Depositions of Daniel Curry and Polly Curry.

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loc_robf_000250_000259_000269_000271

Title

Depositions of Daniel Curry and Polly Curry.

Description

The depositions include the questions asked and the answer. Daniel Curry's deposition is first. The questions regard Elizabeth Routt and her husbands, particularly her third, Alexander Jeffries, whom Daniel Curry knew well. He details his death, claiming he saw him the day he died and he did not appear sick at that time. Later questions interrogate Curry about Routt's character and ability to murder her husbands. Polly Curry was asked the same questions as her husband. Her responses were similar. She stated that Routt was well thought of prior to the death of her third husband, Jeffries, the lost her good standing after that. Polly adds that she heard Routt say that she was glad her second husband was dead following his death and that she wished her last husband, Mr. Routt, was also dead so she could "live in peace." She also includes the rumors that Mrs. Routt was "too intimate" and charged with sleeping with two of her slaves, and had stolen cotton previously.

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Date

1857-02-23

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Source

Frances Cabaniss Roberts
Series I, Sub Series B, Box 4, Folder 20
University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections, Huntsville, Alabama

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loc_robf_2021_03

Citation

Curry, Daniel, “Depositions of Daniel Curry and Polly Curry.,” The UAH Archives and Special Collections, accessed February 4, 2023, http://libarchstor2.uah.edu/digitalcollections/items/show/3726.

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