John McCurdy was born 23 April 1817 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, United States to James McCurdy (1789-1863) and Rachel Johnson (1797-1887) and died 4 May 1910 Upshur County, Texas, United States of unspecified causes. He married Theodocia Matilda Sanders (1820-1897) 31 October 1839 in Jackson County, Georgia, United States.


John was the oldest of seven brothers born to James McCurdy and Rachel Johnson. He married Matilda Sanders on Oct 31, 1839 in Jackson, Georgia.

All seven sons of James and Rachel McCurdy volunteered for service in the Confederate Army during the War between the States. Only five returned when peace was declared, two sons (Daniel and James), having died as prisoners of war at Camp Chase, Ohio.

Other brothers: Archibald, 1819-1911 William, 1822-1909 Hugh, 1827-1908 Angus, 1833-1926

As a teenager, John helped build a log cabin that was the first building in Atlanta. It was used as a store, a saloon, and perhaps a post office. It was on display in the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition, but was destroyed by fire soon after the turn of the century.

Source: "McCurdys--Long Canes, South Carolina to Upshur County, Texas", 1988, by B. Jesse Zook

Other children, not linked to this page: Thomas Sanders McCurdy - One of the stockholders and directors of Chico State Bank, becoming President in 1916. Mary, 1845-1934, wife of Samuel Cox Amanda 1846-1862 (age 16, Upshur, Co, TX) Victoria, 1856-1922, wife of Mark Monts Louisiana "Lou" 1858-1949, wife of Abraham Rowan Johnnie Columbus McCurdy 1866-1905


Offspring of Dotie McCurdy and John McCurdy (1817-1910)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary McCurdy Cox (1845-1934)
Martin McCurdy (1848-1872)
Jerome Jackson McCurdy (1854-1936)
Victoria Ophelia McCurdy Monts (1856-1922)
Louisiana Josephine McCurdy Rowan (1858-1949)



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