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The Family Tree of William R. (Billy) McMurry of Mississippi

Updated December 2, 2007

William Roy McMurry
149 Ebenezer Church Rd.
Bassfield, MS 39421
United States
601-943-6253
billymcmurry@windstream.net

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This page is a record of the research I am currently working for my family tree. McMurry, Barnes, Shivers, Renfro, Foxworth, Williamson, Hatton, Hollis, Wilkes, Ball, Cameron, Foster, are some of the surnames connected to my family.

Feel free to email, write, or call me if you have any information pertaining to my tree. Information can be birth dates, death dates, marriage dates, children, parents, pictures, corrections, etc. Nothing is unimportant.

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Thanks,

William Roy (Billy) McMurry

Family Photos

  • Ford Hardy Barnes (313 KB)
    This is my Great Grandfather on my mother's father's side.
  • Roy and Lois Renfro McMurry (45 KB)
    This was taken in 1935.
  • Roy McMurry in Navy Uniform (49 KB)
    This is a photo of my Grandparents probably around 1944 or 1945. My Grandfather served in the Pacific during WWII.
  • Nannie Williamson Shivers (178 KB)
    This is my Great Grandmother(center) and my Grandmother(right)on my mother's side.
  • Allen and Nannie Williamson Shivers (68 KB)
    This is a photo of my Great Grandparents on my mother's mother's side. Allen Shivers (1880-19??) Nannie Williamson Shivers (1883-1959)
  • Charles Jesse McMurry (31 KB)
    This is my father Charles Jesse McMurry. This was probably taken around the late 1950s.
  • Lucy Carter Hatton (44 KB)
    This is my Great Great Grandmother Lucy Carter Hatton holding her Grandson and my Grandfather William Hatton Barnes. Picture was taken in 1919.
  • William H., Rachel, and Ann Barnes (48 KB)
    This is a photo of my Grandfather, Aunt Rachel, and Mother, Ann.
  • Jerry L. McMurry (30 KB)
    This is my father's older brother, Jerry. This was probaly taken in the mid to late 1950s.
  • Ford and Myrtle Hatton Barnes (27 KB)
    This is my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother on my mother's father's side. Ford Barnes (1894-1978) Myrtle Hatton Barnes (1891-1919)
  • Ford & Lucy Carter Barnes (42 KB)
    This is a photo of Ford Hardy Barnes and his second wife Lucy Carter Barnes along with his grandchildren, Ann (standing) and Rachel. Ford's first wife, Myrtle (mother of William Hatton Barnes) died about a month after my Grandfather's birth in 1919.
  • Jesse and Jerry McMurry (80 KB)
    This is a photo of my father (Jesse) and my uncle (Jerry) along with Jerry's children Steve and Deanna.
  • Alene Shivers Barnes (30 KB)
    This is my Grandmother on my mother's side. She was the wife of William Hatton Barnes. Alene Shivers Barnes (1920-1994)was the daughter of Allen and Nannie Williamson Shivers.
  • Howard Shivers (46 KB)
    This is a photo of Howard Shivers (1925-2003), youngest child of Allen and Nannie Williamson Shivers and brother to my Grandmother Alene Shivers Barnes.
  • Ann Barnes McMurry (37 KB)
    This is my mother in 1963.
  • Job Foxworth and Family (39 KB)
    This is my Great Great Grandfather on my father's mother's side. Standing Left to Right: Nancy Foxworth (Renfo), Cornelia Foxworth, Sophia Foxworth (Thomas), Etta Foxworth (Purvis?), Marvin Foxworth, & E.W.(Bud)Foxworth. Seated Left to Right: Francis Ball Foxworth (1849-1929) & Jobias Mathias Foxworth (2nd Lt. CSA Jeff Davis Sharpshooters)(1841-1916)
  • Phillip Shivers (80 KB)
    This is a photo of Phillip Shivers (abt.1913-?), son of Allen and Nannie Williamson Shivers and brother to my Grandmother Alene Shivers Barnes.
  • William R. (Billy) & Charles Mark McMurry (29 KB)
    This is a picture of me and my brother in early 1969. That's me on the left with the big head.
  • Nancy Foxworth Renfro (64 KB)
    This is my Great Grandmother on my father's mother's side. Nancy Foxworth Renfro (1883-1934) was the daughter of Job and Frances Ball Foxworth. She was the mother of my Grandmother, Lois Renfro McMurry.(1910-2002)
  • Earl Shivers (57 KB)
    Left to Right: Unknown, Earl Shivers, and Alene Shivers (my Grandmother). Earl Shivers (abt. 1912-?)
  • William R. (Billy) McMurry and Debbie Barnes (44 KB)
    This is a picture of me and my Aunt Debbie, probably in 1965.
  • David Clayton McMurry (45 KB)
    This is a picture of my Great Grandfather, Great Great Grandfather and some Great Great Uncles. From Left to right: Jesse James McMurry (Great Grandfather 1888-1950), David Clayton McMurry (Great Great Grandfather 1849-1911), Andra Morrow(family friend?), Jess McMurry, & Joseph Clinton McMurry.
  • Ray Shivers (43 KB)
    This is a photo of Ray Shivers and his daughter Billy Raye Shivers. Probably taken during the early to mid 1940s. Ray Shivers (abt. 1907-?) was the son of Allen and Nannie Williamson Shivers and brother of my Grandmother Alene Shivers Barnes.
  • Ann Barnes McMurry (71 KB)
    This a photo of my mother at 8 months old in 1942.
  • Lucy C. Hatton & Mollie Hatton Reddoch (45 KB)
