTTE MCMURRAIN, b. June 13, 1857; d. December 17, 1932.

 16.  SIBORN S. MCMURRAIN was born 1838.  He married RACHEL E. DYKES 1865 in Macon Co. GA. Siborn enlisted in the Confererate Army at Hillsboro, Union County, Arkansas, May, 1861, in  Company A, 1st Colquitts Arkansas Infantry.  He was discharged at Evansport, December 8, 1861, due to a mental inability for service.  His discharge papers read, "born at Andersonville, GA, age 21, 5ft. 11 1/2 in tall, dark complexion, black hair, black eyes." Siborn returned to Sumpter Co. GA, and enlisted in Company C, 62nd Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, and was captured at Corrisville, Virginia, December, 1862.  He was paroled at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, and discharged on disability, May 3, 1863.
He died at Nashville, Ark., December 1, 1875 and is buried in the Old Town Cemetary.

  Children of SIBORN MCMURRAIN and RACHEL DYKES are:
  i. BURTON MCMURRAIN, b. 1867.
  ii. DAYTON MCMURRAIN, b. 1870.
  iii. MENDON MCMURRAIN.
  iv. DAUGHTER.

 17.  HANNAH MCMURRAIN was born January 28, 1845 in GA, and died December 21, 1929 in Ouachita Co. AR.  Buried Red Hill Cemetery, Quachita Couty, AR. She married JOHN CHAPEL WOOD April 09, 1867 in Union Parish, LA, son of HENRY WOOD and MARY MCMURRAIN.

  Children of HANNAH MCMURRAIN and JOHN WOOD are:
  i. ALICE WOOD, b. November 23, 1869; d. January 06, 1952, Ouachita Co., AR.
 38. ii. JAMES MONROE WOOD, b. January 22, 1871; d. October 10, 1954, Navada Co. AR.
 39. iii. RANSOM W. (WESS) WOOD, b. 1872; d. Arkansas.
  iv. TABITHA WOOD, b.. 1877; m. D. B. BEELEN, Arkansas.
  v. WILLIAM F. WOOD, b. July 14, 1877; d. September 23, 1923, Arkansas; m. EMMA VIRGINIA CUBAGE, July 21, 1905, Ouachita Co. AR.
  vi. ROBERT WOOD, b.. March 1880.
  vii. RUFUS W. WOOD, b. July 22, 1884.
  viii. MAUDIE WOOD, b. September 05, 1887; d. Ouachita Co., AR; m. WILLIAM D. BUSSELL, June 03, 1906, Ouachita Co. AR.

 18.  GEORGE W. MCMURRAIN was born February 16, 1850 in Sumpter Co. GA, and died May 19, 1917 in Nashville, AR.  Buried  Amity Cemetery, Nashville, AR.  He married (1) FRANCIS LAWRENCE September 09, 1869 in Union Co. AR.  He married (2) ELLA A LAWRENCE June 14, 1889 in Howard Co. AR.

  Children of GEORGE MCMURRAIN and FRANCIS LAWRENCE are:
  i. ALBERT MCMURRAIN, b. July 04, 1869.
  ii. JULIA MCMURRAIN, b. 1874.
  iii. FLORENA MCMURRAIN, b. 1876.
  iv. MARY MCMURRAIN, b. 1880.
  v. SILAS FRANK MCMURRAIN, b. September 29, 1882.

  Children of GEORGE MCMURRAIN and ELLA LAWRENCE are:
  vi. ZACKERER MCMURRAIN, b. 1890.
  vii. HOMER MCMURRAIN, b. October 29, 1893.

Generation No. 5

 19.  RANSOM WOOD was born 1840.  He married (1) FANNIE.  He married (2) LUCINDA BURCHFIELD February 05, 1856 in Harris Co., GA.  Ransom served Co I, 20th GA Inf. inducted may 25, 1861 at Columbus, GA.  He was appointed 3rd Sargent Sept 1, 1861 and elected 2nd lieutenant jan 27, 1862.  He was wounded at Chicamauga, Sept 30, 1863 and was on furlow Dec 28, 1864, probably because of the death of his father.

  Children of RANSOM WOOD and FANNIE are:
  i. WILLIAM WOOD, b. July 19, 1868.
  ii. FANNIE WOOD, b. 1870.
  iii. JOHN WESLEY WOOD, b. 1880.

