William Herbert Curtis1,2

M, b. 27 April 1919, d. 26 October 1985
FatherRalph Milton Curtis1 b. 10 Oct 1893, d. 9 Jan 1982
MotherNora B. Smith1 b. 26 Jun 1892, d. 28 Sep 1989
Last Edited4 Feb 2013
Birth*William Herbert Curtis was born on 27 April 1919 at Black Twp., Posey, Indiana.1,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 17 January 1920 Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Ralph Milton Curtis; ED 49, sheet 6A, occupation farmer, renting, 1 child at home.1 
(Witness) CensusWilliam Herbert Curtis appeared on the census of 29 April 1940 Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Ralph Milton Curtis and Nora B. Smith; ED 8, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, renting, 2 sons.4 
Death*William Herbert Curtis died on 26 October 1985 at West Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, at age 66; wife Ruby, married 17 Oct 1942; buried at Bethesda Cemetery in West Terre Haute.3,5 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S2179] Connie Conrad, "Descendants of Joshua Curtis (Posey County)", Ancestral File.
  3. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  5. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Bethesda, Vigo, Indiana.

Eli Thomas Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 10 February 1833, d. 15 December 1921
FatherEli Curtis1,2,3 b. c 1791, d. bt 1833 - 1837
MotherJane (?)1,2,3 b. 1793, d. bt 1861 - 1870
Last Edited1 Apr 2017
Birth*Eli Thomas Curtis was born on 10 February 1833 at Humphreys, Tennessee.3,1,2,4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1840 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Jane (?); page 226, 1 male and 1 female 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 10-14, 2 males 30-39, 1 female 40-49. The two males 30-39 are unknown.5 
(Witness) CensusEli Thomas Curtis appeared on the census of 18 September 1850 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Jane (?); page 115B, no occupation, real estate valued at $200, 3 children at home, lived next to Joshua and the Hoopers and Hatchers.3 
Marriage*Eli Thomas Curtis married Clementina Dobbyns circa 1855 at Tennessee; no marriage record.6 
Marriage*Eli Thomas Curtis married Mary Anne Dunnagan on 13 September 1857 at Dickson, Tennessee.7,1,8 
Census*Eli Thomas Curtis appeared on the census of 24 July 1860 at Waverly P.O., District 7, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 149, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $800, 2 children at home.7 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 20 July 1870 at Waverly P.O., District 7, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 9, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $800, personal $700, 2 children at home.9 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 at District 14, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 169C, occupation farmer, 2 children at home.10 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 6 June 1900 at District 14, Humphreys, Tennessee, ED 21, sheet 4A, occupation farmer, owned farm, widowed, living alone.11 
Marriage*He married Martha A. (Mattie) Box on 13 November 1902 at Humphreys, Tennessee.12,1,13 
CensusEli Thomas Curtis appeared on the census of 6 May 1910 at District 14, Humphreys, Tennessee, ED 67, sheet 4A, occupation own income, owned farm, married 7 years, no one living with them.12 
CensusHe and Martha A. (Mattie) Box appeared on the census of 13 January 1920 at District 4, Humphreys, Tennessee, ED 77, sheet 4A, occupation none, owned farm, no one living with them.14 
Death*Eli Thomas Curtis died on 15 December 1921 at Humphreys, Tennessee, at age 88; buried in the Anderson Cemetery.4,1 

Family 1

Clementina Dobbyns b. 1830, d. 1857
Child

Family 2

Mary Anne Dunnagan b. 15 Apr 1829, d. 2 Apr 1900
Children

Family 3

Martha A. (Mattie) Box b. 19 Dec 1848, d. 28 Feb 1920

Citations

  1. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1083] Deed Among the Heirs of Eli Curtis Book N, pages 157-159, unknown repository.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1073] Gladys P. Anderson and Jill K. Garrett, Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemeteries, Anderson Cemetery.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  6. [S1072] Jo Ann Crafton, "Crafton, Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  8. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  12. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  13. [S879] Investory of the Estate of Andrew Hoover - Randolph County Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions unknown file number (Randolph County, North Carolina).
  14. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Mary Elizabeth (Edy) Curtis1,2,3

F, b. 1816, d. 1871
FatherEli Curtis1,2,3 b. c 1791, d. bt 1833 - 1837
MotherJane (?)1,2,3 b. 1793, d. bt 1861 - 1870
Last Edited2 Nov 2006
Birth*Mary Elizabeth (Edy) Curtis was born in 1816 at Posey, Indiana; The 1850 census lists "Edy," age and pob as 36, Tennessee; 1860 lists "Eda," 43, Indiana; 1870 lists "Eda," 53, Ohio; the 1820 census places her age as under 5; since Eli is known to have been in Indiana in 1816; her place of birth is assumed to be 1816, Indiana.4,1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1820 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Curtis; page 208, 2 males and 1 female under 10, 1 male and 1 female 26-44; one person engaged in agriculture.5 
(Witness) CensusMary Elizabeth (Edy) Curtis appeared on the census of 1830 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Curtis; page 307, 1 male and 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 10-14, 2 males 15-19, 1 male and 1 female 30-39.6 
Married Name As of circa 1831,her married name was Smith.3,1,2 
Marriage*Mary Elizabeth (Edy) Curtis married Joshua Gibson Smith circa 1831 at Humphreys, Tennessee; no marriage record; estimated from childrens ages.3,1,2 
(Witness) CensusMary Elizabeth (Edy) Curtis appeared on the census of 1840 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Joshua Gibson Smith; page 226, 1 male and 1 female under 5, 1 male and 1 female 5-10, 1 male 20-30 and 1 female 30-40; Edy should be in the 20-30 age group.7 
(Witness) CensusMary Elizabeth (Edy) Curtis appeared on the census of 21 September 1850 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Joshua Gibson Smith; page 117b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $100, 8 children at home.3 
(Witness) CensusMary Elizabeth (Edy) Curtis appeared on the census of 15 August 1860 Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Joshua Gibson Smith; page 133b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 10 children at home.8 
(Witness) CensusMary Elizabeth (Edy) Curtis appeared on the census of 13 July 1870 Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Joshua Gibson Smith; page 57b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $100, personal at $450, 3 children and 2 grandchildren at home; noted that Henry M and Alfred were reported as unable to read or write and not having attended school in the past year; Gibson and Edy listed as unable to read or write also.8 
Death*Mary Elizabeth (Edy) Curtis died in 1871 at Humphreys, Tennessee; no death record.1 

Family

Joshua Gibson Smith b. 1813, d. bt 1871 - 1880
Children

Citations

  1. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1083] Deed Among the Heirs of Eli Curtis Book N, pages 157-159, unknown repository.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850-1870.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1820.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

Joshua Gibson Smith1,2,3

M, b. 1813, d. between 1871 and 1880
Last Edited21 Nov 2006
Birth*Joshua Gibson Smith was born in 1813 at South Carolina; son of Jarvis W. and Sarah Smith; age 37 in 1850, 47 in 1860.1,2,3 
Marriage*He married Mary Elizabeth (Edy) Curtis, daughter of Eli Curtis and Jane (?), circa 1831 at Humphreys, Tennessee; no marriage record; estimated from childrens ages.1,2,3 
Census*Joshua Gibson Smith appeared on the census of 1840 at Humphreys, Tennessee, page 226, 1 male and 1 female under 5, 1 male and 1 female 5-10, 1 male 20-30 and 1 female 30-40; Edy should be in the 20-30 age group.4 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 21 September 1850 at Humphreys, Tennessee, page 117b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $100, 8 children at home.1 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 15 August 1860 at Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 133b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 10 children at home.5 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 13 July 1870 at Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 57b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $100, personal at $450, 3 children and 2 grandchildren at home; noted that Henry M and Alfred were reported as unable to read or write and not having attended school in the past year; Gibson and Edy listed as unable to read or write also.5 
Death*He died between 1871 and 1880 at Humphreys, Tennessee; not present in 1880 census in Humphreys County.6 

Family

Mary Elizabeth (Edy) Curtis b. 1816, d. 1871
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1083] Deed Among the Heirs of Eli Curtis Book N, pages 157-159, unknown repository.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

Nancy Katherine Curtis1,2,3

F, b. 10 July 1824, d. after 1880
FatherEli Curtis2,3,1 b. c 1791, d. bt 1833 - 1837
MotherJane (?)2,3,1 b. 1793, d. bt 1861 - 1870
Last Edited21 Nov 2006
Birth*Nancy Katherine Curtis was born on 10 July 1824 at Humphreys, Tennessee.2,3,1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1830 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Curtis; page 307, 1 male and 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 10-14, 2 males 15-19, 1 male and 1 female 30-39.4 
Married Name As of circa 1840,her married name was Hooper.2,3,1 
Marriage*Nancy Katherine Curtis married James Hooper circa 1840 at Humphreys, Tennessee.2,3,1 
(Witness) CensusNancy Katherine Curtis appeared on the census of 18 September 1850 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of James Hooper; page 115b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $300, 3 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusNancy Katherine Curtis appeared on the census of 12 June 1860 Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of James Hooper; page 128a, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 8 children at home.5 
(Witness) CensusNancy Katherine Curtis appeared on the census of 1 July 1870 Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of James Hooper; page 52, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $800, personal $750, 4 children at home.6 
Death*Nancy Katherine Curtis died after 1880.2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 12 June 1880 District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of James Hooper; page 112D, occupation farmer, 3 children and M.S. Dotson boarding, working on the farm.7 
DeathNancy Katherine Curtis died between 1881 and 1900 at Humphreys, Tennessee; no death record.2 

Family

James Hooper b. 1817
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1083] Deed Among the Heirs of Eli Curtis Book N, pages 157-159, unknown repository.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  8. [S1073] Gladys P. Anderson and Jill K. Garrett, Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemeteries, Curtis Chapel.
  9. [S1073] Gladys P. Anderson and Jill K. Garrett, Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemeteries, Dotson Cemetery.

James Hooper1,2,3

M, b. 1817
Last Edited16 Jan 2006
Birth*James Hooper was born in 1817 at Tennessee; age given as 33 in 1850, 44 in 1860, 53 in 1870.4,1,2 
Marriage*He married Nancy Katherine Curtis, daughter of Eli Curtis and Jane (?), circa 1840 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1,2,3 
Census*James Hooper appeared on the census of 18 September 1850 at Humphreys, Tennessee, page 115b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $300, 3 children at home.3 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 12 June 1860 at Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 128a, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 8 children at home.5 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 July 1870 at Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 52, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $800, personal $750, 4 children at home.6 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 12 June 1880 at District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 112D, occupation farmer, 3 children and M.S. Dotson boarding, working on the farm.7 

Family

Nancy Katherine Curtis b. 10 Jul 1824, d. a 1880
Children

Citations

  1. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1083] Deed Among the Heirs of Eli Curtis Book N, pages 157-159, unknown repository.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850-1870.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  8. [S1073] Gladys P. Anderson and Jill K. Garrett, Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemeteries, Curtis Chapel.
  9. [S1073] Gladys P. Anderson and Jill K. Garrett, Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemeteries, Dotson Cemetery.

A. Joshua Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 14 December 1814, d. 27 August 1905
FatherEli Curtis1,2,3 b. c 1791, d. bt 1833 - 1837
MotherJane (?)1,2,3 b. 1793, d. bt 1861 - 1870
Last Edited17 Apr 2018
Birth*A. Joshua Curtis was born on 14 December 1814 at Ohio; Place of birth reported in 1850, 1860 censuses as Ohio; no record to indicate where in Ohio.4,5,1,6 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1820 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Curtis; page 208, 2 males and 1 female under 10, 1 male and 1 female 26-44; one person engaged in agriculture.7 
(Witness) CensusA. Joshua Curtis appeared on the census of 1830 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Curtis; page 307, 1 male and 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 10-14, 2 males 15-19, 1 male and 1 female 30-39.8 
Marriage*A. Joshua Curtis married Martha Elizabeth Hatcher circa 1835 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1,6,3 
Tax List*A. Joshua Curtis appeared on the personal property tax list of between 1838 and 1842 at Humphreys, Tennessee; reported 20 acres in 1838-1839, 75 in 1840-1842.9 
Land Entry*He entered land on 9 October 1839 at Humphreys, Tennessee, described as 25 acres lying on both sides of Richland Creek of the Tennessee River, adjacent to a 50 acre survey by Eli Curtis, record 27 September 1843.10 
Land Sale* On 24 May 1845 A. Joshua Curtis sold land at Humphreys, Tennessee, to John L. Hatcher for $15, the same 25 acre tract of land on Big Richland Creek that Joshua entered in 1839, and apparently lived on; unclear whether Joshua moved (squatted?) to another tract.11 
Census*He appeared on the census of 18 September 1850 at Humphreys, Tennessee, page 115a, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $400, 7 children at home.3 
Marriage*He married Lucinda Ellen (Cindy) Collier between 1853 and 1858 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1,12 
Land EntryA. Joshua Curtis entered land in 1854 at Humphreys, Tennessee, 200 acres, middle district, grant no. 23388, date of grant.13 
Land EntryHe entered land in 1858 at Humphreys, Tennessee, 200 acres, middle district, grant no. 24545, date of grant.13 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 12 June 1860 at Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 128b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $600, personal at $608, 6 children at home.14 
Milit-Beg*He began military service on 27 October 1861 at Camp Cheatham, Tennessee.15 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 2 July 1870 at Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 52b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,500, 8 children at home.16 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 8 June 1880 at District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 108C, occupation farmer, 8 children at home.17 
Marriage*He married Caroline McElyea on 3 August 1884 at Humphreys, Tennessee; by J. M. Patrick, J. B. Curtis, bondsman; prior marriage to Patrick.16,1,18 
(Witness) BioCaroline was said to be a full-blooded Cherokee with beautiful long black hair, and a reputation with the men. She left her two children at the Wanamaker homestead and disappeared when she married Joshua.1 
CensusA. Joshua Curtis appeared on the census of 27 June 1900 at District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, ED 18, sheet 14B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 14 years, no children at home.16 
Death*He died on 27 August 1905 at Humphreys, Tennessee, at age 90; buried at Curtis Chapel Cemetery.1,6,5 

Family 1

Martha Elizabeth Hatcher b. 1817, d. 15 Aug 1855
Children

Family 2

Lucinda Ellen (Cindy) Collier b. 11 May 1829, d. 2 Apr 1884
Children

Family 3

Caroline McElyea b. Oct 1834

Citations

  1. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1083] Deed Among the Heirs of Eli Curtis Book N, pages 157-159, unknown repository.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850-1900.
  5. [S1073] Gladys P. Anderson and Jill K. Garrett, Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemeteries, Curtis Chapel Cemetery.
  6. [S1084] Sharalynn et al., "Research Files-Hatcher", Ancestral File.
  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.
  10. [S1074] Humphreys County Deed Records: Entry number 1105, grant number 17524 recorded on 27 September 1843, grant book 20, page 583; Deed Book H, page 144, unknown repository.
  11. [S1074] Humphreys County Deed Records: Book H, page 140, unknown repository.
  12. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  13. [S1079] Byron Sistler & Associates, Tennessee Land Grants.
  14. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  15. [S1737] Footnote.com, Footnote.com.
  16. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  17. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  18. [S1090] Marjorie Hood Fischer and Ruth Blake Burns, Humphreys County Marriages, Book G, page 108.
  19. [S1] Census of Population 1088.
  20. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  21. [S1073] Gladys P. Anderson and Jill K. Garrett, Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemeteries, Curtis Chapel.
  22. [S1073] Gladys P. Anderson and Jill K. Garrett, Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemeteries, Mt. Zion Cemetery.
  23. [S1090] Marjorie Hood Fischer and Ruth Blake Burns, Humphreys County Marriages, McEwen Cemetery.

Sarah R. (Sally) Curtis1,2,3

F, b. October 1826, d. 26 January 1898
FatherEli Curtis1,2,3 b. c 1791, d. bt 1833 - 1837
MotherJane (?)1,2,3 b. 1793, d. bt 1861 - 1870
Last Edited17 Jan 2006
Birth*Sarah R. (Sally) Curtis was born in October 1826 at Humphreys, Tennessee.3,1,2,4 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1830 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Curtis; page 307, 1 male and 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 10-14, 2 males 15-19, 1 male and 1 female 30-39.5 
Married Name As of circa 1840,her married name was Hooper.1,2,3 
Marriage*Sarah R. (Sally) Curtis married William Hooper circa 1840 at Humphreys, Tennessee; no marriage record.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusSarah R. (Sally) Curtis appeared on the census of 1840 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Jane (?); page 226, 1 male and 1 female 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 10-14, 2 males 30-39, 1 female 40-49. The two males 30-39 are unknown.6 
(Witness) CensusSarah R. (Sally) Curtis appeared on the census of 18 September 1850 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of William Hooper; page 116, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $200, 5 children at home.3 
(Witness) CensusSarah R. (Sally) Curtis appeared on the census of 15 June 1860 Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of William Hooper; page 135b, occupation tanner, real estate value at $400, 8 children at home.7 
(Witness) CensusSarah R. (Sally) Curtis appeared on the census of 15 July 1870 District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of William Hooper; page 59b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, personal at $850, 4 children at home.8 
(Witness) CensusSarah R. (Sally) Curtis appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of William Hooper; page 101A, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.9 
Death*Sarah R. (Sally) Curtis died on 26 January 1898 at Humphreys, Tennessee, at age 71; buried in the Hooper Cemetery.1,4 

Family

William Hooper b. 1823
Children

Citations

  1. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1083] Deed Among the Heirs of Eli Curtis Book N, pages 157-159, unknown repository.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1073] Gladys P. Anderson and Jill K. Garrett, Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemeteries, Hooper Cemetery.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  10. [S1073] Gladys P. Anderson and Jill K. Garrett, Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemeteries, Dobson Cemetery.
  11. [S1073] Gladys P. Anderson and Jill K. Garrett, Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemeteries, White Oak Cemetery.

William Hooper1,2,3

M, b. 1823
Last Edited17 Jan 2006
Birth*William Hooper was born in 1823 at Tennessee; son of John B. and Mary Hooper.1,2,3 
Marriage*He married Sarah R. (Sally) Curtis, daughter of Eli Curtis and Jane (?), circa 1840 at Humphreys, Tennessee; no marriage record.1,2,3 
Census*William Hooper appeared on the census of 18 September 1850 at Humphreys, Tennessee, page 116, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $200, 5 children at home.3 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 15 June 1860 at Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 135b, occupation tanner, real estate value at $400, 8 children at home.4 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 15 July 1870 at District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 59b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, personal at $850, 4 children at home.5 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 at District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 101A, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.6 

Family

Sarah R. (Sally) Curtis b. Oct 1826, d. 26 Jan 1898
Children

Citations

  1. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1083] Deed Among the Heirs of Eli Curtis Book N, pages 157-159, unknown repository.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  7. [S1073] Gladys P. Anderson and Jill K. Garrett, Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemeteries, Dobson Cemetery.
  8. [S1073] Gladys P. Anderson and Jill K. Garrett, Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemeteries, White Oak Cemetery.

James Walter Curtis1,2,3,4

M, b. 25 January 1828, d. March 1913
FatherEli Curtis1,2,3 b. c 1791, d. bt 1833 - 1837
MotherJane (?)1,2,3 b. 1793, d. bt 1861 - 1870
Last Edited12 Feb 2016
Birth*James Walter Curtis was born on 25 January 1828 at Humphreys, Tennessee.3,1,2,5 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1830 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Curtis; page 307, 1 male and 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 10-14, 2 males 15-19, 1 male and 1 female 30-39.6 
(Witness) CensusJames Walter Curtis appeared on the census of 18 September 1850 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Jane (?); page 115B, no occupation, real estate valued at $200, 3 children at home, lived next to Joshua and the Hoopers and Hatchers.3 
Marriage*James Walter Curtis married Elizabeth Jane Turner circa 1851 at Tennessee; no marriage record.7,1 
Census*James Walter Curtis appeared on the census of 20 July 1870 at Waverly P.O., District 7, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 9, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, personal at $1,000, 1 child at home.7 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 14 June 1880 at District 14, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 169C, occupation farmer, granddaughter Ada E. Trogden living with them.8 
Census*He and Elizabeth Jane Turner appeared on the census of 26 June 1900 at District 7, Humphreys, Tennessee, ED 20, sheet 14A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 48 years, 1 child, 1 living.9 
CensusJames Walter Curtis appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at District 7, Humphreys, Tennessee, ED 66, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, owned farm, widowed, 4 Trogden grandchildren lived with him.10 
Death*He died in March 1913 at Humphreys, Tennessee, at age 85; buried at the Anderson Cemetery on Blue Creek.1,5 

Family

Elizabeth Jane Turner b. 17 Nov 1830, d. 31 Mar 1909
Child

Citations

  1. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1083] Deed Among the Heirs of Eli Curtis Book N, pages 157-159, unknown repository.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Anderson, Humphreys, TEnnessee.
  5. [S1073] Gladys P. Anderson and Jill K. Garrett, Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemeteries, Anderson Cemetery.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1910.

William Curtis1,2,3,4

M, b. 9 March 1813, d. 9 May 1873
FatherEli Curtis2,3,1 b. c 1791, d. bt 1833 - 1837
MotherJane (?)2,3,1 b. 1793, d. bt 1861 - 1870
Last Edited4 Jul 2015
Birth*William Curtis was born on 9 March 1813 at Posey, Indiana; Eli appeared in Posey County records in 1816 and 1817; William Curtis (of Wilkes) entered land in Posey County in 1814. No further detail from records on where in Indiana William was born.2,3,1,5 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1820 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Curtis; page 208, 2 males and 1 female under 10, 1 male and 1 female 26-44; one person engaged in agriculture.6 
(Witness) CensusWilliam Curtis appeared on the census of 1830 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Eli Curtis; page 307, 1 male and 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 10-14, 2 males 15-19, 1 male and 1 female 30-39.7 
Marriage*William Curtis married Eliza Jane (Louisa) (?) circa 1831 at Humphreys, Tennessee; no marriage record.8 
Tax List*William Curtis appeared on the personal property tax list of between 1838 and 1839 at Humphreys, Tennessee; reported 200 school acres; probably moved to Lauderdale County in 1839.9 
Census*He appeared on the census of 1840 at Lauderdale, Tennessee, page 13, 1 male 5-10, 2 females under 5, 2 males and 1 female 20-30; spelled "Cirtas."10 
Land Sale* On 17 November 1846 William Curtis sold land at Humphreys, Tennessee, to Matthew Paty for $50, described as 50 acres lying on the White Oak Creek of the Tennessee River, adjacent to the land occupied by Paty; the seller was described as William Curtis of Lauderdale County, Tennessee, thereby distinguishing him from William Carroll Curtis of Humphreys County; names of witnesses appear to be C.E. Harris and Edso Hooper.11 
Land Entry*He entered land in 1847 at Lauderdale, Tennessee, 333 acres, middle district, grant number 28857.4 
CensusHe and Eliza Jane (Louisa) (?) appeared on the census of 18 November 1850 at District 8, Lauderdale, Tennessee, page 284, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 6 children.1 
Residence*William Curtis lived on 29 December 1855 at Lauderdale, Tennessee; William appeared before a clerk of Lauderdale County in connection with the deed among heirs of Eli Curtis.3 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 24 August 1860 at Double Bridges P.O., 8th District, Lauderdale, Tennessee, page 384.1 
Marriage*He married Gillie Ann Humble, daughter of Abraham Humble and Jane Addams, on 7 August 1866 at Lauderdale, Tennessee.12,13 
CensusWilliam Curtis appeared on the census of 27 July 1870 at District 8, Lauderdale, Tennessee, page 630, real estate valued at $12,500, 2 children by second marriage at home.12 
Death*He died on 9 May 1873 at Lauderdale, Tennessee, at age 60.5 

Family 1

Eliza Jane (Louisa) (?) b. 1 Feb 1817, d. 13 Mar 1866
Children

Family 2

Gillie Ann Humble b. 17 Oct 1841, d. 6 Jan 1888
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1083] Deed Among the Heirs of Eli Curtis Book N, pages 157-159, unknown repository.
  4. [S1079] Byron Sistler & Associates, Tennessee Land Grants.
  5. [S2291] Unknown, Curtis Family Book.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1820.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  9. [S1018] Marjorie Hood Fischer and Ruth Blake Burns, Humphreys County Tax Lists.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  11. [S1074] Humphreys County Deed Records: Book I, pages 190-191, unknown repository.
  12. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  13. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.

Martha Ann Curtis1,2,3

F, b. 15 April 1831, d. between 1870 and 1880
FatherEli Curtis1,2,3 b. c 1791, d. bt 1833 - 1837
MotherJane (?)1,2,3 b. 1793, d. bt 1861 - 1870
Last Edited26 Aug 2013
Birth*Martha Ann Curtis was born on 15 April 1831 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1840 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Jane (?); page 226, 1 male and 1 female 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 10-14, 2 males 30-39, 1 female 40-49. The two males 30-39 are unknown.4 
(Witness) CensusMartha Ann Curtis appeared on the census of 18 September 1850 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Jane (?); page 115B, no occupation, real estate valued at $200, 3 children at home, lived next to Joshua and the Hoopers and Hatchers.3 
Married Name As of 14 July 1852,her married name was Hooper.3,1,2,5 
Marriage*Martha Ann Curtis married William F. Hooper on 14 July 1852 at Lauderdale, Tennessee.3,1,2,5 
(Witness) CensusMartha Ann Curtis appeared on the census of 25 August 1860 Lauderdale, Tennessee, in the household of William F. Hooper; page 383, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home; lived next to Martha's brother William.6 
Death*Martha Ann Curtis died between 1870 and 1880 at Lauderdale, Tennessee; William was widwoed in 1880.7 
Census*She and William F. Hooper appeared on the census of 21 July 1870 at District 8, Lauderdale, Tennessee, page 630b, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children.8 

Family

William F. Hooper b. 1821
Children

Citations

  1. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1083] Deed Among the Heirs of Eli Curtis Book N, pages 157-159, unknown repository.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  5. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1870, 1880.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

