David Curtis1

M, b. circa 1767, d. circa 1825
FatherThomas Curtis Sr.1 b. c 1746, d. bt 1811 - 1820
MotherEleanor Bryant1 b. c 1746, d. bt 1821 - 1830
Last Edited19 Oct 2015
Birth*David Curtis was born circa 1767 at Rowan, North Carolina.2,3 
NoteB Almost nothing is known about David Curtis. He is generally believed by Curtis researchers to be the son of Thomas & Eleanor. The best justification seems to be that he is slightly too old to have been the son of any of Thomas' younger brothers. the 1808 Randolph County court record is clearly inconsistent with a man thought to be living in Burke County, and may be a son of Joseph, for example. No such male is present in Thomas' 1800 household.4 
NoteB On 6 April 1783, David Curtis and Ralph Lowe carried chains for a survey of 200 acres of land on the waters of Back Creek entered by John Bryan in May 1780. David and Ralph were grandsons of John Bryan.5 
NoteB* In Sep-Oct 1788 he signed a petition urging the General Assembly to ratify the Constitution.6 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1790 Randolph, North Carolina, in the household of Thomas Curtis Sr.; page 313, 3 males under 16, 2 males over 16, 1 female.7 
NoteB* On 26 August 1792, David and Thomas Curtis and a man slave named Jupiter, the property of Alice Robbins, were charged with assaulting Joseph Reding. The slave Jupiter received 39 lashes and the defendants paid the cost of this suit.8 
NoteB Charged by the grand jury of assaulting Robert and Joseph Reding, Esq., on 1 September 1792, Joseph Reding and Robert Reding, witnesses.9 
Tax List*David Curtis appeared on the personal property tax list of 1797 at Joseph Dobson's Co., Burke, North Carolina; no acreage, 1 poll; no proof this is the same person.10 
Marriage*He married Mrs. David Curtis circa 1800 at North Carolina.2 
NoteB January 1800 Session of Burke County Court: Ordered that John Mackey oversee the road leading from the Pleasant Gardens to the Old Fort and that he have the following hands to work under him, to wit. . . John Ledford . . . William Moffitt . . . David Curtis. . . and keep the same in repair for one year.11 
NoteB* The November 1800 court assigned John and David Curtice to the crew to maintain the road from Hoover's Mill to Benjamin Rushes Creek; Daniel Hoover was overseer; also assigned to the work crew were Henry Hoover, Fouts, Sheppard, Rush and Ledford.12 
CensusDavid Curtis appeared on the census of 1810 at Burke, North Carolina, page 335, 1 female under 10, 1 male entered as 16-25, assumed to be 26-44, 1 female 16-25.4 
Milit-Beg*He began military service on 16 February 1815 at Burke, North Carolina, as a private in Capt. Gilbert H. White's Company of North Carolina Detached Militia from Burke County.13 
Milit-End*He ended military service on 6 March 1815 at Burke, North Carolina; not clear his unit was discharged in Burke County; received $5.33 for 20 days service.13 
Census*He appeared on the census of 1820 at Burke, North Carolina, page 93, 1 male and 2 females under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 male over 45, 1 female 26-44.14 
Death*He died circa 1825 at Burke, North Carolina; no further record after 1820.1 

Family

Mrs. David Curtis b. bt 1775 - 1794
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1810, 1820.
  3. [S920] Unknown author, "Petition to Ratify the Constitution."
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1810.
  5. [S895] Randolph County North Carolina Deed Records: Entry Book 6, page 25, issued 6 April 1783, Register of Deeds.
  6. [S920] Unknown author, "Petition to Ratify the Constitution", page 4.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1790.
  8. [S891] "Randolph County G. S. Journal", Spring 2000, page 10, Criminal Actions (C.R.081.326.3-Folder B, NC Archives).
  9. [S891] "Randolph County G. S. Journal", Spring 2000, pages 7 & 9, Criminal Actions (C.R.081.326.3-1792 Folder A, NC Archives).
  10. [S1128] Edith Warren Huggins, Burke County Land& Misc. Records, Volume IV, page 121.
  11. [S1182] Daniel D. Swink, Burke County Court Records, page 38.
  12. [S905] Randolph County Clerk, Randolph County Court of Common Pleas, November 1800 Term, page 247.
  13. [S1335] War of 1812, Military File of David Curtis.
  14. [S1] Census of Population 1820.
  15. [S1] Census of Population 1800, 1810.

Alcey Robbins1,2

F, b. circa 1770, d. between 1838 and 1839
FatherJoseph Robbins Sr.3 b. c 1730, d. bt Jun 1788 - Sep 1788
MotherAlice A. (Alse, Else) Robbins3 b. c 1734, d. bt Jul 1790 - Apr 1793
Last Edited19 Feb 2013
Birth*Alcey Robbins was born circa 1770 at Rowan, North Carolina; presumed to be one of the females age 50-59 in the households of Joel and Benj. Curtis in the 1830 Perry County census, but any date of birth later than 1770 makes her too young to be Thomas Jr.'s wife.4,2 
Married Name As of circa 1785,her married name was Curtis.1,2,3 
Marriage*She married Thomas Curtis Jr., son of Thomas Curtis Sr. and Eleanor Bryant, circa 1785 at Randolph, North Carolina; no marriage bond, Joseph Robbins' 1788 will refers to his daughter "Alci, now the wife of Thomas Curtis, " which is ambiguous as to date of marriage.1,2,3 
CensusAlcey Robbins and Thomas Curtis Jr. appeared on the census of 1790 at Randolph, North Carolina, page 313, 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16 and 1 female; if Joshua Kel and Eli are included, the three males are accounted for.5 
CensusAlcey Robbins and Thomas Curtis Jr. appeared on the census of 1800 at Burke, North Carolina, page 733, 4 males under 10, 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 2 females 26-44; the 4 males could be Thomas, Solomon, Benjamin and William, but the absence of the 3 males in the 1790 household is unexplained; the females are unknown; none were present in his 1790 household.6 
Census*Alcey Robbins appeared on the census of 1820 at Franklin District, Williamson, Tennessee, page 14, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 1 female over 45, indicating she was widowed.7 
NoteB* In 1821, Alcey testified that Thomas, who had witnessed an earlier deed, was deceased, but she recognized his handwriting. 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 1830 at Perry, Tennessee, probably: both Joel and Benjamin reported a female age 50-59, which may be too young by one interval for her, but ages appear to have been carelessly collected in the censuses for both.8 
Tax List*She appeared on the personal property tax list of 1838 at Humphreys, Tennessee; 1837 tax list appears to be incomplete, but she is not listed; unclear why she would suddenly appear as head of household.9 
Death*She died between 1838 and 1839 at Humphreys, Tennessee; The name Alcey Curtis appears on the 1838 Humphreys County tax list, and "Alcey Curtis heirs" appears on the 1839 tax list.1,10 

