Descendants of

HAPPY ARLEDGE MCMURRAY

of Polk County, NC


From the working family history files of

Pam Wilson of Cartersville, Georgia

 

NOTE: These files are necessarily incomplete and in a constant state of being updated, so please send updates, corrections, additions, comments and so on to me at wilsonpam@mindspring.com. Last updated July 2006. Specific dates of birth and marriage for living individuals or those born after 1925 have been manually removed.




Descendants of Happy Sylvania Arledge

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  HAPPY SYLVANIA8 ARLEDGE  (JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 13 Dec 1820 in Green River Cove, Rutherford Co, NC, and died 23 Sep 1903 in Bur. Silver Creek Baptist Church, Polk Co, NC.  She married CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS MCMURRAY 23 Mar 1852 in Rutherford Co, NC; bondsman John Jackson; Luke Waldrop JP, son of SAMUEL MCMURRAY and ELIZABETH ???.  He was born 15 May 1828 in Rutherford Co, NC s/o Samuel & Elizabeth McMurry; HOH 1860 Polk Co NC Tryon Twp; HOH 1880 White Oak, Polk Co, NC with wife, John and Sherman, next door to Clem and near Levi, and died 21 Sep 1924 in Mill Spring, Polk Co, NC.

 

Notes for CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS MCMURRAY:

Head of household in 1860 Polk Co NC Census.

    

Children of HAPPY ARLEDGE and CHRISTOPHER MCMURRAY are:

           i.  MARY9 MCMURRAY, b. 1853.

2.        ii.  MARTHA MCMURRAY, b. 1855.

3.       iii.  ANGELINA MCMURRAY, b. 1857.

          iv.  HAPPY MCMURRAY, b. 1860.

4.        v.  JOHN MCMURRAY, b. 1862.

5.       vi.  SAMUEL SHERMAN MCMURRAY, b. 11 Mar 1866, Polk Co, NC; d. 14 Apr 1947.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  MARTHA9 MCMURRAY (HAPPY SYLVANIA8 ARLEDGE, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1855.  She married ASA ELLISON JONES. 

    

Children of MARTHA MCMURRAY and ASA JONES are:

           i.  EDNA10 JONES.

6.        ii.  LEILA JONES.

7.       iii.  MATTIE JONES.

          iv.  PENORIA JONES.

          v.  CORDIE JONES, m. ??? NEWMAN.

8.       vi.  DELIA JONES.

         vii.  ROY JONES, m. ??? GREENE.

 

 

3.  ANGELINA9 MCMURRAY (HAPPY SYLVANIA8 ARLEDGE, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1857.  She married ELI JONATHAN BRADLEY, son of THORNTON BRADLEY and ANGELINA ARLEDGE.  He was born Bet. 1847 - 1849 in NC; age 1 in 1850 census.

    

Children of ANGELINA MCMURRAY and ELI BRADLEY are:

9.         i.  CARMEL10 BRADLEY.

           ii.  FLORA BRADLEY, m. ??? TURNER.

          iii.  WHALEY BRADLEY.

          iv.  BEULAH BRADLEY.

          v.  JOHN BRADLEY.

10.     vi.  ELI W. BRADLEY, b. 26 Dec 1870, NC; d. 02 Feb 1950, Bur. Silver Creek Baptist Church, Polk Co, NC.

 

 

4.  JOHN9 MCMURRAY (HAPPY SYLVANIA8 ARLEDGE, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1862.  He married SALLEY PEON HENDERSON, daughter of JASPER HENDERSON and ELIZABETH JOHNSON.  She was born 08 May 1864 in Polk Co, NC.

    

Children of JOHN MCMURRAY and SALLEY HENDERSON are:

           i.  LIZZIE10 MCMURRAY, m. ??? THOMPSON.

           ii.  HOYT MCMURRAY, m. ??? TANNER.

          iii.  MAMIE MCMURRAY, m. ??? THOMPSON.

          iv.  TOM MCMURRAY.

 

 

5.  SAMUEL SHERMAN9 MCMURRAY (HAPPY SYLVANIA8 ARLEDGE, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 11 Mar 1866 in Polk Co, NC, and died 14 Apr 1947.  He married MARY ANN ELIZABETH HENDERSON, daughter of JASPER HENDERSON and ELIZABETH JOHNSON.  She was born 05 Feb 1867 in Polk Co, NC, and died 26 Jan 1909 in Bur. Silver Creek Baptist Church, Polk Co, NC.

    

Children of SAMUEL MCMURRAY and MARY HENDERSON are:

           i.  KETURA10 MCMURRAY, m. ??? GREENE.

           ii.  BEULAH MCMURRAY.

