I descend from the Murchisons of McNairy County, TN. I will post some information below;
The following information was provided by Karen Matheson
Magnus was the adm. of his father, Daniel's estate. Daniel lived in McNairy Co. as early as June 1826 when he received a land grant based on "Occupant and Revolutionary War Land Grant Claims Starting 1824 " Daniel was too young to have served in the Rev. War, therefore it is reasonable to assume that he was granted this land based on early residence in the state of TN.
It is probable that Daniel moved to TN from Moore Co., NC. There was another older Daniel Murchison who lived in Moore Co. and two Daniel Murchisons shown in the 1810 census for Moore Co. and two listed as land owners in Moore Co. in 1815.
Census: 1810 Moore Co., NC (p 64a/615) Daniel Murchison 1 male 26-45, 1 F 45+, 1 F 26-45, 1 F 0-10, 1 M 0-10
In an e-mail from Harry Murchison dated 19 Mar. 2003, he shows a listing of Murchisons from 1787 to 1909 written by Henrietta Murchison Talley # April 1909. It starts with Duncan Murchison and Margaret McIntosh coming to North Carolina from Scotland in 1772 and marrying in 1787.
Can you provide a documentation to show the connection of the Moore Co., NC family to my family in TN ?