Friday, February 29, 2008

Jane Ann Shidler Murray

Jane Ann Shidler, daughter of Jacob and Rebecca (Wise) Shidler, was born on 12 Jan 1846 in Orange Township, Ashland County, Ohio, died on 28 Nov 1923 in Troy, Ashland County, Ohio at age 77, and was buried in Nankin Orange Cemetery, Ashland County, Ohio. The death record of Jane Ann Murray, available at www.familysearchlabs.org gives her parents as Rebeccah Wise, born in Wayne County, Ohio and Jacob Shidler, born in Pennsylvania.

Jane married Hugh Murray on 25 Sep 1870. Hugh was born on 29 Sep 1834, died on 10 Dec 1913 in Troy, Ashland County, Ohio at age 79, and was buried in Nankin Orange Cemetery, Ashland County, Ohio.

A biography of Hugh Murray was published in the 1880 Biographical History of Ashland County by George Hill. Biographical Sketches of Early Pioneers Who Settled in Ashland County Ohio. Available online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohacogs/orange23.html

Hugh Murray, third son of William and Mary Murray was born in Orange Township, Ashland County, Ohio, September 29, 1834. William Murray came to Ashland County when he was a small boy about the year 1812.

Mrs. William Murray, who came about the same time at the age of twelve years is still living with her son Hugh, at the advanced age of eighty years. The Murray family are well known in all parts of the county as one of the first families to settle here after the war of 1812 closed. These heroes of Ashland County deserve to be remembered by coming generations as it was to their hardships and privations that the present and coming generations owe a debt of gratitude. William Murray was married November 1, 1825 to Mary Chilcote, daughter of Mordecai and Ruth Chilcote, another family that came to Ashland County as before mentioned. After their marriage they lived in different portions of Orange Township, and in 1834 they moved to the farm on which mother and son now live in section five, near range sixteen, the northwest corner of the township.

Mrs. Murray says she well remembers the log cabin days when quilts were often used as doors. When they came to this farm it was a wilderness and it required plenty of nerve and will to cope successfully with the hardships necessary to provide bread and clear the land. For Ashland County these hardships are the things of the past and to record the names of these good pioneers on the sacred pages of history is a pleasant duty. They had a family of eleven children, but five of whom are living. George fell at Stone River, near Murfreesborough, Tennessee, while defending the American flag. He was a private in company H, Thirtieth Indiana volunteer infantry. James was one of Michigan's Calvary boys. Hugh was a member of the One Hundred and Second Ohio volunteer infantry, company K. He returned after a service of three years to the old home in Ashland County. On September 25, 1870 he was married to Jane Shidler. They have two boys, Guy B. and Harold Fay.

He owns the old homestead consisting of one hundred and sixty acres, and has added eighty acres making one of the most desirable farms in the township. The scenes of his childhood, no doubt, still linger in his mind, and more so as he has the pleasure of associating with his good mother, a pleasure that few men of his age are allowed. In politics Mr. Murray is a Democrat, and is a man of many friends and as a neighbor is highly esteemed.
Children of Hugh Murray and Jane Ann Shidler were:

1. Guy Bracefridge Murray was born on 01 May 1876 in Ashland County, Ohio and died on 19 Nov 1949 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio at age 73. The 1930 census for Nova, Troy Township, Ashland County, Ohio (page 3a) lists Guy as 53 years old and single. He owns his home valued at $3500, has a radio, and is a cashier at a bank. He is not a veteran. Living in his household is a cousin, 76 year old Mary J. Waggoner and Clare Simmons, also 76 years old, listed as a housekeeper with no relationship given. Mary is single while Clare is widowed.

2. Harold Fay Murray was born on 25 Dec 1878 and died on 16 Oct 1961 in Berea, Cuyahoga County, Ohio at age 82. Harold married Bessie L. about 1906. She was born in 1887 in Ohio. They had two children, both born in Ohio: Howard W. Murray was born about 1912 and Robert F. Murray was born about 1914.

3. Macy Murray was born in Nov 1883 and died on 03 Jul 1965 in Ashland County, Ohio at age 81. Macy married Wiley Burdette Hart about 1905. He was born on 08 Jul 1877 in Ohio. Macy and Wiley had one known child, Florence Hart, born about 1908 in Ohio.

The Murray and Hart families were located in the following census records:

1880 Ashland County, Ohio (Orange Township page 24d)
Hugh Murray, 45, farmer, born Ohio, his parents born Pennsylvania.
Jane A., 34, wife, born Ohio, parents born Pennsylvania
Guy, age 11 or 17, son, born Ohio
Fay, age can't be deciphered, son, born Ohio
Mary, 79, Mother, born Pennsylvania
Jennie Wagner, 26, no relation given, no occupation given, born Ohio
Frederick Householde [?], 19, no relation given, farm laborer, born Ohio

1900 Ashland County, Ohio (Orange Township page 171a)
Hue Murry, Sept 1834, 65, married 30 years, born Ohio, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Ohio, Farmer
Jennie A., wife, Jan 1846, 54, married 30 years, 3 children 3 living, born Ohio father born Pennsylvania, mother born Ohio
Guy B., son, May 1876, 24, single, born Ohio, Farm Laborer
Harrold F., son, Dec 1878, 21, single, born Ohio, Farm Laborer
Macy M., daughter, Nov 1883, 16, single, born Ohio

1910 Ashland County, Ohio (Orange Township page 11b)
Hugh Murray, 75, married once 39 years, born Ohio, parents born Ohio, Own Income
Jennie, wife, 64, married once 39 years, 3 children 3 living, born Ohio, parents born Ohio
Jennie Waggoner, wife [sic], 56, single, born Ohio, parents born Ohio

1910 Huron County, Ohio (Chicago Jct Village, New Haven Township page 81)
Harold F. Murray, 32, married once 4 years, born Ohio, parents born Ohio, Express Messenger
Bessie L., wife, 23, married once 4 years, no children, born Ohio, parents born Ohio

1910 census for Ashland County, Ohio (Troy Township page 6a)
Wiley Hart, 32, married once 5 years, born Ohio, parents born Pennsylvania, Hardware Merchant
Macy, wife, 26, married once 5 years, 1 child 1 living, born Ohio, parents born Ohio
Florence L., daughter, 2, born Ohio

1920 Ashland County, Ohio (Troy Township page 3b)
Jennie A. Murray, head of household, 73, widowed, born Ohio, parents born Ohio
Guy B., son, 43, single, born Ohio, Cashier, Bank
Jennie Waggoner, Niece, 67, single, born Ohio, Nurse, Private Home

1920 Huron County, Ohio (Willard Village, New Haven Township page 85)
Harold F. Murray, 41, married, born Ohio, occupation illegible, works for Railroad
Bessie L., wife, 33, married, born Ohio
Howard W., son, 8, born Ohio
Robert F., son, 6, born Ohio

1920 census for Ashland County, Ohio (Troy Township page 3a)
Wiley B. Hart, 41, married, born Ohio, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Ohio, Salesman, Automobile
Macy M., wife, 36, married, born Ohio, parents born Ohio
Florence L., daughter, 12, born Ohio
Lois, niece, 21, single, born Ohio, Teacher, Public School

Source information is available upon request. If anyone reading this is related to these people or has any information on them, please contact me! kinexxions "at" gmail "dot" com

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