James McMurtry

Male Abt 1726 - Bef 1785  (~ 58 years)


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  • Name James McMurtry 
    Born Abt 1726  Ralston (Rocksiticus), Morris Co. NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1785  Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Probably in Franklin Co.
    Notes 
    • 1778 tax list shows Thomas McMurtry with 84 acres of improved lands valued at $400.00, 8 cattle, 27 hogs, 6 horses, no slaves.

      From Somerset County Historical Quarterly Vol V p 280

      McMurtry - Thomas McMurtry and wife Mary, with his brothers Robert and Joseph, were Scotch-Irish from North Ireland, who came to America about 1720 and located in Morris Co. Thomas, from whom those of the name in Somerset are believed to descend, had sons James, Thomas and Robert.

      Will:

      In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas McMurtrie of the County of Somerset and Twp. of Bernard, being weak in Body but o sound mind and Memory (blessed be God), do this Thirtyeth day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eightyfive make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in the Manner following: (That is to say) Principally and first of all, I resign my soul into the hands of God that gave it; hoping in the Merits, Mediation and Intersession of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

      Secondly, it is my Will and I do hereby Order that all my Debts and funeral Charges be first paid and discharged.

      I give and Bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary a Maintenance out of my Estate during her Natural Life and all her Clothing and Household furniture is to be at her disposal and my Son Roert is to furnish her with a Horse and Saddle to use at her Request, during her natural life.

      Item - I give and Bequeath unto my son Thomas, Seven Shillings and Six Pence
      Item - I give and Bequeath unto Zephaniah Martin, Seven Shillings and Six Pence
      Item - I give and Bequeath unto the Children of my Eldest Son James McMurtrie Seven Shillings
      and six Pence
      Item - I give and Bequesth unto my son Robert All my Estate Real and Personal, Excepting that part thereof that is herein before bequeathed.

      And I make and Ordain my Beloved Wife Mary Executor and my Friend Samuel McCord Executor of this my last Will and Testament, giving them Full Power and Authority to Act and do as it herein Contained, and disannulling all former Wills by me made, Ratifying, Allowing and Confirming this and no Other to be my last Will and Testament,

      Signed, Sealed and Delivered in presence of

      James McVicker
      Robert Andrew
      William McVicker
      Thomas' will is located in the New Jersey Archives, Vol. 6, page 262.
    Person ID I917  Bratt Family Tree
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2015 

    Father Thomas McMurtry,   d. 1788, Ralston (Rocksiticus), Morris Co. NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary,   d. Aft 1788 
    Married Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes,   b. Abt 1730, Somerset Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1788  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married Abt 1750  Somerset Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jane McMurtry,   b. Somerset Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1831
     2. John McMurtry,   b. [J] 15 Feb 1752,   d. 24 Oct 1846, Harmonsburg, Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 94 years)
    +3. Joseph McMurtry,   b. 8 Mar 1754, Pluckmain, Bedminster Township, Somerset Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1846, Harmonsburg, Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     4. James McMurtry,   b. Abt 1756, Ralston, Morris Co. NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1785, Probably Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart