Denver Curtis1,2

M, b. 22 January 1875, d. 1952
FatherJohn Thomas Curtis1,2 b. 1844
MotherSusan Matilda Lemon1,2 b. Aug 1845
Last Edited2 Nov 2006
Birth*Denver Curtis was born on 22 January 1875 at Colorado.3,2,4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 10 June 1880 Spencer, Owen, Indiana, in the household of John Thomas Curtis; page 305A, occupation druggist, 3 children and brother in law at home.1 
Marriage*Denver Curtis married Nora Belle Miller on 13 November 1894 at Owen, Indiana.5,6 
Census*Denver Curtis appeared on the census of 11 June 1900 at Washington Twp., Owen, Indiana, ED 119, sheet 13B, occupation planing mill, married 5 years, 3 children, 3 living, living with his mother in law.7 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 at Spencer, Owen, Indiana, ED 159, sheet 16B, occupation planer-planing mill, owned home, married 15 years, 7 children, 6 living, 6 at home plus mother in law Mary.8 
DraftWW1* On 12 September 1918 Denver Curtis registered for the draft at Spencer, Owen, Indiana; at the time, he was employed by by the Pennsylvania railroad in Spencer, wife Nora.4 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 12 January 1920 at Spencer, Owen, Indiana, Ed 228, sheet 10A, occupation lumper-railroad, owned home, 5 children and mother in law at home.9 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 5 April 1930 at Spencer, Owen, Indiana, ED 13, sheet 4E, occupation fireman, furnace-publishing house, owned home valued at $2,000, 1 son at home.10 
Death*He died in 1952 at Owen, Indiana; probably Owen; get cemetery name from book.1,2 

Family

Nora Belle Miller b. Mar 1878, d. 1952
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  2. [S957] Indiana DAR Owen Chapter, Owen County, Indiana Cemeteries, page 591.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1880, 1900.
  4. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  5. [S957] Indiana DAR Owen Chapter, Owen County, Indiana Cemeteries.
  6. [S240] Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriages 1845-1920, Owen, Book 33, page 302.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  11. [S277] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Births 1880-1920, Book H-6, page 12.
  12. [S277] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Births 1880-1920, Owen, Book H-8, page 12.

Nora Belle Miller1,2

F, b. March 1878, d. 1952
Last Edited2 Nov 2006
Birth*Nora Belle Miller was born in March 1878 at Indiana.1,3 
Married Name As of 13 November 1894,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married Denver Curtis, son of John Thomas Curtis and Susan Matilda Lemon, on 13 November 1894 at Owen, Indiana.1,2 
(Witness) CensusNora Belle Miller appeared on the census of 11 June 1900 Washington Twp., Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; ED 119, sheet 13B, occupation planing mill, married 5 years, 3 children, 3 living, living with his mother in law.3 
(Witness) CensusNora Belle Miller appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 Spencer, Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; ED 159, sheet 16B, occupation planer-planing mill, owned home, married 15 years, 7 children, 6 living, 6 at home plus mother in law Mary.4 
(Witness) CensusNora Belle Miller appeared on the census of 12 January 1920 Spencer, Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; Ed 228, sheet 10A, occupation lumper-railroad, owned home, 5 children and mother in law at home.5 
(Witness) CensusNora Belle Miller appeared on the census of 5 April 1930 Spencer, Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; ED 13, sheet 4E, occupation fireman, furnace-publishing house, owned home valued at $2,000, 1 son at home.6 
Death*Nora Belle Miller died in 1952 at Owen, Indiana; get cemetery name from book.1 

Family

Denver Curtis b. 22 Jan 1875, d. 1952
Children

Citations

  1. [S957] Indiana DAR Owen Chapter, Owen County, Indiana Cemeteries.
  2. [S240] Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriages 1845-1920, Owen, Book 33, page 302.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  7. [S277] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Births 1880-1920, Book H-6, page 12.
  8. [S277] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Births 1880-1920, Owen, Book H-8, page 12.

Bertha E. Curtis1

F, b. 1878
FatherJohn Thomas Curtis1 b. 1844
MotherSusan Matilda Lemon1 b. Aug 1845
Last Edited17 Aug 2005
Birth*Bertha E. Curtis was born in 1878 at Owen, Indiana.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 10 June 1880 Spencer, Owen, Indiana, in the household of John Thomas Curtis; page 305A, occupation druggist, 3 children and brother in law at home.1 
Married Name As of 21 December 1898,her married name was Leitch.2 
Marriage*Bertha E. Curtis married Robert R. Leitch on 21 December 1898 at Owen, Indiana.2 

Family

Robert R. Leitch b. bt 1870 - 1880

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  2. [S240] Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriages 1845-1920, Owen, Book 35, page 30.

