Currey Bible

One of the items passed down to me by my grandmother, Winnie Crawford, was the Currey family Bible. This Bible contains a wealth of family information.

 

Currey-Family-Bible-1835-1920-TitlePage-240The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of the Original Greek; and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. New York: American Bible Society, 1880.

 

 

 

 

 

Currey-Family-Bible-1835-1920-p1-240Family Record:

NOTE: Since the Bible is copyrighted in 1880, any births, deaths or marriages prior to 1880 would have been written in the Bible after 1880.

Births:

Hiram M Currey Aug the 13th A D 1835 at Peoria Ill

And his wife

Angelina Jane Burke was borned in Kentucky AD Oct 30th 1836

 

Children of H M and A J Currey

Sarah Evelina borned January 31st 1859

John Henry was borned March the 11th A.D. 1861

Mary Caroline was borned May the 8th AD 1864

Hiram Miles was borned October 23d AD 1866

William Quincy borned December the 11th AD 1868

James Gilbert was borned the 10th day of October 1871

Lizzia Jane was borned May 22nd 1874

Dora Ann borned October 14th 1876

Marion Franklin borned April the 12th 1881

(different hand writing) Winnie May the wife of Hiram Miles was borned May 6 1871, Osage City Iowa

Marriages (handwriting similar to that recording majority of births)

Currey-Family-Bible-1835-1920-p2-240Hiram M Currey and Angelina Jane Burke was married at Weston Missouri by the Rev J B Write on the 3d day of August 1856

Sarah E Currey was married September 25 1879

Mary C Currey married Febuary 12th 1886 to Henery J Spears Lansing Kansas

Marriages – Children of H. M. Currey and Winnie May Hutchinson (different ink / different handwriting)

 

Herbert Miles Currey and Pearl Stewart was married Dec. 24 1916 at Ogden, Utah

Myrtle Irene Currey & Claude E Gaskill was married March 24, 1917 at Dodge City Kas by Pro. Judge Miss Mary Hale

Mary Lela Currey & Joseph Louis Walter was married Feb 2, 1919 by Rev Towsend Wright at North Kansas City Mo

Winnie Letha Currey & Leon Russel Crawford was married Dec 24 1919 by Rev Gray at Dodge City Ks

Earnest O. Currey

Alma Jean Currey

Family Record

(note in left margin: Children of H F & E A Burk)

Currey-Family-Bible-1835-1920-p3-240Births

Henery F Burke the father of Angelina Jane Burke was borned Aprile the 30th 1811

Elizabeth Ann Bland wife of Henery F Burke and mother of Angelina J Burk was borned December 25th 1813

Angelina J Burke borned October 30 1836

 

Milton E Burke borned February 2d 1838

Sarah E Burke borned July 25 1839

Perillia A Burke borned July 15 1841

John Martin Burke borned Aprile 30th 1844

Handwriting changes / also ink changes to what looks like pencil

Baby borned April 18th 1892

Henry borned May 25 1893

Herbert borned April 31895

Hiram borned Aug 11 1897 died March 2nd 1901

Winnie M Hutchison wife of H M Currey died Sept (some date crossed out) 23 1913

Angelina Jane Currey

Baby died May 10 1892

Hiram died Jan 24 1898

Henry died May 20 1906

Winnie May Hutchinson the wife of Hiram Myles Currey died Sept (25 crossed out) 23 1913

Currey-Family-Bible-1835-1920-p5-240Bck of Title Page

Children of Mary Lela Walters and Joseph Louis Walters

Daughter of Hiram Miles Currey & Winnie May Hutchison

Louis Elwyn Walters borned Nov 18 1919

Borned in North Kansas City, Mo.

Claude Arnold Walters borned Oct 27 1921

Borned in Kansas City Mo

 

Doral LaVerne Walters borned Sept 18 1925

Died Oct 16 1925

Borned Dodge City Kansas

 

Trail Diaries

The Family Search blog posted several items today about the westward migration, including the post: The Westward Expansion and Pioneers — How It Affects Your Family History. Even though I can’t prove any of my ancestors migrated to California or Oregon, I have done some trail research. In particular, I am looking for Hiram M. Currey who disappears sometime between 1845 and 1850.

Operating under the assumption that he might have gone to California in 1849 for the Gold Rush, I have sought out memoirs and diaries of the trek west. One of the resources I’ve used is the book, Platte River Road Narratives by Merrill J. Mattes. This book not only indexes around 2000 trail diaries but provides a description of the diary and information regarding the repository where the diary may be found.

 

I was able to read many of the diaries from the Peoria, Illinois area when I visited the Merrill J Mattis Research Library at the National Frontier Trails Museum in Independence Missouri.

Another resource I’ve used in my trail research is the series of books, Covered Wagon Women: Diaries & Letters from the Western Trails. Each book contains several diaries, letters or journals written by women about their journey west.

I investigated these books hoping to find mention of my Peoria, llinois Currey family. I did not find my Currey family. Instead I found the complete journal written by Amelia Hadley, my great grandmother’s sister.

These diaries, journals and letters provide great insight into the journey west. They are well worth the effort to locate and read.