Family

Thomas Curtis Jr. b. c 1765, d. bt 1813 - 1820
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1790, 1820.
  2. [S1065] Will of Joseph Robbins Randolph County Will Book 1, page 62.
  3. [S1004] Sarah Robbins Lehman, Back Creek, page 120.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1790, 1820, 1830.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1790.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1800.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1820.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  9. [S1018] Marjorie Hood Fischer and Ruth Blake Burns, Humphreys County Tax Lists, 1838.
  10. [S1018] Marjorie Hood Fischer and Ruth Blake Burns, Humphreys County Tax Lists.
  11. [S1063] 1320 West Main Street, Franklin, Tennessee November 2005 Williamson County Tax Records, 1807.
  12. [S1018] Marjorie Hood Fischer and Ruth Blake Burns, Humphreys County Tax Lists, 1812.
  13. [S1076] "Military Service Record of Thomas Curtis."
  14. [S1] Census of Population 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860.
  15. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  16. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  17. [S1072] Jo Ann Crafton, "Crafton, Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.

Unknown Daughter Curtis1

F, b. between 1806 and 1810
FatherThomas Curtis Jr.1 b. c 1765, d. bt 1813 - 1820
MotherAlcey Robbins1 b. c 1770, d. bt 1838 - 1839
Last Edited7 Jan 2006
Birth*Unknown Daughter Curtis was born between 1806 and 1810 at Williamson, Tennessee.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1820 Franklin District, Williamson, Tennessee, in the household of Alcey Robbins; page 14, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 1 female over 45, indicating she was widowed.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1820.

Alcey Curtis1

F, b. circa 1795
FatherThomas Curtis Jr.1 b. c 1765, d. bt 1813 - 1820
MotherAlcey Robbins1 b. c 1770, d. bt 1838 - 1839
Last Edited26 Nov 2015
Birth*Alcey Curtis was born circa 1795 at Randolph, North Carolina.2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1820 Franklin District, Williamson, Tennessee, in the household of Alcey Robbins; page 14, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 1 female over 45, indicating she was widowed.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1820.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1800, 1820.

Joel Curtis1,2

M, b. circa 1786, d. circa 1838
FatherThomas Curtis Jr.1,2 b. c 1765, d. bt 1813 - 1820
MotherAlcey Robbins1,2 b. c 1770, d. bt 1838 - 1839
Last Edited1 Oct 2009
Birth*Joel Curtis was born circa 1786 at Randolph, North Carolina; proof of parentage is circumstantial; Joel was taxable in Williamson County, Tennessee in 1807, making him at least 21 years of age.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1790 Randolph, North Carolina, in the household of Thomas Curtis Jr. and Alcey Robbins; page 313, 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16 and 1 female; if Joshua Kel and Eli are included, the three males are accounted for.1 
NoteB According to a book, "Hither & Yon," by Jink Garrett, Joel Curtis was a "founding father" of Maury County, Tennessee, signing a petition to the legislature in 1807 for the establishment of the new county (per Jo Ann Crafton, 3 Sep 2005.) 
Tax List*Joel Curtis appeared on the personal property tax list of 1807 at Williamson, Tennessee; 1 white poll; no other information; Joel should have been at least 21 years of age.3 
Milit-Beg*He began military service on 13 November 1814 at Camp Hines, Tennessee, as a Private, Capt. Joseph Price's Co. of Infantry, 2nd Reg't West Tennessee Militia.4 
Milit-End*He ended military service on 13 May 1815 at Nashville Roll, Tennessee.4 
NoteB* On 13 May 1815, William Carroll, Major-General 2d Division Tennessee Militia, certified that Joel Curtis served his country for a tour of duty of six months, and was honorably discharged. He is probably the namesake of Joel's first son.4 
Residence*He lived on 29 July 1815 at Humphreys, Tennessee; appointed Isaac L. Crow or Thomas Ramsey as his attorney to collect his back military pay.4 
Marriage*He married Martha Patrice (Patsey) (?) circa 1820 at Tennessee.5 
Land Entry*Joel Curtis entered land in 1826 at Perry, Tennessee, 50 acres, M district, grant 4002.6 
Census*He and Martha Patrice (Patsey) (?) appeared on the census of 1830 at Perry, Tennessee, 2 males 5-9, 2 females 10-14, 1 male 15-19, 2 males 40-49, 1 male 60-69, 1 female 20-29 and 1 female 50-59. Several problems with household count, i.e., Sarah is not accounted for, Patsey is too young, other household members unidentified, except oldest female.7 
Death*Joel Curtis died circa 1838 at Humphreys, Tennessee; "Joel Heirs" appear on 1838 tax list; Benjamin Curtis, executor, filed inventory and account of sale of Joel Curtis, deceased, on 22 February 1839.8,9 

Family

Martha Patrice (Patsey) (?) b. bt 1794 - 1797, d. bt 1861 - 1869
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1790.
  2. [S1063] 1320 West Main Street, Franklin, Tennessee November 2005 Williamson County Tax Records, 1807.
  3. [S1063] 1320 West Main Street, Franklin, Tennessee November 2005 Williamson County Tax Records.
  4. [S1075] "Military Service Record of Joel Curtis."
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  6. [S1079] Byron Sistler & Associates, Tennessee Land Grants, Volume I, page 228.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  8. [S1070] Tennessee Works Progress Administration, Humphreys County Wills & Inventories, page 147 of transcription and page 168 of original record.
  9. [S1018] Marjorie Hood Fischer and Ruth Blake Burns, Humphreys County Tax Lists.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  11. [S1068] e-mail address/www.tnfraziers.com, "Descendants of Joel Curtis", Ancestral File.
  12. [S1071] Historical Record Project, Humphreys County Court Records, 20 July 1842, page 446 in transcription.
  13. [S1071] Historical Record Project, Humphreys County Court Records, 20 July 1842, page 446 in transcription, named as a minor heir of Joel Curtice, dec'd.
  14. [S1070] Tennessee Works Progress Administration, Humphreys County Wills & Inventories, Page 168.
  15. [S1071] Historical Record Project, Humphreys County Court Records, page 35.

