Mothers in My Tree

#52Ancestors #MothersDay

(Maiden names are being used)

(3) My Mom

  • Four children
  • 1 died infancy

(5) Winnie Letha Currey

  • Three children
  • 1 died in infancy
  • 1 died as a young adult prior to marriage

(7) Pauline Mentzer

  • Five children
  • 1 died around 9 months

(9) Josie Winifred Hammond

  • Seven children
  • 3 boys and 4 girls

(11) Winnie Mae Hutchinson

  • Nine children
  • one baby only lived a month
  • a second baby lived about 5 months
  • son, Henry Currey, died at age 13
  • Winnie died in 1913, leaving Herbert 18, Myrtle 14, Mary 12, Winnie 10, Earnest 7, and Alma 1 1/2
  • Total of 5 boys, 4 girls with 2 boys and 4 girls in 1913 when their mother died

(13) Frances Artlissa “Artie” Ricketts

  • Four children
  • 2 boys and 2 girls

(15) Nettie Adell Wells

  • Five children
  • 3 boys and 2 girls

(17) Mary Foster

  • Five children
  • 2 boys and 3 girls

(19) Sarah Ellen Ralston

  • Hammond Genealogy say 9 children
  • No documentation of first three children: William R. R. Hammond b 1864 and Homer L. Hammond b 1865 and Judson F. E. Hammond b 1866 found at this time
  • First three children have birth dates prior to her marriage
  • A fourth child, Glenn M. Hammond, is listed in the Hammond Genealogy. This child only lived one year. No other documentation found to date
  • Five documented children
  • 2 boys and 3 girls

(21) Angelina Jane Burke

  • Ten children
  • 6 boys and 4 girls

(23) Julia Harding

  • Eleven Children
  • Death dates currently unknown on 4 of the children: Frederick b1867, Cary b1869, Francesca b1879 and Elvira b 1884
  • 7 boys and 4 girls with 4 boys and 3 girls reaching adulthood

(25) Sarah Jane Thompson

  • Two children
  • 1 boy and 1 girl

(27) Rachel Elmeda Christy

  • Eight children
  • Set of twins did not survive. One died when almost one month old and the other died when a little over 3 months old.
  • 2 boys and 6 girls with 2 boys and 4 girls surviving to adulthood

(29) Emeline Minnick

  • Eight children
  • 6 boys and 2 girls

(31) Salome Adell Crandall

  • Four children
  • A boy, Freddie, lived about 7 years
  • A girl, Mary, lived about 9 months
  • Two girls survived to adulthood and married brothers

Criminal

#52Ancestors

This week’s #52Ancestors writing prompt is ‘Crime and Punishment’. When I think about looking for criminal acts in my tree, my first thoughts go to murderers, gun slingers or bank robbers. Since I don’t know of any ties to those types of criminals, I immediately thought of my ancestor who was accused of a ‘white collar’ crime, embezzlement.

Curious as to whether his profile was the only one where the ‘Criminal’ tag was used, I decided to print a “Fact List” report for the ‘Criminal’ tag.

That report pulled up two people: James H. Crawford and Hiram Mirick Currey.

James H. Crawford was the victim of a crime. However, Hiram Mirick Currey was accused of what amounted to embezzlement.

At the time of this accusation, Hiram Mirick Currey was serving as the treasurer of Ohio. The state of Ohio was in a battle with the federal government over states’ rights – over the right of the state to keep national banks out of the state.

In 1819, Ohio passed a law implementing a tax on the National Bank. In September, 1819, Ralph Osborn, the state auditor authorized the seizure of $100,000 from the Chillicothe branch of the United States.

According to the article, Osborn vs Bank of the United States, $120,000 was seized from the Chillicothe branch. These funds were were distributed as follows:

  • $20,000 returned to the National Bank since it was above the amount required to pay the tax
  • $2,000 was used to pay the men who ‘seized’ the tax
  • $98,000 turned over to the Ohio State Treasurer

According to an article in the 26 November 1819 issue of The Ohio Repository (Canton, Ohio) a detailed list of the funds deposited in the Franklin Bank of Columbus.

  • $78,150 in notes of the Bank of the United States payable at their office of discount and deposit in Chillicothe
  • $2,090 in notes of the bank of the United States payable at their office in Philadelphia
  • $3,830 in gold coin
  • $16,000 in silver current coin of the U.S.

These funds totaled $100,070.

We give the following very extraordinary proceeding to the publick without comment.

The president, directors and company of the Franklin Bank of Columbus, John Kerr the president thereof in his official and individual capacity, William Nen cashier of said bank also in his official and private capacity and all other officers and servants of said bank, are hereby notified that the money and notes there lately deposited by Hiram Mirick Currey, as treasurer of Ohio, or in his individual capacity amounting to the sum of $100,070, to wit: 00 $78,150 in notes of the Bank of the United States payable at their office of discount and deposit in Chillicothe; $2090, in notes of the bank of the United States, payable at their office in Philadelphia; $3,830, in gold coin and $16,000 in silver current coin of the U.S. Belong to the president, directors and co. of the bank of the U.S. and were taken by force from the officers or their office of discount and deposit at Chillicothe in whose custody they have been placed by a certain John L. Harper, and by him transported to Columbus and deposited with the above named Hiram Mirrick Currey, either as treasurer of state or in his individual capacity, on or about the 17th day of Sept. last in violation of the annexed injunction issued by the7th circuit court of the U.S. for the Ohio district at their last Sept. session: And ye are hereby required and commanded to deliver over to Nathan Thompson, the treasure above described amounting to the sum of $100,070, who is hereby authorized to receive and receipt the same. And in case the same be not immediately paid over, ye are hereby further notified that proceedings at law will be immediately commenced against all of the as above described to compel the payment thereof with damages and costs.

WM. CREIGHTON, jr. Pres.

A.G. Claypool, Cash, Office Dis. and Deposit Bank of the U.S. at Chillicothe.
Nov. 12, 1819

The Ohio Repository (Canton, Ohio) 26 November 1819. Available on Ancestry.com

In December, 1820, Hiram Currey was accused of owing the State of Ohio $11,111.

Whereas, it appears, by the report of the auditor of state, made to the present general assembly, that Hiram M. Curry, the late treasurer, stands indebted to the state in the sum of $11,111.

The Ohio Repository (Canton, Ohio). 28 Dec 1820. Available on Ancestry.com

In 1822, the Ohio legislature passed a resolution where Hiram Currey would turn over land to pay off the debt.

Mr. Parish moved a resolution, to authorize the present treasurer to receive from Hiram M. Currey, and his trustee, a conveyance for the real estate of said Currey. Also, to release the securities to the second bond given by said Currey, as treasurer, from the liability, upon payment of the costs of suits now pending against them. Also, to direct the suites against said Currey, and the securities to the first bond giver by said Currey as treasurer of state to be prosecuted to final judgment, &c. Which resolution was laid on table for consideration.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Ohio: being the First Session of the Twentieth General Assembly (Columbus, Ohio: Office of the Columbus Gazette, 1821), p. 284viewed online December 2017.

This fight between the state of Ohio and the National Bank resulted in a court case titled, Osborn vs Bank of the United States, that went all the way to the Supreme Court.

