Martha (Margaret) Adaline Curtis1,2

F, b. 24 June 1839
FatherWesley Curtis1,2 b. 1808, d. bt 1861 - 1869
MotherMary (Polly) Dougherty1,2 b. 11 Jan 1809, d. 4 Apr 1902
Last Edited18 Jun 2008
Birth*Martha (Margaret) Adaline Curtis was born on 24 June 1839 at Burke, North Carolina; age 23 in 1860 census.1,2 
(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 
Married Name As of 9 August 1854,her married name was Carpenter.3,2 
Marriage*Martha (Margaret) Adaline Curtis married Jackson Carpenter on 9 August 1854 at Macon, North Carolina; John Hall, clerk.3,2,4 
(Witness) CensusMartha (Margaret) Adaline Curtis appeared on the census of 5 July 1860 Franklin P.O., Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Jackson Carpenter; page 259b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $300, 2 children and Moses A. Curtis.3 
Census*Martha (Margaret) Adaline Curtis appeared on the census of 1 June 1870 at Franklin P.O., Cartoogechaye Twp., Macon, North Carolina, page 279, occupation farmer, renting, apparently widowed, 4 children at home.5 

Family

Jackson Carpenter b. 1835, d. 24 Jul 1864
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 244.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  4. [S1195] James E. Wooley, Macon County, North Carolina Marriages.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

John Curtis1,2

M, b. 20 December 1839, d. 13 August 1920
FatherWesley Curtis1,2 b. 1808, d. bt 1861 - 1869
MotherMary (Polly) Dougherty1,2 b. 11 Jan 1809, d. 4 Apr 1902
Last Edited3 Jul 2014
Birth*John Curtis was born on 20 December 1839 at Burke, North Carolina.3,2,4,5 
(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 
Marriage*John Curtis married Rufina A. Leatherwood circa 1860 at North Carolina.6 
Census*John Curtis appeared on the census of 28 June 1860 at Franklin P.O., Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, page 253, occupation laborer, living with Hamilton and Sophia Penland.7 
Milit-Beg*He began military service on 22 March 1862 at Smith Bridge, Macon, North Carolina, as a private, Company H, 1st Regiment, South Carolina Heavy Artillery; enlisted at Valhalla, Georgia.5,8 
Milit-End*He ended military service on 19 June 1865 at Hart's Island, New York; captured 22 March 1865 at Bentonville and sent to Hart's Island, NY prison; took the oath of allegiance on 18 June 1865, and was described as 6' 2 1/2" tall, light complexion, light hair, grey eyes.5,9 
Census*He and Rufina A. Leatherwood appeared on the census of 27 July 1870 at Wikle's Store P.O., Smiths Bridge, Macon, North Carolina, page 329b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $315, 4 children at home.6 
CensusJohn Curtis and Rufina A. Leatherwood appeared on the census of 24 June 1880 at Cherry Log District, Gilmer, Georgia, page 607B, occupation farmer, 9 children at home.10 
ResidenceJohn Curtis lived on 24 December 1888 at Arapahoe, Colorado.11 
Land Purch* On 24 December 1888 John Curtis purchased land at Lot 39, block 3, South Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, from Myrtil A. Reed for $50; John lived in Arapahoe County at the time.11 
Land Sale* On 26 November 1892 John Curtis sold land at Lot 39, Block 3, South Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, for $50 to Walter M. Curtis of Fannin County, Georgia; John was a resident of Macon County, North Carolina.11,12 
Residence*He lived on 26 November 1892 at Macon, North Carolina.12,11 
Marriage*He married Arennida Curtis on 11 September 1895 at Macon, North Carolina; at the bride's home; by J.M. Gillespie, J.P.13 
CensusJohn Curtis appeared on the census of 25 June 1900 at Horseshoe Precinct, Park, Colorado, ED 189, sheet 10A, occupation day laborer, married, living in a boarding house; born Dec 1839 in NC, parents born NC; no further confirmation this is the right John Curtis.14 
NoteB* John applied for a Georgia indigent soldier's pension on 5 March 1906, at which time he resided in Blue Ridge, Fannin County, Georgia; claimed he had no family.5 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 22 April 1910 at Toccoa District, Fannin, Georgia, ED 35, sheet 10A, occupation farmer, owned farm, widowed, living alone, next to James Y. Curtis.15 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 31 January 1920 at Confederate Soldiers Home, Edgewood District, Fulton, Georgia, ED 168, sheet 1A, widowed, inmate.16 
Death*He died on 13 August 1920 at Confederate Soldiers Home, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, at age 80; buried at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.17,4 

