Clarissa H. Sanderson1,2

F, b. 6 August 1820, d. 5 August 1888
Last Edited30 Oct 2007
Birth*Clarissa H. Sanderson was born on 6 August 1820 at Danielsville, Madison, Georgia.1,2,3 
Married Name As of 24 December 1839,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married James Douthit Curtis, son of Amos Curtis and Millie Estes, on 24 December 1839 at North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusClarissa H. Sanderson appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 53, occupation farmer, renting, 5 children at home.2 
(Witness) CensusClarissa H. Sanderson appeared on the census of 24 August 1860 Fort Hembree District, Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 266B, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,500, 8 children at home; lived next to Amos.4 
(Witness) CensusClarissa H. Sanderson appeared on the census of 26 August 1870 Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 454b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 7 children at home.5 
(Witness) CensusClarissa H. Sanderson appeared on the census of 19 June 1880 Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 428A, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.6 
Death*Clarissa H. Sanderson died on 5 August 1888 at Hayesville, Clay, North Carolina, at age 67; buried at the Hayesville United Methodist Church Cemetery.2,1,3 

Family

James Douthit Curtis b. 21 Oct 1816, d. 10 Jun 1904
Children

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 128.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  3. [S1288] "Hayesville Methodist Church Cemetery."
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  7. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 135.
  8. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 136.
  9. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 150.
  10. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 151.
  11. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 152.

William Asbury Curtis1,2

M, b. 26 April 1841, d. 1 March 1910
FatherJames Douthit Curtis1,2 b. 21 Oct 1816, d. 10 Jun 1904
MotherClarissa H. Sanderson1,2 b. 6 Aug 1820, d. 5 Aug 1888
Last Edited9 Apr 2012
Birth*William Asbury Curtis was born on 26 April 1841 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 53, occupation farmer, renting, 5 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusWilliam Asbury Curtis appeared on the census of 24 August 1860 Fort Hembree District, Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 266B, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,500, 8 children at home; lived next to Amos.4 
Marriage*William Asbury Curtis married Mary Rebecca Butler circa 1866 at North Carolina.5,2 
NoteB From 1880 to 1887 he served as a state senator from the 40th District.6 
Census*William Asbury Curtis and Mary Rebecca Butler appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 at Tennessee Valley District, Rabun, Georgia, page 47A, occupation principal of school, 6 children at home.5 
(Witness) ObitWilliam Asbury Curtis witnessed the Obit of Vienna Sealey Curtis on 14 January 1899 at Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, Editor Curtis Bereaved. Franklin (Macon County) Press. A letter written by our brother, Geo. W. Curtis, of Fort Worth, Tex., on New Year's Day, informs us that our Aunt Vianna Ledford died at Keller, near Fort Worth, about the 10th of December, and that Uncle Silas Ledford is still living and appears hale and hearty. The family went to Texas from Clay County in the year 1856 [sic].7 
CensusWilliam Asbury Curtis and Mary Rebecca Butler appeared on the census of 7 June 1900 at Franklin, Macon, North Carolina, ED 66, sheet 5A, occupation editor (Florence was a milliner; William & Frank were printers), owned home, married 33 years, 8 children, 7 living.8 
Death*William Asbury Curtis died on 1 March 1910 at Macon, North Carolina, at age 68; buried at the First Methodist Cemetery.1,2,3 
NoteB* On 24 March 1910, Henry O. Curtis applied for letters of administration for the estate of W.A. Curtis, dec'd., naming his heirs as Florence Houghton, Emma(?) Allen, Clarence Curtis, Henry Curtis, Will Curtis, Frank Curtis and Lizzie Ladd, seven in all, James Boynton being deceased. 
(Witness) Bio William Asbury Curtis was born Apr. 26, 1841 in Cherokee (now Clay) County, N.C. on a tributary of Hiawassee River known as Sweetwater Creek. His parents are both living and reside near Hayesville in Clay Co., N.C. His father, James D. Curtis, was born in Buncombe Co., N.C., Oct. 21, 1816, and his mother, whose maiden name was Clarissa Sanderson, was born in Danielsville, Madison Co., Georgia Aug. 6, 1820.

His paternal grandparents were Rev. Amos Curtis and Milley Estes Curtis. Amos Curtis was born in Randolph Co., N.C. June 10, 1782 and was a minister of the gospel in the Methodist Episcopal Church South for more than sixty years. His wife died in 1842 and he in 1866 at the age of eighty-four. His maternal grandparents were Eli and Sarah Coil Sanderson. Eli Sanderson was born 1792 near New Haven, Conn. He married Sarah Coil in South Carolina.

