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1.1. Michael Hugh COOLEY 1.2. Lonnie Rae COOLEY
2ND GENERATION
2. Allison Claude COOLEY 3. Billie Dell HOGUE
3RD GENERATION
4. McCabe COOLEY 5. Marie Henrietta HENNEQUIN 6. Hugh Wallace HOGUE 7. Birdie Nina MCDOWELL
4TH GENERATION
8. Joseph William COOLEY 9. Araminta D JOHNSON 10. Louis Francois HENNEQUIN 11. Marguerite STEWARD 12. Robert Irwin HOGUE 13. Nancy Joanna FOSTER 14. William Ellis MCDOWELL 15. Euphemia Ruth ASHENHURST
5TH GENERATION
16. Greenbury COOLEY 17. Amelia Mohler PETTIT 18. Wesley Phillip JOHNSON 19. Susan Isabel FISK 20. Louis HENNEQUIN 21. Maria Theresa DRAVIGNEY 22. John Joseph STORDEUR 23. Stephany LAURENT 24. John HOGUE 25. Ann R SIMPSON 26. John A FOSTER 27. Martha Jane STRUTHERS 28. William Erwin MCDOWELL 29. Maria HART 30. Oliver Taylor ASHENHURST 31. Sara Eva SOUTHERN
6TH GENERATION
32. David COOLEY 33. Laurinda AIKEN 34. Joseph PETTET 35. Elizabeth MOHLER 36. Elijah JOHNSON 37. Anna Jane FOSTER 38. Edward Curtis FISK 39. Arminta D WOOD 40. Xavier HANNEQUIN 41. Marie Magdeleine BELOT 42. Pierre Joseph DRAVIGNEY 43. Marie Therese GILBERT 44. Joseph STEWARD 45. JMarie Therese HUENS 46. Jean Baptiste LAURENT 47. Jeaninne VANDERMEULEN 48. James HOGUE 49. Margaret IRWIN 50. Isaac SIMPSON 51. Elizabeth RICHARDSON 52. Samuel FOSTER 53. Nancy ____ 54. James STRUTHERS 55. Elizabeth SAVILLE 56. John MCDOWELL 57. Anna CURRY 58. Joseph HART Sr 59. Susan PICKENS 60. Oliver ASHENHURST 61. Euphemia BISHOP 62. Charles William SOUTHERN 63. Ruth Ruema HOOVER
7TH GENERATION
64. John COOLEY 65. Sela WRIGHT 66. William AKINS 67. Rebecca MCCLINTICK 73. Ruth ____ ? 76. John R FISK 77. Mahala KEMP 78. John WOOD 79. Charity CORSON 85. Jeanne Claude DRAVIGNEY 86. Josph GILBERT 87. Agathe LANGARD 102. Matthew RICHARDSON 103. Ann STOCKTON 104. James Couples FOSTER 105. Jane MORROW 108. William STRUTHERS 109. Janet LINDSAY 110. Robert SAVILLE 111. Deborah ____ 112. John MCDOWELL 113. Jane ERWIN 116. Edward HART 117. Nancy Ann STOUT 118. John PICKENS 120. William ASHENHURST 121. Nancy ASHENHURST 122. Peter BISHOP 123. Eleanor ____ 124. John SOUTHERN 125. Elizabeth DUNCAN 126. John HOOVER? 127. unknown
8TH GENERATION
128. Edward COOLEY 129. Martha RAPER 130. William WRIGHT 131. Martha MORGAN 132. William EAKIN 133. Mary WALLACE 134. John MCCLINTICK 135. Mary Jane MCDOWELL 152. Richard FISK 154. William KEMP 155. Sukey DAMANT 158. Eli CORSON 159. Christianna THOMPSON 206. Richard Witham STOCKTON 207. Mary Ann HATFIELD 210. Samuel ? MORROW ? 218. James LINDSAY 219. Margaret WATSON 220. Samuel SAVILLE 221. Ann BOOTH 224. John MCDOWELL 225. Esther HARRISON 226. William ERWIN 227. Mary ERWIN 228. Dr Robert CURRY 229. Ann CURRY 232. John HART Signer 233. Deborah SCUDDER 234. St Leger Codd STOUT 235. Susannah SIMPSON 248. William SOUTHERN 249. Magdelaine FORD 250. Charles DUNCAN 251. Margaret KIRK 252->255. unknown
9TH GENERATION
