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 irishmurr57@gmail.com.

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.

Most of our family photos are in a private album here:
Family members can e-mail us for the password.

Here's a link to some McMahon family photos and documents:

And here is a link to our research about the Murray family on rootsweb:
Murray Family CrestThomas Quinn and Biddy (Bridget) Geraghty marriage recordNewspaper article 12-04-1875Wedding Portrait of James Lawrence Murray and Catherine Rose McMahonWedding Portrait of James Lawrence Murray and Catherine Rose McMahonJames Lawrence Robert Patrick Murray Wakeman OhioGeorge Leonard Murray 1910 1990 Wakeman Huron County Ohio Willford Bellevue PortraitJames C. Murray Catherine Guthrie Wakeman Huron County OhioWakeman School Huron County Ohio Third Grade Class 1919 Miss ElmsAl, George and LouisMonroeville (Huron County, Ohio) Class of 1928 PictureGeorge Leonard Murray High School Diploma Monroeville High School Class of 19281929 Wakeman Ohio High School Basketball Team Huron County Paul Murray1932 Wakeman Ohio High School Basketball Team Huron County Paul MurrayAlfred Louis Murray 1936 Wakeman High School Basketball Team Huron County Ohio