He moved from Hayesville in 1873 to Rabun Co., Georgia, to found a school there for at that time there were no schools in Rabun County. He taught there for a number of years and moved to Macon County around 1888. He was owner and editor of the Frnaklin Press for almost twenty years, member of the Franklin Methodist Church, superintendent of the Sunday School, and a member of the Masons.9 
(Witness) BioTHE WORK OF MR. CURTIS
A man who did a great work among the young people of this period and whose influence was felt in all parts of the county was the pioneer teacher W. A. Curtis. He had obtained from another pioneer teacher. John O. Hicks, at Hayesville, North Carolina, a thorough training in the gram-mar school and high school subjects taught in that day. He had been a Confederate soldier and had a wife and two children. He came to the Valley in the summer of 1873. He had heard that there were in the community a considerable number of men who had returned from the War and were now the heads of families, and were interested in having a school for their children.
There were at this time no public schools in the county and no school of any kind within its borders. It was all that these citizens themselves could do to read and write and sign their names. Mr. Curtis was a man with a vision. But he had no money. At a meeting of these citizens he submitted a constructive proposition. It was for them to provide him with (1) a schoolhouse; (2) a house to live in; and (3) a small farm of not more than 100 acres, all of which he was to be the owner. He was to pay for it in a term of years by giving to each man for his share in the cost of the property his promissory notes to be taken up by the exchange of can-celled tuition bills for the schooling of the man's children.
Upon that plan Mr. Curtis in a few years became the owner of the one-hundred-acre property. It was an admirable location for the purpose. The central grounds of the school and home were laid out in graveled walks and planted in shade trees, shrubbery, flowers, gardens and orchards. The property was improved several years ago by Mr. Prince Hodgson as his summer home. He left it to the Rabun Nacoochee School in his will. The place is still in a well-kept condition. The central room of the cottage in which Mr. Curtis reared his family is part of the home of the Dean of the present school. The house is in the midst of a fine grove of great oak trees which have grown up there in the past fifty years. In the course of 15 years the public schools of the county began to take the place of the school which Mr. Curtis had established. He then sold the prof' erty and moved away. It then passed into the hands of local school Trustees and has been used for school purposes until this day.
Mr. Curtis was a man of many talents. Besides having the quality of thoroughness as a scholar and teacher, he had alsoa mechanical, inventive, and methodical mind. His course of study was principally the three R's, and he concentrated on spelling, grammar, and the analysis of English words. He put his advanced pupils through the old blue back spelling-book and then had them take up Webster's Primary Dictionary. He used the old McGuffey Readers. He knew three English grammars very thoroughly. His advanced students studied only the grammars of Quackenboes and Harvey, but he liked to tell us that the first 40 pages in Smith's Grammar was so plain that, in the phrase of the Bible, "the wayfaring man though a fool need not err therein."
Leading families in all parts of the county sent their sons and daughters to this school of Mr. Curtis. Some of them received from him about all the schooling that they ever had. A number of them became outstanding men and women. Several children of the late Horace W. Cannon were pupils of Mr. Curtis. One of them, Mrs. J. E. Bleckley, is still living. Another one was the late Dr. Jim Cannon, who practiced his profession at Pickens, South Carolina. A third one was the late H. R. Cannon of the Henry Grady hotel in Atlanta. One of these pupils still living is Jeff B. Beck of the Warwoman community. From Persimmon District came the late Judge Marion H. James, who became Ordinary of the county. From Burton came Virgil Tilley, a brother of Mrs. John H. Derrick, and also Ed Powell, who became a Clerk of the Superior Court, and James B. Powell, who is still living at the age 90, and who served for many years on the County Board of Education. From Chechero came Sylvester Price, a leading citizen. There came also from Nacoochee Valley, the successful Dr. John Alley. One of the most notable pupils that Mr. Curtis ever had was the well-known Fernando LaPrade, who married Lizzie Dover and won his success in the state of Arizona.
The life and services of Mr. Curtis are commemmorated by an inscription placed in a marble tablet at the entrance to the grounds in which this great teacher lived. This was done by those of his pupils who were still living in 1939. One of the most prominent and devoted pupils that Mr. Curtis ever had was Mrs. Charles T. Brown, who was Ida Scruggs, and is still living at Gainesville, Georgia. She was present on the occasion at which the tablet in memory of Mr. Curtis was unveiled. She has written the following tribute to this remarkable man who was her teacher:
Lest We Forget
Much has been written of the lives of great men, much said of their achievements, their influence on the lives of others, their contribution to progress and uplift of humanity in their day and generation. Yet, some of our greatest men, men who have wielded the strongest influence and made the most powerful contribution to progress, are men who have not gained public distinction and are not known in the Hall of Fame.
Lest we forget one of the greatest men who ever lived in Rabun County, we write to remind us that in the summer of 1873 Mr. Curtis moved to our county and settled at Rabun Gap to build a school. Few men have undertaken such a difficult task and carried it to so glorious a success.
At that time our county, and particularly Tennessee Valley, was far removed from a railroad. Our public roads were not much more than "blazed trails". Being hemmed in on all sides by mountains, cut off from the outside world. we were almost a law unto ourselves. We were not a lazy people but were strong, keen-witted mountaineers, and coursing through our veins was the blue blood handed down from pioneers. So this great man with his keen insight into the possibilities of humanity, quietly. modestly, and faithfully undertook to raise our community to a higher plane of living—morally, educationally. and spiritually. To say that he wrought nobly is too feeble an expression to describe his work among us. To us he gave the best wears of his youngmanhood; not grudgingly, not with the thought of bringing renown to himself, but simply to serve a needy people in the very best way that he knew how. He was far in advance of any teacher we had known anything about. He not only taught the three R's but some of the higher branches.
Mr. Curtis was a many sided man. He invented a telephone by stretching a waxed string from his office on one side of the school grounds to the schoolhouse on the other. The string at each end was drawn through a hole in the bottom of a tin can and knots were tied in it to keep it from slipping. You could put your mouth close to the tin can and hear a person speaking at the other end of the string.
Mr. Curtis loved flowers. His beautiful flower beds laid out in front of his house and along the walks in the school grounds were laid off so nicely and were taken care of so well that they won the admiration of all who saw them. Mr. Curtis was fond of music. He taught us to sing simple songs and hymns. When there were so few song books, he printed the words of the songs on white cloth and hung them on the walls of the school rooms where all could see. He bought an organ and although he had not taken lessons in music, he worked out a chart by which he or any other person could play simple music by following the chart. He was an organist on all occasions for a long time.
Mr. Curtis built up a large union Sunday School. He used David C. Cook's literature. He also organized a temperance society called the "Band of Hope" which met on Sunday afternoon. To provide accommodations for boarding students, Mr. Curtis built a number of cabins on the school grounds which served as dormitories and were rented to students from a distance.
As a teacher, Mr. Curtis was wonderfully successful in getting his students to do their best work. He offered many kinds of rewards. One was to let students in the upper grades study out of doors. out under the trees where they would be near enough to be called to classes by the ringing of the bell.
Mr. Curtis was a real Christian gentleman. He never began a day's work in the classroom without reading from the Bible. His favorite selections were from the Psalms and Proverbs. His influence was widely felt both as a teacher and as a Christian. It can be truthfully said of him that "he went about doing good".
Emerson has said an institution is the length and shadow of a man. Such was the reformation of Luther; the Method-ism of Wesley; and such was the school of Mr. Curtis. All history resolves itself into the biography of a few strong and earnest persons. Surely the length and shadow of this great man's influence has been the inspiration of many a boy and girl to reach out for the higher and better things of life. He yet lives in the lives of those who knew and loved him best.
The following roll of pupils in Mr. Curtis's school for the session of 1875-1876 has been preserved for these 75 years. Very few of these pupils are living today:
W. A. Curtis, Principal, Miss Mary C. Gibson, Assistant
Andrew Jackson Ritchie, Sketches of Rabun County History. 1948, pp. 285-292.10
 

