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William Hardy Murfree

Birthdate: (46)
Death: 1827 (42-50)
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Hardy Murfree and Sally Murfree
Husband of Elizabeth Murfree
Father of William Law Murfree,; Sally Bricknell Murfree and Elizabeth Maney Frazer
Brother of Fanny Noailles Murfree,; Mary Moore Murfree,; Matthias Brickell Murfree; Rachel Dickinson Murfree; Sallie Hardy Maney and 2 others

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About William H. Murfree, US Congress


William Hardy Murfree (1781–1827) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina born in Hertford County, North Carolina on October 2, 1781.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1801 where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar practiced in Edenton, North Carolina.

He became a member of the North Carolina General Assembly in 1805 and 1812 and was elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses where he served from March 4, 1813 to March 3, 1817. He served as Chairman of the Committee on Public Expenditures in the Fourteenth Congress

In 1823, he moved from Murfreesboro, North Carolina, to his estate in Williamson County, Tennessee where he died on January 19, 1827. He was buried in Murfree Cemetery, northwest of Franklin, Tennessee.

Tn Archives: Subject was born on October 2, 1781 in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. He was the son of Col. Hardy Murfree and Sally Brickell Murfree. He married Elizabeth Maney of Hartford County, North Carolina. He was a United States Congressman from North Carolina from 1813 to 1817. He died in Franklin, Tennessee in 1836 at his home on the Murfree Branch of the Harpeth River.

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William H. Murfree, US Congress's Timeline

Age 36
Williamson, Franklin, Tennessee
Age 40
July 13, 1826
Age 45
Age 46