I am not an Eddy descendant, however, I am a Murray descendant = so I can help you with the Murray family. Your Sarah Catherine Murray married Isaac N. Eddy. This Sarah was the daughter of our Absalom Murray and Mary Taylor. Absalom Murray was the s/o our Thomas Murray Jr. and Rachel. It is believed that Rachel was part Indian... but no proof to date. All Murray descendants of this union say that there was Indian 'blood' in the family. We currently theorize that Rachel's maiden name was Davis and list her as such in our databases. There are several theories regarding her parents.
Back to your Sarah Catherine (Murray) Eddy... she was the sister of my Caswell Lewis Murray. Caswell and a couple of his siblings continued on from OR and settled in Siskiyou CO CA = on the OR / CA border. Your Sarah Catherine stayed in OR, as did several of the other siblings. Absalom and his family, along with some of his siblings, crossed the Plains in/abt 1853 They left from Cole CO MO, by wagon train, and settled in Lane CO OR. Absalom's father, Thomas Jr., died in Cole CO, MO.
I have a huge Murray file for you. You may get lost in it all. Attached is a descendants outline --cheat sheet-- for 'Old' Thomas Murray of WA CO, TN (6 generations PDF format). 'Old' Thomas (as we refer to him) was the father of our Thomas Jr. This 'Old' Thomas died in 1805 WA CO, TN. His wife is unknown, though we do have some theories regarding her identity. The descendants of our Absalom begin on Pg18 and your Sarah Catherine is listed on Pg19.
You may be interested in our website dedicated to the research of our 'Old' Thomas. It is by invitation only. Let me know if you would like an invitation, and send me a list of those that might also be interested. There are several Murray families that lived in Washington CO during the late 1700's, so we have included these lines on our site. Our thought is that some of them may be related to our 'Old' Thomas. There are tons of documents posted on our website for the various descending lines, & there are several researching the descending lines of our Thomas Jr., but I am the only one that is researching the descendants of our Absalom. Yes, Ken is also, but he is not active on our site. Fact is, there are not too many researchers of Absalom's descendants, so it was quite interesting to get Ken's message.
Take a look at the attached report. I suggest that you highlight your direct line as there are quite a few names (=21 pages worth ). I will try to put together a Descendant's Report for you which is much longer and contains notes for many of the individuals listed in the Outline Tree. I will try to send you one for Absalom right away. Do keep in mind that my notes are just that... my notes, some are more organized than others. Since I began my research with the Murray family, these notes are not as organized = I have learned from experience. The notes section of my program is where I put my thoughts and list some of the documentation that I have collected. It contain all sorts of data and documentation, but it also contains questions and theories. My file is always a work in progress and I am sure that there are errors contained. Please understand the documentation records for what they are, and please do not assume that the questions or theories imply fact. In the past I have shared my notes with others and then see those same notes listed on the net (or returned back to me) listed as fact. This can cause all sorts of confusion for other researchers and the last thing I want to do is to send one of them off in the wrong direction. On the other hand, I do want to share my work, and hope that others will enjoy it. Also, I ask that you always use my name as a source when quoting my work. Many, many hours have gone into this research. I really would appreciate my name listed so that others (later on) can contact me directly = many times one of our puzzles can be solved by that little piece of the puzzle that someone else might have. I figure this history belongs to us all, so we might as well work together and share our heritage. Also, many others have already contributed to our Murray research. You will see their names and email addresses listed in the Descendant Reports. You may want to contact these folks directly. Please feel free to do so. Many have participated on our Murray website.
If you are interested in seeing a photo of my Caswell Lewis Murray and his family, go to: http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~shannara/UserPhoto/Anderson/anderson. htm
This is my personal family photo and you may reproduce it for your family book if you would like. I would like to use the photos that your son has posted online for the family of Sarah Catherine (Murray) Eddy = the sister of my Caswell Lews Murray. Would you ask your son if I may have permission to use these in my file? They are great photos! Your mother Louise was a beautiful woman. She looks like a movie star. When I first brought up these photos, I saw her image, and Micheller Pfiefer came to mind right away.
By the way, since Absalom was our common ancestor, Caswell Lewis my gg.grandfather, Sarah Catherine your gg.grandmother, then we are of the same generation, though I am closer to the age of your children. You and I would be third cousins, and your children would be the a third cousins once removed to me (I have a chart that lists these connections that I use as my 'cheat sheet' :-).
I wish I could share more information on the Eddy family with you. Perhaps, time permitting, I can do some digging in their records. I am sure that Ken might be able to add some more information to your file.
You all have a great reunion!
Best regards, Debra Anderson
More About Sarah Catherine Murray: Burial: Ellensburg, WA.
Children of Sarah Catherine Murray and Isaac N. Eddy are: