Bethel Jones1

F, b. 1913
FatherThomas Harvey Jones1 b. 25 Feb 1878
MotherCarrie Rowe1 b. 1885
Last Edited5 Aug 2006
Birth*Bethel Jones was born in 1913 at Posey, Indiana.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 6 January 1920 Point Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Harvey Jones; ED 60, sheet 3A, occupation retail merchant-groceries, owned home, 5 children at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Harvey Elmer Jones1

M, b. 1916
FatherThomas Harvey Jones2 b. 25 Feb 1878
MotherCarrie Rowe2 b. 1885
Last Edited5 Aug 2006
Birth*Harvey Elmer Jones was born in 1916 at Posey, Indiana.2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 6 January 1920 Point Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Harvey Jones; ED 60, sheet 3A, occupation retail merchant-groceries, owned home, 5 children at home.2 
(Witness) CensusHarvey Elmer Jones appeared on the census of 7 April 1930 Mount Vernon, Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Harvey Jones; ED 5, sheet 5A, occupation laborer-commercial work, Carrie and Beulah worked in an overall factory, renting-$10 month, 2 children at home.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920, 1930.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Thomas Jones1,2

M, b. 25 October 1843, d. 11 March 1921
Last Edited4 Feb 2013
Birth*Thomas Jones was born on 25 October 1843 at Lynn Twp., Posey, Indiana; son of Samuel Jones and Malinda Nelson.1,2,3 
Marriage*He married Edith C. Curtis, daughter of William Boyd Curtis and Nancy (Mary Lucy) Harshman, on 19 January 1865 at Posey, Indiana.1,2 
Census*Thomas Jones appeared on the census of 20 August 1870 at Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, page 217, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $6,000, 6 children at home.1 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 7 June 1880 at Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, page 73D, occupation farmer, 6 children at home.4 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 6 June 1900 at Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, ED 40, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, renting, married 35 years, 7 children, no living n.a; Leslie Curtis, nephew b. Feb 1885 in Illinois, was living with them.5 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 at Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, ED 46, sheet 7B, occupation farmer, renting, married 44 years.6 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 13 January 1920 at Mount Vernon, Posey, Indiana, ED 53, sheet 11B, occupation none, renting, widowed, George was a public school teacher, still single.7 
Death*He died on 11 March 1921 at Farmersville, Posey, Indiana, at age 77; buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery.3 
ObitThomas's obituary was published in the Unknown Newspaper on circa 12 March 1921:
Thomas was the son of Samuel and Malinda (Nelson) Jones. He was born in Lynn Township, Posey County, Indiana on October 25, 1843. His parents had fourteen children, of whom Thomas was the fourth. His father Samuel was engaged in farming and stock raising and Thomas was reared on the farm, where he attended the county schools. In August of 1863, although yet under twenty years of age, he enlisted in Company H, Ninety-first Indiana regiment and fought major battles during the U S Civil War. After the war was over, he returned to Black Township, to which the family had removed in 1853, and began farming and raising stock for himself. He continued in that occupation throughout his lifetime. He was a member of the Primitive Bethel Baptist church, which was founded by his great grandfather, the Reverend Samuel Jones. In politics, he was a Democrat. On January 19, 1866 he married Mrs. Edith (Curtis) Hickley of Posey County where they were engaged in farming and stock raising. Thomas and Edith had five children: Charles, Mary, Sarah, Ida and George. Two of Edith's children by a former marriage lived with them on the farm in the 1870s and 80s: Della Hinkley and Walter Hinkley. His wife Edith died on September 22, 1917 and Thomas passed away four years later on March 4, 1921. Both are buried in the Bellefontaine Cemetery which is located just north of Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana.3 

Family

Edith C. Curtis b. 29 May 1840, d. 22 Sep 1917
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  2. [S240] Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriages 1845-1920, Posey, Book C-5, page 174.
  3. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Bellefontaine, Posey, Indiana.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Dela Hinkley1

F, b. 1861, d. 26 May 1932
FatherOwen Hinkley1 b. 1839
MotherEdith C. Curtis1 b. 29 May 1840, d. 22 Sep 1917
Last Edited4 Feb 2013
Birth*Dela Hinkley was born in 1861 at Posey, Indiana.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 20 August 1870 Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Jones; page 217, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $6,000, 6 children at home.1 
Married Name As of November 1880,her married name was Thomas.3 
Marriage*Dela Hinkley married Samuel Luther Thomas in November 1880 at Posey, Indiana.3 
Death*Dela Hinkley died on 26 May 1932 at Indiana; buried at Bellefontained Cemetery.2 

Family

Samuel Luther Thomas b. 1859, d. 14 Apr 1923

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Bellefontaine, Posey, Indiana.
  3. [S240] Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriages 1845-1920.

