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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, HENRY H., farmer; Sec. 32; P. O. Clayton. He was born in Clayton township, Adams county, Ill., July 8, 1841. He is the son of Thomas and Malinda (Murphy) Curry, natives of Kentucky, and now living in Clayton. He enlisted in the Union army, May 24, 1861, in Co. B, 16th Regt. Ill. Inf.; served three years and was mustered out at Chattanooga, Tenn., June 11, 1864. Nov. 17, 1864, he married Ella McMurry, who was born in Adams county, April 8, 1845. They have had five children, three living: George E., born Aug. 2, 1865; Clarence H., born March 13, 1870; Pauline, born Oct. 19, 1873 (died Dec. 29, 1874); Guy L., born Oct. 11, 1875: Granville B., born May 31, 1878 (died July 16, 1878). He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and both are members of the Christian church. They own 100 acres of improved land in Clayton township, of the old homestead (on which the skeleton of the old log house, built by Grandfather Curry in 1837, still stands), and forty acres of timber in Columbus township.

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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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