Heywood Family Sketch
An American Adventure
Liverpool, England - According to a regional county history, Sophia Heywood was born in Liverpool, England in 1789.

Edinburgh, Scotland - The same source indicates she married Robert McMurray in Edinburgh, Scotland, and lived in Wigton, England, near the city of Carlisle, where the family operated a general store. Carlisle is in the northwest of England, three miles from the Scottish border.

Montgomery County, Ohio - The McMurray family came to the United States and was in Montgomery County, Ohio before 1836, where the elder McMurray became proprietor of the popular hotel in those days, known as the Mansion House.

Auglaize County, Ohio - In 1852 they settled in Auglaize County, Ohio, where Robert died in 1871 and Sophia in 1877.