James C. Murray was born June 18, 1839 in Ireland. He came to the United States in May, 1858, at the age of 18. He settled in Huron County, Ohio, where he met his future bride, Catherine Guthrie. They married on April 28, 1862 and were the parents of nine children.
Their son, James Lawrence Murray, was born on June 4, 1867 in Wakeman, Huron County, Ohio. He married Catherine Rose McMahon on October 24, 1905. They were also the parents of nine children.
These are Larry's ancestors and we are pleased to be sharing these photos and documents here. We are in the process of writing a book about the Murray Family of Wakeman, which will include photos, documents, as well as stories about the family. If anyone is interested in obtaining a copy once it is completed, please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recently won a "Who Do You Think You Are" contest from the Huron County Historical Society and they are putting together a Murray family history for us, so we will delay publishing our book until that is completed.