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Samuel Curless, Jr
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Birth: Mar. 24, 1817
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1887
Adams County
Illinois, USA

Samuel Curless, Jr. was a 90 day volunteer and private in the Union Army during
the Civil War. He was captured and spent 2 years in a Confederate prison. On
release, he was in poor health and could no longer farm. He moved to Camp
Point, Illinois and was city constable for many years. He received a small
pension from the U.S. goverment.

On November 13, 1865, Samuel Curless, Jr. and his wife Anna Marie gave one acre
of land to the state of Illinois from their farm to be used as a cemetery. It
is referred to as the Curless Cemetery.



Find A Grave contributor Marcia Drake 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Patience White Curless Brown (1796 - 1876)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Marie Knox Curless (1819 - 1871)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rachel Curless Swaim (1814 - 1881)*
  Samuel Curless (1817 - 1887)
  Deborah Curless Jenkins (1819 - 1894)*
  John Ray Curless (1823 - 1888)*
  Harkless Carl Curless (1826 - 1886)*
  Mary Frances Brown McAfee (1833 - 1914)*
  James Lansing Brown (1839 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
69y 1m 23y
 
Burial:
Curless Cemetery
Loraine
Adams County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Row 20
 
Maintained by: Mary YSK
Originally Created by: Bertha Avery-Hood
Record added: Nov 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22690495
Samuel Curless, Jr
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Samuel Curless, Jr
Added by: Renee Ellis
 
Samuel Curless, Jr
Added by: Steven Dunn
 
 
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Respects to my 3rd great grand-uncle. Your brother. Harkless was my 3rd great-grandfather.
- Steven Dunn
 Added: Jan. 10, 2013
 
 
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