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The Curry Line

by John W. Jordan, LL.D., Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York, 1915, Vol. V, page 1617


Samuel Curry, the first ancestor of record, came in 1733 from Scotland to the province of Pennsylvania, settling in Chester county. He married, in his native land.

(II) Moses, son of Samuel Curry, was born in 1733, on the voyage to America. He married Sarah Moore, of York county, Pennsylvania.

(III) Moses (2), son of Moses (1) and Sarah (Moore) Curry, was born April 18, 1770, and followed the calling of a surveyor. He went to Virginia, and then to Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, settling in 1805 near Bethel Church. He married, January 27, 1803, Elizabeth Barnes, of Havre de Grace, Maryland, and their children were: Nancy, born March 24, 1806, died in 1888; Mary, born October 19, .1807, married Robert Shaw and died in 1872; Sarah, born November 28, 1809, married Mitchell Bryant, of Washington county, Pennsylvania, and died in 1904; John, born November 27, 1811, died in 1873; Moses, mentioned below; Elizabeth, born May 20, 1817, died February 10, 1825; and Margaret, born September 22, 1819, died February 11, 1825. Moses Curry, the father, died August 16, 1833.

(IV) Moses (3), son of Moses (2) and Elizabeth (Barnes) Curry, was born November 27, 1813, received his education in the schools of Allegheny county, and in 1846 settled in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, engaging in the tanning business with Robert Shaw, his brother-in-law. He was a member of the council and for years served on the school board. He married, in November, 1847, Sarah, born in April, 1826, daughter of James NichoIls, of Elizabeth township, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania. Mr. Nicholls was a farmer and belonged to an old family of Western Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Curry were the parents of the following children: Elizabeth L.; Alfaretta; Minnie S., mentioned below; James A., with the South Pennsylvania Oil Company; three who died young; and Glendon Elder, a Pittsburgh physician. Mr. Curry died February 28, 1898, and his widow passed away in March, 1913. Both were charter members of the First United Presbyterian Church of McKeesport.

(V) Minnie S., daughter of Moses (3) and Sarah (Nicholls) Curry, became the wife of Robert Wallace Cummins, as stated above.

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