Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

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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