Walter M. Hinkley1

M, b. 7 June 1863, d. 9 September 1955
FatherOwen Hinkley1 b. 1839
MotherEdith C. Curtis1 b. 29 May 1840, d. 22 Sep 1917
Last Edited4 Feb 2013
Birth*Walter M. Hinkley was born on 7 June 1863 at Posey, Indiana.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 20 August 1870 Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Jones; page 217, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $6,000, 6 children at home.2 
(Witness) CensusWalter M. Hinkley appeared on the census of 7 June 1880 Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Jones; page 73D, occupation farmer, 6 children at home.3 
Marriage*Walter M. Hinkley married Lizzie Dunn on 15 August 1883 at Posey, Indiana.4 
Marriage*Walter M. Hinkley married Jennie French on 20 December 1887 at Posey, Indiana.4 
Census*Walter M. Hinkley appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 at Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, ED 40, sheet 2B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 13 years, 7 children, 7 living.5 
Death*He died on 9 September 1955 at Mount Vernon, Posey, Indiana, at age 92; at the Poseyville nursing home; buried at the Beech Grove Cemetery in West Lynn Township.1 
ObitWalter M.'s obituary was published in the Democrat on 10 September 1955:

Funeral services will be conducted Monday for a respected life-long resident of Posey county and a former Democratic sheriff with an excellent record of law enforcement, Walter M. Hinkley, who died at 6:45 p.m. Friday at the Allison Nursing Home in Poseyville. Mr. Hinkley, a retired farmer, was 92 years old last June 7. His health had failed in the last three years but he had survived repeated serious illnesses. Last Sunday he entered the Poseyville nursing home from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Angeline Maynard, 730 West Sixth street. Death was attributed to congestive heart failure.

The body is at the Weisinger Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. . . Burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery in West Lynn Township. The officiating clergyman will be Elder Elmer Fleener, of the Primitive Baptist Church, who resides in Evansville. Mr. Hinkley was a member for many years of Bethel Primitive Baptist church at Farmersville. Posey County knows the deceased as a reserved but pleasant individual with the highest standard of morals and integrity in general. His parents were Owen Hinkley and Edith Curtis Hinkley. The deceased's wife, nee Jennie French, died 14 years ago.

Surviving him are four sons, Robert O., Long Beach, Calif., William and Homer, Indianapolis, and Aaron, Akron, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Grace Coker, Glendale, Calif., Mrs. Angeline Maynard, Mt Vernon, Miss Lotta May Hinkley, Indianapolis, and Mrs. William L. Fisher, Wheaton, Ill; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren [sic], and a half sister, Mrs. Ida Parker, Los Angeles.1 

Family 1

Lizzie Dunn b. c 1865, d. b 1887

Family 2

Jennie French b. 1868, d. 1930

Citations

  1. [S1212] Carlene McConnell, Posey County Newspapers, Volume II, page 264.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  4. [S240] Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriages 1845-1920.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Charles Jones1

M, b. 1866
FatherThomas Jones1 b. 25 Oct 1843, d. 11 Mar 1921
MotherEdith C. Curtis1 b. 29 May 1840, d. 22 Sep 1917
Last Edited5 Aug 2006
Birth*Charles Jones was born in 1866 at Posey, Indiana.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 20 August 1870 Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Jones; page 217, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $6,000, 6 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusCharles Jones appeared on the census of 7 June 1880 Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Jones; page 73D, occupation farmer, 6 children at home.2 

Citations

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

Mary A. Jones1

F, b. 1867
FatherThomas Jones2 b. 25 Oct 1843, d. 11 Mar 1921
MotherEdith C. Curtis2 b. 29 May 1840, d. 22 Sep 1917
Last Edited5 Aug 2006
Birth*Mary A. Jones was born in 1867 at Posey, Indiana.2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 20 August 1870 Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Jones; page 217, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $6,000, 6 children at home.2 
(Witness) CensusMary A. Jones appeared on the census of 7 June 1880 Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Jones; page 73D, occupation farmer, 6 children at home.3 