 20.  JOHN CHAPEL WOOD was born May 10, 1843 in GA, and died February 20, 1917 in Chidester, Ouchita Co., AR.  He married HANNAH MCMURRAIN April 09, 1967 in Union Parish, LA, daughter of THOMAS MCMURRAIN and ELIZABETH CRUMPTON.

  Children of JOHN WOOD and HANNAH MCMURRAIN are:
  i. ALICE WOOD, b. November 23, 1869; d. January 06, 1952, Ouachita Co., AR; Adopted child.
  ii. JAMES MONROE WOOD, b. January 22, 1871; d. October 10, 1954, Navada Co. AR; m. ETHEL LOIS NICHOLS, July 06, 1898, Ouachita Co. AR.
  iii. RANSOM W. (WESS) WOOD, b. 1872; d. Arkansas; m. MINNIE SUMMERHILL, May 14, 1897, Sayre, AR.
  iv. TABITHA WOOD, b. 1877; m. D. B. BEELEN, Arkansas.
  v. WILLIAM F. WOOD, b. July 14, 1877; d. September 23, 1923, Arkansas; m. EMMA VIRGINIA CUBAGE, July 21, 1905, Ouachita Co. AR.
  vi. ROBERT WOOD, b. March 1880.
  vii. RUFUS W. WOOD, b. July 22, 1884.
  viii. MAUDIE WOOD, b. September 05, 1887; d. Ouachita Co., AR; m. WILLIAM D. BUSSELL, June 03, 1906, Ouachita Co. AR.

 21.  LEROY T. WOOD was born April 07, 1846.  He married ELIZABETH ANN CLYATT August 04, 1868 in Harris Co., GA.

  Children of LEROY WOOD and ELIZABETH CLYATT are:
  i. JESSE W. WOOD, b. September 08, 1872.
  ii. MARY F. WOOD, b. December 08, 1875.
  iii. THOMAS HENRY WOOD, b. February 15, 1876.

 22.  MATTHEW SARRILL WOOD was born April 05, 1848 in GA.  He married REBECCA E. CYETT April 11, 1876 in GA.

  Children of MATTHEW WOOD and REBECCA CYETT are:
  i. PEARL LEE WOOD, b. April 04, 1877.
  ii. ALLISON SARRELL WOOD, b. May 14, 1878.
  iii. LILLIE BELL WOOD, b. April 10, 1880.
  iv. MINNIE ESTELL WOOD, b. July 22, 1882.
  v. ANNIE MAE WOOD, b. April 25, 1885.
  vi. VAN MARVIN WOOD, b. October 11, 1888.
  vii. ROBERT HARVEY WOOD, b. November 10, 1890.

 23.  ALLISON H. WOOD was born August 1850.  He married MIRIAH HALL.

  Children of ALLISON WOOD and MIRIAH HALL are:
  i. CASPER YOUNG WOOD, b. December 08, 1883.
  ii. RUBY WOOD, b. December 08, 1885.
  iii. CELESTIA (LESTER) WOOD, b. August 28, 1887.
  iv. THOMAS EMORY WOOD, b. July 23, 1895.

 24.  SARAH ANN MCMURRAIN was born 1846 in Muscogee Co. GA.  She married CHARLES JOHNSON October 19, 1865 in Chattahooche Co. GA, son of JOHN JR and SARAH.
Family lived in Greensboro, Alabama

  Children of SARAH MCMURRAIN and CHARLES JOHNSON are:
  i. JOHN JOHNSON.
  ii. ANNIE JOHNSON.
  iii. MINNIE JOHNSON.
  iv. ROBERT (BOB) JOHNSON.
  v. BRYON JOHNSON.
  vi. IDA JOHNSON.
  vii. ED JOHNSON.
  viii. ALICE JOHNSON.
  ix. HATTIE JOHNSON.
  x. BROOKSIE JOHNSON.
  xi. MAE JOHNSON.

 25.  MARY T. (MOLLIE) MCMURRAIN was born 1848 in Muscogee Co. GA.  She married FRANK SNELLINGS November 20, 1860 in Chatahooche Co. GA.  Frank Snellings lived in Texas

  Children of MARY MCMURRAIN and FRANK SNELLINGS are:
  i. WILL SNELLINGS.
  ii. EFFIE SNELLINGS.
  iii. ANNIE SNELLINGS.
  iv. BARTOW SNELLINGS.
  v. CORA SNELLINGS.
  vi. PEARL SNELLINGS.
  vii. BESSIE SNELLINGS.
  viii. IDA SNELLINGS.
  ix. FRANK SNELLINGS.  Owned Snellings Lumber Company in Phenix City,  Alabama.