Solomon Curtis1

M, b. 1797, d. 1860
FatherThomas Curtis Jr.1 b. c 1765, d. bt 1813 - 1820
MotherAlcey Robbins1 b. c 1770, d. bt 1838 - 1839
Last Edited17 May 2012
Birth*Solomon Curtis was born in 1797 at Buncombe, North Carolina; proof of parentage is circumstantial; age reported as 56 in 1850 and 63 in 1860; no record of any Curtis family in Buncombe before 1802, but "born in Buncombe, North Carolina" appears on his footstone.1 
Milit-Beg*He began military service on 2 June 1814 at Tennessee as a Private, Captain Peter Searcy's Company, First Regiment Tennessee Militia.2 
(Witness) BioSolomon was a Private in Captain Peter Searcy's Company, First Regiment Tennessee Militia, commanded by Colonel Phillip Pipkin on 6-2-1814. This regiment was in Clark County, Alabama area dealing with renegade Indians who refused the surrendered treaty.
Solomon is listed as deserter from Fort Jackson on 9-20-1814. He was present on Muster Roll of 6-2-1814 to 12-20-1814. His name was on the deserter list again on 1-27-1815.
Fort Sinquefield area is where (family legend) "Solomon found Charlotte, scalped and her family massacred. Charlotte was five (some say eight) years old. He took care of her until she was eleven. They married when neighbors began to 'talk' about them living together." 
Marriage*He married Charlotte (Lottie) Heaton on 18 February 1819 at Clarke, Alabama.3,4,5 
Census*Solomon Curtis and Charlotte (Lottie) Heaton appeared on the census of 1830 at Fayette, Alabama, page 203, 2 males under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 30-40 and 1 female 20-30; no idea who the male 15-20 might be.6 
CensusSolomon Curtis and Charlotte (Lottie) Heaton appeared on the census of 26 September 1850 at District 2, Tippah, Mississippi, page 432b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $400, 7 children at home.7 
CensusSolomon Curtis appeared on the census of 23 June 1860 at Settlersville P.O., Township 9, Range 10, Winston, Alabama, page 1205, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 2 sons at home.8 
Death*He died in 1860 at Winston, Alabama; buried at the Union Grove Cemetery, inscription reads "Solomon Curtis born 1797 in Buncombe County, NC, Died 1860." 
(Witness) BioSolomon Curtis was born in Buncombe County, NC, in 1797. Not much is known of his early life. We know that at some time in his early life he moved to Humphreys County, TN. No information is available on his extended family. What we do know is that he joined Andrew Jackson's Army of the 1st West Tennessee Militia, Peter Searcy's Unit, at Fayetteville, Lincoln County, TN in 1814. He marched with General Jackson through Alabama to Fort Jackson and participated in the Battle of Fort Jackson. Solomon Curtis stayed in Alabama after his military service.
He married Charlotta Heaton in Clarke County, AL on February 18, 1819. To this union, ten children were born. There were nine boys and one girl. George Washington Curtis, Joel Jackson Curtis, William Verpo Curtis, Thomas Pinkney Curtis, James G. Curtis, Benjamin Franklin Curtis, Darrell Hollis Curtis, Louisa Jane Curtis (Taylor), John Wesley Curtis, and Jasper Newton Curtis.
Solomon and Charlotta moved frequently during their early years. Some of the early places they lived were Fayette County, AL 1830; Lamar County, AL 1838; Marion County, AL 1840; Tippah County, MS 1850; and Winston County, AL about 1855.
Solomon was a merchant and land owner. He owned a store in Littleville, AL. At his death in 1860 the value of his estate was estimated to be around $20,000.00. Fast horses and horse racing was a pastime for him.
One thing that made Solomon stand out so uniquely in the history of Winston County was his stand on the War Between the States. On his death bed in 1860 he called all of his children to his bedside and asked them to remain loyal to the Union. The story goes that his father fought in the Revolutionary War and he did not want his family to go against the government of the United States. All of his children remained loyal to this promise and because of this, three of them lost their lives. George Washington Curtis was murdered in his own front yard by the Home Guards; Thomas Pinkney, then Probate Judge, was murdered by the Home Guards for refusing to hand over the County's money. Joel Jackson was captured and carried to the Jasper, AL jail. He was shot and killed there. Other children fought for the Union. We know that James G. Curtis and Darrell Hollis fought for the Union. John Wesley was a member of the 10th Missouri Cavalry Co. B. Many hardships and atrocities were inflicted on the Curtis family during the War because of their belief and stand on issues of the War.
As stated, Solomon Curtis died in 1860 leaving his beloved Charlotta, who died in 1893 and is buried at the Curtis Cemetery near Double Springs, AL. Inclement weather and impassable road conditions prevented Charlotta from being buried by Solomon in the Union Grove Cemetery.
Solomon Curtis was a man of mystery. He was a man that appeared to live life at it's fullest. He staunchly adhered to his beliefs no matter what the cost. He was a man that believed in justice for all.
[written by his 4th great-granddaughter, Joann Holdbrooks, www.solomoncurtis.com] 

Family

Charlotte (Lottie) Heaton b. 1 Jan 1808, d. 11 Jan 1893
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860.
  2. [S1077] "Military Service Record of Solomon Curtis."
  3. [S1066] Ruth Ferguson, Winston County Cemeteries, also found online at Winston County USGenWeb cite.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  5. [S1067] Hunting For Bears, Alabama Marriage Records.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  9. [S1078] Winston County Heritage Book Committee, Winston County Heritage, page 113.
  10. [S1078] Winston County Heritage Book Committee, Winston County Heritage, page 117.
  11. [S1078] Winston County Heritage Book Committee, Winston County Heritage, pages 115-116.
  12. [S1078] Winston County Heritage Book Committee, Winston County Heritage, page 110.
  13. [S1078] Winston County Heritage Book Committee, Winston County Heritage, page 114.
  14. [S1078] Winston County Heritage Book Committee, Winston County Heritage, page 112.