Trying to track down Hiram Mirick Currey and the details of this case has been a challenge for quite some time. There are still records to be found, but below is what I have compiled to date.

Hiram Mirick Currey

Myrack Curry was listed with 1 white male in the household in Tyrone Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1783.2

He was listed on the tax rolls as Mira Hiram Curry in 1786 in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.34

In 1790, Hiram was a preacher in the Elkhorn Conference of the Baptist Church in Mays Lick, Mason, Kentucky, United States.5

Miriach Curry was listed on the 1790 Fayette County, Pennsylvania census with 1 free white male and 4 free white females in the household.67

He  resided between 1792 and 1794 in Mays Lick, Mason, Kentucky, United States and was a Baptist preacher and teacher at the first school in Mays Lick.8

He was listed on tax rolls as Hiram Curry with 1 horse and 7 cattle in 1792 in Mason, Kentucky, United States.910

In 1792 Hiram was an admitted as candidate for ministry in Mays Lick, Mason, Kentucky, United States.5

He was listed on the tax rolls owning 200 acres on Stone Lick watercourse of Bull Creek of John Craig’s survey in 1793 in Mason, Kentucky, United States.11

He was witness to to the will of Benjamin Thraikill on 27 Mar 1793 in Mason, Kentucky, United States.12

Hiram was messenger, along with Cornelius Drake, to Elkhorn Baptist Association meeting representing Mays Lick church reporting 9 received by letter, 1 dismissed, 58 members in South Elkhorn, Fayette, Kentucky, United States.13

In 1794, he was a teacher in Mays Lick, Mason, Kentucky, United States.14

He was listed on tax rolls as Hiramirick Curry with 2 white males over 21, with 1 horse and 7 cattle and also listed as Hiram Cury with 100 acres of 2nd rate land on the Johnson watercourse in 1795 in Mason, Kentucky, United States.1517

Hiram was listed on tax rolls as M. Hiram Currey with 100 acres 2nd rate land on the Locust watercouse, 1 male over 21, 2 horses and 4 cattle in 1796 in Mason, Kentucky, United States.1819

He was listed on the tax rolls as Hiram Mirem Currey with 200 acres of 2nd rate land on Ball Creek Watercourse with 1 male over 21 and 2 horses in 1797 in Mason, Kentucky, United States.2021

He was messenger to Elkhorn Baptist Association meeting along with J. Singleton for Stone Lick Church reporting 42 baptised, 9 received by letter, 3 dismissed and 76 members in Clear Creek, Kentucky.13,22

Hiram  was listed on tax rolls between 1799 and 1801 in Mason, Kentucky, United States.23

He was listed on the tax rolls as Hiram M Curry with 200 acres on Stone Lick Bull Creek with 1 male over 21, 1 male over 16 and 1 horse in 1799 in Mason, Kentucky, United States.24

He was listed on the tax rolls as Hiram M Curry  with 150 acres 3rd rate land on the Stone Lick Watercourse and 1 male over 21 in 1800 in Mason, Kentucky, United States.2528

Hiram sold land being 50 acres of land on Stone Lick Creek that was part of the survey granted to John Craig by patent to James Luston on 30 Dec 1800 in Mason, Kentucky, United States.2930

He baptized Elder John Gutridge in the Ohio River three miles above Maysville in 1801 in Mason, Kentucky, United States.31

He was listed on the tax rolls as Hiram M Curry with 100 acres of 3rd rate land on the Bull Creek Watercourse with 1 male over 21 on 13 May 1801 in Mason, Kentucky, United States.32

Hiram was mentioned in minutes of meeting of Bracken Association of Baptists held on 19 Sep 1801 in Kentucky, United States.33

He performed marriage of Aquilla Denham and Harriet Thompson on 26 Jun 1804 in Adams, Ohio, United States.34

He performed marriage of Phebe Cary and Alexander Reed on 4 Jun 1805 in Franklin, Ohio, United States.35

Hiram was listed on tax rolls in 1806 in Champaign, Ohio, United States.3637

He was on the list of voters in 1806 in Salem Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States.38

He performed marriage of Thomas Morris to Margaret Dawson on 29 Jun 1806 in Champaign, Ohio, United States.39

Hiram was listed on tax roles as Mirach H. Curry in 1807 in Champaign, Ohio, United States.36,4041

He preached at the courthouse on 8 Jan 1807 in Ohio, United States.42

He preached a sermon after the Masonic oration after 22 Jun 1807 in Ohio, United States.43

Hiram held the office of state senator between 1808 and 1811 representing in Champaign, Ohio, United States.44

He performed marriage of John Ross to Margaret Price in 1808 in Champaign, Ohio, United States.39

He performed marriage of George Hunter and Ruth Fitch in 1808 in Urbana Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States.35,39

Hiram was appointed W. M. on a warrant empowering the lodge to hold meetings in Urbana and Springfield alternately in 1809 in Urbana, Champaign, Ohio, United States.45

He was appointed trustee of Miami University on 9 Feb 1809 in Ohio, United States.4647

On 17 Feb 1809, he was a member board of trustees of Miami University in Ohio, United States.48

Hiram officiated at marriage of Mr. George Hunter and Miss Ruth Fitch on 20 Apr 1809 in Champaign, Ohio, United States.49

He performed marriage of Wm H. Fyffe to Maxamilla Petty on 27 Sep 1809 in Champaign, Ohio, United States.39

He  performed marriage of John Thompson to Polly Frankerberger on 20 Nov 1809 in Champaign, Ohio, United States.50

Hiram was a member of the Ohio State Senate from the county of Champaigne.51

He was listed on the tax rolls as Hivans Curry in 1810 in Champaign, Ohio, United States.5253

His election to the Ohio Senate was contested by Alexander McBeth during a hearing in front of the Senate.54

Hiram represented Champaign county on the board of trustees for Miami County, Ohio on 12 Jan 1811 .55

He was a member of the general assembly for the state of Ohio.56

He was listed on the poll books on 8 Oct 1811 in Champaign, Ohio, United States.57

Between 1812 and 1814 in Urbana Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States Hiram was member  serving as Worthy Mason of Harmony Lodge No. 8 in Urbana, Ohio.58

He erected block house on banks of stream in 1812 in Logan, Ohio, United States.59

He was listed as trustee of Miami University on 14 Mar 1812 in Ohio, United States.6061

Hiram was on a ballet as a Republican elector of President and Vice President.62

He held the office of member of Ohio House of Representatives between 1813 and 1814 representing Champaign, Ohio, United States.55

He taught school in old tavern stand referred to as the old George Fithian and John Enoch stand on lot No. 63 about 1816 in Champaign, Ohio, United States.63

Hiram was listed on the tax rolls owning 170 acres in 1816 in Champaign, Ohio, United States.6465

He held the office of Representative from Champaign County, Ohio on 21 Nov 1816.66

He was listed on the tax rolls  in 1817 in Champaign, Ohio, United States.6768

Hiram was appointed state treasurer to replace W. M’Farland who resigned on 3 Jan 1817 in Ohio, United States.6978

