Alta Marie Curtis1,2

F, b. 11 February 1922
FatherWilliam Henry Curtis1 b. 17 Nov 1889, d. Mar 1973
MotherRose Baldus1 b. 4 Jul 1887, d. Oct 1961
Last Edited17 Dec 2011
Birth*Alta Marie Curtis was born on 11 February 1922 at Martinsburg, Keokuk, Iowa.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 4 April 1930 Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of William Henry Curtis and Rose Baldus; ED 11, sheet 6A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 2 children at home.1 
Married Name As of 7 December 1945,her married name was Miller.2 
Marriage*Alta Marie Curtis married Everett Miller on 7 December 1945 at Hedrick, Keokuk, Iowa.2 

Family

Everett Miller b. 15 Oct 1922, d. 2 Aug 1984

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S1370] John Scott Hoff, "Hoff Family II", Ancestral File.

Hannah Edith Chacey1,2,3

F, b. 1901
Last Edited4 Feb 2012
Birth*Hannah Edith Chacey was born in 1901 at Stephen Run Twp., Keokuk, Iowa; daughter of U. Sherman Chacey and Celia O. Enestoner.1,3 
Married Name As of 28 January 1920,her married name was Curtis.1,3 
Marriage*She married George Leroy (Roy) Curtis, son of George B. Curtis and Mary Amelia Terrell, on 28 January 1920 at Pekin, Keokuk, Iowa.1,2,3 
CensusHannah Edith Chacey and George Leroy (Roy) Curtis appeared on the census of 18 April 1930 at Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, ED 11, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 child at home.1 

Family

George Leroy (Roy) Curtis b. 4 Jan 1900, d. 5 Dec 1993

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S1370] John Scott Hoff, "Hoff Family II", Ancestral File.
  3. [S2074] State of Iowa, Iowa Marriages 1809-1992.

Clara Fern Eckley1,2

F, b. 11 June 1893, d. June 1969
FatherPeter Eckley3 b. Nov 1839
MotherClara A. Githens3 b. Dec 1849
Last Edited4 Feb 2012
Birth*Clara Fern Eckley was born on 11 June 1893 at Pekin, Keokuk, Iowa; daughter of Peter Eckley and Clara Ann Githens.1,4,5 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 Steady Run Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of Peter Eckley and Clara A. Githens; ED 51, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 32 years, 12 children, 9 living.3 
Married Name As of 21 February 1912,her married name was Curtis.1,2,5 
Marriage*Clara Fern Eckley married Harvey Allen Curtis, son of George B. Curtis and Mary Amelia Terrell, on 21 February 1912 at Packwood, Jefferson, Iowa.1,2,5 
CensusClara Fern Eckley and Harvey Allen Curtis appeared on the census of 27 January 1920 at Polk Twp., Jefferson, Iowa, ED 57, sheet 10A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 child at home.6 
CensusClara Fern Eckley and Harvey Allen Curtis appeared on the census of 9 April 1930 at Jefferson Twp., Polk, Iowa, ED 19, sheet 2B, occupation farmer, owned farm, radio, 2 children at home.1 
Death*Clara Fern Eckley died in June 1969 at Hedrick, Keokuk, Iowa.4 

Family

Harvey Allen Curtis b. 9 Jan 1891, d. 17 Jan 1938
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S1370] John Scott Hoff, "Hoff Family II", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  4. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  5. [S2074] State of Iowa, Iowa Marriages 1809-1992.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Ruth Arline Curtis1

F, b. 21 September 1916
FatherHarvey Allen Curtis1 b. 9 Jan 1891, d. 17 Jan 1938
MotherClara Fern Eckley1 b. 11 Jun 1893, d. Jun 1969
Last Edited17 Dec 2011
Birth*Ruth Arline Curtis was born on 21 September 1916 at Martinsburg, Keokuk, Iowa.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 27 January 1920 Polk Twp., Jefferson, Iowa, in the household of Harvey Allen Curtis and Clara Fern Eckley; ED 57, sheet 10A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 child at home.2 
(Witness) CensusRuth Arline Curtis appeared on the census of 9 April 1930 Jefferson Twp., Polk, Iowa, in the household of Harvey Allen Curtis and Clara Fern Eckley; ED 19, sheet 2B, occupation farmer, owned farm, radio, 2 children at home.1 

Citations

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

George Harold Curtis1

M, b. 10 July 1923, d. 15 March 2012
FatherHarvey Allen Curtis1 b. 9 Jan 1891, d. 17 Jan 1938
MotherClara Fern Eckley1 b. 11 Jun 1893, d. Jun 1969
Last Edited27 Sep 2012
Birth*George Harold Curtis was born on 10 July 1923 at Pekin, Keokuk, Iowa; birth certificate in Jefferson County.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 9 April 1930 Jefferson Twp., Polk, Iowa, in the household of Harvey Allen Curtis and Clara Fern Eckley; ED 19, sheet 2B, occupation farmer, owned farm, radio, 2 children at home.1 
Residence*George Harold Curtis lived in April 2006 at Hedrick, Keokuk, Iowa; member of the Curtis DNA Project. 
Death*He died on 15 March 2012 at Hedrick, Keokuk, Iowa, at age 88; in an Iowa City care facility, buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery.4 
ObitGeorge Harold's obituary was published in the Unknown on circa 16 March 2012:
George Harold Curtis, recently of Sylvan Woods, died March 15, 2012 at Briarwood Health Care Center in Iowa City. He was born on a farm near Pekin on July 10, 1923, the son of Harvey Allen and Clara Fern Eckley Curtis. He graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1940. When the US Navy took the farm for a training landing strip in 1943, his widowed mother moved the family 4 1/2 miles west to a farm near Farson, where Harold lived until January of 2010. He married Marjorie Knaak on August 19, 1944. She preceded him in death on April 19, 1996. Harold was a member of Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church, and Martinsburg Masonic Lodge #106 A.F.& A.M., where he was a past Master and served as secretary of the lodge for 25 years prior to its closing in 2005. Lodge #106 at that time consolidated with Justice Lodge #230 A.F.& A.M. at Ollie. He was a member of the Cedar Rapids Scottish Rite.

Surviving are a daughter, Nancy(Robert)Lyon of Springfield, IL; five sons, Harvey(Marlene)Curtis of Larkspur, CO, Mark(Marilyn)Curtis of Albany, IL, Gregory Curtis of Alta Loma, CA, Terry(Vicky)Curtis of Coralville, IA, and John Curtis of Sunnyvale, CA; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary(William Sr.)Bradshaw of Hedrick; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Bee Chestnut of Ottumwa. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Eloise and Arlene.
Funeral services will be 10 am Tuesday at Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church with Pastor Kim Gates officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg. Visitation will begin at noon Monday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5:30-7:30 pm. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30 pm Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S1370] John Scott Hoff, "Hoff Family II", Ancestral File.
  3. [S2082] State of Iowsa, Iowa Births 1830-1950.
  4. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Mt. Zion, Keokuk, Iowa.