256. John COOLEY 257. poss Sarah MATTHEWS 258. Thomas RAPER 259. Martha HAM 260. Richard WRIGHT Sr103 261. Ann 262. James MORGAN 263. Mary DAVIS 268. William MCCLINTICK 316. Jacob CORSON Jr 317. Charity STILLWELL 318. Benajah TOMSON 319. Prudence ELDREDGE 412. Samuel STOCKTON 413. Rachel STOUT 414. Joseph HATFIELD 415. Phoebe CLARK 442. Robert BOOTH 443. Ann GASTON 452. John ERWIN 453. Jane WILLIAMS 454. Francis ERWIN 455. Jane CURRY 456. William CURRY 457. Sarah YOUNG 458. John YOUNG 459. Elizabeth KINGDOM 464. Capt Edward HART 465. Martha FURMAN 466. Richard Betts SCUDDER Jr 468. James STOUT 469. Mary Ann CODD 496. John SOUTHERN ? 497. Margaret KIDD ? 500. Charles DUNCAN 502. John KIRK Sr 503. Margaret BROOKS 514. James MATTHEWS Sr ? 520. Philbert WRIGHT 521. Esther BECRAFT 504->517. unknown
10TH GENERATION
518->823. unknown 632. Jacob CORSON Sr 633. Naomi 634. Nicholas STILLWELL 635. Sara HAND 824. Richard STOCKTON 825. Susannah WITHAM 826. Col Joseph STOUT 827. Ruth BRYMSON 828. Abraham HATFIELD 829. Phoebe OGDEN 830. John CLARK 904. Edward ERWIN 905. Frances FRANCIS 908. see 904 909. see 905 910. William CURRY 911. Sally YOUNG 914. John YOUNG 920. See 914 928. John HART 2nd 929. Mary HUNT 930. Josiah FURMAN 2nd 931. Sarah STRICKLAND 932. Richard Betts SCUDDER Sr 933. Hannah REEDER 936. see 826 937. see 827 938. Capt St Leger CODD 939. Mary HANSON 992. John SOUTHERN 993. Catherine BARRON 940->1035. unknown 1042. Peter BECRAFT
11TH GENERATION
1036->1263. unknown 1264. Jan CARSTENSEN 1265. Maria Elias DAAS 1268. John STILLWELL Jr 1270. George HAND 1648. Richard STOCKTON 1649. Abigail ____ 1650. Robert WITHAM 1651. Ann STRAINERIDGE 1652. Jonathan STOUT 1653. Anne BOLLEN 1654. Daniel BRYMSON 1655. Frances GREENLAND 1656. Matthias HATFIELD 1657. Mariken MELYN 1660. Richard CLARK 1856. John HART 1st 1857. Mary ____ 1858. Ralph HUNT 1859. Elizabeth JESSUP 1860. Josiah FURMAN 1st 1862. Edmund STRICKLAND 1863. Hannah ____ 1864. John SCUDDER Jr 1865. Joanna BETTS 1866. John REEDER 2nd 1867. Hannah BURROUGHS 1876. Col St Leger CODD 115 1877. Anna BENNETT 115 1878. Col Hans HANSON 1879. Martha Kelts WOODARD 1984. Capt John SOUTHERN 1985. Memory TUCKER 1986. Andrew BARRON 1988. Thomas KIDD 1989. Jane WILLIS 1990. Robert CHOWNING Jr 1991. Ann POOLE 1880->2071. unknown
12TH GENERATION
2072->2079. unknown 2528. Carsten JANSEN 2529. Barbara 2530. Elias DAAS 2536. John STILLWELL 2537. Elizabeth PERRIN 2540. Thomas HAND 2541. Katherine STUBBS 3304. Richard STOUT 3305. Penelope VAN PRINCIS 3306. Capt James BOLLEN 3307. Anne VAUQUELLIN 3308. William BRINSDON 3309. Margaret ____ 3310. Dr Henry GREENLAND 3311. Mary BAREFOOT 3312. Thomas HATFIELD 3313. Anna 3314. Cornelius MELYN 3316. John OGDEN 3317. Jane BOND 3320. Richard CLARK 3321. Elizabeth MOORE 3718. Edward JESSUP 3719. Elizabeth BRIDGES 3720. John FURMAN 3721. Susan BUSH 3728. John SCUDDER Sr 3729. Mary KING 3730. Capt Richard BETTS 3731. Joanna CHAMBERLAYNE 3732. John REEDER 1st 3733. Hannah THORPE 3734. Jeremiah BURROUGHS 3735. Hannah WAY 3752. Col William CODD 115 3753. Lady Mary ST LEGER 115 3754. Gov Richard BENNETT 3755. Mary Ann LONGWORTH 113 106 3756. Andrew HANSON 3757. Annika ____ 3970. Capt William TUCKER 3971. Mary THOMPSON 3972. Robert BARRON 3980. Robert CHOWNING Sr 3981. Joanne HITCHCOCK 3982. Thomas POOLE 3758->4143. unknown
13TH GENERATION