Citations

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

Sarah (Sally) Jones1

F, b. 1868
FatherThomas Jones2 b. 25 Oct 1843, d. 11 Mar 1921
MotherEdith C. Curtis2 b. 29 May 1840, d. 22 Sep 1917
Last Edited5 Aug 2006
Birth*Sarah (Sally) Jones was born in 1868 at Posey, Indiana.2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 20 August 1870 Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Jones; page 217, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $6,000, 6 children at home.2 
(Witness) CensusSarah (Sally) Jones appeared on the census of 7 June 1880 Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Jones; page 73D, occupation farmer, 6 children at home.3 

Citations

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

George W. Jones1

M, b. 1870, d. 1952
FatherThomas Jones1 b. 25 Oct 1843, d. 11 Mar 1921
MotherEdith C. Curtis1 b. 29 May 1840, d. 22 Sep 1917
Last Edited4 Feb 2013
Birth*George W. Jones was born in 1870 at Posey, Indiana.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 20 August 1870 Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Jones; page 217, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $6,000, 6 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusGeorge W. Jones appeared on the census of 7 June 1880 Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Jones; page 73D, occupation farmer, 6 children at home.2 
(Witness) CensusGeorge W. Jones appeared on the census of 6 June 1900 Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Jones; ED 40, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, renting, married 35 years, 7 children, no living n.a; Leslie Curtis, nephew b. Feb 1885 in Illinois, was living with them.3 
(Witness) CensusGeorge W. Jones appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Jones; ED 46, sheet 7B, occupation farmer, renting, married 44 years.4 
(Witness) CensusGeorge W. Jones appeared on the census of 13 January 1920 Mount Vernon, Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Jones; ED 53, sheet 11B, occupation none, renting, widowed, George was a public school teacher, still single.5 
Death*George W. Jones died in 1952 at Indiana; buried at Bellefontained Cemetery.6 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  6. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Bellefontaine, Posey, Indiana.

Ida Jones1

F, b. 1874
FatherThomas Jones1 b. 25 Oct 1843, d. 11 Mar 1921
MotherEdith C. Curtis1 b. 29 May 1840, d. 22 Sep 1917
Last Edited5 Aug 2006
Birth*Ida Jones was born in 1874 at Posey, Indiana.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 7 June 1880 Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Jones; page 73D, occupation farmer, 6 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusIda Jones appeared on the census of 6 June 1900 Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Jones; ED 40, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, renting, married 35 years, 7 children, no living n.a; Leslie Curtis, nephew b. Feb 1885 in Illinois, was living with them.2 

Citations

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

Laura (?)1

F, b. 1897
Last Edited5 Aug 2006
Birth*Laura (?) was born in 1897 at North Carolina.1 
Married Name As of circa 1915,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Hamer Duckworth Curtis, son of George B. Curtis and Martha Louise (Mattie) Rowe, circa 1915; no marriage record.1 
(Witness) CensusLaura (?) appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 Seattle, King, Washington, in the household of Hamer Duckworth Curtis; ED 214, sheet 1A, occupation physician-doctor's office, renting, no children.1 

Family

Hamer Duckworth Curtis b. 14 May 1891, d. 8 Jul 1964

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Omar Ruth (?)1,2

F, b. 1905
Last Edited21 Mar 2010
Birth*Omar Ruth (?) was born in 1905 at Missouri.1 
Married Name As of 11 April 1927,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married Hamer Duckworth Curtis, son of George B. Curtis and Martha Louise (Mattie) Rowe, on 11 April 1927 at Thurston, Washington.1,2 
(Witness) CensusOmar Ruth (?) appeared on the census of 3 April 1930 Seattle, King, Washington, in the household of Hamer Duckworth Curtis; ED 185, sheet 1B, occupation physician-clinic, renting-$25 month, second marriage, no children at home.1 

Family

Hamer Duckworth Curtis b. 14 May 1891, d. 8 Jul 1964

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S1983] County Clerks of Washington State, Washington State County Marriages.