Alva Roy Eckley1,2

M, b. September 1879, d. 8 February 1935
FatherPeter Eckley3 b. Nov 1839
MotherClara A. Githens3 b. Dec 1849
Last Edited4 Feb 2012
Birth*Alva Roy Eckley was born in September 1879 at Iowa.4 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 9 June 1880 at Steady Run Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, age 1, living with his parents, Peter and Clara A. Eckley.5 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 Steady Run Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of Peter Eckley and Clara A. Githens; ED 51, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 32 years, 12 children, 9 living.3 
Marriage*Alva Roy Eckley married Mary Amelia Curtis, daughter of George B. Curtis and Mary Amelia Terrell, on 20 January 1904 at Martinsburg, Keokuk, Iowa; per phone call with Virgil Curtis and Alta (Curtis) Miller, 13 November 2005.1,2,6 
Census*Alva Roy Eckley and Mary Amelia Curtis appeared on the census of 23 April 1910 at Martinsburg, Keokuk, Iowa, ED 56, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 6 years, 2 children, 1 living.1 
CensusAlva Roy Eckley and Mary Amelia Curtis appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 at Martinsburg, Steady Run Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, ED 59, sheet 5B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 2 children at home.7 
CensusAlva Roy Eckley and Mary Amelia Curtis appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Steady Run Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, ED 25, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, owned farm, radio, 1 child at home.8 
Death*Alva Roy Eckley died on 8 February 1935 at Hedrick, Keokuk, Iowa, at age 55; buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery.2 

Family

Mary Amelia Curtis b. 17 Mar 1888, d. 1 Sep 1957
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  2. [S1370] John Scott Hoff, "Hoff Family II", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1880, 1910.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  6. [S2074] State of Iowa, Iowa Marriages 1809-1992.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  9. [S44] Social Security Death Index.

Ralph Waldo Eckley1,2,3

M, b. 6 February 1906, d. 13 August 1957
FatherAlva Roy Eckley1,2 b. Sep 1879, d. 8 Feb 1935
MotherMary Amelia Curtis1,2 b. 17 Mar 1888, d. 1 Sep 1957
Last Edited2 Mar 2007
Birth*Ralph Waldo Eckley was born on 6 February 1906 at Keokuk, Iowa; date from SSDI; Hoff file says 1905.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 23 April 1910 Martinsburg, Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of Alva Roy Eckley and Mary Amelia Curtis; ED 56, sheet 6B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 6 years, 2 children, 1 living.2 
(Witness) CensusRalph Waldo Eckley appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 Martinsburg, Steady Run Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of Alva Roy Eckley and Mary Amelia Curtis; ED 59, sheet 5B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 2 children at home.4 
(Witness) CensusRalph Waldo Eckley appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 Steady Run Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of Alva Roy Eckley and Mary Amelia Curtis; ED 25, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, owned farm, radio, 1 child at home.5 
Marriage*Ralph Waldo Eckley married Alice Ann Victoria Hildeton on 5 August 1934 at Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin.3 
Death*Ralph Waldo Eckley died on 13 August 1957 at Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, at age 51.1,3 

Family

Alice Ann Victoria Hildeton b. c 1915

Citations

  1. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  3. [S1370] John Scott Hoff, "Hoff Family II", Ancestral File.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Lois M. Eckley1

F, b. 31 October 1912
FatherAlva Roy Eckley1 b. Sep 1879, d. 8 Feb 1935
MotherMary Amelia Curtis1 b. 17 Mar 1888, d. 1 Sep 1957
Last Edited2 Mar 2007
Birth*Lois M. Eckley was born on 31 October 1912 at Martinsburg, Keokuk, Iowa.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 Martinsburg, Steady Run Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of Alva Roy Eckley and Mary Amelia Curtis; ED 59, sheet 5B, occupation farmer, owned farm, 2 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusLois M. Eckley appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 Steady Run Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of Alva Roy Eckley and Mary Amelia Curtis; ED 25, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, owned farm, radio, 1 child at home.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  2. [S1370] John Scott Hoff, "Hoff Family II", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Tinnia Bragg1

M, b. August 1887
FatherWilliam H. Bragg1 b. 1847
MotherMary E. Curtis1 b. 1849, d. bt 1887 - 1899
Last Edited13 Nov 2005
Birth*Tinnia Bragg was born in August 1887 at Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 13 June 1900 Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of William H. Bragg; ED 44, sheet 7B, occupation farmer, owned farm, widowed, 4 children at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Ova Bragg1

F, b. December 1882
FatherWilliam H. Bragg1 b. 1847
MotherMary E. Curtis1 b. 1849, d. bt 1887 - 1899
Last Edited13 Nov 2005
Birth*Ova Bragg was born in December 1882 at Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 13 June 1900 Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of William H. Bragg; ED 44, sheet 7B, occupation farmer, owned farm, widowed, 4 children at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Sadie Bragg1

F, b. January 1885
FatherWilliam H. Bragg1 b. 1847
MotherMary E. Curtis1 b. 1849, d. bt 1887 - 1899
Last Edited13 Nov 2005
Birth*Sadie Bragg was born in January 1885 at Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa.1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 13 June 1900 Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of William H. Bragg; ED 44, sheet 7B, occupation farmer, owned farm, widowed, 4 children at home.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

John Bragg1

M, b. December 1872
FatherWilliam H. Bragg1 b. 1847
MotherMary E. Curtis1 b. 1849, d. bt 1887 - 1899
Last Edited13 Nov 2005
Birth*John Bragg was born in December 1872 at Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa.2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 11 June 1880 Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of William H. Bragg and Mary E. Curtis; page 217D, occupation farmer, 5 children and Sarah Bragg, age 69,at home; name is spelled "Bagg" in census.1 
Marriage*John Bragg married Delila (?) circa 1890 at Iowa.3 
Census*John Bragg appeared on the census of 6 June 1900 at Competine Twp., Wapello, Iowa, ED 130, sheet 2A, occupation farmer, renting, married 10 years, 1 child, 1 living, which doesn't match the 3 children listed born in that time period.3 

Family

Delila (?) b. Jul 1874
Children

Citations

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

Harvey Bragg1

M, b. 1875
FatherWilliam H. Bragg1 b. 1847
MotherMary E. Curtis1 b. 1849, d. bt 1887 - 1899
Last Edited13 Nov 2005
Birth*Harvey Bragg was born in 1875 at Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 11 June 1880 Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of William H. Bragg and Mary E. Curtis; page 217D, occupation farmer, 5 children and Sarah Bragg, age 69,at home; name is spelled "Bagg" in census.1 
NoteB* Not found in 1900 census.2 

