|Posted By:||Cathy Farrell|
|Subject:||SARAH McMURRAY married JOHN McKEE, a mechanic of Pittsburgh|
|Post Date:||October 30, 2010 at 13:48:14|
|Forum:||Mckee Family Genealogy Forum|
Title: Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania Vol. 3 / editor-in-chief, John W. Jordan.
Author: Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921
McMURRAYS - The McMURRAYS are of Scotch-Irish ancestry, some of the bearers of this name coming to America toward the latter part of the 18th century, others coming at a later date.
EDWARD McMURRAY, born in the North of Ireland, Feb. 26, 1799, emigrated to America in 1857 and settled in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was a man of superior attainments, and found no difficulty in obtaining employment in the city departments, with which he was identified the remainder of his life. He was a Republican in political opinion, and an active worker in the interests of the United Presbyterian Church. MR. McMURRAY married in Ireland ANNA McCULLOUGH, born in that country in 1808, and they had children: MARGARET, died in Ireland; JOHN, married JANE BOLE, is an oil refiner in Pittsburgh; JAMES, in the plaster business in Pittsburgh, married ELIZA GUTHERIE; MARY, married HUGH BOLE, a brother of the wife of her brother JOHN, and also lives in Pittsburgh; ELIZA, married JOHN RAINEY, lived in Pittsburgh; SARAH, married JOHN McKEE, a mechanic of Pittsburgh; REBECCA, married ALEXANDER GORMAN, a contractor of Pittsburgh; THOMAS, of further mention. EDWARD McMURRY was a member of the Masonic Order....