Benjamin Ward CURREY
occ: Methodist Preacher & abolitionist
b.7 Oct 1799 Westchester Co. NY
d.16 Jan 1886 Peekskill, Westchester, NY
Susan HART (d.1874)
m.30 Jun 1821
Thomas L. CURRY
Rebecca WARD
children: CURREY
  1. Ann Eliza (b.1822)
  2. Frances Hart (b.~1823)
  3. Joseph (b.~1823)
  4. Susan (b.~1825)
  5. James H. (b.1827)
  6. Rebecca (b.~1829)
  7. Thomas Moore (b.1831)
  8. Joshua Marsden (b.1833)
  9. Stephen Allen (b.1834)
  10. Sarah Roake (b.1835)
  11. Jane S (b.1837)
  12. Mary Romer (b.1840)
  13. Benjamin (b.1842)
  14. Jonathan Bloomer (b.1847)
siblings: CURREY
  1. Susan (b.~1797)
  2. Jane (b.~1802)
  3. Stephen (b.~1804)
  4. Thomas (b.~1807)
  5. Daniel (b.~1809) "Rev."
  6. Hester (b.~1812)
  7. James (b.~1814)
  8. John (b.~1814) "Judge"
fact sources and writings about this individual Photo right, Benj. Currey.
Research of Kevin Everingham of MI, 2013:

1830 Benjamin lived at Yorktown, NY
1840 Benjamin lived at Yorktown, NY
1850 Yorktown, Westchester, New York (house #132, family #146).. Benjamin Curry 50,.. Susan 46,.. Susan 25,.. Thomas 19,.. Stephen A. 16,.. Sarah R. 14,.. Jane S. 12,.. Mary 10,.. Benjn 9,.. Jonathan B. 6. (all b.NY)

1874 The Statesman, Yonkers NY, October 23, 1874... "Died CURREY - At Shrub Oak, N.Y., on Thursday, October 15, Susan Hart, wife of Rev. Benjamin Currey."

1886 The Evening Post, NY, Mon. January 18, 1886 ... "The Rev. Benjamin Currey, the farmer-preacher and abolitionist, died on Saturday, near Peekskill, at the age of eighty-seven. He lived on the same farm in Westchester County all his life. Early in life he became a Methodist preacher, holding services from school-house to school-house, and never receiving any pay. For thirty years before the war he was active in the so-called underground railway for helping fugitive slaves. He was a fearless abolitionist, and when that question was settled became a temperance advocate. His constitution was powerful and his mind always vigorous. The Rev. Dr. Daniel Currey, of this city and John Currey, ex-Chief Justice of California, are his brothers."

1895 The Highland Democrat, Oct 12, 1895.. "Mrs. Rebecca Currey Everinghim died at her home, 1112 Brown Street, this village on Monday evening last after a brief illness. Mrs. Everinghim was born in Yorktown some 66 years ago, and all her life was spent there on the old homestead and in Peekskill. She married in 1845. She was a member of St. Paul's M.E. since its organization. The funeral services were held at that church on Thursday. Two children, Mr. Benjamin C. Everinghim of Peekskill, and Mrs. Matthews of New York, survive, also three brothers, James H., Benjamin and Jonathan B. Currey, and two sisters, Mrs. Grove P. Mitchell and Mrs. Secor. "

Hillside Cemetery Cortland Manor, Westchester Co. NY... (only 2 Everinghim's buried here) ... James Everinghim b.8 Nov 1847, d.26 Nov 1893,... Rebecca Currey Everinghim, d.7 Oct 1895.

Shrub Oak Methodist Church Cemetery Shrub Oak, Westchester, NY... Rev. Benjamin Ward Curry, died Jan 16, 1886, age 86y, 3m, 11d.... Susan, wife of Benjamin Curry, daughter of James Hart, died Oct 15, 1874, aged 71 years.... there are many other "CURRY" burials at this cemetery.

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