Tom McCabes Genealogy 2022

Henry McMURTRYAge: 61 years17811843

Given names
Birth December 6, 1781 30 16
Death of a maternal grandfatherHenry GOMER
January 1782 (Age 26 days)
Birth of a sisterJean “Jenny” McMURTRY
October 18, 1784 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn McMURTRY Jr
March 10, 1787 (Age 5 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames McMURTRY
1788 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherJames McMURTRY
December 22, 1789 (Age 8 years)
Census 1789 (Age 7 years)
Note: 1789 Tax Rolls
Death of a brotherJames McMURTRY
February 10, 1795 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterMary “Polly” McMURTRY
June 15, 1796 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a brotherAsa McMURTRY
May 1, 1799 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
1800 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
Evalina W McMURTRY
September 2, 1802 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas Wilkerson McMURTRY
1802 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a sisterMargaret “Peggy” McMURTRY
October 18, 1806 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
Araminta McMURTRY
1807 (Age 25 years)
Land Grant
1809 (Age 27 years)
Census 1820 (Age 38 years)
Note: 1820 Entry for McMurtrys in Mantau, White Co:
Religion 1820 (Age 38 years)
Note: According to the 1969 published history of OLD VILLAGE CHURCH, a Cumberland Presbyterian Church near…
Marriage of a childJohn MIZEAraminta McMURTRYView this family
February 17, 1824 (Age 42 years)
Note: Illinois marriages to 1850
Death of a sisterMargaret “Peggy” McMURTRY
before 1831 (Age 49 years)

Marriage of a childCulbertson SiskAraminta McMURTRYView this family
September 13, 1832 (Age 50 years)
Death of a fatherJohn McMURTRY Sr
March 16, 1841 (Age 59 years)
Note: Transcribed by Laurie Shaft © 2002
Death of a daughterEvalina W McMURTRY
September 7, 1841 (Age 59 years)
Death April 28, 1843 (Age 61 years)
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Marriage: January 26, 1781Somerset Co NJ
10 months
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Birth: March 10, 1787 36 21Orange Co NC
Death: September 18, 1848Lebanaon, St Clair, ILL
3 years
younger brother
Birth: December 22, 1789 38 24Orange Co NC
Death: February 10, 1795Sumner TN
7 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
5 years
younger sister
Henry McMURTRY + … … - View this family
-6 years
3 years


1789 Tax Rolls McMurtry, John (Heirs) 640

1794 Tax Rolls John McMurtry 1

1802 Tax Rolls James McMurtry 50 Drakes Creek John McMurtry 163 Drakes Creek

1811 Tax Rolls McMurtry, Henry 120 Drakes Creek McMurtry, John Senior 163 Drakes Creek McMurtry, John Junior McElroy, Alexander McElroy, James 100 Drakes Creek


Henry McMurtry and his father John both received land grants in 1809 in Sumner Co TN. John had received a land grant some 20 years earlier in east TN.


1820 Entry for McMurtrys in Mantau, White Co:

John McMurtry 400010 001000 Henry McMurtry 110010 101010

Shows that Henry had 2 daus - one must have been Araminta.

1830 John and Henry are still there. Henry's older dau(Ariminata) is not in the family. She has married John Mize.


According to the 1969 published history of OLD VILLAGE CHURCH, a Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Norris City IL, Henry McMurtry was one of the first elders of the new church. Also it is stated in the booklet that Henry and his wife Polly Harrell McMurtry are buried in the church cemetery, with headstones:

Henry McMurtry 1782-1849 Polly Harrell McMurtry 1793-1855


Copied from Laurie Shaft, Rootsweb site for Sumner Co TN

John McMurtry Sr and Peggy Gomer had the following children:

Henry McMurtry, born Dec. 6, 1781 in Somerset Co., NJ and died on Apr. 28, 1843 (or 1849) in Emma, White Co., Illinois. He is buried in Union Cemetery, Indian Creek Township, White Co. IL. The identity of his first wife is unknown, but with her he had the following children:
  1. Horace McMurtry, born 1800 in Sumner Co. TN, d 1847, married Frances Snyder,
  2. Evalina W McMurtry, born Sept. 2, 1802 in Sumner Co., TN, died Sept. 7, 1841 in Sumner Co, TN. Married Samuel Kirkpatrick on Dec 12, 1821 in Sumner Co., TN (10 children: Samuel born 1822, Mary Jane born 1823, Margaret Ann born 1825, Elizabeth born 1827, Nancy born 1830, Martha Evelina born 1833, Mary Catherine born 1836, Emma Francis born 1838, Josephine born 1840, and William born about 1842 They were all born in or around Shackle Island, Sumner Co., TN.)
  3. Araminta McMurtry, born 1807 in Sumner Co., TN. Married John Mize in 1824 in White Co., IL.

Copied from Laurie shaft, Rootsweb Sumner Co TN

Henry McMurtry married (2) Polly Harrell in about 1810 in Sumner Co., TN. She was born on Mar. 4, 1793 in Bertie Co., NC and died Mar. 9, 1855 in White Co., IL. She was the daughter of Jacob Harrell and Orpha Rabey and sister to Rabey and Cader Harrell. Henry and Polly had the following children: 1. James Harrell McMurtry born 1816 in Sumner Co., TN, died 1857 in White Co., IL, married Martha Sharp. 2. Polly Emily McMurtry, born Feb. 27, 1818 in Sumner Co., TN, married William McGill. 3. Henry Simpson McMurtry, born 1821 in White Co. IL, married in 1841 Sarah Delap. 4. Cader W McMurtry, born Sept. 1, 1824 White Co., IL, died Oct. 2, 1845 White Co., IL. Married Feb. 18, 1845 to Martha Sharp. 5. Margaret Jane McMurtry, born Jan. 18, 1827 in Sumner Co., TN, died 1868, married in 1844 to James A Porter. 6. Andrew J McMurtry, born 1829 died 1860, married Ruth Champion. 7. Robey Ewing McMurtry, born Dec. 6, 1831 and died Apr. 11, 1887 in White Co., IL, married Mariah Catherine Porter. 8. John Kirkpatrick McMurtry, born 1834, died 1871, served in Union Army. Married Harriet Thompson Rice in 1865.

PropertySumner Co Land Grants for John and Henry McMurtrySumner Co Land Grants for John and Henry McMurtry
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