He welcomed President Monroe to the Capital [of Ohio] by a neat and appropriate speech in Aug 1817 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States.7980

He, Treasurer of Ohio, along with Ralph Osborn, Auditor and Jeremiah McLene, Secretary, oversaw improvements in state prison about 1818 in Ohio, United States.8183

Hiram was listed on the tax rolls owning 170 acres of land on Buck Creek in 1818 in Champaign, Ohio, United States.8485

He was listed on the tax rolls owning 170 acres in 2 parcels on Buck Creek in 1819 in Champaign, Ohio, United States.8687

On 17 Sep 1819, he deposited $100,070 in the Franklin Bank of Columbus at Columbus Ohio. These funds were seized by John L. Harper from the Bank of the United States at Chillicothe.88

About on 19 Nov 1819 notice was served on the Auditor and Treasurer of the State of Ohio regarding the seizure of funds from the U.S. Bank in Chillicothe8992

Hiram was named as defendant in bill of injunction signed by C. W. Byrd, District Judge of the United States, in and for the District of Ohio on 22 Nov 1819 in West Union, Ohio.9293

He was summoned to appear in case filed by The United States of America, District of Ohio on 23 Nov 1819 in Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States.92,94

He submitted report to General Assembly of the State of Ohio from office of Treasurer, State of Ohio on 6 Dec 1819 in Ohio,  United States.95

Hiram along with Ralph Osborn, Auditor; and the President and Directors of the Franklin Bank of Columbus were served with a writ of injunction from the Bank of the United States for the recovery of their money on 7 Dec 1819 in Ohio, United States.92,96100

On 21 Dec 1819 he sent letter to Thoms Rotch, Esqr to declare receipt of $5.25 toward tax on Adam Hoops land in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States.101

He held the office of treasurer of the State of Ohio on 24 Dec 1819 in Ohio, United States.102103

About 1820 in Ohio, United States when the case (suit of attachment against Osborn & Harper) came to trial the opposing counsel agreed that an order should be issued to the State treasurer (Hiram M. Curry) that the total tax, plus interest on the specie, should be returned to the Bank. This the treasurer refused to do without a warrant. … He was thereupon placed under nominal arrest by a Federal marshal and all his property, including his keys, was attached.92,104

Hiram was listed on the tax rolls as Hiram M Curry, a non-resident, who owned 100 acres of 1st rate land on Buck Creek and 70 acres of 2nd rate land on Buck Creek in 1820 in Champaign, Ohio, United States.87,105

He resigned as treasurer of State of Ohio on 15 Feb 1820 in Ohio, United States.96,106107

He was  named in a bill concerning a memorial from H. M. Curry praying relief on 15 Feb 1820 .107

Hiram was  named in a bill read for th first time on 16 Feb 1820 .107

He was  named in a bill that was read for the second time on 17 Feb 1820 in Ohio, United States.107108

He was  was named in a bill that was discussed in the Ohio Senate’s committee of the whole on 18 Feb 1820 .107

Hiram was  was named in a bill discussed by the Ohio Senate committee of the whole on 21 Feb 1820 in Ohio, United States.107

He was   on 25 Feb 1820 in Ohio, United States.107

During a dispute with the Bank of the US an officer for the state of Ohio seized $98,000 in gold, silver and notes.  This was placed in charge of the State Treasurer, Mr. H. M. Curry.92,109

He was held the office of “late” Treasurer of state before 4 Dec 1820 in Ohio, United States.110

Hiram was accused of owing the State of Ohio $11,111 under a resolution proposed by Mr. Willson and agreed to by the Ohio House of Representatives on 7 Dec 1820.96,111

He was listed on the tax rolls as Hiram M Curry, a non-resident’ owning 100 acres of 1st rate land on Bucks Creek and 70 acres of 2nd rate land on Bucks Creek in 1821 in Champaign, Ohio, United States.87,112

He was  served with a writ of attachment commanding him to return into court a description of every note taken from the U.S. office of discount and deposit on 4 Jan 1821 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States.96,113114

Hiram was  excused from jury duty on 24 Mar 1821 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States.115116

He was  named in a memorial praying the state would receive real estate from him for the amount due the state on 27 Dec 1821 in Ohio, United States.117

Resolved by the senate and house of representatives, that a committee of members on the part of the senate, and five members on the part of the house of representatives, be appointed to take into consideration the memorial of Hiram M. Currey, and that they report thereon by bill or otherwise on 15 Jan 1822 in Ohio, United States.118

The senate have agreed to the resolution for appointing a joint committee on the memorial of Hiram M. Currey, with amendments and have appointed a committee of three members on their part on 17 Jan 1822 in Ohio, United States.118

On 18 Jan 1822, The Ohio house took up the resolution for appointing a joint committee on the memorial of Hiram M. Currey, with the amendment made by the senate thereto. in Ohio, United States.119

 Resolved by the senate and house of representatives, that one member on the part of the senate, and two members on the part of the house of representatives, be added to the joint committee appointed to take into consideration the memorial of Hiram M. Currey on 22 Jan 1822,120

 On 23 Jan 1822,  Mr. Parish from the joint committee to whom was referred the memorial of Hiram M. Currey, made the following report – The committee to whom was referred the memorial of Hiram M. Currey, report – That they have had the same under consideration, and after taking into view the value of the property offered, with reference to the amount of defalcation, a majority of this committee are of opinion that it is inexpedient to accede to the proposals of said memorialists. They therefore recommend the adoption of the following resolution– Resolved that the prayer of the memorial of Hiram M. Currey, is unreasonable and ought not to be granted. And on motion to disagree to said resolution, the question was decided in the affirmative. The yeas and nays being required by messrs. Atwater and Simons, were yeas 38, nays 26. 121

On 28 Jan 1822, Mr. Parish moved a resolution, to authorize the present treasurer to receive from Hiram M. Currey, and his trustee, a conveyance for the real estate of said Currey. Also, to release the securities to the second bond given by said Currey, as treasurer, from the liability, upon payment of the costs of suits now pending against them. Also, to direct the suites against said Currey, and the securities to the first bond giver by said Currey as treasurer of state to be prosecuted to final judgment, &c. Which resolution was laid on table for consideration.122

He was named in a resolution authorizing the Treasurer to receive real estate from Hiram M. Curry in Feb 1822 in Ohio, United States.123

In 1828 Hiram  conducted services held by Universalist people in a schoolhouse in Sheffield Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States.124

He was listed as Hiram M. Curry with 1 male 70-80, 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 15-20 and 1 female 30-40 in Village of Fairfield, Tippecanoe County, Indiana in 1830.125127

In 1830, he was appointed executor of the estate of Lemuel Lane in Franklin, Ohio, United States. 128

Between 1838 and 1839 Hiram was conducted services for Universalist Church in a school house in Sheffield Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States.129130

ENDNOTES:

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        2. Westmoreland County Pennsylvania 1783 Census Reprinted from Pennsylvania Archives (: Pennsylvania Archives,), p. 17 (Doc. #: Curry.PA.013).

        3. “Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801,” database, Ancestry (Ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017), Mira Hiram Curry.

        4. “County of Fayette – 1786,” Returns of Taxables, Egle William Henry, editor, Pennsylvania Archives, series 3, Vol. 22 (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State Archives, ), p. 608.

