- Born: 31 Oct 1799, Somerset Co., MD 2 3 4 5 6 7
- Marriage (1): Lucretia J. McGee (Mckee) on 28 May 1822 in Somerset Co., MD 1
- Died: 09 Apr 1868, Mt. Vernon, Somerset Co., MD
- Buried: Abt 12 Apr 1868, Allen Church Cemetery, Allen, Wicomico Co., MD
John Murrell is listed in the 1840 Census for Middle District, Somerset Co., MD with household as 0321010000000-0020010000000.
On May 22 1856, John Murrell purchased land from Joseph S. Cottman, trustee, for $1000. It was land fromerly belonging to George A. Dashiell, deceased, on north side of county road leading from Upper Trappe to Salisbury, part of "White Chapel" and "Sand Hills" bordering Henry Black and James Huffington and contains 83.25a. (SoLR-LW4:504)
On Nov 18 1857, Thaddeus W. Rencher sold land through mortgage to John Murrell Sr. on the south side of the Wicomico River in Hungary Neck, land situated between George T. Rencher to the east and John Simms to the west. (SoLR-WP6:274, recorded in LW5:390)
On Feb 9 1859, John/Lucretia Murrell sold 83a of land to Matthias D. Williams for $1500, land Murrell bought of Joseph S. Cottman, trustee of George A. Dashiell, deceased. (SoLR-LW6:64)
On Jan 3 1863, John Murrell purchased 158a of "high land" in Hungary Neck from Thaddeus W. and Mary A. Rencher (spelled both Rencher and Renshaw in this record) for $800 (SoLR-LW8:11). On Jan 3 1863, John/Lucretia Murrell sold land to George T. Murrell for $50, part of same land John Murrell purchased of Thaddeus W. Rencher in Hungary Neck land contains 4 3/8 acres (SoLR-LW7:612). Also on Jan 3 1863, John/Lucretia Murrell sold 5a of land on the banks of the Wicomico in Hungary Neck to Hamilton Webster for $1050. It was part of land Murrell purchased from Thaddeus W. Rencher. Another piece of this land, 5.5a, was sold to Marcellus Jones for $60 on the same day and still another portion to Joseph Jones, 3.5a, for $105 (SoLR-LW7:573,575,648 respectively).
On Dec 26 1863, John/Lucretia Murrell sold 3.25a of land in Hungary Neck, bordering land Murrell sold to George T. Murrell, to Joseph Jones for $50 (SoLR-LW8:191).
On Jul 12 1865, John and wife Lucretia Murrell sold 6.25a of land in Hungary Neck to Henry W. Causey for $290.81 (SoLR-LW9:175). On Sep 7 1865, the Murrells sold 4a of land near the public road in Hungary Neck to Ebenezer W. Murray for $180 (SoLR-LW9:264). On Sep 19 1865, they again sold land, this time 1.25a to Joseph Jones for $56.25, it bordered land Jones previous purchased from Murrell (SoLR-LW9:272).
On Jun 4 1866, John Murrell and wife Lucretia A. Murrell sold 10.5a of land in Hungary Neck to William J. Murrell for $300. It borders Joseph Jones' land (SoLR-LW9:646). On Nov 7 1866, John/Lucretia Murrell sold 6a-28p of land to Jesse Simpkins for $280, land that was laid out for Marcellus Jones in Hungary Neck bordering land Murrell sold to Henry W. Causey. Also another 4a of land that borders the land on which Murrell lives and the land of Ebenezer W. Murray (SoLR-LW10:166,167).
John Murrell wrote his will on Mar 5 1868 and it was proven in Somerset Co., MD on Apr 14 1868:
- To wife Lucretia J. Murrell, her lawful dower
- To daughter Adeline Simms, wife of John Simms, $300
- To daughter Lucretia A. Bloodsworth, wife of Littleton Bloodsworth, $300
- To son Samuel Murrell, $250 in money or property
- To Sarah Stewart, $25
- Rest to be divided between sons George T., William J., John W., Alexander and Michael Murrell
- Sons John W. and Alexander Murrell to be executors.
Witnesses: George T. Renshaw, Joseph S. Webster, Joseph Jones (SoW-SCL5:218)
John married Lucretia J. McGee (Mckee), daughter of (?) McGee (Mackey) and Unknown, on 28 May 1822 in Somerset Co., MD.1 (Lucretia J. McGee (Mckee) was born in 1804-1806 in MD 8 9 and died in 1868-1870.)