Finding aid to the John D. Murrell (ca. 1796-1856) Account Book

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
JOHN D. MURRELL (ca.1796-1856) ACCOUNT BOOK
The account book, kept by private banker, John D. MURRELL, contains accounts
(1819-1830) of the Ferry Bank at Lynch Dock, one of the first banks in Lynchburg,
Virginia.
JOHN D. MURRELL (ca.1796-1856)
John D. MURRELL, son of John MURRELL and Elizabeth DIEDRICK, was born ca.
1796, probably in Lynchburg, Virginia. His parents had moved to Lynchburg from Mt.
Holly, New Jersey in 1796. MURRELL never married. In 1850, he was listed as a
"speculator" living in Lynchburg. He died 23 March 1856 in New Orleans, Louisiana,
and at the time of his death "was, probably, the wealthiest man in Virginia, being worth,
as is supposed, fully two millions of dollars." He was buried in the Presbyterian
Cemetery in Lynchburg.
[Miscellaneous Notes on the Murrell Family, Mss., FF2372, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, VA.;
1850 Census, Campbell County, VA, National Archives and Records Service, M-432, Roll 938, p. 126,
Dwelling 819, Family 826; Obituary, Lynchburg Daily Virginian, 26 March 1856, p. 3 col. 1.]

MS1035

Dublin Core

Title

Finding aid to the John D. Murrell (ca. 1796-1856) Account Book

Subject

Manuscript finding aid
Murrell, John D. (ca. 1796-1856)
Murrell, John
Diedrick, Elizabeth

Description

Manuscript finding aid to the John D. Murrell (ca. 1796-1856) account book held at Jones Memorial Library

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Format

Adobe portable document file (pdf)

Language

English

Identifier

MS1035FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library, “Finding aid to the John D. Murrell (ca. 1796-1856) Account Book,” Digital Collections, accessed July 13, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/46.