Emily Angeline Curtis1,2

F, b. 23 May 1838, d. 6 October 1917
FatherThomas M. Curtis1 b. 1802, d. bt Jun 1885 - Dec 1885
MotherMary (Polly) Maffit1 b. 1797, d. bt 1881 - 1885
Last Edited21 Jul 2007
Birth*Emily Angeline Curtis was born on 23 May 1838 at North Carolina.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 28 September 1850 District 85, Union, Georgia, in the household of Thomas M. Curtis and Mary (Polly) Maffit; page 227b, occupation blacksmith, real estate valued at $100, 7 children at home.1 
Married Name As of 3 January 1859,her married name was Davis.4,5 
Marriage*Emily Angeline Curtis married Reuben H. Davis, son of Salathial Davis and Elizabeth S. England, on 3 February 1859 at Union, Georgia; by James R. Hood, J.P.5,6 
CensusEmily Angeline Curtis and Reuben H. Davis appeared on the census of 2 July 1860 at Union, Georgia, page 467, occupation farmer, renting, 1 child at home.5 
Census*Emily Angeline Curtis appeared on the census of 13 June 1870 at Blairsville P.O., Division 126, Union, Georgia, page 10, occupation keeping house, widowed, 3 children at home.7 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 2 June 1880 at Arkaqua District, Union, Georgia, page 158D, widowed, 3 children at home.8 
Death*She died on 6 October 1917 at Union, Georgia, at age 79; no death record found; not found in 1900 or 1910 census; alternate date 6 May 1917.2,3 

Family

Reuben H. Davis b. 1832
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1261] Judith Mukensnabl, "ALJUMU Family Tree 1", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1436] Otto, "Palfenier Connections", Ancestral File.
  4. [S929] Hunting for Bears, Georgia Marriages.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1305] Viola H. Jones, Union County Georgia Marriage Records.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Lydia Curtis1,2

F, b. 26 October 1840, d. 6 June 1885
FatherThomas M. Curtis1,2 b. 1802, d. bt Jun 1885 - Dec 1885
MotherMary (Polly) Maffit1,2 b. 1797, d. bt 1881 - 1885
Last Edited7 Mar 2007
Birth*Lydia Curtis was born on 26 October 1840 at Macon, North Carolina.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 28 September 1850 District 85, Union, Georgia, in the household of Thomas M. Curtis and Mary (Polly) Maffit; page 227b, occupation blacksmith, real estate valued at $100, 7 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusLydia Curtis appeared on the census of 4 July 1860 Blairsville P.O., Union, Georgia, in the household of Thomas M. Curtis and Mary (Polly) Maffit; page 479, occupation blacksmith, real estate valued at $500, 3 children at home.4 
Married Name As of 11 October 1868,her married name was Bowers.5,6,7 
Marriage*Lydia Curtis married Simpson L. Bowers on 11 October 1868 at Union, Georgia; by Thomas Collins, J.P.5,8 
(Witness) CensusLydia Curtis appeared on the census of 7 June 1870 Morganton P.O., Fairplay District, Fannin, Georgia, in the household of Simpson L. Bowers; page 380, occupation farm laborer, 1 child, living with Thomas & Mary.5 
(Witness) CensusLydia Curtis appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 Coosa District, Union, Georgia, in the household of Simpson L. Bowers; page 129A, occupation farmer, 5 children at home.9 
Death*Lydia Curtis died on 6 June 1885 at Owltown District, Union, Georgia, at age 44; buried at the Shady Grove Cemetery.7 

Family

Simpson L. Bowers b. 10 Nov 1844, d. 4 Mar 1924
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 230.
  3. [S1267] Tricia Bowers, "Jeff's Family Tree", Ancestral File, from cemetery reading.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  6. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  7. [S1267] Tricia Bowers, "Jeff's Family Tree", Ancestral File.
  8. [S1305] Viola H. Jones, Union County Georgia Marriage Records.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Thomas Andrew Curtis1,2

M, b. October 1850, d. 30 June 1914
FatherMoses Curtis3,2 b. 26 Dec 1826, d. 14 Mar 1908
MotherSarah (Sallie) Clemens3,2 b. 1835, d. c 1864
Last Edited7 Aug 2007
Birth*Thomas Andrew Curtis was born in October 1850 at Union, Georgia.4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 6 July 1860 Union, Georgia, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 485, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.3 
Marriage*Thomas Andrew Curtis married Sarah L. Knox, daughter of James Knox and Unknown (?), on 20 December 1871 at Athens, McMinn, Tennessee; by C.C. Witt, J.P.5,6 
Census*Thomas Andrew Curtis and Sarah L. Knox appeared on the census of 29 June 1880 at Sulphur Springs Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, page 407B, occupation farmer, 3 children at home; lived next to Moses.5 
CensusThomas Andrew Curtis and Sarah L. Knox appeared on the census of 14 June 1900 at Sulphur Springs, Montgomery, Arkansas, ED 137, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 32 years, 10 children, 2 living.7 
CensusThomas Andrew Curtis and Sarah L. Knox appeared on the census of 27 April 1910 at Sulphur Springs Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, ED 81, sheet 6A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 40 years, 10 children, 8 living (conflicts with 10 and 2 in Grace Jones' history), 1 child and 1 grandchild at home.8 
Marriage*Thomas Andrew Curtis married Bessie Aminda Ross, daughter of George Patton Ross and Malinda Angaline Curtis, on 30 April 1913 at Fannin, Georgia; by A. F. Burns, MG.8,9 
Death*Thomas Andrew Curtis died on 30 June 1914 at age 63; According to Allen Curtis, Thomas died either on the last day of June or the first day of July in 1914 or 1915, and was buried next to his grandparents in the Curtis Cemetery at Cutcane. Bessie remarried in April 1914, which raises the question of whether Thomas died sooner.10 

Family 1

Sarah L. Knox b. 15 Apr 1849, d. 23 Mar 1911
Children

Family 2

Bessie Aminda Ross b. 17 Dec 1893, d. 26 Sep 1969

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860, 1880, 1900.
  2. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860, 1900.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  6. [S1297] Tennessee State Archives, McMinn County, Tennessee Marriages.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  9. [S1201] Delta Genealogical Society, Fannin County Marriage Records.
  10. [S1264] Grace Curtis, Curtis Family History.

