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Thomas F. Curry, b February 13, 1799 in Georgia, d July 15, 1885 in Falls County, Texas and buried in the Powers Family Cemetery near Reagan - was married ca 1823 to Matilda Rogers, b July 13, 1805 in Tennessee, d March 8, 1881 and buried in the Powers Family Cemetery. Thomas and Matilda came to Texas ca 1834 with his father, Thomas Curry, b 1770 in South Carolina, and several siblings. The wife of Thomas Curry, and mother of Thomas F. Curry, was Satsa (Vann) Curry, who had nine children.

In 1835, Thomas and Matilda were on the Sabine County Census, with five of their eleven children. Thomas F. enlisted in the Texas Navy, serving on the Texas Navy Sloop of War, "Austin" in 1842-1843, as a Boatswain Mate.

Land grants were awarded to the father, Thomas Curry, on July 28, 1835 for a league of land, at the land office at Viesca. Thomas F. and Matilda (Rogers) Curry were living in Falls County in 1860, although several of their children had already married and settled there
in 1850.

The eleven children of Thomas F. and Matilda (Rogers) Curry were:

Eliza Jane Curry; b December 23, 1823 in Alabama, d January 5, 1869 and buried in Powers Family Cemetery - married March 10, 1844 to William Carroll Powers, b June 7, 1816 in Tennessee, d June 1, 1866 - a son of Elijah P. and Catherine (McSwarin) Powers. They had seven children.
Martha Curry, b 1825 - married January 19, 1845 to Gilbert H. Love.
Mary Ann Curry, b 1827 - married January 20,1848 to Noah McCuiston.
Rebecca Ann Curry, b September 14,1829, d June 6, 1895 and buried in Eutaw Cemetery, Limestone County, Texas - married September 27, 1849 in Robertson County, Texas to Green Berry Duncan, b January 29,1824 in Tennessee, d January 30,1881 and buried in Eutaw Cemetery. The G. B. Duncan Survey was located on Blue Ridge, Falls County, Texas near present-day Stranger. They had five children.

Elizabeth Penelope Curry, b September 9, 1830 in Alabama, died after 1892 - married May 4, 1850 to Francis Marion Powers, b August 14, 1826 in Tennessee, d January 14, 1877 near Reagan, Falls County, Texas and buried in Powers Family Cemetery -- a son of Elijah P. and Catherine (McSwarin) Powers. They had eight children.

Thomas Levi Curry, b August 16, 1833 in Yalobsha County, Mississippi - married first on February 21, 1861 to Elizabeth Ann Etheridge, b November 1842, d December 13, 1868 and buried in Powers Family Cemetery - a daughter of John W. Etheridge and his first wife. They had Joseph L. Curry, who married. Mae Shannon; William G. Curry, who married Annette Dunn and lived at Wheelock; and Thomas (Curry, who married Virginia Calvert and lived in Robertson County, Texas. Thomas Levi Curry moved to Alto Springs in East Falls County, where he owned 1100 acres of land, and was a farmer and stockman.

After Elizabeth (Etheridge) Curry died, Thomas Levi was married second on December 23, 1870 to FIorence Elizabeth Brown b April 18, 1847, Louisiana, March 31,1938- a daughter of Dr. Alfred Foy Brown of St. Francisville, Louisiana, and they had: Margaret Curry who married J. T. Tate, of Kosse, Texas; Alfred Foy Curry, who married first to Nancy Dunn and married second to Bess Arnett; Hardy Prince Curry, M.J who married Dyadema Gary; Caroline Curry, W married J. W. Cooper; and Duke Curry, who married Minnie Lee Sowders.

Joseph Curry, b ca 1838 in Texas - was killed Val Verde in February 1862, while in the Confederate States Army, serving with Captain Willis L. Lang.

Minerva Curry, b ca 1840 in Texas - was the 5 ond wife of A. J. Erwin, whose daughter, Sarah Erwin by his first marriage, married William Payne Marlin - a son of James Marlin and his second wife, Emeline (Payne) Gentry Marlin.

Matilda Curry, b ca 1842 in Texas, d 1882 - married February 16, 1866 to George T. Gentry, b June 1, 1846, d November 11, 1908 - a son of Samuel. Emeline (Payne) Gentry. They had nine children, only three survived to adulthood.

