James Lee Murray1

b. 7 December 1884, d. 17 February 1962
James Lee Murray|b. 7 Dec 1884\nd. 17 Feb 1962|p2865.htm|Reverend Joseph Lapsley Murray|b. 11 Aug 1849\nd. 25 Dec 1919|p2861.htm|Emma Munson|b. 26 Feb 1855\nd. 15 Feb 1936|p115.htm|David J. Murray|||Eveline M. Bradley|||Mordello S. Munson|b. 25 Apr 1825\nd. 13 Oct 1903|p113.htm|Sarah K. Armour|b. 3 Sep 1831\nd. 31 Jan 1887|p114.htm|

1st cousin 1 time removed of George Poindexter Munson Sr.
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Munson and Allied Families
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Lee Murray
     James Lee Murray was born on 7 December 1884 at Ridgely Plantation, Bailey's Prairie, Brazoria County, Texas.1,2 He was the son of Reverend Joseph Lapsley Murray and Emma Munson.1 He married Lula Catherine Pattison, daughter of George Madison Pattison and Lavinia Chilton, on 11 September 1915 at the home of her parents, Houston, Harris County, Texas.1 He died on 17 February 1962 in Brazoria County, Texas, at age 77.3,4 He was buried in Munson Cemetery, Bailey's Prairie, Brazoria County, Texas.1,5Click to view image
Additional Data
James L. Murray appeared on the 1 June 1900 Federal Census of Brazoria County, Texas, in the household of his parents, Joseph L. and Emma Murray.6 Click to view image

Lee and Lula Murray appeared on the 1 April 1930 Federal Census of Angleton, Brazoria County, Texas, enumerated 7 April 1930. Their children Lavinia and Mary E. were listed as living with them.7 Click to view image

Children of James Lee Murray and Lula Catherine Pattison


  1. [S20] Thurmond A. Williamson, The Munsons of Texas, an American Saga, First Edition manuscript (Dallas: n.pub., 1987), 256.
  2. [S489] James Lee Murray entry, Brazoria County Delayed Certificates of Birth, Liber A: no. 88, County Clerk's Office, Angleton, Texas.
  3. [S1132] Texas Department of Health, Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000 (Austin: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, unknown publish date), James Lee Murray entry citing Certificate 13422.
  4. [S20] Thurmond A. Williamson, Munsons of Texas, 257.
  5. [S191] James Lee Murray tombstone, Munson Family Cemetery, Bailey's Prairie, Texas; photographed by the writer on 4 July 2003.
  6. [S51] Joseph L. Murray household, 1900 U.S. Census, Brazoria County, Texas, population schedule, Precinct 1, enumeration district (ED) 1, sheet 14B, dwelling 296, family 296; National Archives micropublication T623, roll 1614.
  7. [S37] Lee Murray household, 1930 U.S. Census, Brazoria County, Texas, population schedule, Precinct 1, Angleton City, enumeration district (ED) 20-1, sheet 7B, dwelling 149, family 175; National Archives micropublication T626, roll 2301.