Elizabeth Ann Grubb1,2

F, b. 5 April 1833, d. 23 December 1903
Last Edited23 Sep 2006
Birth*Elizabeth Ann Grubb was born on 5 April 1833 at Tennessee.3,4 
Married Name As of 1 June 1866,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married Moses Curtis, son of Thomas M. Curtis and Mary (Polly) Maffit, on 1 June 1866 at McMinn, Tennessee; Grace Curtis has 3 June 1866 with a footnote that is unavailable.1,2,5 
(Witness) CensusElizabeth Ann Grubb appeared on the census of 15 June 1870 Athens P.O., District 8, McMinn, Tennessee, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 83b, occupation farmer, renting, 6 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusElizabeth Ann Grubb appeared on the census of 29 June 1880 Sulphur Springs Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 407A, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.6 
(Witness) CensusElizabeth Ann Grubb appeared on the census of 14 June 1900 Sulphur Springs, Montgomery, Arkansas, in the household of Moses Curtis; ED 137, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 34 years, 4 children, 3 living from second marriage.7 
Death*Elizabeth Ann Grubb died on 23 December 1903 at Montgomery, Arkansas, at age 70.4 

Family

Moses Curtis b. 26 Dec 1826, d. 14 Mar 1908
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  2. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1870, 1900.
  4. [S1265] Montgomery County Historical Society, Montgomery County Arkansas Cemeteries, Reed Cemetery.
  5. [S1178] Grace (Jones) Curtis, "Family Group Sheet of John Talmage Curtis."
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Sarah (Sallie) Clemens1,2,3

F, b. 1835, d. circa 1864
FatherAndrew Clemands4 b. 1808
MotherDicy (?)4 b. 1813
Last Edited7 Nov 2006
Birth*Sarah (Sallie) Clemens was born in 1835 at North Carolina.4 
Married Name As of circa 1850,her married name was Curtis.5,2 
Marriage*She married Moses Curtis, son of Thomas M. Curtis and Mary (Polly) Maffit, circa 1850 at Georgia.5,2 
Census*Sarah (Sallie) Clemens appeared on the census of 2 October 1850 at District 85, Union, Georgia, page 227b, single, living with her parents, Andrew and Dicy Clemands; this probably is Moses' wife, as she also had a sister Naoma.4,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 6 July 1860 Union, Georgia, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 485, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.5 
Death*Sarah (Sallie) Clemens died circa 1864 at Union, Georgia; no death or burial record. 

Family

Moses Curtis b. 26 Dec 1826, d. 14 Mar 1908
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  2. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1264] Grace Curtis, Curtis Family History.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

Sarah Naomi Curtis1,2

F, b. 1854, d. between 1871 and 1880
FatherMoses Curtis1 b. 26 Dec 1826, d. 14 Mar 1908
MotherSarah (Sallie) Clemens1 b. 1835, d. c 1864
Last Edited18 Dec 2008
Birth*Sarah Naomi Curtis was born in 1854 at Union, Georgia.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 6 July 1860 Union, Georgia, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 485, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.3 
(Witness) CensusSarah Naomi Curtis appeared on the census of 15 June 1870 Athens P.O., District 8, McMinn, Tennessee, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 83b, occupation farmer, renting, 6 children at home.1 
DeathAp*Sarah Naomi Curtis appears to have died or disappeared between 1871 and 1880 no marriage record found; not present in 1880 census.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  2. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  4. [S1264] Grace Curtis, Curtis Family History.

William Allen Curtis1,2

M, b. 12 May 1856, d. 25 September 1932
FatherMoses Curtis1 b. 26 Dec 1826, d. 14 Mar 1908
MotherSarah (Sallie) Clemens1 b. 1835, d. c 1864
Last Edited12 Nov 2007
Birth*William Allen Curtis was born on 12 May 1856 at Union, Georgia; exact date from 1900 census.3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 6 July 1860 Union, Georgia, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 485, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.4 
(Witness) CensusWilliam Allen Curtis appeared on the census of 15 June 1870 Athens P.O., District 8, McMinn, Tennessee, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 83b, occupation farmer, renting, 6 children at home.1 
Marriage*William Allen Curtis married Alice Williams on 16 February 1876 at McMinn, Tennessee.5,6 
Census*William Allen Curtis appeared on the census of 22 June 1880 at Irons Creek Twp., Yell, Arkansas, page 426B, occupation farmer, 2 children and a brother at home.5 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 23 June 1900 at Dryad Precinct, Lewis, Washington, ED 134, sheet 10B, occupation merchant, owned home, married 24 years, 1 son with him, wife not present; rest of the family's whereabouts is not known.7 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 25 April 1910 at Claquato Precinct, Lewis, Washington, ED 137, sheet 1A, occupation storekeeper-general merchandise, owned home, married 33 years, 11 children, 10 living.8 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 23 January 1920 at Big Bottom Twp., Lewis, Washington, ED 111, sheet 6B, no occupation, widowed, living with Sarah and Martin Karr.9 
Marriage*He married Tobitha (?) between 1921 and 1929 at Washington.10 
Census*William Allen Curtis and Tobitha (?) appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Emery Precinct, Lewis, Washington, ED 42, sheet 9A, occupation farmer, owned farm, second marriage, no other persons in household.10 
Death*William Allen Curtis died on 25 September 1932 at Lewis, Washington, at age 76; buried at the Claquato Sunset Memorial Cemetery.11,12 
ObitWilliam Allen's obituary was published in the Chehalis Bee Nugget on 30 September 1932:
William Allen Curtis, who had resided in Lewis county the past forty-five years, died early Sunday morning at his home on the National Park highway, east of Jackson Prairie. Mr. Curtis, who was 76 years of age, had lived in various parts of the county. He was a kindly, likeable man and had many old time friends. Some years ago he was engaged in the general merchandise business at Adna, where he was postmaster several terms. Later he made his home in the Big Bottom district of eastern Lewis county; more recently near this city. Surviving relatives are the widow, Mrs. Tobitha Curtis; four sons, Ray and Fuller of Chehalis and Archie Curtis of Los Angeles; two daughters, Mrs. Cora Ricker of Chehalis star route and Mrs. N. Ricker of Alberta, Canada; twenty grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body was brought to Boone’s Mortuary, where funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Blakely of Ajlune officiated. Burial was at Claquato.12 
NoteB* From: Henry Curtis
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: Ownership of Curtis Store
Apparently, when the land was bought on which the store was built, Ben Curtis did put $40 along with the money (quite a bit more) that my grandmother and grandfather put in to purchase the land. However, in only a short time the $40 Ben Curtis put in was returned to him and his interest in the land was terminated. Ben Curtis was the first post master in Curtis, however. I think this is what caused the confusion. My father said when they were getting the post office at the town that came to be known as Curtis, they had to put a place down so they put Curtis down since the people living around there were already picking their mail up at the store addressed in care of Curtis's store. It was the third store my grandfather and grandmother started. The first was at Adna, the second was at Dryad and the third was at Curtis. When my grandfather was getting the store started at Curtis he sold the Dryad store to his son-in-law Tom Duncan. 

Family 1

Alice Williams b. 1858, d. 4 Mar 1918
Children

Family 2

Tobitha (?) b. 1874

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  2. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1870, 1900.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  6. [S1261] Judith Mukensnabl, "ALJUMU Family Tree 1", Ancestral File.
  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. [S1260] Lewis County Genealogical Society, Lewis County Cemeteries, Claquato.
  12. [S1311] Washington Historical Society Lewis County, Lewis County Records, Obituary.
  13. [S1164] Susan Sonju, "H.O. Curtis Family Tree", Ancestral File.
  14. [S1260] Lewis County Genealogical Society, Lewis County Cemeteries, Claquato Sunset Memorial.

