He served as the Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee from 1822 to 1824. He was born in 1774. He served as the first United States Postmaster in Nashville.
From 1822 to 1824, he served as Mayor of Nashville. They had eight children, Richard Owen Currey (1816-1865), Algernon B. (d 1815, 7 months old), Robert B. (1817-1860), William Hume (1818-1831), Algernon South., Washington J., John, and Elizabeth Jane.
He died on December 8, 1848 in Nashville.