William F. Hooper1,2,3

M, b. 1821
Last Edited26 Aug 2013
Birth*William F. Hooper was born in 1821 at Humphreys, Tennessee; son of Samuel Hooper and Mary S. Curtis?1,2,3 
Marriage*He married Martha Ann Curtis, daughter of Eli Curtis and Jane (?), on 14 July 1852 at Lauderdale, Tennessee.3,1,2,4 
Census*William F. Hooper appeared on the census of 25 August 1860 at Lauderdale, Tennessee, page 383, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home; lived next to Martha's brother William.5 
Census*He and Martha Ann Curtis appeared on the census of 21 July 1870 at District 8, Lauderdale, Tennessee, page 630b, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children.6 
CensusWilliam F. Hooper appeared on the census of 16 June 1880 at District 8, Lauderdale, Tennessee, page 197D, occupation farmer, widowed, 1 daughter.7 

Family

Martha Ann Curtis b. 15 Apr 1831, d. bt 1870 - 1880
Children

Citations

  1. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1083] Deed Among the Heirs of Eli Curtis Book N, pages 157-159, unknown repository.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Martha Elizabeth Hatcher1,2,3

F, b. 1817, d. 15 August 1855
Last Edited17 Jan 2006
Birth*Martha Elizabeth Hatcher was born in 1817 at South Carolina; daughter of John Hatcher and Henrietta Ann (Rittie) Landon/Landrum.1,2,3 
Married Name As of circa 1835,her married name was Curtis.1,2,3 
Marriage*She married A. Joshua Curtis, son of Eli Curtis and Jane (?), circa 1835 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusMartha Elizabeth Hatcher appeared on the census of 18 September 1850 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of A. Joshua Curtis; page 115a, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $400, 7 children at home.3 
Death*Martha Elizabeth Hatcher died on 15 August 1855 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1 
(Witness) BioSaid to have part Cherokee; moved with her family from South Carolina by oxcart when she was 13, or about 1830--check consistence with other Hatcher stories. 

Family

A. Joshua Curtis b. 14 Dec 1814, d. 27 Aug 1905
Children

Citations

  1. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1084] Sharalynn et al., "Research Files-Hatcher", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1088.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.

Mary Jane Curtis1,2,3

F, b. 10 February 1836, d. 17 August 1922
FatherA. Joshua Curtis1,2,3 b. 14 Dec 1814, d. 27 Aug 1905
MotherMartha Elizabeth Hatcher1,2,3 b. 1817, d. 15 Aug 1855
Last Edited25 Aug 2013
Birth*Mary Jane Curtis was born on 10 February 1836 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 18 September 1850 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of A. Joshua Curtis; page 115a, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $400, 7 children at home.3 
Married Name As of circa 1852,her married name was Smith.1,4 
Marriage*Mary Jane Curtis married Eli E. Smith, son of Joshua Gibson Smith and Mary Elizabeth (Edy) Curtis, circa 1852 at Humphreys, Tennessee; no marriage record.1,4 
Census*Mary Jane Curtis and Eli E. Smith appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 at District 11, Humphreys, Tennessee, ED 18, sheet 1A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 48 years, 13 children, 9 living.5 
Death*Mary Jane Curtis died on 17 August 1922 at Humphreys, Tennessee, at age 86.1 
(Witness) BioMary Jane eloped with her cousin, Eli E. Smith, at age 16, by slipping out of her bedroom window after her parents fell asleep. After Eli returned from the Civil War, she began a career as a mid-wife, which she did until her death. Eli was a farmer and an acting veterinary doctor in the north part of the county.6 

Family

Eli E. Smith b. 9 Jan 1833, d. 2 Dec 1917
Child

Citations

  1. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1084] Sharalynn et al., "Research Files-Hatcher", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  6. [S1076] "Military Service Record of Thomas Curtis."

John Wesley Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 9 March 1837, d. 31 January 1902
FatherA. Joshua Curtis1,2,3 b. 14 Dec 1814, d. 27 Aug 1905
MotherMartha Elizabeth Hatcher1,2,3 b. 1817, d. 15 Aug 1855
Last Edited5 Oct 2015
Birth*John Wesley Curtis was born on 9 March 1837 at Humphreys, Tennessee; possibly 1838.3,4,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 18 September 1850 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of A. Joshua Curtis; page 115a, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $400, 7 children at home.3 
Marriage*John Wesley Curtis married Amanda Catherine Hatcher on 26 December 1857 at Humphreys, Tennessee.4,5 
Census*John Wesley Curtis appeared on the census of 12 June 1860 at District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 128b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $600, 1 child at home.6 
Milit-Beg*He began military service on 13 December 1862 at Waverly, Humphreys, Tennessee, as a Sergeant, Co. B, 24th Battalion Sharp Shooters, CSA.4 
Milit-End*He ended military service on 27 June 1863; He was listed as absent without leave on 27 June 1863, along with Corporal E.T. Curtis from Waverly. Family legend has it that they returned home to take care of their families.4 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 5 July 1870 at Waverly, District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 53, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $800, personal $600, 5 children at home.5 
Census*He and Amanda Catherine Hatcher appeared on the census of 9 June 1880 at District, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 108D, occupation farmer, 7 children at home.7 
Marriage*John Wesley Curtis married Narsisie Jane (Nurse) Damesworth on 28 June 1887 at Humphreys, Tennessee; by J. B. Latimer, J.P; bond by J. B. Curtis.8,4,9 
Death*John Wesley Curtis died on 31 January 1902 at Humphreys, Tennessee, at age 64; buried at the Curtis Cemetery on Highway 13 north of Waverly; grave marked with a Sons of the Confederacy marker; inventory of estate completed 8 March 1902.4,10 

Family 1

Amanda Catherine Hatcher b. 1840
Children

Family 2

Narsisie Jane (Nurse) Damesworth b. Jun 1859

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1088.
  2. [S1084] Sharalynn et al., "Research Files-Hatcher", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  9. [S366] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Howard County, Indiana Marriage Records, Book G, page 434.
  10. [S1073] Gladys P. Anderson and Jill K. Garrett, Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemeteries, Curtis Cemetery.

Rebecca Levina Ann Curtis1

F, b. 7 November 1840, d. 20 June 1905
FatherA. Joshua Curtis1 b. 14 Dec 1814, d. 27 Aug 1905
MotherMartha Elizabeth Hatcher1 b. 1817, d. 15 Aug 1855
Last Edited21 Nov 2006
Birth*Rebecca Levina Ann Curtis was born on 7 November 1840 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 18 September 1850 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of A. Joshua Curtis; page 115a, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $400, 7 children at home.1 
Married Name As of circa 1860,her married name was Collier.2 
Marriage*Rebecca Levina Ann Curtis married Richard Turner Collier circa 1860 at Tennessee.2 
Married Name As of 25 September 1867,her married name was Bateman.3,2,4 
Marriage*Rebecca Levina Ann Curtis married William Porter Bateman on 25 September 1867 at Humphreys, Tennessee; by J. Moore, MG.3,2,4 
Death*Rebecca Levina Ann Curtis died on 20 June 1905 at Styx, Henderson, Tennessee, at age 64; or Kemp, Kauffman.2 

Family 1

Richard Turner Collier b. bt 1835 - 1840

Family 2

William Porter Bateman b. 1851

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  4. [S1090] Marjorie Hood Fischer and Ruth Blake Burns, Humphreys County Marriages, Book A, page 48.

