The Curran Clan and Its Connection to the Lowery, Linen and Delaney Family Lines

The Curran Clan

by Robert F. Delaney

November 2009

My connection, as well as for some of my Delaney cousins, to the Curran line is through my great-great-grandmother Emily Jane Martin. Emily Jane Martin married William Curran, probably around 1844, and the couple had three children. William Curran died on May 24, 1850, and about a year later, on August 17, 1851, Emily Jane (Martin) Curran married William Benjamin Lowery. William Benjamin Lowery was my great-great-grandfather on my father's (Franklyn Lowery Delaney) side of the family.

At the moment this page is mostly a framework upon which to hang the individual stories as they develop and are posted. As stories are added about members of the Curran clan, the appropriate links in the table below will be activated. When stories, documents, pictures and other items are made available on this site, I note them on my "What's New?" page for readers who wish to keep up with new information as it becomes available. Also, photographs - individual and group - can be accessed via the Photograph Index.

The story of our branch of the Curran line continues with what is the earliest documented generation, William Curran and Emily Jane (Martin) Curran, my great-great-grandparents. [Note: Link not yet active for William and Emily.]

For readers who do not wish to pursue the story in a linear manner, or for those viewers who have come to this site to find a particular individual, the table below may be utilized in order to jump to a particular individual or to that individual's family members.

Index to Curran Families & Allied Lines

Marriage of female members of a Curran-surnamed family results, of course, in a branching and continuation of the Curran lineage through the allied surnames. Readers interested pursuing the Curran lineage through the allied lines can do so via the links in the "Allied Line" column or the "Children" column of this table. Although I have compiled a signficant amount of information on many of the individuals, many of the stories remain to be written and will be posted in the future, at which time the relevant links will be activated. Allied surname stories and information can also be reached from the Surnames Index.

Curran Line
Allied Line
William Curran Emily Jane Martin Abner Baldwin Curran
Augusta Patricia Curran
Mary Francis Curran
(Also see Lowery for Emily's four other children)
Abner Baldwin Curran None None
Augusta Patricia Curran Alexander P. Linen Abner Linen
Agnes E. Linen
Alexander Linen
Edwin A. Linen
William B. Linen
Mary Francis Curran None None