John McMurtry,Jr. son of JoHn,son of James son immigrant Thomas was born in Orange Co, N.C. and married Sarah Blackard, Sumner co. Tn. born Feb 4, 1790 died 1864 in Bastrop, La e children:Rev. Asa McMurtry born 1809 died 1847, in Missouri,James B. McMurtry, born ab. 1812,Rev. John V. McMurtry, born about 1815 in Tenn,, died after 1866, in St. Clair.,IllOrpha McMurtry, born about 1816, married Oct. 2 1840 in White Co. Ill to Joseph EdwardsRev Moses Henry McMurtry, born Feb 1818 in Tn., died Nov 27, 1878 in McCrory, Ark.William L.McMurtry born Oct 13, 1826, White Co., Ill., died Aug 9 1865, Bastrop, La.Daughter born 1830-1835 no further record.Another daughter born 1830-1835no further record.This is about all I have on the Blackard in my family historybut if I can be of any help to you just email me.