McMurray Family, Roberts Family
Ancestors who took up residence in Jasper County, from earliest to latest:
Sylvanus Rufus Benjamin and Sara Ann Palmer in 1865 or 1866 (from Ohio)
Jonathan N. Benjamin and Hannah E. Ford in 1867 (from Ohio)
John S. Roberts and Elizabeth Ann Murrell by 1868 (from Illinois)
Robert Woodson Daniel and Margaret Ann Hemphill by 05 Aug 1870 (from Virginia to Pike Co., Missouri; then to Warren Co., Illinois, thence to Jasper County, Iowa)
Frederick Asbury “F.A.” McMurray and Hannah “Melissa” Benjamin by 1870 (from Pennsylvania to Cedar County, Iowa to Jasper County, Iowa.)
We know the Daniel-Hemphill family came by covered wagon, and the remaining families probably did as well.
Notes, Sources, and References:
1) Grandma Edie stories and family oral tradition.
2) Census returns, newspaper articles, obituaries, etc.
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