Several years ago I submitted a notebook I had prepared on the Muret family to the Vevay library which was based on my own (pre-computer age) research. since that time I have discovered several errors in my notes and I want to get it straightened out at this time....so that any other researchers will have the correct information. I also have tried to contact Ruth Hoggatt with my new findings; but have heard nothing from her after she left as Adminstrator of the Switzerland county Genweb site. A lot of my material is listed on her current My Indiana Home site; but some is incorrect.
I am a direct descendant of Julius N. E. Muret 1816-1894 and his wife Eliza Singer 1824-1894. They had 10 children and lived all of their lives in Switzerland county. Their lives are well documented. Julius N. E. Muret was a son of Dr. Charles L. Muret.
I have found recently that John Louis/Lewis Muret who was the oldest son of Dr. Charles Louis Muret and Rebecca Heady died Sept. 4, 1858 in Switzerland county. We knew previously that he died in 1858....but nothing further. We also knew that he was born in Oct. 1810 and married Ann Stewart in Switzerland county Feb. 25, 1839. I have since found that Ann (Stewart) Muret died in April 1883 in Switzerland county at the home of her son-in-law Philip Romerill and was buried in Salem cemetery. The above dates of death for John L. Muret and wife Ann Stewart are taken from the online files of the Vevay Revielle. They had a large family; but there needs to be a lot of research done on their descendants. Charlotte Louisa Muret born 1844 a daughter of John L. and Ann (Stewart) Muret married James Melville Wiley in 1862.........however James Melville Wiley was NOT her cousin and he was NOT the son of Melville and Louisa (Muret) Wiley. He was the son (according to a Switzerland county death certificate) of Elhanan Wiley and Martha Foley.
Mary Jane Muret was born Sept. 5, 1812 in Switzerland county a daughter of Dr. Charles Louis Muret and wife Rebecca Heady and we knew she married John McCormick 9 Apr. 1834 and that she died 22 Apr. 1899 in Switzerland county. Her obituary lists two surviving children....Julius McCormick and Louisa McCormick. John McCormick the husband apparently died young around 1841/2.
The 1850 Census shows Mary McCormick aged 37 with four children: Mary L. aged 14, David aged 12, Julius N. aged 10 and John D. aged 9. The 1900 census for Craig twp. shows Louisa McCormick born March 1836 and a farmer with a nephew William Robbison and his family and her uncle John S. Muret living with her. This John S. Muret would have been John Stillwell Muret known as "Uncle Stillie". He never married and died in Switzerland county 14 May 1906.
John Stillwell Muret was youngest son of Dr. Charles L. Muret.
The 1900 census for Craig twp. also showsJulius McCormick a farmer born Apr. 1840 and his wife Barbara born Aug. 1840 with son John S. McCormick born Feb. 1864, daughter Julia McCormick born May 1881 and an Albert McCormick listed as Head of Household born July 1872. Not sure if Albert was a son of Julius.
Louisa Charlotte Muret born 6 Apr. 1814 a daughter of Dr. Charles L. Muret married Rev. Melville H. Wiley 23 Oct. 1834 in Switzerland county. Melville H. Wiley was born 11 Oct. 1813 a son of Rev. Allen Wiley and wife Margaret Eads and died 13 Sept. 1841 and is buried in the Slawson cemetery. The couple had 5 children....this does NOT include James Melville Wiley as previously recorded by myself.
The children of Rev. Melville H. Wiley and Louisa Charlotte Muret included:
Allen E. Wiley born March 1836 and died after 1900 in Kaqnsas. He served in Co. C 54th Indiana infantry during the Civil War and is buried in the Ellenwood cemetery in Pratt county Kansas with a stone that does not include dates of birth and death.
Maria J. Wiley died 18 Apr. 1838 aged 5 months and buried Slawson cemetery near her father.
Margaret L. Wiley born 25 Feb. 1839 Switzerland county and married Michael Woodson Long. She died 14 Mar. 1900 in Switzerland county and is buried in Slawson cemetery.
Melville H. Wiley Jr. died 27 June 1842 aged 5 months and buried Slawson cemetery.
Almena Wiley born 27 Jan. 1842 (apparently a twin of Melville Jr.) She married first to a Mr. Murphey and secondly to John H.R. Gaither and had a large family. Almena Gaither died 13 Jan. 1905 in Kaqnsas and is buried in Ellenwood cemetery near Sawyer, Pratt county, Kansas.
Louisa Charlotte (Muret) Wiley has been listed as Louisa Charlotte and Charlotte Louisa....the names vice versa for some reason. She went out to Kansas to make her home with the Gaithers and died at Sawyer, Pratt county, Kansas 21 July 1897 and she is buried there along with other family members in the Ellenwood cemetery.
Benjamin Thomas Muret was born 25 Feb. 1818 a son of Dr. Charles Louis Muret and Rebecca Heady. I had known for a long time3 that he married Mrs. Hannah Lee 29 Dec. 1850 in Switzerland county and that he served in the Civil War. I have found out since that he used the middle initial of F. throughout his life and that he married secondly to Mary____ and she died June 5, 1875 at Vevay according to the Revielle files online. He then married a Mrs. Mary Klug who I am almost sure was the widow of Joseph Klug. Joseph Klug was murdered at his store in Charleston, Mo. in 1874....but had Switzerland county connections. I don't know when Mary Klug Muret died....but I find Benjamin F. Murat born Feb. 1818 in the 1900 census of Madison county, Arkansas in the household of his step-son Charles R. L. Klug. Charles R. L. Klug 1865-1923...his wife Nina 1880-1965 and Benjamin Muret are all buried in the Patrick cemetery in Madison county, Arkansas. Benjamins' stone reads as follows: " Benjamin F. MUROTT born Feb. 1818 Co. F
49 Ind. Inf."
I hope that the information I am submitting is of some help to other researchers and I apologize for any mistakes made today or in the past.
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