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Person Page 753

Richard J Murray1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

born about 1798, died 15 August 1875

Family: Agnes Moore (born 7 March 1808, died 29 June 1853)

Facts and Notes

  • Birth: 1 May 17977
  • Birth: About 1798; Georgia, USAB; Census records show different birthplaces for Ricard Murray. The places given by his children over several decades of census records include Georgia (at least 10 instances), Ireland (at least three instances), and Alabama (at least once). In the two census’s in which Richard Murray was asked for his birthplace, he answered that it was Georgia.3,1,7
  • Marriage: 2 January 1822; Agnes Moore9
  • Residence: 1830; Fayette, Fayette, Alabama, USAB2
  • Residence: 1840; Fayette County, Alabama, USAB6
  • Residence: 1850; Beat 3 Division 16, Fayette, Fayette County, Alabama, USAB; Age: 521
  • Residence: 1866; Fayette, Fayette, Alabama, USAB4
  • Residence: 1866; Fayette, Fayette, Alabama, USAB5
  • Residence: 1870; San Saba, San Saba County, Texas, USAB; Age: 723
  • Death: 15 August 18757
  • Burial: After 15 August 1875; Steens, Lowndes County, Mississippi, USAB7


  1. [S475], 1850 United States Federal Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: Beat 3 Division 16, Fayette, Alabama; Roll: M432_5; Page: 30B; Image: 254, Record for Richard J Murray (incorrectly entered as "Richard J Mary")
  2. [S371], 1830 United States Federal Census, Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. (NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C, 1830; Census Place: Fayette, Alabama; Series: M19; Roll: 3; Page: 197; Family History Library Film: 0002330, Record for Richard J Murray
  3. [S410], 1870 United States Federal Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: San Saba, San Saba, Texas; Roll: M593_1604; Page: 5A; Image: 245; Family History Library Film: 553103, Record for George B. Cooke
  4. [S569], Alabama State Census, 1820-1866, Record for R I Murry
  5. [S569], Alabama State Census, 1820-1866, Record for R T Murry
  6. [S427], 1840 United States Federal Census, Year: 1840; Census Place: Fayette, Alabama; Roll: 4; Page: 191; Image: 1061; Family History Library Film: 0002332, Record for R I Marry
  7. [S403], U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Record for Richard Ivey Murray
  8. It's not clear if Richard "I" (Ivey) Murray and Richard "J" Murray are the same person. Some facts seem to suggest that they are. For instance, both resided in Fayette, Alabama, during the mid-1800's, but neither appeared in the same census record (Richard "I" in 1840; Richard "J" in 1830 and 1850). Moreover, an "I" and "J" could appear similar in official documents written in cursive handwriting. However, in some of the census records the middle initial clearly appears to be a “J,” and the photograph of the tombstone posted on the findagrave website clearly shows an “I” for “Ivey.” For now, I am fairly confident that the Richard “J” Murray that shows up in most census records is the husband of Agnes Moore and the father of James, John, William, Mary, Wiley, Priscilla, Richard, Martha, Nancy, Harriet, Javis, and Mary; I am less confident that the Richard Ivey Murray buried in Mississippi is related.
  9. [S711] FamilySearch, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Ancestral File," database, Familysearch; Ancestral File Number SXXJ-G8,, entry for Agnes Moore;; accessed 2 February 2016