James Alford (Alfred) Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 24 November 1842, d. 11 November 1917
FatherA. Joshua Curtis1,2,3 b. 14 Dec 1814, d. 27 Aug 1905
MotherMartha Elizabeth Hatcher1,2,3 b. 1817, d. 15 Aug 1855
Last Edited17 Apr 2018
Birth*James Alford (Alfred) Curtis was born on 24 November 1842 at Humphreys, Tennessee.3,1,2,4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 18 September 1850 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of A. Joshua Curtis; page 115a, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $400, 7 children at home.3 
(Witness) CensusJames Alford (Alfred) Curtis appeared on the census of 12 June 1860 Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of A. Joshua Curtis; page 128b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $600, personal at $608, 6 children at home.5 
Milit-Beg*James Alford (Alfred) Curtis began military service in November 1861 at Waverly, Humphreys, Tennessee, as a private, Company G, 50th Tennessee Regiment, Captain Wilson's company. Note: T.C. Curtis, 3rd lieutenant.6 
Marriage*He married M. C. Bradley on 21 September 1863 at Humphreys, Tennessee.7 
Marriage*James Alford (Alfred) Curtis married Sarah Jane Wheeler on 18 December 1864 at Monroe, Georgia; marriage record not found; two other marriages not listed.8,1 
Milit-End*James Alford (Alfred) Curtis ended military service on 3 February 1865 at Lauderdale, Missiccippi; severely injured in multiple battles.6 
Census*He appeared on the census of 1 July 1870 at Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 52, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $200, 2 children at home.8 
Census*He and Sarah Jane Wheeler appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 at District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 108C, occupation farmer, 5 children at home.9 
Marriage*James Alford (Alfred) Curtis married Elizabeth Beasley Brady on 18 September 1898 at Humphreys, Tennessee; prior marriage to Hadley.7 
Census*James Alford (Alfred) Curtis and Elizabeth Beasley Brady appeared on the census of 18 June 1900 at District 5, Dickson, Tennessee, ED 1, sheet 7B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 2 children and 1 stepson, Clay Stuart.10 
CensusJames Alford (Alfred) Curtis and Elizabeth Beasley Brady appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 at District 1, Dickson, Tennessee, ED 1, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, owned farm, no children.11 
Death*James Alford (Alfred) Curtis died on 11 November 1917 at Dickson, Tennessee, at age 74; buried at Curtis Chapel Cemetery in Humphreys County; cemetery reading is 1916; this date from his death certificate.4,1 

Family 1

M. C. Bradley b. c 1845, d. c 1864

Family 2

Sarah Jane Wheeler b. 11 Jun 1846, d. 9 Jun 1898
Children

Family 3

Elizabeth Beasley Brady b. 20 May 1844, d. 27 Apr 1928

Citations

  1. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1084] Sharalynn et al., "Research Files-Hatcher", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1073] Gladys P. Anderson and Jill K. Garrett, Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemeteries, Curtis Chapel.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S2343] Tennessee State Library and Archives, "CSA Pension Application of James Alford Curtis", Ancestral File.
  7. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  12. [S577] Missouri State Archives, Missouri Birth and Death Records Before 1910, death certificate.

Reverend Eli Thomas Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 24 March 1845, d. 10 November 1936
FatherA. Joshua Curtis1,2,3 b. 14 Dec 1814, d. 27 Aug 1905
MotherMartha Elizabeth Hatcher1,2,3 b. 1817, d. 15 Aug 1855
Last Edited1 Oct 2009
Birth*Reverend Eli Thomas Curtis was born on 24 March 1845 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 18 September 1850 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of A. Joshua Curtis; page 115a, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $400, 7 children at home.3 
(Witness) CensusReverend Eli Thomas Curtis appeared on the census of 12 June 1860 Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of A. Joshua Curtis; page 128b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $600, personal at $608, 6 children at home.4 
Marriage*Reverend Eli Thomas Curtis married Kessiah Miller Hooper, daughter of William Hooper and Sarah R. (Sally) Curtis, on 6 May 1872 at Humphreys, Tennessee; by G. W. Coleman, MG; bond by James Hooper.3,1,5 
Death*Reverend Eli Thomas Curtis died on 10 November 1936 at Kaufman, Kaufman, Texas, at age 91; buried in the Kaufman City Cemetery.1 

Family

Kessiah Miller Hooper b. 1848, d. 1930

Citations

  1. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1084] Sharalynn et al., "Research Files-Hatcher", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1090] Marjorie Hood Fischer and Ruth Blake Burns, Humphreys County Marriages, Book C, page 31.

Nathan Carroll Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 14 December 1846, d. 14 February 1912
FatherA. Joshua Curtis1,2,3 b. 14 Dec 1814, d. 27 Aug 1905
MotherMartha Elizabeth Hatcher1,2,3 b. 1817, d. 15 Aug 1855
Last Edited19 Jan 2015
Birth*Nathan Carroll Curtis was born on 14 December 1846 at Humphreys, Tennessee.3,1,2,4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 12 June 1860 Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of A. Joshua Curtis; page 128b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $600, personal at $608, 6 children at home.5 
Marriage*Nathan Carroll Curtis married Susan Sophronia (Babe) Collier on 14 November 1868 at Humphreys, Tennessee.6,7 
Census*Nathan Carroll Curtis appeared on the census of 5 July 1870 at Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 53, occupation farmer, renting, 1 child at home.6 
Census*He and Susan Sophronia (Babe) Collier appeared on the census of 8 June 1880 at District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 107B, occupation farmer, 8 children and Mary Collier (mother-in-law.)8 
CensusNathan Carroll Curtis and Susan Sophronia (Babe) Collier appeared on the census of 27 June 1900 at District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, ED 18, sheet 14B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 37 years, 7 children, 7 living.9 
Death*Nathan Carroll Curtis died on 14 February 1912 at 5th District, Humphreys, Tennessee, at age 65; buried at Curtis Chapel Cemetery.4,10 

Family

Susan Sophronia (Babe) Collier b. 9 Aug 1852, d. 17 Dec 1925
Children

Citations

  1. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1084] Sharalynn et al., "Research Files-Hatcher", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1073] Gladys P. Anderson and Jill K. Garrett, Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemeteries, Curtis Chapel Cemetery.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  7. [S1090] Marjorie Hood Fischer and Ruth Blake Burns, Humphreys County Marriages.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  10. [S1388] Tennessee State Library and Archives, Tennessee Death Records Index.

