Curry and Harllee Families

 
 

When Dr. Franklin Branch’s wife Vashti died in 1859, he sold his property consisting of 320 acres, a spring and two houses to the Curry family. Captain John Curry came from the Bahamas. He was a ship builder, mariner and wrecker. He had a large family who intermarried with the other early pioneers.

 

For example, Captain John W. Harllee, a Confederate Veteran, moved here from South Carolina in 1868. In 1872, Ellen Clark McNeill (widow of Henry S. Clark) sold 48 acres to Capt. Harllee who opened a store on the waterfront. He married Mary Ellen Curry and built a residence on the property as well as lengthened the wharf to accommodate merchandise delivery. Capt. Harllee became the village’s leading merchant, selling supplies and livestock until his death in the 1887 Yellow Fever epidemic.

Harllee, Robert - #50 Taken 03-2022
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Harllee, Mary Elizabeth - #50 Taken 03-2022
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Harllee, Annie Ward - #51 Taken 03-2022
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Curry, Mary Ward - #59 Taken 03-2022
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Curry, John - #58 Taken 03-2022 (2)
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Harllee, Mary - #57 Taken 03-2022
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Harllee, John W - #56 Taken 03-2022
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Curry, Ben S - #63 Taken 03-2022 (3)
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Curry, Julia - #62 Taken 03-2022
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Harllee, Wenton Stewart - #61 Taken 03-2022 (2)
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Jones, Rosa M - #64 Taken 03-2022 (3)
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Left to Right (Top Row): 

Robert Harllee - Grave #50

Mary Elizabeth Harllee - Grave #51

Annie Ward Harllee - Grave #52

Mary Ward Curry - Grave #57

Left to Right (Middle Row): 

John Curry - Grave #58

Mary Harllee - Grave #59

Capt. John W Harllee - Grave #60

Welton Stewart Harllee - Grave #61

Left to Right (Bottom Row) 

Julia Curry - Grave #62

Ben S Curry - Grave #63

Rosa M Jones - Grave #64

All images taken by MVHP staff in 2022 unless otherwise noted.