Family 1

Rufina A. Leatherwood b. 23 Jul 1844, d. 24 Sep 1904
Children

Family 2

Arennida Curtis b. c 1856

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 247.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850-1900.
  4. [S1368] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.
  5. [S1786] Georgia State Archives, Georgia Confederate Pension Applications.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  8. [S1737] Footnote.com, Footnote.com, CSA Soldier Service Records.
  9. [S1737] Footnote.com, Footnote.com, CSA Service Records.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  11. [S1612] Ed Curtis Jr. and Etta Hammer, "Descendants of John Curtis and Rufina Leatherwood", Ancestral File.
  12. [S1488] Fannin County, Georgia Deed Records.
  13. [S2085] State of North Carolina, North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979.
  14. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  15. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  16. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  17. [S995] Office of Vital Records Georgia Health Dept., Georgia Death Records, death certificate.
  18. [S1662] Holy Bible.

Sarah Curtis1,2

F, b. 10 January 1840, d. 10 January 1917
FatherWesley Curtis1,2 b. 1808, d. bt 1861 - 1869
MotherMary (Polly) Dougherty1,2 b. 11 Jan 1809, d. 4 Apr 1902
Last Edited13 Jul 2008
Birth*Sarah Curtis was born on 10 January 1840 at Burke, North Carolina; death certificate says 10 January 1834, which is incorrect.1,2,3 
(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 
Married Name As of circa 1860,her married name was Goodson.4 
Marriage*Sarah Curtis married Robert W. Goodson circa 1860 at North Carolina; no marriage record found.4 
CensusSarah Curtis and Robert W. Goodson appeared on the census of 3 September 1870 at Swannanoa Twp., Buncombe, North Carolina, page 282b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 2 children and sister Rebecca at home.4 
Census*Sarah Curtis and Robert W. Goodson appeared on the census of 4 May 1910 at Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, ED 94, sheet 12B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 43 years, 3 children, 2 living, Mark was widowed.5 
Death*Sarah Curtis died on 10 January 1917 at Old Fort Twp., Buncombe, North Carolina, at age 77; informant was Robert Goodson; buried at Old Fort Cemetery.3 

Family

Robert W. Goodson b. 1839
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 247.
  3. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1910.

Elvira Curtis1,2

F, b. 1843, d. between 1851 and 1860
FatherWesley Curtis1,2 b. 1808, d. bt 1861 - 1869
MotherMary (Polly) Dougherty1,2 b. 11 Jan 1809, d. 4 Apr 1902
Last Edited24 Jul 2008
Birth*Elvira Curtis was born in 1843 at McDowell, North Carolina.1,2 
(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 
DeathAp*Elvira Curtis appears to have died or disappeared between 1851 and 1860 no further record found.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 247.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860.

Harriett Curtis1,2

F, b. April 1852, d. 4 April 1934
FatherWesley Curtis3,2 b. 1808, d. bt 1861 - 1869
MotherMary (Polly) Dougherty3,2 b. 11 Jan 1809, d. 4 Apr 1902
Last Edited13 Jul 2008
Birth*Harriett Curtis was born in April 1852 at McDowell, North Carolina; this date of birth matches the marriage record and 1900 census, but does not match the age of the Harriet, age 25, who appeared in the 1870 census with her mother.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 
Married Name As of 1 November 1875,her married name was Evans.6 
Marriage*Harriett Curtis married Davis Reid Evans on 1 November 1875 at Haywood, North Carolina; by L.A. Carpenter.6 
Census*Harriett Curtis and Davis Reid Evans appeared on the census of 6 June 1900 at Hurricane Twp., Pickens, South Carolina, ED 119, sheet 4A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 25 years, 4 children, 4 living.7 
NoteB* On 18 September 1907, Harriett filed for 1/9th of her father's share of Grandfather Moses Curtis' estate; she lived in Pickens County, South Carolina and her last name was Evans. 
CensusHarriett Curtis and Davis Reid Evans appeared on the census of 5 January 1920 at Central Twp., Pickens, South Carolina, ED 161, sheet 2A, occupation farmer, owned farm, no children, lived next to David, Sam and Charlie.8 
Death*Harriett Curtis died on 4 April 1934 at Pickens, South Carolina; need cemetery record.9 

Family

Davis Reid Evans b. May 1846, d. 4 Sep 1929
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860, 1870.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 247.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1870, 1900.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  6. [S1291] Haywood County Registrar of Deeds, Haywood County Marriages.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  9. [S1615] Old Pendleton District Genealogical Society, December 2006.

