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MCCURDY *Elijah , Jr.

Male 1798 - 1875


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  • Name  MCCURDY *Elijah , Jr. 
    Born  18 Nov 1798  Abbeville Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  8A48F3CF5462D5119887CB8894AA793F9810 
    Died  20 Nov 1875  DeKalb Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Mt. Hermon Cemetery, DeKalb County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I54  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
    Last Modified  21 Mar 2004 

    Father  MCCURDY Elijah,   b. 1760, Chester County, Pennsylvannia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1800, Abbeville Township, Abbeville Co, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  HARRIS *Anne Handy,   b. 1764/1765, Snow Hill, Eastern Shore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Jun 1831, Lincoln County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1786  Abbeville Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F26  Group Sheet

    Family  JONES Rosa Ann,   b. 1808, Abbeville Township, Abbeville Co, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1889, DeKalb County, Alabma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1824  Abbeville Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. MCCURDY William
    >2. MCCURDY *Mary Ann " Malissa", Haws,   b. 1825, Limestone County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880
     3. MCCURDY Elizabeth " Eliza ",   b. 12 Jun 1827, Limestone County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. MCCURDY Nathaniel Warren,   b. 21 Sep 1832, Limestone County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1914, DeKalb County, Alabma Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. MCCURDY John Andrew,   b. 1835, Limestone County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. MCCURDY Rebecca Ann,   b. 17 Jan 1838
     7. MCCURDY Rosa Ann Lourainey " Rainey ",   b. 1843
     8. MCCURDY Martha V. " Aunt Bob ",   b. Apr 1847
     9. MCCURDY Nancy Palestine,   b. 8 Aug 1852, DeKalb County, Alabma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F24  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Six Patiots of the American Revolution
    Six Patiots of the American Revolution
    Six Patriots of the American Revolution and One
    Probable Loyalist with Descendants in Jackson and
    DeKalb Counties, Alabama
    NSDAR#631571 by Frances Lyles Gay Varnell ( 1986)

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE AND NOTES:
      Elijah McCurdy, Jr. was a farmer in the 1850 ( AL Census, District # 24 ): Elijah McCURDY, Jr. was born
      November 18, 1798 in Abbeville District, South Carolina. He was the son of Elijah McCURDY, Sr. and Ann
      HANDY HARRIS. Elijah married Rosa Ann JONES in 1824. He was a pioneer settler in the Mount Hermon Community now known as Pine Ridge, on Highway # 35 near Fort Payne, Alabama. He moved from Lincoln County, Tennessee to Limestone County, Alabama and then to the newly created county of
      DeKalb , following the removal of the Indians. He brought his family with him and two slaves named Ben
      and Cato. Ben was left to Elijah, Jr. by his mother ( See Will of Ann H. McCurdy in The McCurdy Family,
      Early Settlers of DeKalb County, Alabama, 1986, by Hershellene Peek McCurdy and Howard McCurdy ).
      and according to family tradition Cato was given to his wife, Rose Ann Jones McCurdy, by her parents.

      Elijah, Jr. owned land in the Mount Hermon Community and one day while watching his livestock graze on a hill beneath a large hickory tree, he selected that spot as his burial site. This hill with its view of ridges and mountains became known as Mount Hermon Cemetery. While Elijah, Jr. died November 20, 1875 at 77 years of age in DeKalb County, Alabama, he was the first to be buried there. He and his wife are buried in a rock enclosure. ( 1434471BJL.ged )

      Rose Ann Jones was the daughter of John and Mary Jones from Ireland. Their children were;
      Eliza Jane McCurdy ( born September 17,1826 ), General Nathaniel Warren McCurdy ( born Sept. 21,1832 ), John Andrew ( born 1836), Rebecca Ann "Becky" ( born January 17,1838 ), Lourainey " Rainey"
      ( Born Sept 18,1843), Martha " Bob" ( born April 1847 ), Nancy Palestine ( born 1852 ), William ( born?)
      The McCurdy men were fox hunters and William McCurdy died after a night hunt.

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      Additional Source info: Need to confirm

      Elijah J. McCurdy
      Company E
      15 Battalion Alabama Partisan Rangers
      Rank-Induction: Private
      Rank-Discharge: Private
      Confederate

      E McCurdy ( 56 Ala P.R. )

  • Sources 
    1. [S44] McCurdy Family ( Lessley & Clark Families ), Betty Jo Ellis, (bjless@whnt.net).