Benjamin Curtis1

M, b. 1798, d. between 1854 and 1859
FatherThomas Curtis Jr.1 b. c 1765, d. bt 1813 - 1820
MotherAlcey Robbins1 b. c 1770, d. bt 1838 - 1839
Last Edited1 Oct 2009
Birth*Benjamin Curtis was born in 1798 at Burke, North Carolina; proof of parentage is circumstantial; gave place of birth as unknown in 1850 census; Thomas Jr. believed to have passed through Burke and/or Buncombe Counties, NC, but he could have been born in Tennessee, most likely Williamson County.1 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Dodd on 2 August 1817 at Clarke, Alabama; by a justice of the peace; Joseph Mott, bondsman; unknown whether this is the right couple.2 
CensusBenjamin Curtis appeared on the census of 1820 at Franklin District, Williamson, Tennessee, page 141, 1 female under 10, 1 male 18-25, 1 female 16-25; on the same page with Benjamin Curtis Sr.'s household. All 4 of Benj. Sr.'s sons are accounted for by the 3 males 18-25 living with him and Joshua in a separate household.3 
Marriage*He married Sarah M. Grier circa 1829 at Tennessee; Benjamin probably was married prior to marrying Sarah; date of marriage is purely a guess.1 
CensusBenjamin Curtis and Sarah M. Grier appeared on the census of 1830 at Perry, Tennessee, page 222, 1 male under 5, 1 female 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 20-29, 2 males 70-79 and 1 female 50-59; Benjamin's age should be 30-39, based on 1850 census.4 
(Witness) DeathBenjamin Curtis witnessed the death of John Curtis Jr. in 1838 at Maury, Tennessee; There is a Maury County record for estate sale of John Curtis in 1838. The household items reflect a reasonable sized family, not a young or an old household. The purchasers and administrator(s) are associated with the Thomas Curtis family, who would be relatives through both the Robbins and Curtis families. No other record has been found that fits John Curtis Jr., and there is no record of who his children were. "B. Curtis" was a prominent buyer and seems more likely to have been Benj. b. 1798 than Benj. F., b. 1821. 
Tax List*Benjamin Curtis appeared on the personal property tax list of 1838 at Humphreys, Tennessee; reported 50 acres; believed to be the right Benj.5 
Tax ListHe appeared on the personal property tax list of 1840 at Humphreys, Tennessee; no acreage reported; no entry for 1839; believed to be the right Benj.5 
CensusHe and Sarah M. Grier appeared on the census of 1840 at Perry, Tennessee, page 154, 1 female under 5, 1 male and 3 females 5-9, 1 female 10-14, 1 male and 1 female 15-19, 1 male and 1 female 40-49.6 
Census*Benjamin Curtis and Sarah M. Grier appeared on the census of 20 November 1850 at District 12, McNairy, Tennessee, page 105, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $700, 6 children at home.1 
Land Entry*Benjamin Curtis entered land in 1854 at McNairy, Tennessee, 100 acres, W district, grant 14890.7 
Death*He died between 1854 and 1859; Unknown whether Benjamin died in McNairy County, TN, Pope County, AR or someplace in between.8 

Family 1

Elizabeth Dodd b. bt 1795 - 1800

Family 2

Sarah M. Grier b. c 1803, d. bt 1871 - 1880
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1067] Hunting For Bears, Alabama Marriage Records, Clarke County, page 41.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1820.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  5. [S1018] Marjorie Hood Fischer and Ruth Blake Burns, Humphreys County Tax Lists.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  7. [S1079] Byron Sistler & Associates, Tennessee Land Grants, Volume I, page 228.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1860.

Sarah M. Grier1,2

F, b. circa 1803, d. between 1871 and 1880
Last Edited1 Oct 2009
Birth*Sarah M. Grier was born circa 1803 at South Carolina; age given as 44 in 1850, 58 in 1860, and 63 in 1870.3 
Married Name As of circa 1829,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Benjamin Curtis, son of Thomas Curtis Jr. and Alcey Robbins, circa 1829 at Tennessee; Benjamin probably was married prior to marrying Sarah; date of marriage is purely a guess.1 
CensusSarah M. Grier and Benjamin Curtis appeared on the census of 1830 at Perry, Tennessee, page 222, 1 male under 5, 1 female 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 20-29, 2 males 70-79 and 1 female 50-59; Benjamin's age should be 30-39, based on 1850 census.4 
CensusSarah M. Grier and Benjamin Curtis appeared on the census of 1840 at Perry, Tennessee, page 154, 1 female under 5, 1 male and 3 females 5-9, 1 female 10-14, 1 male and 1 female 15-19, 1 male and 1 female 40-49.5 
CensusSarah M. Grier and Benjamin Curtis appeared on the census of 20 November 1850 at District 12, McNairy, Tennessee, page 105, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $700, 6 children at home.1 
Census*Sarah M. Grier appeared on the census of 25 August 1860 at Dover P.O., Martin Twp., Pope, Arkansas, page 821, occupation none, widowed, renting, 3 children at home.6 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 17 August 1870 at Dover P.O., Martin Twp., Pope, Arkansas, page 417, widowed, living with William and Nancy Shuffield; 9 year-old male William Curtis?, b. Arkansas, listed next to her.7 
DeathAp*She appears to have died or disappeared between 1871 and 1880 at Pope, Arkansas, not present in 1880 census; no death record.8 

Family

Benjamin Curtis b. 1798, d. bt 1854 - 1859
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1104] Bob Merrill, "Ancestral File of Benjamin Curtis (b. 1798)", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850-1870.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1820.

Joel D. Curtis1,2

M, b. March 1831, d. circa 1901
FatherBenjamin Curtis1 b. 1798, d. bt 1854 - 1859
MotherSarah M. Grier1 b. c 1803, d. bt 1871 - 1880
Last Edited28 Nov 2015
Birth*Joel D. Curtis was born in March 1831 at Perry, Tennessee.3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 20 November 1850 District 12, McNairy, Tennessee, in the household of Benjamin Curtis and Sarah M. Grier; page 105, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $700, 6 children at home.1 
Marriage*Joel D. Curtis married Margaret M. Jewell, daughter of William Jewell and Tabitha (?), circa 1851 at Tennessee; no marriage record.4,2 
Census*Joel D. Curtis appeared on the census of 25 September 1860 at Gum Log Twp., Pope, Arkansas, page 873, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.5 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 30 June 1870 at Clarksville P.O., Perry Twp., Johnson, Arkansas, page 47, occupation farmer, renting, 7 children at home.6 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 4 June 1880 at Maxey Twp., Franklin, Arkansas, page 770C, occupation farmer, 8 children at home.7 
Moved*He moved to Texas between 1881 and 1883; last child was born there in December 1883.4 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 26 June 1900 at Mt. Vernon, Franklin, Texas, ED 40, sheet 21A, occupation farmer, renting, married 48 years, 10 children, 5 living.4 
Death*He died circa 1901 at Mount Vernon, Franklin, Texas.2 

Family

Margaret M. Jewell b. Mar 1837, d. bt 1911 - 1912
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1104] Bob Merrill, "Ancestral File of Benjamin Curtis (b. 1798)", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1900.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Jane Curtis1

F, b. 20 December 1833, d. 1862
FatherBenjamin Curtis1 b. 1798, d. bt 1854 - 1859
MotherSarah M. Grier1 b. c 1803, d. bt 1871 - 1880
Last Edited5 Nov 2008
Birth*Jane Curtis was born on 20 December 1833 at Tennessee; exact date from Bob Merrill's file; source unknown.2,3 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 20 November 1850 District 12, McNairy, Tennessee, in the household of Benjamin Curtis and Sarah M. Grier; page 105, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $700, 6 children at home.4 
Death*Jane Curtis died in 1862 at Humphreys, Tennessee; said to have married Charles L. Walker.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1830-1850.
  3. [S1104] Bob Merrill, "Ancestral File of Benjamin Curtis (b. 1798)", Ancestral File.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850.

