Thomas McCurdy1,2

M, b. circa 1767, d. before 4 March 1818
FatherHugh McCurdy b. c 1734, d. b 14 Apr 1813
MotherJane Cooke d. b 1800
     Thomas was born circa 1767 in Lowther Manor, Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Thomas married Lydia (?) circa 1795 in Amberson Valley, Fannett Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Thomas' land was sold 13 May 1833 [Volume 59: page 151] from his heirs to William Gaston of Amberson Valley containing 113 acres 28 perches. On list of heirs, it lists an Agnes - will indicated a Nancy and Polly - one daughter must have passed away. Orphan's Court [Volume B: page 57] 19 Oct 1819, Edward McVitty & Jacob Shearer appointed guardians of minor children[under 14] of Thomas McCurdy - James, Sarah, James, Elizabeth, Ruth, Mary. Will: Volume C: page 207. Thomas and Lydia had children: Jane [1796], Agnes [1798, a daughter [1800], Mary [1806], Elizabeth [1808], Ruth [1810], Sarah [1812] & James [1815]. The 1800 U.S. Federal Census enumerates at Path Valley, Fannett Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, the family of Thomas McCurdey [00011:30010].3 The 1810 U.S. Federal Census enumerates at Path Valley, Fannett Township the family of [possible - page 153]. Thomas made his will on 25 November 1814 at Path Valley, Fannett Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He mentions his wife Lydia McCurdy, his children, and that his "wife now pregnant". The codicil dated 9 January 1815, mentions his son, James and daughters: Jean, Nancy, Polly, Elizabeth, Ruth, & Sera. The executors were David Wolf & James McCurdy, Esq., & it was witnessed by: William Gaston & John Varner. [Pennsylvania Willa: Volume C: page 207] Thomas departed this life in Amberson Valley, Fannett Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. His will was probated on 4 March 1818. The Orphan Court Records, of 19 October 1819, indicate Polly, Elizabeth, Ruth, Sarah and James are under the age of 14 years.


Lydia (?) b. c 1774


  1. [S423] Land Record: Apr 1801 .....From Hugh McCurdy to Thomas McCurdy (son), 300 acres of land situated near the Kintanny Mountains on the southeast bank of the Conococheague Creek near the property of Sabastian Kerr. This property originally purchased by Jonathon Kearsly and wife Jane, 2 Jun 1762 in Fannett Twp. Then to John Long and John Kerr; Hugh McCurdy owned the property by 1779. Thomas McCurdy paid 200 Pounds, deed recorded 9 Mar 1805.
    Witnessed: John Moore & William Taylor [Volume 6: page 412 - Franklin County]
    May 1833 ..... From Thomas McCurdy's heirs: Lydia [widow], Jane, Agnes, Elizabeth, Ruth, Sarah, and James to William Gaston of Amberson Valley, Fannett Twp. 113 acres 28
    perches in Amberson Valle;y [Volume 59: page 151 - Franklin County].
  2. [S509] Orphans Court Records, Franklin County, Pennsylvania: Oct 1819 ..... Edward McVitty & Jacob Shearer of Fannett Twp. appointed gurardians of Elizabeth, Ruth, Mary, James - Jacob Shearer appointed guardian of Sarah [all under 14 years] - minor children of Thomas McCurdy of Fannett Twp. [Volume B: page 57 – Franklin County] [Note: Jacob Shearer neighbor of Hugh, CromwellcVitty noted as being married to a Margaret - Ken McCurdy of Fannettsburg states it was Margaret McCurdy - might be sister of Hugh]. son Edward - probably same as above also of Amberson Valley-klm]
  3. [S669] 1800 United States Federal Census: Franklin County, Pennsylvania - page 53 [324:04] - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.