    Left to Right: Lucy Carter Hatton (1858-?), William Hatton Barnes (1919-2000), Reggie Reddoch (1917-?), Mollie Hatton Reddoch (1894-1974). My Grandfather was raised by Lucy and Mollie since my Great Grandmother, Myrtle Hatton Barnes, died a couple of months after his birth. Lucy was the mother of Myrtle and Mollie was Myrtle's sister.
  • Debbie Barnes Robbins (33 KB)
    This is my aunt Debbie Barnes Robbins. Youngest daughter of William H. and Alene Shivers Barnes. Photo was taken at the camp of Roy McMurry in Waveland, MS in 1965. The camp was destroyed by Hurricane Camille in 1969.
  • Louis and Scott Hatton (36 KB)
    Clockwise: Thomas Louis Hatton and Jesse Scott Hatton (in the 1930s), Louis Hatton (on car), Jesse Scott Hatton (school picture). Louis and Scott are the sons of Thomas Jefferson Hatton and Gaye Speights Hatton. Thomas Jefferson Hatton was the son of Peter Lamkin Hatton and Lucy Carter Hatton and the brother of my Great Grandmother Myrtle Hatton Barnes.
  • Wiggins Hatton and Beulah Tyrone Hatton (92 KB)
    The photo on the left is Wiggins Hatton and an unknown lady. The photo on the right is Beulah Tyrone Hatton, mother of Wiggins and wife of William Robert Hatton. William Robert Hatton was the son of Peter Lamkin Hatton and Lucy Carter Hatton. William Robert Hatton was also the brother of my Great Grandmother Myrtle Hatton Barnes.
  • William Hatton Barnes (46 KB)
    This is my Grandfather Barnes around 1944.
  • Alene Shivers Barnes with Rachel and Ann Barnes (150 KB)
    This is my Grandmother along with my Aunt Rachel and my Mother, Ann.
  • Alene Shivers Barnes (96 KB)
    This is my Grandmother in 1985.
  • Waveland Camp 1965 (40 KB)
    Left to Right: Ann Barnes McMurry, Alene Shivers Barnes, Billy (Me) McMurry and Debbie Barnes. Photo was taken at the Roy McMurry Camp in Waveland, MS in 1965.
  • William Hatton Barnes Family (56 KB)
    This photo was taken around 1988. Front Row: Myself,(Billy McMurry, son of Ann), Kimberly Ann Cameron (Daugther of Rachel), James Alan Cameron (son of Rachel). Middle Row: Charles Mark McMurry (son of Ann), Alene Shivers Barnes, Hatton Barnes. Back Row: Ann Barnes McMurry (my mother), Rachel Barnes Cameron, Sammy Robbins (husband of Debbie), & Debbie Barnes Robbins.
  • Charles Jesse McMurry and Children (72 KB)
    Left to Right: Charles Mark McMurry, Charles Jesse McMurry and William Roy (Billy) McMurry. This photo was taken near Bassfield, MS in January 1970.
  • Jerry McMurry and Family (44 KB)
    This photo was taken in the late 1960s or early 1970s. Left to Right: Jerry McMurry, Deanna McMurry, Norma Allen McMurry, and Jerry Steven McMurry. Uncle Jerry spelled his last name McMurray.
  • Rachel and Ann Barnes (72 KB)
    This photo is of Rachel and Ann Barnes (Daughters of William H. and Alene Shivers Barnes) in 1955(?).
  • Lois Renfro McMurry and Roy McMurry (58 KB)
    This is a photo of my Grandparents at my Uncle Jerry's home in Slidell, LA in the late 1970s.
  • William Hatton Barnes (52 KB)
    This is a photo of my Grandfather working on a windmill.
  • Jesse James McMurry (47 KB)
    This is my Great Grandfather Jesse James (JJ) McMurry. I have no idea of the date that it was taken.
  • Rachel and Ann Barnes School Pictures (72 KB)
    Left photo is Rachel Barnes and right photo is Ann Barnes (my mother).
  • Jesse James McMurry and Charles P. Renfro (49 KB)
    My Great Grandfather JJ McMurry along with my great grandfather Charles P. Renfro (Father of Lois Renfro McMurry).
  • Orlis Shivers (28 KB)
    Orlis Shivers (1925-1992) son of Roy Shivers. Grandson of Allen Shivers and nephew of Alene Shivers Barnes.
  • JJ McMurry and Tish Cameron McMurry (72 KB)
    This a photo of my Great Grandparents with some of their grandchildren. Seated: Jesse James McMurry and Tish Cameron McMurry. Middle Row: Jerry McMurry, Jesse (my father) McMurry, and Charlotte McMurry (daughter of Roscoe McMurry), Standing in the back, Mary Anderson (daughter of Bertie Mae McMurry Anderson).
  • Ford Barnes and Granddaughter Ann (62 KB)
    This is a picture of my Great Grandfather Ford Barnes and my mother Ann Barnes McMurry.
  • Children of Jesse James and Tish McMurry (70 KB)
    Standing Left to Right: Bertie Mae McMurry Anderson, Wilmer McMurry, Roscoe McMurry, Roy McMurry (my grandfather). Kneeling :James Rembert McMurry. They are lined up in order of their age. Oldest to youngest.
  • Trigger Reddoch (66 KB)
    This is a photo of Trigger Reddoch. He is the son of Reggie and Merle Bond Reddoch and the Grandson of Howard and Mollie Hatton Reddoch. His Grandmother and my Great Grandmother were sisters.
  • William Hatton Barnes and Ann Barnes (70 KB)
    This is a photo of my Grandfather holding my mother. Since she was born in November 1941, I am assuming this was made in late 1941 or early 1942.
  • Ford Barnes and Granddaughter Rachel (41 KB)
    This is a photo of Ford Barnes and his Granddaughter Rachel, Daughter of William Hatton and Alene Shivers Barnes.
 

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