Brinkley Family History

LaFayette MurryAge: 89 years18341924

Name
LaFayette Murry
Publication: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Ramfire Press, 1963.
Citation details: page 524 - 525
Text:

"Permelia Harrison, who was born March 4, 1842, married Lafayette Murry, who came here as a child in 1838. His father, Thomas Murry, was a boatbuilder and worked at his trade over a wide territory; his mother was a Noblett. The family evidently lived in Tennessee. When it was decided they should move to their relatives here a date in the future was set when the father would meet his wife and children in St. Louis and accompany them to their new home. The wife and children were there on time, but no tidings were ever received of the father. While waiting for his appearance, his wife, too, sickened and died, leaving her two children among strangers. Relatives brought them here where they grew to man and womanhood and lived the remainder of their lives. In his youth and early manhood 'Lafe' Murry was one of the old-time oxteam freighters from this county to St. Louis, taking from two to three weeks to make the round trip. He later farmed on the Bourbeuse and operated power machinery of all kinds, dying at Vichy July 11, 1924. Mrs. Murry survived her husband until January 8, 1935. Lafayette and Permelia Murry were the parents of three children living to maturity, of whom two, William S. of St. James, and Lida, wife of A. J. Smith of Mount Vernon, Texas, survive. The third child, Lillie, wife of W. Z. Wills of Belle, who was born April 17, 1872, died at Belle April 26, 1936, also leaving three children by a prior marriage: Mrs. Myrtle Carter and Mrs. N. T. dark, both of Kansas City, Missouri, and William Gibbons of Fort Peck, Montana."

Birth August 28, 1834 24
MarriagePermelia HarrisonView this family
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Death of a fatherThomas W. Murray
about 1840 (Age 5 years)
Address: The American Bottom (a flood plain of the Mississippi River)
Death of a motherNancy A. Noblett
about 1843 (Age 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Noblett
December 16, 1844 (Age 10 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMargaret Barr
about 1848 (Age 13 years)

Publication: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Ramfire Press, 1963.
Citation details: page 641
Text:

William Noblett's widow died late 1847 or early 1848.

Death July 11, 1924 (Age 89 years)
NameHistory of Maries County
Publication: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Ramfire Press, 1963.
Citation details: page 524 - 525
Text:

"Permelia Harrison, who was born March 4, 1842, married Lafayette Murry, who came here as a child in 1838. His father, Thomas Murry, was a boatbuilder and worked at his trade over a wide territory; his mother was a Noblett. The family evidently lived in Tennessee. When it was decided they should move to their relatives here a date in the future was set when the father would meet his wife and children in St. Louis and accompany them to their new home. The wife and children were there on time, but no tidings were ever received of the father. While waiting for his appearance, his wife, too, sickened and died, leaving her two children among strangers. Relatives brought them here where they grew to man and womanhood and lived the remainder of their lives. In his youth and early manhood 'Lafe' Murry was one of the old-time oxteam freighters from this county to St. Louis, taking from two to three weeks to make the round trip. He later farmed on the Bourbeuse and operated power machinery of all kinds, dying at Vichy July 11, 1924. Mrs. Murry survived her husband until January 8, 1935. Lafayette and Permelia Murry were the parents of three children living to maturity, of whom two, William S. of St. James, and Lida, wife of A. J. Smith of Mount Vernon, Texas, survive. The third child, Lillie, wife of W. Z. Wills of Belle, who was born April 17, 1872, died at Belle April 26, 1936, also leaving three children by a prior marriage: Mrs. Myrtle Carter and Mrs. N. T. dark, both of Kansas City, Missouri, and William Gibbons of Fort Peck, Montana."

SourceHistory of Maries County
Publication: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Ramfire Press, 1963.
Citation details: page 524 - 525
Text:

"Permelia Harrison, who was born March 4, 1842, married Lafayette Murry, who came here as a child in 1838. His father, Thomas Murry, was a boatbuilder and worked at his trade over a wide territory; his mother was a Noblett. The family evidently lived in Tennessee. When it was decided they should move to their relatives here a date in the future was set when the father would meet his wife and children in St. Louis and accompany them to their new home. The wife and children were there on time, but no tidings were ever received of the father. While waiting for his appearance, his wife, too, sickened and died, leaving her two children among strangers. Relatives brought them here where they grew to man and womanhood and lived the remainder of their lives. In his youth and early manhood 'Lafe' Murry was one of the old-time oxteam freighters from this county to St. Louis, taking from two to three weeks to make the round trip. He later farmed on the Bourbeuse and operated power machinery of all kinds, dying at Vichy July 11, 1924. Mrs. Murry survived her husband until January 8, 1935. Lafayette and Permelia Murry were the parents of three children living to maturity, of whom two, William S. of St. James, and Lida, wife of A. J. Smith of Mount Vernon, Texas, survive. The third child, Lillie, wife of W. Z. Wills of Belle, who was born April 17, 1872, died at Belle April 26, 1936, also leaving three children by a prior marriage: Mrs. Myrtle Carter and Mrs. N. T. dark, both of Kansas City, Missouri, and William Gibbons of Fort Peck, Montana."