Moses A. Curtis1,2

M, b. 1848, d. 5 December 1925
FatherWesley Curtis1,2 b. 1808, d. bt 1861 - 1869
MotherMary (Polly) Dougherty1,2 b. 11 Jan 1809, d. 4 Apr 1902
Last Edited3 Aug 2007
Birth*Moses A. Curtis was born in 1848 at McDowell, 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 
(Witness) CensusMoses A. Curtis appeared on the census of 5 July 1860 Franklin P.O., Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Jackson Carpenter; page 259b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $300, 2 children and Moses A. Curtis.3 
(Witness) CensusMoses A. Curtis 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.4 
Marriage*Moses A. Curtis married Celia Cordelia Evans on 7 December 1876 at Ivy Hill Twp., Haywood, North Carolina; by John Rich, J.P., witnesses by Logan Whitener and S. Whitener; both residents of Waynesville, ages given as 24 and 18 respectively.5,6,7 
CensusMoses A. Curtis and Celia Cordelia Evans appeared on the census of 12 June 1880 at Ivy Hill Twp., Haywood, North Carolina, page 230C, occupation farmer, 2 children at home.8 
Census*Moses A. Curtis and Celia Cordelia Evans appeared on the census of 26 June 1900 at Waynesville, Haywood, North Carolina, ED 31, sheet 14A, occupation farmer, renting, married 25 years, 10 children, 9 living (omits either Margaret or Willie.)6 
NoteB On 14 February 1905, Moses filed for his share of Moses Sr.'s estate as a son of Wesley. 
CensusMoses A. Curtis appeared on the census of 16 April 1910 at Ivy Hill Twp., Haywood, North Carolina, ED 64, sheet 2A, occupation farmer, owned farm, living alone, listed himself as widowed, but Celia was very much alive. 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 30 January 1920 at Ivy Hill Twp., Haywood, North Carolina, ED 76, sheet 7B, occupation farming, owned farm, "married," living alone.9 
Death*He died on 5 December 1925 at Waynesville, Haywood, North Carolina; buried at Green Hill Cemetery Section Four.10,11 
NoteB* Summary of Conflicting Information:

1850 census: Moses Curtis, age 2 - 1848
1860 census: Moses A. Curtis, age 12 - 1848
1870 census: Moses Curtis, age 22 - 1848
1876 marr index: "Messer" Curtis, age 24 - 1852
1880 census: Moses Curtis, age 26 - 1854
1900 census: Moses B. Curtis, b. Mar 1852
1910 census: Moses Curtis, age 57 - 1853, widowed, lived alone
1920 census: Moses Curtiss, age 59 - 1861, married, lived alone
Cemetery rec: Moses A. Curtis, 1850 -1925
Death certif.: Moses W. Curtis, died 5 Dec 1925, age 73 - 1852
Conclusion: Moses A. Curtis, b. 1848

1860 census: Selia C. Evans, age 1 - 1859*
1870 census: not found
1876 marr index: Celia Evans, age 18 - 1858
1880 census: Sela C. Curtis, age 23 - 1857
1900 census: Selia C. Curtis, b. June 1856
1910 census: Cele Curtis, age 50 - 1860, married
1920 census: Ceilas Curtis, age 62 - 1862, married
Cemetery rec: Celia E. Evens Curtis, 1859 - 1922
Death certif: Celie Curtis, died 9 Jan 1922, age 63 - 1859
Conclusion: Celia Cordelia Evans b. 1859

*in household of Thomas J. and Margaret Evans, rather than that of John and Nancy Evans, as stated in PRF. 

Family

Celia Cordelia Evans b. 1859, d. 9 Jan 1922
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 247.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  5. [S1259] Joseph and William Miller, Haywood County Cemeteries.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  7. [S1291] Haywood County Registrar of Deeds, Haywood County Marriages.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  10. [S1011] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Death Records, death certificate obtained from North Carolina Archives.
  11. [S1259] Joseph and William Miller, Haywood County Cemeteries, Green Hill.
  12. [S1] Census of Population 1910.

