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Re: History of Curryville, PA
Posted by: Cheryl Curry (ID *****3335) Date: October 31, 2009 at 03:38:50
In Reply to: Re: History of Curryville, PA by jc of 870

Hi, JC,

Since my earlier post I have learned that Curryville was named in 1872 for James Wilson Curry, the first ticket agent and station master. His wife was Elizabeth Ann Barndollar ( Berndaller ).

James Wilson Curry was born in Pennsylvania around 1831 or 1832. His father was born in Ireland.

James and Elizabeth Curry had three daughters:

Anna E. Curry, born around 1858 in Illinois
Virginia P. Curry, born around 1861 in Virginia
Cathrine B. Curry, born around 1866 Pennsylvania

I have not found a connection between this Curry family and my Curry family (Ulster-Scots, a.k.a. Scotch-Irish). I think my Curry family was in Pennsylvania in 1765 but had moved to North Carolina by 1785 and was in Georgia by 1830. If there is a connection, it must be back in Ireland or Scotland. Still digging.

My father is a member of both the Curry Y-DNA Surname Project and the Ulster Heritage Y-DNA Project. If you are a male with the surname of Curry, I would like to encourage you to join the Curry Y-DNA Surname Project also.

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