4144->4159. unknown 5072. William STILLWELL 5073. Hannah 5074. Daniel PERRIN 5075. Elizabeth 5080. John HAND 5081. Elizabeth GRANSDEN 6592. John STOCKTON 6593. Eleanor CLAYTON 6608. John STOUT 6609. Elizabeth BEE 6614. Robert VAUQUELLIN 6615. Jeanette 6622. Capt Walter BAREFOOT 6632. Richard OGDEN 6633. Elizabeth HUNTINGTON 6640. Richard CLARK 6642. Thomas MOORE 6643. Martha YOUNGS 7456. Thomas SCUDDER 7457. Elizabeth LOWERS 7458. William KING 7459. Dorothy HAYNES 7460. John BETTES 7461. Mary BIGGS 7462. Rev Robert CHAMBERLAYNE 7463. Elizabeth STOUGHTON 7466. William THORPE 7467. Garthered BLITHE 7468. John BURROUGHS 7469. Johanna JESSUP 7470. James WAY 7504. William CODD 7505. Hester LAMPORD 7506. Sir Warham ST LEGER 115 7507. Dame Mary HAYWARD 115 7508. Thomas BENNETT 7509. Anstie Tomson SPICER 7512. John HANSON 7511->8287. unknown
14TH GENERATION
8288->8319. unknown 10144. Nicholas STILLWELL 10145. Ann 10148. Pierre PERRIN 10149. Andrienne JUBRIL 10160. John HAND 10161. Joan SIMMONS 10162. Henry GRANSDEN 13284. Thomas MOORE 13624. Edward OGDEN 13624. Margaret WILSON 14912. Henry SCUDDER 14913. ____ LOWERS 14914. John LOWERS 14920. Alexander BETTES 14921. Joan LARKYN 14926. Rev Thomas STOUGHTON 14927. Katherine 14936. Jeremiah BURROUGHS 14938. John JESSUP 14939. Joanna KERRICH 15012. Sir Anthony ST LEGER 115 15013. Mary SCOTT 115 15014. Sir Rowland HAYWARD 115 15015. Katherine SMYTHE 15016. Robert BENNETT 15017. Elizabeth EDNEY 15024. Col. John HANSON 15025. Frances PRICHARD 15026->16575. unknown
15TH GENERATION
16576->20289. unknown 20298. Jean JUBRIL 20299. Juvine LOMBARD 20326. William GRANSDEN 20327. Ann 26528. William OGDEN 26529. Abigail GOODSALL 26530. Richard WILSON 26531. Margaret 29792. William de STIRKELAUNDE 29840. Robert BETTS 29876. Francis JESSOP 29877. Frances WHITE 30024. Sir Warham ST LEGER 115 30025. Lady Ursula NEVILLE 107 115 30026. Sir Thomas SCOTT 115 30027. Elizabeth BAKER 115 30028. George HAYWARD 30029. Margaret WITHBROKE 30030. Sir Thomas SMYTHE 30031. Alice JUDDE 30032. John BENNETT 30033. Margery 30034. John EDNYE 30048. Thomas HANSON 30049. Janet G GLEDHILL 30050. John PRICHARD 30051->33151. unknown
16TH GENERATION
33152->33279. unknown 53056. Richard OGDEN 53057. Mabel de HOOGAN 53058. Henry GOODSALL 59584. William de STIRKELAUNDE 59752. Richard JESSOP 59753. Ann SWIFT 59754. Alexander WHITE 59755. Eleanor SMITH 60048. Sir Anthony St LEGER 111 60049. Agnes WARHAM 112 60050. George NEVILLE 60051. Lady Mary STAFFORD 60052. Sir Reginald SCOTT 115 60053. Emiline KEMP 115 60054. Sir John BAKER 115 60055. Elizabeth DINLEY 115 60056. John HAYWARD 60060. John SMYTHE 60061. Joan BROUNCKER 60062. Andrew JUDDE 60057. Agnes GLOVER 60096. John HANSON 60097. Agnes SAVILE 60098. John GLEDHILL 60099->66303. unknown
17TH GENERATION
66304->66559. unknown 106112. Robert OGDEN 106113. Joan 106114. Johannes de HOOGAN 119504. William JESSOP 119505. Emotte CHARLESWORTH 119506. Robert SWIFT 119508. Thomas WHITE 119510. William SMITH 119511. Katherine PORTER 120096. Ralph St LEGER 120097. Anne HART 120098. Heughe WARHAM 112 120099. Mary Ann COLLES 120100. George NEVILLE 120101. Margaret FENNE 120102. Edward STAFFORD 120103. Eleanor PERCY 120104. Sir John SCOTT 115 120105. Anne (Amy) PYMPE 115 120106. Sir William KEMP 111 115 120107. Elynor BROWNE 111 115 120108. Richard BAKER 120109. Elizabeth DYNELEY 120110. Thomas DINLEY 115 120112. William HAYWARD 120113. Agnes BALLY 120122. Robert BROUNCKER 120192. John HANSON 120193. Catherine BROOKE 120194. John SAVILE Esq. 120195. Margery GLEDHILL 120196->132607. unknown
18TH GENERATION