 26.  JOHN THOMAS MCMURRAIN was born December 13, 1849 in Muscogee Co. GA, and died March 25, 1874 in Muscogee Co. GA.  He married MARTHA (MATTIE) BURGE July 04, 1872 in Talbot Co. GA.  Joh was buried in the McMurrain-Johnson Cemetery, Ft Benning, GA  #32

  Child of JOHN MCMURRAIN and MARTHA BURGE is:
 40. i. JOHN WESLEY MCMURRAIN, b. September 06, 1873, GA; d. January 30, 1943, Waco, TX.

 27.  LUCIOUS MCMURRAIN was born 1852.  He married (1) EMMA VIOLA LOKEY.  He married (2) IDA TARWIN.  Lived in Columbus, GA.

  Children of LUCIOUS MCMURRAIN and EMMA LOKEY are:
41 i. JOSEPH COOPER MCMURRAIN, b. October 09, 1878 Columbus, Muscogee, GA.  He married CARRIE LEE THARPE.
  ii. WILLIAM MCMURRAIN.
  iii. ARCHIE MCMURRAIN.
  iv. LUCIUS MCMURRAIN.

 28.  SAMUEL D. MCMURRAIN was born 1854.  He married PAULINE COOK March 06, 1879 in Chattahooche Co. GA.

  Children of SAMUEL MCMURRAIN and PAULINE COOK are:
  i. LEON MCMURRAIN.
  ii. LEITA MCMURRAIN.
  iii. ANNIE MAE MCMURRAIN.
  iv. WALTER MCMURRAIN.
  v. BARTOW MCMURRAIN.
  vi. INEZ MCMURRIAN.
  vii. ETHEL MCMURRAIN.
  viii. IDA RUTH MCMURRAIN.

 29.  NARCISSA MCMURRAIN was born 1858.  She married GEORGE BROWN.  Family lived in California

  Children of NARCISSA MCMURRAIN and GEORGE BROWN are:
  i. ELIZABETH BROWN.
  ii. WALTER BROWN.
  iii. EUGENE BROWN.
  iv. JOSEPH BROWN.
  v. FRED BROWN.
  vi. HUBERT BROWN.
  vii. HERBERT BROWN.

 30.  ROBERT L. MCMURRAIN was born 1865.  He married BESSIE WILLIAMS.

  Children of ROBERT MCMURRAIN and BESSIE WILLIAMS are:
  i. BERTHA MCMURRAIN.
  ii. JESSIE MCMURRAIN.
  iii. BERNICE MCMURRAIN.
  iv. WALTER MCMURRAIN.
  v. RUTH MCMURRAIN.
  vi. MARY MCMURRAIN.

 31.  FRANCIS (FRANK) WILKINS MCMURRAIN was born February 15, 1869, and died February 07, 1937 in Muscogee Co. GA.  He married (1) IDA SNELLINGS.  He married (2) ALBERTA SNELLINGS.  Frank and Ida were buried in the McMurrain-Johnson Cemetery, Ft Benning, GA   #32

  Children of FRANCIS MCMURRAIN and IDA SNELLINGS are:
  i. LEILA FRANK MCMURRAIN.
  ii. JOHN GASTON MCMURRAIN, b. February 06, 1892; d. September 07, 1892, Muscogee Co. GA.  John was buried in the McMurrain-Johnson Cemetery, Ft Benning, GA  #32

 32.  ANDREW J. MCMURRAIN was born May 20, 1852 in Muscogee Co, GA, and died April 24, 1914 in Talladega Co, AL, m. 1880  in Talladega Co, AL, AMANDA JANE TUCK (daughter of ROBERT TUCK and ELIZABETH EMBRY) b: 27 DEC 1855 d: 27 FEB 1919.

  Children of ANDREW MCMURRAIN and AMANDA TUCK are:
  i. WILLIAM MCMURRAIN, b. May 10, 1882; d. May 10, 1882.
  ii. MATTHEW LEE MCMURRAIN, b. May 10, 1882; d. 1892.
  iii. LENA MCMURRAIN, b. December 07, 1883; d. 1929; m. ANCE L. COCHRAN.
  iv. ROBERT BENNETT (BEN) MCMURRAIN, b. July 07, 1886; d. June 07, 1967 m. PEARL E. MARTIN.
  v. MARCUS ANDREW MCMURRAIN, b. January 11, 1889; d. January 26, 1961.
  vi. KATE BELL MCMURRAIN, b. October 19, 1891; d. January 10, 1927; m. SCOTT BENT PHILLIPS.
 42. vii. FRANCES ELLA MCMURRAIN, b. November 03, 1893, Embry Crossing, AL; d. September 30, 1981, Pell City, AL.
  viii. HOMER MCMURRAIN, b. February 18, 1897; d. September 25, 1955.
  ix. HARRIET ELIZABETH MCMURRAIN, b. April 13, 1900; d. June 02, 1980; m. M. EUGENE HEARN b: 8 JUL 1899 d: 7 NOV 1966.

