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From: "Diana C. Binks-Proulx" <>
Subject: RE: CURRY - Pre Revolution
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 12:18:17 -0500
All of this typewritten information was gathered by Mrs. Arthur Pray, Albany
New York - given April 1st 1925 to Aurelia Curry (McBean) Hughson.
From Records of Evangelical Lutheran Church at Brunswick, Rensselaer Co.
Baptized- Feb.13, 1780,Anna Elizabeth, daughter of James Corry and
Margaretha, his wife. Sponsors- George Wetzel and Anna Elizabeth Schyler.
Register Book,Church at Fort Hunter, Montgomery Co.
1734-1739. Corry- Curry.
Baptized,Sept,4,1739, Ann,daughter of William Corry, Esq. and his wife.
Surities - Capt. Clarke. Mrs. Pennefeather.
Baptized,Jan.11,1744,Alice Mary, daughter of William Corry Esq.
Surities- William and Mary Burrow, Mary Butler.
Baptized- Jan.13,1743 or 4, Moses and Charles Curry, sons of William and
Elizabeth Corry. Surities- William Welch, George Philips, William Milard,
Pierce Castello, Sarah Welch, Sarah Castello.
From Records of St.George's Episcopal Church, Schenectady.
Baptized- Feb. 7, l773, Rachel Curry, daughter of John and Cornelia (Post)
Baptized- Elias Curry, son of John and Cornelia Curry, Nov.16,1776.
Baptized- Stephen Dudley Wiser, son of Rachel Curry and Jeremiah Wiser,
John Curry was a Vestryman of St. Georges Church,1771
From Records of St,Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church Churchtown, Dutchess
Baptized, July 8,1767, Elizabeth Snyder dau. of Jacob Schneider and Maria,
Calendar of Sir William Johnson's Papers. William Corry, an Attorney to Sir
William Johnson, died April 1763. In a letter to the widow Mrs. Catherine
Corry, Sir William, speaks of him as "our old friend Mr. Corry of Albany".
The letter was written at Johnson Hall.
Note- Catherine must have been a second wife as Elizabeth was the mother of
the children bapt. Fort Hunter.
Notes on Curry Family.
History of Montgomery Co. Page 72.
After the State Government was firmly established in place of the Colonial,
the lands remaining in it's possession as well as those derived from
forfeiture and other sources were usually sold in small parcels as portions
of some larger tract. Corry's Patent, granted 19th of Nov. 1737,has since
the establishment of the State Government been a matter of litigation and
dissention in regard to it continuing at the present time. The Grant was
obtained from the Crown and covered upwards of 25,000 acres, lying in the
towns of Root, Charlstown, and Glen. It was granted to William Corry and 12
others. George Clarke Lt.Gov. was secretly interested in the purchase, but
precluded from taking his share openly for the reason that an English Law
forbade a Col. Gov. being an interested party in grants of land made by the
Gov. Clarke was superseded in office 1743 and shortly after the lands were
laid out into lots and farms and divided between Corry and Clarke. The
latter died in 1763,and his possessions bequeathed to his two sons George
and Edward, then living in New York. Corry sold his share which was
confiscated by the State in consequence of the Toryism of its owner during
the War of the Revolution.
History of Montgomery and Fulton Counties.
The above counties comprise within their limits the following tracts and
parts of tracts of land granted by the Crown before the Rev.
Name of Patent- Corry's Patent granted to William Corry and George Clarke
Nov.19, 1737, 25,000 acres in Root, Glen, Charlestown and in Schoharie Co.
Williams Patent- granted to C. Williams and others Aug.29,1735, 14.00 acres
in Town of Florida-called Warrens Bush.
Town of Root- Currytown, one of the villages was named from the Patentee of
Corry's Patent, on which it stood, and is the oldest center of population
within the limits of Root.
Calendar of Historical Manuscripts - Dec.5,1740
Receipt- Lt. Gov. Clarke from William Corry for 150 Pounds toward the
support of Samuel Means, William Means, Nicholas Wealsh, James Dick,
Nicholas Wealsh Jr. William Wealsh, Walter Wealsh, William White, John
Mills, George Philips, William Hunt, William Mills. Irish settlers on the
lands of said Corry and Clarke.
New York Gen. and Bio. Register, Vol.41, page 20.23.
Cromwell and Lewis families in the Mohawk Valley.
Sander Lewis, son of David purchased from William Curry and Catherine his
wife, Dec.16,1754, 200 acres of land at So. East cor. of Lot 3,in said Curry
Patent. This land was in what is now Currytown, Town of Root in Montgomery
In the will of Peter Lewis dated Feb. 1800,proved 1811,he leaves to his son
David during his lifetime and no longer,102 acres of land he now has on
south side of the Mohawk at the place called Corriestown, part of Lot 2, a
portion of the 511 acres conveyed to Jacob C. Ten3yck of Albany by William
Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada- by the United Empire
The celebration at Adolphustown, Toronto and Niagara. From Old United Empire
List in Crown Lands Dept. at Toronto, the following is taken -
Ephraim Curry, Eastern Dist.,a Sergeant, Loyal Rangers.
George Curry, E.D. Lancaster, son to a Soldier, Land Board Rec.
John Curry, E.D Lancaster. Soldier in Kings Rangers, Regt.Roll.