132608->132608. unknown 239020. Thomas SMITH 239021. Margaret CLARKE 239022. Augustine PORTER 240192. Ralph ST LEGER 240193. Anne PROPHET 240194. Sir Edward HART 240196. Robert WARHAM 240197. Elizabeth ____ 240198. Geoffrey COLLES 240200->240207. Royal Lineage 107 240208. Sir William SCOTT 115 240209. Sybil LEWKNOR 115 240210. Reginald DE PYMPE 115 240211. Elizabeth PASHLEY 115 240212. Sir Thomas KEMP 111 115 240213. Emelyn CHICHE 111 115 240214. Robert BROWNE 111 240215. Mary MALLETT 115 240218. Thomas DYNELEY 240224. William HAYWARD 240225. Elizabeth BROCKTON 240226. William BALLY 240384. John HANSON 240385. Cicely RAVENSHAW 240386. John BROOKE 240390. John GLEDHILL 240391->265215. unknown
19TH GENERATION
265216->266241. unknown 480384. Ralph ST LEGER 480385. Margaret TYRREL 480400->480415. Royal Lineage 107 480416. Sir John SCOTT 480417. Agnes BEAUFITZ 480418. John LEWKNOR 115 480420. Sir William DE PYMPE 115 480421. Elizabeth WHETEHILL 480422. Sir John PASHELY 115 480423. Lowys GOWER 115 480424. Thomas KEMP 111 480425. Beathris LEUKENER 111 480426. Sir Valentine CHICHE 480427. Philippa CHICHELEY 480428. Sir Thomas BROWNE 111 115 480429. Alianor DE ARUNDEL 115 480430. William MALLETT 115 480448. William HAYWARD 480449. Jane WILCOCKES 480450. William BROCKTON 480768. John HANSON 480769. Cicely DE WINDEBANKE 480770. John RAVENSHAW 480826. Vincent CHICHELE 115 480827->530431. unknown
20TH GENERATION
530432->960767. unknown 960768. John ST LEGER 960769. Margery DONNETT 960824->960829. Royal Lineage 107 960830. Sir Walter D'EVEREAUX 107 960831. Elizabeth MERBURY 107 960832. William SCOTT 960833. Isabella HERBERT 960834. William DE BEAUFITZ 960842. Sir Richard WHETEHILL 960844. Sir John PASHLEY 115 960845. Elizabeth WYDVILLE 115 960846. Sir Thomas GOWER 115 960848. Sir John KEMP 111 960850. Sir Thomas LEUKENER 111 960851. ____ HOO 111 960854. Robert CHICHELEY 960858. Sir Thomas DE ARUNDEL 115 960859. Joan MOYNE 115 960896. John HAYWARD 960897. Margery WEVER 961536. John HANSON 961537. Alice WOODHOUSE 961538->1060863. unknown
21TH GENERATION
1060864->1921537. unknown 1921538. James DONNETT 1921648->1921661. Royal Lineage 107 1921662. John MERBURY 107 1921666. Vincent HERBERT 115 1921688. Sir Robert PASHELY 115 1921689. Philippa CERGEAUX 115 1921690. Sir Richard WYDVILLE 115 1921691. Elizabeth LYONS 1921696. Raulf KEMP 111 1921702. Sir Thomas HOO 111 1921716. John DE ARUNDEL 1921717. Elizabeth DESPENSER 115 107 1921792. James HAYWARD 1923072. Henry DE RASTRICK 1923074. Henry DE WOODHOUSE 1923075->2121727. unknown
22ND GENERATION
2121728->3843075. unknown 3843076->3843327. Royal Lineage 107 3843328->3843375. unknown 3813382. Sir Thomas TUNSTALL 3843376. Robert PASHLEY 115 3843377. Anne HOWARD 115 3843378. Sir Richard CERGEAUX 115 3843379. Philippa FITZALAN 115 3843382. Sir John LYONS 3843432. John FITZALAN 3843433. Alianor MALTRAVERS 107 115 3843436->3846143. unknown 3846144. John DE RASTRICK 3846148. Alexander DE WOODHOUSE 3846149. Beatrice TOOTHILL 3846150->4243455. unknown
23RD GENERATION
4243456->7686151. unknown 7686152->7686655. Royal Lineage 107 7637760. Sir William PARR 7637761. Elizabeth de ROS 7686754. John HOWARD 115 7686756. Richard CERGEAUX 115 7686757. Margaret SENESCHAL 115 7686758. Edmund FITZALAN 115 7686759. Sibyl DE MONTEGU 115 7686864->7686865. Royal Lineage 107 7686866. Sir John MALTAVERS 107 7386867->8486910. unknown


