CURRIE, Newton

Newton CURRIE, a prosperous farmer and citizen of the Sixth District of Haywood County, was born in the same county, January 15, 1837; he is the son of Washington and Annie (WALKER) Currie, who were natives of North Carolina; the father moved from that State to Haywood County, in 1832, the mother in 1834, and they were married in 1836. Our subject and daughters were the result of this union.

Newton Currie received a good education, and while still young, united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and is now an elder in the church. He entered the Confederate Army, enlisting in Company A, Sixth Tennessee Regiment, and shared many hard fought battles, and for gallant conduct was soon made first lieutenant. At the battle of Franklin, Tenn., he was severely wounded and was not able to enter active service again, remained with the army until the close of the war. Politically, Mr. Currie is a Democrat.

In 1865 he returned to his home in Haywood County, and in 1866 married Miss Malvina P. TALLY, who presides with grace and dignity over his elegant and hospitable home, both of them being quite popular in social circles.

Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood and Crockett Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.