Robert R. Leitch1

M, b. between 1870 and 1880
Last Edited17 Aug 2005
Birth*Robert R. Leitch was born between 1870 and 1880; son of Robert and Lydia (Rude) Leitch.1 
Marriage*He married Bertha E. Curtis, daughter of John Thomas Curtis and Susan Matilda Lemon, on 21 December 1898 at Owen, Indiana.1 

Family

Bertha E. Curtis b. 1878

Citations

  1. [S240] Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriages 1845-1920, Owen, Book 35, page 30.

Hannah Faulkner1

F, b. 1864
FatherFrancis M. Faulkner1 b. 1833
MotherSusan Melissa Curtis1 b. 1835
Last Edited2 Nov 2006
Birth*Hannah Faulkner was born in 1864 at Owen, Indiana; or Monroe.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Anna B. Dolph1,2

F, b. 1850
Last Edited17 Aug 2005
Birth*Anna B. Dolph was born in 1850 at Indiana.1,2 
Married Name As of 6 May 1873,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married Nelson A. Curtis, son of Joshua Curtis and Sarah (Sally) Coffey, on 6 May 1873 at Johnson, Indiana.1,2 
(Witness) CensusAnna B. Dolph appeared on the census of 25 June 1880 Connersville, Fayette, Indiana, in the household of Nelson A. Curtis; page 89C, occupation sawyer, 1 child at home.1 

Family

Nelson A. Curtis b. 1847
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  2. [S240] Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriages 1845-1920.

Eugene Curtis1

M, b. 1878
FatherNelson A. Curtis1 b. 1847
MotherAnna B. Dolph1 b. 1850
Last Edited17 Aug 2005
Birth*Eugene Curtis was born in 1878 at Indiana.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 25 June 1880 Connersville, Fayette, Indiana, in the household of Nelson A. Curtis; page 89C, occupation sawyer, 1 child at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Charles Curtis1

M, b. December 1880
FatherJohn Thomas Curtis1 b. 1844
MotherSusan Matilda Lemon1 b. Aug 1845
Last Edited17 Aug 2005
Birth*Charles Curtis was born in December 1880 at Owen, Indiana.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 18 June 1900 Washington Twp., Owen, Indiana, in the household of John Thomas Curtis; ED 119, sheet 19A, occupation running mill, owned home, married 32 years, 5 children, 4 living, 2 at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Nestor J. Curtis1

M, b. 28 January 1895, d. April 1959
FatherDenver Curtis2 b. 22 Jan 1875, d. 1952
MotherNora Belle Miller2 b. Mar 1878, d. 1952
Last Edited8 Apr 2007
Birth*Nestor J. Curtis was born on 28 January 1895 at Owen, Indiana.2,3,4,5 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 11 June 1900 Washington Twp., Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; ED 119, sheet 13B, occupation planing mill, married 5 years, 3 children, 3 living, living with his mother in law.2 
(Witness) CensusNestor J. Curtis appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 Spencer, Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; ED 159, sheet 16B, occupation planer-planing mill, owned home, married 15 years, 7 children, 6 living, 6 at home plus mother in law Mary.6 
DraftWW11* In 1942 Nestor J. Curtis registered for the draft at 205 S. West St., Spencer, Owen, Indiana; at the time, he was employed by himself, no occupation given; Mrs. Angie Curtis.5 
Death*He died in April 1959 at age 64; SSN issued in Colorado before 1951.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900, 1910.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  3. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S277] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Births 1880-1920, Owen, Book H-7, page 104.
  5. [S759] National Archives and Records Administration, World War II Draft Registration Cards.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1910.

Miller Curtis1

M, b. 14 January 1897
FatherDenver Curtis1 b. 22 Jan 1875, d. 1952
MotherNora Belle Miller1 b. Mar 1878, d. 1952
Last Edited8 Apr 2007
Birth*Miller Curtis was born on 14 January 1897 at Owen, Indiana.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 11 June 1900 Washington Twp., Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; ED 119, sheet 13B, occupation planing mill, married 5 years, 3 children, 3 living, living with his mother in law.1 
(Witness) CensusMiller Curtis appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 Spencer, Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; ED 159, sheet 16B, occupation planer-planing mill, owned home, married 15 years, 7 children, 6 living, 6 at home plus mother in law Mary.3 
DraftWW11* In 1942 Miller Curtis registered for the draft at 342 Lincoln St., Spencer, Owen, Indiana; at the time, he was employed by Spencer Wood Products; Mrs. Nora B. Curtis, person who knows his address.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S759] National Archives and Records Administration, World War II Draft Registration Cards.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1910.

