John Wilson McCurdy

John Wilson McCurdy

Birth
DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Death 9 Mar 1922 (aged 87)
Stone Mountain, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Burial Stone Mountain, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
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Father - Robert Mccurdy, born in Madison County. Mother - Clarissa A. Burford, born in Dekalb County.

Married Sarah Jane Carter on Oct. 1, 1863. His occupations were variously listed as: school teacher, livery stable owner, grocer, deputy sheriff, justice of the peace, mayor, and member of the state legislature.

Enlisted Sept. 26, 1861. He was wounded at the battle of Sharpsburg on Sept. 17, 1862 where he was shot in the right leg four inches above the ankle. His leg was not amputated, but it was rendered useless for the rest of his life.

The Atlanta Constitution
March 1922

Judge W.P. (Sic) McCurdy, Of Stone Mountain, Dies There Thursday

Judge W.P. McCurdy, of Stone Mountain, well-known in Georgia political circles, and the oldest justice of the peace in years and point of service, died Thursday at his home at the age of 87. He attended his work Wednesday, although his health had been bad for some time.
He was justice of the peace at Stone Mountain for 52 years, having been commissioned as a justice of the peace before the civil war. He was sheriff of DeKalb county at one time and later represented the county in the state legislature.
He is survived by two sons, Dr. W.T. McCurdy and J. Steve McCurdy; two daughters, Mrs. Charles J. Haney and Miss Dot McCurdy, and a nephew, Sheriff J.A. McCurdy, of DeKalb county.
Twenty-one grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive Judge McCurdy. Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at the Stone Mountain Baptist church.


Gravesite Details First Lieutenant, Co. D, , McCullough Rifles, 38th Regiment GA Volunteer Infantry.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 9725478
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Wilson McCurdy (11 Dec 1834–9 Mar 1922), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9725478, citing Stone Mountain Cemetery, Stone Mountain, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by ladisatt (contributor 46614911) .