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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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CURRY, CHRISTOPHER S., farmer; Sec. 32; P. O. Clayton; son of Thos. and Malinda (Murphy) Curry, of Kentucky, now residents of Clayton. He was born in Jefferson county, Ky., Nov. 9, 1836; came with his parents to Adams county, Ill., in the fall of 1837; married Elizabeth Bennett, May 26, 1859. She was born in Adams county, Oct. 24, 1837. They have ten children, all living: Charley T., born Feb. 20, 1860; Benjamin A., July 25, 1861; William B., Feb. 28, 1863; Luella, June 14, 1864; James S. July 30, 1865; Laura, Nov. 10, 1867; Loran O. Sept. 14, 1869; Effa, Aug. 6, 1871; Bertie, April 11, 1873, and Otha H., Oct. 19, 1875. Mr. Curry is a member of the I. O. O. F.; is serving the third time as Road Commissioner; owns 147 acres of improved land in Clayton township, worth $50 per acre, and twenty-one acres of timber in Concord township, worth $15 per acre. Republican.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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