Mona Curtis1

F, b. 13 May 1899
FatherDenver Curtis1 b. 22 Jan 1875, d. 1952
MotherNora Belle Miller1 b. Mar 1878, d. 1952
Last Edited17 Aug 2005
Birth*Mona Curtis was born on 13 May 1899 at Owen, Indiana.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 11 June 1900 Washington Twp., Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; ED 119, sheet 13B, occupation planing mill, married 5 years, 3 children, 3 living, living with his mother in law.1 
(Witness) CensusMona Curtis appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 Spencer, Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; ED 159, sheet 16B, occupation planer-planing mill, owned home, married 15 years, 7 children, 6 living, 6 at home plus mother in law Mary.3 
(Witness) CensusMona Curtis appeared on the census of 12 January 1920 Spencer, Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; Ed 228, sheet 10A, occupation lumper-railroad, owned home, 5 children and mother in law at home.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S277] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Births 1880-1920, Owen, Book, H-4, page 32.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Robert M. Curtis1

M, b. 30 May 1915
FatherDenver Curtis1 b. 22 Jan 1875, d. 1952
MotherNora Belle Miller1 b. Mar 1878, d. 1952
Last Edited17 Aug 2005
Birth*Robert M. Curtis was born on 30 May 1915 at Owen, Indiana.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 12 January 1920 Spencer, Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; Ed 228, sheet 10A, occupation lumper-railroad, owned home, 5 children and mother in law at home.3 
(Witness) CensusRobert M. Curtis appeared on the census of 5 April 1930 Spencer, Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; ED 13, sheet 4E, occupation fireman, furnace-publishing house, owned home valued at $2,000, 1 son at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S277] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Births 1880-1920, Owen, Book H-8, page 27.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Mary Curtis1

F, b. 4 September 1901
FatherDenver Curtis1 b. 22 Jan 1875, d. 1952
MotherNora Belle Miller1 b. Mar 1878, d. 1952
Last Edited17 Aug 2005
Birth*Mary Curtis was born on 4 September 1901 at Owen, Indiana.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 Spencer, Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; ED 159, sheet 16B, occupation planer-planing mill, owned home, married 15 years, 7 children, 6 living, 6 at home plus mother in law Mary.1 
(Witness) CensusMary Curtis appeared on the census of 12 January 1920 Spencer, Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; Ed 228, sheet 10A, occupation lumper-railroad, owned home, 5 children and mother in law at home.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  2. [S277] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Births 1880-1920, Owen, Book H-5, page 24.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Pauline Curtis1

F, b. 24 November 1907
FatherDenver Curtis1 b. 22 Jan 1875, d. 1952
MotherNora Belle Miller1 b. Mar 1878, d. 1952
Last Edited17 Aug 2005
Birth*Pauline Curtis was born on 24 November 1907 at Owen, Indiana.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 Spencer, Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; ED 159, sheet 16B, occupation planer-planing mill, owned home, married 15 years, 7 children, 6 living, 6 at home plus mother in law Mary.1 
(Witness) CensusPauline Curtis appeared on the census of 12 January 1920 Spencer, Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; Ed 228, sheet 10A, occupation lumper-railroad, owned home, 5 children and mother in law at home.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  2. [S277] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Births 1880-1920, Owen, Book H-8, page 1.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Helen Curtis1

F, b. 16 February 1904
FatherDenver Curtis1 b. 22 Jan 1875, d. 1952
MotherNora Belle Miller1 b. Mar 1878, d. 1952
Last Edited17 Aug 2005
Birth*Helen Curtis was born on 16 February 1904 at Owen, Indiana.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 Spencer, Owen, Indiana, in the household of Denver Curtis; ED 159, sheet 16B, occupation planer-planing mill, owned home, married 15 years, 7 children, 6 living, 6 at home plus mother in law Mary.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  2. [S277] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Births 1880-1920, Owen, Book H-5, page 52.

Polly Paskel1

F, b. between 1750 and 1770
Last Edited17 Aug 2005
Birth*Polly Paskel was born between 1750 and 1770.1 
Married Name As of 1817,her married name was Harmon.1 
Marriage*She married Cutliffe Harmon, son of George Harman and Mary Margaret Martha Wiley, in 1817 at Ashe, North Carolina.1 

Family

Cutliffe Harmon b. 1748, d. 1838

Citations

  1. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, unrecorded, found in Ashe County court house.

Anna B. Curtis1

F, b. 19 July 1884, d. 22 August 1884
FatherJohn Thomas Curtis1 b. 1844
MotherSusan Matilda Lemon1 b. Aug 1845
Last Edited17 Aug 2005
Birth*Anna B. Curtis was born on 19 July 1884 at Owen, Indiana.1 
Death*She died on 22 August 1884 at Spencer, Owen, Indiana.2 

Citations

  1. [S277] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Births 1880-1920, Owen, Book H-1, page 120.
  2. [S960] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Death Records, Owen, Book H-12, page 54.

