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Offline JKCIII

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Re: 1841 CURRIE, a lost family!
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 19 September 07 05:29 BST (UK) »
Hi SED:

You're close, but not quite.  Actually I spent a lot of time as a teenager helping my father haul artifacts into the Wingham museum, when it was first created.  So I'm quite familiar with it.  There is a good portrait of Robert Currie there, which I've attached a photo of here.

Somebody has moved Margaret's headstone (with the single rose) within the past year or so, which is a bit disturbing.  It used to be one of many laying side-by-side on the ground along the tree line.  I almost gave up on finding it, before uncovering it beneath a large pile of scrub brush, which I cleared.  But when I returned about 2 years later it had been covered again?  I originally located it and the ones in Elora through the following web site:

http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/

No additional info in the book on James other than he died the winter of 1853/54 in Guelph Township, unmarried.  So your tidbit about him parishing while working on the roads there is likely correct.

The Bible and papers were last reported to be in the possession of another branch of the family (Bob and Andrew). Who knows where it could be now?  Hopefully it is still around somewhere.

I'd love to join you at the Wellington Museum to do some fact hunting, as I live not too far from there, but unfortunately am booked elsewhere this weekend.

Good Luck!
JKC

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Re: 1841 CURRIE, a lost family!
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 20 September 07 12:35 BST (UK) »
Good morning JKC,
If Bob or Andrew might have the 'family' bible I would have no problem asking the favour of a few photographs or the time to copy info !! Just give me a phone number ... lol.
And a peak at John Jr.'s dairy would be very nice, too.
We'll have to meet at the museum someday soon.
Margaret's stone is still on the edge of the river bank and was cleared of scrub brush and the lawns were cut but I worry about this as their graves are in clear danger of being washed away if that river swells over it's banks some spring. The genealogist that I met was very worried about the state of the cemetery and the apparent lack of concern on the part of the town ... but, in my 2 visits there this summer it appears that the grounds are at least kept ... but there is indication that parts of old stones have fallen down that bank and there is lots of garbage that has been washed up there by the river in the spring.
Thanks for the pic of Robert ... I saw it this summer and the girls there took a photo for me and emailed it to me ... I sure hope that the town council starts looking after that museum soon.
So, I still don't have your name !
You know a whole lot more about me ! Come on, give it up and also tell me a bit more about yourself. .. married ? ... kids ? Did you know Anne, Bruce and Duane Currie ? They are the only young Currie's that I knew back then.
If you'd feel better about sharing info with me in another venue please feel free to email me at:
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Will let you know what I find at the W.C.M & A on Sunday.
Sharron
Deacon, Currie, Chamney, McCartney, Wellwood, Davison, Greer

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Re: 1841 CURRIE, a lost family!
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 07 October 08 00:57 BST (UK) »
I am pleased to offer an update to the Currie family search.
As we were aware, John and Margaret's son George stayed in Scotland when Margaret and her 6 youngest children emigrated to Canada but nothing much was known after that.
I was pleasantly surprised to get an email from a young woman who is directly related to George, thus, we share common 3rd & 4th grandparents Margaret and John Currie.
Very exciting news, but alas, she has very little knowledge of that side of her family and she now lives in Australia.
Can anyone help us out with any information regarding; George Currie, b. 1817, near Parton (info thanks to johking)
Warm regards
Sharron
Deacon, Currie, Chamney, McCartney, Wellwood, Davison, Greer

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Re: 1841 CURRIE, a lost family!
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 31 December 13 00:43 GMT (UK) »
I have another count to the Currie family.
My ancestor, Mary Currie, married Peter Murrie from Shotts (Lanarkshire) in 1854.  Her ancestry is vague as the family story says she "had no parents living" and we believe that she had lived in Shotts but at the time of marriage had been living in Glasgow with a family called Brown. 
The interesting fact is that the Currie/Murrie marriage took place in Carluke, and I have found no other family connection to there and figured it must be through the Currie family.
Any assistance would be appreciated.
Thanks.
Lois