Joshua Burl (Boss) Curtis1,2,3

M, b. November 1853, d. 1907
FatherA. Joshua Curtis1,2,3 b. 14 Dec 1814, d. 27 Aug 1905
MotherMartha Elizabeth Hatcher1,2,3 b. 1817, d. 15 Aug 1855
Last Edited15 Jan 2015
Birth*Joshua Burl (Boss) Curtis was born in November 1853 at Humphreys, Tennessee.4,1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 12 June 1860 Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of A. Joshua Curtis; page 128b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $600, personal at $608, 6 children at home.5 
(Witness) CensusJoshua Burl (Boss) Curtis appeared on the census of 2 July 1870 Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of A. Joshua Curtis; page 52b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,500, 8 children at home.6 
Marriage*Joshua Burl (Boss) Curtis married Sarah Elizabeth Jane (Sissy/Sue) Patrick on 4 January 1872 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1,7 
CensusJoshua Burl (Boss) Curtis and Sarah Elizabeth Jane (Sissy/Sue) Patrick appeared on the census of 7 June 1880 at District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 106D, occupation farmer, 3 children.7 
Census*Joshua Burl (Boss) Curtis and Sarah Elizabeth Jane (Sissy/Sue) Patrick appeared on the census of 27 June 1900 at District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, ED 18, sheet 14B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 28 years, 12 children, 9 living, 7 at home.6 
Death*Joshua Burl (Boss) Curtis died in 1907 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1,6 

Family

Sarah Elizabeth Jane (Sissy/Sue) Patrick b. 15 Feb 1858, d. 10 Dec 1916
Children

Citations

  1. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1084] Sharalynn et al., "Research Files-Hatcher", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860, 1900.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

William Robert Curtis1,2,3

M, b. March 1850, d. 8 November 1904
FatherA. Joshua Curtis1,2,3 b. 14 Dec 1814, d. 27 Aug 1905
MotherMartha Elizabeth Hatcher1,2,3 b. 1817, d. 15 Aug 1855
Last Edited16 Aug 2013
Birth*William Robert Curtis was born in March 1850 at Humphreys, Tennessee.4,1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 18 September 1850 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of A. Joshua Curtis; page 115a, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $400, 7 children at home.5 
(Witness) CensusWilliam Robert Curtis appeared on the census of 12 June 1860 Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of A. Joshua Curtis; page 128b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $600, personal at $608, 6 children at home.6 
Marriage*William Robert Curtis married Mary Douglas on 7 October 1867 at Humphreys, Tennessee.7,8,1 
Census*William Robert Curtis and Mary Douglas appeared on the census of 2 July 1870 at Waverly P.O., District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 52b, renting, 2 sons.7 
CensusWilliam Robert Curtis and Mary Douglas appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 at District 5, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 108C, occupation farmer, 6 sons at home.9 
Marriage*William Robert Curtis married Harriett (Hattie) Beam on 25 October 1885 at Smith, Texas.10,11 
Census*William Robert Curtis and Harriett (Hattie) Beam appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 at Precinct 6, Henderson, Texas, ED 61, sheet 3B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 14 years, 5 children, 4 living by second marriage; also a nephew Hayden Bateman b. Dec 1879 in Texas.11 
Death*William Robert Curtis died on 8 November 1904 at Athens, Henderson, Texas, at age 54; buried at Ware Cemetery.12 

Family 1

Mary Douglas b. 1842
Children

Family 2

Harriett (Hattie) Beam b. Jan 1867
Children

Citations

  1. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1084] Sharalynn et al., "Research Files-Hatcher", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860, 1900.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  8. [S1090] Marjorie Hood Fischer and Ruth Blake Burns, Humphreys County Marriages, Book A, page 49.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  10. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , marriage record index.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  12. [S1082] Peg Zaremba, et al. Ted Russell, "Eli Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File, Death Certificate No. 43449, Athens, Henderson County.
  13. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  14. [S1] Census of Population 1910.

Bethia Curtis1,2,3

F, b. 1803, d. between 1851 and 1860
FatherJoshua Curtis Jr.2,1,3 b. 1771, d. bt 1842 - 1843
MotherNancy Cottrell1,2,3 b. bt 1770 - 1774
Last Edited13 Jan 2006
Birth*Bethia Curtis was born in 1803 at Buffalo Cove, Wilkes, North Carolina.1,2,3 
Married Name As of circa 1820,her married name was Hogg.3,4 
Marriage*She married James Hogg circa 1820 at Humphreys, Tennessee.3,4 
(Witness) CensusBethia Curtis appeared on the census of 24 September 1850 Benton, Tennessee, in the household of James Hogg; page 289, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $700, 7 children at home.2 
Death*Bethia Curtis died between 1851 and 1860 at Tennessee; no death record found; not present in 1860 census.1,2,3 

Family

James Hogg b. 1800, d. bt 1855 - 1856
Children

Citations

  1. [S1085] Will, Estate & Guardian Records of Joshua Curtis & Family Benton County Miscellaneous Records Volume 2.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  3. [S1086] Nancy Harvey, "Ancestral File-Joshua Curtis, Jr.", Ancestral File.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.

James Hogg1,2

M, b. 1800, d. between 1855 and 1856
Last Edited13 Jan 2006
Birth*James Hogg was born in 1800 at North Carolina.1,2 
Marriage*He married Bethia Curtis, daughter of Joshua Curtis Jr. and Nancy Cottrell, circa 1820 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1,2 
Census*James Hogg appeared on the census of 1840 at Benton, Tennessee, 1 male and 1 female under 5, 2 males and 1 female 5-9, 1 male and 2 females 10-15, 1 male and 1 female 15-20, 1 male and 1 female 30-40.3 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 24 September 1850 at Benton, Tennessee, page 289, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $700, 7 children at home.4 
Death*He died between 1855 and 1856 at Benton, Tennessee.1,2 

Family

Bethia Curtis b. 1803, d. bt 1851 - 1860
Children

Citations

  1. [S1086] Nancy Harvey, "Ancestral File-Joshua Curtis, Jr.", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850.

