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M-013 Bessie Murrell Gray (1884- ), Family Papers 1848-1965.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Legal and business records, historical and genealogical papers, and personal correspondence of the family of John Murrell, pioneer settler of Claiborne Parish, Louisiana. 7 folders.

BOX:001

FOLDER:001
DESCRIPTION:
John Murrell (1812-1908), legal records, 1848-1884. Land deeds from Margaret Murrell to John Murrell. Succession of George Manzingo. Succession of Isaac Murrell and tutorship of minor heirs, 1877. Lawsuits regarding property held by John Murrell as tutor to minor heirs of Isaac and Rebecca Murrell, deceased. Legal records concerning John Murrell, Sr. and Thomas W. Fuller, tutor of certain minor heirs. Legal papers concerning division of Murrell real property and other valuables.

FOLDER:002
DESCRIPTION:
John Murrell (1812-1908), business papers. Bills presented by New Orleans cotton factors and commission merchants for sale of John Murrell's cotton, 1876-1879.

FOLDER:003
DESCRIPTION:
John Murrell (1812-1908), personal correspondence, 1866-1891. Letters to editor of the New Orleans Crescent, 1866, listing the Louisiana dead buried at Sharpsburg, MD, including perhaps that of Murrell's sons (died 1862).
Correspondence of John Murrell, 1866, about the graves of his two sons at Sharpsburg.
Letters received 1877-1891 from members of his family, other relatives and friends in Texas and Arkansas dealing with family matters and other subjects.

FOLDER:004
DESCRIPTION:
Bessie Murrell Gray, legal and business papers, 1883-1953. Land deed, marriage certificate, and a few other legal records.

FOLDER:005
DESCRIPTION:
Bessie Murrell Gray, family genealogical papers.
Correspondence, genealogical notes and records of the Murrell family and allied families.

FOLDER:006
DESCRIPTION:
Historical papers. A history of the Coal Spring Church in Claiborne Parish, La., written by Mary A. Prather Ford. "Comments at the unveiling of the marker at the site of the John Murrell Home on June 15, 1958" by William F.M. Meadors, Jr. Copy of typed manuscript by Jane Tenery on Claiborne Parish and the Murrell family entitled Proud Inheritance.

FOLDER:007
DESCRIPTION:
Correspondence. 2 letters, one from Mr. S. Dyson and another to Dr. Crathon from [?].


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