33.  JOHN E. MCMURRAIN was born March 17, 1860 in Arkansas, and died April 26, 1912 in Talladega Co. AL.  He married EMMA ELIZABETH VAUGHN in Talladega Co. AL, daughter of RUFUS VAUGHN and LOUISA TUCK.

  Children of JOHN MCMURRAIN and EMMA VAUGHN are:
  i. MAGGIE CLARA MCMURRAIN, b. October 02, 1899.
  ii. MARY MCMURRAIN.

34.  MIRABEAU LAMAR MCMURRAIN, b. July 31, 1864, m. IRIS ESTELLE KEATING

  i. ASA MCMURRAIN b Nov 1888
  ii. HARRY B. MCMURRAIN b Dec 1890; he married Sinie Murphy
  iii. RUTH D. MCMURRAIN b May 1894; she married Mr. Goodwin
  iv. JOHN M. MCMURRAIN b 17 Apr 1896, Union Co., Ark; d Dec 1984, Eldorado, Union Co., Ark
  v. PAUL B. MCMURRAIN, b. April 1899.
  vi. WILLIAM LAMAR MCMURRAIN b 25 Sep 1901; d May 1987, Union Co., Ark. He married HAZEL LACKEY.
  vii. JEWEL MCMURRAIN, b. 1905, d. <1976
  viii. ETHEL MCMURRAIN, b. 1908. She married TROY ODOM.

35.  WILLIAM COLUMBUS MCMURRAIN was born. June 9, 1876, and died Aug 18, 1929.  He married BIRDIE E. PRYOR (b. Sep 23, 1913 d. May 16, 1919)

    Children of WILLIAM COLUMBUS McMURRAIN and BIRDIE PRYOR
 i  WILLIAM C. McMURRAIN
 ii  ETTA McMURRAIN b.c. 1911
 iii  BIRDIE CHRISTINE McMURRAIN b.c.1913
 iv  KEY DAVID McMURRAIN b. Sep 23, 1913, d. May 16, 1977

36.  THOMAS HARDY MCMURRIAN was born April 30, 1855 in Sumter County, GA, and died October 15, 1933 in Turner County, GA.  He married CATHERINE SYNTHIA MERINTHIA HAMMOND August 01, 1875, daughter of Willis Hammond and Sara Davis.

  Children of THOMAS MCMURRAIN and CATHERINE HAMMOND are:
  i. JAMES MCMURRAIN, b. August 12, 1877; d. October 29, 1879.
 43. ii. CLARK MCMURRAIN, b. April 19, 1880.
 44. iii. MENDON MCMURRAIN, b. June 03, 1883.
 45. iv. LILLIAN MCMURRAIN, b. September 12, 1888.
 46. v.  OLA IRENE MCMURRAIN, b. October 11, 1891, Irwin County, GA; d. November 02, 1979, Turner County, GA.

37.  CHARLOTTE MCMURRIAN was born June 13, 1857, and died December 17, 1932.  She married CHARLES L. ROYAL 1872 in Macon County, GA.

 Children of Charlotte McMurrian and Charles Royal are:
 i. ? ROYAL, m. B. H. COCKRELL.
 ii. ELLA ROYAL, b. January 21, 1874.
 iii. JESSIE ROYAL, b. October 26, 1878; d. 1943.
 iv. CORA ROYAL, b. October 20, 1878; d. 1940.
 v. BUD ROYAL, b. September 02, 1881; d. 1944.
 vi. LAWRENCE ROYAL, b. December 16, 1884; d. 1944.
 vii. ETTA M ROYAL, b. May 02, 1888.
 viii. FLORENCE ROYAL, b. November 22, 1890.
 ix. DAN C. ROYAL, b. February 16, 1893.
 x. WARREN ROYAL, b. July 28, 1896; d. 1896.
 xi. MABLE ROYAL, b. May 22, 1898.