Citations

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

Robert W. Bragg1

M, b. April 1878
FatherWilliam H. Bragg2 b. 1847
MotherMary E. Curtis2 b. 1849, d. bt 1887 - 1899
Last Edited2 Nov 2006
Birth*Robert W. Bragg was born in April 1878 at Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 11 June 1880 Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of William H. Bragg and Mary E. Curtis; page 217D, occupation farmer, 5 children and Sarah Bragg, age 69,at home; name is spelled "Bagg" in census.2 
Marriage*Robert W. Bragg married Emma J. (?) circa 1896 at Keokuk, Iowa; no marriage record.3 
Census*Robert W. Bragg appeared on the census of 14 June 1900 at Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, ED 44, sheet 8A, occupation farmer, renting, married 3 years, 2 children, 2 living.3 

Family

Emma J. (?) b. Jan 1880
Children

Citations

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

Emma J. (?)1

F, b. January 1880
Last Edited2 Nov 2006
Birth*Emma J. (?) was born in January 1880 at Iowa.1 
Married Name As of circa 1896,her married name was Bragg.1 
Marriage*She married Robert W. Bragg, son of William H. Bragg and Mary E. Curtis, circa 1896 at Keokuk, Iowa; no marriage record.1 
(Witness) CensusEmma J. (?) appeared on the census of 14 June 1900 Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of Robert W. Bragg; ED 44, sheet 8A, occupation farmer, renting, married 3 years, 2 children, 2 living.1 

Family

Robert W. Bragg b. Apr 1878
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Earnest Bragg1

M, b. July 1897
FatherRobert W. Bragg1 b. Apr 1878
MotherEmma J. (?)1 b. Jan 1880
Last Edited13 Nov 2005
Birth*Earnest Bragg was born in July 1897 at Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 14 June 1900 Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of Robert W. Bragg; ED 44, sheet 8A, occupation farmer, renting, married 3 years, 2 children, 2 living.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Delbert R. Bragg1

M, b. February 1900
FatherRobert W. Bragg1 b. Apr 1878
MotherEmma J. (?)1 b. Jan 1880
Last Edited13 Nov 2005
Birth*Delbert R. Bragg was born in February 1900 at Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 14 June 1900 Jackson Twp., Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of Robert W. Bragg; ED 44, sheet 8A, occupation farmer, renting, married 3 years, 2 children, 2 living.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Delila (?)1

F, b. July 1874
Last Edited13 Nov 2005
Birth*Delila (?) was born in July 1874 at Iowa.1 
Married Name As of circa 1890,her married name was Bragg.1 
Marriage*She married John Bragg, son of William H. Bragg and Mary E. Curtis, circa 1890 at Iowa.1 

Family

John Bragg b. Dec 1872
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Raymond Bragg1

M, b. June 1895
FatherJohn Bragg1 b. Dec 1872
MotherDelila (?)1 b. Jul 1874
Last Edited13 Nov 2005
Birth*Raymond Bragg was born in June 1895 at Iowa.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Edna Bragg1

F, b. May 1890
FatherJohn Bragg1 b. Dec 1872
MotherDelila (?)1 b. Jul 1874
Last Edited13 Nov 2005
Birth*Edna Bragg was born in May 1890 at Iowa.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Sylvia Bragg1

F, b. October 1893
FatherJohn Bragg1 b. Dec 1872
MotherDelila (?)1 b. Jul 1874
Last Edited13 Nov 2005
Birth*Sylvia Bragg was born in October 1893 at Iowa.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Rebecca (?)1

F, b. 1859
Last Edited13 Nov 2005
Birth*Rebecca (?) was born in 1859 at Iowa.1 
Married Name As of circa 1907,her married name was Bragg.1 
Marriage*She married William H. Bragg circa 1907 at Iowa.1 
(Witness) CensusRebecca (?) appeared on the census of 16 April 1910 Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, in the household of William H. Bragg; ED 55, sheet 2A, occupation own income, owned home, married second time for 2 years, no children at home.1 

Family

William H. Bragg b. 1847

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1910.

Amos Curtis1

M, b. 10 June 1782, d. 1866
FatherThomas Curtis Sr.1 b. c 1746, d. bt 1811 - 1820
MotherEleanor Bryant1 b. c 1746, d. bt 1821 - 1830
Last Edited11 Feb 2009
Birth*Amos Curtis was born on 10 June 1782 at Randolph, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1790 Randolph, North Carolina, in the household of Thomas Curtis Sr.; page 313, 3 males under 16, 2 males over 16, 1 female.2 
(Witness) CensusAmos Curtis appeared on the census of 1800 Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Thomas Curtis Sr; 1 male 10-15, 1 male and 1 female 16-25, 1 male and 1 female over 45; Benj., Amos and an unknown female; Moses' whereabouts are unknown, but may have been off studying.3 
Marriage*Amos Curtis married Millie Estes on 17 February 1809 at South Carolina.4,5 
Census*Amos Curtis and Millie Estes appeared on the census of 1820 at Buncombe, North Carolina, page 124, 4 males and 2 females under 10, 1 male and 1 female 26-44.6 
NoteB A deed dated 3 September 1824 between William Cathey and Daniel Bryson refers to a parcel on the northwest side of Scotts Creek, also bounded in part by Curtis, suggesting that Amos may have been in Haywood County at that time.7 
Land Entry*Amos Curtis entered land on 9 February 1827 at Haywood, North Carolina, State of North Carolina Grant to Amos Curtis for $280; 140 acres in Section No. 83, District No. 5 of the land lately acquired by treaty from the Cherokee Indians, beginning at a black oak, the NW corner of No. 82; witnessed by William Hill.8 
CensusHe and Millie Estes appeared on the census of 1830 at Macon, North Carolina, page 19, 1 male under 5, 1 male and 3 females 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 10-14, 2 males 15-19, 1 male and 1 female 40-49.9 
NoteB* On February 28, 1834, Amos transferred the bulk of his property to his son Watson via two deeds, the first for "natural love and affection," 4 horses 20 cattle, 30 sheep, 40 hogs, also all my household & kitchen furniture & working tools, and the second "for maintenance of Amos Curtis, etc.," the 146 acre tract of land on which he lived; both witnessed by John McDowel and John Sellas, proven in court 29 March 1834 and registered 8 May 1834.10 
NoteB The name Amos Curtis appears on the 1836 Rabun County tax list, reporting 40 acres of land, and no polls. The lack of taxpayers suggests this is the elder Amos Curtis, rather than the younger one, who apparently had not yet moved from Macon County to Rabun County. 
CensusAmos Curtis and Millie Estes appeared on the census of 1840 at Union, Georgia, page 9b, 1 female under 10, 1 male 10-14, 1 males and 2 females 15-19, 1 male and 1 female 50-59.11 
Marriage*Amos Curtis married Jane (?) between 1843 and 1850 at Georgia.12,13 
CensusAmos Curtis appeared on the census of 4 November 1850 at District 85, Union, Georgia, page 264b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 1 child at home.12 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 24 August 1860 at Fort Hembree District, Cherokee, North Carolina, page 266b, occupation Methodist minister, renting, place of birth Randolph County, NC, lived next to James D. Curtis.14 
Death*He died in 1866 at Hayesville, Clay, North Carolina; buried at the Methodist Church Cemetery; Hayesville.1 

Family 1

Millie Estes b. c 1785, d. 1842
Children

Family 2

Jane (?) b. bt 1797 - 1801

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, pages 5-7.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1790.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1800.
  4. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, pages 6-7.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1820, 1830.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1820.
  7. [S1282] Bill Eddleman, Haywood County Deed Abstracts, Book C?, page 285.
  8. [S1282] Bill Eddleman, Haywood County Deed Abstracts, page 121.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  10. [S1204] Barbara Sears McRae, Macon County Records, page 17.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  12. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  13. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 7.
  14. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  15. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 9.
  16. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 47.
  17. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, pages 48-49.
  18. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 128.
  19. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, pages 155-156.
  20. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 210.
  21. [S1161] Floyd Dedmon, "Dedmon Ancestors", Ancestral File.
  22. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 211.
  23. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 228.

Millie Estes1,2

F, b. circa 1785, d. 1842
Last Edited9 Apr 2010
Birth*Millie Estes was born circa 1785 at South Carolina; census age range is 1780 to 1790. The will of Thomas Estes of Chester County, South Carolina names a daughter Milley Curtis and was probated in January 1822 (Book G, page 389.)1,2 
Married Name As of 17 February 1809,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married Amos Curtis, son of Thomas Curtis Sr. and Eleanor Bryant, on 17 February 1809 at South Carolina.1,2 
CensusMillie Estes and Amos Curtis appeared on the census of 1820 at Buncombe, North Carolina, page 124, 4 males and 2 females under 10, 1 male and 1 female 26-44.3 
CensusMillie Estes and Amos Curtis appeared on the census of 1830 at Macon, North Carolina, page 19, 1 male under 5, 1 male and 3 females 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 10-14, 2 males 15-19, 1 male and 1 female 40-49.4 
CensusMillie Estes and Amos Curtis appeared on the census of 1840 at Union, Georgia, page 9b, 1 female under 10, 1 male 10-14, 1 males and 2 females 15-19, 1 male and 1 female 50-59.5 
Death*Millie Estes died in 1842 at Union, Georgia.1,2 

Family

Amos Curtis b. 10 Jun 1782, d. 1866
Children

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, pages 6-7.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1820, 1830.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1820.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  6. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 9.
  7. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 47.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  9. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, pages 48-49.
  10. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 128.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  12. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, pages 155-156.
  13. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 210.
  14. [S1161] Floyd Dedmon, "Dedmon Ancestors", Ancestral File.
  15. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 211.
  16. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 228.

Moses Curtis1

M, b. 3 October 1777, d. 4 September 1853
FatherThomas Curtis Sr.1 b. c 1746, d. bt 1811 - 1820
MotherEleanor Bryant1 b. c 1746, d. bt 1821 - 1830
Last Edited28 Feb 2009
Birth*Moses Curtis was born on 3 October 1777 at Guilford, North Carolina; that part of Guilford became Randolph in 1779; Moses' headstone, per Penny Spencer, reads "d. Sept. 4, 1853, age 75y, 11m, 1d."2,1,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1790 Randolph, North Carolina, in the household of Thomas Curtis Sr.; page 313, 3 males under 16, 2 males over 16, 1 female.4 
NoteB Moses gave an affidavit in 1853 that he lived with the John and Nancy Hardin family in 1798 and that he purchased a bible from a son-in-law named Woody.5 
Tax List*Moses Curtis appeared on the personal property tax list of circa 1800 at Captain Montfort's Company, Burke, North Carolina; listed as Moses Curtice, Jr., acreage of 15, 80, 50, and 150; listed is identified as "pre-1800." Thomas, Richard, Thomas, Bird, Henry and Moses Allison in same company; probably where Moses met Mary.6 
Marriage*He married Mary Allison circa 1800 at Burke, North Carolina.7,6 
Land Purch On 17 March 1802 Moses Curtis purchased land at Burke, North Carolina, two tracts of 25 acres from Hodge Rayburn on this date and 7 April 1802, both proven in court by Thomas Allison.8 
Tax ListHe appeared on the personal property tax list of 1803 at Captain Hodge Raburn's Company, Burke, North Carolina; 100 acres 1 poll; other names are Mashburn, Stroud, Ledbetter and Robins.9 
Land Purch* On 30 July 1804 Moses Curtis purchased land at Burke, North Carolina, from Josiah Brandon, two tracts of 100 and 50 acres, the latter lying on Newberrys fork, both proven by Thomas Allison in the October 1804 Court Session.10 
NoteB* The Jan 1805 court session assigned Moses to a jury to view and marke and turn the road leading up the Catawba through Samuel Aldridges plantation; also assigned were John & Benj. Burgin, Thomas, Posey Benjamin Jr. & Benjamin Sr. Allison, Jonathan & Benjamin Bird, and John Moffet Jr.11 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1810 at Morgantown, Burke, North Carolina, page 333, 2 males and 2 females under 10, 1 male 26-44 and 1 female 16-25.12 
Tax ListHe appeared on the personal property tax list of 1815 at Captain Hemphills Company, Burke, North Carolina; 1 poll, 1 tract of land on Catawba River, 150 acres valued at $300, and another tract of 100 acres, valued at $100; Thomas Allison, Jesse Sanders and James Ledford lived nearby.13 
Census*He appeared on the census of 1820 at Burke, North Carolina, page 95, 2 males and 2 females under 10, 1 male and 1 female 10-15, 1 male 18-25 and 1 female 16-25, 1 male over 45 and 1 female 26-44.14 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1840 at Burke, North Carolina, page 332, 2 females 15-19, 1 male 60-69, 1 female 50-59.15 
Tax ListHe appeared on the personal property tax list of 1842 at Old Fort District, McDowell, North Carolina; 820 acres valued at $912, no polls.16 
Tax ListHe appeared on the personal property tax list of 1847 at Old Fort District, McDowell, North Carolina; 730 acres valued at $715, no polls.16 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 16 August 1850 at McDowell, North Carolina, page 274b, occupation M.E. clergyman, real estate valued at $900, no children at home, Nancy Talent, age 21, lived with them.2 
NoteB On 26 March 1853, Moses appeared in McDowell County Court and testified on behalf of Nancy Hardin's application for a widow's pension.5 
Death*He died on 4 September 1853 at McDowell, North Carolina, at age 75; buried in a family plot at "Curtis Creek."17,3,18 
(Witness) BioMoses Curtis is buried at the foot of Piney Mountain near Curtis Creek, McDowell Co. NC. Born: 3 October 1777 Probably in Randolph Co. NC. died: 4 September 1853 Old Fort District, McDowell Co. NC. Age 75 years. His father:     Thomas Curtis/Curtice, frontier settler in the Curtis Creek area. He entered a claim in 1797 for the site where he lived, and was on the Tax List for Joseph Dobson's Company, old Burke County NC. His mother: Eleanor Bryant, daughter of John Bryant of Virginia. Two of his brothers were: Benjamin Curtis, early settler on Hominy Creek in west Burke County (now Buncombe County NC) and Amos Curtis, also a Methodist minister and circuit rider, as Moses Curtis was. In about 1799, Moses married Mary Allison, daughter of Thomas Allison and Cassandra Bird. Thomas Birde Sr., settled in the Crooked Creek area in 1776. Mary Allison Curtis died in 1864 at Black Mountain NC. Her grave may be one of those that are near Moses Curtis's at Curtis Creek.