Dicia C. (Dicey) Curtis1,2,3

F, b. 9 December 1858, d. 25 August 1893
FatherMoses Curtis4 b. 26 Dec 1826, d. 14 Mar 1908
MotherSarah (Sallie) Clemens4 b. 1835, d. c 1864
Last Edited12 Nov 2007
Birth*Dicia C. (Dicey) Curtis was born on 9 December 1858 at Union, Georgia.4,3 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 6 July 1860 Union, Georgia, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 485, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.5 
(Witness) CensusDicia C. (Dicey) Curtis appeared on the census of 15 June 1870 Athens P.O., District 8, McMinn, Tennessee, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 83b, occupation farmer, renting, 6 children at home.4 
Married Name As of 28 December 1879,her married name was Dennis.6,2 
Marriage*Dicia C. (Dicey) Curtis married Richard S. Dennis, son of William Dennis and Sophia Moore, on 28 December 1879 at Yell, Arkansas; by J.W. Pendergrass, M.G.6,2,7 
(Witness) CensusDicia C. (Dicey) Curtis appeared on the census of 19 June 1880 Dardanelle Twp., Yell, Arkansas, in the household of Richard S. Dennis; page 333A, occupation farmer, no children.6 
Death*Dicia C. (Dicey) Curtis died on 25 August 1893 at Yell, Arkansas, at age 34; buried at Hoore Hill Cemetery near Dardanelle.8 

Family

Richard S. Dennis b. 1853
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860, 1870, 1880.
  2. [S844] Hunting For Bears, Arkansas Marriages.
  3. [S1499] Mary Vinson Humphrey, Yell County Cemeteries, Moore Hill.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  7. [S1263] Yell County Historical and Genealogical Society, Yell County Marriages, Book C, page 74.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  9. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.

James Grant Curtis1,2

M, b. 15 June 1867, d. 10 August 1933
FatherMoses Curtis1 b. 26 Dec 1826, d. 14 Mar 1908
MotherElizabeth Ann Grubb1 b. 5 Apr 1833, d. 23 Dec 1903
Last Edited24 Sep 2006
Birth*James Grant Curtis was born on 15 June 1867 at Knox, Tennessee.1,3,4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 15 June 1870 Athens P.O., District 8, McMinn, Tennessee, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 83b, occupation farmer, renting, 6 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusJames Grant Curtis appeared on the census of 22 June 1880 Irons Creek Twp., Yell, Arkansas, in the household of William Allen Curtis; page 426B, occupation farmer, 2 children and a brother at home.5 
Marriage*James Grant Curtis married Nancy Eldora Qualls on 5 July 1891 at Montgomery, Arkansas; by N.E. Robinson, J.P; license date 1 July 1891; both of Story.6,7 
Census*James Grant Curtis appeared on the census of 14 June 1900 at Sulphur Springs, Montgomery, Arkansas, ED 137, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, renting, married 9 years, 5 children, 4 living, 2 names illegible.6 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at Laverny Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, ED 84, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, renting, married 18 years, 6 children, 5 living; Benj. L lived with them.8 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 3 January 1920 at Fir, Sulphur Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, ED 81, sheet 1B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 4 children at home.9 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 April 1930 at Oachita Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, ED 13, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 child at home.10 
Death*He died on 10 August 1933 at Arkansas at age 66; buried at Reed Cemetery.3 

Family

Nancy Eldora Qualls b. 23 Aug 1867, d. 26 Oct 1956
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  2. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1265] Montgomery County Historical Society, Montgomery County Arkansas Cemeteries, Reed Cemetery.
  4. [S1264] Grace Curtis, Curtis Family History.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  7. [S844] Hunting For Bears, Arkansas Marriages, Montgomery, Book _, page 469.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  11. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  12. [S230] California Vital Statistics, death record.

John Asberry Curtis1,2

M, b. 20 October 1868, d. 3 January 1943
FatherMoses Curtis1 b. 26 Dec 1826, d. 14 Mar 1908
MotherElizabeth Ann Grubb1 b. 5 Apr 1833, d. 23 Dec 1903
Last Edited26 Nov 2006
Birth*John Asberry Curtis was born on 20 October 1868 at Athens, McMinn, Tennessee.1,2,3,4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 15 June 1870 Athens P.O., District 8, McMinn, Tennessee, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 83b, occupation farmer, renting, 6 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusJohn Asberry Curtis appeared on the census of 29 June 1880 Sulphur Springs Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 407A, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.5 
Marriage*John Asberry Curtis married Emily Lou Qualls on 1 October 1893 at Story, Montgomery, Arkansas; by N.E. Robinson, J.P; both of Story.6,7 
Census*John Asberry Curtis appeared on the census of 14 June 1900 at Sulphur Springs, Montgomery, Arkansas, ED 137, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 7 years, 4 children, 3 living.6 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 3 May 1910 at Claquato, Lewis, Washington, ED 137, sheet 9B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 16 years, 8 children, 6 living.8 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 7 January 1920 at Adna Precinct, Lewis, Washington, ED 107, sheet 2B, occupation laborer-lumber camp, owned home, 4 children at home.9 
Death*He died on 3 January 1943 at Lewis, Washington, at age 74; buried at Claquato Sunset Memorial Cemetery.10,4,3 
ObitJohn Asberry's obituary was published in the Daily Chronicle on 4 January 1943:
(an unknown value.)11 
(Witness) BioJohn Asberry Curtis was born in 1868 in Athens, Tennessee. He married Emily Lou Qualls in 1892 in Story, Arkansas. They moved to Chehalis, Washington, by train, in 1904. First he worked in the hop fields for the Scollard farm, which is now the Art Hamilton farm. They moved to Adna, where John got work, driving oxen, in the log camps. Emily Lou had trained under her mother, who was a physician during the Civil War. Emily Lou cared for the ill and was midwife, working with many of the pioneer doctors, Petit, Feagales, Kennicot and Sleicher. John and Emily Lou bought a small acreage, at the foot of Curtis Hill west of Adna, and built a general store. John would go to Olympia for supplies, taking three days. One, to travel to Olympia, one, to purchase and load the wagon, and the third, to return home. John and Emily Lou had five daughters and a son. Their oldest daughter was Cora C. Curtis. She graduated from Adna, eighth grade, and, since there was no high school, had to room-and-board in Chehalis to attend high school. Cora C. Curtis married Jonathan J. Ralph in 1916. Jonathan came to the Adna area from Oklahoma in 1910. He was a farmer, logger, and filed saws for Weyerhaeuser. Cora was a homemaker. Jonathan and Cora had a daughter Mary Lou Ralph, and a son, John L. Ralph. [The History of Lewis County, Washington" Lewis County Historical Society, 1985] 

Family

Emily Lou Qualls b. 19 Sep 1874, d. 12 Jan 1957
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  2. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1264] Grace Curtis, Curtis Family History.
  4. [S1260] Lewis County Genealogical Society, Lewis County Cemeteries, Claquato Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  7. [S844] Hunting For Bears, Arkansas Marriages, Montgomery, Book _, page 568.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  10. [S745] Washington State Dept. of Health, Washington Death Index.
  11. [S1311] Washington Historical Society Lewis County, Lewis County Records, Obituary.
  12. [S1260] Lewis County Genealogical Society, Lewis County Cemeteries, Claquito Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

Amos H. Curtis1,2

M, b. 4 March 1870, d. 16 September 1880
FatherMoses Curtis1 b. 26 Dec 1826, d. 14 Mar 1908
MotherElizabeth Ann Grubb1 b. 5 Apr 1833, d. 23 Dec 1903
Last Edited24 Sep 2006
Birth*Amos H. Curtis was born on 4 March 1870 at McMinn, Tennessee.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 15 June 1870 Athens P.O., District 8, McMinn, Tennessee, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 83b, occupation farmer, renting, 6 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusAmos H. Curtis appeared on the census of 29 June 1880 Sulphur Springs Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 407A, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.3 
Death*Amos H. Curtis died on 16 September 1880 at Montgomery, Arkansas, at age 10; buried at the Reed Cemetery.4,5 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  2. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  4. [S1265] Montgomery County Historical Society, Montgomery County Arkansas Cemeteries, Reed Cemetery.
  5. [S1264] Grace Curtis, Curtis Family History.

