Biography of George Murray of Pavilion, NY

George Murray, son of George and Jane (Robb) Murray, was born August 18, 1828, five miles south of where he now resides. He received a common school education, and has lived on the farm he now occupies. since 1832. His parents were born in Schenectady County, and came to Genesee County in April, 1825. About 1832 they settled where George now resides. George, Sr., reared two sons and four daughters, viz.: William G., Isabella, Jeanette, Helen, Margaret, and George. He died in 1872, aged 77, and his wife in 1867. He was a son of Alexander Murray, who was born in Wigtonshire, Scotland, and came to the United States, when but 12 years of age. He participated in the Revolutionary war, and settled in the eastern past of this State. His wife was Ellen Duguid, and they reared five sons and three daughters. He went West with a daughter and died there. George Murray, Jr., married, November 6, 1855, Emily, daughter of John and Laney (Van Vleet) Whiteman, natives of Dutchess and Schenectady counties, respectively. They have one son, Charles H. John Whiteman came from Oneida County to Genesee County about 1834, and settled in Pavilion. He was a son of Zachariah Whiteman, of Dutchess County.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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