Family

Mary Rebecca Butler b. 29 Apr 1843, d. 23 Oct 1924
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 128.
  3. [S1298] NSDAR Battle of Sugartown Chapter, Macon County Cemetery Records, First Methodist Cemetery.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  6. [S2109] Georgia State Archives, Georgia State Archives Virtual Vault, Family note cards.
  7. [S1858] Charlotte Observer.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  9. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 130.
  10. [S1290] Andrew Jackson Ritchie, Sketches of Rabun County History.
  11. [S1503] Bible Record of William Asbury Curtis (Transcription).

Sarah Ann Curtis1,2

F, b. 1843, d. 1874
FatherJames Douthit Curtis1,2 b. 21 Oct 1816, d. 10 Jun 1904
MotherClarissa H. Sanderson1,2 b. 6 Aug 1820, d. 5 Aug 1888
Last Edited4 Dec 2007
Birth*Sarah Ann Curtis was born in 1843 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 53, occupation farmer, renting, 5 children at home.3 
Married Name As of circa 1860,her married name was Matheson.1 
Marriage*Sarah Ann Curtis married E. Martin Matheson circa 1860 at North Carolina.1 
Married Name As of circa 1870,her married name was Wallace.2 
Marriage*Sarah Ann Curtis married William C. Wallace circa 1870.2 
Death*Sarah Ann Curtis died in 1874 at North Carolina.1,2 

Family 1

E. Martin Matheson b. 1837

Family 2

William C. Wallace b. c 1840

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 135.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.

E. Martin Matheson1

M, b. 1837
Last Edited21 Jun 2006
Birth*E. Martin Matheson was born in 1837 at Iredell, North Carolina.1 
Marriage*He married Sarah Ann Curtis, daughter of James Douthit Curtis and Clarissa H. Sanderson, circa 1860 at North Carolina.1 

Family

Sarah Ann Curtis b. 1843, d. 1874

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.

Robert Tate Curtis1,2

M, b. 1845, d. 1862
FatherJames Douthit Curtis1,2 b. 21 Oct 1816, d. 10 Jun 1904
MotherClarissa H. Sanderson1,2 b. 6 Aug 1820, d. 5 Aug 1888
Last Edited4 Nov 2006
Birth*Robert Tate Curtis was born in 1845 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 53, occupation farmer, renting, 5 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusRobert Tate Curtis appeared on the census of 24 August 1860 Fort Hembree District, Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 266B, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,500, 8 children at home; lived next to Amos.3 
Death*Robert Tate Curtis died in 1862.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 136.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860.

Almira Cordelia Curtis1,2

F, b. 4 June 1847, d. 15 November 1929
FatherJames Douthit Curtis1,2 b. 21 Oct 1816, d. 10 Jun 1904
MotherClarissa H. Sanderson1,2 b. 6 Aug 1820, d. 5 Aug 1888
Last Edited4 Dec 2007
Birth*Almira Cordelia Curtis was born on 4 June 1847 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 53, occupation farmer, renting, 5 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusAlmira Cordelia Curtis appeared on the census of 24 August 1860 Fort Hembree District, Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 266B, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,500, 8 children at home; lived next to Amos.4 
Married Name As of circa 1866,her married name was Matheson.5,2 
Marriage*Almira Cordelia Curtis married Lorenzo W. Matheson circa 1866 at North Carolina.5,2 
Census*Almira Cordelia Curtis and Lorenzo W. Matheson appeared on the census of 17 June 1880 at Brasstown District, Towns, Georgia, page 479C, occupation-works in flour mill, 4 children at home.6 
Death*Almira Cordelia Curtis died on 15 November 1929 at Clay, North Carolina, at age 82; buried at Hayesville United Methodist Church Cemetery.1,7 

Family

Lorenzo W. Matheson b. 24 Mar 1837, d. 29 Dec 1893

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 136.
  3. [S1530] Phillip Hogsead and Dorothy Shepherd, Clay County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions, Hayesvile Methodist.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  7. [S1530] Phillip Hogsead and Dorothy Shepherd, Clay County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions, Hayesville Methodist.

Lorenzo W. Matheson1,2

M, b. 24 March 1837, d. 29 December 1893
Last Edited4 Dec 2007
Birth*Lorenzo W. Matheson was born on 24 March 1837 at North Carolina.1,2,3 
Marriage*He married Almira Cordelia Curtis, daughter of James Douthit Curtis and Clarissa H. Sanderson, circa 1866 at North Carolina.1,2 
Census*Lorenzo W. Matheson and Almira Cordelia Curtis appeared on the census of 17 June 1880 at Brasstown District, Towns, Georgia, page 479C, occupation-works in flour mill, 4 children at home.4 
Death*Lorenzo W. Matheson died on 29 December 1893 at North Carolina at age 56; buried at Hayesville United Methodist Church Cemetery.1,3 

Family

Almira Cordelia Curtis b. 4 Jun 1847, d. 15 Nov 1929

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 136.
  3. [S1530] Phillip Hogsead and Dorothy Shepherd, Clay County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions, Hayesville Methodist.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Eli Sanderson Curtis1,2

M, b. 17 November 1849, d. 29 August 1917
FatherJames Douthit Curtis1,2 b. 21 Oct 1816, d. 10 Jun 1904
MotherClarissa H. Sanderson1,2 b. 6 Aug 1820, d. 5 Aug 1888
Last Edited4 Dec 2007
Birth*Eli Sanderson Curtis was born on 17 November 1849 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 53, occupation farmer, renting, 5 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusEli Sanderson Curtis appeared on the census of 24 August 1860 Fort Hembree District, Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 266B, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,500, 8 children at home; lived next to Amos.4 
(Witness) CensusEli Sanderson Curtis appeared on the census of 26 August 1870 Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 454b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 7 children at home.5 
Marriage*Eli Sanderson Curtis married Florence Haigler on 11 April 1878 at Hagler Residence, Clay, North Carolina; by F.T. Doss.6 
Census*Eli Sanderson Curtis and Florence Haigler appeared on the census of 19 June 1880 at Murphy Twp., Cherokee, North Carolina, page 261C, occupation farmer, 1 son and a brother at home.7 
CensusEli Sanderson Curtis and Florence Haigler appeared on the census of 18 June 1900 at Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 22 years, 6 children, 4 living.8 
CensusEli Sanderson Curtis and Florence Haigler appeared on the census of 29 April 1910 at Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, ED 48, sheet 4A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 32 years, 6 children, 4 living.9 
Death*Eli Sanderson Curtis died on 29 August 1917 at Hayesville, Clay, North Carolina, at age 67; buried at the Hayesville United Methodist Church Cemetery.1,3 

Family

Florence Haigler b. 22 Jul 1855, d. 1942
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 136.
  3. [S1530] Phillip Hogsead and Dorothy Shepherd, Clay County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions, Hayesville Methodist.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  6. [S1302] Macon County, Haysville, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Macon County Marriages.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  10. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 140.
  11. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 150.

Martha Amanda Jane Curtis1,2

F, b. 1852, d. circa 1891
FatherJames Douthit Curtis1,2 b. 21 Oct 1816, d. 10 Jun 1904
MotherClarissa H. Sanderson1,2 b. 6 Aug 1820, d. 5 Aug 1888
Last Edited4 Dec 2007
Birth*Martha Amanda Jane Curtis was born in 1852 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 24 August 1860 Fort Hembree District, Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 266B, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,500, 8 children at home; lived next to Amos.1 
(Witness) CensusMartha Amanda Jane Curtis appeared on the census of 26 August 1870 Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 454b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 7 children at home.3 
Married Name As of 25 September 1870,her married name was Ledford.4 
Marriage*Martha Amanda Jane Curtis married Monroe Jackson Ledford on 25 September 1870 at Clay, North Carolina; by J.S. Brooks.4 
Death*Martha Amanda Jane Curtis died circa 1891. 

Family

Monroe Jackson Ledford b. 1848, d. 1936

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 150.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  4. [S1302] Macon County, Haysville, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Macon County Marriages.

Monroe Jackson Ledford1

M, b. 1848, d. 1936
Last Edited29 Oct 2007
Birth*Monroe Jackson Ledford was born in 1848 at Cherokee, North Carolina; son of Thomas Ledford and Eliza Tanner.1,2 
Marriage*He married Martha Amanda Jane Curtis, daughter of James Douthit Curtis and Clarissa H. Sanderson, on 25 September 1870 at Clay, North Carolina; by J.S. Brooks.2 
Death*Monroe Jackson Ledford died in 1936.1 

Family

Martha Amanda Jane Curtis b. 1852, d. c 1891

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 150.
  2. [S1302] Macon County, Haysville, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Macon County Marriages.

Margaret Laura Curtis1,2

F, b. 1854
FatherJames Douthit Curtis1,2 b. 21 Oct 1816, d. 10 Jun 1904
MotherClarissa H. Sanderson1,2 b. 6 Aug 1820, d. 5 Aug 1888
Last Edited4 Nov 2006
Birth*Margaret Laura Curtis was born in 1854 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 24 August 1860 Fort Hembree District, Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 266B, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,500, 8 children at home; lived next to Amos.1 
(Witness) CensusMargaret Laura Curtis appeared on the census of 26 August 1870 Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 454b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 7 children at home.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 151.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

George Watson Curtis1,2

M, b. March 1858, d. between 1901 and 1909
FatherJames Douthit Curtis1,2 b. 21 Oct 1816, d. 10 Jun 1904
MotherClarissa H. Sanderson1,2 b. 6 Aug 1820, d. 5 Aug 1888
Last Edited8 Sep 2008
Birth*George Watson Curtis was born in March 1858 at Cherokee, North Carolina.3,1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 24 August 1860 Fort Hembree District, Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 266B, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,500, 8 children at home; lived next to Amos.2 
(Witness) CensusGeorge Watson Curtis appeared on the census of 26 August 1870 Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 454b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 7 children at home.4 
Marriage*George Watson Curtis married Margaret Ann (Maggie) Washburn circa 1878 at Texas.5,6 
(Witness) ObitGeorge Watson Curtis witnessed the Obit of Vienna Sealey Curtis on 14 January 1899 at Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, Editor Curtis Bereaved. Franklin (Macon County) Press. A letter written by our brother, Geo. W. Curtis, of Fort Worth, Tex., on New Year's Day, informs us that our Aunt Vianna Ledford died at Keller, near Fort Worth, about the 10th of December, and that Uncle Silas Ledford is still living and appears hale and hearty. The family went to Texas from Clay County in the year 1856 [sic].7 
Census*George Watson Curtis and Margaret Ann (Maggie) Washburn appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 at Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, ED 106, sheet 14A, occupation carpenter, owned home, married 22 years, 3 children, 3 living.5 
Death*George Watson Curtis died between 1901 and 1909 at Texas; Margaret was widowed in 1910; no Texas death certificate.8 

Family

Margaret Ann (Maggie) Washburn b. May 1859
Children

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 151.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860, 1900.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  6. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, pages 151-152.
  7. [S1858] Charlotte Observer.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1910.

