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Date: 12/3/2004 at 08:33:08

Biography reproduced from page 440 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

John Murray, son of William and Janet (Glass) Murray, was born in January, 1824, in Kinrosshire, Scotland. When thirty-one years of age, he went to Mahoning Co., Ohio, and worked in furnaces and rolling mills eight years. He then went to Illinois and worked for eight years in the coal mines of Grundy county. From there he removed to Boone Co., Iowa, settling in Moingona, where he lived four years, mining coal. He then came to Kossuth Co., Iowa, settling on the southwest quarter of the south half of section 8, township 97, range 29, where he owns 320 acres. In connection with his sons, each took a homestead of eighty acres, making 400 acres, 200 of which are under cultivation, eight acres are in fine grove, besides having a good orchard. He was married Dec. 31, 1846, to Jean Jackson. They have three sons—William, David and John. William married Isabella Burt, and lives on section 8, Burt township. David is at home. John married Margaret Burt, sister of William’s wife, and lives on section 17. He is a republican, and member of the Presbyterian Church. He has been school director, and is now town trustee.


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