Joseph D. Curry

Joseph D. Curry was born in County Tyrone, Ireland in 1795. In 1817 he left his native land in company with his wife and came to America. He located near Vevay for a time, then removed to Milton Township, Jefferson Co., Ind., where he lived many years, after which he removed to Iowa where he died in 1864. He possessed scholarly attainments and was one of the first teachers in the county, and one of the most successful ones. He was a devoted Christian gentleman and an exemplary member of the Christian Church. He was twice married. By his first wife Alice Carr, whom he married in Ireland, he had three children viz.: Samuel, Henry and Jane. His second wife was Rebecca daughter of Samuel and Sarah Jane (Jones) Orem, who bore him six children viz.: Sarah, James, Josiah, Rebecca, Ann and Marion. Mrs. Curry (second wife) died in 1848.