John McMurtry Jr had two wives, Sarah Blackard being #2.Name of wife #1 unknown.Sarah was mother of daughter Elizabeth Jane McMurtry, son William L. McMurtry (who served in Civil War and died in Bastrop, LA in 1864), and another daughter I think Mary (married Norman?)The older children were from John's first marriage.Elizabeth Jane McMurtry married a Geers.John McMurtry Jr. died in White Co, Il before 1860 and maybe before 1850. Sally Blackard went to live in Bastrop with William L and wife Hellen A J Davis (step daughter of his step-brother) in Bastrop. William L lived in St. Clair Co., IL until 1859/1860. William L died around 1864 and family moved to Ark. to live with James McMurtry (the doctor/minister). This stuff I know from the family Bible and a couple letters I have.William L's son Sylvester died in Texas - I have his picture.Also Elizabeth Jane McMurtry's picture.I am descended from Elizabeth Jane McMurtry. There are two different marriage dates in various sources for John Jr and Sarah which is confusing.