Caroline Malinda Curtis1,2

F, b. 1835, d. 1862
FatherBenjamin Curtis1 b. 1798, d. bt 1854 - 1859
MotherSarah M. Grier1 b. c 1803, d. bt 1871 - 1880
Last Edited4 Dec 2008
Birth*Caroline Malinda Curtis was born in 1835 at Tennessee.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 20 November 1850 District 12, McNairy, Tennessee, in the household of Benjamin Curtis and Sarah M. Grier; page 105, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $700, 6 children at home.1 
Death*Caroline Malinda Curtis died in 1862 at Humphreys, Tennessee; said to have married Charles L. Walker; no record found.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1104] Bob Merrill, "Ancestral File of Benjamin Curtis (b. 1798)", Ancestral File.

Arabella (Arilla) F. Curtis1,2

F, b. 1838, d. 15 February 1926
FatherBenjamin Curtis3 b. 1798, d. bt 1854 - 1859
MotherSarah M. Grier3 b. c 1803, d. bt 1871 - 1880
Last Edited26 Jan 2016
Birth*Arabella (Arilla) F. Curtis was born in 1838 at Tennessee.3 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 20 November 1850 District 12, McNairy, Tennessee, in the household of Benjamin Curtis and Sarah M. Grier; page 105, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $700, 6 children at home.3 
(Witness) CensusArabella (Arilla) F. Curtis appeared on the census of 25 August 1860 Dover P.O., Martin Twp., Pope, Arkansas, in the household of Sarah M. Grier; page 821, occupation none, widowed, renting, 3 children at home.4 
Death*Arabella (Arilla) F. Curtis died on 15 February 1926 at Pike, Indiana; said to have married William Henry Walker; no record found.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  2. [S1104] Bob Merrill, "Ancestral File of Benjamin Curtis (b. 1798)", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.

Solomon Curtis1

M, b. 1844, d. 15 January 1875
FatherBenjamin Curtis1 b. 1798, d. bt 1854 - 1859
MotherSarah M. Grier1 b. c 1803, d. bt 1871 - 1880
Last Edited21 Dec 2009
Birth*Solomon Curtis was born in 1844 at Tennessee.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 20 November 1850 District 12, McNairy, Tennessee, in the household of Benjamin Curtis and Sarah M. Grier; page 105, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $700, 6 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusSolomon Curtis appeared on the census of 25 August 1860 Dover P.O., Martin Twp., Pope, Arkansas, in the household of Sarah M. Grier; page 821, occupation none, widowed, renting, 3 children at home.2 
Marriage*Solomon Curtis married Sarah Elizabeth Hickey on 2 September 1868 at Hicky Twp., Pope, Arkansas; by Martin R. Brown, J.P; pension application and service record say 2 September 1866 at Hicky Twp. in Johnson County by the same J.P.3,4 
Census*Solomon Curtis appeared on the census of 19 August 1870 at Dover P.O., Allen Twp., Pope, Arkansas, page 321, occupation farmer, renting, no children.5 
NoteB* On 22 August 1874, "A call for a mass meeting of the voters of the county for a Democratic conservative mass meeting for a permanent organization of the party. The undersigned voters earnestly call on all those who desire to act with the people of the county and to elect delegates to the state convention."6 
Death*He died on 15 January 1875 at Pope, Arkansas; from "head disease" contracted in the service, in the line of duty, according to Sarah Elizabeth; chronic catarrh, according to physician. Solomon served in the Company H, 2nd Arkansas Infantry, during the Civil War. His wife drew a pension in 1894. His military records describe him as 5' 8" in height with dark hair and complexion and having grey eyes.4 

Family

Sarah Elizabeth Hickey b. 21 Mar 1851, d. b 28 Aug 1931
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S844] Hunting For Bears, Arkansas Marriages, Pope, Book D, page 186.
  4. [S1227] "Military Service Record and Pension File of Solomon Curtis."
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  6. [S1223] Mrs. R.W. Mickel, Johnson County Probate and Other Records, page 157.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  8. [S1173] Carolyn Barclift, "Barclift & Plymale Families", Ancestral File.

Benjamin Franklin Curtis1,2

M, b. March 1847, d. 12 November 1919
FatherBenjamin Curtis3 b. 1798, d. bt 1854 - 1859
MotherSarah M. Grier3 b. c 1803, d. bt 1871 - 1880
Last Edited31 Mar 2009
Birth*Benjamin Franklin Curtis was born in March 1847 at Tennessee; His age varies by 5 years over the various census reports.4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 20 November 1850 District 12, McNairy, Tennessee, in the household of Benjamin Curtis and Sarah M. Grier; page 105, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $700, 6 children at home.3 
(Witness) CensusBenjamin Franklin Curtis appeared on the census of 25 August 1860 Dover P.O., Martin Twp., Pope, Arkansas, in the household of Sarah M. Grier; page 821, occupation none, widowed, renting, 3 children at home.5 
Marriage*Benjamin Franklin Curtis married Malissa C. (Malinda) Lovelady on 8 January 1863 at Johnson, Arkansas; transcribed as B.F. Carter and M.C.M. Lovelady.6,7 
Milit-Beg*Benjamin Franklin Curtis began military service on 12 January 1864 at Clarksville, Johnson, Arkansas, as a Private, Company C, 2nd Regiment Arkansas Infantry, described as 5' 10" tall, dark eyes, dark hair, dark complexion.8 
Milit-End*He ended military service on 8 August 1865 at Clarksville, Johnson, Arkansas; deserted 12 May 1864 at Huntsville, Alabama; returned 7 June 1865; and restored to duty without pay.8 
Census*He appeared on the census of 1 June 1870 at Clarksville P.O., Perry Twp., Johnson, Arkansas, page 57, occupation farmer, renting, 2 children at home, lived near Joel D. Curtis.6 
(Witness) NoteB On 22 August 1874, "A call for a mass meeting of the voters of the county for a Democratic conservative mass meeting for a permanent organization of the party. The undersigned voters earnestly call on all those who desire to act with the people of the county and to elect delegates to the state convention."9 
Marriage*He married Betty Fields on 19 February 1880 at Johnson, Arkansas.10 
CensusBenjamin Franklin Curtis appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 at Perry Twp., Johnson, Arkansas, page 268A, occupation farmer, 4 children at home.11 
Marriage*He married Mary E. Harmon on 26 October 1884 at Hagarville, Johnson, Arkansas.12 
CensusBenjamin Franklin Curtis appeared on the census of 22 June 1900 at Pittsburg Twp., Johnson, Arkansas, ED 43, sheet 13B, occupation farm laborer, renting, married 13 years, 8 children, 5 living.13 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 21 April 1910 at Perry Twp., Johnson, Arkansas, ED 56, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, renting, married 20 years, 10 children, 4 living, 4 at home.14 
Death*He died on 12 November 1919 at Mississippi, Arkansas, at age 72; buried at Annie's Chapel Cemetery in Johnson County.15,16 

Family 1

Malissa C. (Malinda) Lovelady b. 1848, d. bt 1877 - 1880
Children

Family 2

Betty Fields b. 1855, d. bt 1881 - 1884

Family 3

Mary E. Harmon b. Mar 1861
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  2. [S1104] Bob Merrill, "Ancestral File of Benjamin Curtis (b. 1798)", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850-1910.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  7. [S844] Hunting For Bears, Arkansas Marriages.
  8. [S1737] Footnote.com, Footnote.com, Union Civil War Service Records.
  9. [S1223] Mrs. R.W. Mickel, Johnson County Probate and Other Records, page 157.
  10. [S1105] Johnson County Historical Society, Johnson County, Arkansas Marriages, Book P, page 32.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  12. [S1105] Johnson County Historical Society, Johnson County, Arkansas Marriages, Book Q, page 56.
  13. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  14. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  15. [S1173] Carolyn Barclift, "Barclift & Plymale Families", Ancestral File.
  16. [S892] Arkansas Dept. of Health, Arkansas Death Index, Mississippi, Volume 49, Certificate 656.

Unknown Daughter Curtis1

F, b. 1825
FatherBenjamin Curtis1 b. 1798, d. bt 1854 - 1859
MotherSarah M. Grier1 b. c 1803, d. bt 1871 - 1880
Last Edited16 Nov 2005
Birth*Unknown Daughter Curtis was born in 1825 at Tennessee; female age 5-9 in 1830 census.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1830 Perry, Tennessee, in the household of Benjamin Curtis and Sarah M. Grier; page 222, 1 male under 5, 1 female 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 20-29, 2 males 70-79 and 1 female 50-59; Benjamin's age should be 30-39, based on 1850 census.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1830.

Unknown Son Curtis1

M, b. between 1826 and 1830
FatherBenjamin Curtis1 b. 1798, d. bt 1854 - 1859
MotherSarah M. Grier1 b. c 1803, d. bt 1871 - 1880
Last Edited16 Nov 2005
Birth*Unknown Son Curtis was born between 1826 and 1830 at Tennessee; male under 5 in 1830 census.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1830 Perry, Tennessee, in the household of Benjamin Curtis and Sarah M. Grier; page 222, 1 male under 5, 1 female 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 20-29, 2 males 70-79 and 1 female 50-59; Benjamin's age should be 30-39, based on 1850 census.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1830.

Charlotte (Lottie) Heaton1,2,3

F, b. 1 January 1808, d. 11 January 1893
Last Edited1 Oct 2009
Birth*Charlotte (Lottie) Heaton was born on 1 January 1808 at North Carolina; or Tennessee; her age and place of birth were given in 1850 as 47 and North Carolina, and in 1860 as 54 and Tennessee; place of birth appears to simply mirror what was recorded for Solomon; both have later dates of birth in 1860 than in 1850.1,2,3 
Married Name As of 18 February 1819,her married name was Curtis.1,2,3 
Marriage*She married Solomon Curtis, son of Thomas Curtis Jr. and Alcey Robbins, on 18 February 1819 at Clarke, Alabama.1,2,3 
CensusCharlotte (Lottie) Heaton and Solomon Curtis appeared on the census of 1830 at Fayette, Alabama, page 203, 2 males under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 30-40 and 1 female 20-30; no idea who the male 15-20 might be.4 
CensusCharlotte (Lottie) Heaton and Solomon Curtis appeared on the census of 26 September 1850 at District 2, Tippah, Mississippi, page 432b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $400, 7 children at home.5 
(Witness) CensusCharlotte (Lottie) Heaton appeared on the census of 23 June 1860 Settlersville P.O., Township 9, Range 10, Winston, Alabama, in the household of Solomon Curtis; page 1205, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 2 sons at home.6 
Death*Charlotte (Lottie) Heaton died on 11 January 1893 at Winston, Alabama, at age 85; buried at the Curtis Cemetery.1,2,3 

Family

Solomon Curtis b. 1797, d. 1860
Children

Citations

  1. [S1066] Ruth Ferguson, Winston County Cemeteries, also found online at Winston County USGenWeb cite.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  3. [S1067] Hunting For Bears, Alabama Marriage Records.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  7. [S1078] Winston County Heritage Book Committee, Winston County Heritage, page 113.
  8. [S1078] Winston County Heritage Book Committee, Winston County Heritage, page 117.
  9. [S1078] Winston County Heritage Book Committee, Winston County Heritage, pages 115-116.
  10. [S1078] Winston County Heritage Book Committee, Winston County Heritage, page 110.
  11. [S1078] Winston County Heritage Book Committee, Winston County Heritage, page 114.
  12. [S1078] Winston County Heritage Book Committee, Winston County Heritage, page 112.

Martha Patrice (Patsey) (?)1,2

F, b. between 1794 and 1797, d. between 1861 and 1869
Last Edited1 Oct 2009
Birth*Martha Patrice (Patsey) (?) was born between 1794 and 1797 at North Carolina; or South Carolina; age 66, b. NC in 1860 and age 53, b. SC in 1850.1 
Married Name As of circa 1820,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Joel Curtis, son of Thomas Curtis Jr. and Alcey Robbins, circa 1820 at Tennessee.1 
CensusMartha Patrice (Patsey) (?) and Joel Curtis appeared on the census of 1830 at Perry, Tennessee, 2 males 5-9, 2 females 10-14, 1 male 15-19, 2 males 40-49, 1 male 60-69, 1 female 20-29 and 1 female 50-59. Several problems with household count, i.e., Sarah is not accounted for, Patsey is too young, other household members unidentified, except oldest female.3 
Tax List*Martha Patrice (Patsey) (?) appeared on the personal property tax list of between 1838 and 1843 at Humphreys, Tennessee; listed as "Joel Heirs," no record for 1837, 50 acres reported each year.4 
Census*She appeared on the census of 1840 at Humphreys, Tennessee, page 226, 1 male under 5, 1 male and 1 female 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 10-14, 1 male and 1 female 15-19, 1 female 40-49. Again there are problems with the household count.5 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 10 October 1850 at Humphreys, Tennessee, page 130, occupation none, real estate valued at $150, 2 children at home.6 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 18 August 1860 at District 4, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 125b, no occupation, living with A.J. Curtis family.7 
Death*She died between 1861 and 1869 at Humphreys, Tennessee; not present in 1870 census.8 