11.      iii.  GILROY "ROY" E. MCMURRAY, b. 01 Sep 1894, Saluda, Polk Co, NC; lived in GA and FL; d. 31 Mar 1964, Jacksonville, FL [Bur Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens].

          iv.  MARY MCMURRAY, b. 06 Apr 1898; d. 06 Jul 1900, Bur. Silver Creek Baptist Church, Polk Co, NC.

          v.  HOWARD MCMURRAY, b. 21 Dec 1908; d. 02 May 1909, Bur. Silver Creek Baptist Church, Polk Co, NC.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

6.  LEILA10 JONES (MARTHA9 MCMURRAY, HAPPY SYLVANIA8 ARLEDGE, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1)  She married ??? NEWMAN. 

    

Children of LEILA JONES and ??? NEWMAN are:

           i.  EDNA11 NEWMAN.

           ii.  HENDERSON NEWMAN.

          iii.  ARLEDGE NEWMAN.

 

 

7.  MATTIE10 JONES (MARTHA9 MCMURRAY, HAPPY SYLVANIA8 ARLEDGE, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1)  She married ??? HOLBERT. 

    

Child of MATTIE JONES and ??? HOLBERT is:

           i.  GAINES11 HOLBERT.

 

 

8.  DELIA10 JONES (MARTHA9 MCMURRAY, HAPPY SYLVANIA8 ARLEDGE, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1)  She married ??? THOMPSON. 

    

Children of DELIA JONES and ??? THOMPSON are:

           i.  WALDEN11 THOMPSON, m. ??? JACKSON.

           ii.  MABEL THOMPSON.

 

 

9.  CARMEL10 BRADLEY (ANGELINA9 MCMURRAY, HAPPY SYLVANIA8 ARLEDGE, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1)  She married ??? WESTBROOK. 

    

Child of CARMEL BRADLEY and ??? WESTBROOK is:

           i.  DAISY11 WESTBROOK.

 

 

10.  ELI W.10 BRADLEY (ANGELINA9 MCMURRAY, HAPPY SYLVANIA8 ARLEDGE, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 26 Dec 1870 in NC, and died 02 Feb 1950 in Bur. Silver Creek Baptist Church, Polk Co, NC.  He married ARKANSAS "CANSAS" A. WALKER.  She was born 05 Jan 1869 in NC, and died 17 Apr 1940 in Bur. Silver Creek Baptist Church, Polk Co, NC.

    

Children of ELI BRADLEY and ARKANSAS WALKER are:

           i.  HOLLAND11 BRADLEY, b. 24 Dec 1891; d. 06 Oct 1900, Bur. Silver Creek Baptist Church, Polk Co, NC.

           ii.  COLUMBUS REAGAN BRADLEY, b. 02 Jan 1894; d. 10 Jul 1963, Silver Creek Bapt. Polk Co., NC; m. CHARITY HARRIETT WILLIAMS; b. 07 Jun 1899; d. 31 Jul 1993, Silver Creek Bapt. Polk Co., NC.

          iii.  GETER BRADLEY, b. 12 Oct 1902; d. 27 Jun 1974; m. ARLETTA J. ???, 24 Dec 1924; b. 04 May 1906.

 

 

11.  GILROY "ROY" E.10 MCMURRAY (SAMUEL SHERMAN9, HAPPY SYLVANIA8 ARLEDGE, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 01 Sep 1894 in Saluda, Polk Co, NC; lived in GA and FL, and died 31 Mar 1964 in Jacksonville, FL [Bur Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens].  He married JULIA STEEL 20 Mar 1918 in Atlanta, GA.  She was born 20 Dec 1897 in Atlanta, Cobb Co, GA, and died 07 Jan 1986 in Jacksonville, FL [Bur Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens].

 

Notes for GILROY "ROY" E. MCMURRAY (from Donald Wrenn):

Roy E. McMurray was born on 1 Sep 1894 in Saluda, Polk Co., NC.  He died on 31 Mar 1964 in Jacksonville, FL.  He was buried on 6 Apr 1964 in Chapel Hills Memory Gardens, Jacksonville, FL.  From Historical Record:  Mr. Roy E. McMurray, Sr. was born Sept. 1, 1894 at Saluda, North Carolina (near Ashville).  He attended school in this area.  When he finished school he moved to Atlanta, Georgia and went to work for L. W. Rogers Grocery in 1917.  He married Julia Steel on March 20, 1918 in Atlanta, Georgia and was working for L. W. Rogers Grocery of Atlanta at the time of his marriage.  He entered military service June 26, 1918, during World War I and was released Jan. 13, 1919.  Upon return from service he went back to work with L. W. Rogers Grocery and went to work for A. & P. Tea Co. in 1922 and was promoted to Superintendent.