Silas F. Curtis1,2

M, b. 30 January 1849, d. 2 November 1932
FatherWesley Curtis1,2 b. 1808, d. bt 1861 - 1869
MotherMary (Polly) Dougherty1,2 b. 11 Jan 1809, d. 4 Apr 1902
Last Edited13 Jul 2008
Birth*Silas F. Curtis was born on 30 January 1849 at McDowell, North Carolina.1,2,3 
(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*Silas F. Curtis appeared on the census of 31 August 1860 at Swannana P.O., Buncombe, North Carolina, page 362b, living with John and Elizabeth Patton.4 
Marriage*He married Rebecca White on 26 March 1869 at Henderson, North Carolina; by Rev. S.S. Jones.5 
CensusSilas F. Curtis and Rebecca White appeared on the census of 3 August 1870 at Garvin Twp., Pickens, South Carolina, page 415, occupation farmer, renting, 1 child and Mary White at home.6 
CensusSilas F. Curtis and Rebecca White appeared on the census of 15 June 1880 at Central Twp., Pickens, South Carolina, page 113D, occupation farmer, 5 children at home.7 
Marriage*Silas F. Curtis married Lucinda Ariail circa 1894 at South Carolina.8 
Census*Silas F. Curtis and Lucinda Ariail appeared on the census of 28 June 1900 at Hurricane Twp., Pickens, South Carolina, ED 119, sheet 17A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 4 sons at home.8 
NoteB* On 8 November 1905, Silas filed for 1/9th of his father's share of Grandfather Moses Curtis' estate; he lived in Pickens County, South Carolina. 
CensusSilas F. Curtis appeared on the census of 18 April 1910 at State Hospital for Insance, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, ED 89, sheet 1A, patient.9 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 January 1920 at State Hospital for Insane, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, ED 90, sheet 8B, inmate, widowed.10 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 4 April 1930 at South Carolina State Hospital, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, ED 15, sheet 3A, patient.11 
Death*He died on 2 November 1932 at Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, at age 83.12 

Family 1

Rebecca White b. 1850, d. bt 1888 - 1894
Children

Family 2

Lucinda Ariail b. 2 Sep 1855, d. 22 Jul 1951

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 247.
  3. [S1615] Old Pendleton District Genealogical Society, December 2006.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1257] Shirley Cawyer and Blanche Culbreth, Henderson County Marriages 1851-1898.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  12. [S1315] South Carolina Division of Vital Records, South Carolina Death Index.

Jackson Carpenter1,2

M, b. 1835, d. 24 July 1864
Last Edited1 Aug 2008
Birth*Jackson Carpenter was born in 1835 at Macon, North Carolina.1,2 
Marriage*He married Martha (Margaret) Adaline Curtis, daughter of Wesley Curtis and Mary (Polly) Dougherty, on 9 August 1854 at Macon, North Carolina; John Hall, clerk.1,2,3 
Census*Jackson Carpenter appeared on the census of 5 July 1860 at Franklin P.O., Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, page 259b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $300, 2 children and Moses A. Curtis.1 
Death*He died on 24 July 1864; Jackson probably died in the Civil War. A service record exists for Jackson Carpenter, a.k.a. Andrew J. Carpenter, Private, Company D, 62nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, who was taken prisoner and died on 24 July 1864.4 

Family

Martha (Margaret) Adaline Curtis b. 24 Jun 1839
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 244.
  3. [S1195] James E. Wooley, Macon County, North Carolina Marriages.
  4. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, Civil War service records; War Dept. Records Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

Asbury Curtis1,2

M, b. 25 November 1821, d. between 1865 and 1870
FatherThomas M. Curtis1,2 b. 1802, d. bt Jun 1885 - Dec 1885
MotherMary (Polly) Maffit1,2 b. 1797, d. bt 1881 - 1885
Last Edited16 Jul 2008
Birth*Asbury Curtis was born on 25 November 1821 at Burke, North Carolina.2,3 
Marriage*He married Anna Burnett on 30 September 1837 at Macon, North Carolina; date from bible record; no marriage record found; Macon County seems the most likely.4,3 
CensusAsbury Curtis and Anna Burnett appeared on the census of 1840 at Macon, North Carolina, page 147, 1 male under 5, 1 male and 1 female 20-29.5 
Census*Asbury Curtis and Anna Burnett appeared on the census of 29 October 1850 at District 85, Union, Georgia, page 254b, occupation farmer, renting, 6 children at home.4 
CensusAsbury Curtis and Anna Burnett appeared on the census of 12 July 1860 at Benton P.O., District 8, Polk, Tennessee, page 441b, occupation blacksmith, renting, 7 children at home.6 
DeathAp*Asbury Curtis appears to have died or disappeared between 1865 and 1870 at Polk, Tennessee.3 
DeathExp There is no record of when or where Asbury died. The last entry in the family bible records the death of Samuel M. Curtis, age 18, on Christmas Day, 1864. Of the 10 children named in the bible, only four--John Wesley, William Jasper, James Fletcher and Della Ann--left records as adults. Three of the young children died in February 1864, probably from a communicable disease such as typhoid, small pox, etc. The three remaining children--Mary J., Ben James and Sarah M--left no record that has been found. John Wesley was "temporarily absent" from his unit from 24 November 1864 to 10 May 1865, as he explained, "looking after the necessities of my family, they being the rebel lines and their condition actually demanding my attention." Bushwhacker activity is suspected as a cause and certainly was a contributing factor to the four unrecorded deaths. All Polk County records were destroyed when the Court House burned in 1893. The family bible pages are believed to be in the possession of a descendant.3 

