William Curry

Male 1748 - 1844  (95 years)


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  • Name William Curry 
    Born 13 Jul 1748  Middle Patent, Westchester Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service May 1775  Warwick, Orange Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    American Revolution
    Eastern New York 1775-1778
    Near Battle of Fort Montgomery
    and near Minisink Indian Battle 
    Pension Record - Curry, William (American Revolution)
    Pension Record - Curry, William (American Revolution)
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    Died 06 May 1844  Hector, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Beckhorn/Curry Cemetery, Hector, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Curry - Beckhorn/Curry Cemetery
    William Curry - Beckhorn/Curry Cemetery
    Plot: Curry
    Notes 
    • In his early life William married Charity Lockwood, the daughter of a French Presbyterian minister. They commenced life in Orange County where also lived his brothers and upon the breaking out of the Revolutionary War he, William with his brothers Joseph and Benjamin offered their services to assit in freeing America from the bondage of British tyrany and only laid down their arms when America was free. The following is taken from William Curry's Pension Record[FN:Pension Record-- A written record a former soldier wrote/dictated late in life to obtain benefits from the act of Congress 07 June 1832, for his Revolutionary War service:FN] ....04Sep1832, William Curry aged 84 years residing in Elmira,NY..."That during the war of the Revolution the deponent resided in the County of Orange in the State of New York, in which there were a great many Tories and persons attached to the British goverment, and that the Inhabitants of the said County were much annoyed during the greater part of the contested attacks from Tories and occasional detachments of British Troops ______ from the City of New York where a considerable British Force continued during the whole of the war. The inroads of the Indians along the Minisink frontier on the western part of the county were also very frequent and companies of militia were consequently required to be constantly in motion, for the defence of the inhabitants at the various points where they were ________. That the deponent very early in the commencement of the war about the month of May 1775 entered as a volunteer in the company of militia in the town of Warwick then commanded by Capt. Henry Wisner in the Regiment commanded by Col.John Hathorn; Thomas Golosmith was Lieutenant and Joseph Todd, Ensign; that the said deponent continued to serve in the said company until the close of the war- During his engagement in the said company Capt. Wisner was promoted and Lieut. Golosmith resigned and Henry Bertholt was appointed in his place. That the said company was engaged in active service in various parts of the county of Orange, Rockland and as occasion required- the particular periods in which they were employed at various positions he can not now state, but recollects that while in the service, he was on one occasion stationed at Ramapo where there were barracks _____ _____ for a month or more, once at Kakiat about two weeks, at Paramus for a month or more, four or five weeks in the English neighborhoods near Tappen, four or five weeks at Suffern in Rockland County and at various other places in the mountains and along the North River in the Tory neighborhoods, and frequently along the Minisink frontier when there were Minisink Indian alarms. He was also out when the Minisink Indian battle was fought on August 1777- when Fort Montgomery was taken, he was at Ramapo with other troops guarding horses which were kept there. He was not engaged in the Minisink battle having been stationed about five miles distants from the scene, where a small company was kept to take charge of the horses which were left there- He saw Major Meeker the day after, who recieved a wound in the battle and was in command of some Jersey Militiamen who were in the engagement. That his service during the war would amonut to more than two years constant service.......he states he was born in Middle Patent in the County of Westchester NY on the 13th July (o.s.) 1748, that he removed to the County of Orange, Town of Warwick about 1773, continued there until 1788 when he removed to Cherry Valley for a year, thence to Tioga Co.,NY where he resided two years or nearly, thence to Ulster in the County of Bradford Penn. where he has resided for more than 30 years. For a few years past he has had no fixed place of residence having children residing in both New York and Pennsylvania, and has spent his time among them a ______tion dictated. That he has no documentary evidence of his service, and can prove them by Joseph McConnel and Alexander Miller of said Town of Elmira- To whom the Rev. Simeon R. Jones of the south part of said county of Tioga he would refer. That the Continental officers whom he knew were Gen James Clinton and Col. Livingston and the militia officers with whom he joined(other than his own) were Gen George Clinton, Col. Stewart and Tustin of Orange County....." [IT:signed William Curry:IT]. William Curry recieved $96.00 a year from his penision, which contributed much to his comfort in his declining years. "William was remarkable for a sprightliness and energy enjoyed by but few men. His great grandchildren tell that he was as active at 80 as most men at 60 years of age. He retained to the end of life the activity of body and mind so characteristic of his youth. Always cheerful, strongly social his memory is fondly cherished by those who were associated with him in the varied scenes of life. This example of christian fidelity is one highly commendable to all his posterity in the devotion of his life to the service of God. In his declining years his Bible was his constant companion, and faith in its promises his greatest consolation, to the teaching of which he remained faithful, until the Master he loved so well called him Home. Thus calmly and peacefully he sleeps in Jesus having with his wife lived and died in the faith of the Baptist denomination. His remains were interred in the family burying ground on the farm owned by his son Robert Curry in North Hector,Schuyler County.,NY."
    Person ID I190  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father William Cure,   c. 04 Jan 1718, New York Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Abigail,   b. Est 1720 
    Family ID F4371  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charity Lockwood,   b. 06 Jan 1749/1750,   d. 12 Oct 1832, Milan, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1769  Westchester Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William Curry, Jr.,   b. 4 Jul 1770, Westchester Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1855, Ulysses, Tompkins Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Robert Curry,   b. 1772, Middle Patent, Westchester Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1848, Hector, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
    +3. James F. Curry,   b. 10 Mar 1773, Newburgh, Orange Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1857, Ulysses, Tompkins Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +4. Elizabeth Curry,   b. 19 Apr 1778, Orange Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1861, Lodi, Seneca Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Anna Curry,   b. Abt 1780,   d. Abt 1832, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
    +6. John Curry,   b. 31 May 1781, Goshen, Orange Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1865, Brighton, Livingson Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. Lockwood Curry,   b. Abt 1782,   d. 09 Jul 1801, Ulster, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
    +8. Ezekiel Curry,   b. 6 Jun 1786, Orange Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1862  (Age 76 years)
    +9. Polly Curry,   b. ca 1790,   d. 21 Sep 1825, Ulster, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Oct 1769 - Westchester Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - American Revolution Eastern New York 1775-1778 Near Battle of Fort Montgomery and near Minisink Indian Battle - May 1775 - Warwick, Orange Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 06 May 1844 - Hector, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Beckhorn/Curry Cemetery, Hector, Schuyler Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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