38.  JAMES MONROE WOOD was born January 22, 1871, and died October 10, 1954 in Navada Co. AR.  He married ETHEL LOIS NICHOLS July 06, 1898 in Ouachita Co. AR.

  Children of JAMES WOOD and ETHEL NICHOLS are:
  i. WILLIE LOIS WOOD, b. 1901.
  ii. MILTON EMMETT WOOD, b. 1908.
  iii. J. T. WOOD, b. March 13, 1912.
  iv. MARTIN RAY WOOD, b. January 31, 1914.
  v. BILLIE JAMES WOOD, b. 1917.
  vi. LEE ILA WOOD, b. April 14, 1921.

39.  RANSOM W. (WESS) WOOD was born 1872, and died in Arkansas.  He married MINNIE SUMMERHILL May 14, 1897 in Sayre, AR.

  Children of RANSOM WOOD and MINNIE SUMMERHILL are:
  i. BENNIE WOOD.
  ii. RANCE WOOD.

Generation No. 6

40.  JOHN WESLEY MCMURRAIN was born September 06, 1873 in GA, and died January 30, 1943 in Waco, TX.  He married MARY CATHERINE FRANKLIN December 22, 1892 in Waco, TX.

  Child of JOHN MCMURRAIN and MARY FRANKLIN is:
  i. MARY ELIZABETH MCMURRAIN, b. October 18, 1909.

41.  JOSEPH COOPER MCMURRAIN, b. October 09, 1878 Columbus, Muscogee, GA.  He married CARRIE LEE THARPE

  Children of Joseph Cooper McMurrian and Carrie Lee Tharpe
 i. WILLIAM LOKEY McMURRAIN b. September 2, 1901 in Girard, Russell, Alabama; d. March 1986 Alabama.
 ii. RUBY ISABELLE McMURRAIN b. June 23, 1903 in Girard, Russell, Alabama
 iii. THOMAS JEFFERSON McMURRAIN b. January 19, 1905 in Columbus, Muscogee, GA
 iv. LOUISE McMURRAIN b. June 12, 1908  in Columbus, Muscogee, GA

42.  FRANCES ELLA MCMURRAIN was born November 03, 1893 in Embry Crossing, AL, and died September 30, 1981 in Pell City, AL.  She married JOHN C. BROWN December 22, 1912 in Embry Crossing, AL, son of ROBERT BROWN and MAGGIE THOMAS.

  Children of FRANCES MCMURRAIN and JOHN BROWN are:
  i. FOREST LEE BROWN, b. December 26, 1913.
  ii. CLARA BELL BROWN, b. May 26, 1916, Manchester, AL; d. April 27, 1994, Marietta, GA; m. WILLIAM WEBSTER ELDRIDGE, April 30, 1936, Electric Mills, MS.
  iii. MILDRED JEANETTE BROWN, b. December 05, 1918.
  iv. JOHN BROWN , JR., b. November 30, 1921, d: 5 FEB 1995.
  v. RUTH ELDER BROWN, b. October 14, 1927.

43.  HARRY B. MCMURRAIN was born December, 1890.  He married SINIE MURPHY.

  Children of HARRY B. MCMURRAIN and SINIE MURPHY are:
  i. MARY McMURRAIN.
  ii. AGEE McMURRAIN b. 1919.
  iii. HAZEL McMURRAIN.
  iv. RUBY McMURRAIN.

44.  CLARK MCMURRAIN was born April 19, 1880.  He married ANNIE BELLE BUSSEY February 11, 1900 in Irwin County, GA.

 Children of Clark McMurrian and Annie Bussey are:
 i. RACHEL MCMURRIAN.
 ii. RUTH MCMURRIAN, m. ? JORDAN.
iii. JACOB MCMURRIAN.
iv. ISAAC MCMURRIAN b. December 18, 1921, GA; died May 1993, GA.

45.  MENDON MCMURRIAN was born June 03, 1883.

 Children of Mendon McMurrian are:
 i. JAMES MCMURRIAN.
 ii. GEORGE MCMURRIAN.
 iii. MENDON MCMURRIAN b. April 15, 1913 Georgia; died August 1988, Florida.
 iv. M. J. MCMURRIAN.
 v. ADELAIDE MCMURRIAN.
 vi. MAGGIE LEE MCMURRIAN.
 vii. GRACE MCMURRIAN.
 viii. RILLA MCMURRIAN.

46.  LILLIAN G. MCMURRIAN was born September 12, 1888.  She married ? VANCE July 27, 1902.

 Children of Lillian McMurrian and ? Vance are:
 i. GEORGE VANCE.
 ii. IONE VANCE.
 iii. AUBREY VANCE.
 iv. IRMA VANCE, m. ? BARFIELD.
 v. IVEY VANCE, m. ? WASHBURN.
 vi. IOLA VANCE.

47.  OLA IRENE MCMURRIAN was born October 11, 1891 in Irwin County, GA, and died November 02, 1979 in Turner County, GA.  She married JAMES HERSCHEL ZORN August 07, 1910 in Turner County, GA by Rev. J.C.G. Brook, son of James Zorn and Martha Johnson.

 Children of Ola McMurrian and James Zorn are:
 48. i. EDNA BLANCHE ZORN, b. February 16, 1912, Irwin County, GA.
 49. ii. THOMAS O'NEAL ZORN, b. November 19, 1913, Turner County, GA; d. February 20, 1988, Ware County, GA.
 50. iii. MAE OLA ZORN, b. March 27, 1916.
 51. iv. MARTHA CATHERINE ZORN, b. December 12, 1920, Sycamore, Turner County, GA.
 52. v.  JIMMIE LATRELLE ZORN, b. August 24, 1922, Sycamore, GA; d. April 12, 1991, Bainbridge, GA.
    vi. HUBERT NOLAN ZORN, b. June 27, 1927, Sycamore, GA; d. July 11, 1986, Ashburn, GA; m. MYRLE ANN ARNOLD, February 11, 1949, Sycamore, GA.

Generation No. 7

Please note details of current generations of this family have been removed to protect privacy but can be obtained by emailing me.

Thanks to the family members on the internet for supplying most of  the above information especially Martha K. Harrison, Peggy Kemp and Lisa Utsey.


Miscellaneous McMURRAIN references on the internet
Saline County, Arkansas 1850 Census

Surname      Given Name      Age   Sex Color Occupation    Born     Mdate
McMurrain    Silas           30     M    W   Farmer         GA      1842
             Martha          32     F    W                  GA
             Greenbury       6      M    W                  GA
             Eveline         5      F    W                  GA


McMURRAINS/McMURRIANS in the USA Social Security Death Index
SURNAME NAME  BIRTH DATE BIRTH PLACE  DEATH DATE  REG. DISTRICT
MACMURRAIN Thomas B: 12 Jan 1905 Georgia D: Jan 1982 Wyoming
MCMURRAIN Flora B: 09 Nov 1943 Georgia D: Feb 1980  
MCMURRAIN Isaac B: 18 Dec 1921 Georgia D: May 1993 Georgia
MCMURRAIN Lena B: 03 Nov 1907 Georgia D: 02 Apr 1988 Alabama
MCMURRAIN Priscilla B: 25 Jan 1897 Georgia D: Sep 1980  
MCMURRAIN Ruth B: 15 Dec 1912 Georgia D: Dec 1979 Georgia
MCMURRAIN Theelder B: 04 Jan 1887 Georgia D: Aug 1969 Georgia
MCMURRAIN William B: 02 Sep 1901 Georgia D: Mar 1986 Alabama
MCMURRIAN Clinton B: 10 Jun 1894 Georgia D: Dec 1968 Georgia
MCMURRIAN Eula B: 31 Jan 1898 Georgia D: Jul 1979 New Jersey
MCMURRIAN James B: 17 Jul 1916 Georgia D: Aug 1967  
MCMURRIAN Mendon B: 15 Apr 1913 Georgia D: Aug 1988 Florida
MCMURRIAN S B: 26 Jun 1930 Georgia D: Jan 1990  
MCMURRIAN Thornton B: 26 Dec 1895 Georgia D: Jul 1982 New Jersey

McMURRAI(IA)Ns on internet
Donald McMurrian (grandson of 18 vii) Hagerman, Idaho mcmu@pmt.org
Martha K. Harrison (# 21 iii above)   TooFem@aol.com 
Scott McMurrain Tallahassee, FL scott@hds2000.com
scott@mcmurrain.com
Virginia Frost (descended from #17 & 20)   vfrost@cei.net
Peggy Kemp (granddaughter of #39) Marietta, GA PHARABY@aol.com
Lisa Utsey (descended from #33i)   mcmurrain@naturalizer-utsey.com
McMURRAI(IA)Ns in USA White Pages
George McMurrain  227 Dixie Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33444  (561) 276-4467

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