Lillian Duley1

F, b. 1904
FatherWilliam W. Duley1 b. Jan 1862
MotherEmma D. Curtis1 b. Dec 1860
Last Edited8 Aug 2006
Birth*Lillian Duley was born in 1904 at Posey, Indiana.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 25 April 1910 Mount Vernon, Posey, Indiana, in the household of William W. Duley; ED 51, sheet 11A, occupation bartender-saloon, married 16 years, Emma had 4 children, 4 living.1 
(Witness) CensusLillian Duley appeared on the census of 3 January 1920 Mount Vernon, Posey, Indiana, in the household of Emma D. Curtis; ED 52, sheet 2B, occupation none, widowed, renting, 1 daughter living with her.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Ruth Elma Wyatt1

F, b. 1 December 1902
Last Edited20 Jan 2007
Birth*Ruth Elma Wyatt was born on 1 December 1902 at Alabama.1 
Married Name As of 24 June 1926,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Finley Paul Curtis Jr., son of Finley Patterson Curtis and Selma Florentine Rosenblatt, on 24 June 1926 at Johnson, Tennessee.1 
Census*Ruth Elma Wyatt and Finley Paul Curtis Jr. appeared on the census of 25 April 1930 at Butler, Johnson, Tennessee, ED 6, sheet 4B, occupation retail merchant-general store, owned home valued at $1,500, radio, no children.2 

Family

Finley Paul Curtis Jr. b. 19 Nov 1895, d. Jul 1980

Citations

  1. [S1216] Finley P. Curtis, "Finley P. Curtis Research", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Edgar Wood1

M, b. 1873, d. 29 October 1945
Last Edited3 Feb 2013
Birth*Edgar Wood was born in 1873 at Posey, Indiana.1,2 
Marriage*He married Mary Elizabeth Curtis, daughter of Francis Malcom (Frank) Curtis and Sarah Ellen Russell, on 12 April 1899 at Posey, Indiana.1,3 
Death*Edgar Wood died on 29 October 1945 at Lawrence, Illinois; buried at Lawrenceville City Cemetery.2 
ObitEdgar's obituary was published in the Western Star on 1 November 1945:
Edgar Wood, 72, former Posey county farmer but a resident of Lawrenceville, Ill., for many years, died of heart disease late Monday afternoon in the Weber Hospital at Olney, Ill. The deceased resided in the Mt. Vernon vicinity as a young man and for 25 years was an employee of the Indian Refinery at Lawrenceville. He retired several years ago. His wife, nee Lizzie Curtis, is the daughter of Mrs. Sarah Curtis and the late Frank Curtis of Western Black township. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in Lawrenceville. Surviving in addition to the wife are a son, Harold; two married daughters, Juanita and Blanche; six grandchildren and a brother, Will Wood of Ridgway, Ill.4 

Family

Mary Elizabeth Curtis b. 21 May 1875, d. 18 Dec 1965

Citations

  1. [S240] Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriages 1845-1920, Posey, Book C-12, page 327.
  2. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois.
  3. [S1217] Posey County Historical Society, "Francis M. Curtis Family Group Sheet."
  4. [S2179] Connie Conrad, "Descendants of Joshua Curtis (Posey County)", Ancestral File.

George H. Henderson1,2

M, b. 11 August 1872, d. 12 September 1961
Last Edited3 Feb 2013
Birth*George H. Henderson was born on 11 August 1872 at Indiana.1,2,3 
Marriage*He married Grace Darling Curtis, daughter of Francis Malcom (Frank) Curtis and Sarah Ellen Russell, on 15 May 1901 at Posey, Indiana.1,2 
Census*George H. Henderson and Grace Darling Curtis appeared on the census of 21 April 1910 at Black Twp., Posey, Indiana, ED 47, sheet 4A, occupation insurance-property, renting, married 9 years, 2 children, 2 living.4 
CensusGeorge H. Henderson and Grace Darling Curtis appeared on the census of 10 January 1920 at Mount Vernon, Posey, Indiana, ED 51, sheet 10A, occupation Black Twp. Trustee, owned home, 3 children and father.5 
CensusGeorge H. Henderson and Grace Darling Curtis appeared on the census of 12 April 1930 at Mount Vernon, Posey, Indiana, ED 4, sheet 9B, occupation City officer, owned home valued at $2,000, 2 children.6 
Death*George H. Henderson died on 12 September 1961 at Posey, Indiana, at age 89; buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery.3,7 

Family

Grace Darling Curtis b. 5 Apr 1878, d. 24 Jan 1966
Children

Citations

  1. [S1217] Posey County Historical Society, "Francis M. Curtis Family Group Sheet."
  2. [S240] Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriages 1845-1920, Posey, Book C-13, page 5.
  3. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Bellefontaine, Posey, Indiana.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  7. [S2179] Connie Conrad, "Descendants of Joshua Curtis (Posey County)", Ancestral File.