 
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Name: Dr Robert Curry Born: 10 Nov 1717 Place: Londonderry, Ulster, Ireland Died: 5 Jun 1804 Place: Augusta county VA Married: c1745 Place: Lancaster co PA

As is so often the case in genealogy, there's a great deal of confusion surrounding this man's wife (wives). Tradition holds that he was married twice, first to Elizabeth McComb. The proof, it has been stated, is in the will of Elizabeth's father, Andrew McComb. However, that was clearly not this Robert. Robert Curry's children, as per the 1804 will below, were daughters Margaret Nickel, Mary Erwin, and Ann Glen; and sons Samuel, William, James, Robert, Alexander, and Isah Curry. Andrew McComb's will (1788) names his grandchildren (children of a Robert Curry) as follows: Andrew, Margaret, Jean, William, Mary, Robert, Elizabeth, and Agness. Clearly, these are not the same families. It appears that his only wife was Ann Curry, said to have been his first cousin, but by what evidence I don't know.

Will of Dr Robert Curry Sr, 1804

The following transcription was provided to me by Margaret ("Maggie") Phillips:

In the name of God amen I Robert Curry of the State of Virginia and County of Agusta being of advanced years but of perfect mind and memory Thanks to God for it and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die and after death the judgment I do hereby make this my last Will and testiment in names and form following and first I recommend my Soul to go to Who gave it and my body to the earth from where it was taken to be buried in a Cristian and decent like maner at the discresion of my Executors here named and as for what worldly goods it hath pleased God to bestow on me in this life it is my will and desire they be disposed of as followeth and first I leave and bequeath unto my beloved wife Ann my dwelling house with all the furniture belonging to it and likewise my Negro wench China to be for her own use during her natural life and to be disposed of her at her decease as she sees proper her and her issue together with two cows & two sheep all to disposed of by her as she sees proper at her decease and as for my real Estate to with my lands I alow my son Samuel the benefit of my lands during my wife Ann life time and at her decease I alow him to keep the land or sell it at the rate of eight dollars an acre if sold to be divided as follows to wit 35 to be divided among them my Daughter Margaret Nickel 5A and my Daughter Mary Erwin 25A and my Daughter Ann Glen the sum of 5A to be taken out of the whole price of the the land I alow my son Samuel to Keep if he sees proper providing he pay to his five brothers William Curry James Curry Robert Curry Alexander and Isah at the rate of eight dollars an acre and provided my son Samuel Should see cause to keep the land he is to pay each of the Legatees in Six years after my wifes decease and I do constitute and appoint my two beloved sons Robert & William (crossed out) Samuel Curry Executors of this my last Will and testament and I do hereby revoke and ___ al former Wills either by word or wrighting ratifying this to be my last Will and testament in ___ I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th Day of December the year one thousand eitht hundred 3 --

Witnesses present James Young Sen. Hugh Brown - Andrew Young. Proved 24th December, 1804. Samuel qualifies." (CL-185, 468) He died near Staunton in Augusta Co., VA after this writing in 1804.