        5. The Universal Register of the Baptist Denomination in North America for the Years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793 and part of 1794 (New York: Arno Press, 1980)

        6. , Heads of Families First Census of the United States: 1790: State of Pennsylvania (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1908), p. 104https://archive.org/stream/headsoffamiliesa08unit#page/n9/mode/2up viewed online December 2017.

        7. 1790 U.S. Census Fayette County Pennsylvania, Fayette County Pennsylvania, population schedule, Bullskin, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, page 60, Curry, Miriach; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 1 August 2020); NARA microfilm publication M637.

        8. Collins, Lewis and Richard H Collins, History of Kentucky (: Genealogy Publishin Com, 1998), p. 564 (Doc. #: Curry.KY.002).

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        29. Mason County Kentucky Deed Book A-l 1789-1810 Abstracts (Denver: Western Heraldry Org, 1973), p. 97 (Doc. #: Curry.KY.030.

        30. Kentucky, Mason. Deeds, bks. F-G, 1799-1803. Kentucky, Frankfort.  Film #[FilmNumber]. Hiram Mirick Curry to James Luston, 30 Dec 1800 G: 97-98 (image 330-331); digital image, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online November 2017.[FilmNumber]

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        32. Kentucky, Mason. Tax Lists, 1790-1809, Curry Hiram M, 13 May 1801; .

        33. Fowler, Ila Earle, Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendents (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1967), p. 109 (Doc. #: Curry.KY.003).

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        39. Antrim, Joshua, The History of Champaign and Logan Counties from Their First Settlements (Bellefontaine, OH: Press Printing Co., 1872), p. 260 “Marriage Record Champaign County” (Doc. #: Curry.OH.065).

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        95. Smith, David, Journal of the Senate of the State of Ohio being the First Session of the Nineteenth General Assembly Begun and Held in the Town of Columbus, in the County of Franklin, Monday, December Fourth, 1820; and in the Nineteenth Year of Said State (Columbus: Office of the Ohio Monitor, 1820), p. 30 (Doc. #: Curry.OH.026).

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        101. Currey Hiram M., “Hiram M. Currey Letter To Thomas Rotch, Columbus, 21 Decr 1819,” letter, 21 December 1819, , Thomas and Charity Rotch Papers / Rotch-Wales Papers; Massillon Public Library, . available online at Ohio Memory, http://www.ohiomemory.org.  .

        102. “Re-elected,” Scioto Gazette (Chillicothe, Ohio), 24 December 1819; digital image, Genealogy Bank (genealogybank.com : viewed online November 2017). Issue 19: page 3.

        103. Ohio Monitor (Columbus, Ohio), 13 January 1820; digital iamge, Genealogy bank (genealogybank.com : viewed online November 2017). Vol. IV : issue 26 : page 2.

        104. Utter, William T., The Frontier State 1803-1825 (Columbus, OH: Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 1942), p. 307-308.

        105. Tax Record Champaign County Ohio, 1820.

        106. Gilkey, Elliot Howard, The Ohio Hundred Year Book: A Hand-Book of the Public Men and Public Institutions of Ohio from the Formation of the North-West Territory (1787) to July 1, 1901 (Columbus, OH: Fred J. Heer, State Printer, 1901), p. 451.

        107. Journal of the Senate of the State of Ohio, Being the First Session of the Eighteenth General Assembly, Begun and Held in the Town of Columbus, in the County of Franklin, Monday, December Sixth, 1819: and in the Eighteenth Year of Said State (Columbus: Office of the Columbus Gazette, 1819), Curry, HIram.

        108. Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Ohio, Being the First Session of the Eighteenth General Assembly (Columbus, Ohio: Office of the Columbus Gazette, 1819), Curry, Hiram M..

        109. History of Champaign County, Ohio containing A History of the County; Its Cities, Towns, etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Champaign County; Constitution of the United States; Miscellaneous Matters, etc. etc. (Chicago: W. H. Beers, 1881), p. 127.

        110. Smith, David, Journal of the Senate of the State of Ohio being the First Session of the Nineteenth General Assembly Begun and Held in the Town of Columbus, in the County of Franklin, Monday, December Fourth, 1820; and in the Nineteenth Year of Said State (Columbus: Office of the Ohio Monitor, 1820), P. 56 (Doc. #: Curry.OH.027).

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Supporting Evidence

#DNA #52Ancestors

Do you ever look at a genealogy resource with rose colored glasses? In other words, do you perceive that resource as the one resource that will break thru brick walls? That is how I approached DNA testing.

Unlike many people who are testing their DNA, I already knew a lot about my ancestors. Even though the following chart was recently created with the preview edition of RootsMagic 8, I had most of these ancestors in my file when I started working with DNA over 5 years ago.

So, learning that autosomal DNA goes back 6 to 8 generations or 150-200 years was a disappointment. (information from Mark McDermott’s blog, How Many Generations Does DNA Go Back)

Even though DNA likely won’t help me identify that ‘next’ generation, I am finding that it is providing ‘Supporting Evidence’ for my current research.

For example, my Currey line goes thru several generations of Hiram Curreys to the Hiram Mirick Currey who was the treasurer of the state of Ohio in 1819. Through the years, I’ve worked with other researchers and collected documents that appear to support the lineage. However, I don’t have a deed, will or probate record that ties one generation to the next.

Thanks to Ancestry ThruLines, some of my matches show up as descendants of Hiram Mirick Currey thru his other children.

Not only do I look for descendants thru other children, I also look for descendants thru a different spouse. For example, my 2nd great-grandfather, Richmond Fisk Hammond, remarried after his wife, my 2nd great-grandmother died. He had a daughter thru this second marriage. ThruLines supports this second family.

Another example is my ancestor, James Crawford’s wife, Sarah Smith Duggins. Since she had a previous marriage, I’m hoping to use her ThruLines to learn more about my Smith ancestors.

I’ve found that my Ancestry ThruLines data can also point out spots in my tree that might be incorrect. For example, I have James B McCormick and Sarah Hall as the parents of Nancy Jane McCormick Ralston (1818-1907). When I look at ThruLines, James B. McCormick has 4 matches with two of those being my brothers. That’s not a lot of support for him being the father of Nancy, especially when compared to his wife Sarah Hall who has 30 DNA matches.

I’ve taken advantage of the ability to download my Ancestry DNA and upload my results to other sites, including GedMatch and My Heritage. Because my ancestry is basically colonial, my Ancestry results are providing more connections than My Heritage. Thus, I spend most of my ‘DNA time’ working with Ancestry data.

Not only was I wearing rose colored glasses when doing autosomal DNA testing, but also when having my brother do yDNA testing. I was hoping that this test would identify my Crawford ancestors. Unfortunately, that hasn’t proven to be true to date.

Even though yDNA hasn’t helped identify the parents of James Crawford, it has proven a connection with the other James Crawford families in Garrard County, Kentucky.

As pointed out by several genetic genealogists, tools such as triangulation or segment data are needed to prove a genetic relationship. These tools are not available on Ancestry where the majority of my DNA data resides. With an over-abundance of DNA data, I’m content (for now) with not being able to use my DNA data as scientific proof of a relationship. Instead, I will continue to use it as a tool to evaluate my tree and as a way to connect with cousins who might have additional information.

Same Name

This week’s #52Ancestors prompt is ‘Name’s the Same’. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you are aware that my research involves a lot of James Crawfords, with most of them being unrelated.

It is a challenge to separate records for people of the same name living in the same community at the same time. That is the issue that has plagued my Crawford research. I have at least two and often more James Crawford families in the same area at the same time. (See: Untangling James Crawfords)

Like my Crawford research, I’ve had to be careful when researching several other families because there’s another family of the same name.

My William Thompson research is one area where I’ve encountered this. In Wapello county, Iowa, there are several William Thompsons in the early census records. My ancestor, William T. Thompson (1820-1898) is buried in the Ottumwa cemetery in Ottumwa, Iowa. Also buried in that cemetery is another William Thompson (1813-1892). This William Thompson was born in Ireland while my ancestor was born in Kentucky.

My Currey / Curry research is another area where I’ve struggled with same name issues. My great grandfather, Hiram M. Currey (1866-1945) was the son of Hiram M. Currey (1835-1901) who I believe was the son of Hiram M. Currey (1787-?) of Peoria, Illinois who may be the son of Hiram Mirick Currey of Ohio fame. Not only am I struggling with 4 generations of men of the same name, but the name Hiram seems to be a name commonly found among descendants of Thomas Currey of Adams county, Ohio.

One of those descendants, Hiram Meyrick Currey (1827-1898), son of William C. Currey and Hannah Adkins, is often confused in family trees with the Hiram Currey of Peoria, Illinois. Although there are not many records for the Hiram Currey of Peoria, there are records identifying his occupation as a lawyer. This piece of information helps separate the two men since Hiram Meyrick Currey (1827-1898) was a doctor. Additional research is needed, but these two men are likely first cousins.

All of this experience with ‘same name’ issues has taught me to question whether I could be encountering that complication when researching a family in a new area. My efforts to locate as many records as possible and to build out the family is what has helped me to separate these families. Keeping the families straight is why I often maintain information about the other family in my genealogy file.

Wedding Photos

Fearless Females – Marriage

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along – cue the Mission Impossible music!):

1) Check out Lisa Alzo’s “Fearless Females 2021” blog post prompts and write about one of them.

“Do I have marriage records for my grandparents and great-grandparents?”

Grandparents: Leon Russel Crawford and Winnie Letha Currey were married on Christmas Eve in 1919 at the home of her sister in Dodge City, Kansas.

Grandparents: Edward Osmond Briles and Pauline Edith Mentzer were married on Oct. 29, 1915 in Yates Center, Kansas

Great Grandparents: Judson Foster Crawford married Josie Winifred Hammond on Christmas Eve 1890 in Dodge City, Kansas. (Photo is from their 50th wedding anniversary celebration.)

Great Grandparents: Hiram Miles Currey married Winnie Mae Hutchinson on May 13, 1891 in Jackson County, Missouri. I do not have a wedding picture for them or a picture of them together.

Great Grandparents: Edward Grant Briles married Frances Artlissa Ricketts on Feb. 19 1890 in Woodson County, Kansas. (Not sure when photo was taken, but it may have been for their 50th wedding anniversary.)

Great Grandparents: Charles Oliver Mentzer married Nettie Adell Wells on Oct 18, 1893 in Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas. (Photo taken later in their lives, but am unsure of date.)

Power

When you think of your family dynamics, who has the power? Looking into the future, I would say it is my niece that has the power to keep her generation of the family together. Looking back, I would have to credit my grandmother, Winnie Letha Currey Crawford, with being the force of power in the family.

When Winnie was ten years old, her mother died. The family had recently moved to Olathe, Kansas from Rooks County, Kansas. Her father may have been a teamster at the time. The family included

  • Herbert, age 18
  • Myrtle, age 14
  • Mary, age 12
  • Winnie, age 10
  • Ernest, age 7
  • Alma, age 1

My grandmother wrote about what happened to the family after her mother’s death in one of her letters. The dates are off, but I believe the story of what happened to the family is correct.

Mother died in May. We went to the Children’s Home Jun 11. Herb didn’t go and Myrtle wasn’t there long till she went to Aunt Mary’s in Denver Col. Mary and I stayed together till she got married. But to go back The Court took Littens License away. So Dad had to take us back till Mary & I finished grade school. Then He was going to put us back into a Home. I got Aunt Joe De Shazer to take Alma and found a Home for Earnest – then Mary and I lied about our ages & went to Work. I alway kept track of the kids As I do now

Most of the details of this story remain unproven. I did find Alma Jean Curry in a DeShazer household on the 1920 census living in Franklin County, Kansas. By 1925, Alma was living with her father in Gray County, Kansas. Gray County borders Ford County, where Myrtle and Winnie were living in 1925.

In terms of the children’s home, I did find an entry for Rev.Charles Litten in the 1913 directory for Kansas City. According to this entry, he was the ‘sec and genl mgr Conserving Assn of America’ at 2610 Cleveland in Kansas City, Missouri. (See blog post, U – Unknown Genealogy / PhotoADay)

The Aunt Mary mentioned in the letter is likely Mary Currey Spears. Unfortunately, I can’t place Mary and her husband John in Denver, Colorado. By 1920, Mary and her husband were living in Los Angeles, California. At this time, I don’t have a census record or city directory for them between 1900 and 1920.

According to another letter, my grandmother traveled from the Kansas City area to Dodge City to help her sister, Myrtle with her new baby. Based on the above letter, that means that Winnie was in the Kansas City area until her sister, Mary was married. All of this does fit a timeline for these events in the sister’s lives.

  • Myrtle married in Dodge City at the age of 18 in March of 1917
  • Myrtle’s first child is born in Dodge City in Feb 1918
  • Mary married in Kansas City at the age of 17 in Feb 1919
  • Winnie is married in Dodge City at the age of 16 in December 1919

Whether I prove the details in the letter or not, I do believe that my grandmother and at least some of her siblings were in a children’s home after the death of their mother. I believe my grandmother’s strong sense of family was forged during this time of her life.

Facebook Memories

Does your hometown have a Facebook group for sharing memories? One of my favorite groups is ‘Growing Up in Dodge City’. The posts cover a wide range of topics from cowboy history to high school memories. Even though I moved away while in junior high, I have had extended family living in Dodge City until the present.

I often share stories and photos with this Facebook group. In late January, I shared a picture of my grandmother and a group of other Dodge City women who were members of the ‘Old Timers’ Club.

Top Row: ? – Winnie Crawford – ? – Elna Paulon – Lena Tucker – Bertie Bro / 2nd Row: Ida Tester Sister – ? – Dora Jones – De Ette Zimmer – Florence Sullivan / 3rd row: Nina Dellar – Edna Williams – Ida Olive – Ethel Moody – Gertie Falkner – Cora Wood & L.R.

I expected discussion about the other women in the photo. However, I did not expect the personal comments from my second cousins.

I am so thankful to have these memories!

Throwback Thursday

Each Thursday, I am trying to share some of the family pictures that have been passed down to me by my grandmothers. Today’s set of pictures comes from my Dodge City collection.

According to the description on the back, a couple of these pictures were taken at the ‘Airport Restaurant’. This was one of my grandmother’s favorite restaurants. It was a small cafe with about 5 booths and a small counter. Several of the booths overlooked the runway. Thus, we would sit in a booth, eating traditional American food, as we watched the activity around the hangars and runway.

The pictures are from a celebration of Alma Currey Taylor Grenier’s 75th birthday in 1987. Included in the pictures are Alma’s husband, Nap; Alma’s sister and my grandmother, Winnie Currey Crawford; and Winnie’s sister-in-law, Esther Crawford Noll.

Esther Noll, Winnie Crawford, Alma Grenier
Alma Grenier, Esther Noll, Winnie Crawford
Esther Noll, Winnie Crawford, Nap Grenier
Winnie Currey Crawford and her sister, Alma Currey Taylor Grenier

Angelina Jane Burke

Angelina Jane Burke12 was born on 30 Oct 1836 in Kentucky, United States.28

Angelina Burk was listed on the 1850 census in the household of Elizabeth Burk. According to the census, Angelina was 13 years old and born in Tenn.911

Angelina Curry was listed on the 1860 Kansas Territorial census in the household of Hiram Curry. According to the census, Angelina was 23 years old and born in Kentucky.12

Mrs. Curry was listed as a 28 year old female in the household of 29 year old HIram Curry on the 1865 census living in Steuben Township, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.13

Angelina Curry was listed on the 1870 census in the household of Hiram M Curry. According to the census, Angelina was 31 years old and born in Kentucky.

She and Hiram Currey sold land being the NW 1/4 Section 26 Township 7 Range 21 at a sheriff’s sale to Moses J. Patterson on 15 Dec 1871 in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.15

A J Curry was listed on the 1875 Kansas census in the household of H M Curry. According to the census, A J Curry was 33 years old and born in Kentucky.2

On 5 May 1876, she and her husband, Hiram Currey, along with Guilford Hornbuckle and his wife, Sarah, filed petition against John M. Burke and Milton E. Burke seeking partition of the E 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Section 34, Township 54 of Range 36 on 5 May 1876 in Weston, Platte, Missouri, United States.16

In Nov 1876, Angelina with her husband, Hiram M. Currey, and Gilford Hornbuckel and his wife Sarah petitioned John M. Burke and Milton E. Burk for partition of land being the E1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Section 34 in Township 54 of Range 36 in Platte City, Platte, Missouri, United States.17

On 5 Apr 1877, she and her husband, Hiram Currey, along with Guilford Hornbuckle and Sarah Hornbuckle, his wife, were plaintiffs in a case against Milton E. Burke where the court found for the plaintiffs and assessed $679.92 against the defendant in Platte City, Platte, Missouri, United States.18

On 10 Apr 1877, she and her husband, Hiram Currey, as plaintiffs along with Guilford Hornbuckle and Sarah Hornbuckle, his wife, appealed an earlier decision against John M. Burke and Milton E. Burke upheld in Platte City, Platte, Missouri, United States.19

Angelina  purchased by deed of sale from Owen Duffy and Catherine Duffy the S 1/2 SW 1/4 SE 1/4 S25 T9 R22 20 acres on 19 Aug 1879 in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.20

Angelina Currey was listed on the 1880 census in the household of Hiram M Currey. According to the census, Angelina was 43 years old and born in Kentucky.

Angeline Curry was listed as a 47 year old female in the household of H. M. Curry on the 1885 Kansas census living in Delaware Township, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.7

 On 11 Jan 1887, she and her husband, Hiram Currey, sold land by deed of sale to Leavenworth Northern and Southern Railway Co. being an 100 feet wide easement with 50 feet each side of railroad across the West 20 acres of South 40 acres of SE 1/4 S25 T9 R22E from station 808-42 to station 814-40 for a total of 1 37/100 acres; in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.22

On 12 Jun 1889, Angelina and her husband, Hiram Currey, sold by deed of sale to W. H. Bond coal and other mineral rights on the East side of SE 1/4 S25 T9 R22 containing 1 acre; and S. side SE 1/4 S25 T9 R23 containing 20 acres in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.23

On 10 Jul 1893,  she and her husband, Hiram Currey, sold by Sheriff’s deed to Samuel J. Sull 20 acres of  S1/2 SE 1/4 S25 T9 R22 as judgement in suit filed by Samuel J. Sull against Angelinia J. Curry, Hiram M. Curry, George W. Mickle, The Moline Plan Company and the Bastope Coal and Mining Coin Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.2426

A. J. Correy was listed as a 59 year old female in the household of H. M. Correy on the 1895 Kansas census living in Delaware, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.8

Angelina Currey was listed on the 1900 census as the wife of Hiram Currey. According to the census, Angelina was born Oct 1836 in Kentucky. In 1900, Angelina and Hiram had been married 44 years. Angelina was the mother of 9 children, 7 of whom were living in 1900.27

She died on 26 Mar 1901 at the age of 64 in Lansing, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.5,2831

Angelina was buried on 27 Mar 1901 at Mt. Muncie Cemetery in Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.5,28,3133

ENDNOTES:

        1. 1860 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory, population schedule, Kickapoo Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 253 Image 27 of 39, family 2094, Hiram Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 11 January 2021); NARA microfilm publication M653

        2. 1875 Kansas Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, state census, Kickapoo Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 31 Image 16 of 32, family1, H. M Curry; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 11 January 2021); Kansas State Historical Society

        3. Hiram Currey, Hiram Currey Family Bible (New York: American Bible Society, 1880); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, KS, Family Record — Births “Angelina Jane Burke was borned in Kentucky AD Oct 30th 1836”

        4. Hiram Currey, Hiram Currey Family Bible (New York: American Bible Society, 1880); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, KS, Family Record — Births: Children of H. F. & E. A. Burk “Angeline J. Burke borned October 30th 1836”

        5. Ancestry Database, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).

        6. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 82.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.

        7. 1885 Kansas State Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, state census, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 61 Image 31 of 133, family 129, H. M. Curry; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 11 January 2021); Kansas State Historical Society

        8. 1895 Kansas Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kentucky, page 16 Image 24 of 107, family 96, H. M. Correy; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 11 January 2021); Kansas State Historical Society

        9. Murray, Betty Runner, Platte County, Missouri Complete 1850 Federal Census (Platte City, MO: Platte County Historical Society, 1991), p. 50 (Doc. #: Burke.MO.051).

        10. Platte County, Missouri Federal Census of 1850 (Kansas City, MO: Nadine Hodges, 1993), p. 47 (Bland.MO.026). Hereinafter cited as Platte County Missouri Census of 1850.

        11. 1850 U.S. Census, Platte County, Missouri, population schedule, Marshall Township, Platte County, MIssouri, page 328 Image 11 of 43, household 82, Elizabeth Burk; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA Microfilm PUblication M432

        12. 1860 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory, population schedule, Kickapoo Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 253, household 2401, Hiram Currey.

        13. 1865, Kansas. Leavenworth County, Kansas state census, Steuben Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas,p. 32, dwelling 231, family 232, Hiram Curry; digital image, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com : 21 Nov 2015;Microfilm reel K-1. Kanss State Historical Society.

        14. 1870 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Kickapoo Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, page 16 Image 16 of 47, household 125, Hiram M Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T132

        15. Leavenworth County Kansas. Book 34, page 111 dated 15 Dec 1871.

        16. Missouri, Platte County. Deed Records v. 6 1875-1878. Register of Deeds, Platte City, Missouri.  Film #Film # 988238 DGS #8486503. Angelina Currey, 5 May 1876 Vol. 6: page 598; digital images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 18 January 2020.Film # 988238 DGS #8486503

        17. Missouri, Platte County. Deed Records v. 6 1875-1878, Hiram Currey, 1876; .

        18. Missouri, Platte County. Court Records, 1839-1887. Platte County, Missouri, Courthouse, Platte City, Missouri.  Film ##988428 DGS 8486528. Hiram Currey, April 1877 Vol. N: page 388-389; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 20 January 2021.#988428 DGS 8486528

        19. Missouri, Platte County. Court Records, 1839-1887, Hiram Currey, 1877; .

        20. Leavenworth County, Kansas, Deed Records, p. 375-376, Angelina J. Currey, 19 August 1879; Register of Deeds, Leavenworth County Courthouse.

        21. 1880 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, ED 147, page 78 Image 15 of 34, household 141, Currey HIram M; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T9

        22. Leavenworth County, Kansas, Deed Records, 1879-1893 page 224.

        23. Leavenworth County, Kansas, Deed Records, 1879-1893.

        24. “State of Kansas Leavenworth County, In District Court for said County Samuel J. Sully, plaintiff vs Angelina J. Currey et. al. defenants,” Publication Notice, The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 12 January 1893, personal judgement against Angelina Currey and foreclosure on property; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online September 2016).

        25. Leavenworth County, Kansas, Deed Records, 1879-1893 p. 181.

        26. “Local News,” The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 12 January 1893, page 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 January 2021).

        27. 1900 U.S. Census, Leavenworth County, Kansas, population schedule, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, ED 83, Sheet 20A Image 39 of 48, household 360, Hiram Currey; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA T623

        28. Letter from V. L. Young, Manager of Mount Muncie Cemetery Association dated 13 June 1982 (Curry. Notebook), Mt. Muncie Cemetery, , .

        29. “Old Resident Dead,” The Labor Chronicle (Leavenworth, Kansas), 28 March 1901, page 7; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 8 March 2020).

        30. “Old Resident Dead,” The Chronicle-Tribune (Leavenworth, Kansas), 27 March 1901, page 8; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 2 September 2020).

        31. “Death of Mrs. Curry,” The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 27 March 1901, page 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 19 October 2020).

        32. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2017), memorial for Angelina Jane Burke Currey (1836-1901), Find a Grave Memorial no. #23796387, created by Laura Tasset Koehn, citing Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by Marcia Philbrick, Angelina Jane Burke Currey.

        33. “Local News,” The Chronicle-Tribune (Leavenworth, Kansas), 27 March 1901, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 2 September 2020).

Her Land

It’s not often that one finds a female spouse purchasing land in the late 1880s, but that is exactly what Angelina Jane Burke Currey did in 1879. Since there are several court documents in 1876 and 1877 where Angelina, her sister, Sarah Burke Hornbuckle and their husbands, Hiram Currey and Gilbert Hornbuckle sued two Burke brothers, Milton and John, for the partitioning of some land in Platte County, Missouri.

Further documentation needs to be found regarding this case and the associated land, but it appears that the court ordered that the land be sold with proceeds being split by the four siblings. Based on a deed between the two brothers, it appears that at least some of the disputed land was sold in 1877. The proceeds Angelina Burke Currey would have received from the sale of this land may have been the cash that allowed Angelina Currey to purchase land in 1879.

In August 1879, Angelina Jane Currey purchased by deed of sale from Owen Duffy and Catherine Duffy 20 acres of land being the South 1/2 of the Southwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of section 25 of township 9 of range 22 in Leavenworth County.

This deed, made the nineteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and Seventy Nine between Owen Duffy and Catherine Duffy his wife of Leavenworth City in Leavenworth County and State of Kansas parties of the first part and Angelina J. Currey of the County of Leavenworth and State of Kansas party of the second part witnesseth that the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Six hundred dollars to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged, do by these presents, grant, bargain, sell, remise, release, alien, convey and confirm unto the said part of the second part and to her heirs and assigns forever, all of the following described piece and parcel of land lying and situate in the County of Leavenworth and State of Kansas, to wit: The South one half of the south west quarter of the south east quarter of section twenty-five (25) in Township nine (9) of Range twenty-two (22) containing twenty (20) acres. Together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining: To have and to hold the said premises, with the hereditaments and appurtenances unto the said party of the second part her heirs and assigns forever, and the said Owen Duffy and Catherine Duffy for themselves and their heirs and legal representatives do hereby covenant to and with the said

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part of the second part her heirs and assigns that they are lawfully seized of the premises aforesaid and [ha] full power to convey the same that the said premises are free and clear of and from all encumbrance except taxes for 1877, 1878 and 1879 and that they will forever warrant and defend the same with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part her heirs and assigns forever against the lawful claims of all persons whomsoever In, testimony whereof the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals this day and year first above written
Owen Duffy (seal)
Catherine Duffy (seal)
executed in the presence of

State of Kansas
Leavenworth County
Be it remembered that on this 19th day of August AD Eighteen hundred and Seventy Nine before me the undersigned a notary public in and for the County and State aforesaid came Owen Duffy and Catherine Duffy his wife who are personally known to me to be the same persons who executed the foregoing instrument of writing and such persons duly acknowledged the execution of the same. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my notarial seal the day and year last above written.
Aam’l Atwood, Notary Public.

The State of Kansas
Leavenworth County
I the undersigned county clerk, in and for said county, hereby certify that the property described in the within instrument of writing was entered in the Transfer Record in my office on this 20th day of August AD 1879 (seal county clerk) J W Wilkans, Clerk
Recorded August 20th AD 1879 at 11 1/2 o’clock AM
Wiliam Crowder Register of Deeds

Leavenworth County, Kansas, Deed Records, p. 375-376, Angelina J. Currey, 19 August 1879; Register of Deeds, Leavenworth County Courthouse.

In 1887, Angelina and her husband, Hiram Currey, sold a portion of this land to the Leavenworth Northern and Southern Railway Company.

