Posted by Elf Flame Friday, May 31, 2013
Name: Francis Curran
Birth: about 1814
Death: 1877, Antrim, Ireland
Location(s): Antrim, Ireland
Relation to me: Francis Curran was my mother's father's mother's mother's father's father. Which makes him 7th generation before me.
Alias(es): none known
Children: 1 known – Thomas Curran
Other Family: none known
Details: Francis is one generation further back than my previous brick wall. When I started working on my family tree, it was the Curran family I so desperately hoped to find, but all I had was my great-great grandmother, Elizabeth Curran. I was finally able to find her parents' names a few years back, and with them, I was also able to find a wedding record that listed their fathers' names, so I got even one more generation back on one side of each branch. However, I've made little more progress since, though I do keep looking.
As things stand now, Francis and Thomas are the only two people I have for this family. I have no idea who Francis married, or how many children they had. I also don't know where Francis was born. I would love to know all of that, and to firm up whether this branch is actually the pure Irish strain I speculate they are, unlike my other three Irish branches.
1) I first found Francis on his son's marriage record to Jennie Blair, which listed nothing but his name.
2) The second was a death record in the Irish Civil registry, that lists his birth and death dates, and that he died in Antrim, Ireland, though I'm not entirely certain this is him. Francis Curran isn't an uncommon name, so it is possible the record is not his.
Once more, I have no BMD info, so I would love to firm up the dates I have for him. As stated above, I'd love to know the names of any other family members aside from his son, Thomas, particularly his parents, wife, and children. And I'd love to know if these were Protestant the way the rest of my family were, and if they were always living in this area.
As always, if my family or anyone out there has any more information on this family, I'd love to talk to you about them. I'd love to learn more on any of them, if at all possible.