Biography from Ancestrees

From http://www.ancestrees.com/pedigree/1424.htm

I'm included this in whole because these things have a tendancy to disappear. I do not know who the author is.

Robert Curry is listed as part of the Civil Service in the Revolutionary War from Augusta Co., Virginia in the DAR PATRIOT INDEX, VOL I., p.170. (CL-171,175) (CL-270)

Birth Order of Robert's children is not in any way in order on my family group sheet. The order has been conjectured as similar to how Robert lists his children in his will. Ann and Samuel's birth dates are the only ones known with some certainty. His will lists them in this order: Samuel, Margaret, Mary, Ann, William, James, Robert, Alexander and Isaiah. I personally suspect that the daughters birth order should be intermixed throughout the order of the sons because of some calculations I did from war records. Sons James and Robert were enlisted with their Father Robert in 1783. That makes their likely birth order before their sister Ann's of 1768, not after. Doris Rawlings received a letter second hand that stated Dr. Robert Curry was from Antrim, Ireland. Dr. Frey, a competent researcher in this family, states that he was born in Londonderry, Ulster Co., Ireland instead. This fits with the fact that he was of Scotch/Irish descent. The Scotch Irish were mostly from Ulster, Northern Ireland, across from Scotland who traveled to America, staying a brief time in Pennsylvania before settling in Augusta Co., Virginia. They were usually Presbyterians. They were participants in many wars of the area, first the French, the Indians, then finally the British. The Indian Wars were from 1753-1764 and the Revolution was from 1775-1781 with peace not formally concluded until 1783. (CL-188)

He immigrated from Londonderry, Ireland to Pennsylvania late in the year of 1736 arriving in the Port of Philadelphia. According to the book "Men of Mark in Virginia", he was also born in Londonderry. He traveled with possibly 3 brothers. He and his brother, William purchased 200 acres in Lancaster Co., PA on Jan 16, 1737. Both of them removed to Augusta Co., VA in late 1747 or early 1748 though the Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy by Virkus, c. 1928 stated that he arrived in Augusta Co., VA in 1753. He married first in Pennsylvania and possibly twice from some second hand sources like "My Augusta.". The only wife that has been verified is Ann Currie. He and his wife, Ann, are listed as cousins in a letter from Donna Lewis dated 1993. This is supported by research from Dr. Frey.

Dr. Robert Curry purchased 200 acres on Naked Creek near John Young's and friend, George Glenn's land in Augusta Co., VA on Mar 10, 1748/49. He was the progenitor of the Currys living on Naked Creek. In 1750, Robert and William were joined by their brothers, Nathan, David and Isaiah. (CL-468) Robert Curry farmed his land, but he had also studied medicine and taught fencing for several years. (CL-568)

In 1753, he had 135 of these acres on Naked Creek surveyed by Tomas Lewis. In 1780 he surveyed an adjoining 50 acres also on Naked Creek. His possible father-in-law, Andrew McCombe, seems to have helped him purchase 130 of these acres.

Robert Curry is listed in the military service throughout this extensive amount of time. Robert Curry qualified as Ensign of Militia on Sept. 21 1763, Captain of Militia on August 16, 1774 and Major of Militia by 1776. He was listed as Capt. in the French and Indian Wars and as Capt. of the Home Guard in the Revolutionary War. For his service in the French and Indian Wars, he was granted a tract of land in Highland Co., Ohio named "Crab Bottom". This is possibly the land that later Curry and Glenn descendants moved to. (CL-568) He was appointed road overseer from Skidmore's Camp up the North River to the first main Fork above the Great Lick on Mar. 18, 1783. He is also listed with sons James and Robert in Capt. Given's and Campbell's Companies in 1783. (CL-194b,c) He was living in Greenbrier Co., VA from 1783-1786. That is now in West Virginia, slightly S.E. of Augusta Co., VA. (CL-172)

In record after record for Augusta Co., Virginia he is listed as the "Teste" or Witness for many legal proceedings. In Deed Book 26, pg. 344 he was issued a Patent, 1st Sept., 1780. (The item in patent was not mentioned.) He was an elder in the "Old Stone Church" in Augusta Co., Virginia. It can easily be surmised that he was a well respected citizen from these court records. (CL-194d).

