Person:James Current (1)

Watchers
m. 5 Feb 1767
  1. James Current1773 - 1845
m. 31 Mar 1796
  1. Peter Current1797 - 1870
  2. Eleanor Current1799 - 1867
  3. John Wesley Current1802 - 1881
  4. Susannah Current1804 - 1806
  5. Mary Current1807 - 1882
  6. James Alfred Current1809 - 1895
  7. Abraham James Current1812 - 1886
  8. William Putnam Current1815 - 1904
  9. George Washington Current1818 - 1880
  10. Nancy Current1820 - 1902
Facts and Events
Name James Current
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3] 25 Mar 1773 Monongalia, Virginia (later West Virginia), United States
Marriage 31 Mar 1796 Harrison, Virginia (now West Virginia), United Statesto Margaret Johnston
Death[1][2][3] 02 Feb 1845 Henry, Indiana, United States71y, 10m, 7d
Burial[1][2] Current Cemetery, Henry, Indiana, United States

Information for Further Research (Sources & Citations needed)

  • According to geni.com - No sources given:
    • 1805 - James sold two 300ac tracts of adjoining land on Three Fork Creek to his sons John and James, Jr. for 100 pounds each
    • 1809 - James gave 78ac to Martin and 307ac to Enoch
    • 1835 - James sells the remainder of his land and departs VA along with wife Margaret and sons Abraham J., Wm. Putnam, and George W. to join his children in Henry county, Indiana
    • 1836 - James buys 120ac farm in Henry county, IN
    • 15 Apr 1837 - James records 80ac in Henry county, IN
  • According to thecityobserver.org - No sources given:
    • 1833 - five of James' children, along with Samuel Jones, set out for the west. They were Peter and John (with their families), James 3 (unmarried), Nellie (Current) Jones and Mary (Current) Lake - with their families.
    • 1835 - James 2 and Margaret (after selling their property) with their sons Abraham J., William Putnam and George W. Current also left Virginia for Indiana.
    • 1836 - James bought a 120 acre farm in Henry County, and lived here until his death in 1845.
    • 1837 - He had another 80 acres of land recorded April 15, 1837.
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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Henry County Genealogical Services.

    [Peter Current Cemetery] ... was set-aside as a burial ground by James Current who settled here in the 1830s. ...

    ... Current, James Sr. 2 Feb 1846 71y, 10m, 7d
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    [Includes headstone photo. Inscription: IN MEMORY OF, JAMES CURRENT, WHO DIED, FEB. 24, 1845, AGED 71 Y, 10 M, 7 D.]
    [cos1776 note: The death year in the table does not match the year on the headstone.]

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 36373257, in Find A Grave, [includes headstone photo], last accessed 25 Jun 2013.

    [No sources given, but it appears to have come from hcgs.net website above.]

  3. 3.0 3.1 Current, Annie E. Genealogy of the Current and Hobson families. (New Castle, Indiana: Mary O. Waters, 1906), 4.

    " ... James, son of James and Margaret Richardson Current was born March 25. 1773, in Virginia and died in Henry County, Indiana, February 2, 1845 at the age of seventy -three years. He was maried to Margaret Johnson, March 31, 1796. ... James Current and his descendants believed [slavery] to be wrong and they never owned any slaves. His father divided his farm of thirteen hundred acres among his children. He gave James three hundred acres and this son remained with his parents as long as they lived.

    In the year 1835 James sold the land and followed his three sons, Peter, James and John, and two daughters, Nellie and Mary, to Henry County Indiana, they having settled there during the two preceding years. All of his children that were in Virginia, except the youngest daughter, came to Indiana with their parents. ... "