I'm having a heck of a time researching my Murrell ancestors. Both my great-grandparents were from the New Bern/Pollocksville, NC area. My great-greatgrandfather was George Murrell. He married Anne Pinder(Pender?) and had several children: Rebecca, Blossom, Maybelle, George Jr., Sarah, Buddy, David, Lou, James. Rebecca Murrell (my great-grandmother)was born in 1899. She married McKinley Willie (my great-grandfather), moved north and eventually settled in Brooklyn, NY during or after 1914. Several of her siblings also moved to Brooklyn during the 1920's and 1930's.
A distant Willie cousin tells me that the Murrells and Willies are very large families in New Bern and Pollocksville.
If any of the names mentioned sound familiar, we may be related.Please let me know. I'm interested in finding out who were the ancestors of George Murrell and Anne Pinder(Pender?) Murrell. Any information would be greatly appreciated.