Moses Curtis, his father and brothers, as early settlers of the Old Fort District of Burke Co. NC, shared the independent spirit, courage and resourcefulness that was needed to survive and prosper on the frontier of our new young nation. They built homes for themselves and their children in the mountain wilderness. Here they found springs and creeks, bottom lands to clear and cultivate for crops, and the woods to supply fuel, shelter and game. Moses Curtis was a farmer and a blacksmith. He was also a Methodist minister and circuit rider, welcomed into many lonely homes, and bringing the fellowship of worship to the remote areas of the mountains. In those days, the circuit riders would put their Bibles and a few necessary supplies into their saddle bags and ride the rough mountain trials on their rounds, over the ridges and hollows of the mountains. they had to be strong, hardy, and good horsemen. One feature of this area is Moses' Ridge, which goes west off of Chestnutwood Mountain toward Curtis Creek. Early land records of Burke Co. mention "Curtis's old bear pen place on top of the mountain between Little Buck Creek and Turkey Cove Creek." This area lies east of Curtis Creek--and we are not certain at this time as to which one of the Curtis's it refers to. But is does point out that one of the specialties of the early settlers was bear hunting. Probably Moses Curtis joined in bear hunts with his neighbors. The woods were full of bear, and they supplied necessary oil ("bar grease"), meat and fur. (From: Grace Jones Curtis, SR 2 Box 6073, Tularosa, NM 88352 Dec. 1988) published in Burke County Genealogical Society Journal, 1988. 

Family

Mary Allison b. 11 Dec 1782, d. c Jan 1864
Children

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, pages 229-230.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  3. [S1177] Found in Curtis Folder at Morganton Public Library in August 2005 Unknown, "Family Group Sheet of Mary Allison."
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1790.
  5. [S1737] Footnote.com, Footnote.com, Rev War pension application of John Hardin.
  6. [S1128] Edith Warren Huggins, Burke County Land& Misc. Records, Volume IV, page 131.
  7. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 230.
  8. [S1182] Daniel D. Swink, Burke County Court Records, page 133.
  9. [S1126] "Unknown short article title", Volume XVII, No. 3, August 1999, page 23.
  10. [S1127] Katherine G. Sullivan, Burke County Deeds 1804-1813, source book page 10.
  11. [S1126] "Unknown short article title", May 2003, page 52, Court Minutes.
  12. [S1] Census of Population 1810.
  13. [S1131] Betsey Dodd Pittman, Burke County 1815 Tax List.
  14. [S1] Census of Population 1820.
  15. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  16. [S1698] McDowell County Superior Court, McDowell County, North Carolina Tax Lists.
  17. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 229.
  18. [S1234] McDowell County Estate Records unknown file number, Moses Curtis. Single page stating exact date of death and heirs at law.
  19. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  20. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 243.
  21. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 249.
  22. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 250.
  23. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 267.
  24. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 269.

Mary Allison1

F, b. 11 December 1782, d. circa January 1864
Last Edited15 Aug 2008
Birth*Mary Allison was born on 11 December 1782 at Washington, Virginia; daughter of Thomas Allison and Cassandra Bird; date and county from Allison group sheet.2,1,3 
Married Name As of circa 1800,her married name was Curtis.1 
Marriage*She married Moses Curtis, son of Thomas Curtis Sr. and Eleanor Bryant, circa 1800 at Burke, North Carolina.1,4 
NoteB* There is incomplete evidence as to whether Mary Allison was Moses' only wife or that he had two wives, given the five year gap in his children between 1812 and 1817. The theory that he married Mary Strain, also born in 1782 and the daughter of Andrew Strain, Sr. and Mary Reed, seems to have been discredited.5 
(Witness) CensusMary Allison appeared on the census of 1810 Morgantown, Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 333, 2 males and 2 females under 10, 1 male 26-44 and 1 female 16-25.6 
(Witness) CensusMary Allison appeared on the census of 1820 Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 95, 2 males and 2 females under 10, 1 male and 1 female 10-15, 1 male 18-25 and 1 female 16-25, 1 male over 45 and 1 female 26-44.7 
(Witness) CensusMary Allison appeared on the census of 1840 Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 332, 2 females 15-19, 1 male 60-69, 1 female 50-59.8 
(Witness) CensusMary Allison appeared on the census of 16 August 1850 McDowell, North Carolina, in the household of Moses Curtis; page 274b, occupation M.E. clergyman, real estate valued at $900, no children at home, Nancy Talent, age 21, lived with them.2 
Death*Mary Allison died circa January 1864 at Buncombe, North Carolina; estate was probated 12 February 1864, Elijah B. Kerlee, Administrator.1,9 
NoteB
CASANDER ALLISON Vs The Heirs at law of THOMAS ALLISON PETITION FOR DOWER STATE of No Carolina McDowell County     Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Summer Term 1848

To the worshipful Justices of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Session for said County.
This Petition of Casander Allison against George Allison & wife Barbara; Moses Curtis & wife Mary; Elizabeth Banning; James Banning 8 wife Jemima; John Rickets & wife Winny; Johnathan Allison; Thomas Allison; Bird Allison; Moses Allison and the children of Benjamin Allison to wit: R. Holinsworth & wife Rachel; Any Allison; Winny Allison & James Allison all Defendants & also Casander Ledford Defendant.

Humbly complaining your Petition as represents unto your worships that Thomas Allison, Sr. late of the County aforesaid departed this life intestate on or about this day 26 January 1848 leaving your Petitioner his widow & Relict unprovided for. That said Thomas Allison, Sr. died siezed & possessed of the following tracts of land situate in said county. 