Benjamin Lafayette Curtis1,2

M, b. 23 July 1874, d. 5 December 1951
FatherMoses Curtis1 b. 26 Dec 1826, d. 14 Mar 1908
MotherElizabeth Ann Grubb1 b. 5 Apr 1833, d. 23 Dec 1903
Last Edited7 Apr 2009
Birth*Benjamin Lafayette Curtis was born on 23 July 1874 at Riceville, McMinn, Tennessee; death record says he was born 23 July 1873.3,4,2,5,6 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 29 June 1880 Sulphur Springs Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 407A, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusBenjamin Lafayette Curtis appeared on the census of 14 June 1900 Sulphur Springs, Montgomery, Arkansas, in the household of Moses Curtis; ED 137, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 34 years, 4 children, 3 living from second marriage.7 
NoteB* Benjamin served as the first postmaster in the Curtis area from 1901 to 1904, but then returned to Arkansas.8 
(Witness) CensusBenjamin Lafayette Curtis appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 Laverny Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, in the household of James Grant Curtis; ED 84, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, renting, married 18 years, 6 children, 5 living; Benj. L lived with them.9 
Marriage*Benjamin Lafayette Curtis married Lessie Mae Lamb, daughter of Matthew Taylor Lamb and Lydia Charlotte Qualls, on 20 August 1911 at Montgomery, Arkansas.4,2,5 
DraftWW1* On 12 September 1918 Benjamin Lafayette Curtis registered for the draft at Aly, Yell, Arkansas; at the time, he was employed by himself as a farmer, nearest relative Lessie Curtis; medium height, stout build, blue eyes, brown hair.10 
Census*He and Lessie Mae Lamb appeared on the census of 31 January 1920 at Crawford Twp., Yell, Arkansas, ED 181, sheet 5B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 5 children at home.11 
Death*Benjamin Lafayette Curtis died on 5 December 1951 at Benicia, Solano, California, at age 77.12,2,5 
(Witness) BioBenjamin Lafayette Curtis. Ben Curtis was nearly five yeasr old when he moved to Montgomery County, Sulphur Township, with his parents, Moses and Ann Grubb Curtis in 1878. He was born July 23, 1874, in McMinn County, Tennessee. As a young man, he taught school at Story, Arkansas, in the early 1900s. In order to obtain a license to teach, Ben "boarded out" at Rover (north of Story in Yell County), attending Rover Normal School between 1895 and 1900. From correspondence with the Arkansas History Commission and Mrs. C.A. Clement of Plainview, we have the following information enabling us to give a very brief description of the Rover Normal School. The school at Rover was the old Rover High School, which had a "normal" department in the summers, devoted to training of teachers. This enabled young men and women to take standard study courses and meet the license requirements for teaching. The old school house in Rover has been rebuilt; it used to be a two-story building, but was only one story later. The homes in Rover were crowded with boarding students in the summers.     Board was seven dollars per month.
Ben Curtis wed Lessie May Lamb, daughter of Taylor and Charlotte Qualls Lamb, on August 20, 1911. The ceremony was in Taylor Lamb's home, three miles from Story. Reverend J. Peter Emery, a Baptist minister and third cousin to Charlotte Qualls Lamb, performed the ceremony. Ben was nineteen years older than Lessie, who was eighteen years old when she married. It is interesting to know that Ben had been Lessie's first school teacher. After their marriage, at one time Ben and Lessie operated "Uncle Seeb's" General Store at Sims (after Seeb Posey died). Ben Curtis belonged to the Masonic Lodge at Story. After it burned down, he attended meetings at Washita. They were members of the Methodist Church. Lessie related that Ben studied to be a minister before they married, and preached at Pleasant Hill for a time, but he decided that he could not support a family and preach, so he became a farmer. Ben was a farmer most of the rest of his life. His main crop was cotton; he raised various grains, and had a garden for household use. Also each year he planted a watermelon patch.
One of Ben's pastimes was hunting bee trees. He would be out working and notice a bee and would follow it. After locating the tree, he would take the honey and put the bees in a hive. Bear hunting was another of his interests. The bear hunts in those days would sometimes last for weeks at a time. Ben told that when he was a young boy, he went on a hunt with his father, Moses Curtis. A mother bear had been killed, and there were two cubs inside the den. Ben was the smallest, so his father told him to get into the den and bring the cubs out. Ben said he looked at the den and then looked at his father, and decided the easiest would be to face the bears. Arkansas was once called the "Bear State" but the brown bears that were so abundant have largely disappeared, probably as the result of such hunts.
Ben was a man who liked to laugh and joke. He enjoyed dominoes, especially "Forty-two", but liked checkers better than he did dominoes. Lessie was a quiet woman, but had her own special sense of humor. She was a loving mother. Ben and Lessie reared ten children: Moses Taylor, born 1912, married Florene Vines in 1936 in the Montgomery County Bank at Mount Ida. Florene is the daughter of Feldon and Dona Stovall Vines of Sims. Anna Bertha, born 1914, wed Jack Hood. Cora Lou Vita, born 1916, wed Cleburne Wakefield. Ruth Alene, born 1918, wed J.B. Moore. Norma Fay, born 1921, wed Walker Hood. Benjamin Lowell, born 1924, wed Freda Clarkin. John Talmage, born 1926, wed Grace Jones. Harvey Pernell, born 1929, wed Dee Smith. Paul Holland, born 1933, never married. He died October 1988. Be n and Lessie moved to New Mexico in 1928 and farmed at Otis and Loving in Eddy County. In 1951, they sold the farm and moved to San Jacinto, California. Ben died in 1951, and Lessie died in 1975. They are buried beside each other in the Benecia, California, Cemetery. By Ouida Grace Curtis.13 

Family

Lessie Mae Lamb b. 12 Jul 1893, d. 9 Mar 1975
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  2. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1880, 1900.
  4. [S230] California Vital Statistics, death record.
  5. [S1178] Grace (Jones) Curtis, "Family Group Sheet of John Talmage Curtis."
  6. [S1264] Grace Curtis, Curtis Family History.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  8. [S1311] Washington Historical Society Lewis County, Lewis County Records.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  10. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  12. [S230] California Vital Statistics.
  13. [S1266] Montgomery County Historical Society, Montgomery County Heritage, pages 732-733.
  14. [S44] Social Security Death Index.