John Allen Curtis1

M, b. 17 May 1910
FatherDenver Curtis1 b. 22 Jan 1875, d. 1952
MotherNora Belle Miller1 b. Mar 1878, d. 1952
Last Edited17 Aug 2005
Birth*John Allen Curtis was born on 17 May 1910 at Owen, Indiana.1 

Citations

  1. [S277] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Births 1880-1920, Owen, Book H-8, page 12.

Infant Female Curtis1

F, b. 23 March 1905
FatherDenver Curtis1 b. 22 Jan 1875, d. 1952
MotherNora Belle Miller1 b. Mar 1878, d. 1952
Last Edited17 Aug 2005
Birth*Infant Female Curtis was born on 23 March 1905 at Owen, Indiana.1 

Citations

  1. [S277] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Births 1880-1920, Book H-6, page 12.

Jane (Jennie) Curtis1,2,3

F, b. circa 1789
FatherSamuel Curtis2,1 b. 1767, d. 6 Feb 1853
MotherSusannah Cottrell2,1 b. bt 1766 - 1770, d. 8 Oct 1844
Last Edited19 Jan 2006
Birth*Jane (Jennie) Curtis was born circa 1789 at Wilkes, North Carolina.2,1 
Married Name As of 18 May 1805,her married name was Berry.2,4 
Marriage*She married Franklin Berry on 18 May 1805 at Wilkes, North Carolina; Bondsman David Humphry; Witness Wm. B. Lenoir.2,4 
NoteB* Also in Buncombe County was a Franklin Berry and his wife, Jane (Curtis) with two daughters. Jane was a daughter of Samuel and Susannah (Cottrell) Curtis of Buffalo Cove in Wilkes County, NC. She married Franklin Berry in 1805, a couple of years after John Alloway and Elizabeth Waters wed. The two couples then moved to Buncombe County. Something happened to the two marriages probably shortly after the 1810 census. The details of the family breakups cannot be found, but it is apparent it caused a division between Jane and her parents. When her father, Samuel Curtis, died in 1853, his Will written in 1850, left "his daughter, Jane's children $1.00." A biographical sketch of Samuel Curtis published by the Wilkes County Genealogical Society says that after Jane's marriage to Franklin Berry, she married "Mr. Aloway". A historian in North Carolina states that Jane's children by Franklin were reared by their grandfather Curtis and that her children by John Alloway were disinherited. Because no divorce, death or marriage records could be found to definitely establish what happened, John and Jane's marriage status cannot be verified. Later records in Indiana establish the fact that Jane was indeed John's spouse. [The Alloway History of a Strange Family, Harold Jay Alloway, 1994, pp 59-60]5 
(Witness) CensusJane (Jennie) Curtis appeared on the census of 1810 Buncombe, North Carolina, in the household of Franklin Berry; page 286, 2 females under 10, 1 male 26-44 and 1 female 16-25.6 
Married Name As of between 1810 and 1811,her married name was Alloway.2,5,7 
Marriage*Jane (Jennie) Curtis married John Alloway between 1810 and 1811 at Buncombe, North Carolina.2,5,7 
(Witness) ResidenceJane (Jennie) Curtis lived with John Alloway on 14 May 1821 at Bartholomew, Indiana.8 
DeathJane (Jennie) Curtis died circa 1827 at Bartholomew, Indiana; no death record.8,7 

Family 1

Franklin Berry b. bt 1776 - 1784
Children

Family 2

John Alloway b. 27 Sep 1781, d. 2 May 1863
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1790, 1800.
  2. [S922] Mrs. W.O. Absher and Curtis Information by Helen B. Bell, Heritage of Wilkes County, page 171.
  3. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868.
  4. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Bond no. 000164103.
  5. [S982] Harold Jay Alloway, The Alloway History of a Strange Family, pages 59-60.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1820.
  7. [S983] John R. Mayer, The Alloway Strange, page 180.
  8. [S982] Harold Jay Alloway, The Alloway History of a Strange Family, page 64.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1810.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  11. [S982] Harold Jay Alloway, The Alloway History of a Strange Family, page 83.
  12. [S983] John R. Mayer, The Alloway Strange, page 183.
  13. [S982] Harold Jay Alloway, The Alloway History of a Strange Family, pages 84-87.
  14. [S982] Harold Jay Alloway, The Alloway History of a Strange Family, page 87.
  15. [S983] John R. Mayer, The Alloway Strange, page 184.
  16. [S1] Census of Population 1850-1900.
  17. [S982] Harold Jay Alloway, The Alloway History of a Strange Family, page 88.
  18. [S983] John R. Mayer, The Alloway Strange, page 181.
  19. [S982] Harold Jay Alloway, The Alloway History of a Strange Family, pages 95-120, 223.
  20. [S983] John R. Mayer, The Alloway Strange, pages 185-186.
  21. [S982] Harold Jay Alloway, The Alloway History of a Strange Family, pages 88-89.
  22. [S983] John R. Mayer, The Alloway Strange, page 185.
  23. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  24. [S982] Harold Jay Alloway, The Alloway History of a Strange Family, page 89.
  25. [S983] John R. Mayer, The Alloway Strange, page 187.

Franklin Berry1,2

M, b. between 1776 and 1784
Last Edited28 Aug 2005
Birth*Franklin Berry was born between 1776 and 1784.2,1,3 
Marriage*He married Jane (Jennie) Curtis, daughter of Samuel Curtis and Susannah Cottrell, on 18 May 1805 at Wilkes, North Carolina; Bondsman David Humphry; Witness Wm. B. Lenoir.1,2 
CensusFranklin Berry appeared on the census of 1810 at Buncombe, North Carolina, page 286, 2 females under 10, 1 male 26-44 and 1 female 16-25.4 
Census*He appeared on the census of 1820 at Wilkes, North Carolina, page 495, 1 male and 3 females under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 male and 1 female 26-44.4 

Family

Jane (Jennie) Curtis b. c 1789
Children

Citations

  1. [S922] Mrs. W.O. Absher and Curtis Information by Helen B. Bell, Heritage of Wilkes County, page 171.
  2. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Bond no. 000164103.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1810, 1820.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1820.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1810.

William Isaac Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 7 April 1805, d. 3 November 1845
FatherSamuel Curtis1,2 b. 1767, d. 6 Feb 1853
MotherSusannah Cottrell1,2 b. bt 1766 - 1770, d. 8 Oct 1844
Last Edited5 Nov 2006
Birth*William Isaac Curtis was born on 7 April 1805 at Wilkes, North Carolina.1,2,4 
Marriage*He married Emily Coffey circa 1833 at Wilkes, North Carolina.2,5 
Marriage*William Isaac Curtis married Elizabeth Almira (Mira) Cottrell, daughter of William Wallace Cottrell Sr. and Lucy Day, circa 1835 at Wilkes, North Carolina; no marriage record found; based on children's dates of birth.2,6,7 
Census*William Isaac Curtis appeared on the census of 1840 at Wilkes, North Carolina, page 56, 2 males under 5, 1 male 30-39, 1 female 20-29.1 
Death*He died on 3 November 1845 at Caldwell, North Carolina, at age 40; date of probate.8,9 

Family 1

Emily Coffey b. 1814, d. 1833

Family 2

Elizabeth Almira (Mira) Cottrell b. 1814
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  2. [S922] Mrs. W.O. Absher and Curtis Information by Helen B. Bell, Heritage of Wilkes County, page 171.
  3. [S976] Laurence H. Coffey, Thomas Coffey and His Descendants, page 3.
  4. [S963] Grace Viola Curtis Vaught (730641), "DAR Membership Application", source of exact date not clear.
  5. [S961] Laurence H. Coffey, Thomas Coffey and His Descendants, pages 3 & 99.
  6. [S936] Caldwell County, "Cottrell Family Information from Caldwell County Library", Ancestral File.
  7. [S962] Linda M. Staley and John O. Hawkins with Assistance from Allan Poe, Caldwell County Court Minutes, June 1846 session, also guardian reports of William Cottrell.
  8. [S963] Grace Viola Curtis Vaught (730641), "DAR Membership Application."
  9. [S942] Mrs. W. O. Absher, Wilkes County Court Minutes, Probate entered.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  11. [S962] Linda M. Staley and John O. Hawkins with Assistance from Allan Poe, Caldwell County Court Minutes, June 1846 term.
  12. [S942] Mrs. W. O. Absher, Wilkes County Court Minutes, June 1846 Term.

Emily Coffey1

F, b. 1814, d. 1833
Last Edited5 Nov 2006
Birth*Emily Coffey was born in 1814 at Wilkes, North Carolina; daughter of Reuben and Polly (Dowell) Coffey.1 
Married Name As of circa 1833,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married William Isaac Curtis, son of Samuel Curtis and Susannah Cottrell, circa 1833 at Wilkes, North Carolina.2,3 
Death*Emily Coffey died in 1833 at Wilkes, North Carolina.1 

Family

William Isaac Curtis b. 7 Apr 1805, d. 3 Nov 1845

Citations

  1. [S961] Laurence H. Coffey, Thomas Coffey and His Descendants, page 99.
  2. [S922] Mrs. W.O. Absher and Curtis Information by Helen B. Bell, Heritage of Wilkes County, page 171.
  3. [S961] Laurence H. Coffey, Thomas Coffey and His Descendants, pages 3 & 99.