James Curry, E.D. Lancaster, Soldier in Royal Yorkers - Had wife and 3
children, Provision List E.D.1786.
Curry, alias M. Picard, E.D. Lancaster. Widow of James Curry, a soldier in
Kings Rangers (Lt. Gov. Green, Aug.1804)
Snyder, John, E.D. Lancaster. Soldier in Royal Rangers.
Snyder, Jacob, E.D. Lancaster, Loyalist, came to Canada in 1780. Had wife
and 8 children. Provision List E.D.
Jeremiah Snyder, E.D. Lancaster, of Royal Rangers New York. Had wife and 8
child. provision list 1786.
Widow Curry- Que. if the Military land of Corporal Ephraim Curry.
Other Snyders on the list. Adam, Conradt, of Cornwall. Marcus, Ernest,
Lunenburgh. Mathew, E.D. Elizabeth. William Sr.and Jr. E.D, Elizabeth.
Report Bureau of Archives- Prov. of Ontario, Canada. Snyder.
Case of John Snyder, late of Albany Co. N.Y. Claimant says he was at
Mashishe in the fall of 1783. Went from there to St John's afterward went to
New Johnstown. Is a native of Amenia (Dutchess County N.Y.) Lived at
Saratoga. Joined Captain MacAlpine in 1777.
Enlisted with him-was afterward taken prisoner-got home in the winter. Left
his home and came to Canada in 1780.
He was promised a Lieutenancy by Capt. MacAlpine but could not get it. He
therefore went and staid at Mashishe. Had a lease from Genl. Skyler
(Schuyler) Produced Lease from Philip Skyler to Claimant of a farm - Part of
Lot 27, forever, paying 4 pounds York Currency per annum, Dated 1769.
Built Log house and barn, cleared about 25 acres. Had 112 acres in
Produced Deed from Dirk Lefferts to Claimant in consideration of 44.16,
York, dated 1769.
He made no building, but had begun clearing, gave a horse in part payment
and the rest in hard money.
Had a Stock in No.1 Lot- 3 cows,4 other cattle, 4 horses, 8 sheep, 7 hogs,
furniture and cloathes.
These things were taken in the year 1777 by the Rebels.
When he returned from Imprisonment found his effects had been taken.
Loyalists of America, Sabine, page 579. Snyder, Orange Co.N.Y.
Dennis, Jesse,William,and Samuel Snyder, declared inveterate enemies of
their country, July 29,1776,by the Committee of that County.
William Snyder, probably the above, named at the peace, accompanied by his
family of 3 persons went from New York to Shelburne, Nova Scotia. His losses
in consequence of his loyalty were estimated at 600 Pounds.
Orderly Book of the Three Battalions of Loyalists, Commanded by Oliver De
Lancey,1776-1778. Lunenburgh or Eastern District, 373.
List of Officers, non-commissioned Officers and Men of the 84th Regiment.
The Kings Royal Regt. of New York; The Royal Rangers
(Major Jessup's Corps) The British Rangers, etc who settled in the Eastern
part. of Upper Canada.
In the list -
Ephraim Curry, E.Dist. Loyal Ranger, Sergeant.
John Curry, E.Dist. Lancaster, King's Ranger.
James Curry, E.Dist. Lancaster, Royal Ranger New York.
From First Settlers of Albany, Pearson.
Jacob and Anna Snyder, had Child bapt. May 25,1713, name Pieter.
Jacob Snyder, married Elizabeth Feek, June 9,1722.
William Snyder and Barbara Clapper, had child Margarita bp. Jan, 22, 1754.
Andries Snyder and Annetie Harris had a child Annetie, born June 23, bp.
Aug, 23, 1769.
Johannes Snyder and Maria Cool, had child bp. Lydia, July 4, 1773.
Laurence Snyder and Elizabeth Heggery, Child Christian bp. Aug. 12, 1774.
John Snyder and Mary Dierstine, child Bp. Henry, Feb.17,1793.
Nicholas Snyder and Femmetie, child Ulpianus, Dec.12, 1788.
Van Noorstrant- Van Ostrand-Ostrander.
From First Settlers of Albany.
Jan Jacob Van Noorstrant, had a farm on Cahoos Island in 1677, bought from
Annetie Lievens, wife of Gosen Gerritse Van Schaick, and sold to Roeloff
Gerritsen Van der Werken in 1680. In 1685 he was of Coxsackie and bought
land at Niskayuna. He married Agniette---- She departed for New York 1703.
Children- Margaret bp. Jan.11,1688. Jan Jr. who was killed by falling of a
Peter Van Noorstrant Sr. of Kinderhook and Rebecca Triphagen, had Peter (?)
; Jacob bp. Sept. 19, l708.
William Van Noorstrant and Marytje De Hoogen (Hoogh) Ch. Johannes bp. Sept.
Pieter Van Noorstrant Jr. of Kinderhook, mar. Rachel Dingman of Kinderhook,
May 31,1704 Child, Rebecca bp. Jan.13,1706
Johannes Van Noorstrant (Oostrand) and Elizabeth, had Huybert; Catherine
Dec.10,1727; Gerrit, Dec 13,1729; Rachel May 23,1736; Hendrick Aug. 12,1739.