DAVID CURRY, Sergeant, Company "B"


Transcribed by Patricia Sexton, from pension file provided by Linda Fluharty.

Declaration for Pension for David J. CURRY - 29 May 1912

In his pension application filed in Marion County, West Virginia, David J. CURRY declared that he was born 23 Nov 1840 in Greene County, PA and that he was 71 years of age and a resident of Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia. He enrolled at Wheeling, West Virginia on 6 August 1861as a Sergeant in Co. B. 1st West Virginia Cavalry in the Civil War. He was honorably discharged at Cedar Creek on 6 Aug 1864. He stated that he also served in L Troop 2nd U.S. Cavalry. He gave his personal description at the time of enlistment as height: 5 feet 10 1/2 inches; complexion: fair; color of eyes: gray; color of hair: dark; and that his occupation was saddler. Since leaving the service his places of residence have been Waynesburg, PA, Cameron, WV, Grafton, WV, Mannington, WV, Bairackville, WV, Fairmont, WV.

Department of the Interior-Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D.C., January 2, 1915

Sir: Please answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below. the information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your widow or children. Use the inclosed envelope, which requires no stamp.

David J. Curry
Holland Place, 1105
Fairmont, W. VA.

Date and place of birth? - Nov. 23, 1840-Greene Co., Pensylvania
The name of organizations in which you served?- Co. B. 1st WV Cavl + Troop L 2nd U.S. Cavl
What was your post office at enlistment?- Windridge, Greene Co., PA
Your wife's full name and her maiden name?-Geneva CURRY formerly Geneva GORE
When, where, and by whom were you married?-June 15, 1865 At Wm I. Gore's, Father of the Brid Boliver, VA-By Rev. E. Richardson
Is there any official or church record of your marriage?-We have a writ of our mariage
Is so, where?- If any In ME Church Boliver
Were you previously married?- I was never previousley maried
Was your wife previously married?- was never Previousley Maried
Are you now living with your wife, or has there been a separation?- Yes Sir No Sir
State the names and dates of birth of all your children, living or dead- As Follows
Will Sheridan Curry Born Apl 15th 1866
Leonra Virginia Curry Born July 4th 1869
Musadora Francis Curry June 22nd 1873
Katherine Blanch Curry March 1st 1876
Signature-David J. Curry Date-March 10th 1915
David J. CURRY no. 796277

October 14, 1915
Inv. Ctf. 796,277

David J. Curry
B, 1 W. Va. Cav.
L, 7 U.S. Cav.

Mr. Rogers
Chief, Army and Navy Division:

The pensioner is now receiving $25 per month based on age seventy years, service three years and eighteen days. He has alleged date of birth as November 23, 1840. In view of his former statements as to attained age and age as shown by the Adjutant General's report, the same will be considered as correct, and increase for attained age seventy-five years, may be allowed from November 23, 1915.
Please have the case taken up and submitted for final action in accordance therewith. Pensioner's post office address is Hallam Place, Fairmont, West Virginia.

E.C. Trewan - Deputy Commissioner

Correspondence from David CURRY to Pensions Office-received 6 Nov 1923

My daughter goes to work at 9 a.m. and works until 4:30 P.m. this period I am alone part of the time. Mr Stone is here more Some days then others. Some times gives me a Short ride in his car + sometimes of an evening we all three go out for a ride. haveing been but with a St. Car. which caused an abcess at right Ear. my hering got So bad that all communication was in writing . the Dr told me what it was + that it could be reduced if outside of the bone an X Ray was taken. nothing inside. So I was their taken to the Hospital + Dr. Treble performed the operation + since that time my hearing has been failing fast + my eye sight also - making it unsafe for me to out alone

David J. Curry
Co. B 1st Va. Cavalry
address 1712 Pa Avenue
Washington DC
No. 796277

Washington, D. C.,
November 28, 1923

To Whom It May Concern:
This is to show that I have been rendering assistance to David J. Curry, 1712 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., for about two months. Owing to his giddiness he has to be assisted when nature calls, and there are times that he cannot stand alone without the aid of someone.
He has good use of his hands and can feed, dress, and undress after he has been assisted to table or bed. Age 37. (this was hand written on typed letter)

Very truly,
Warren W. Stoner - Attendant

Declaration For Pension-David J. CURRY

In the City of Washington, District of Columbia on 5 October 1923, David J. CURRY applied for a pension for his service in the Civil War. On the application, he stated that he was eighty two years old and was born Nov 23, 1840 at Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. He enlisted 6 Aug 1861 at Wheeling, WV in Co. B. 1st Va Cav. and was honorably discharged 6 Aug 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA. He stated that his personal description at the time of enlistment was Height: 5 feet 10 1/2 inches, Complexion: fair, Color of eyes: blue, color of hair: dark and that his occupation was saddler. Since leaving the service he has resided at Waynesburg, PA and his occupation has been labor. He further stated that for about a month he has required the regular personal aid and attendance of another person because of the following disabilities: wound in ankle, rheumatism, stomach trouble, deafness, poor eyesight. At the time of the application, he was a pensioner under Certificate No. 796277.

Signed by
David J. Curry - Claimant
Katherine B. Curry - Witness
Warren W. Stoner - Witness
Edgar W. Bowles - Notary

Certificate of death for David J. CURRY
County of Fairfax
State of Virginia
Widower of Geneva CURRY
Born - Dec 1841
92 yrs. 8 mo. 8 dys
Retired soldier
Born Greene Co, PA
Father- John CURRY born Penna.
Mother - Margaret JOHNSON born Penna.
Died - 31 July 1933
Cause of death - Chronic Myacarditis/Senility
Informant - Katherine B. CURRY, Fairfax, VA
Burial - Fairmont, WV, 3 Aug 1933
Undertaker E.W. GROFF, Fairfax, VA