Christie Autuf (Adolph) Starken1,2

M, b. 17 August 1890, d. January 1971
Last Edited24 Jun 2006
Birth*Christie Autuf (Adolph) Starken was born on 17 August 1890 at Posey, Indiana; 17 August 1891 in SSDI.1,2,3 
Marriage*He married Estella (Stella) Wilhelmina Curtis, daughter of Charles Hamilton Curtis and Ella P. (Ellen) Jeffries, on 15 March 1911 at Posey, Indiana.1,4 
DraftWW1* On 5 June 1917 Christie Autuf (Adolph) Starken registered for the draft at Mount Vernon, Posey, Indiana; at the time, he was employed by Farmers Elevator Co. as a laborer; married.2 
Census*He appeared on the census of 14 January 1920 at Mount Vernon, Posey, Indiana, ED 53, sheet 13A, occupation packer-flour mill, renting, 1 child at home.1 
Death*He died in January 1971 at Newburgh, Warrick, Indiana, at age 80.3 

Family

Estella (Stella) Wilhelmina Curtis b. 29 Feb 1892, d. 19 Oct 1970
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  3. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S240] Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriages 1845-1920, Posey, Book C-15, page 76.

Anna Elizabeth Starken1

F, b. 16 August 1913, d. 21 October 2003
FatherChristie Autuf (Adolph) Starken1 b. 17 Aug 1890, d. Jan 1971
MotherEstella (Stella) Wilhelmina Curtis1 b. 29 Feb 1892, d. 19 Oct 1970
Last Edited20 Oct 2012
Birth*Anna Elizabeth Starken was born on 16 August 1913 at Posey, Indiana.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 14 January 1920 Mount Vernon, Posey, Indiana, in the household of Christie Autuf (Adolph) Starken; ED 53, sheet 13A, occupation packer-flour mill, renting, 1 child at home.1 
(Witness) CensusAnna Elizabeth Starken appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, in the household of William E. French and Estella (Stella) Wilhelmina Curtis; ED 35, sheet 9A, occupation automobile inspector, renting, 1 daughter.2 
Married Name As of circa 1940,her married name was McCarthy.3 
Marriage*Anna Elizabeth Starken married Edward Henry McCarthy circa 1940.3 
Death*Anna Elizabeth Starken died on 21 October 2003 at Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, at age 90; buried at St. Joseph Cemetery.4,5 
ObitAnna Elizabeth's obituary was published in the Courier & Press on 21 October 2003:
Anna "Ann" Elizabeth (Starken) McCarthy, 90, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at West- park Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. McCarthy was born on August 16, 1913, in Mount Vernon, Indiana, to Christian Adolph and Estella Wilhelmina (Curtis) Starken. Anna was a multitalented individual. Song writing, poetry, painting, ceramics, sewing, knitting, crochet, weaving and playing the piano were hobbies throughout her life. She served as president of the Carpenter Grade School PTA, directing many fund-raisers with her musical talents producing and directing talent shows and minstrels. She had worked as a secretary for the city of Evansville, Vanderburgh County and in the mayor's office. She also spent many years in presidential political campaigns throughout the United States with headquarters in Washington, D.C., including those of Muskie, Hartke and Reagan. Anna is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edward Lee and Helen Diana McCarthy of Evansville; a daughter, Mary Ellen Stewart Skinner; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Stewart Mathews Callis and Jerry Callis of New Harmony, Ind; and a stepsister, Ruth Eileen Garrison Tison. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Henry "Hap" McCarthy, a retired Evansville Detective Sergeant, and a son and daughter-in-law, Ivan Starken and Honey Delores Stewart. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 26, 2003, at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street. Private burial will be held at a later date.5 

Family

Edward Henry McCarthy b. 4 Aug 1917, d. 9 Apr 1970

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  3. [S2156] Diana McCarthy, "Brown-McCarthy", Ancestral File.
  4. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  5. [S1861] Selected United States Newspapers.

Eugene Floyd Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 5 July 1931, d. 30 April 2015
FatherFloyd Daniel Curtis1 b. 22 Jun 1900, d. 20 Oct 1981
MotherMamie (May M. or Mae) Reich b. 28 Jul 1899, d. 29 Dec 1969
Last Edited10 Dec 2016
Birth*Eugene Floyd Curtis was born on 5 July 1931 at East Gary, Lake, Indiana.2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 26 April 1940 East Gary, Lake, Indiana, in the household of Mamie (May M. or Mae) Reich; ED 15, sheet 32B, no occupation, apparently divorced, 2 sons, living with her father, Michael Reich.2 
Death*Eugene Floyd Curtis died on 30 April 2015 at Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana, at age 83; buried at McCool Cemetery in Portage.4 
ObitEugene Floyd's obituary was published in the Find A Grave on circa 1 May 2015:

EUGENE FLOYD “JIM” “IKE” CURTIS, expired at hospice in Valparaiso, IN on April 30, 2015. Known as “Ike” to family and friends, he was born 5 July 1931 on Parke Street in East Gary, Lake, IN.

His loving wife of 64 years, Doris (nee Pruitt) survives him. Children, Karen E. CURTIS from Lake Station, Indiana and granddaughters, Amanda Cunningham and Monica Greene from Flower Mound, Texas. Michael G. (Lorrie Campbell) from St. George, Utah and grandson, Chad M. CURTIS from Santa Monica, California. Marshall G. & (Patricia Essary) CURTIS and granddaughter Jennifer (Eric) Stafford all of Hobart and preceding in Eugene's death is grandson William (Billy) Holtzman.

Kaleen (Dana) Follow from Portage, Indiana and grandsons Justin Follow living in Denver, Colorado, and Jason Follow living in Ft. Meade, Maryland. Preceding in Eugene's death is grand-daughter Rachel Amber Underwood.

Kimberly E. (CURTIS) GUBRICKY and his grandchildren, Kaylee and Zachary GUBRICKY, all of Hobart. 9 Great-grandchildren that he loved to be around, also who loved him very much.

Preceding him is father, Floyd Daniel CURTIS and mother, Mamie Reich CURTIS. Preceding also was his sibling Robert Dean CURTIS married to and still living Jane A'Lee JOHNSON (Robert B. and Maria Delila Davison) CURITS, Miles D.(Tammy Hayes) CURTIS, Kelly L. (Carl) Rex and Susan K. (Bernie) Handau from Reno, NV. I believe he had about 37 nieces and nephews, too many to express, but all loving and caring for their Uncle Jimmy.

He was married to Doris Jean PRUITT who was born in Hayti, Missouri on August 15, 1933. They met on the corner of Central & Ripley at Meister's Drug Store, East Gary, Indiana. They married November 25, 1950 in Glen Park, Indiana.

Eugene served in the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Fleigerhorst Caserne Stuttgart, Germany. About November 18, 1954- November 18, 1955 he served his time at West Point, New York. He is also a member of the Masonic Lodge 741 in Portage, IN and the American Legion Post 100 in Lake Station, IN. He was employed at the Merchant Mill at US Steel as a millwright with USW Local 1014 serving over 33 years and retiring on April 30, 1984.

His heart went out to helping people with struggles. He loved to give but not receive from people. He was always working in his garage building and tinkering his whole life. He loved mowing his woods on the block of St. Joseph Ave. & Rush Street that had been in the family for over 100 years. He loved his neighbors and always was there to help. We can't say enough about the wonderful love he gave to his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family and friends.

His services will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart, IN 600 West Old Ridge Rd. Cremation will follow services. Burial of cremains will take place at McCool Cemetery at a later date.4 

Citations

  1. [S1163] Kaleen Follow, "Descendants of Charles H. Curtis and Ella Jeffries", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  3. [S2315] Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indiana Birth Certificates, 1907-1940.
  4. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, McCool, Porter, Indiana.