        This family was blessed with 2 sons and 1 daughter of record here.  All three were born in Atlanta, Georgia.  The family moved to Miami, Fla. in May 1925 and Mr. McMurray worked as an auditor for John B. Orr Construction Co.

of Miami, Florida.  The family moved briefly back to Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1943.  He opened up the Times Square Hdwe. and Feed Co. in 1944 in Jacksonville Florida.  He started this business in

order to provide jobs for the boys when they returned home.  He started the business before the boys were to return from service.  Mrs. McMurray worked side by side with her husband and still continues to help operated the

business.  Mr. McMurray operated this business successfully from 1944 until the time of his death.

        He was treasurer of Emmanual Baptist Church for about 8 years. Mr. McMurray operated his business for 20 years prior to his death with the help of his 2 sons and his son-in-law and daughter and daughter-in-law. The

business has grown substantially throughout the years and is located at 2917-25 University Blvd. West at the present time.  The business was featured in the National Magazine, Southern Hardware in March 1964 issue. He loved to work better than to have hobbies, if he had a hobby it was doing things for his children.  He also loved flower gardening, He enjoyed his grand-children working at the store with him.  His favorite foods, were steak, and he liked most vegetables.  He loved his church work.  He loved his Cadillac Automobile, it was one of his ambitions in life.

        He had ulcers and his health was declining for several years.  He retired from the business in 1960, but still took an active part in the business until Feb. 15, 1964 when ill health prevented his work.  He entered the hospital March 9, 1964 and passed away March 29, 1964 at Baptist Memorial Hospital.  He raised hundreds of Parakeets that he dearly loved.  He pioneered the cultivation of roses in cans and raised thousands of them.

 

        Roy E. McMurray  was married to Julia Ann Steel on 20 Mar 1918. Julia Ann Steel was born on 20 Dec 1897 in Atlanta, Cobb Co., GA.  She died on 7 Jan 1986 in Jacksonville, FL.  She was buried on 9 Jan 1986 in Chapel Hills

Memory Gardens, Jacksonville, FL.

    

Child of GILROY MCMURRAY and JULIA STEEL is:

12.       i.  MARY KATHERINE11 MCMURRAY, b. Cobb Co, GA.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

12.  MARY KATHERINE11 MCMURRAY (GILROY "ROY" E.10, SAMUEL SHERMAN9, HAPPY SYLVANIA8 ARLEDGE, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born in Cobb Co, GA.  She married HARRY EUGENE WILSON.  He was born in Bibb Co, GA.

    

Children of MARY MCMURRAY and HARRY WILSON are:

           i.  ROY E.12 WILSON.

13.      ii.  HARRY EUGENE WILSON, JR., b. Blytheville, Mississippi Co, AR; served in US Army in Vietnam.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

13.  HARRY EUGENE12 WILSON, JR. (MARY KATHERINE11 MCMURRAY, GILROY "ROY" E.10, SAMUEL SHERMAN9, HAPPY SYLVANIA8 ARLEDGE, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born in Blytheville, Mississippi Co, AR; served in US Army in Vietnam.  He married (2) JAMIE LOUISE TABOR.  She was born 14 Mar 1949 in Asheville, Buncombe Co, NC, and died 18 Jan 1996 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co, FL.  He married (3) MARGARET LOUISE BUCK in Jacksonville, FL. 

    

Child of HARRY EUGENE WILSON, JR. is:

           i.  DRENDA KAY13 WILSON.

 

    

Child of HARRY WILSON and JAMIE TABOR is:

14.      ii.  MICHELE LENEA13 WILSON, b. Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

14.  MICHELE LENEA13 WILSON (HARRY EUGENE12, MARY KATHERINE11 MCMURRAY, GILROY "ROY" E.10, SAMUEL SHERMAN9, HAPPY SYLVANIA8 ARLEDGE, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC.  She married (1) JERRY LEE POPE in Tampa, Hillsborough Co, FL.    She married (2) DONALD TOWNSEND WRENN in Tampa, Hillsborough Co, FL.  He was born in Portland, Multnomah Co, OR; US Army SSG.

    

Child of MICHELE WILSON and JERRY POPE is:

           i.  JERRY LEE14 POPE.

 

    

Child of MICHELE WILSON and DONALD WRENN is:

           ii.  KIMBERLY DAWN14 WRENN, b. Hampton, VA.

 

 
 

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