William McMurtrie was born in NJ in 1825. He married Susan Zindle in Monroe, Orange County, NY around 1847. He dies in Southfields Woods, Orange County, NY in 1878. He was a school teacher since 1850 and taught in Monroe, NY, Franklin, NJ and Paterson, NJ. I can not locate who his parents or siblings were or when they came to USA for from where they came.