This Robert Curry has been confused with Robert (b. 1730) who was the son of Robert and Jane Seawright Curry from Pennsylvania. It is said that he married an Ann also (though this simply could be a mix-up with our Dr. Robert who was born in 1717). (CL-305,306, 391)

Proof that our Dr. Robert, father of our Ann Glenn, was born in 1717 first comes from a Vol. I, D.A.R. record. The D.A.R. information is supported in Dr. Robert Curry's Tombstone Inscription taken by an unknown reader from Old Fort Defiance, August Co., VA. On that he was born Nov. 10, 1717 and died Jan. 5, 1800 and was buried with wife Ann Curry of Ulster Co., Ireland. (CL-270) The death date does not match when he wrote his will in 1803. The tombstone was erected by his descendent, Charles Curry around 1898. The unknown reader described it as a large new stone erected by children of Robert Addison and Hanna Anderson Curry. According to researcher, Linda Baker, the person simply transcribed the tombstone incorrectly. It clearly states that he died Jan. 5, 1804. After the Charles who had erected the tombstone, died in 1941, the Curry family home that had been lived in by six generations of Currys was finally sold in 1946. His tombstone states: "Dr. Curry was Captn in French and Indian War Captn of Home Guards during the Revolutionary War. Elder of Augusta Church. Robert and Ann are Natives of Ulster, Ireland and were amoung the Pioneers and Nation Builders of this Country."

In the book, "From Corner to Corner with John Curry Sr.," it states, the first Currys in the Shenandoah Valley are reported to have been Dr. Robert Curry and his brothers, Nathaniel, David and Isaiah who reached Augustus Co. in 1747-48. (CL-207). These brothers names fit with the children of William Curry and Sally Young from Antrim, IRE. (CL-275) Following is Robert Curry's Will, transcribed as written 29 Dec 1803 - Augusta Co. Court Will Book, Vol. VIII, pg. 417: "In the name of God amen I Robert Curry of the State of Virginia and County of Agusta being of advanced years but of perfect mind and memory Thanks to God for it and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die and after death the judgment I do hereby make this my last Will and testiment in names and form following and first I recommend my Soul to go to Who gave it and my body to the earth from where it was taken to be buried in a Cristian and decent like maner at the discresion of my Executors here named and as for what worldly goods it hath pleased God to bestow on me in this life it is my will and desire they be disposed of as followeth and first I leave and bequeath unto my beloved wife Ann my dwelling house with all the furniture belonging to it and likewise my Negro wench China to be for her own use during her natural life and to be disposed of her at her decease as she sees proper her and her issue together with two cows & two sheep all to disposed of by her as she sees proper at her decease and as for my real Estate to with my lands I alow my son Samuel the benefit of my lands during my wife Ann life time and at her decease I alow him to keep the land or sell it at the rate of eight dollars an acre if sold to be divided as follows to wit 35 to be divided among them my Daughter Margaret Nickel 5A and my Daughter Mary Erwin 25A and my Daughter Ann Glen the sum of 5A to be taken out of the whole price of the the land I alow my son Samuel to Keep if he sees proper providing he pay to his five brothers William Curry James Curry Robert Curry Alexander and Isah at the rate of eight dollars an acre and provided my son Samuel Should see cause to keep the land he is to pay each of the Legatees in Six years after my wifes decease and I do constitute and appoint my two beloved sons Robert & William (crossed out) Samuel Curry Executors of this my last Will and testament and I do hereby revoke and ___ al former Wills either by word or wrighting ratifying this to be my last Will and testament in ___ I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th Day of December the year one thousand eight hundred 3 -- Witnesses present James Young Sen. (his mother's gr. nephew?), Hugh Brown - Andrew Young (His mother's gr.gr. nephew?). Proved 24th December, 1804. Samuel qualifies." (CL-185, 468) He died near Staunton in Augusta Co., VA after this writing in 1804. The family home that his son Samuel was bequeathed is located "six miles norhtwest of Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church and five miles west of Mt. Sidney in the "hills of Judea" on the waters of Naked Creek." (CL-391d)

