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Looking For Assistance In Identifying my great great grandfather John W(?) Currie (Curry) born in Scotland

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John W. Currie - I am uncertain if his middle initial is "W" was born in Scotland.

The above named was the father of John W. Currie born in Pennsylvania, USA in 1876. His wife was allegedly Louisa McIntyre, who was previously married to a Cornelius Hadnot. The US Census' state that John's father was born in Scotland and his mother was born in Ireland.

I have been searching for 2 1/2 years trying to find the correct John Currie (Curry) that was my great great grandfather. I also am having a hard time finding out who my great great grandmother was.

I am on ancestry.com but unfortunately when it comes to this individual is it "all guessing". I am hoping someone on here might be able to find something out.

Thank you for your time.
 

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Does the US Census give any clue as to when he was born? I'm presuming it doesn't say where is Scotland.
No it doesn't, I wish it did. Every census I find in the US states father lived in Scotland, mother in Ireland. I have been trying to find ways to ascertain if he had siblings so I could search that way but there are so many John Currie's in Scotland it is impossible.

If you have access to Ancestry.com my tree name is public and it is bs796. Somehow my great grandfather ended up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and then they moved to Atsion, New Jersey.
 

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Just posting for reference
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Name: John Currie
Age: 50
Birth Year (Estimated): 1822
Birthplace: Scotland
Race: w
Ethnicity: American
Spouse's Name: Louisa Hadnot
Spouse's Age: 35
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1837
Spouse's Birthplace: Ireland
Spouse's Race: w
Marriage Date: 30 Nov 1872
Marriage Place: Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Marriage Place (Original): Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
 
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Just posting for reference
Marriage
When looking at the records, if I recall, there were so many names John Currie or Curry. I was hoping that I could find a place of birth, like you asked. It's so maddening, ha ha. I have been trying for 2 1/2 years to figure out which person is the right one.

I appreciate your help, I truly do.
 

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Following Gibbo’s post
Nazareth Methodist Episcopal Church – Philadelphia
30 Nov 1872
John Currie b Scotland a bottlemaker age 50 to Louisa Hadnot b Ireland age 35

the children on 1880 – Albert & Annie are not John’s children

Louisa on 1870 census for Philadelphia – Ward 9 District 26
Louisa Hadnot a widow age 40 with Albert Hadnot son age 10 and Annie Hadnot daug age 5 - 1818 Market st.

children baptised for John & Louisa Currie – 24 April 1885
Marian & John – St Timothy’s Protestant Episcopal Roxborough

John Currie age 73 yrs married, born Scotland - died 21 Jan 1893 Winslow Camden Co New Jersey- FHL 589795

Louisa J Currie age 70yrs Widow, born Ireland – died 13 June 1893 Winslow Camden Co, New Jersey – FHL 589795

1885 census for Winslow – Camden only has John & Louisa with young John

son John W Currie marriage 25 Oct 1899 Atco Camden New Jersey to Mary Rossell – film no: 000589820

Son - 1910 census – 516 Cambridge street, Vineland Cumberland New Jersey
John W Curry b 1875 age 35 railroad foreman rent house, married 11 yrs
Mary E wife 39
Mary E daug 8
John W jr son 6
Russell son 2

There is a death for a Mary E Currie 20 Nov 1913 – probate – mentions minor children Mary E, John & Russell appointing James R Hoover to be guardian – monies left $2200.00
 

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Tree has this
Louisa McIntyre b 1830 Ireland – no facts to support marriage to Cornelius Hadnot (1829-1869) on 23 Oct 1862 or where… son Albert F Hadnot b 3 Oct 1863 Philadelphia Ward 25
daughter Annie Hadnot was born 22 March 1865 Philadelphia

There is a C Hadnot on Civil War Draft records b England age 33 on 1 July 1863 a hotel keeper at 1643 Ridge Avenue Pennsylvania
1864 same address and as a Retail Liquor dealer – IRS tax assesment - & have his death around 1869
 

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Kirkton is part of the parish of Kirkmahoe. Scotlandspeople has only one baptism for a John Currie in Kirkmahoe. This doesn't mean that there weren't others which haven't been recorded/transcribed though

John Walker Currie 2 January 1817 Kirkmahoe. Parents Adam Currie and Hean Walker ref 835/ 10 99
 

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Can I point out there is also a Kirkton in Roxburghshire. Naming patterns might be your best way, was their first son together John?

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