Edith Treat1

F, b. 1 October 1900, d. March 1995
Last Edited31 Jan 2013
Birth*Edith Treat was born on 1 October 1900 at Illinois.1,2,3 
Married Name As of 23 March 1918,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Paul Marshall Curtis, son of Francis Malcom (Frank) Curtis and Sarah Ellen Russell, on 23 March 1918.1 
Census*Edith Treat and Paul Marshall Curtis appeared on the census of 12 April 1940 at Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, ED 1378, sheet 6B, no occupation, renting, 3 children.2 
Death*Edith Treat died in March 1995 at Roseville, Macomb, Michigan, at age 94.3 

Family

Paul Marshall Curtis b. 26 Nov 1897, d. 11 May 1989
Children

Citations

  1. [S1217] Posey County Historical Society, "Francis M. Curtis Family Group Sheet."
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1940.
  3. [S44] Social Security Death Index.

Thomas B. Brown1

M, b. circa 1845
Last Edited8 Aug 2006
Birth*Thomas B. Brown was born circa 1845.1 
Marriage*He married Sarah Ann Curtis, daughter of Merrit B. Curtis and Jane Harrison, on 14 September 1902 at Posey, Indiana.1 

Family

Sarah Ann Curtis b. 1847, d. 4 Jan 1935

Citations

  1. [S240] Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriages 1845-1920, Book C-13, page 156.

Ernest Dale Curtis1

M, b. 1883
MotherEllen M. Curtis1 b. 1865, d. 20 Sep 1893
Last Edited8 Jul 2015
Birth*Ernest Dale Curtis was born in 1883 at Posey, Indiana.1 

Citations

  1. [S1218] Harlow D. Curtis, "Ancestral File of Ernest Curtis", Ancestral File.

Charles Monroe Pettyjohn1,2

M, b. 1 January 1870, d. 29 April 1917
Last Edited28 Nov 2015
Birth*Charles Monroe Pettyjohn was born on 1 January 1870 at Texas.1,2,3 
Marriage*He married Stella Mooney Curtis, daughter of Thomas J. Curtis and Susan Emma Whittington, on 8 March 1908 at Franklin, Texas.4,2 
Census*Charles Monroe Pettyjohn and Stella Mooney Curtis appeared on the census of 6 May 1910 at Justice Precinct 2, Titus, Texas, ED 135, sheet 12B, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children by first marriage, 1 by second.2 
Death*Charles Monroe Pettyjohn died on 29 April 1917 at age 47; buried at Spencerville Cemetery in Choctaw County, Oklahoma.3 

Family

Stella Mooney Curtis b. 14 Dec 1883, d. 14 Nov 1929
Children

Citations

  1. [S1218] Harlow D. Curtis, "Ancestral File of Ernest Curtis", Ancestral File, Book D, page 401.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  3. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Spencerville, Choctaw, Oklahoma.
  4. [S1104] Bob Merrill, "Ancestral File of Benjamin Curtis (b. 1798)", Ancestral File.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Lela Bell Curtis1,2

F, b. 18 November 1899
FatherJohn Wesley (J.W.) Curtis1 b. 28 Mar 1866, d. 24 Jan 1939
MotherSallie Ann Broughton1 b. 1 Aug 1870, d. 8 Mar 1928
Last Edited8 Sep 2008
Birth*Lela Bell Curtis was born on 18 November 1899 at Mt. Vernon, Franklin, Texas; census records confused Lela and Lola.1,3 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 28 June 1900 Justice Precinct 3, Franklin, Texas, in the household of John Wesley (J.W.) Curtis and Sallie Ann Broughton; ED 42, sheet 16B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 9 years, 2 children, 2 living.3 
(Witness) CensusLela Bell Curtis appeared on the census of 5 May 1910 Justice Precinct 1, Howard, Texas, in the household of John Wesley (J.W.) Curtis and Sallie Ann Broughton; ED 120, sheet 8B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 19 years, 4 children, 4 living, listed as "James W."4 
(Witness) CensusLela Bell Curtis appeared on the census of 30 January 1920 Justice Precinct 1, Howard, Texas, in the household of John Wesley (J.W.) Curtis and Sallie Ann Broughton; ED 112, sheet 9B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 4 daughters at home.5 