Elizabeth Almira (Mira) Cottrell1,2

F, b. 1814
FatherWilliam Wallace Cottrell Sr. b. 1779, d. c 1862
MotherLucy Day b. 1781, d. c 1863
Last Edited24 Aug 2005
Birth*Elizabeth Almira (Mira) Cottrell was born in 1814 at Wilkes, North Carolina.1 
Married Name As of circa 1835,her married name was Curtis.1,3,4 
Marriage*She married William Isaac Curtis, son of Samuel Curtis and Susannah Cottrell, circa 1835 at Wilkes, North Carolina; no marriage record found; based on children's dates of birth.1,3,4 
(Witness) CensusElizabeth Almira (Mira) Cottrell appeared on the census of 1840 Wilkes, North Carolina, in the household of William Isaac Curtis; page 56, 2 males under 5, 1 male 30-39, 1 female 20-29.5 
Marriage*Elizabeth Almira (Mira) Cottrell married Jesse Lee Minton on 13 November 1846 at Wilkes, North Carolina; no official marriage record found; this date comes from two unsourced postings on Ancestry.com.6,7 
(Witness) CensusElizabeth Almira (Mira) Cottrell appeared on the census of 26 September 1850 Wilkes, North Carolina, in the household of Jesse Lee Minton; page 336, occupation farmer, renting, 5 Curtis children living with them.8 
(Witness) CensusElizabeth Almira (Mira) Cottrell appeared on the census of 29 June 1860 Upper Division, Wilkes, North Carolina, in the household of Jesse Lee Minton; page 123, occupation farmer, owned real estate valued at $500, 3 Curtis children at home.9 
(Witness) CensusElizabeth Almira (Mira) Cottrell appeared on the census of 2 June 1880 Yountville, Napa, California, in the household of Jesse Lee Minton; page 372C, occupation farmer, no children.10 

Family 1

William Isaac Curtis b. 7 Apr 1805, d. 3 Nov 1845
Children

Family 2

Jesse Lee Minton b. Mar 1828

Citations

  1. [S922] Mrs. W.O. Absher and Curtis Information by Helen B. Bell, Heritage of Wilkes County, page 171.
  2. [S963] Grace Viola Curtis Vaught (730641), "DAR Membership Application."
  3. [S936] Caldwell County, "Cottrell Family Information from Caldwell County Library", Ancestral File.
  4. [S962] Linda M. Staley and John O. Hawkins with Assistance from Allan Poe, Caldwell County Court Minutes, June 1846 session, also guardian reports of William Cottrell.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860, 1880.
  7. [S1142] Vaughn Blackshear, "Blackshear Family History", Ancestral File.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  11. [S962] Linda M. Staley and John O. Hawkins with Assistance from Allan Poe, Caldwell County Court Minutes, June 1846 term.
  12. [S942] Mrs. W. O. Absher, Wilkes County Court Minutes, June 1846 Term.

Samuel C. Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 1836, d. 1 May 1863
FatherWilliam Isaac Curtis1 b. 7 Apr 1805, d. 3 Nov 1845
MotherElizabeth Almira (Mira) Cottrell1 b. 1814
Last Edited22 Nov 2016
Birth*Samuel C. Curtis was born in 1836 at Wilkes, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 26 September 1850 Wilkes, North Carolina, in the household of Jesse Lee Minton; page 336, occupation farmer, renting, 5 Curtis children living with them.1 
Marriage*Samuel C. Curtis married Alpha Evaline (Alva) Church on 22 January 1856 at Wilkes, North Carolina; by M.S. Stokes, J.P., Calvin Church, bondsman, Isaac S. Call, D.C., witness.3,4 
Census*Samuel C. Curtis appeared on the census of 29 June 1860 at Wilkesboro P.O., Upper Division, Wilkes, North Carolina, page 123, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children at home.5 
Death*He died on 1 May 1863 at Wilkes, North Carolina; buried at the Amos Church, Sr. Family Cemetery (off Highway 421 near Kerr Scott Lake); date from inscription.3 

Family

Alpha Evaline (Alva) Church b. 3 Oct 1836, d. 10 Jun 1909
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S942] Mrs. W. O. Absher, Wilkes County Court Minutes, June 1846 Term.
  3. [S963] Grace Viola Curtis Vaught (730641), "DAR Membership Application."
  4. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

William Curtis1,2

M, b. 1838
FatherWilliam Isaac Curtis1,2 b. 7 Apr 1805, d. 3 Nov 1845
MotherElizabeth Almira (Mira) Cottrell1,2 b. 1814
Last Edited28 Oct 2015
Birth*William Curtis was born in 1838 at Wilkes, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 26 September 1850 Wilkes, North Carolina, in the household of Jesse Lee Minton; page 336, occupation farmer, renting, 5 Curtis children living with them.1 
(Witness) CensusWilliam Curtis appeared on the census of 29 June 1860 Upper Division, Wilkes, North Carolina, in the household of Jesse Lee Minton; page 123, occupation farmer, owned real estate valued at $500, 3 Curtis children at home.3 
Milit-Beg*William Curtis began military service on 12 June 1861 at Wilkes, North Carolina, as a Private, Company C, 26th Infantry Regiment North Carolina, age 22.4 
Milit-End*He ended military service on 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Appomattox, Appomattox, Virginia; wounded 1 July 1862 at Malvern Hill, Virginia; promoted to Full Sergeant twice.4 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Jane Bumgarner on 5 July 1866 at Wilkes, North Carolina.3,5,6 
NoteB* Said to have moved to Missouri, but haven't been located.7 

Family

Elizabeth Jane Bumgarner b. 1846

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S962] Linda M. Staley and John O. Hawkins with Assistance from Allan Poe, Caldwell County Court Minutes, June 1846 term.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  4. [S1014] "Military Service Record of William Curtis, Wilkes County."
  5. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868.
  6. [S2085] State of North Carolina, North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

James Curtis1,2

M, b. 1840, d. 3 July 1863
FatherWilliam Isaac Curtis1,2 b. 7 Apr 1805, d. 3 Nov 1845
MotherElizabeth Almira (Mira) Cottrell1,2 b. 1814
Last Edited10 Nov 2007
Birth*James Curtis was born in 1840 at Wilkes, North Carolina; gave age as 18 in 1860 census.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 26 September 1850 Wilkes, North Carolina, in the household of Jesse Lee Minton; page 336, occupation farmer, renting, 5 Curtis children living with them.1 
(Witness) CensusJames Curtis appeared on the census of 29 June 1860 Upper Division, Wilkes, North Carolina, in the household of Jesse Lee Minton; page 123, occupation farmer, owned real estate valued at $500, 3 Curtis children at home.3 
Milit-Beg*James Curtis began military service on 12 June 1861 at Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina, as a Private, Company C, 26th Infantry Regiment, North Carolina, age 21.4 
Death*He died on 3 July 1863 at Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania; Company C, 26th Infantry Regiment North Carolina.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S942] Mrs. W. O. Absher, Wilkes County Court Minutes, June 1846 Term.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  4. [S1013] "Military Service Record of James Curtis, Wilkes County."

Susanna Curtis1,2

F, b. September 1842, d. 20 January 1934
FatherWilliam Isaac Curtis1,2 b. 7 Apr 1805, d. 3 Nov 1845
MotherElizabeth Almira (Mira) Cottrell1,2 b. 1814
Last Edited28 Oct 2015
Birth*Susanna Curtis was born in September 1842 at Caldwell, North Carolina.3,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 26 September 1850 Wilkes, North Carolina, in the household of Jesse Lee Minton; page 336, occupation farmer, renting, 5 Curtis children living with them.1 
Married Name As of 24 February 1859,her married name was Church.1,4 
Marriage*Susanna Curtis married Calvin Church on 24 February 1859 at Wilkes, North Carolina; by Amos Church, Justice of the Peace, witnessed by Isaac S. Call.1,4 
(Witness) CensusSusanna Curtis appeared on the census of 29 June 1860 Upper Division, Wilkes, North Carolina, in the household of Calvin Church; page 160, occupation farmer, renting, no children at home.5 
Married Name As of circa 1875,her married name was Potts.6 
Marriage*Susanna Curtis married John Henry Potts circa 1875.6 
CensusSusanna Curtis and John Henry Potts appeared on the census of 2 June 1880 at Yountville, Napa, California, page 372D, occupation blacksmith, 1 daughter and 2 stepdaughters.7 
Census*Susanna Curtis appeared on the census of 19 June 1900 at Yountville, Napa, California, ED 97, sheet 10A, occupation none, widowed, 5 children, 5 living, renting, Edith was a dressmaker and Flora a seamstress.8 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 18 April 1910 at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, ED 163, sheet 5B, no occupation widowed, 5 children, 5 living, 5 iln her household.9 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 7 January 1920 at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, ED 88, sheet 12A, no occupation, renting, Myra was a cashier at an office.10 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 7 April 1930 San Francisco, San Francisco, California, in the household of Myra Elizabeth Potts; ED 203, sheet 17A, occupation bookkeeper-wholesale fish, owned home valued at $9,000, single, Susanna and two sisters lived with her.11 
Death*Susanna Curtis died on 20 January 1934 at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, at age 91.12 
ObitSusanna's obituary was published in the San Francisco Chronicle on 23 January 1934:
San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Jan 1934:
The funeral of Mrs. Susan Curtis Church Potts, 91, widow of an officer of the Confederate Army, and who crossed the plains to California in the early days, was held yesterday in the chapel of the Golden Gate Undertaking Parlors. Interment was in Cypress Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Potts was a resident since the early days of Yountville, but came to San Francisco after the death of her second husband, John Henry Potts, Napa valley pioneer. Her first husband, Lieutenant Calvin Church, of the Confederate Army, was killed in the Civil War.
Mrs. Church is survived by seven daughters living in San Francisco—Dr. Edith Jackson, Dr. Marian Rodden, Mrs. Sadie Foster Haley, Mrs. Carry Sauter, Mrs. Flora Foster, Mrs. Susan Rodden and Miss Marian Elizabeth Potts. A sister, Miss Louisa Burkett, lives in San Jose.
San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Jan 1934:
In this city, January 20, 1934, Susan Curtis Potts, devoted mother of Mrs. Carrie Sauter, Mrs. Flora Foster, Dr. Edith Potts Jackson, Myra Elizabeth Potts and Mrs. Susie Roddy, loving grandmother of Mrs. Sadie Haley and Dr. Marian Elizabeth Roddy, beloved sister of Louisa Burkett, a native of North Carolina, aged 91 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral service today (Monday) at 2:30 p.m. at the chapel of the Golden Gate Undertaking Co. (Prechtel & Mathleson), 1550 California St. Interment, private.12 