Sarah L. Knox1,2,3

F, b. 15 April 1849, d. 23 March 1911
FatherJames Knox4 b. 1800
MotherUnknown (?)4 b. bt 1800 - 1810
Last Edited18 Nov 2008
Birth*Sarah L. Knox was born on 15 April 1849 at Knox, Tennessee.5,6 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 7 September 1850 Subdivision 15, Knox, Tennessee, in the household of James Knox and Ellen Crider; page 118, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.4 
(Witness) CensusSarah L. Knox appeared on the census of 16 June 1860 Knoxville P.O., Second District, Knox, Tennessee, in the household of James Knox; page 112B, occupation waggoner, renting, 3 children at home.7 
Married Name As of 20 December 1871,her married name was Curtis.8,9 
Marriage*Sarah L. Knox married Thomas Andrew Curtis, son of Moses Curtis and Sarah (Sallie) Clemens, on 20 December 1871 at Athens, McMinn, Tennessee; by C.C. Witt, J.P.8,9 
CensusSarah L. Knox and Thomas Andrew Curtis appeared on the census of 29 June 1880 at Sulphur Springs Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, page 407B, occupation farmer, 3 children at home; lived next to Moses.8 
CensusSarah L. Knox and Thomas Andrew Curtis appeared on the census of 14 June 1900 at Sulphur Springs, Montgomery, Arkansas, ED 137, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 32 years, 10 children, 2 living.10 
CensusSarah L. Knox and Thomas Andrew Curtis appeared on the census of 27 April 1910 at Sulphur Springs Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, ED 81, sheet 6A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 40 years, 10 children, 8 living (conflicts with 10 and 2 in Grace Jones' history), 1 child and 1 grandchild at home.11 
Death*Sarah L. Knox died on 23 March 1911 at Montgomery, Arkansas, at age 61; buried at Reed Cemetery, Montgomery County.11,6,2 

Family

Thomas Andrew Curtis b. Oct 1850, d. 30 Jun 1914
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1880.
  2. [S1264] Grace Curtis, Curtis Family History.
  3. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1900.
  6. [S1265] Montgomery County Historical Society, Montgomery County Arkansas Cemeteries, Reed Cemetery.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  9. [S1297] Tennessee State Archives, McMinn County, Tennessee Marriages.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1910.

Eliza (Lisa) Curtis1,2

F, b. 1873, d. between 1881 and 1900
FatherThomas Andrew Curtis1 b. Oct 1850, d. 30 Jun 1914
MotherSarah L. Knox1 b. 15 Apr 1849, d. 23 Mar 1911
Last Edited24 Sep 2006
Birth*Eliza (Lisa) Curtis was born in 1873 at Missouri.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 29 June 1880 Sulphur Springs Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, in the household of Thomas Andrew Curtis and Sarah L. Knox; page 407B, occupation farmer, 3 children at home; lived next to Moses.1 
Death*Eliza (Lisa) Curtis died between 1881 and 1900 at Montgomery, Arkansas; Only two children, Gracie and Thomas, reported living in 1900.3 
Married Name As of 1 January 1893,her married name was Aldridge.4,2,5 
Marriage*She married J. William Aldridge on 1 January 1893 at Montgomery, Arkansas; by S.B. Redwin, M.G; marriage record is for J.W. , probably the widowed William Aldridge in the 1900 census.4,6,5 
DeathEliza (Lisa) Curtis died circa 1897 at Montgomery, Arkansas.3,5 

Family

J. William Aldridge b. Aug 1868
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  2. [S844] Hunting For Bears, Arkansas Marriages.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S1264] Grace Curtis, Curtis Family History.
  6. [S844] Hunting For Bears, Arkansas Marriages, Montgomery, Book _, page 541.

Moses Curtis1

M, b. 1877, d. between 1881 and 1890
FatherThomas Andrew Curtis1 b. Oct 1850, d. 30 Jun 1914
MotherSarah L. Knox1 b. 15 Apr 1849, d. 23 Mar 1911
Last Edited23 Sep 2006
Birth*Moses Curtis was born in 1877 at Tennessee.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 29 June 1880 Sulphur Springs Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, in the household of Thomas Andrew Curtis and Sarah L. Knox; page 407B, occupation farmer, 3 children at home; lived next to Moses.1 
Death*Moses Curtis died between 1881 and 1890 at Montgomery, Arkansas; Only two children, Gracie and Thomas, reported living in 1900.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  3. [S1264] Grace Curtis, Curtis Family History.

Della Curtis1

F, b. 1879, d. between 1881 and 1900
FatherThomas Andrew Curtis1 b. Oct 1850, d. 30 Jun 1914
MotherSarah L. Knox1 b. 15 Apr 1849, d. 23 Mar 1911
Last Edited12 Jul 2006
Birth*Della Curtis was born in 1879 at Arkansas.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 29 June 1880 Sulphur Springs Twp., Montgomery, Arkansas, in the household of Thomas Andrew Curtis and Sarah L. Knox; page 407B, occupation farmer, 3 children at home; lived next to Moses.1 
Death*Della Curtis died between 1881 and 1900 at Montgomery, Arkansas; Only two children, Gracie and Thomas, reported living in 1900.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Barbara Curtis1,2

F, b. 1803
FatherMoses Curtis1,2 b. 3 Oct 1777, d. 4 Sep 1853
MotherMary Allison1,2 b. 11 Dec 1782, d. c Jan 1864
Last Edited16 Nov 2006
Birth*Barbara Curtis was born in 1803 at Burke, North Carolina.3,1 
Married Name As of circa 1823,her married name was Norris.2,1 
Marriage*She married Isaac Norris circa 1823 at North Carolina.2,1 
(Witness) CensusBarbara Curtis appeared on the census of 1840 Haywood, North Carolina, in the household of Isaac Norris; page 125, 2 males under 5, 2 males 5-19, 2 males and 1 female 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 female 30-40, 1 male 40-50.4 
(Witness) CensusBarbara Curtis appeared on the census of 3 September 1850 Haywood, North Carolina, in the household of Isaac Norris; page 170b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $300, 5 children at home.2 
Census*Barbara Curtis appeared on the census of 28 June 1860 at Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, page 253, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, personal $771, 2 sons at home.5 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 30 July 1870 at Wilkie Store P.O., Smiths Bridge Twp., Macon, North Carolina, page 334, occupation keeping house, widowed, her grandson, Curtis Rhodes, age 19, lived with her.6 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 10 June 1880 at Smiths Bridge Twp., Macon, North Carolina, page 10B, occupation midwife, widowed, lived alone but next to relatives.7 

Family

Isaac Norris b. 1797, d. bt 1851 - 1860
Children

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 230.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  8. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 231.
  9. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 234.
  10. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 236.
  11. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 242.

Isaac Norris1,2

M, b. 1797, d. between 1851 and 1860
Last Edited21 Jun 2008
Birth*Isaac Norris was born in 1797 at Ashe, North Carolina.1,2,3 
Marriage*He married Barbara Curtis, daughter of Moses Curtis and Mary Allison, circa 1823 at North Carolina.1,2 
CensusIsaac Norris appeared on the census of 1840 at Haywood, North Carolina, page 125, 2 males under 5, 2 males 5-19, 2 males and 1 female 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 female 30-40, 1 male 40-50.4 
Census*He appeared on the census of 3 September 1850 at Haywood, North Carolina, page 170b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $300, 5 children at home.1 
Death*He died between 1851 and 1860 at Macon, North Carolina; Haywood or Macon; Barbara was widowed in the 1860 census.5 

Family

Barbara Curtis b. 1803
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 230.
  3. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, death certificate of Pollie (Norris) Rhodes.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 231.
  7. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 234.
  8. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 236.
  9. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 242.

