(Abt 1740-Abt 1798)
LEE, Catherine
(1741-After 1800)
SHOEMAKER, Elizabeth
(Between 1770-Bef 1850)


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CURRY, William

SHOEMAKER, Elizabeth 1 2 3

  • Born: Between 1770 and 1780, New Jersey or Deleware
  • Marriage: CURRY, William before 1790 in prob. Salem County, New Jersey
  • Died: Bef 1850, prob. Indiana

bullet  General Notes:

This woman and her husband may be the parents of the Butler County, Ohio Curry's. More research is needed to confirm this marriage, but there is evidence of a connection between these two families.


Elizabeth married William CURRY before 1790 in prob. Salem County, New Jersey. (William CURRY was born between 1770 and 1780 in Deleware or New Jersey and died about Nov 1832 in Sullivan County, Indiana.)



1 Jacob Shoemaker, New Jersey Calendar of Wills 1796 - 1800 (30 Oct 1798, Lower Penns Neck, Salem County, New Jersey). Surety: 4. 1798,Oct 30 Shoemaker, Jacob, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co; will of wife,Catharine, bay mare and saddle' also 1/3 of residue of property, Son Samuel, my watch, bay mare and saddle. Daughter, Mary Shoemaker, 1 heifer, small bed, Pair of tongs and andirons, Son, Michael, gray mare and saddle. To my wife's daughter, Hannah Martin, 1 cow, son Jacob, 5 shillings. My little Negro lad, Isaac (aged 3) To be set free when 27. Daughter, Elizabeth Currey and sons, Elias and Samuel, the other 2/3 of residue divided between them. Executrix-wife Catherine, Witnesses- Thomas Miles, Charles Campbell and Rebecca Shoemaker. Proved Jan 7,1799.

2 1820 US Census (Sullivan County, Indiana). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 2. Lists William Curry (age >45, b. 1775 or earlier), wife (age >45, b. 1775 or earlier) and children 1 male (age <5, b. 1815-1820), 1 male (age 5-10, b. 1810-1815), 1 male (age 20-30, b. 1790-1800), 1 female (age <5, b. 1815-1820), 1 female (age 5-10, b. 1810-1815) and one female (age 20-30, b. 1790-1800), living in Sullivan County, Indiana. The older male and female children may be a married son or daughter and their spouse (possibly daughter, Mary, and her husband, George Klemm, or son Calvin and his wife), and the youngest children may be grandchildren of William. Living nearby are (we believe) William's sons, John, Elias, Samuel and Robert, as well as Rebecca Daniels (widow of Peter Daniels), whose three daughters married Curry brothers, Rebecca's son, Joseph Daniels, and her son-in-law, Charles Morgan (who married Rebecca's daughter, Mary Polly Daniels). Rebecca Daniels' daughter, Elizabeth, married John Shoemaker, nephew of (we believe) William Curry's wife. The presence of all these family members in Sullivan County lends support to the theory that Shoemaker and Curry families are connected.

3 Estate of William Curry (County records, Vigo County, Indiana). Surety: 4. "Sale bill of the personal estate of Mr. Curry, deceased. Filed April 27, 1833."

This document includes several pages which list the property of William Curry. The first page lists the property that was "bought by the widow," Elizabeth Curry, on 10 Nov 1832 and 8 Dec 1832. On the same two dates, the remainder of the property was bought by others, including:

Daniel Curry [brother of William?]
James Riddle
Elias Curry [son]
William Curry [may be a son, grandson or nephew]
Frances Brock
Elijah Robertson
John Curry [son]
Jacob Harrington
William Wilson
James Cummins
Silas Jessop
William Gep
David Harris
Alexander Wilber
Delilah Curry [relationship unknown]
Edward Miles
Juliann Curry [relationship unknown]

The heading of the final page reads, "Sale bill of a balance of the personal property of the estate of William Curry, deceased, which was taken on the 8th day of December 1832 by me. David Harris."

Following the list of items, their value and the names of the purchasers, it reads, "State of Indiana, Vigo County. The above named David Harris makes oath that the above is a just & true account of the sale of the personal estate of William Curry, late of said county, deceased. Sworn before me, Justice of the Peace of said county this 27th day of April, A.D. 1833. C.T. Noble, J.P." [State Seal].

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