Sarah L. Curry, b ca 1845 in Texas - married first on December 21, 1866 to John T. Taylor, b May 1845, d September 3, 1867 - a son of William J. Taylor, b November 15, 1822 in Mississippi, and his" Elizabeth Ann (Aldridge) Taylor, whose second} band was John W. Etheridge. They had Martha J. Taylor, who married J. P. Hudson. Sarah L. (Curry) Ta married second to John Jones Gentry - a son of Samuel and Emaline (Payne) Gentry.

John Curry, b ca 1849 in Texas, died ca 1867.... a horse fell on him.

Descendants of the Thomas F. and Matilda (Rogers) Curry family are numerous and have been well known in Falls, Limestone, and Robertson Counties.

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Submitted by: Shirley Wells and Vicky Martin (vickyj49@juno.com)


Thomas and Matilda (Rogers) Curry also had a daughter Susan who was born in Robertson County, Texas, on December 16, 1835.  She was listed in the Texas Census taken in February 1836 (this listing was in "McLean, PAPERS CONCERNING ROBERTSON'S COLONY IN TEXAS, Volume XII" p. 595.), though she was not listed in the First Census of Texas with the family in Sabine District.  She was with the family in Brazos County, Texas in the 1850 census.  (Though it is listed as McCurry, it is our family and easily recognized by the listing of children.)  She married Robert Lambert, son of Isaac Buck Lambert and Ellenor Thompson Lambert, who was born July 24, 1835 in Monroe County, Alabama.  The marriage took place in the spring or early summer of 1860, and therefore, she was not listed in Falls County with her family in 1860.  Her father gave them land in Ellis County in 1869 and included her in the disbursement of his estate along with her other siblings. (Another Lambert marriage in Falls County was of Robert's older brother, Berry B. Lambert to Emaline Susan Easley on May 2, 1861.)

During their marriage, Robert and Susan lived in various parts of eastern Texas, and are found on census records in Ellis County, Navarro County, and Bosque County.  Robert was a member of the Masonic Lodge #267 in Stephenville from 1867 to 1868, Lodge #315 in Cleburne from 1872 to 1874, Lodge #499 in Chamberscreek (Ennis, Ellis County) from 1878 to 1892 where he was a Master Mason, and Lodge #236 in Relief (Kerens, Navarro County) from 1895 to 1908.  Susan was a member of the Eastern Star during that

Children of Robert Lambert and Susan Curry include the following:

(1)  Ida Elizabeth Sarah Lambert, born March 29, 1863 in Ellis County, died August 19, 1929 in Bexar County, Texas.  She married Thomas Howard Stanley on July 20, 1884 in Ellis County, Texas.  According to census
records, they lived in Ellis County, Falls County, and Navarro County. Their children include Thomas Jefferson Stanley, Robert Joseph Stanley, William Lee Stanle, Henry James Stanley, George Dewey Stanley, Mary M.
Stanley (Schooler), and Edward N. Stanley.
(2)  Ella Lambert, born August 16, 1866, died May 21, 1962, married ____Counts, and is buried beside Matilda, her sister, in Bardwell, Ellis County, Texas.
(3)  Thomas I. Lambert, born 1868, Texas, married Della M. _____ about 1894. 
(4)  Mary Anna Lambert, born March 1871, Ellis County, Texas, married a Westbrook and had Mabel and Myrtle.
(5)  Matilda Lambert born ca 1873, died September 19, 1877, Ellis County, Texas and is buried beside her mother.
(6)  Mary Ellenor Lambert, born March 8, 1880, Ennis, Ellis County, Texas, married Milton Mellon DeArman in Navarro County, Texas May 17, 1900, had a son, Thomas Milton DeArmond, and died 1961 in Oklahoma.

Robert Lambert died December 4, 1928 in Texas.  Susan Curry Lambert died March 18, 1920 in Walnut Springs, Bosque County, Texas.  They are both buried at Elm Branch Cemetery, Bardwell, Ellis County, Texas.

Copyright Permission granted to Theresa Carhart for printing the biographies of these Falls County Families to this Web page.
"Families of Falls County", Compiled and Edited by the Falls County Historical Commission, page 109 Column 1 and 2.  
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