Know all men by these presents that Angeline J Curry and H. M. Curry her husband of the County of Leavenworth in the State of Kansas in consideration of the sum of one hundred and seventy five 35/100 Dollars in hand paid by the Leavenworth Northern and Southern Railway Company a corporation duly organized, under the Company a corporation duly organized, under the Laws of the State of Kansas have bargained and sold and do hereby grant and convey unto the said Leavenworth Northern and Southern Railway Company its successors and assigns forever the following premises situated in the County of Leavenworth and State of Kansas and described as follows a strip of land one hundred (100) feet wide the same being fifty (50) feet in width on each side of the center line of the Railroad of said Railway Company as now located through and across the West Twenty (20) acres of the South forth (40) acres of the southeast quarter of section twenty five (25) township nine (9) south of range twenty two (22) East and from Station 808 +42 to Station 814 +40 said strip containing one and 37/100 acres
To have and to hold siad premises with the appurtenances

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unto the said Leavenworth Northern and Southern railway Company its successors and assigns forever and the said Angelina J Curry for herself and heirs doth hereby covenant with said Railway Company its successors and assigns that she is lawfully seized of the premises aforesaid: that the premises are free and clear from all incumbrances whatsoever and that he will forever Warrant and Defend the same with the appurtenances unto the said Leavenworth Northern and Southern Railway Co. its successors and assigns against the lawful Claims of all persons whomsoever. In Testimony whereof the said Angelina J Curry and H. M. Curry her husband have hereunto set their hands this eleventh day of January AD 1887
Angelina J Currey
H. M. Currey
The State of Kansas
Leavenworth County
On this Eleventh day of January AD 1887 before me Clerk of the District Court in and for said County personally came Angelina J Curry and H. M. Curry to me personally known to be the same persons who executed the foregoing instrument as grantors and they duly acknowledged the execution of the same. On witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my official seal on the day and year last above written.
C W Curan
Clerk of the District Court (seal of court)
Entered in Transfer Record Book B page 134
J W Niehuas
Clerk of Leavenworth County
Seal of Co Clerk
Recorded February 28th AD 1887 at 8 o’clock AM
John J Roche
Register of Deeds

Leavenworth County, Kansas, Deed Records, 1879-1893 page 224, Angelina J Curry and H. M. Curry, 11 January 1887; Register of Deeds, Leavenworth County Courthouse.

In 1889, Angelina and her husband Hiram Currey sold coal and mineral rights on one acre of their land to W. H. Bond.

Hiram M. Curry and Angeline J. Curry his wife do hereby sell, and warrant to W. H. Bond of Leavenworth Kansas or his assigns all strata and deposits of coal and other minerals underlying the following described land in E Side SE 1/4 Sec 25 Town (9) Range (22) 1 acre and S side SE 1/4 Sec 25 Town 9 Range (22) (20) acres in the County of Leavenworth and State of Kansas for the sum of twenty dollars per acre payable in the stock of The Boston Mining Company of Kansas city Kansas to in hand paid dated Leavenworth Kansas June 12th 1889
Angelina J. Currey
Hiram M. Currey
State of Kansas Leavenworth County ss. Be it remembered that on this 12th day of June A.D. 1889 before me the undersigned a notary public in and for the county aforesaid came Hiram M. Curry and Angeline J. Currey who are personally known to me to be the same persons who executed the foregoing instrument of writing and such persons duly acknowledged the same witness my hand and official seal the day and year last above written
Jno H. Atwood (notarial seal)
Notary Public
My commission expires Apr 15th 1892
State of Kansas Leavenworth County SS I the undersigned County Clerk of the County of Leavenworth in the State of Kansas hereby certify that I have properly entered the transfer made by the within deed on the transfer record in my office as such clerk on page 276 of Book B thereof this 31 day of July 1.D. 1889
J. N. Niehaus
Co Clerk (seal)
Recorded July 31st A.D. 1889 at 8.20 oclock A.M.
Peter C. Becker
Register of Deeds

Leavenworth County, Kansas, Deed Records, 1879-1893, Hiram M Curry and Angelina J Curry, 12 June 1889; Register of Deeds, Leavenworth County Courthouse.

In 1893, Angelina and Hiram Currey lost their land after being sued by Samuel J. Sully. Samuel Sully sued for recovery of $578 on note of mortgage on the land

Samuel Sully filed a suit against Angelina J. Currey et al to recover $578 on note and mortgage on twenty acres in Section 25, township 9 range 22

“Local News,” The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 12 January 1893, page 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 January 2021).

In July 1893, the land was sold by Sheriff’s Deed.

Sheriff’s Deed
Know all men by these presents, that whereas, at the April Term A.D. 1893, of the District Court of the County of Leavenworth, in the State of Kansas, and on the 10th day of July A.D. 1893 during said term of said Court, in a certain action then pending in said court wherein Samuel J Sully was plaintiff and Angelina J Curry Hiram M Curry, George W Mickle, the Moline Plan Company and the Bas[lou] Coal and Mining Company were defendants, the said plaintiff Samuel J Sully did, in and by the consideration of the said District Court, obtain and recover a judgment against the said Angelina J Curry and Hiram M. Curry for the sum of six hundred and sixty eight 11/100 dollars with interest thereon at the rate of ten per cent, per annum from the date, said the 10th day of July A.D. 1893, until paid, and also for all his (said plaintiff’s) costs in the action expended, in that judgement then taxed at $32/20 and that execution issue therefore:
And Whereas, it was then and there in said action, in and by said Court, further Considered, ordered and adjudged that unless the defendants in that action, or some of them, or some person or persons should and did, within six (6) months from that time, pay to said Samuel J. Sully said sum of Six hundred and sixty eight 11/100 dollars with interest thereon at the rate of ten er cent, per annum from that time, said 10th day of July A.D. 1893, until paid, and [his] said Samuel J Sully costs in this action expended
that the following described tract of land situate, lying and being in the County of Leavenworth, in the state of Kansas, namely: The South half of the Southwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section twenty five (25) township nine (9) range Twenty Two (22) containing twenty acres excepting that from one and thirty seven hundredths (1 37/) acre taken for right of way by The Leavenworth Northern & Southern Railway Company
be sold without redemption therefrom, and without appraisement thereof, and that execution issue for the sale thereof, and that the same be sold in the same manner as in cases of sale of real estate on Execution:
and that the officer making such sale appropriate and dispose of the proceeds arising therefrom by paying, First: The costs in said action incurred including the costs of such sale. Next and Second: by paying the taxes if any on and against said land.
Next and Third: by paying plaintiffs judgment and interest theron
and that he, such officer, bring the remainder such proceeds, if any there should be, into said Court for distribution and application thereof:
And Whereas, it was also then by said Court, in said action, on said 10th day of July A.D. 1893, further considered, ordered and adjudged that the defendants therein and each of them, and all persons claiming by, from, through or under them, or any or either of them, be, and they were thereby that is, then in and by said Court, in said action by its judgment then rendered in said action, forever barred and forecloased of and from all and any right and equity of redemption and other right whatever of, on, or in or to the tract of land aforesaid from and after such sale thereof, and they, said defendants and each of them, and all persons claiming by, from, through or under them or any or either of them, were thereby, that is, in and by said Court in said action by its judgment then rendered in said action, ordered and required to yield, surrender and deliver possession of the tract of land aforesaid, to the purchaser or purchasers thereof at said sale, so soon as demand therefore should be made, and that in case they or any of them make default in so doing, that a Writ of Assistance issue to enforce such delivery of possession.

Leavenworth County, Kansas, Deed Records, 1879-1893 p. 181, Sheriff’s Deed – ANgelina J Curry, 10 July 1893; Register of Deeds, Leavenworth County Courthouse.

Angelina’s land was gone.