William T. Curry, b. May 1833, Pike Co., AL, d. 22-Dec-1901, Covington Co., AL, buried in Cross-Curry Cemetery @ Ealum Hill near Red Level.
According to Family tradition, William T. Curry was murdered while traveling along the old Oaky Streak Road, near the Turkey Creek crossing, in northern Covington County. The Oaky Streak Road became CR-23 and, more recently, was designated as Hesters Store Road.
Mr. Curry's home was located about seven miles NNE of Red Level in Section 8, T6N, R15E. This is adjacent to the Boykin community near the Butler-Covington County line. Some descendants recall that William T. Curry was ambushed in his buggy at night by an assailant whose last name may have been John Johnson or Johnston.
I am interested in any of the facts and circumstances surrounding this crime. Was anyone ever charged with Mr. Curry’s murder? Was there a trial and what were the results?
Surely there are newspaper accounts of this event. Perhaps there are some oldtimers in Covington County who may recall their parents or grandparents mentioning this event. Any information will be appreciated.
Also, William T. Curry's widow was Emma Eliza Spears Curry, b. November 1845 in Alabama. Does anyone know when she died and where she is buried?