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George M. Murrell Home

Born to a prominent family in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1808, George Michael Murrell married Minerva Ross, the oldest daughter of a wealthy and influential Cherokee family. When the Cherokees were forced to leave their homes in the East during the "Trail of Tears" in 1838-39, Murrell chose to move with his wife's family to the new Nation in the West.

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