William Harrison Curry

LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA – BIOS: CURRY, William Harrison
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Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
PJAFLA@aol.com
September 17, 1999
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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

WILLIAM HARRISON CURRY, D. D. — Is a son of
Thomas and Susanna (Johnson) Curry and was born in Fayette county (now) West
Virginia April 11, 1846. He was joined in marriage in Lincoln county,
September 8, 1869 with Parthenia, daughter of Charles B and Sarah Jane
(Spurlock) Lawrence. She was born in Boone County, (now) West Virginia, April
28, 1851, and died October 8, 1883. They had nine children of whom five are
living: Alice Stella, born September 3, 1870, died November 30, 1879;
Josephine, October 6, 1871, died December 4, 1871; Cora Belle, October 4,
1872; Leonidas, September 28, 1874, died January 13, 1875; Benjamin Franklin,
October 6, 1875; Minnie Valeria, April 23, 1877; Charles Thomas, January 22,
1879; Martha Ellen, February 20, 1880, died November 12, 1882; George
Washington, March 13, 1883. Mr. Curry’s parents died in 1846, when he was but
eight years old, and Mrs. Curry’s father died in September 1881. The subject
of this sketch joined the Baptist Church in 1870 in which he is now an
ordained minister, and preaches the Gospel at two points, Trace Fork and
Mount Moriah. His wife became a member of the Baptist Church in 1870. W. H.
Curry enlisted in the war between the States in September 1861, serving in
Company B. 34th Battalion, Virginia Volunteer Mounted Riflemen. he was a
soldier on the Confederate side and participated in the battles at Blue
Springs, Knoxville, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Lynchburg, Martinsburg,
Piedmont, Brandy Station and Gettysburg. Dr. Curry owns about 272 acres of
fine farming land in the counties of Lincoln and Putnam on Big Creek, six
miles north of Hamlin. There is a large orchard of apple, peach and pear
trees, and a portion of the land is heavily timbered. Dr. Curry’s postoffice
address is Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia.