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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, RICHARD S., farmer; Sec. 32; P. O. Clayton. He is the son of Thomas and Malinda (Murphy) Curry, natives of Kentucky. He was born in the same state, Jan. 22, 1830. He came with his parents to Illinois, and settled in Clayton township, Adams county, in 1837, where he has since resided. He married Mary V. Booth, Sept. 1, 1853, who was born in Virginia, March 24, 1834; seven children, six living: Susanah J., born May 18, 1854; Anna M., born Jan. 12, 1858 (died Jan. 30, 1875); John M., born Dec. 7, 1861; Sarah E., born Oct. 14, 1863; Harriet M., born March 13, 1866; Lottie B., born Dec. 12, 1867, and Desdemona, born Sept. 3, 1874. Mr. Curry is a member of the I. O. O. F. He and wife are members of the Christian church. He owns 165 acres of improved land in Clayton township, and twenty acres of timber land in Concord 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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