Family

Anna Burnett b. 1820, d. c 1890
Children

Citations

  1. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  3. [S1207] Asbury Curtis Bible.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  7. [S1235] Ray Curtis, "Ancestral File of Ray Curtis", Ancestral File.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1840, 1850.

Melinda Curtis1,2

F, b. 2 July 1823, d. 22 November 1918
FatherThomas M. Curtis1,2 b. 1802, d. bt Jun 1885 - Dec 1885
MotherMary (Polly) Maffit1,2 b. 1797, d. bt 1881 - 1885
Last Edited9 Jul 2007
Birth*Melinda Curtis was born on 2 July 1823 at Burke, North Carolina.1,2 
Married Name As of 22 March 1846,her married name was Gappin.1,3,2 
Marriage*She married William Roger Gappin on 22 March 1846 at Lumpkin, Georgia.1,4 
CensusMelinda Curtis and William Roger Gappin appeared on the census of 26 October 1850 at Frogtown, Lumpkin, Georgia, page 91b, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home, 3 by a prior marriage, and B.B. Curtis, age 26.1 
CensusMelinda Curtis and William Roger Gappin appeared on the census of 6 July 1860 at Union, Georgia, page 485, occupation farmer, renting, 1 child at home.5 
Census*Melinda Curtis appeared on the census of 3 June 1870 at Chattahoochee District, Forsyth, Georgia, page 419, occupation farm hand, living with Eliza Fowler.6 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 15 June 1880 Cumming District, Forsyth, Georgia, in the household of Warren Clinton Fowler and Eliza J. Gappin; page 367B, occupation farmer, 5 children and Malinda (Curtis) Gappin at home.7 
(Witness) CensusMelinda Curtis appeared on the census of 7 May 1910 Cumming District, Forsyth, Georgia, in the household of Eliza J. Gappin and Warren Clinton Fowler; ED 39, sheet 17A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 45 years, 8 children, 7 living; Malinda lived with them.8 
Death*Melinda Curtis died on 22 November 1918 at Forsyth, Monroe, Georgia, at age 95.1,2 

Family

William Roger Gappin b. 1808, d. bt 1861 - 1869
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  3. [S929] Hunting for Bears, Georgia Marriages.
  4. [S1380] Frances T. Ingmire, Lumpkin County Marriages.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1910.

William Roger Gappin1,2,3

M, b. 1808, d. between 1861 and 1869
Last Edited10 Nov 2007
Birth*William Roger Gappin was born in 1808 at Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina; there is said to be a baptismal record from a Charleston church that also says his father was named William.1,2,3 
Marriage*He married Melinda Curtis, daughter of Thomas M. Curtis and Mary (Polly) Maffit, on 22 March 1846 at Lumpkin, Georgia.1,4 
Census*William Roger Gappin and Melinda Curtis appeared on the census of 26 October 1850 at Frogtown, Lumpkin, Georgia, page 91b, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home, 3 by a prior marriage, and B.B. Curtis, age 26.1 
CensusWilliam Roger Gappin and Melinda Curtis appeared on the census of 6 July 1860 at Union, Georgia, page 485, occupation farmer, renting, 1 child at home.5 
Death*William Roger Gappin died between 1861 and 1869 at Union, Georgia; no death record; Melinda was widowed in 1870.6 

Family 1

Children

Family 2

Melinda Curtis b. 2 Jul 1823, d. 22 Nov 1918
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S929] Hunting for Bears, Georgia Marriages.
  3. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  4. [S1380] Frances T. Ingmire, Lumpkin County Marriages.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