Oxford Spouse Curtis1,2

F, b. between 1804 and 1810, d. circa 1843
FatherJoshua Curtis Jr.1,2,3 b. 1771, d. bt 1842 - 1843
MotherNancy Cottrell1,2,3 b. bt 1770 - 1774
Last Edited21 Nov 2006
Birth*Oxford Spouse Curtis was born between 1804 and 1810 at Wilkes, North Carolina; or Humphreys County, Tennessee.1,2 
Married Name As of circa 1825,her married name was Oxford.2,4 
Marriage*She married Samuel Oxford circa 1825 at Humphreys, Tennessee; no marriage record.2,4 
Death*Oxford Spouse Curtis died circa 1843 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1,2 

Family

Samuel Oxford b. 1803, d. 1871
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1820-1840.
  2. [S1086] Nancy Harvey, "Ancestral File-Joshua Curtis, Jr.", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1085] Will, Estate & Guardian Records of Joshua Curtis & Family Benton County Miscellaneous Records Volume 2.
  4. [S1087] Unknown author, Benton County Heritage, Volume 2, page 193.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1850.

Samuel Oxford1,2

M, b. 1803, d. 1871
Last Edited21 Nov 2006
Birth*Samuel Oxford was born in 1803 at Tennessee.1,2 
Marriage*He married Oxford Spouse Curtis, daughter of Joshua Curtis Jr. and Nancy Cottrell, circa 1825 at Humphreys, Tennessee; no marriage record.1,2 
Marriage*Samuel Oxford married Mary Hogg circa 1843 at Tennessee; no Benton County marriage record found.3 
Census*Samuel Oxford appeared on the census of 25 September 1850 at Benton, Tennessee, page 288b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 6 children by first marriage and 3 by second.3 
Death*He died in 1871 at Benton, Tennessee; buried at the Palestine Cemetery, Holladay.1,2 

Family 1

Oxford Spouse Curtis b. bt 1804 - 1810, d. c 1843
Children

Family 2

Mary Hogg b. 1826
Children

Citations

  1. [S1086] Nancy Harvey, "Ancestral File-Joshua Curtis, Jr.", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1087] Unknown author, Benton County Heritage, Volume 2, page 193.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1101] Benton County Genealogical Society, "Oxford Lineage and Estate Settlements", March 1997, page 9.

Nancy Curtis1,2,3

F, b. 1802, d. 22 January 1869
FatherJoshua Curtis Jr.1,2,3 b. 1771, d. bt 1842 - 1843
MotherNancy Cottrell1,2,3 b. bt 1770 - 1774
Last Edited21 Aug 2006
Birth*Nancy Curtis was born in 1802 at Buffalo Cove, Wilkes, North Carolina; age 48 in 1850 census; 56 in 1860 census.2,1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1820 Humphreys, Tennessee, in the household of Joshua Curtis Jr.; page 201, 1 male and 1 female under 10, 3 females 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 26-44, 1 male over 45; their son Thomas is not present.4 
Married Name As of circa 1822,her married name was Fortner.2,5 
Marriage*Nancy Curtis married Levi Fortner circa 1822 at Humphreys, Tennessee; no marriage record; Humphreys is probable.5,2,6 
Census*Nancy Curtis appeared on the census of 24 August 1850 at Humphreys, Tennessee, page 95b, no occupation, widowed, 7 children at home.7 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 11 June 1860 at Waverly P.O., First District, Humphreys, Tennessee, page 104b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $700, 4 children at home.8 
Death*She died on 22 January 1869 at Humphreys, Tennessee.2,1 

Family

Levi Fortner b. bt 1794 - 1800, d. 1845
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  2. [S1086] Nancy Harvey, "Ancestral File-Joshua Curtis, Jr.", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1085] Will, Estate & Guardian Records of Joshua Curtis & Family Benton County Miscellaneous Records Volume 2.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1820.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1830, 1840.
  6. [S1092] Doris Ross Johnston, "Ancestral File-Kirkland/Fortner", Ancestral File.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1860.

Levi Fortner1,2

M, b. between 1794 and 1800, d. 1845
Last Edited21 Aug 2006
Birth*Levi Fortner was born between 1794 and 1800 at North Carolina.1,2 
Marriage*He married Nancy Curtis, daughter of Joshua Curtis Jr. and Nancy Cottrell, circa 1822 at Humphreys, Tennessee; no marriage record; Humphreys is probable.2,1,3 
Death*Levi Fortner died in 1845 at Humphreys, Tennessee.1,2 
DeathHe died on 6 October 1845 at Humphreys, Tennessee.4,3 

Family

Nancy Curtis b. 1802, d. 22 Jan 1869
Children

Citations

  1. [S1086] Nancy Harvey, "Ancestral File-Joshua Curtis, Jr.", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1830, 1840.
  3. [S1092] Doris Ross Johnston, "Ancestral File-Kirkland/Fortner", Ancestral File.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850.

Rebecca Curtis1,2,3

F, b. 1807, d. between 1854 and 1860
FatherJoshua Curtis Jr.1,2,3 b. 1771, d. bt 1842 - 1843
MotherNancy Cottrell1,2,3 b. bt 1770 - 1774
Last Edited21 Nov 2006
Birth*Rebecca Curtis was born in 1807 at Wilkes, North Carolina; reported Tennessee as place of birth in 1850, but this predates Joshua's letter of dismissal in 1809.2,1 
Married Name As of circa 1824,her married name was Robinson.2,4 
Marriage*She married John Robinson circa 1824 at Humphreys, Tennessee; no marriage record.2,4 
(Witness) CensusRebecca Curtis appeared on the census of 1840 Benton, Tennessee, in the household of John Robinson; page 7, 1 male under 5, 3 males 5-10, 1 male and 1 female 10-15, 1 male and 1 female 30-40, 1 male 60-70.5 
(Witness) CensusRebecca Curtis appeared on the census of 16 September 1850 Benton, Tennessee, in the household of John Robinson; page 289b, occupation farmer, renting, 6 children at home.4 
Death*Rebecca Curtis died between 1854 and 1860 at Humphreys, Tennessee; not in 1860 distribution report.2,1 

Family

John Robinson b. 1805
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  2. [S1086] Nancy Harvey, "Ancestral File-Joshua Curtis, Jr.", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1085] Will, Estate & Guardian Records of Joshua Curtis & Family Benton County Miscellaneous Records Volume 2.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1840.

John Robinson1,2

M, b. 1805
Last Edited21 Nov 2006
Birth*John Robinson was born in 1805 at Tennessee.1,2 
Marriage*He married Rebecca Curtis, daughter of Joshua Curtis Jr. and Nancy Cottrell, circa 1824 at Humphreys, Tennessee; no marriage record.1,2 
Census*John Robinson appeared on the census of 1840 at Benton, Tennessee, page 7, 1 male under 5, 3 males 5-10, 1 male and 1 female 10-15, 1 male and 1 female 30-40, 1 male 60-70.3 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 16 September 1850 at Benton, Tennessee, page 289b, occupation farmer, renting, 6 children at home.2 

Family

Rebecca Curtis b. 1807, d. bt 1854 - 1860
Children

Citations

  1. [S1086] Nancy Harvey, "Ancestral File-Joshua Curtis, Jr.", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1840.