E.P. Murrill

From the 1889 Goodspeed History
          E. P. Murrill, who is also closely associated with the farming and stock dealing interests of Texas County, was born in Jefferson County, Mo., July 29, 1844, being the son of Elias (born November 4, 1810) and Jane A. (Perkins) Murrill (born October 28, 1861), natives of Kentucky, and grandson of Hardin Murrill, who was also a native of Kentucky, and who settled in Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., as did also the family of John Perkins, father of Jane A. (Perkins) Murrill. Both were, it is supposed, Revolutionary soldiers. The Perkins were large people, long-lived, and were Baptists in their religious views. The Murrills were of medium stature, and were members of the Baptist Church. Among them may be found merchants, artisans, farmers and professional people. E. P. Murrill grew to manís estate in Missouri, and during the latter part of the war was in the Union service for nearly seven months. He farmed in Jefferson County until 1873, and then spent eleven years in Franklin County, Mo., or until 1884, when he moved to Texas County of the same State, and there invested in land. He was married in Jefferson County, Mo., May 18, 1869, to Miss Lucy Maness, a native of Missouri, born December 5, 1847, and the daughter of Elijah Maness, born September 7, 1811, and Mary Ann (Murell) Maness, natives of Tennessee and Missouri, respectively. Mr. and Mrs. Murrill have reared three sons and two daughters: Constantine Briggs, born February 17, 1870; George Riley, born August 27, 1871; Mary Ann, born September 2, 1873; Daisy May, born November 9, 1876, and Ross Perkins, born November 8, 1878. Mr. Murrill has served on the school board of this district for many years, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.


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