Family 1

Calvin Church b. 1833
Children

Family 2

John Henry Potts b. Jul 1829, d. 6 Nov 1909
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S942] Mrs. W. O. Absher, Wilkes County Court Minutes, June 1846 Term.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1900.
  4. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Bond no. 000164586.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1880, 1900.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  12. [S1861] Selected United States Newspapers.

Louisa (Eliza) Curtis1,2

F, b. November 1845
FatherWilliam Isaac Curtis3,2 b. 7 Apr 1805, d. 3 Nov 1845
MotherElizabeth Almira (Mira) Cottrell3,2 b. 1814
Last Edited14 Aug 2008
Birth*Louisa (Eliza) Curtis was born in November 1845 at Caldwell, North Carolina; unnamed infant born after her father's death.3,2,4 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 26 September 1850 Wilkes, North Carolina, in the household of Jesse Lee Minton; page 336, occupation farmer, renting, 5 Curtis children living with them.3 
(Witness) CensusLouisa (Eliza) Curtis appeared on the census of 29 June 1860 Upper Division, Wilkes, North Carolina, in the household of Jesse Lee Minton; page 123, occupation farmer, owned real estate valued at $500, 3 Curtis children at home.5 
Married Name As of circa 1869,her married name was Burkett.6 
Marriage*Louisa (Eliza) Curtis married Christian Burkett circa 1869.6 
Census*Louisa (Eliza) Curtis and Christian Burkett appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 at Yountville, Napa, California, page 371B, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.6 
Census*Louisa (Eliza) Curtis appeared on the census of 2 June 1900 at San Lorenzo Twp., Santa Cruz, California, ED 86, sheet 1B, no occupation, renting, married 31 years, no husband present; 6 children, 4 living; Gertrude was teaching school.7 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 3 January 1920 San Jose, Santa Clara, California, in the household of Christian Edward Burkett and Jennie Josephine (?); Ed 168, sheet 2B, occupation swithman-railroad, owned home, no children, Louisa lived with them.8 

Family

Christian Burkett b. 1834
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  2. [S942] Mrs. W. O. Absher, Wilkes County Court Minutes, June 1846 Term.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1638] Probate File of William Isaac Curtis unknown file number.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1880, 1900.

Jesse Lee Minton1

M, b. March 1828
Last Edited13 Aug 2008
Birth*Jesse Lee Minton was born in March 1828 at North Carolina; gave his age as 23 in 1850, 28 in 1860 and 50 in 1880.2 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Almira (Mira) Cottrell, daughter of William Wallace Cottrell Sr. and Lucy Day, on 13 November 1846 at Wilkes, North Carolina; no official marriage record found; this date comes from two unsourced postings on Ancestry.com.1,3 
Census*Jesse Lee Minton appeared on the census of 26 September 1850 at Wilkes, North Carolina, page 336, occupation farmer, renting, 5 Curtis children living with them.4 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 29 June 1860 at Upper Division, Wilkes, North Carolina, page 123, occupation farmer, owned real estate valued at $500, 3 Curtis children at home.5 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 2 June 1880 at Yountville, Napa, California, page 372C, occupation farmer, no children.6 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 15 June 1900 at Yount Twp., Napa, California, ED 97, sheet 8A, no occupation, renting, widowed.7 

Family

Elizabeth Almira (Mira) Cottrell b. 1814

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860, 1880.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850-1900.
  3. [S1142] Vaughn Blackshear, "Blackshear Family History", Ancestral File.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1900.