Family

Moses Curtis b. 3 Oct 1777, d. 4 Sep 1853
Children

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 230.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  3. [S1177] Found in Curtis Folder at Morganton Public Library in August 2005 Unknown, "Family Group Sheet of Mary Allison."
  4. [S1128] Edith Warren Huggins, Burke County Land& Misc. Records, Volume IV, page 131.
  5. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 229.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1810.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1820.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  9. [S1233] Buncombe County Estates FHL Microfilm 1673588, Mary Curtis.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  11. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 243.
  12. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 249.
  13. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 250.
  14. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 267.
  15. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 269.

Benjamin Curtis1

M, b. 1788, d. between January 1864 and June 1864
FatherThomas Curtis Sr.1 b. c 1746, d. bt 1811 - 1820
MotherEleanor Bryant1 b. c 1746, d. bt 1821 - 1830
Last Edited19 Jul 2008
Birth*Benjamin Curtis was born in 1788 at Randolph, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1790 Randolph, North Carolina, in the household of Thomas Curtis Sr.; page 313, 3 males under 16, 2 males over 16, 1 female.2 
(Witness) CensusBenjamin Curtis appeared on the census of 1800 Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Thomas Curtis Sr; 1 male 10-15, 1 male and 1 female 16-25, 1 male and 1 female over 45; Benj., Amos and an unknown female; Moses' whereabouts are unknown, but may have been off studying.3 
Marriage*Benjamin Curtis married Delilah (Delia) Raburn, daughter of Hodge Raburn and Amanda Watkins, on 28 December 1809 at Burke, North Carolina; John Cowdon, bondsman; J. Burgin, witness.4,1,5 
Census*Benjamin Curtis appeared on the census of 1810 at Morgantown, Burke, North Carolina, page 335, 1 male and 1 female 16-25, 1 male and 1 female over 45, assumed to be Thomas & Eleanor.6 
Tax List*He appeared on the personal property tax list of 1815 at Captain Hemphill's Company, Burke, North Carolina; 1 poll, 1 tract of land on Cataba River of 80 acres, valued at $200, second tract of 50 acres valued at $50; John Maffit lived next to him; Benjamiln Bird was close.7 
Milit-Beg*He began military service on 16 February 1815 at Burke, North Carolina, as a Lieutenant in Capt. Gilbert H. White's Company of North Carolina Detached Militia from Burke County.8 
Milit-End*He ended military service on 5 March 1815 at Burke, North Carolina; not certain his unit was discharged in Burke County; received $18.00 of pay for 20 days service.8 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1820 at Buncombe, North Carolina, page 123, 4 males under 10, 1 male 26-44, 1 female 16-25, 1 female over 45.9 
Land Sale* On 19 September 1821 Benjamin Curtis sold land at Curtis Creek, Buncombe, North Carolina, 100 acres to Isaac Goodwin.10 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1830 at Buncombe, North Carolina, page 244, 1 male and 1 female under 5, 2 males 5-9, 1 male 10-14, 2 males 15-19, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 40-49 and 1 female 30-39.11 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1840 at Southern Division, Buncombe, North Carolina, page 155, 1 male and 1 female 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 10-14, 2 males 15-19, 1 male 50-59, 1 female 40-49.11 
Land Sale On 28 January 1844 Benjamin Curtis sold land at Nicks Creek, McDowell, North Carolina, to John Logan of McDowell County, from Benjamin Curtis of Buncombe County, for $10, described as.12 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 30 July 1850 at Buncombe, North Carolina, page 226, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 3 children at home.4 
Will*He left a will on 3 May 1860 at Buncombe, North Carolina; Book A. Pages 225-228.
The Last Will and Testament of Benj. CURTIS
(Editor's note: this will copied by Mrs. Jean P. Warren, Candler, NC)
In the name of God Amen. I, Benj. Curtis of the County of Buncombe and State of North Carolina resident of the waters of South Homony Creek now in the seventy fourth year of my age but in good health and of sound and disposing memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament. Imprimis I direct my body to be decently interred at the Pisga Meeting house under the direction of my executor to rest in the ground until with humble reliance on the mercy of God through our Lord Jesus Christ. I trust it will arise on the last day to the resurrection of the Just.
Touching such worldly substance as it hath pleased God to bless me with I will & devise as follows after my just debts and funeral expenses shall have been paid and as several of my children is married and have received lands and other property as advancements, I will now mention the character of said property & the same by myself to my son Madison Curtis lands on North Homony and a horse beast and saddle & c(ow) the amount of three hundred dollars. To my son Benjamin J Curtis lands on North Homony where he now lives and a horse and saddle & c to the amount of three hundred dollars, to my son Jackson Curtis lands on North Homony and a horse & c to the amount of three hundred dollars, to my son John Curtis a horse beast & cow & worth seventy five dollars, to my daughter Elizabeth A Davis wife of Henry Davis one bed and furniture, one cow & some other house furniture worth thirty three dollars, to my son Thomas Curtis one horse beast & one heifer & c worth eighty five dollars. To my son Washington now single one horse beast and stock hog worth sixty five dollars, To my son Joshua(?) a horse beast, moneys & c to the amount of one hundred and seventy eight dollars & 95 cents, all the above sums as advancements I now confirm.
I will and devise to my daughter-in-law Avaline Curtis wife of my son Amos Curtis the use and control of the land which she now lives on on North Homony, joining and above Benjamin Curtis Jr and below John Smathers until her eldest daughter Mary A Curtis and daughter of my son Amos arrives at the age of twenty one after that time the said Avaline Curtis widow of my deceased son Amos Curtis to have use control and profits of one third part of the said tract of land for and during her life time.
I will and devise to my two grand daughters and children of my son Amos Curtis the names of said children are Mary & Martha the above last mentioned lands subject to the provisions above named to them to have and to hold to them and their heirs and assigns forever, also to said Mary & Martha ten dollars each to be paid by my executors out of the sale of my other effects within two years of my decease.
I also will and devise to my two grand children of my son John Curtis ten dollars each to be paid In like manner as the above. I will and devise to my son Jackson Curtis deceaseds five children ten dollars each to be paid as the above.
I will and devise to my son Joshua Curtis one hundred and fifty dollars to be paid so soon as letters testamentary shall be taken out on my estate provided there should be money on hand if not to be paid at expiration of two years.
I will and devise to my son Washing(ton) Curtis & his heirs & assigns forever that portion of my homestead lands and lying on the NE side of the creek & known as the hickory flats, said lands to commence at the N.W. corner of homestead tract of land a Spanish oak and corner of a tract known as the Gooden tract and to run down a ridge known as the old house ridge to a forked apple tree to in a field near where an old house used to stand, thence North and a direct course to a branch then down said branch to a fork of said branch, thence a strait course N.E. to the point of a ridge, thence up the main top of the ridge to the extreme out boundary of my lands in that direction then west & south around the out boundary of said land to the beginning supposed to be 75 acres worth two hundred dollars. I further will and devise to my son Washington thirty-five dollars in money to be paid in like manner as my son Joshua.
I will and devise to my son Thomas Curtis and his heirs and assigns forever one hundred acres of land on said Curtis's Creek and known as the Gooden tract on which the said Thomas now lives west of the homestead place where I now live. I also give and devise to my said son Thomas the west end of a fifty acre tract all that portion of said tract west and, above the still house branch to be his and his heirs forever in all supposed to be one hundred and ten acres worth two hundred and twenty five dollars.
I will and devise to my well beloved wife Delilah for and during her life time all that portion of the homestead and plantation on which I now live on the south side of Curtices Creek & west of James Morgan lands and east of the still house branch. Also to my wife Delilah a horse beast and cow and calf to be hers absolute & her choice out of my horses and cattle also to my beloved wife Delila all my household and kitchen furniture for and during her life time except the family book, these books I desire to be divided amongst my wife and children but so as for my daughter Mary to have my family Bible.
I will and devise to my two daughters Elizabeth Davis wife of Henry Davis and Mary Curtis and their heirs and assigns forever that portion of my lands above devised to their Mother to come into their hands at the death of my wife Delila also to them all the household and kitchen furniture in like manner.
I desire and direct that my executor hereinafter named shall sell all that portion of my lands not heretofore devised to any of my children after lawful advertisement on a credit of twelve months said lands lying on the north side of Curtis Creek joining and west of Jas. Morgans & south of the lands devised to Washington Curtis east of the lands devised to Thomas Curtis and north of the lands devised to my two daughters also all others of my pershable property to be sold in like manner except such as I may hereafter set apart for my wife the proceeds of the above with the debts due me or moneys on hand with all other property real or personal of every kind after the debts and funeral expenses shall have been first paid with the legacies named shall have been satisfactorily settled then the residue to be divided equally between my sons Madison Curtis, Benjamin J. Curtis Jr., Washington Curtis & Thomas Curtis, Elizabeth Davis wife of Henry Davis & Mary Curtis. I will and devise that at my decease or before any sale is made of my property that my executor pick some suitable person, also my wife pick another and that these two persons may pick a third person whose duty it shall be to lay off my grain and other provisions, sufficient support for my wife till she shall be able to gather her first crop thereafter. My two guns is not intended to be regarded as household or kitchen furniture but are intended to be brought in under the head of perishable property. Lastly I constitute and appoint my sons Benjamin J. Curtis & Thomas Curtis my executors in whose integety and discretion I have full confidence.
Signed sealed and published in the presence of the witnesses hereunto subscribed their names in the presence of the testor who subscribed their names in the presence of each other this the 3rd day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty. Wit; Saml. B. Gudger & James M Morgan.
Signed Benjamin Curtis ( seal.)13 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 23 July 1860 at Hominy Creek P.O., Buncombe, North Carolina, page 307b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $800, personal $1,000, 1 child at home.14 
Death*He died between January 1864 and June 1864 at Buncombe, North Carolina; will was proven in Court in June 1864; buried at Pisgah Meeting House (Pisgah United Methodist Church) Cemetery.1 