As for his sons, there are two Samuel Curry's living in Augusta Co, Virginia from at least 1800-1811 who married at similar times. Samuel Curry is listed as marrying Mary Glenn, d. of George Glenn, on Mar. 25 1800. (This disagrees with info. on Mary Glenn Curry's tombstone that says she was the daughter of James Glenn). There is also a Samuel Curry listed with wife Polly in the 1811 settlement of the Seawright estate who lived outside Augusta Co., VA. It does mention three Curry's in this will. Robert Curry and Jane (possible son of Dr. Robert, William or John Curry Sr.), Samuel Curry and Polly (possible son of Dr. Robert Curry) and Nicolas Curry and Sarah, (possible son of John Curry, Sr.) and Samuel Curry and Polly. It does state that all of the listed Curry's no longer live in Virginia (CL-194c)

The 1810 Federal Census Records for Augusta Co., VA list the following Curry's as living in Augusta Co., VA. Five of these are possible sons of Robert Curry. There is also a Benjamin Curry, probably the son of William who was a likely cousin of our Dr. Robert Curry in the same area. (I deduce that William and Robert were cousins instead of brothers because of a possible marriage between their children: Elizabeth Curry and Alexander Curry on Oct. 6, 1795. Elizabeth was of age, the d. of William Curry. I presume that Alexander Curry, son of Robert was the spouse, as he is the right age and the only other known Alexander Curry in Augusta County besides Elizabeth's brother also named Alexander.)

These are the only Curry's listed as living in Augusta Co., VA in 1810 and they all live in close proximity. The categories are: Males, age 0-10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, 45 & up. Females, ages 0-10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, 45 & up. (CL-181) Alexander, pg 325; 20001-10010-00 Benjamin, pg.325; 00010-00011-00 Isaiah, pg 325; 20010-20010-00 * James, pg 325; 40201-22010-00 * Robert, Curry: pg. 326: 00001-42201-00 * Samuel, pg 325; 20110-30010-00 * Samuel, pg 325; 21010-20011-10 William, pg 325; 12301-00001-00 * Of these: Isaiah, James, Robert, Samuel and William are possibly Dr. Robert Curry's sons or even grandsons. 5

Sources

1 Virkus, Frederick A, Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy (Vol. III, c1928, reprinted in Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., c1987). .... Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, Ed, Men of Mark in Virginia, V. II (worldvitalrecords.com).

2 Dr. Robert Curry and Family Tombstone Inscriptions Old Fort Defiance Augusta Co., VA Unknown Reader. 30 .... Doris M. Rawlings to Linda Coate Dudick Letter dated Sept. 8, 1995 in possession of L. Dudick (CL-275). 41 .... Doris M. Rawlings to Linda Coate Dudick E-mail letter dated Aug. 28, 1995 at jrdr@ix.netcom.com In L. Dudick files (CL-270). 41 .... Gallia County Ohio People in History to 1980 (Gallia Co. Historical Society, c1980). .... DAR, DAR Patriot Index, Vol. I (DAR). 25 .... Dr. Robert Frey to Linda Coate Email letters dated Feb/Mar 1999 at rcfrey@greenapple.com (Dr. Frey is deceased. His cousin, Mike Frey lives in Columbus, Ohio and has the recent family tree information.). 41 .... Augusta County, Virginia Heritage Book, 1732-1998 (This source has multiple errors in it for Robert Curry and the George Glenn family.).

3 Find A Grave Database (www.findagrave.com).

4 Abstract of Graves for Revolutionary War Soldiers. 26

5 C.E. May, My Augusta, A Spot of Earth, Not a Woman (Bridgewater, VA: Good Printers, Inc.). 1 .... Robinson, Margaret H, "Letter dated Mar. 24, 2003" (at 1313 Castle Creek, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804, includes xerox copies of various published 2nd hand sources). .... Augusta County, Virginia Heritage Book, 1732-1998 (This source has multiple errors in it for Robert Curry and the George Glenn family.). .... Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, Ed, Men of Mark in Virginia, V. II (worldvitalrecords.com).

6 Augusta County, Virginia Heritage Book, 1732-1998 (This source has multiple errors in it for Robert Curry and the George Glenn family.).

7 Family Data Collection (www.ancestry.com).

8 "billiongraves.com".

9 "billiongraves.com". .... Find A Grave Database (www.findagrave.com).

I've not yet studied the above and cannot attest to any of it.


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