Blackburn B Curry

LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA – BIOS: CURRY, Blackburn B.
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Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
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September 17, 1999
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Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty’s Historical and geographical
Encyclopedia, New York: H. H. Hardesty and Company, 1864. Rpt. in West
Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock, Richwood: Comstock, 1974

BLACKBURN B CURRY—a native of
Lincoln county, was born May 20, 1850. He is a son of Hiram Curry, deceased
and Barbara A. (Kayser) Curry. In Madison, Boone County, West Virginia,
December 28, 1882 Blackburn B Curry and Lulu M S. Samuels were joined in
marriage; she was born in Boone county, July 16, 1860 and she is a daughter
of Colonel I. S. and Margaret M. (Morris) Samuels. Blackburn B. Curry
attended the University at Morgantown, West Virginia. two years, and at the
Commencement in 1875 he was awarded the regents’ prize on declamation. Mr.
Curry, a very efficient business man, has held the office of assessor of
Lincoln county for five years, having been appointed in 1878, and elected in
1880, one year remains for him to serve. During 1877 and 1878 he was a member
of the board of examiners in Lincoln county. His postoffice address is
Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia.