THOMAS M. CURREY
Thomas M. Currey seems to have been the third doctor in Crawfordsville, preceded only by Magnus Holmes and Dr. Yeoman. His brother, Providence, was a large land owner and arrived in Montgomery County in May, 1830, purchasing 320 acres in Madison Township. One source said Thomas' son, John H. Curry (he spelled his name differently from his father) was born in Montgomery County in 1828, but this researcher believes he was not since Thomas did not purchase land near his brother until four years later (November, 1834), and he is not in the Montgomery County 1830 census. He is said to have come to Vigo County, Indiana in 1818. It is known he was in Vigo by March 7, 1820 when he married Jane Barnes). However, one source (Sandford C. Coxs' diary) indicates that Currey was indeed in Crawfordsville in 1824. Obviously, Thomas' first concern was not owning land. Hopefully, it was doctoring, but politics was also important to him as he served in the House of Representatives (he was a Whig) in 1836-37 from Montgomery County. He was a Whig and lost for state representative in 1835 and again in 1843. Born about 1796 (Washington County, Pennsylvania), he died March 2, 1848 near Burlington, Carroll County, Indiana. He and Jane had several children (including James Barnes, John, Sarah, Amanda, Mary Josephine, N.B., Elizabeth Jane, Easter A, Helen M and Caroline), one of whom we know became a doctor.