William M. Murrell was born in Dickson County, Tenn., October 3, 1862, being one of ten children born to Thomas J. and Mary Eliza (Austin) Murrell. Our subject was raised on the farm until his fifteenth year, at which time he entered school at Dickson, taking a five years’ course. After leaving school he returned to the farm and remained for two years. He then engaged in merchandising at Dickson, which business he successfully follows. He was married, October 18, 1885, to Mattie H. Andrews, who was born in Hickman County, Tenn. Politically he is a Democrat.