Benjamin Franklin Curry

Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
September 17, 1999

Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical
Encyclopedia. New York: H. H. Hardesty and Company, 1884. Rpt. in West
Virginia heritage Encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock. Richwood: Comstock. 1974.

county, (then) Virginia, July 21, 1839. He is a son of Hiram and Barbara
(Kayser) Curry and he came to Lincoln county in December 1841, with his
parents, who were prominent residents of the county. B. F. Curry and Emily
Jackson daughter of Jeremiah and May Paulina (Thompson) Witcher, were joined
in marriage in Cabell county, West Virginia, December 12, 1860, and they have
been blessed with eight children, born as follows; Jeremiah Wilson, October
10, 1861, died September 23, 1863; John Granville, May 29, 1863; Lizzie
Florence, December 5, 1865; William Dallas, July 16, 1868, died September 16,
1869; Carrie May, July 21, 1870; Valeria French, May 24, 1873; Lulu Maud,
July 22, 1875; Blackburn Frank, February 1, 1878. The six living children are
at home. Mrs. Curry is a native of Cabell county, born January 17, 1837. Mr.
Curry was for six years recorder of Lincoln county, and clerk of circuit
court sixteen years, which position he still holds. Two brothers of Mr. Curry
served in the late war, in the Federal army; Granville in Company G. 3d West
Virginia Cavalry, and George in Company L. 1st West Virginia Cavalry.
Benjamin F. Curry joined the Methodist Church in 1859 of which he is a
steward. He is a farmer in Carroll district and the proprietor of a hotel,
newly furnished and in every respect a first class hotel, terms moderate and
fare unsurpassed “Campbell House.” B F Curry, proprietor, Hamlin, Lincoln
county, West Virginia.