Family

Delilah (Delia) Raburn b. 1792
Children

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 284.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1790.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1800.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  5. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Bond 5379.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1810.
  7. [S1131] Betsey Dodd Pittman, Burke County 1815 Tax List.
  8. [S1336] War of 1812, Military File of Benjamin Curtis.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1820.
  10. [S1042] James E. Wooley, Buncombe County Deed Index, Book 15, page 243.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  12. [S1232] McDowell County Deeds: Book 1, pages 107-108, Register of Deeds.
  13. [S1169] Will of Benj. Curtis, Sr. A, pages 225-228.
  14. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  15. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  16. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 285.
  17. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 293.
  18. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 308.
  19. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 311.
  20. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 312.
  21. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 313.
  22. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 314.

Rachel Curtis1

F, b. 1780, d. 21 August 1857
FatherCaleb Curtis1 b. c 1758, d. bt 1821 - 1830
MotherMrs. Caleb Curtis1 b. c 1755, d. bt 1801 - 1810
Last Edited21 Jun 2008
Birth*Rachel Curtis was born in 1780 at Randolph, North Carolina; 1850 census states her county of birth as Randolph.1,2 
NoteB* List of children is incomplete based on census household counts. 
Married Name As of circa 1799,her married name was Saunders.3,1 
Marriage*She married Miles Saunders circa 1799 at Randolph, North Carolina; no marriage record.3,1 
(Witness) CensusRachel Curtis appeared on the census of 1800 Hillsboro District, Randolph, North Carolina, in the household of Miles Saunders; page 341, 1 male and 1 female 16-25, no children.4 
(Witness) CensusRachel Curtis appeared on the census of 1810 Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Miles Saunders; page 334, 2 males and 2 females under 10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 1 female 16-25; (where is Rachel?); lived near James Curtis and Jonathan Bird.5 
(Witness) CensusRachel Curtis appeared on the census of 1820 Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Miles Saunders; page 95, 2 males under 10, 2 females 10-15, 1 male 16-18 and 2 males 18-25, 1 male and 1 female 26-44.6 
(Witness) CensusRachel Curtis appeared on the census of 1830 Burke, North Carolina, in the household of Miles Saunders; page 181, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 15-19, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 30-39, 1 male and 1 female 40-49.7 
(Witness) CensusRachel Curtis appeared on the census of 1840 Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Miles Saunders; page 146, 1 male and 1 female 60-69 (they aged 20 years between 1830 and 1840.)8 
(Witness) CensusRachel Curtis appeared on the census of 12 July 1850 Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Miles Saunders; page 320b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,500, 1 grandson living with them.2 
Death*Rachel Curtis died on 21 August 1857 at Macon, North Carolina.1 

Family

Miles Saunders b. 1781, d. 3 Nov 1862
Children

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 320.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1800.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1810.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1820.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1830.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  9. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 321.
  10. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 330.
  11. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 336.
  12. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 338.
  13. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.

