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From: "Jeanne MacMurray" <>
Subject: Re: [McMURRAY] McMurray and McAdams
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 10:13:34 -0500
I too am searching McMurray. My husbands ggrandfather James McMurray came
from Scotland and in his obituary entered the USA at Dunkirk, NY in 1851. I
have been curious as to why they entered the USA there, did they come to
Canada and then to the USA? They finally settled in Foster Brook, McKean
County, PA (Bradford, Pa). I too noted Ft. McMurray, Canada. Where is/was
it located? Any info as to where Ft. McMurray is located would be
Jeanne in AR
----- Original Message -----
From: james barnet cole <>
Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 4:59 PM
Subject: [McMURRAY] McMurray and McAdams
> I am Great Great grandson of Daniel LeGrande Pope (son of William Monroe
> Pope and Catherine McBride) and Matilda McMurray,
> daughter of Charles "K" McMurray who is son of John McMurray who is son
> William and Ann McAdams McMurray.
> I am looking for McMurray and McAdams families of Carlise and around areas
> in Pennsylvania. Since county established few years before mariage of
> William and Ann McAdams McMurray, I couldnt find records to find parentage
> of said family (stated in first paragraph). Any hints or leads would be
> appreciated. For more details, read below and likewise check my website
> research documents done on said family.
> The surname suggests their nationality is of Ireland or Scotland and I am
> looking for any possible hints or leads to whereabouts of William McMurray
> and Ann McAdams' ancestors. I had the very issue with McBride and
> Whyte/White (William Monroe Pope's wife, Catherine McBride's ancestors).
> According to McBride family oral histories, Thomas White McBride's parents
> are from Ireland (based on their accent) but no further leads except that
> they lived in Loudon County, Virginia and Berkeley County, Virginia.
> come to McMurray,... I searched and scanned records concern McMurray and
> McAdams and couldnt determine any leads, for research documents, go to my
> genealogy website, www.geocities.com/halbhufnerde and go to Misc section
> you will see the title said "Notes of McMurray,..."
> I also want to know more about Fort McMurray, Canada as some said
> of William and Ann McAdams McMurray lived in Ft. McMurray in Canada. the
> tale is not clear and I send this email hopefully to have some clearance
> this rumor either it is true or not. Nevertheless,
> Hopefully I could find something there. According to oral history or
> I said rumors that McMurray came to Canada prior to America but no solid
> evidence concern the tale.
> I am not the only one who searched McMurray and McAdams, the earliest
> research effort made I could found is in 1970's and I will have to add the
> researches done during that year into the website soon. It contains
> McMurray, Murray, McAdams and related families in newspaper clips.
> I probably messed this up with ancestors of Thomas White McBride and
> acutally intend refer this to McBride researchers but I need to make sure
> I contain this anyway....
> I contacted other descendants of William and Ann McAdams and they
> about Alexander McMurray from Ireland who immigrated to Delware and is
> to be ancestors of William McMurray as they made several corresponses
> through letters. I am trying to locate those descendants that have the
> original sources/letters.
> James Cole,
> Check my genealogy website: www.geocities.com/halbhufnerde
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