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Re: murley family history
Posted by: rick murley Date: September 07, 1999 at 19:01:42
In Reply to: murley family history by Rick Murley of 191

Hi Rick:
There have been many researchers working on the Murley line in recent years. I am a very very distant cousin but you and I come from the same Murley forebearer. There is plenty of info on the web about our family history. Basically, we are descended from Cornelius Daniel and Austas Murley who migrated to the U.S. from Ireland as indentured servants around 1738. Cornelius was indentured on a farm near Philadelphia but broke his indenture around 1742 and fled with his wife and two boys, Daniel and William to the Shenandoah Valley Virginia near the present day down of Rockingham. He and his wife were killed by Indians in 1755 at the start of the French-Indian Wars. To make a long story short, the two boys spread into West Virginia where Daniel died in 1781 and William migrated to southern Kentucky near Burkesville in the vicinity of Coe Ridge. His descendants then migrated to Macon County Missouri and to Tennessee around the town of Jackson. Some of these Tennessee Murleys that I am directly related to also migrated to North Western Mississippi right before and after the Civil War. For further information look-up Cornelius Daniel Murley on the web...also go to a website called that is run by Larry Murley for some great stuff. Hope this helps.


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