Malissa Curtis1,2

F, b. 1806
FatherMoses Curtis1,2 b. 3 Oct 1777, d. 4 Sep 1853
MotherMary Allison1,2 b. 11 Dec 1782, d. c Jan 1864
Last Edited26 Sep 2008
Birth*Malissa Curtis was born in 1806 at Burke, North Carolina.1,2 
Married Name As of circa 1825,her married name was Norris.1,2 
Marriage*She married Samuel Norris circa 1825 at North Carolina; no marriage record.1,2 
Census*Malissa Curtis and Samuel Norris appeared on the census of 1840 at Cherokee, North Carolina, page 235, 1 male and 1 female under 5, 3 males 5-9, 1 male 10-14, 1 male and 1 female 30-39.3 
CensusMalissa Curtis and Samuel Norris appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 at Cherokee, North Carolina, page 15b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 10 children at home; also Milly, Lucinda and Eliza Andrews.4 
CensusMalissa Curtis and Samuel Norris appeared on the census of 8 July 1860 at Benton P.O., 8th District, Polk, Tennessee, page 431b, occupation captain at Eureka Copper Mine, 3 children at home.1 
NoteB* Not found in 1880 census; no further record.5 

Family

Samuel Norris b. 1807
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 243.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Samuel Norris1,2

M, b. 1807
Last Edited25 Dec 2006
Birth*Samuel Norris was born in 1807 at North Carolina.1,2 
Marriage*He married Malissa Curtis, daughter of Moses Curtis and Mary Allison, circa 1825 at North Carolina; no marriage record.1,2 
Census*Samuel Norris and Malissa Curtis appeared on the census of 1840 at Cherokee, North Carolina, page 235, 1 male and 1 female under 5, 3 males 5-9, 1 male 10-14, 1 male and 1 female 30-39.3 
CensusSamuel Norris and Malissa Curtis appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 at Cherokee, North Carolina, page 15b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 10 children at home; also Milly, Lucinda and Eliza Andrews.4 
CensusSamuel Norris and Malissa Curtis appeared on the census of 8 July 1860 at Benton P.O., 8th District, Polk, Tennessee, page 431b, occupation captain at Eureka Copper Mine, 3 children at home.1 
NoteB* Not found in 1880 census; no further record.5 
NoteB* Samuel Norris was working as a Captain at the Eureka copper mine located in Polk Co., TN in 1860. Located on Potato Creek about a mile and a half above the Tennessee Mine, the Eureka Mine was opened in April, 1853, by John M. Dow . The Eureka was one of the better known of the Ducktown companies. Its stock was traded on the New York Stock Board and much of its production was sold in England. The Eureka company was beset by many difficulties. The price of copper suffered a sharp decline during the panic of 1857. The winter of 1857-58 was said to have been the wettest at Ducktown in fifteen years. The roads were impassable, and cordwood was scarce and wet for effective furnace work . Charcoal fuel began to be used at the Eureka furnaces in 1858. Operations were continued at the Eureka Mine until about 1860. The company became insolvent and in May, 1861, its affairs were turned over to three trustees, Josaih H. Macy, C. E. Lamson, and W.C. Sturges. ( Source - Book: Ducktown - First Decade of Mining.6

Family

Malissa Curtis b. 1806
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 243.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  6. [S1164] Susan Sonju, "H.O. Curtis Family Tree", Ancestral File.

Wesley Curtis1,2

M, b. 1808, d. between 1861 and 1869
FatherMoses Curtis1,2 b. 3 Oct 1777, d. 4 Sep 1853
MotherMary Allison1,2 b. 11 Dec 1782, d. c Jan 1864
Last Edited30 Mar 2009
Birth*Wesley Curtis was born in 1808 at Burke, North Carolina.1,2 
Marriage*He married Mary (Polly) Dougherty, daughter of John Dougherty and Barbary (?), circa 1828 at North Carolina; no marriage record or date in Dougherty Bible.1,2,3 
CensusWesley Curtis and Mary (Polly) Dougherty appeared on the census of 1830 at Macon, North Carolina, page 20, 2 males and 1 female under 5, 1 male and 1 female 20-29.4 
CensusWesley Curtis and Mary (Polly) Dougherty appeared on the census of 1840 at South of Catawba & West of North Fork, Burke, North Carolina, page 334, 1 male and 2 females under 5 1 male 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 30-39.5 
Tax List*Wesley Curtis appeared on the personal property tax list of 1842 at Old Fort District, McDowell, North Carolina; no acreage, 1 poll.6 
NoteB* In the Spring 1846 term of McDowell County Superior Court, Wesley Curtis, charged with perjury by the State, was found guilty by a jury; however the Court set the verdict aside and entered a verdict of Not Guilty, from which the State appealed to the Supreme Court. On May 6 1846, Wesley, with Moses as his security, posted bond in the amount of $1,000 to guarantee appearance at the next term of the Court.7 
NoteB In the same Court term, Andrew Hemphill asked that the Court issue a writ of fieri facias (Fi-Fa) to have the sheriff seize certain property of Wesley Curtis; however, the Court ordered that the Fi Fa be set aside.8 
Tax ListHe appeared on the personal property tax list of 1847 at Old Fort District, McDowell, North Carolina; no acreage, 1 poll.6 
NoteB In the Spring term of McDowell County Superior Court, Wesley Curtis, charged with affray (unlawful violence toward another), was fined $5.00 and costs and be in custody until June; Wesley and Moses confessed judgement in open Court.9 
CensusHe and Mary (Polly) Dougherty appeared on the census of 15 August 1850 at McDowell, North Carolina, page 274b, occupation farmer, renting, 9 children at home.1 
NoteB In the Fall 1851 term of McDowell Superior Court, Wesley pleaded guilty to the charge of assault and battery and was ordered to remain in the custody of the Sheriff until court costs were paid; Moses Curtis and Miles Higgins "confessed judgement" for the cost of the case.10 
NoteB In its 1853 spring term, the McDowell Superior Court ordered that the defendant Wesley Curtis enter into recognizance in the sum of $200 for his good behaviour toward all the good citizens of the State and more especially towards his wife. Whereupon he entered into recognizance in the sum of $200 and Baxter Curtis & Bird Allison in the sum of $200 as his securities and also for the appearance of said Wesley Curtis at Spring term 1853 of this Court.11 
Census*Wesley Curtis appeared on the census of 28 June 1860 at Franklin P.O., Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, page 253, occupation blacksmith, living with Nancy and Robert Penland.12 
Death*He died between 1861 and 1869 at North Caroliina; probably in Macon County, but there is no cemetery record or probate record for him.13 

Family

Mary (Polly) Dougherty b. 11 Jan 1809, d. 4 Apr 1902
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 243.
  3. [S1185] Chapter, DAR Flint Hills, Major John Daugherty Bible and Elijah Kerlee Bible.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  6. [S1698] McDowell County Superior Court, McDowell County, North Carolina Tax Lists.
  7. [S1631] McDowell County Clerk, McDowell Superior Court Docket, Spring 1846 Term, pages 11 and 16.
  8. [S1631] McDowell County Clerk, McDowell Superior Court Docket, Book 1A, page 24.
  9. [S1631] McDowell County Clerk, McDowell Superior Court Docket, Book 1A, page 109 1/2.
  10. [S1631] McDowell County Clerk, McDowell Superior Court Docket, Fall Term 1851, page 136.
  11. [S1321] McDowell County Clerk, McDowell County Court Records, Book 1A, page 197.
  12. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  13. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  14. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 244.
  15. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 247.

