Pauline, Hello, nice to hear from a Curham! I believe there may be some connection to your Curhams in Ireland. My great grandfather, Arthur James Curham was born in Bobsgrove (Mount Nugent) Kilbride, Cavan Ireland in 1846 of Robert Curham and Mary Ann Darker. His family moved to Dublin and he was schooled there. He came to the USA in about 1861 and is said to have served in the Civil War. However, in reasearching that I was unable to come up with him, however, he drew a military pension under his brother, Robert's name! He did have a brother Robert, as well as Charles, sisters Anna, Margaret and Roy (I believe Royal). Anna lived in USA for a while and then moved to Australia where RObert, Charles and Margaret also lived. I have connected with a couple of third cousins from the Curham line who live there and we e-mail. We have learned a lot by our correspondence as well as discovered other siblings!!
However, we are unable to tie the family together in Ireland and don't have any primary sources for any of the family. If you log onto familysearch.com, you will see a Samuel Curham along with many children of his. You may be able to connect up here.
My only surviving aunt from this line is 80 years old, and sent me several letters from her grandfather Arthur James Coram (Curham) His death certificate is "Robert Curham" with father John George Curham and mother Mary Ann Darker. I believe the fathers name is incorrect as the ex son-in-law is the source of info.
I would be most excited to correspond with you and see if we can tie anything together.
My aunt told me that the Coram's had ties in England, and we have found a lot in Devon on familysearch.com. I have sent to Ireland to see if I can find any more, but it will be some time before I get info back.
I am scheduled to come to London on a tour that I won through our work. Perhaps we can communicate and learn more before I visit the area in August.
I have some more information about the siblings, and e-mails for the other "cousins" in Australia and New Zealand.
Thank you for answering, and look forward to hearing from you.
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