|Boulder, Colorado, USA
|The ancestors of
17 Feb 1810 - 26 Sept 1895
Biographical information generally taken from RootsWeb WorldConnect.
This family history links known CURETON ancestors who live in eastern Tennessee in the early to mid-1800s
to possible ancestors who lived in Shropshire County, England, and, then, the Pennsylvannia Colony in the mid1600s
The connection to the Cureton family preceding Thomas Cureton, [1784 - before 1860] is tenuous and is based on a single database entry in RootsWeb WorldConnect. The author of that database entry has not responded to emails.
This possible ancestry of Permelia Cureton, 17 Feb 1810 - 26 Sept 1895, and, hence my families, is documented with the caveat that it may be incorrect. However, after more than a dozen hours of research on the web, I want to conclude this task and move on. Confirmation/verification/correction will be sought in census information.
|Richard CURETON, 1632 - 1666|
|Born||about 1632 in Grinshill, Shropshire, England|
|Died||20 July 1666 in Merion, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania [Colony]|
Richard and Margaret Cureton, and children, arrived Philadelphia
from Liverpool on the ship Rebecca on 31 October 1685. They initially settled
in Merion Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
Denoted Richard_01 to distinquish from the other four CURETON ancestors with the given name: Richard.
|Married||Margaret Embry; born before 1658 in England|
|Children ||Two known:
|William CURETON, ~1684 - ~1740|
|Born||about May 1684 in Grinshill, Shropshire County, England|
|Died||about 1740 in New Castle County, Delaware Colony|
|Married||Mary Coburn/Cobourne in 1688/89 in Chester, Pennsylvania|
|Children ||One known:
|Richard CURETON, 1698 - between 1755 and 1760|
|Born||June or August 1698 in Merion, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony|
|Died||before 1760 in Edgecombe [or Halifax] County, North Carolina Colony|
|Biographic Information||Born in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony
Moved to Prince George County, Virginia Colony, between 1702 - 1714.
Moved to Edgecombe County, [North] Carolina Colony, about 1719.
Converted From Quaker about 1719.
|Children ||One known:
|Richard CURETON, 1722 - 1799|
|Born||about 1722 in North Carolina|
|Died||Dec 1799 in Dry Creek, Sparta, Hancock County, Georgia|
|Biographic Information||Richard and three sons were Revolutionary War veterans in Georgia.
Richard's will, dated 1797, was probated 16 Jan 1800; records the names of nine slave given to nine children. Two hundred  acres willed to son, Rezon/Reason Cureton. Wife, Martha Cureton, willed all the goods/possessions not otherwise mentioned.
|Children ||Twelve known:
01. Mary Cureton
02. Thomas Cureton
03. Bolin Cureton
04. William Cureton
05. Richard CURETON; born 1767 in Hancock County, Georgia Colony
06. John Cureton; born 1768 in Georgia Colony
07. Hannah Cureton; born 1773
08. Jean Cureton; born 1775
09. Rebecca Cureton; born about 1777 in Sparta, Hancock County, Georgia
10. Winnifred Cureton; born 1779
11. Robert Cureton; born 1781 in Hancock County, Georgia
12. Reason Cureton; born 1782 in Georgia
|Richard CURETON, 1767 - 1799|
|Died||1799 in Cocke County, Tennessee, USA|
|Married||Unknown; in Cocke or Greene County, Tennessee|
|Children ||Six known:
01. Robert Cureton; born in Georgia
02. Elizabeth Cureton; born in Hancock County, Georgia
03. Thomas CURETON; born about 1784 in Georgia
04. Lewis Cureton; born about 1785
05. Ann Cureton; born in 1786
06. Richard Cureton; born 14 Oct 1792 in Wilkes County, Georgia
|Thomas CURETON, 1784 - about 1860|
|Born||about 1784 in Georgia|
|Died||before 1860 in Jefferson County, Tennessee|
|Married||Jerusha Lane on 04 Dec 1804 in Greene County, Tennessee.
Jerusha Lane was born about 1782 in Virginia. [alt. England]
[04 or 05]
|Four known children with a fifth possible:
01. Jerusha Lane Cureton
02. Permelia 'Millie' CURETON
03. Robert P. Cureton;
04. Catherine Cureton; born in 1826
05. ??Sarah Jane Cureton; born in 13 Nov 1837 in Morristown, Tennessee??
|Permilia 'Millie' [nee CURETON] HIGH, 17 Feb 1810 - 26 Sept 1895|
|Born||17 Feb 1810 in Greene County, Tennessee|
|Died||26 Sept 1895 in Van Zandt County, Texas|
|Married||Samuel HIGH on 03 Jan 1828 in Greene County, Tennessee
|Children ||See Samuel HIGH's biographical sketch for information on the children
of Samuel and Permilia 'Millie' [nee CURETON] HIGH.
01. Jonathan Walter High; 27 Mar 1829 - Mar 1860
02. Sarah Elizabeth High; 04 Dec 1830 - about 1851
03. Nancy Jane High; 08 Jan 1833 - 13 Jul 1859
04. William Dickson High; 20 Jan 1835 03 Nov 1902
05. James Jackson High; 04 July 1837 - 17 Jun 1920
06. Rufus Morgan High; 11 Oct 1839 - about 1917
07. Henry Harrison HIGH; 22 Jun 1842- 12 Apr 1931
08. Robert Albert High; 08 Nov 1845- 1850s
09. Thomas Jefferson High; 18 Mar 1849 [or 47] - 06 Jun 1918
10. Samuel Houston High; 12 Mar 1855 - 08 Nov 1882
|Source_01||The biographical sketch of Samuel High, submitted by Phillip Gowins, in the
Van Zandt County, Texas, Histories and Biographies - Volume II, 1848
- 1991, published by the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society, 1991.
The VZC Genealogical Society website reports that copies of this publication are available for purchase.
|Source_02||Melissa Speed's RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project entries.|
|Source_03||Emily Karr's RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project entries.|
|Source_04||Ann C. Turner's RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project entries.|
|Permelia 'Millie' [nee Cureton] High|
Born 17 Feb 1810
in Greene County, Tennessee
Died 26 Sep 1895
in Van Zandt County, Texas
Buried in High Cemetery
Van Zandt County, Texas
|Permelia High's grave monument|
at High Cemetery VZC, Texas.
I can not discern the epitaph
from the available images.