Private Joseph Curry was born March 8th, 1841. He married Frances Johnson on December 7th, 1859.
He was mustered into service as a seaman on October 14th, 1861 with Captain A. B. Noyes Coast Guards at St. Marks, Florida for a period of three months. He remained in this unit until mustered into Confederate service on April 25th, 1862 when he was enlisted as a Private in Captain Smith’s Company (Key West Avengers), 7th Regiment Florida Infantry by Major R. B. Thomas at Camp Lee, Gainesville, Florida for a period of 3 years or the war.
He is reported as absent without leave on all Confederate records from April of 1862 through 1863. He is reported to have been sent home on sick furlough between November and December, 1862.
In a letter from the [U.S.] Provost Marshal’s Office of Key West Florida dated June 18th, 1863, he was reported to have left Key West to visit his father at Manatee but was known to have left Manatee and joined the Confederate army. He was also known to have been sick or disabled while in service and an invalid in a Confederate Hospital.
Private Curry died at Key West, Florida on July 9th, 1912.