Benjamin B. Curtis1,2

M, b. 1825, d. July 1879
FatherThomas M. Curtis1,2 b. 1802, d. bt Jun 1885 - Dec 1885
MotherMary (Polly) Maffit1,2 b. 1797, d. bt 1881 - 1885
Last Edited13 Jul 2007
Birth*Benjamin B. Curtis was born in 1825 at Burke, North Carolina; census date of birth varies from 1824 to 1826.3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 26 October 1850 Frogtown, Lumpkin, Georgia, in the household of William Roger Gappin and Melinda Curtis; page 91b, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home, 3 by a prior marriage, and B.B. Curtis, age 26.1 
Marriage*Benjamin B. Curtis married Mary Louisa Gappin, daughter of William Roger Gappin, on 1 May 1855 at Union, Georgia; by Charles Crumly, J.P; marriage record transcribed as "Graylin" or "Gosslin."4,5 
Marriage*Benjamin B. Curtis married Sarah Lou Gappin, daughter of William Roger Gappin, circa 1857 at Union, Georgia; no marriage record; death record of William Curtis gives parents as Ben Curtis and Sarah Gappin.1,6 
Census*Benjamin B. Curtis and Sarah Lou Gappin appeared on the census of 6 July 1860 at Blairsville P.O., Union, Georgia, page 485, occupation farmer, 3 children at home, lived next to his brother Moses.7 
CensusBenjamin B. Curtis and Sarah Lou Gappin appeared on the census of 7 June 1870 at Morganton P.O., Fairplay District, Fannin, Georgia, page 380, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $160, 8 children at home.8 
Death*Benjamin B. Curtis died in July 1879 at Fannin, Georgia; died from hepatitis; occupation blacksmith.9 

Family 1

Mary Louisa Gappin b. 1833, d. bt 1856 - 1857
Child

Family 2

Sarah Lou Gappin b. Apr 1832, d. Jun 1915
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850-1870.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860, 1870.
  5. [S1305] Viola H. Jones, Union County Georgia Marriage Records.
  6. [S1238] Editor Edna Wiefering, Polk County Death Records, Death Record of W.M. Curtis, d. 1923, No. 119.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1880 census mortality schedule for Fanning County.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Singleton O. Curtis1

M, b. 1852, d. between 1861 and 1870
FatherThomas M. Curtis1 b. 1802, d. bt Jun 1885 - Dec 1885
MotherMary (Polly) Maffit1 b. 1797, d. bt 1881 - 1885
Last Edited23 Jul 2008
Birth*Singleton O. Curtis was born in 1852 at North Carolina; This name appears only in the 1860 census and Mary was too old to be his mother and the family was in Georgia in 1852.1 
(Witness) CensusHe 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.1 
DeathAp*Singleton O. Curtis appears to have died or disappeared between 1861 and 1870 at Georgia as there is no further record; could be an error in the census.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860-1870.

Richard S. Dennis1

M, b. 1853
FatherWilliam Dennis2 b. 1827, d. 17 Apr 1864
MotherSophia Moore2 b. 16 Jul 1826, d. 30 Apr 1910
Last Edited22 Sep 2007
Birth*Richard S. Dennis was born in 1853 at Tennessee.3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 4 June 1860 Calhoun P.O., District 8, McMinn, Tennessee, in the household of William Dennis and Sophia Moore; page 271b, occupation renter, 7 children at home.4 
CensusRichard S. Dennis appeared on the census of 7 June 1860 at District 8, McMinn, Tennessee, page 271b, age 7, living with his family.4 
Marriage*He married Dicia C. (Dicey) Curtis, daughter of Moses Curtis and Sarah (Sallie) Clemens, on 28 December 1879 at Yell, Arkansas; by J.W. Pendergrass, M.G.3,5,6 
Census*Richard S. Dennis appeared on the census of 19 June 1880 at Dardanelle Twp., Yell, Arkansas, page 333A, occupation farmer, no children.3 
Marriage*He married Mary Piercy on 25 January 1894 at Yell, Arkansas; by W.R. Hayden.7,8 
Census*Richard S. Dennis and Mary Piercy appeared on the census of 12 June 1900 at Dardanelle Twp., Yell, Arkansas, ED 154, sheet 8D, occupation famrer, renting, second marriage, 6 years, 3 children and 4 step children.7 
CensusRichard S. Dennis and Mary Piercy appeared on the census of 18 April 1910 at Magazine Twp., Yell, Arkansas, occupation farmer, owned farm, second marriage 16 years, Mary had 10 children by 2 marriages, 9 of whom were living.9 
CensusRichard S. Dennis and Mary Piercy appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 at Magazine Twp., Yell, Arkansas, ED 194, sheet 7A, occupation farm operator, owned farm, 2 children at home.10 
CensusRichard S. Dennis and Mary Piercy appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at Magazine Twp., Yell, Arkansas, ED 24, sheet 4B, occupation retired farmer, owned farm, no children a thome.11 