Margaret Ann (Maggie) Washburn1,2

F, b. May 1859
Last Edited8 Sep 2008
Birth*Margaret Ann (Maggie) Washburn was born in May 1859 at Texas.1,2 
Married Name As of circa 1878,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married George Watson Curtis, son of James Douthit Curtis and Clarissa H. Sanderson, circa 1878 at Texas.1,2 
CensusMargaret Ann (Maggie) Washburn and George Watson Curtis appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 at Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, ED 106, sheet 14A, occupation carpenter, owned home, married 22 years, 3 children, 3 living.1 
Census*Margaret Ann (Maggie) Washburn appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 at Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, ED 127, sheet 6A, no occupation, owned home, widowed, James lived with her, occupation brick layer.3 

Family

George Watson Curtis b. Mar 1858, d. bt 1901 - 1909
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, pages 151-152.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  4. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 151.

James (Jack) Claude Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 28 November 1882, d. 30 September 1940
FatherGeorge Watson Curtis1 b. Mar 1858, d. bt 1901 - 1909
MotherMargaret Ann (Maggie) Washburn1 b. May 1859
Last Edited8 Sep 2008
Birth*James (Jack) Claude Curtis was born on 28 November 1882 at Texas.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, in the household of George Watson Curtis and Margaret Ann (Maggie) Washburn; ED 106, sheet 14A, occupation carpenter, owned home, married 22 years, 3 children, 3 living.1 
(Witness) CensusJames (Jack) Claude Curtis appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, in the household of Margaret Ann (Maggie) Washburn; ED 127, sheet 6A, no occupation, owned home, widowed, James lived with her, occupation brick layer.4 
DraftWW1* On 12 September 1918 James (Jack) Claude Curtis registered for the draft at Dallas, Dallas, Texas; at the time, he was employed by Kerr? Company as a brick mason, married.3 
Marriage*He married Martha (?) circa 1920 at Texas; appears to be second marriage for James; first wife unknown.5 
Census*James (Jack) Claude Curtis and Martha (?) appeared on the census of 5 April 1930 at Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, ED 28, sheet 15B, occupation brick layer-building contractor, renting-$15 month, radio, 1 daughter at home.6 
Death*James (Jack) Claude Curtis died on 30 September 1940 at 954 East Allen, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, at age 57; died in Freeport, Texas, occupation brick mason, married, buried in a Fort Worth Cemetery.2 

Family

Martha (?) b. 1892
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  3. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Minnie B. Curtis1,2

F, b. December 1880
FatherGeorge Watson Curtis1,2 b. Mar 1858, d. bt 1901 - 1909
MotherMargaret Ann (Maggie) Washburn1,2 b. May 1859
Last Edited21 Jun 2006
Birth*Minnie B. Curtis was born in December 1880 at Texas.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, in the household of George Watson Curtis and Margaret Ann (Maggie) Washburn; ED 106, sheet 14A, occupation carpenter, owned home, married 22 years, 3 children, 3 living.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 151.

William Pinkney Curtis1,2

M, b. 7 December 1878
FatherGeorge Watson Curtis1,2 b. Mar 1858, d. bt 1901 - 1909
MotherMargaret Ann (Maggie) Washburn1,2 b. May 1859
Last Edited4 Dec 2007
Birth*William Pinkney Curtis was born on 7 December 1878 at Texas.1,2,3 
Marriage*He married Frances (Fannie) M. Gray circa 1898 at Texas.4 
Census*William Pinkney Curtis and Frances (Fannie) M. Gray appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 at Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, ED 106, sheet 16A, occupation wood turner-mill, owned home, just married, no children.1 
CensusWilliam Pinkney Curtis and Frances (Fannie) M. Gray appeared on the census of 18 April 1910 at Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, ED 123, sheet 6A, occupation cabinet maker-factory, married 11 years, 1 child, 1 living.4 
DraftWW1* In 1918 William Pinkney Curtis registered for the draft at Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas; at the time, he was employed by himself, operating a planing mill, wife Fannie May.3 
CensusHe and Frances (Fannie) M. Gray appeared on the census of 12 February 1920 at Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas, ED 176, sheet 18A, occupation manager-planing mill, owned home, 1 child.5 
CensusWilliam Pinkney Curtis and Frances (Fannie) M. Gray appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas, ED 3, sheet 15A, occupation operator-planing mill, owned home valued at $3,500, no children at home.6 

Family

Frances (Fannie) M. Gray b. Nov 1880
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 151.
  3. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

James Vance (Zeb) Curtis1

M, b. 9 July 1859, d. 20 April 1935
FatherJames Douthit Curtis1 b. 21 Oct 1816, d. 10 Jun 1904
MotherClarissa H. Sanderson1 b. 6 Aug 1820, d. 5 Aug 1888
Last Edited23 Jun 2008
Birth*James Vance (Zeb) Curtis was born on 9 July 1859 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2 
Name Variation As of 9 July 1859, James Vance (Zeb) Curtis was also known as James Vance Curtis. 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 24 August 1860 Fort Hembree District, Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 266B, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,500, 8 children at home; lived next to Amos.3 
(Witness) CensusJames Vance (Zeb) Curtis appeared on the census of 26 August 1870 Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 454b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 7 children at home.4 
(Witness) CensusJames Vance (Zeb) Curtis appeared on the census of 19 June 1880 Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 428A, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.5 
(Witness) CensusJames Vance (Zeb) Curtis appeared on the census of 19 June 1880 Murphy Twp., Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of Eli Sanderson Curtis and Florence Haigler; page 261C, occupation farmer, 1 son and a brother at home.5 
Marriage*James Vance (Zeb) Curtis married Sallie Virginia Marr on 25 February 1886 at Clay, North Carolina; by J.S. Brooks.6 
Census*James Vance (Zeb) Curtis and Sallie Virginia Marr appeared on the census of 16 June 1900 at Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, ED 11, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, renting, married 14 years, 7 children, 7 living.7 
CensusJames Vance (Zeb) Curtis and Sallie Virginia Marr appeared on the census of 13 May 1910 at Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, ED 48, sheet 11A, occupation farmer, renting, married 24 years, 10 children, 10 living.8 
Census*James Vance (Zeb) Curtis appeared on the census of 5 January 1920 at Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, ED 55, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, owned farm, widowed, 5 children at home.9 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 3 April 1930 at Hayesville, Clay, North Carolina, ED 2, sheet 2B, no occupation, widowed, owned home valued at $4,000, 1 daughter at home.10 
Death*He died on 20 April 1935 at Clay, North Carolina, at age 75; at the state hospital in Morganton; from tuberculosis; buried at Hayesville United Methodist Church Cemetery.2,11 

