Historical records matching Robert Brownlee Currey
About Robert Brownlee Currey
Asst. Postmaster of Nashville, 1805. Postmaster, 1811-26. Gave speech honoring the Marquis de Lafayette on his visit to Nashville, 1825.
Coming to Nashville, Tennessee, when young, Robert Brownlee Currey became
prominent in early life in public affairs, serving not only as postmaster, but
for twenty years filling the mayor's chair and had the honor of receiving
General LaFayette when he was the guest of this city in 1825. A successful
business man, he acquired considerable city as well as farming property. He died
at his home on Meridian Hill at the age of seventy-five years, his body being
laid to rest in the old City cemetery. He married Jane Grey Owen, who was a
lineal descendant of Goronwey Owen, the Welsh prince and poet. She too lived to
the age of seventy-five years.
Robert Brownlee Currey's Timeline
Nashville, Davidson Co. TN
May 21, 1831