Family 1

Dicia C. (Dicey) Curtis b. 9 Dec 1858, d. 25 Aug 1893
Children

Family 2

Mary Piercy b. Dec 1862
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880, 1900.
  2. [S1464] Silvia M. Kibart and Rita M. Adams for Hopkins County Genealogical Society, Pioneers of Hopkins County, Texas, Volume I, page 169.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S844] Hunting For Bears, Arkansas Marriages.
  6. [S1263] Yell County Historical and Genealogical Society, Yell County Marriages, Book C, page 74.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  8. [S1263] Yell County Historical and Genealogical Society, Yell County Marriages, Book G, page 182.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  12. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  13. [S1499] Mary Vinson Humphrey, Yell County Cemeteries, Moore Hill.

Lessie Mae Lamb1,2

F, b. 12 July 1893, d. 9 March 1975
FatherMatthew Taylor Lamb3 b. 20 Mar 1867, d. 16 May 1949
MotherLydia Charlotte Qualls3 b. 1 Sep 1873, d. 3 Sep 1910
Last Edited7 Apr 2009
Birth*Lessie Mae Lamb was born on 12 July 1893 at Montgomery, Arkansas.1,2 
Married Name As of 20 August 1911,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married Benjamin Lafayette Curtis, son of Moses Curtis and Elizabeth Ann Grubb, on 20 August 1911 at Montgomery, Arkansas.2,1,4 
Census*Lessie Mae Lamb and Benjamin Lafayette Curtis 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.5 
Death*Lessie Mae Lamb died on 9 March 1975 at Merced, California, at age 81; buried at Benecia, California.2,6 

Family

Benjamin Lafayette Curtis b. 23 Jul 1874, d. 5 Dec 1951
Children

Citations

  1. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  2. [S230] California Vital Statistics, death record.
  3. [S1810] John T. and Grace Curtis, Qualls Cousins.
  4. [S1178] Grace (Jones) Curtis, "Family Group Sheet of John Talmage Curtis."
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  6. [S1264] Grace Curtis, Curtis Family History.
  7. [S44] Social Security Death Index.

Samantha Elizabeth Curtis1

F, b. September 1824, d. between 1901 and 1910
FatherThomas M. Curtis1 b. 1802, d. bt Jun 1885 - Dec 1885
MotherMary (Polly) Maffit1 b. 1797, d. bt 1881 - 1885
Last Edited1 Aug 2007
Birth*Samantha Elizabeth Curtis was born in September 1824 at Burke, North Carolina; census dates range from 1824 to 1827, but Sep 1824 appears most likely.1,2 
Married Name As of 2 February 1843,her married name was Fortenbury.3,1,4 
Marriage*She married James Wade Hampton Fortenberry, son of Hannah (?), on 2 February 1843 at Macon, North Carolina; S.P. Bradley, bondsman; J.K. Gray, witness.3,1,4 
CensusSamantha Elizabeth Curtis and James Wade Hampton Fortenberry appeared on the census of 2 October 1850 at Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, page 368, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $400, 5 children at home.3 
CensusSamantha Elizabeth Curtis and James Wade Hampton Fortenberry appeared on the census of 6 July 1860 at Union, Georgia, page 484, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $300, personal $600, 9 children and Hannah at home.5 
CensusSamantha Elizabeth Curtis and James Wade Hampton Fortenberry appeared on the census of 11 June 1870 at Blairsville P.O., District 126, Union, Georgia, page 9B, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $300, 9 children at home.6 
CensusSamantha Elizabeth Curtis and James Wade Hampton Fortenberry appeared on the census of 22 June 1880 at Arkaqua, Union, Georgia, page 158C, occupation farmer, 4 children at home.7 
CensusSamantha Elizabeth Curtis and James Wade Hampton Fortenberry appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 at Owltown District, Union, Georgia, ED 128, sheet 305A, occupation none, married 57 years, 15 children, 10 living, living with John.8 
Death*Samantha Elizabeth Curtis died between 1901 and 1910; probably died either before 1905 in Union County or shortly after in Sevier County, Tennessee, as they lived with their youngest son John in 1900.9 

Family

James Wade Hampton Fortenberry b. 22 Feb 1822, d. bt 1901 - 1910
Children

Citations

  1. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850-1900.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Bond 77287.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1900, 1910.