Family

Sallie Virginia Marr b. 24 Sep 1867, d. 4 Mar 1914
Children

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 152.
  2. [S1530] Phillip Hogsead and Dorothy Shepherd, Clay County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions, Hayesville Methodist.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  6. [S1302] Macon County, Haysville, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Macon County Marriages.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  11. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.
  12. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  13. [S1011] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Death Records.

Sallie Virginia Marr1,2

F, b. 24 September 1867, d. 4 March 1914
Last Edited21 Jun 2008
Birth*Sallie Virginia Marr was born on 24 September 1867 at Shooting Creek Twp., Clay, North Carolina; daughter of William J. Marr and Mary Penland.1,3,4 
Married Name As of 25 February 1886,her married name was Curtis.2 
Marriage*She married James Vance (Zeb) Curtis, son of James Douthit Curtis and Clarissa H. Sanderson, on 25 February 1886 at Clay, North Carolina; by J.S. Brooks.2 
Census*Sallie Virginia Marr and James Vance (Zeb) Curtis appeared on the census of 16 June 1900 at Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, ED 11, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, renting, married 14 years, 7 children, 7 living.5 
CensusSallie Virginia Marr and James Vance (Zeb) Curtis appeared on the census of 13 May 1910 at Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, ED 48, sheet 11A, occupation farmer, renting, married 24 years, 10 children, 10 living.6 
Death*Sallie Virginia Marr died on 4 March 1914 at Clay, North Carolina, at age 46; buried at the Methodist Church Cemetery in Hayesville.1,3 

Family

James Vance (Zeb) Curtis b. 9 Jul 1859, d. 20 Apr 1935
Children

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 152.
  2. [S1302] Macon County, Haysville, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Macon County Marriages.
  3. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  7. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  8. [S1011] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Death Records.

Edward Lee Curtis1

M, b. 1863
FatherJames Douthit Curtis1 b. 21 Oct 1816, d. 10 Jun 1904
MotherClarissa H. Sanderson1 b. 6 Aug 1820, d. 5 Aug 1888
Last Edited21 Jun 2006
Birth*Edward Lee Curtis was born in 1863 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 26 August 1870 Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 454b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 7 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusEdward Lee Curtis appeared on the census of 19 June 1880 Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 428A, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Charles Hicks Curtis1

M, b. 17 February 1867, d. 12 May 1920
FatherJames Douthit Curtis1 b. 21 Oct 1816, d. 10 Jun 1904
MotherClarissa H. Sanderson1 b. 6 Aug 1820, d. 5 Aug 1888
Last Edited28 Jun 2008
Birth*Charles Hicks Curtis was born on 17 February 1867 at Clay, North Carolina; age in death certificate transcribe as 33 years, rather than 53 years.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 26 August 1870 Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 454b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 7 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusCharles Hicks Curtis appeared on the census of 19 June 1880 Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, in the household of James Douthit Curtis; page 428A, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.3 
Marriage*Charles Hicks Curtis married Laura Mae Brooks on 24 March 1887 at W.A. Brooks' home, Clay, North Carolina; by J. S. Brooks, M.G., witnesses P.L. Terrell, O.L. McClure and C.C. Standridge.4,5 
CensusCharles Hicks Curtis and Laura Mae Brooks appeared on the census of 15 June 1900 at Hayesville Twp., Clay, North Carolina, ED 11, sheet 6A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 13 years, 6 children, 4 living, father lived with them.6 
Census*Charles Hicks Curtis and Laura Mae Brooks appeared on the census of 8 May 1910 at Leicester Twp., Buncombe, North Carolina, ED 27, sheet 13A, occupation minister-teaching _?_, renting, married 23 years, 7 children, 6 living.7 
Marriage*Charles Hicks Curtis married Martha (Mattie) Heffner circa 1914 at North Carolina; her first marriage to Caldwell.8 
Census*Charles Hicks Curtis and Martha (Mattie) Heffner appeared on the census of 8 January 1920 at Maiden, Catawba, North Carolina, ED 44, sheet 10B, occcupation farmer, owned farm, second wife, 5 children and 4 stepchildren at home.8 
Death*Charles Hicks Curtis died on 12 May 1920 at Newton Twp., Catawba, North Carolina, at age 53; married, buried at Mastin Cemetery (name is nearly illegible.)2 

Family 1

Laura Mae Brooks b. Feb 1868, d. 19 Jun 1913
Children

Family 2

Martha (Mattie) Heffner b. 25 Jun 1878, d. 27 Mar 1945
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  2. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  4. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records, from children's birth records.
  5. [S1302] Macon County, Haysville, North Carolina Registrar of Deeds, Macon County Marriages.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  9. [S974] North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services, North Carolina Birth Records.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Nancy Caroline Curtis1,2

