MURRAY (ISAAC) CEMETERY

Murray (Isaac) Cemetery 2004

Murray (Isaac) Cemetery
2004

Located across the road from 204 Jim Range Rd., Jonesborough, TN. It is fenced and has been cleared of overgrown vegetation. Watch for the a honey bee tree.

GPS location: 082.16.20 082.26.50;  Elevation: 1731 ft.

NAME
BIRTH DATE
DEATH DATE
COMMENTS
Murray, Ephraim, Dr.16 Feb 182225 Nov 1891Our Father; Born Monroe Co., Tenn.; Died at his home in Jonesboro, Tenn.
Murray, Isaac10 Feb 179207 Feb 1877Our Father
Murray, Isaac[No date]16 Sep 1857Aged 23 yr 1 m 18 days
Murray, Joseph G.11 Mar 182814 Aug 1863
Murray, Martha J.26 Oct 182322 Sep 1899Wife of Dr. E. Murray; Born in Bedford Co. Va; Died in Bristol, Tenn
Murray, Matilda16 Oct 179814 May 1864Consort of Isaac Murray, Born in Wilks Co. GA
Murray, Wm. J.01 Nov 183730 Mar 1861Our Son
Murray, Wm. Lee26 Jan 185514 Aug 1880
A T H M[No date][No date][Hand hewn fieldstone]
D M[No date][No date][Hand hewn fieldstone; *Diana Murray]
E M[No date][No date][Hand hewn fieldstone; *Ephraim Murray]
J M T[No date][No date][Hand hewn fieldstone]
J S[No date][No date][Hand hewn fieldstone
L[No date][No date][Hand hewn fieldstone]
M M[No date][No date][Hand hewn fieldstone; *Margaret Murray]
M M[No date][No date][Hand hewn fieldstone]
S M[No date][No date][Hand hewn fieldstone; *Cynthia Murray]
W M[No date][No date][Hand hewn fieldstone; *William Murray, father of Ephraim Murray]

 

Surveyed, transcribed and donated to the Washington County TNGen Web December 2004 by Donna Cox Briggs, Jan Clark, Chester Willis, Bob Shell and Betty Jane Hylton members of the Cemetery Survey Team of Northeast Tennessee.

Copyrighted 2012 by the Cemetery Survey Team of Northeast Tennessee. No part may be copied without written permission from the Cemetery Survey Team.

Additional information

7 Unmarked graves

From Washington county Tennessee Tombstone inscriptions by Charles M. Bennett and the Watauga Association of Genealogists with permission from Loraine B. Rae.

p. 30

Notes from CMB:

This land was once owned by Daniel Regan, son of Jeremiah Reagan, who owned adjoining land. Jeremiah and Daniel were from Rockingham Co., Virginia. The Rev. War records of Virginia show a Daniel Regan as being in the Rev. War. It is very probable that Daniel Regan is buried in this cemetery. Jeremiah, a Rev. War veteran, is buried in Uriel, which is down the creek [North fork of Cherokee Creek] about one mile.

The Washington County Deeds show that Ephraim Murray, Sr. was the father of William Murray, who settled near Flag Pond in Unicoi County. William (23 May 1789 to 3 May 1875) and his wife, Elizabeth (11 Mar 1790 to 18 Oct 1876) are buried in the Tilson family cemetery near Flag Pond.

Ephraim Murray, Sr. died sometimes before 1836, in which year the heirs began conveying their parts of his estate. One conveyance shows that Ephraim Murray was living in Clay County, MO at the time.

*Information from Suzanne Murray:

Dr. Ephraim Murray was the son of Isaac and Matilda (Gartrell) Murray.

Isaac Murray was the son of Ephraim and Margaret (Doyle) Murray.

Isaac A. Murray was a son of Isaac and Matilda (Gartrell) Murray.

Wm. J. Murray was a son of Isaac and Matilda (Gartrell) Murray.

Wm. Lee Murray was a son of Dr. Ephraim and Martha J. (Burson) Murray.

A fieldstone with the initials “E M” is almost certainly Ephraim Murray who died on 2 March 1835.

A fieldstone with the initials “W M” is probably for William Murray, the father of Ephraim Murray, who died on 13 July 1836. “Jonesborough, E.Tenn. July 16. Died, in this vicinity, on Wednesday morning last, Mr. William Murray, aged 111 years and six months. Mr. Murray, we believe, was a native of Maryland, but has for a number of years been a resident of this county.” National Banner and Nashville Whig, 25 July 1836.

The fieldstone with the initials “S M” is believed that of Cynthia Murray, a daughter of Ephraim Murray, who died in June 1831. “DIED… In Washington county, Miss Cynthia Murray, daughter of Mr. Ephraim Murray.” National Banner and Nashville Whig, 13 June 1831.

The fieldstone with the initials “M M” is almost certainly Margaret Murray, the wife of Ephraim Murray, who died on 22 August 1832. “Died in this county on Wednesday evening last after an illness of several weeks, Mrs. Margaret Murray, wife of Mr. Ephraim Murray, in her 66th years.” Washington Republican and Farmers Journal, 25 August 1832.

The fieldstone with the initials “D M” is probably Diana Murray, daughter of Ephraim Murray, who died after 21 January 1833 and before 1 May 1835.

“Joseph Gartrel Murray, died in Jonesboro, August 14th, 1863, aged thirty-five years. “By his upright life and correct deportment he won the confidence of the entire community. A good citizen, his loss is lamented. A kind husband and an affectionate father, the lack of his counsel will be deeply felt by his bereaved wife and only child. But dying as a Christian, he committed them to him who hath said: ‘Leave thy fatherless children. I will preserve them alive, and let thy widows trust in me.'” Jonesboro Express, 28 August 1863.

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