James Murray (1786-1866)
MSA SC 3520-13420
Born April 7, 1786. Attended St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland; graduated 1802. Studied law. Resided in Annapolis. Married first wife Charlotte Winder Ratcliffe (1791-1845) August 29, 1809; second wife Catharine Ratcliffe (1804-1870); children Keturah (1816-1902), Charlotte Ratcliffe (born c. 1816), Sarah H. (1821-1870), Catharine (born c. 1822), Henry M. (1824-1870), Hannah Maynadier (1826-1894), James D. (1829-1906). Died April 20, 1866. Buried in St. Anne's Church Cemetery, Annapolis.
Lawyer. Nominated by the legislature for governor; defeated by John Francis Mercer in 1801 and again in 1802. Member, House of Delegates, Somerset County, 1817-18. Secretary of state, 1840-1841. Member, House of Delegates, Anne Arundel County, 1842-46. Commissioner of the Land Office, -1866.
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