Biography of John W. Murray
Allen County, OH Biographies

JOHN W. MURRAY, farmer, P. O. Lima, is a native of Ashland County, Ohio, born February 1, 1820; son of Edward and Christena (Youngblood) Murray, natives of Pennsylvania, of Irish and German descent respectively, and who moved to what is now Ashland County, Ohio, where they both died. Our subject was married, October 28, 1840, to Christeann Reese, of Ashland County, Ohio, and a native of Stark County, Ohio, born May 8, 1824, daughter of Daniel and Susan (Stockman) Reese, natives of Stark County, Ohio, of German descent, and who moved to Ashland County, Ohio, at an early day, and later to this county, where they died in German Township. To our subject and wife were born seven children: Daniel, James, Melissa A., Lorenzo D., Roxann, Isabelle and Charles D. all living except James. Mr. Murray purchased land in German Township, this county, in 1853, where he now has 120 acres well improved. He has served in some of the township offices; in politics he is a Democrat. He is a member of the German Baptist Church.

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