Citations

  1. [S1220] Christine Dennis Skelly, Franklin County, Texas Births, Book P9, page 112.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1900, 1910.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Edgar Ennis Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 15 October 1899, d. 23 November 1972
FatherJosiah Benjamin Curtis1 b. 26 Jan 1855, d. 26 Apr 1927
MotherElla Cordelia Milstead1 b. 23 Feb 1877, d. 20 Nov 1957
Last Edited27 Apr 2009
Birth*Edgar Ennis Curtis was born on 15 October 1899 at Franklin, Texas; 5 October in draft registration.1,3,4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 28 June 1900 Justice Precinct 3, Franklin, Texas, in the household of Josiah Benjamin Curtis and Ella Cordelia Milstead; ED 42, sheet 15B, occupation farmer, owned farm, second marriage 8 years, 3 children, 3 living; 7 children at home.2 
(Witness) CensusEdgar Ennis Curtis appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 Justice Precinct 2, Fisher, Texas, in the household of Josiah Benjamin Curtis and Ella Cordelia Milstead; ED 94, sheet 2A, occupation farmer, owned farm, second marriage 18 years, 5 children, 5 living.5 
DraftWW1* On 12 September 1918 Edgar Ennis Curtis registered for the draft at Pride, Dawson, Texas; at the time, he was employed by his father as a farmer, single; described as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair.3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 16 April 1920 Justice Precinct 3, Dawson, Texas, in the household of Josiah Benjamin Curtis and Ella Cordelia Milstead; ED 50, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 6 sons at home.6 
Marriage*Edgar Ennis Curtis married Alice Dulice Sparks circa 1925 at Texas.7 
Census*Edgar Ennis Curtis and Alice Dulice Sparks appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 at O'Donnell, Lynn, Texas, ED 8, sheet 2A, occupation clerk-grocery store, renting-$12.50 month, 2 children.7 
Death*Edgar Ennis Curtis died on 23 November 1972 at Seagraves, Gaines, Texas, at age 73; in a Lubbock hospital, occupation clerk-grocery store, married, buried at Seagraves Cemetery.4 

Family

Alice Dulice Sparks b. 1897, d. 29 Aug 1974
Children

Citations

  1. [S1219] Christine Dennis Skelly, Franklin County, Texas Marraiges, Book P3, page 333.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  3. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  4. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  8. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , birth record index.

Earl Lafayette Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 13 September 1897, d. 16 April 1949
FatherJosiah Benjamin Curtis1 b. 26 Jan 1855, d. 26 Apr 1927
MotherElla Cordelia Milstead1 b. 23 Feb 1877, d. 20 Nov 1957
Last Edited6 Sep 2015
Birth*Earl Lafayette Curtis was born on 13 September 1897 at Franklin, Texas.1,4,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 28 June 1900 Justice Precinct 3, Franklin, Texas, in the household of Josiah Benjamin Curtis and Ella Cordelia Milstead; ED 42, sheet 15B, occupation farmer, owned farm, second marriage 8 years, 3 children, 3 living; 7 children at home.2 
(Witness) CensusEarl Lafayette Curtis appeared on the census of 19 April 1910 Justice Precinct 2, Fisher, Texas, in the household of Josiah Benjamin Curtis and Ella Cordelia Milstead; ED 94, sheet 2A, occupation farmer, owned farm, second marriage 18 years, 5 children, 5 living.5 
DraftWW1* On 7 September 1918 Earl Lafayette Curtis registered for the draft at Pride, Dawson, Texas; at the time, he was employed by himself as a farmer in Bay city, single; described as medium height, medium build, grey eyes, light hair.3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 16 April 1920 Justice Precinct 3, Dawson, Texas, in the household of Josiah Benjamin Curtis and Ella Cordelia Milstead; ED 50, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 6 sons at home.6 
Marriage*Earl Lafayette Curtis married Lora Lee Kelly on 28 November 1920 at Dawson, Texas.7,8 
Census*Earl Lafayette Curtis and Lora Lee Kelly appeared on the census of 10 April 1930 at O'Donnell, Lynn, Texas, ED 8, sheet 8B, occupation book keeper-cotton gin, renting-$18 month, 2 sons at home.7 
Marriage*Earl Lafayette Curtis married J. Pearl Robinson after 1931 at Texas.9 
Death*Earl Lafayette Curtis died on 16 April 1949 at O'Donnel, Lynn, Texas, at age 51; occupation ginner, buried at O'Donnell Cemetery. Earl killed his wife Pearl and then took his own life.4 