Family

Joel Curtis b. c 1786, d. c 1838
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  2. [S1071] Historical Record Project, Humphreys County Court Records, pages 35, 170, 237, 147, 387.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  4. [S1018] Marjorie Hood Fischer and Ruth Blake Burns, Humphreys County Tax Lists.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  9. [S1068] e-mail address/www.tnfraziers.com, "Descendants of Joel Curtis", Ancestral File.
  10. [S1071] Historical Record Project, Humphreys County Court Records, 20 July 1842, page 446 in transcription.
  11. [S1071] Historical Record Project, Humphreys County Court Records, 20 July 1842, page 446 in transcription, named as a minor heir of Joel Curtice, dec'd.
  12. [S1070] Tennessee Works Progress Administration, Humphreys County Wills & Inventories, Page 168.
  13. [S1071] Historical Record Project, Humphreys County Court Records, page 35.

William Carroll Curtis1,2

M, b. 1821, d. 1886
FatherJoel Curtis1,2 b. c 1786, d. c 1838
MotherMartha Patrice (Patsey) (?)1,2 b. bt 1794 - 1797, d. bt 1861 - 1869
Last Edited11 May 2017
Birth*William Carroll Curtis was born in 1821 at Tennessee.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1830 Perry, Tennessee, in the household of Joel Curtis and Martha Patrice (Patsey) (?); 2 males 5-9, 2 females 10-14, 1 male 15-19, 2 males 40-49, 1 male 60-69, 1 female 20-29 and 1 female 50-59. Several problems with household count, i.e., Sarah is not accounted for, Patsey is too young, other household members unidentified, except oldest female.3 
(Witness) CensusWilliam Carroll Curtis appeared on the census of 1840 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Martha Patrice (Patsey) (?); page 226, 1 male under 5, 1 male and 1 female 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 10-14, 1 male and 1 female 15-19, 1 female 40-49. Again there are problems with the household count.4 
Marriage*William Carroll Curtis married Martha (Sarah) Jane Buchanan, daughter of Edmond Henry Buchanan and Sarah Francis (Fanny) Davis, circa 1845 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1 
Census*William Carroll Curtis appeared on the census of 10 October 1850 at Humphreys, Tennessee, page 130, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $30, 4 children at home.1 
Land Purch* On 4 November 1850 William Carroll Curtis purchased land at Humphreys, Tennessee, for $25 from William Montgomery, described as 50 acres, "on the south fork of Blue Creek of the Tennessee River. . . that John Davis sold to Isaac Ward being north to the East corner of a fifty acre tract on which Martha Curtis now lives."5 
Land Sale* On 22 August 1855 William Carroll Curtis sold land at Humphreys, Tennessee, for $120 to John Townsend, being the same 50 acre tract he purchased in 1850; witnessed by John Swift, A.J. Curtis and Thomas A. Smith.6 
Census*He and Martha (Sarah) Jane Buchanan appeared on the census of 18 August 1860 at District 4, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 125, occupation laborer, real estate valued at $400, 8 chilldren.7 
CensusWilliam Carroll Curtis and Martha (Sarah) Jane Buchanan appeared on the census of 25 August 1870 at Waverly P.O., District 4, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 44b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, personal at $530, 7 children at home.8 
CensusWilliam Carroll Curtis and Martha (Sarah) Jane Buchanan appeared on the census of 11 June 1880 at District 4, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 96B, occupation farmer, 5 children; wife is listed as "M Jane," age 50.9 
Death*William Carroll Curtis died in 1886 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1,2 

Family

Martha (Sarah) Jane Buchanan b. bt 1823 - 1825, d. 1897
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1068] e-mail address/www.tnfraziers.com, "Descendants of Joel Curtis", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  5. [S1074] Humphreys County Deed Records: Book L, pages 336-337, unknown repository.
  6. [S1074] Humphreys County Deed Records: Book N, page 171, unknown repository.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Annalizer (Eliza) (?)1

F, b. 1841
Last Edited19 Nov 2005
Birth*Annalizer (Eliza) (?) was born in 1841 at Tennessee.1 
Married Name As of between 1857 and 1860,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married James Curtis, son of James W. Curtis and Penelope Griffee, between 1857 and 1860 at Arkansas.1 
(Witness) CensusAnnalizer (Eliza) (?) appeared on the census of 24 August 1860 Clear Creek, Hot Spring, Arkansas, in the household of James Curtis; page 1024b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, no children, James, Lidd and Charlet lived with them.1 

Family

James Curtis b. 1836

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.

Cara Curtis1

F, b. 1877
MotherCharlotte Curtis1 b. 1840
Last Edited19 Nov 2005
Birth*Cara Curtis was born in 1877 at Arkansas.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1 July 1880 Sulphur Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, in the household of Charlotte Curtis; page 409A, occupation none, boarding with Wm Bushead family; 1 daughter, not sure this is the same Charlotte.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Dekalb Fulton1,2

M, b. 6 September 1827, d. before 1880
Last Edited25 Dec 2006
Nickname As of 1826, Dekalb Fulton also went by the name of Decalb Fulton. 
Birth*He was born on 6 September 1827 at York, York, South Carolina; son of Horatio Sparburn Fulton.1,2,3 
Marriage*He married Susan (Susanah) Curtis, daughter of James W. Curtis and Penelope Griffee, on 18 August 1855 at Hot Spring, Arkansas.1,2,4 
Census*Dekalb Fulton appeared on the census of 13 July 1860 at Ouachita Twp., Hot Spring, Arkansas, page 1006, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $600, 1 child at home, age 8/12ths.1 
Death*He died before 1880; Susan was widowed in 1880 census.5 

Family

Susan (Susanah) Curtis b. 1834
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  2. [S1069] Guardian File of James Curtis pages 243 and 249 (Volume E).
  3. [S1142] Vaughn Blackshear, "Blackshear Family History", Ancestral File, birth information from Thomas Stobie file, information obtained from Wilma Ranger (e-mail address).
  4. [S844] Hunting For Bears, Arkansas Marriages, "Susan Curtiss - Decalb Fulton."
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

