This is the first time that I have looked at the messages on the Murkerson Forum.I was surprised and happy to see part of one of my lines listed.I connect to William Murkerson from a different child than the one that has been discussed so thoroughly.If anyone would like more information on this line below, I am more than happy to share it.
I do have one tidbit of family lore associated with my line.The son John T. Murkerson, supposedly had several sons that in adulthood, had a family feud (so to speak).The sons went there separate ways and refused to speak to each other.These sons, changed the spelling of their last name.Therefore I have Merkison, Merkerson, Murkison, Murkerson, Murkurson, Mirkerson, and Merkurson as different variations to the name in my files and on documents.
Does anyone know who William MURKERSONs parents were or where exactly he was born at?Below is a descendant chart as how I am descended from William Martin Murkerson.I would love to have any additions available or corrections.
Any help on this line would be greatly appreciated.Happy hunting.
Denise Kirkland Smiley Decatur and Seminole County GAGenWeb CC GAGenWeb Unknown Queries Coordinator
Descendants of: William Martin Murkerson As Related to: Sonya Denise Kirkland
1 William Martin Murkerson (5th great grand father) m. Winney --- b. Abt 1811 GA
2 John T. Murkerson (4th great grand father) m. Nellie Morgan m. 25 Dec 1854 Randolph Co., GA b. 1830 GA d. 1875 (buried - Bethan Baptist Church Cemetery - Decatur County, GA)Listed on tombstone is her children by her 2 husbands
3 John Ross Murkerson b. Jan 1855 (great-great-great-grand father) m. Amanda Alday m. 27 Jun 1875 Decatur Co., GAb. Jan 1855 Decatur Co., GA
4 Tul Merkison b. 7 Feb 1883 d. 26 Aug 1928 (great-great-grand father) m. Sophia Ann Hill b. 1881 m. Mattie Mae Reynolds m. BEF. 1906 Decatur Co., GAb. 16 Jun 1888 d. 24 Nov 1964
5 Inez M. Merkison b. 9 Mar 1906 Decatur Co., GA d. 5 Oct 1987 Bainbridge, Decatur Co., GA (great-grand mother) m. John Bowen Earnest m. 17 Jul 1922 Decatur Co., GAb. 24 Jan 1902 Donalsonville, Decatur Co., GA d. 12 Oct 1962 Donalsonville, Seminole Co., GA
6 Allean Earnest (grand mother - still living) m. Roscoe Luke Alday(still living)
7 Shirley Dianne Alday (mother - still living) m. William Landon Kirkland(still living)