JAMES CURNUTT came here in 1829. He was born in Virginia, in 1777. He was reared on a farm in the Old Dominion, where he married Rachel Wright, a native of the same state. She dying, he was united in marriage with Mary Rankin. In 1827, he moved to Tennessee, but in the fall of the following year came to Madison county, Ill., and in 1829 came to this county, landing here in March, located near where the village of Rockbridge now stands. After moving around this county for a few years, he finally settled on the farm on which Rivesville is now located, where he remained until his death, in 1851. He served in the war of 1812.