Society Saturday: W. M. Murrell of Lynchburg, Virginia

W. M. Murrell was listed with an annual membership to the Virginia Historical Society in 1921. See "The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography," Volume 29, January, 1921, page x.
W. M. Murrell was listed with an annual membership to the Virginia Historical Society in 1921. See “The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,” Volume 29, January, 1921, page x.

Browsing through resources is an interesting thing to do, and one can find all sorts of hidden information. While looking for the Virginia Rent Rolls of 1704 and earlier, I came upon the above entry in “The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.” It is interesting to find out there was someone in an earlier generation very motivated to share or learn more Murrell family history. Pursuing any papers he may have left with a local historical society, or even the Virginia Historical Society (VHS), may open up new leads on the Murrell family.

There was another interesting name in the list of VHS members:

Mrs. Lida W. Merrill was also listed with an annual membership to the Virginia Historical Society in 1921. See "The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography," Volume 29, January, 1921, page x.
Mrs. Lida W. Merrill was also listed with an annual membership to the Virginia Historical Society in 1921. See “The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,” Volume 29, January, 1921, page x.

Wonder if her husband was related to any of ‘our’ Murrells?