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John Currence
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Birth: 1753
Death: Aug. 2, 1827
York County
South Carolina, USA

John Currence immigrated in 1775 from Pennsylvania to York District, SC, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and was one of the heroes of the Battle of King's Mountain. He married Elenor Patterson, daughter of John Patterson (d. 1795) about 1776. They had the following known children:
1. William Currence (1777-1847)
2. Hugh Currence (1779-1854)
3. Daniel Shaw Currence (1781-1871)
4. Margaret Currence, who married James Wood.
5. Mary Currence, who married Samuel Hemphill
6. Rebecca Currence (ca. 1787-1835)

OBITUARY: "Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser", Baltimore, Maryland, August 25, 1827, p. 2.
In York District, on the 2nd inst Mr. JOHN CURRENCE, aged 80 years, a native of Pennsylvania, whence he emigrated in the year 1775. He was an active whig during the Revolution, and contributed his share in achieving the victory of King's Mountain.

(Note: additional short obituaries were published in the Charleston, SC newspaper and the Raleigh, NC newspaper).
Family links: 
  Elenor Patterson Currence (1742 - 1837)*
  William Currence (1777 - 1847)*
  Hugh Currence (1779 - 1854)*
*Calculated relationship
memory of
who departed this life
August 2nd 1827
aged 74 years
In wisdom's way we spent out days
Much comfort we did find
But he is gone as dust he lays
And I am left behind
Note: Husband of Elenor Patterson Currence
Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery
York County
South Carolina, USA
Maintained by: James Parker
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Record added: Jan 28, 2006
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John Currence
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