Samuel M McCurdy


Personal and Family Information

Samuel was born on CAL 15 APR 1816 in Pennsylvania, the son of Jonathan M. McCurdy and Tabitha Willis.

He died on 24 JUN 1858 in Woodruff County, Arkansas.

His wife was Arabella M McCurdy, who he married in ABT 1840. The place has not been found. Their five known children were Henry J (1843-?), Clara S (1846-1909), Josephine M (1849-1857), Freeman E (1851-1864) and Norah (1854-1916).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Samuel M McCurdy


Jonathan M. McCurdy


Tabitha Willis



BirthCAL 15 APR 1816
Place: Pennsylvania
Death24 JUN 1858
Place: Woodruff County, Arkansas
Census19 DEC 1850
Place: St Francis County, Arkansas
Address: Franks Township dwelling 621 family 521 Samuel M McCurdy 33m Lawyer $1100 born Penn, Arabell M McCurdy 26 f $300 born Mi, Tabitha M McCurdy 56 f born Md, Isaac M McCurdy 34 m Lawyer $750 born Penn, Henry J McCurdy 7 m $450, born Ark, Clara S McCurdy 4 f born Ark, Josephine McCurdy 1 f born Ark
BurialJUN 1858
Place: Woodruff County, Arkansas
Age: 42y 2m 10d
Address: Augusta Memorial Park, section A Samuel M McCurdy d June 24, 1858 age 42y 2m 10d




1850 Census,...


Note 1

Death of Samuel M. McCurdy.

Nashville Patriot, Nashville, Tenn., Friday, August 12, 1859.  Vol. 12, No. 1147.  Page 2, Column 4.

From the Little Rock Democrat, August 6.

Death of Samuel M. McCurdy.

 Died suddenly on the 24th alt., at his residence, in Augusta, Ark., of apoplexy, Sam'l M. Mccurdy, aged forty-two years.

  The deceased was a native of Pittsburg, Pa., at an early age he removed with his father to the State of Tennessee, and served an apprenticeship as a printer in Nashville.  He migrated to the state of Arkansas in 1838, and engaged in the publication of the second Whig paper published in the State, at Little Rock, and during the canvass of Harrison and Van Buren in 1840, he became the editor of the same.  Not meeting with the success he anticipated, he abandoned the enterprise, and in 1842 removed to St. Francis county, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar and practiced his profession with success for a number of years.  In 1853 he removed to Augusta, where he resided at the time of his death.....