F, b. 29 September 1818, d. 4 March 1901
FatherAmos Curtis1,2 b. 10 Jun 1782, d. 1866
MotherMillie Estes1,2 b. c 1785, d. 1842
Last Edited3 Dec 2007
Birth*Nancy Caroline Curtis was born on 29 September 1818 at Buncombe, North Carolina.1,2,3 
Married Name As of circa 1839,her married name was Ledford.4,1 
Marriage*She married James Murphy Ledford circa 1839 at North Carolina.4,1 
CensusNancy Caroline Curtis and James Murphy Ledford appeared on the census of 25 October 1850 at District 85, Union, Georgia, page 246b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 5 children athome.5 
CensusNancy Caroline Curtis and James Murphy Ledford appeared on the census of 7 August 1860 at Fort Hembree P.O., Fort Hembree Twp., Cherokee, North Carolina, page 158, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, personal $1,000, 8 children at home.6 
CensusNancy Caroline Curtis and James Murphy Ledford appeared on the census of 28 July 1870 at Hayesville P.O., Shooting Creek Twp., Clay, North Carolina, page 468b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $4,500, 4 children at home.6 
Census*Nancy Caroline Curtis and James Murphy Ledford appeared on the census of 7 June 1880 at District 990, Towns, Georgia, page 469C, occupation illegible, possibly laborer, Hernando and his wife lived with them.7 
CensusNancy Caroline Curtis and James Murphy Ledford appeared on the census of 25 October 1880 at District 85, Union, Georgia, page 246b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 5 children at home.5 
Death*Nancy Caroline Curtis died on 4 March 1901 at Clay, North Carolina, at age 82; buried at Ledford's Chapel Cemetery at Scrougetown.1,2,3 

Family

James Murphy Ledford b. 11 Oct 1815, d. 29 Jul 1889
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, pages 155-156.
  3. [S1530] Phillip Hogsead and Dorothy Shepherd, Clay County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions, Ledfords Chapel.
  4. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  8. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 155.
  9. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 167.
  10. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 172.
  11. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 173.
  12. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 199.
  13. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 205.

James Murphy Ledford1,2

M, b. 11 October 1815, d. 29 July 1889
Last Edited3 Dec 2007
Birth*James Murphy Ledford was born on 11 October 1815 at Rowan, North Carolina.1,2 
Marriage*He married Nancy Caroline Curtis, daughter of Amos Curtis and Millie Estes, circa 1839 at North Carolina.1,2 
CensusJames Murphy Ledford and Nancy Caroline Curtis appeared on the census of 25 October 1850 at District 85, Union, Georgia, page 246b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 5 children athome.3 
CensusJames Murphy Ledford and Nancy Caroline Curtis appeared on the census of 7 August 1860 at Fort Hembree P.O., Fort Hembree Twp., Cherokee, North Carolina, page 158, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, personal $1,000, 8 children at home.4 
CensusJames Murphy Ledford and Nancy Caroline Curtis appeared on the census of 28 July 1870 at Hayesville P.O., Shooting Creek Twp., Clay, North Carolina, page 468b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $4,500, 4 children at home.4 
Census*James Murphy Ledford and Nancy Caroline Curtis appeared on the census of 7 June 1880 at District 990, Towns, Georgia, page 469C, occupation illegible, possibly laborer, Hernando and his wife lived with them.5 
CensusJames Murphy Ledford and Nancy Caroline Curtis appeared on the census of 25 October 1880 at District 85, Union, Georgia, page 246b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 5 children at home.3 
Death*James Murphy Ledford died on 29 July 1889 at Scrougetown, Clay, North Carolina, at age 73; buried at Ledford's Chapel Cemetery, Scrougetown.1,2 

Family

Nancy Caroline Curtis b. 29 Sep 1818, d. 4 Mar 1901
Children

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  6. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 155.
  7. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 167.
  8. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 172.
  9. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 173.
  10. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 199.
  11. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 205.

Nancy Alletha Caroline Ledford1

F, b. 3 August 1840, d. 8 September 1911
FatherJames Murphy Ledford1 b. 11 Oct 1815, d. 29 Jul 1889
MotherNancy Caroline Curtis1 b. 29 Sep 1818, d. 4 Mar 1901
Last Edited23 Jun 2006
Birth*Nancy Alletha Caroline Ledford was born on 3 August 1840 at North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 25 October 1850 District 85, Union, Georgia, in the household of Nancy Caroline Curtis and James Murphy Ledford; page 246b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 5 children athome.2 
Death*Nancy Alletha Caroline Ledford died on 8 September 1911 at Hiwassee, Towns, Georgia, at age 71; buried at the family cemetery in Bell Creek.1 

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 155.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850.

Julius Lafayette Ledford1,2

M, b. 18 February 1842
FatherJames Murphy Ledford1,2 b. 11 Oct 1815, d. 29 Jul 1889
MotherNancy Caroline Curtis1,2 b. 29 Sep 1818, d. 4 Mar 1901
Last Edited23 Jun 2006
Birth*Julius Lafayette Ledford was born on 18 February 1842 at Union, Georgia; married Louisa J. Ledford.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 25 October 1850 District 85, Union, Georgia, in the household of Nancy Caroline Curtis and James Murphy Ledford; page 246b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 5 children athome.3 
(Witness) CensusJulius Lafayette Ledford appeared on the census of 7 August 1860 Fort Hembree P.O., Fort Hembree Twp., Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Murphy Ledford and Nancy Caroline Curtis; page 158, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, personal $1,000, 8 children at home.4 

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 167.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