George Fulton1

M, b. 1859
FatherDekalb Fulton1 b. 6 Sep 1827, d. b 1880
MotherSusan (Susanah) Curtis1 b. 1834
Last Edited19 Nov 2005
Birth*George Fulton was born in 1859 at Hot Spring, Arkansas.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 13 July 1860 Ouachita Twp., Hot Spring, Arkansas, in the household of Dekalb Fulton; page 1006, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $600, 1 child at home, age 8/12ths.1 
Marriage*George Fulton married Arkadelphia (?) circa 1877 at Arkansas.2 
Census*George Fulton appeared on the census of 29 June 1880 at Sulphur Springs Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, page 407A, occupation farmer, 1 child.2 

Family

Arkadelphia (?) b. 1859
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Martha Fulton1

F, b. 1866
FatherDekalb Fulton1 b. 6 Sep 1827, d. b 1880
MotherSusan (Susanah) Curtis1 b. 1834
Last Edited19 Nov 2005
Birth*Martha Fulton was born in 1866 at Sulphur Springs, Montgomery, Arkansas.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 19 June 1880 Sulphur Springs Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, in the household of Susan (Susanah) Curtis; page 407A, occupation keeping house, widowed, 1 child at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Sarah Adaline Rinehart1,2

F, b. 1838, d. between 1864 and 1869
Last Edited25 Dec 2006
Birth*Sarah Adaline Rinehart was born in 1838 at Mississippi.1,2 
Married Name As of 24 January 1860,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Solomon Curtis, son of James W. Curtis and Penelope Griffee, on 24 January 1860 at Hot Spring, Arkansas.1 
(Witness) CensusSarah Adaline Rinehart appeared on the census of 23 August 1860 Rockport P.O., Clear Creek Twp., Hot Spring, Arkansas, in the household of Solomon Curtis; page 74, occupation farmer, renting, no children.2 
Death*Sarah Adaline Rinehart died between 1864 and 1869 at Arkansas.3,4 

Family

Solomon Curtis b. 1838, d. 7 Dec 1862
Child

Citations

  1. [S844] Hunting For Bears, Arkansas Marriages.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  4. [S1268] "Missouri Curtis Story."
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870, 1880.

William R. Cochran1

M, b. between 1820 and 1830
Last Edited19 Nov 2005
Birth*William R. Cochran was born between 1820 and 1830.1 
Marriage*He married Lydia (Lidia, Lidda) Curtis, daughter of James W. Curtis and Unknown First Wife (?), on 7 December 1861 at Hot Spring, Arkansas.1 

Family

Lydia (Lidia, Lidda) Curtis b. 1824

Citations

  1. [S844] Hunting For Bears, Arkansas Marriages.

Arkadelphia (?)1

F, b. 1859
Last Edited19 Nov 2005
Birth*Arkadelphia (?) was born in 1859 at Arkansas.1 
Married Name As of circa 1877,her married name was Fulton.1 
Marriage*She married George Fulton, son of Dekalb Fulton and Susan (Susanah) Curtis, circa 1877 at Arkansas.1 
(Witness) CensusArkadelphia (?) appeared on the census of 29 June 1880 Sulphur Springs Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, in the household of George Fulton; page 407A, occupation farmer, 1 child.1 

Family

George Fulton b. 1859
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Jefferson Fulton1

M, b. 1879
FatherGeorge Fulton1 b. 1859
MotherArkadelphia (?)1 b. 1859
Last Edited19 Nov 2005
Birth*Jefferson Fulton was born in 1879 at Montgomery, Arkansas.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 29 June 1880 Sulphur Springs Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, in the household of George Fulton; page 407A, occupation farmer, 1 child.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

John Austin Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 1836
FatherJoel Curtis1,2,4 b. c 1786, d. c 1838
MotherMartha Patrice (Patsey) (?)1,2,4 b. bt 1794 - 1797, d. bt 1861 - 1869
Last Edited21 Nov 2006
Birth*John Austin Curtis was born in 1836 at Humphreys, Tennessee; or Perry.1,2,4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1840 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Martha Patrice (Patsey) (?); page 226, 1 male under 5, 1 male and 1 female 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 10-14, 1 male and 1 female 15-19, 1 female 40-49. Again there are problems with the household count.5 
(Witness) CensusJohn Austin Curtis appeared on the census of 10 October 1850 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Martha Patrice (Patsey) (?); page 130, occupation none, real estate valued at $150, 2 children at home.1 
Land Sale* On 11 March 1856 John Austin Curtis sold land at Humphreys, Tennessee, for $50 to John Townsend, described as ". . . the land that falleth to the said Curtis by Heirship in and to a tract of land deeded to Joel Curtis and lying and being on Blue Creek of Tennessee River. . . on William Newton's south boundary; witnessed by James Batten and William C. Curtis.6 
Census*He appeared on the census of 1 August 1870 at Tucson P.O., Florence, Pima, Arizona, page 6 occupation miner, real estate valued at $5,000, personal at $5,000, single, living in a group house with 8 other miners, most reporting substantial land and personal property; this is the only John A. Curtis who matches, but no further record.7 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1070] Tennessee Works Progress Administration, Humphreys County Wills & Inventories, Page 168.
  3. [S1071] Historical Record Project, Humphreys County Court Records, 20 July 1842, named as a minor heir of Joel Curtices, dec'd.
  4. [S1071] Historical Record Project, Humphreys County Court Records, page 35.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  6. [S1074] Humphreys County Deed Records: Book N, page 172, unknown repository.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

Sarah (Sally) Curtis1,2

F, b. between 1822 and 1827
FatherJoel Curtis1,2 b. c 1786, d. c 1838
MotherMartha Patrice (Patsey) (?)1,2 b. bt 1794 - 1797, d. bt 1861 - 1869
Last Edited21 Nov 2006
Birth*Sarah (Sally) Curtis was born between 1822 and 1827 at Humphreys, Tennessee; or Perry County; age 23 in 1850 census, age 48 in 1870 census.3,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1840 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Martha Patrice (Patsey) (?); page 226, 1 male under 5, 1 male and 1 female 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 10-14, 1 male and 1 female 15-19, 1 female 40-49. Again there are problems with the household count.4 
Married Name As of circa 1847,her married name was Ward.1 
Marriage*Sarah (Sally) Curtis married Isaiah Ward circa 1847 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1 
(Witness) CensusSarah (Sally) Curtis appeared on the census of 10 October 1850 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Isaiah Ward; page 130, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $200, 1 child at home.1 
(Witness) CensusSarah (Sally) Curtis appeared on the census of 24 August 1870 Waverly P.O., District 4, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Isaiah Ward; page 43b, renting, 3 children at home.5 
NoteB* No record found after 1870.6 

Family

Isaiah Ward b. bt 1820 - 1824
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1071] Historical Record Project, Humphreys County Court Records, 20 July 1842, page 446 in transcription.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1870.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1880.