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James Current, I

Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: Northern, Ulster Province, Ireland
Death: August 15, 1822 (91)
Mongongalia County, Virginia (now W. Virginia)
Place of Burial: Bluemont Cemetery (was the Current Farm)
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Current Sr. and Elizabeth Hobbs
Husband of Margaret Current
Father of John A. Current; James Current, II; Enoch Current; Martin Current; Molly Current and 2 others

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About James Current, I

Notes for James Current I:

When James Current came to this country he was a Scotch-Irishimmigrant who settled in northwestern Virginia on thirteen hundred acres of land.This is where the city of Grafton, Wes t Virginia is presently located.

James built a sawmill on his property. He produced lumber to sell and built an elaborate home in anticipation of his up-coming marriage to Margaret Richardson. He also continued his work farming the land. It seems most, if not all of James Currents descendants for several generations, were farmers in conjunction with the individual trades they developed over their lifetimes. Mr. Current must have been a wealthy man as he purchased a great deal of the furniture f o r his new home in Europe. It was said that the furniture was shipped to America and then transported by Ox teams to hishome.James and Margaret's home was called Bluemont. Burial: Bluemont Cemetery on Current farm, Grafton, West Virginia

Note: About. 1835 The Current children left the Grafton area by 1835 for Henry Co., Indiana.

Note: 200 acres on Booth[e]s Creek, 1797, Book 4, page 335

Note: 385 acres adj. John Wickware, 1810, Book 6, page 81

Note: 400 acres on Booth[e]s Creek, 1797, Book 4, page 320

Note: 400 acres on Wickware's Creek, 1789, Book 4, page 84

Note: 42 acres adj. John Wickware, 1806, Book 6, page 306

Note: The area of the Current homestead was known as West AugustaCo.Virginia.

Note: 1777 James Currant signed an Augusta Co. petition to divide the oversize Co. into smaller counties.

Note: 1781 "James Current is Intitled to four hundred acres of land in Monongalia Co. on Wickware's Creek to include his Settlement made thereon in the year 1774."

Individual:"James Current assignee to John Anderson is entitled to four hundred acres of land in Monongahela Co. on Booths Creek to include his settlement made thereon in the year 17 76 . ' This tract, the'Eversontract" below present Monongahela, Marion Co., adjoined early settler John Wray and was across the West Fork River nearly opposite White Rock." - August a Co. C o urt Records, Grafton, WVJames Current married Margaret Richardson approximately 1767 in Monongalia Co.,Virginia. She was the daughter of Richard Richardson, Sr. and Margaret Coale/Cole who was born 1709-1711 and died August 16, 1830. Both James and Margaret lived on the farm their entire lives and were buried there - in BluemontCemetery. Family tradition dictates that James Current ( 1) was born about 1780 in Northern Ireland though the date he arrived in the United States is unknown. As the story goes, he had two brothers who were sailors and the three of them landed on the Eastern Shore of MD. One of these brothers died but how long he lived in America before dying is unknown.The other brother was supposed to

have returned to his"nativeland" but again, we don't know how long he was in this country before leaving, or if he had married and had any children in America.On the other hand, it's been said that James was married and had one son named William but this unnamed wife died and there are no known records of her.Note: There was another possible son named Hugh Current but nothing is known about him either. Concerning William, son of James Current and his first unnamed wife: Little to nothing is known about him other than he was born about 1750 and is buried "on the Current farm".

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James Current, I's Timeline

December 22, 1730
Northern, Ulster Province, Ireland
Age 36
Monongalia, West Virginia, United States
Age 40
Mongongalia County, Virginia (now W. Virginia)
March 25, 1773
Age 42
Monongalia County, Virginia (now West Virginia)
Age 49
February 16, 1786
Age 55
Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, United States
Age 76
Mongongalia County, Virginia (now W. Virginia)
August 15, 1822
Age 91
Mongongalia County, Virginia (now W. Virginia)
Age 91
Bluemont Cemetery (was the Current Farm)