finding your roots

Orson Smith Murray

Marcia Murray Holstrom March 12, 2012

My greatgreatgreat grandfather, Orson Smith Murray, was a founder of the American and Vermont Anti-Slavery Societies as well as a stationmaster on the Underground Railroad. He was a very vocal Atheist, newspaper publisher and was cremated when he died – very rare in 1885. I have a lot of information about this man I would be more than happy to share.

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The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

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