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Currey of Virginia & West Virginia

Currey of Virginia & West Virginia

Posted: 1038491954000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Currey, Smith, Hoff
Looking for other genealogists to swap info. on my family

John Currey of Fouquoir County, Virginia, had 6 daughters and 4 sons, James (b:1782), Jonathan, Israel, and John. Went to Taylor County, West Va.

Jonathan Currey married Nancy Mason. son, John B. Currey.

John B. Currey married Mary Knight. 8 children: Edwin, Nathan, Frank, Perry, Angeline, Marine, Jonathan (nickname "Daunt"), Harriett. After death of Mary Knight, Johnathan married Permelia Finley.

Perry Currey married Rebecca Sheets. 6 children.
2nd wife was Rulina Brown...4 children.

If any of these names are in your lineage, please contact me asap. Thank you.

Bob LeBlanc

Re: Currey of Virginia & West Virginia

Posted: 1039458781000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1136076055000
I believe I have a match . I have a family tree that begins with Samuel Currey from Belfast Ireland d. 1729. Landed in Boston settled in Chester County Pennsylvania - moved to N Carolina. He had 3 sons. Samuel, Ezekial and John. I'm thinking the man you are referring to is either from the Ezekial or John lines. I'm related through the Samuel line. I have extensive info on Samuel and limited on the other two. If you think this is a match let me know. I'll let you know what I do.
Holly Bailey Meckler

Re: Currey of Virginia & West Virginia

Ward Best (View posts)
Posted: 1061494396000
Classification: Query
Angeline is my great great grandmother. She married Mortimer Lawler (pretty sure). They had two children. Alonzo Lawler and Truman Lawler. Truman Lawler married twice. His first wife Zanie Scranage died giving birth to twins on May 12 1903. Twins were named Romulus and Remus though Remus changed his name to Romeo. There is a book on this branch of the family that Truman wrote if you need some lookups let me know. Romulus is my Grandfather.

Ward Best

Re: Currey of Virginia & West Virginia

Bob LeBlanc (View posts)
Posted: 1061501327000
Classification: Query
I believe I have the same book as you, "History of the Currey Family of West Virginia" by Truman Lawler.

My branch starts with Perry, Angeline's brother. my great grandmother was Florence (Currey) Smith of Spencer.

I'll write more directly to your email address shortly.

Bob LeBlanc
Also in Ohio

Re: Currey of Virginia & West Virginia

Janet Simons (View posts)
Posted: 1063044475000
Classification: Query

I'm also descended from John Currey m. Eleanor Welsh, son Jonathon T. Currey m. Nancy Mason, son John B. Currey m Mary Knight, son William Marine Currey m Virginia Elder, daughter Essie May Currey m Basil Eldorous Simons, son Roy Kenneth Simons m Frances Jensen (my parents).

I've been finding a TON of Knight info on back to the 1600's STILL in US, and Elders back to Ireland, will be glad to share at least sources online and as much info as I can.

Since I switched to XP my old s/w program isn't working right.

Janet K. Washer
(formerly Janet Kay Simons)

Re: Currey of Virginia & West Virginia

Bob LeBlanc (View posts)
Posted: 1063230152000
Classification: Query
Hi, Holly.
I can't remember if I had already emailed you direct or not. While I was looking at the latest posting, I saw yours again.
I would like to know what you have on John Currey.
Is there a way to send me some info so I can see if there's a match? Possibly you have a wife's name or sons and daughters that are listed? You can email me direct if you would like. Just make sure to put Currey in the subject so i don't accidently delete it. If there's a match on John, then I have a ton of info for you, if you would like it.

Let me know.


Re: Currey of Virginia & West Virginia

Bob LeBlanc (View posts)
Posted: 1063230552000
Classification: Query
Hi, Janet.

Nice to meet you. My line runs down Perry Currey's line. I have quite a bit of info I am willing to share if you don't already have it. Are you aware of the little, blue covered book on the History of the Currey family by Truman Lawler?

I have a copy that was passed down to me. I have been entering all of the info in the Family Tree program, exporting out to MS Word doc and making a PDF of it.

Let me know if you have this book or information. You can email me direct if you would like, just put the word Currey in the subject so I don't accidentally delete it as spam.

Thanks for the response.

Bob in Ohio

Re: Currey of Virginia & West Virginia

Danette Duckworth (View posts)
Posted: 1066092645000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Currey, Curry, Birdsong, Greathouse
I am a descendant of John Currey's son John who married Elizabeth Greathouse.

John Currey married Elizabeth Greathouse, son Michael G. Curry. I don't know if they had other children. This is a brick wall of mine.

Michael G. Curry married Mary (last name unknown, possibly Abbett). Children by Mary: Loretta, Flavius, and Everett. He had a second wife Sarah (Williams) and their children were Virginia, Michael E. and Mary. Michael G. and his children lived in Miller County, MO. Michael is buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Miller County.

Loretta Curry married Benjamin Franklin Birdsong. They had 11 children. I am a great great granddaughter of Loretta.

I am interested in the little blue book called "History of the Currey Family" by Truman Lawler. Does anyone know where I can get a copy of it?

I just started researching the Currys so I would appreciate any info that could be shared with me and will be glad to share what I have.

Re: Currey of Virginia & West Virginia

Bob LeBlanc (View posts)
Posted: 1066251761000
Classification: Query
Hi, Danette.
You are from John's leg and I am from his brother Jonathan's leg.
I have a copy of the Currey book by Lawler, and I have copied almost all of the information into Family Tree Maker. I am not complete yet with the rest of my family, so I have not put my history on Ancestry's website yet.

I do have a lot of info, and can send you a PDF of what I have via email if you would like me to. Hope to hear from you soon.

I am in Northeast Ohio.


Re: Currey of Virginia & West Virginia

Posted: 1073603593000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1081460058000

There is a copy of Truman's book at the library in Fairmont. I copied some pages out of it.
A book called Curry/Currey Connections. Starts with John and Eleanor Welsh Currey.
My line is from their daughter Catherine Currey who married John W.Goodwin.
A copy of this book is at the Grafton Library. I also have a copy of this.
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