Paul Murray was born in Ireland in 1811. At the age of 18, in 1829, he    moved, with his family, to Oxford County, Ontario.

In 1849 Paul married Lucy Bruce. He bought a quarter section of   bushland in Zorra, Ontario, there they raised a family of six children,   three sons, William (Bill), John and Alexander and three daughters,   Mary, Annie and Jane.

The three sons were never married. Mary married Thomas Black,   Annie married Christian Isaacson and Jane married James Oman   Sutherland