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Posted by: Ken Shirley Date: November 26, 2001 at 17:29:43
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I am not a SWEEZEY descendant, but my interest arises from a probable connection to a MURRAY family line in which I am interested [possibly related to my direct MURRAY line]. The migration pattern of the SWEEZY/?SWEAZEA? family [?Pennsylvania--Rutherford Co. NC--Jackson Co. TN area] sounds similar to some of the MURRAYs who were in Rutherford Co. NC, Carter Co. TN, and Jackson Co. TN.

Does anyone happen to be familiar with the SWEEZY line described in the information presented below. Any information [with sources identified], clues, suggestions, contact persons, etc. will be appreciated. Thanks.

Ken Shirley

Rutherford County Heritage – North Carolina Vol. 1, 1984, Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County

"Marshall M. Murray Family" # 500

Information from this biographical sketch:

Many early MURRAYs were in the Duncan's Creek section of the county. Buried in the old Murray-Sweezy family cemetery are: William Murray b1754, d 13 Feb. 1832; Cecil Murray b1751, d 8 Nov. 1839. Cecil was William's wife and was a "Sweezy" before her marriage to him. Five known children of William and Cecil: Jabez MURRAY , Rachel STREET, Mordecai MURRAY, William Davis MURRAY, and John MURRAY. Mordecai b1772, d 25 Apr. 1833. Sources: Census records, Bible records, cemetery records, and personal knowledge of family members. ---Mrs. Inez Murray Brooks [descendant of William D. MURRAY b c1790s and Elizabeth Jenkins—this William D. not son of William b1754 and Cecil].

Abstract of the will of William MURRAY: Rutherford Co. NC

"D:147 William MURRY, 16 Jan. 1827, Mar. Ct. 1832,

Son, Jabez, 5 shillings, Son, William D., 5 shillings. Dau. Rachel Street 5 shillings. Balance to son John for support of my wife Cesal & son Mordecai. Extr.: friend John MURRY. Wit.: Amos McCurry, John Swiesy."

The biographical sketch indicates that "Seasil/Cecil" was a "SWEEZY", but the bible record on this family [see bible record below] indicates that "Cecil" [wife of William MURRAY b1751] was a SCHROPSHIRE before she married MURRAY. Which was it or was it both [two marriages]?


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