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Benjamin M. Curry
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1842
Scott County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1865, USA

Benjamin was 18 and a brick layer, living with brother Commodore Perry Curry when the 1860 Federal Census was taken. Commodore Perry was unmarried at that time, but married prior to 1870 census and had 3 children by 1870. Benjamin died (presumably in battle) March 1865. His grave is marked with a Military marker. Co K, 14 IL INF

He has 2 headstones: 1 Benjamin Merriss and 1 Benjamin Curry. I would bet that his middle name was Merriss (named after his mother's maiden name) and that when headstones were made (military markers) they made a mistake and made 2 of them. 
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  James Benjamin Curry (1810 - 1853)
  Eliza Merriss Curry (1817 - 1848)
Benjamin M. Curry, Civil War Memorial Marker and Gravestone with Benjamin Merris Curry
Note: son of James B. & Eliza Merris Curry, age 22, Co K, 14 IL INF Civil War
Merris Cemetery
Scott County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Kathy Merris Mills
Record added: Mar 23, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8549792
Benjamin M. Curry
Added by: Kathy Merris Mills
Benjamin M. Curry
Added by: Kathy Merris Mills
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 Added: Feb. 24, 2017

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