Lucius Sullins Ledford1,2,3

M, b. 18 April 1844, d. 22 November 1919
FatherJames Murphy Ledford1,2 b. 11 Oct 1815, d. 29 Jul 1889
MotherNancy Caroline Curtis1,2 b. 29 Sep 1818, d. 4 Mar 1901
Last Edited19 Nov 2011
Birth*Lucius Sullins Ledford was born on 18 April 1844 at Towns, Georgia.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 25 October 1850 District 85, Union, Georgia, in the household of Nancy Caroline Curtis and James Murphy Ledford; page 246b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 5 children athome.4 
(Witness) CensusLucius Sullins Ledford appeared on the census of 7 August 1860 Fort Hembree P.O., Fort Hembree Twp., Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Murphy Ledford and Nancy Caroline Curtis; page 158, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, personal $1,000, 8 children at home.5 
Death*Lucius Sullins Ledford died on 22 November 1919 at Tasso, Bradley, Tennessee, at age 75; married, occupation farmer, buried at Tasso Cemetery.3 

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 167.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S1388] Tennessee State Library and Archives, Tennessee Death Records Index.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

Asbury Reno Ledford1,2

M, b. 27 January 1847, d. 14 May 1927
FatherJames Murphy Ledford1,2 b. 11 Oct 1815, d. 29 Jul 1889
MotherNancy Caroline Curtis1,2 b. 29 Sep 1818, d. 4 Mar 1901
Last Edited9 Apr 2010
Birth*Asbury Reno Ledford was born on 27 January 1847 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 25 October 1850 District 85, Union, Georgia, in the household of Nancy Caroline Curtis and James Murphy Ledford; page 246b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 5 children athome.4 
(Witness) CensusAsbury Reno Ledford appeared on the census of 7 August 1860 Fort Hembree P.O., Fort Hembree Twp., Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Murphy Ledford and Nancy Caroline Curtis; page 158, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, personal $1,000, 8 children at home.5 
Death*Asbury Reno Ledford died on 14 May 1927 at Shooting Creek, Clay, North Carolina, at age 80; wife Adeline, buried at Camp Ground Cemetery.1,2,3 

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 167.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

Mary (Mollie) Elizabeth Jane Ledford1,2

F, b. 22 February 1849, d. 7 January 1906
FatherJames Murphy Ledford1,2 b. 11 Oct 1815, d. 29 Jul 1889
MotherNancy Caroline Curtis1,2 b. 29 Sep 1818, d. 4 Mar 1901
Last Edited23 Jun 2006
Birth*Mary (Mollie) Elizabeth Jane Ledford was born on 22 February 1849 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 25 October 1850 District 85, Union, Georgia, in the household of Nancy Caroline Curtis and James Murphy Ledford; page 246b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 5 children athome.3 
(Witness) CensusMary (Mollie) Elizabeth Jane Ledford appeared on the census of 7 August 1860 Fort Hembree P.O., Fort Hembree Twp., Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Murphy Ledford and Nancy Caroline Curtis; page 158, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, personal $1,000, 8 children at home.4 
Death*Mary (Mollie) Elizabeth Jane Ledford died on 7 January 1906 at Clay, North Carolina, at age 56; buried at Ledford's Chapel Cemetery.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 167.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

Thomas Manson Ledford1,2

M, b. 9 March 1851
FatherJames Murphy Ledford1,2 b. 11 Oct 1815, d. 29 Jul 1889
MotherNancy Caroline Curtis1,2 b. 29 Sep 1818, d. 4 Mar 1901
Last Edited23 Jun 2006
Birth*Thomas Manson Ledford was born on 9 March 1851 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 7 August 1860 Fort Hembree P.O., Fort Hembree Twp., Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Murphy Ledford and Nancy Caroline Curtis; page 158, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, personal $1,000, 8 children at home.3 
(Witness) CensusThomas Manson Ledford appeared on the census of 28 July 1870 Hayesville P.O., Shooting Creek Twp., Clay, North Carolina, in the household of James Murphy Ledford and Nancy Caroline Curtis; page 468b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $4,500, 4 children at home.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 172.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

Joab Turner Ledford1,2

M, b. 7 February 1853, d. 20 May 1938
FatherJames Murphy Ledford1,2 b. 11 Oct 1815, d. 29 Jul 1889
MotherNancy Caroline Curtis1,2 b. 29 Sep 1818, d. 4 Mar 1901
Last Edited23 Jun 2006
Birth*Joab Turner Ledford was born on 7 February 1853 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 7 August 1860 Fort Hembree P.O., Fort Hembree Twp., Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Murphy Ledford and Nancy Caroline Curtis; page 158, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, personal $1,000, 8 children at home.3 
(Witness) CensusJoab Turner Ledford appeared on the census of 28 July 1870 Hayesville P.O., Shooting Creek Twp., Clay, North Carolina, in the household of James Murphy Ledford and Nancy Caroline Curtis; page 468b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $4,500, 4 children at home.3 
Death*Joab Turner Ledford died on 20 May 1938 at Towns, Georgia, at age 85; buried at the Bell Creek Methodist Church Cemetery.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 173.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

Ellen Victoria (Lena) Ledford1,2

F, b. 23 March 1857, d. 13 March 1939
FatherJames Murphy Ledford1,2 b. 11 Oct 1815, d. 29 Jul 1889
MotherNancy Caroline Curtis1,2 b. 29 Sep 1818, d. 4 Mar 1901
Last Edited23 Jun 2006
Birth*Ellen Victoria (Lena) Ledford was born on 23 March 1857 at Towns, Georgia.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 7 August 1860 Fort Hembree P.O., Fort Hembree Twp., Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of James Murphy Ledford and Nancy Caroline Curtis; page 158, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, personal $1,000, 8 children at home.3 
(Witness) CensusEllen Victoria (Lena) Ledford appeared on the census of 28 July 1870 Hayesville P.O., Shooting Creek Twp., Clay, North Carolina, in the household of James Murphy Ledford and Nancy Caroline Curtis; page 468b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $4,500, 4 children at home.3 
Death*Ellen Victoria (Lena) Ledford died on 13 March 1939 at Towns, Georgia, at age 81; buried at the Bell Creek Cemetery.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 199.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1870.