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John Robert G. Currell

Male 1801 - 1878

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  • Birth  18 Aug 1801  Yarmouth, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Mill owner and operator Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  Bloody Creek, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Religion  Anglican Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  18 Oct 1878  Annapolis Royal, Annapolis Co., N.S, Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Whitman Cemetery, Lawrencetown, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I00190  Whitman Genealogy
    Last Modified  28 Sep 2017 

    Family  Athaliah Whitman,   b. 27 Feb 1807,   d. 14 Sep 1891 
    Married  27 Jan 1827 
    Children 
     1. Caroline Susan Currell,   b. 31 Dec 1827,   d. 26 Sep 1834
    >2. Sarah Ann Currell,   b. 17 Aug 1829
     3. Louisa Jane Currell,   b. 25 Jan 1831,   d. 17 Jul 1909
     4. Henry Robert Currell,   b. 14 Sep 1832,   d. 15 Jan 1877
    >5. James Roach Currell,   b. 14 Apr 1834
    >6. John Rice Currell,   b. 14 Sep 1836, Carlton Corner, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913
     7. Esther Marie Currell,   b. 12 Sep 1840,   d. 04 Oct 1861
    >8. Athaliah Leala "Lilie" Currell,   b. 07 Mar 1842
     9. George Ryerson Currell,   b. 10 Nov 1843,   d. 20 May 1844
     10. Charles Whitman Currell,   b. 27 May 1845,   d. 07 Feb 1846
     11. Caroline "Caddy" Susan Currell,   b. 09 Dec 1850,   d. 10 Oct 1861
     12. Margaret Kent Currell,   b. 04 Aug 1853,   d. 24 Jun 1854
    Family ID  F00097  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • "In 1827 John bought the Bloody Creek mill privileges, erected a carding and grist mill, and operated them until his death".

      From a letter written Aug 12, 1977 by Annie Ruth (Cornwall) Doddy to her grand son, Eman Jones on his 8th birthday:
      "This is the story that my mother told me about his (John Currell) coming to Canada. He was working on a small sailing vessel, as a cabin boy I think, was young but resented the way he was treated and brutality of the captain. He resolved to abandon the ship and desert at the first opportunity. It was in some town like Pugwash that he saw his chance and he hid himself in the woods and watched the ship depart without him. He knew something about mills with water wheels and noticed one nearby. He went to the people and they took him to work for them because they were old and needed help. After some years he decided to try life in the Annapolis Valley....... "