Mary (Polly) Dougherty1,2

F, b. 11 January 1809, d. 4 April 1902
FatherJohn Dougherty3 b. 17 Nov 1783, d. 8 Sep 1864
MotherBarbary (?)3 b. 8 Aug 1782, d. 13 Aug 1851
Last Edited13 Jul 2008
Birth*Mary (Polly) Dougherty was born on 11 January 1809 at North Carolina.1,2,3 
Married Name As of circa 1828,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married Wesley Curtis, son of Moses Curtis and Mary Allison, circa 1828 at North Carolina; no marriage record or date in Dougherty Bible.1,2,3 
CensusMary (Polly) Dougherty and Wesley Curtis appeared on the census of 1830 at Macon, North Carolina, page 20, 2 males and 1 female under 5, 1 male and 1 female 20-29.4 
CensusMary (Polly) Dougherty and Wesley Curtis appeared on the census of 1840 at South of Catawba & West of North Fork, Burke, North Carolina, page 334, 1 male and 2 females under 5 1 male 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 30-39.5 
CensusMary (Polly) Dougherty and Wesley Curtis appeared on the census of 15 August 1850 at McDowell, North Carolina, page 274b, occupation farmer, renting, 9 children at home.1 
Census*Mary (Polly) Dougherty appeared on the census of 15 August 1860 at Swannanoa P.O., Buncombe, North Carolina, page 354, occupation weaver, renting, living alone.6 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 3 September 1870 at Swannanoa Twp., Buncombe, North Carolina, page 282, occupation keeping house, renting, 3 children at home.7 
Death*She died on 4 April 1902 at age 93; not found in 1880 or 1900 census; bible record is the only source.3 

Family

Wesley Curtis b. 1808, d. bt 1861 - 1869
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 243.
  3. [S1185] Chapter, DAR Flint Hills, Major John Daugherty Bible and Elijah Kerlee Bible.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  8. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 244.
  9. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 247.

Nancy Curtis1,2

F, b. 1830
FatherWesley Curtis1,2 b. 1808, d. bt 1861 - 1869
MotherMary (Polly) Dougherty1,2 b. 11 Jan 1809, d. 4 Apr 1902
Last Edited12 Jul 2008
Birth*Nancy Curtis was born in 1830 at Burke, North Carolina; doesn't appear in the 1840 household as a female over 5, assumed to be the wife of Robert Penland, where Wesley lived in the 1860 census; place of birth given as Burke in census.3,2 
Married Name As of circa 1851,her married name was Penland.1 
Marriage*She married Robert C. Penland circa 1851 at Macon, North Carolina; no marriage record found.1 
(Witness) CensusNancy Curtis appeared on the census of 28 June 1860 Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Robert C. Penland; page 253, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $2,500, personal $2,280, 3 children and Wesley Curtis (blacksmith) at home.1 
Census*Nancy Curtis and Robert C. Penland appeared on the census of 26 July 1870 at Wikles Store P.O., Smiths Bridge Twp., Macon, North Carolina, page 332, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $700, personal at $929, 6 children at home.4 

Family

Robert C. Penland b. 1826
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 243.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1840, 1860.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

Joshua Curtis1,2

M, b. 1834
FatherWesley Curtis1,2 b. 1808, d. bt 1861 - 1869
MotherMary (Polly) Dougherty1,2 b. 11 Jan 1809, d. 4 Apr 1902
Last Edited18 Jun 2009
Birth*Joshua Curtis was born in 1834 at Burke, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 15 August 1850 McDowell, North Carolina, in the household of Wesley Curtis and Mary (Polly) Dougherty; page 274b, occupation farmer, renting, 9 children at home.1 
Census*Joshua Curtis appeared on the census of 1860 not found in 1860 or 1870 census under the name Joshua.3 
Marriage*He married Rachel Ballew on 16 December 1877 at Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina; by T.Y. Greenlee, J.P.4 
Marriage*Joshua Curtis married Laura Arrington on 5 December 1879 at Macon, North Carolina; at James Arrington's house, by T.K. Welch, J.P., witnessed by W.B. Sherrill and C.C. Boone; Joshua age 49, Laura age 25; couple not found in 1880 census.5 
Census*Joshua Curtis and James Milas Wesley Curtis appeared on the census of 11 June 1880 at Ocona Lufty Twp., Swain, North Carolina, page 200C, listed as "J. Curtis," occupation laborer, married, living with a Tradeway family; and Milas W. Curtis, age 12, son, works on farm; no good explanation.6 
Marriage*Joshua Curtis married Maria Lucinda Stines on 29 April 1881 at Waynesville, Haywood, North Carolina; by John Turpin, J.P., witnessed by Almerey Turpin, Rinda Green, Mansa McDonnel; both residents of Waynesville; Joshua age 50, Loucinda age 25.7 
Marriage*Joshua Curtis married Elmira Allen on 29 August 1884 at Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina; by W.G.B. Morris, J.P., witnessed by J.S. Hamilton, M.S. Justus, W.F. Gibbs; both bride and groom of Henderson County; Joshua age 53, Elmira age 24; couple not found in 1900 census.8 
NoteB* No further record for him or his spouse(s); no explanation for how he could have married 4 women in 8 years, but marriage records all seem to be the same person. 

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Rachel Ballew b. 1851

Family 3

Laura Arrington b. c 1845

Family 4

Maria Lucinda Stines b. 1855

Family 5

Elmira Allen b. c 1860

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 244.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860, 1870.
  4. [S1229] Edward P. Williams, McDowell County Marriages.
  5. [S1195] James E. Wooley, Macon County, North Carolina Marriages.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  7. [S1291] Haywood County Registrar of Deeds, Haywood County Marriages.
  8. [S1257] Shirley Cawyer and Blanche Culbreth, Henderson County Marriages 1851-1898.

Barbara Curtis1,2

F, b. 1836
FatherWesley Curtis1,2 b. 1808, d. bt 1861 - 1869
MotherMary (Polly) Dougherty1,2 b. 11 Jan 1809, d. 4 Apr 1902
Last Edited31 Oct 2007
Birth*Barbara Curtis was born in 1836 at Burke, North Carolina.3,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 15 August 1850 McDowell, North Carolina, in the household of Wesley Curtis and Mary (Polly) Dougherty; page 274b, occupation farmer, renting, 9 children at home.1 
Census*Barbara Curtis appeared on the census of 28 June 1860 at Franklin P.O., Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, page 253, no occupation, living with Andrew and Elizabeth Bradley.4 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 3 September 1870 Swannanoa Twp., Buncombe, North Carolina, in the household of Mary (Polly) Dougherty; page 282, occupation keeping house, renting, 3 children at home.5 
NoteB* No further record after 1870.6 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 244.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1880.