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Winfield Scott Murray

Winfield Scott MurrayWinfield Scott MURRAY was born in 1820 in North Carolina. Nothing is known about Scott's parents. His first wife was named Caroline. Her surname is unknown. She was born in North Carolina.

W.S. MURRAY may have moved into Georgia with his parents between 1830 and 1840. A James MURRAY appears in Union County at about that time--he is mentioned in a genealogy quarterly as an early settler of Union County. Another MURRAY who moved from North Carolina to Union County, Georgia and appears in the 1850 census is W.C. MURRAY. His family has been traced by others, but there is no mention of Winfield Scott MURRAY in this line. The relationship of James and W.C. MURRAY to Scott, if any, is unknown. At any rate, we first find W.S. MURRAY and his family in Union County, Georgia in 1850. Their household consists of Winfield and wife, Caroline; five children--Robert, William, Raphala, James, and a male infant; and Sarah WRIGHT, aged 79. Her relationship to the family is unknown--possibly she is the grandmother of Scott or Caroline. "Raphala" seems an unusual name, and is possibly a variant spelling of "Raphael."

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