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Eighth Generation

59. Emma AVERY was born in June 1842 in Illinois.36

Listed as age 20 in 1860 Census, or born 1840; she was listed as age 7 in 1850, born 1843.

1860 Census, Woodstock, Schuyler Co IL, Hh 786
Willis Lewis, 21, b. IL
Emma, 20 b, IL
Elias, age 1, b. IL

I believe Emma married a second time.
Birth Records, Schuyler Co, IL
male child, b. 17 Dec 1883, Buena Vista Twp to Emma (Avery) Curry and William Curry

Looking at the Illinois State Archives online, I found that Mrs. Emma Watson, married William J. Curry, on 30 May 1866, Schuyler Co IL. That would seem to suggest she may have married three times. And indeed, there is a marriage for Emma Lewis to Frank Watson, 16 Mar 1865, Schuyler Co.

William J. Curry was a son of Matthew and is in the following census records:

1850 - Schuyler Co IL, Woodstock Twp, Hh 57
Matthew Curry 31, Nancy 33 -b. KY
Henry C. 16, James 14, William 11 - b. KY
John 8, Serena A. 6, Sallie 5, Taylor, 2 - b. Illinois

1860 - Brown, IL, Cooperstown, Hh 525
Nancy Curry, 45, b. KY
W. J. 21, b. KY. Jno W. 18, b. IL. Serena A. 16, b. IL. Sarah, 14, b. KY. Taylor 10, b. KY. M. J., age 9, female, b. IL

1870 - Schuyler, IL, Buena Vista Twp, Hh 175
William Curry, 31, b. KY
Emma, 28, b. IL
Eva L. 3. William S. 1.
Elias, age 12, b. IL - should have been listed with Lewis surname - see 1860 census
Rosetta, age 15, b. IL - Emma's youngest sister - Rosetta Avery - or should this be Rosa, age 5! And if Rosa was age 5, then 15 in 1880 - was she William Curry's child since Emma & William did not marry until 1866. Was she Frank Watson's child?

1880 Census. Prairieville, Pike, MO, Hh 171
William Curry, 41, b. KY, Farmer
Emma, wife, 37, b. IL as were all the children
Rosa, 15, dau. William 11, son. Julious 9, son. Cretie, 5. dau. Stella, 3, dau.
Elias Lewis, 21, StepSon
Hh 172, but same residence
Taylor Curry, 28. Alice, 26, wife.

There is a mystery about Rosa/Rosetta and Eva. If they were two different daughters, one was missed in 1870, one missed in 1880. Also Emma claims 7 living children on two occasions which would indicate this is the same daughter unless another child died. Without the 1890 census, it becomes difficult. There is a marriage record in Schuyler Co for Eva L. Curry to Jordan Miller, 29 Aug 1886 and a marriage record for Rosa H. Curry to George R. Givens, 23 May 1886.

1900 - Schuyler, IL, Buena Vista Twp, Hh 260
Alla Morrell, b. Apr 1875, age 25, married 4 years
Rosetta, wife, b. Jan 1872, 28, 1 child (said to be living but not listed), b. IL
Although this Rosetta appears to be the approximate age of Rosa Curry - a marriage record in Schuyler Co for Allie Morrell to Etta Clayton, 27 Feb 1896, would indicate this lady was nee Clayton.
Hh 261
William Curry, b. Jan 1839, 61, married 40 years, b. KY
Emma, wife, b. Jun 1842, age 57, 10 children - 7 are living, b. IL
Alexander, son, b. Dec 1883, age 16, b. IL
W. J. Miller, grandson, b. Apr 1887, age 13, b. IL
Millard Curry, grandson, b. Jul 1897, age 2, b. IL

1900 - Jackson Twp, Miami County, IN, Hh 307
Jordan Miller, b. Dec 1861, 38, married 13 years, b. IN
Eva, wife, b. Mar 1870, age 30, 3 children, b. IL, parents b. IL [Eva curry was already age 3 in 1870]
Jordan, son, b. Apr 1887, 13. Myrtle, dau, b. Apr 1890, 10. Clyde, son, b. Jan 1894, 6.
Sarah, mother, b. Mar 1835, 69, widow - six living children

1910 - Schuyler, IL, Buena Vista Twp, Hh 159
William J. Curry, 71, married 44 years, b. KY
Emma, wife, 67, 9 children - 7 are living, b. IL
Millard, grandson, 12, b. IL

William Curry was born Jan 1839, KY; died Sep 1920; buried 21 Sep 1920, Rushville Cemetery,
Children said to be Rosanna, b. 1865; Eva, b. 1868; William, b. 1869; Alexander, b. 1883

Emma AVERY and Willis A. LEWIS were married on 23 May 1858 in Schuyler County, Illinois.68 Willis A. LEWIS was born in 1839 in Illinois.37

Emma AVERY and Willis A. LEWIS had the following children:



Elias LEWIS was born in 1859 in Schuyler County, Illinois.37

Emma AVERY and Frank WATSON were married on 16 March 1865 in Schuyler County, Illinois. Frank WATSON was born (date unknown).

Emma AVERY and William Jackson CURRY were married on 30 May 1866 in Schuyler County, Illinois. William Jackson CURRY was born in January 1839 in Kentucky. He died in September 1920 at the age of 81 in Schuyler County, Illinois.

Parents were Matthew and Nancy Curry.

There is a Civil War pension index card for William J. Curry, application 217144, Certificate 145851, file on 10 Apr 1876. He served in Company E, 16th Illinois Infantry, and Company G, 60th Illinois Infantry.
Civil War records include a William J. Curry who enlisted 24 May 1861 in Company E. Was mustered out on 1 Jan 1864 and transferred.

Emma AVERY and William Jackson CURRY had the following children:



Rosa CURRY was born in 1865 in Illinois.



Eva L. CURRY was born in 1867 in Illinois.



William CURRY was born in 1870 in Illinois.



Julius CURRY was born in 1871 in Illinois.



Cretie CURRY was born in 1875 in Illinois.



Stella Eldula CURRY was born on 6 September 1877 in Illinois. She died on 6 March 1942 at the age of 64 in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.

1920 Census. Decatur, Macon Co, IL, Hh 432
George Macomber, age 46, b. Michigan, Teamster, Gravel pit
Stella, wife, 42
William, son, 14.

Illinois Deaths & Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
Stella Eldula Macomber, born 6 Sep 1877, Schuyler Co, IL; died 6 Mar 1942, Springfield, Sangamon, ILL. She was buried 9 Mar 1942, Seminary Cemetery, Galesburg, Knox, IL. Her father was William Jackson Curry, born Kentucky; her mother Emma Avery; her spouse George W. Macomber.



Alexander CURRY was born in December 1883 in Illinois.