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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


REV. JACOB M. MURRAY, minister and school teacher, was born in Fayette County, Penn., May 25, 1857.  He is a son of James and Mary (Miller) Murray, who were natives of Fayette County and of German and Irish lineage.  His father, who is a minister in The Brethren Church, also engages in farming to some extent and now resides in Aleppo Township, where he settled in 1860.  Of his family of nine children six are still living.  The subject of this sketch is the eighth in the family and was reared on his father’s farm in Aleppo Township.  He acquired his education in common and select schools and in Monongahela College at Jefferson, Penn.  He began teaching when only seventeen years of age and is now considered one of the most prominent educators in Greene County.  At the age of twenty he united with the Church of the Brethren and was ordained as a minister of that denomination when he was twenty-six.  Since 1887 he has had charge of a congregation at Aleppo, Penn.  Mr. Murray is a frequent contributor to the religious journals.  He is held in high esteem by all who know him. He was united in marriage, March 17, 1877, with Miss Julia A., daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Evans) Riggle, who were of German origin.  Mr. and Mrs. Murray have four children, three of whom are living—Henry Y., Oscar C. and Vernie.  Mr. Murray is a Democrat.  His wife is a member of The Brethren Church and is held in the highest esteem by all who know her.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 5 June 2007

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