Family 1

Lora Lee Kelly b. 25 Sep 1902, d. 9 Jun 1930
Children

Family 2

J. Pearl Robinson b. 3 Dec 1906, d. 16 Apr 1949

Citations

  1. [S1220] Christine Dennis Skelly, Franklin County, Texas Births, Book P3, page 256.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  3. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  4. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  8. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , marriage record index.
  9. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics.

Mary Ledford1

F, b. 1850
FatherSilas Ledford1 b. 16 Oct 1821, d. 18 Jun 1910
MotherVienna Sealey Curtis1 b. 14 Apr 1822, d. 27 Nov 1898
Last Edited8 Aug 2006
Birth*Mary Ledford was born in 1850 at Cherokee, North Carolina.2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of Silas Ledford; page 24, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.3 
(Witness) CensusMary Ledford appeared on the census of 1 August 1870 Dallas P.O., Dallas, Texas, in the household of Silas Ledford; page 357b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 6 children at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.

Virgie Ledford1

F, b. 1844
FatherSilas Ledford1 b. 16 Oct 1821, d. 18 Jun 1910
MotherVienna Sealey Curtis1 b. 14 Apr 1822, d. 27 Nov 1898
Last Edited8 Aug 2006
Birth*Virgie Ledford was born in 1844 at Cherokee, North CArolina.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of Silas Ledford; page 24, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.

Sarah J. Ledford1

F, b. 1846
FatherSilas Ledford1 b. 16 Oct 1821, d. 18 Jun 1910
MotherVienna Sealey Curtis1 b. 14 Apr 1822, d. 27 Nov 1898
Last Edited8 Aug 2006
Birth*Sarah J. Ledford was born in 1846 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of Silas Ledford; page 24, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.

Milly A. Ledford1

F, b. 1848
FatherSilas Ledford1 b. 16 Oct 1821, d. 18 Jun 1910
MotherVienna Sealey Curtis1 b. 14 Apr 1822, d. 27 Nov 1898
Last Edited8 Aug 2006
Birth*Milly A. Ledford was born in 1848 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of Silas Ledford; page 24, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.

Talitha Ledford1

F, b. July 1852
FatherSilas Ledford1 b. 16 Oct 1821, d. 18 Jun 1910
MotherVienna Sealey Curtis1 b. 14 Apr 1822, d. 27 Nov 1898
Last Edited8 Aug 2006
Birth*Talitha Ledford was born in July 1852 at Cherokee, North Carolina.2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1 August 1870 Dallas P.O., Dallas, Texas, in the household of Silas Ledford; page 357b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 6 children at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1870, 1900.

William L. Ledford1,2

M, b. 9 September 1860, d. 3 August 1953
FatherSilas Ledford1 b. 16 Oct 1821, d. 18 Jun 1910
MotherVienna Sealey Curtis1 b. 14 Apr 1822, d. 27 Nov 1898
Last Edited10 Jun 2009
Birth*William L. Ledford was born on 9 September 1860 at Cherokee, North Carolina; son of George Ledford.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 August 1870 Dallas P.O., Dallas, Texas, in the household of Silas Ledford; page 357b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 6 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusWilliam L. Ledford appeared on the census of 8 June 1880 Precinct 4, Tarrant, Texas, in the household of Silas Ledford; page 174A, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.3 
Marriage*William L. Ledford married Anna Olivia Ledford, daughter of William Marion Allen and Martha M. Carson, on 21 January 1883 at Macon, North Carolina.4 
Death*William L. Ledford died on 3 August 1953 at Smith Bridge, Macon, North Carolina, at age 92; informant Charlie Ledford, buried at the Asbury Cemetery.2 

Family

Anna Olivia Ledford b. 7 Nov 1856, d. 11 Dec 1946

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. [S1096] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Marriage Records.