Patrick Murray

#5900, b. Mar 1827, d. 9 Dec 1911
Last Edited:10 Dec 2016
FatherMichael Murray b. 1800, d. about 1840
MotherAlice Sharkey b. about 1805
RelationshipSon of Michael Murray

Children of Patrick Murray and Elizabeth McCarroll

Child of Patrick Murray and Charlotte Bogan

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
OccupationHe was a sea captain. According to a newspaper article, "he became a copartner with John Setton of the river schooner Joinville in November 1869. The schooner made regular trips from Springfield to N.O. for supplies and passengers. Warehouses were located in Springfield for storage of the supplies."1
BirthPatrick Murray was born in Mar 1827 at County Louth, Ireland.2,1
Immigration, Imm-childrenHe arrived with his mother and siblings on 5 Oct 1842 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, on the ship Georgiana. The ship originated in Liverpool, England. The family traveled in the steerage section, and carried two boxes and a quantity of oatmeal.1,3,4
MarriageHe married first Elizabeth McCarroll on 1 Aug 1848 at Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, LA.5,1
Census1850Patrick Murry (given age 23) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1850 census at Livingston Parish, LA, with his wife, Elizabeth. Other household members included Chas. Murry (given age 1). His occupation was given as Sailor. The real estate owned by him was valued at $100. Living nearby was his sister, Bridget's family.6
Census1870On the 1870 census, Patrick Murray (given age 45) was the head of a household, living in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, with his wife, Elizabeth Murray (given age 40). Also living in this household was Charles Murray (given age 21), Richard Murray (given age 19) and William Murray (given age 17). In addition, two black children were living in the household -- John Murray, age 14, and Mary Murray, age 12. Patrick Murray and his oldest son Charles were listed with occupation of Sailor. The Murrays lived close to the William and Lavinia Wells family..7
Census1880Pat Murry (given age 53) was enumerated on the 1880 census as the head of a household, living in Tangipahoa Parish, LA, with his wife Elizabeth Murry (given age 59), son(s) Richard Murry (given age 26). Pat was listed as a farmer, and his son Richard was working at home.8
Death, WidowHe was left a widower when his wife, Elizabeth, died in 1884 at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2,1
MarriagePatrick Murray married second Lottie Corey on 11 Nov 1889 at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.9,10,1
Census1900Patrick Murray (given age 73) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at Tangipahoa Parish, LA. With him was, son(s) John , granddaughter Alice Murray (given age 19). In addition, two boarders were living with them: Aunie and Celeste Dauvis. Patrick was widowed. He owned his farm free and clear, and could read, write and speak English.3
Census1910, boarderPatrick Murray (given age 83) was listed as widowed, and a boarder in the home of Hugh Murray (given age 32) (his grandson) on the 1910 Census Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, on 2 May 1910.11
DeathPatrick Murray died at age 84 of senility on 9 Dec 1911 in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.12,2
BurialHe was buried at Wetmore Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2

Citations:

  1. [S346] Ponchatoula Times. Ponchatoula, LA.
  2. [S357] Wetmore Cemetery. Tangipahoa, LA, USA. Headstone.
  3. [S374] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S557] Ancestry.com. N.O. Passenger Lists, 1820-1945.
  5. [S336] Ancestry.com. Louisiana Marriages to 1850, by The Generations Network. Online http://www.ancestry.com
  6. [S407] 1850 U.S. Census. LA. Livingston Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S367] 1870 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S369] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  9. [S717] LA. Tangipahoa Parish. Marriage index. Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse, Amite City, Tangipahoa, LA, USA.
  10. [S362] Hunting for Bears. Marriage Record Index, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.
  11. [S406] 1910 U.S. census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  12. [S664] LA. Tangipahoa Parish. Death certificate. Louisiana Secretary of State, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
  13. [S666] LA. Tangipahoa Parish. Death certificate. Louisiana Secretary of State, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.