John was born in 1827. He passed away in 1906. He was the second husband of Elizabeth "Betsy" Efird. She had been married to William R Curlee, who passed away in 1853.
J.T. Smith bought a churn for $25 from the Estate of his wife Elizabeth "Betsy" Efird Curlee Smith's former father-in-law Marriner Curlee in 1879. Betsy's son, and Marriner Curlee's grandson by his son William R Curlee, John William Curlee was the Executor of his grandfather's Will.
1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.