Thomas Curtis Jr.1

M, b. circa 1765, d. between 1813 and 1820
FatherThomas Curtis Sr.1 b. c 1746, d. bt 1811 - 1820
MotherEleanor Bryant1 b. c 1746, d. bt 1821 - 1830
Last Edited22 Jan 2016
Birth*Thomas Curtis Jr. was born circa 1765 at Rowan, North Carolina.1 
NoteB Thomas Jr. signed a petition presented to the North Carolina legislature on 26 January 1779, asking that Guilford County be divided into two compat counties.2 
NoteB* The March 1784 Randolph County execution docket shows that Thomas Curtice and son Thomas collected about 2 pounds from Benj. Reams & wife; this proves Thomas Jr. was the son of Thomas.3 
NoteB In the December 1784 court session, a warrant was issued to the sheriff to "take the bodies of Thomas Curtice, Jr. and Thomas Curtis, Sen., Planters. . . have them before the Justices of our County Court of Please and Quarter Sessions. . . on second Monday in March next. . . to answer John Collier, in behalf of himself and William C. Millikan, John Arnold, James Douggan, and the rest of their associates. . . and render unto him the sum of thirty pounds current money which they unjustly detai. Damage Twelve pounds.4 
Marriage*He married Alcey Robbins, daughter of Joseph Robbins Sr. and Alice A. (Alse, Else) Robbins, circa 1785 at Randolph, North Carolina; no marriage bond, Joseph Robbins' 1788 will refers to his daughter "Alci, now the wife of Thomas Curtis, " which is ambiguous as to date of marriage.5,6,7 
NoteB Thomas Curtis was charged by the grand jury with having committed an assault on one John Crabtree. "not a true bill." Assumed to be Thomas Jr. Later on, in December, John Crabtree was charged with getting drunk and swearing profanely.8 
Census*Thomas Curtis Jr. and Alcey Robbins appeared on the census of 1790 at Randolph, North Carolina, page 313, 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16 and 1 female; if Joshua Kel and Eli are included, the three males are accounted for.1 
NoteB* Thomas and Joshua Curtis were called as witnesses to the charges that William York, planter, did committ on 7 March 1790 and assault upon one Francis Arnold.9 
NoteB The March 1792 grand jury charged Thomas with assaulting Andrew Thomson.10 
(Witness) NoteB The June 1792 term grand jury charged James Graves with selling a half pint of whisky contrary to an Act of Assembly, i.e., without a license. It further charged Joseph Robins, John Robins (son of Joseph), Thomas Curtis, Benjamin Curtis, David Smith, John Curtis and Whitlock Arnold with conducting a raid on the house of James Graves, entering the house violently "and did then and there throw stones and clubs on said Hous to the great terror of said Graves and his family and did then assault and beat Ann wife of said James and did then and there many other enormities."11 
NoteB* On 26 August 1792, David and Thomas Curtis and a man slave named Jupiter, the property of Alice Robbins, were charged with assaulting Joseph Reding. The slave Jupiter received 39 lashes and the defendants paid the cost of this suit.12 
NoteB The grand jury charged Thomas with assaulting Joseph Reding on 1 September 1792, witness Robert Reding (see same charge against David.)10 
NoteB Also on 1 September 1792, the grand jury charged Thomas Curtis, planter, that he "in divers days and times as well before as after wards" counterfeit hard currency. Witnesses Jacob Fouts, Jacob Hoover, Francis Arnold.10 
NoteB Charged by the grand jury of assaulting Robert and Joseph Reding, Esq., on 1 September 1792, Joseph Reding and Robert Reding, witnesses.13 
NoteB* The November 1794 Randolph court minutes state that Thomas Curtice was allowed 12 miles for each court he attended as a witness in the case Robert Reding v. Alex Robbins; more likely this is Thomas Jr. than his father.14 
CensusThomas Curtis Jr. and Alcey Robbins appeared on the census of 1800 at Burke, North Carolina, page 733, 4 males under 10, 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 2 females 26-44; the 4 males could be Thomas, Solomon, Benjamin and William, but the absence of the 3 males in the 1790 household is unexplained; the females are unknown; none were present in his 1790 household.15 
Tax ListThomas Curtis Jr. appeared on the personal property tax list of 1802 at Williamson, Tennessee; 1 white poll, no acreage.16 
Tax ListHe appeared on the personal property tax list of 1803 at Williamson, Tennessee; 1 white poll, no acreage.16 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1805 at Williamson, Tennessee, 1 white poll, no acreage.16 
Tax List*He appeared on the personal property tax list of 1807 at Williamson, Tennessee.17 
Tax ListHe appeared on the personal property tax list of 1807 at Williamson, Tennessee; 1 white poll, no acreage.16 
Tax ListHe appeared on the personal property tax list of 1808 at Williamson, Tennessee; 1 white poll, no acreage.18 
Tax ListHe appeared on the personal property tax list of 1812 at Capt. Simpson's Company, Humphreys, Tennessee; appears to be the person listed as "Thomas Curtis, Sr.," with Thomas Curtis Jr. being his son; also present in this tax list were John Robins and William Robins. John was probably Alcey's brother from Randolph County and William his son.19 
Death*He died between 1813 and 1820 at Williamson, Tennessee; or Humphreys; Last record is the 1812 Humphreys County tax list; Alcey was head of household in 1820 census and in 1821 testified he was deceased.1,20 

Family

Alcey Robbins b. c 1770, d. bt 1838 - 1839
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1790.
  2. [S2301] Larry W. Cates, "Legilslative Petitions, 1779 Sessions, Part II."
  3. [S1356] Randolph County Court, Randolph County Execution Docket.
  4. [S905] Randolph County Clerk, Randolph County Court of Common Pleas, December 1784.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1790, 1820.
  6. [S1065] Will of Joseph Robbins Randolph County Will Book 1, page 62.
  7. [S1004] Sarah Robbins Lehman, Back Creek, page 120.
  8. [S891] "Randolph County G. S. Journal", Fall 1999, pages 23 & 24, Criminal Actions (C.R. 81.326.3-1789, NC Archives).
  9. [S891] "Randolph County G. S. Journal", Fall 1999, page 25, Criminal Actions (C.R. 81.326.3-1789, NC Archives).
  10. [S891] "Randolph County G. S. Journal", Spring 2000, page 7, Criminal Actions (C.R.081.326.3-Folder A, NC Archives).
  11. [S891] "Randolph County G. S. Journal", Spring 2000, pages 9-10, Criminal Actions (C.R.081.326.3-Folder B, NC Archives).
  12. [S891] "Randolph County G. S. Journal", Spring 2000, page 10, Criminal Actions (C.R.081.326.3-Folder B, NC Archives).
  13. [S891] "Randolph County G. S. Journal", Spring 2000, pages 7 & 9, Criminal Actions (C.R.081.326.3-1792 Folder A, NC Archives).
  14. [S905] Randolph County Clerk, Randolph County Court of Common Pleas.
  15. [S1] Census of Population 1800.
  16. [S1023] Louise Gillespie Lynch, Williamson County, Tennessee Tax Book I.
  17. [S1063] 1320 West Main Street, Franklin, Tennessee November 2005 Williamson County Tax Records, 1807.
  18. [S1063] 1320 West Main Street, Franklin, Tennessee November 2005 Williamson County Tax Records, 1808.
  19. [S1018] Marjorie Hood Fischer and Ruth Blake Burns, Humphreys County Tax Lists, 1812.
  20. [S1018] Marjorie Hood Fischer and Ruth Blake Burns, Humphreys County Tax Lists.
  21. [S1076] "Military Service Record of Thomas Curtis."
  22. [S1] Census of Population 1820.
  23. [S1] Census of Population 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860.
  24. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  25. [S1072] Jo Ann Crafton, "Crafton, Curtis Research Files", Ancestral File.