I am a descendent of Judith Leigh Murray, who I believe is the sister to Sarah Cicely Murray.
Judith married Napoleon Bonaparte Dowdy in 1874. Their marriage certificate lists Judith’s parents as Samuel Murray and Almera Murray. The marriage took place in the bride’s home in Bedford and lists Judith’s birth place as Nelson. Judith died in 1938 and on her death certificate her mother’s maiden name is listed as Agee.
The Murrays are a challenge in my research. I’ve tracked the family in the 1850, 1860, and 1870 census. They seemed to have moved a lot. Per the census records, they lived in a different county each time. Can not find them in any other census since.
I’ve tried tracking their 8 children without much success.
Mary: Nothing Betty: Nothing Jenetta – married Price Hopkins in 1865 and various internet sites list that she passed away on May 7, 1870 (but have no source for this). Ann H – married John Magann in 1863, her husband passed away in 1892 and she remarried to William Gleeson in 1893. – but then I lose track of her. John Henry – nothing after 1870 census Judith – (my ancestor, I’ve tracked to her death in 1938) Lemuse Bolin – (every record lists his name differently; this spelling is from his marriage record to Louisa Mary Stuart in 1875. There is a L.B. Murray who appears in the 1880 in Lynchburg and in 1900 in Richmond. There is a Lenuise Murray in Baltimore for 1920 but nothing after that.
For Sarah – I have traced her to her death in 1949, but have not looked for her death certificate yet.