James Wade Hampton Fortenberry1,2,3

M, b. 22 February 1822, d. between 1901 and 1910
MotherHannah (?)4 b. 1806
Last Edited1 Aug 2007
Birth*James Wade Hampton Fortenberry was born on 22 February 1822 at Rutherford, North Carolina; Rutherford County from 1850 census; the exact date comes from an unsourced internet posting.5,6,7 
Marriage*He married Samantha Elizabeth Curtis, daughter of Thomas M. Curtis and Mary (Polly) Maffit, on 2 February 1843 at Macon, North Carolina; S.P. Bradley, bondsman; J.K. Gray, witness.4,3,2 
CensusJames Wade Hampton Fortenberry and Samantha Elizabeth Curtis appeared on the census of 2 October 1850 at Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, page 368, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $400, 5 children at home.4 
CensusJames Wade Hampton Fortenberry and Samantha Elizabeth Curtis appeared on the census of 6 July 1860 at Union, Georgia, page 484, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $300, personal $600, 9 children and Hannah at home.8 
CensusJames Wade Hampton Fortenberry and Samantha Elizabeth Curtis appeared on the census of 11 June 1870 at Blairsville P.O., District 126, Union, Georgia, page 9B, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $300, 9 children at home.9 
CensusJames Wade Hampton Fortenberry and Samantha Elizabeth Curtis appeared on the census of 22 June 1880 at Arkaqua, Union, Georgia, page 158C, occupation farmer, 4 children at home.10 
Census*James Wade Hampton Fortenberry and Samantha Elizabeth Curtis appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 at Owltown District, Union, Georgia, ED 128, sheet 305A, occupation none, married 57 years, 15 children, 10 living, living with John.11 
Death*James Wade Hampton Fortenberry died between 1901 and 1910; probably died either before 1905 in Union County or shortly after in Sevier County, Tennessee, as they lived with their youngest son John in 1900.12 

Family

Samantha Elizabeth Curtis b. Sep 1824, d. bt 1901 - 1910
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1860.
  2. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Bond 77287.
  3. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1900.
  6. [S1448] Forest Rider, "Forest Rider Ancestry", Ancestral File.
  7. [S1261] Judith Mukensnabl, "ALJUMU Family Tree 1", Ancestral File.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  12. [S1] Census of Population 1900-1910.

James Harrison Seabolt1

M, b. 3 November 1836, d. between 1910 and 1915
FatherSolomon Seabolt2 b. 1803
MotherCatherine S. Flowers3 b. 1806
Last Edited1 Aug 2007
Birth*James Harrison Seabolt was born on 3 November 1836 at Union, Georgia; censuses of 1850-1880 indicate 1836; 1900 census says November 1833.4,5 
Marriage*He married Sarah Curtis, daughter of Thomas M. Curtis and Mary (Polly) Maffit, on 25 November 1855 at Union, Georgia; by Charles Crumley, J.P; marriage record is for Sarah.6 
CensusJames Harrison Seabolt and Sarah Curtis appeared on the census of 4 July 1860 at Blairsville P.O., Union, Georgia, page 479, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $210, 2 children at home.7 
CensusJames Harrison Seabolt and Sarah Curtis appeared on the census of 13 July 1870 at Blairsville P.O., Division 126, Union, Georgia, page 62, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $200, 7 children at home.8 
CensusJames Harrison Seabolt and Sarah Curtis appeared on the census of 2 June 1880 at Canada District, Union, Georgia, page 117B, occupation farmer, 7 children at home.9 
Census*James Harrison Seabolt and Sarah Curtis appeared on the census of 19 June 1900 at Canada District, Union, Georgia, ED 129, sheet 2B, occupation farmer, married 40 years, 8 children, 6 living, grandson John, b. March 1894, lived with them.10 
CensusJames Harrison Seabolt appeared on the census of 21 April 1910 at Canada District, Union, Georgia, ED 152, sheet 1B, invalid, living with his son John.11 
DeathAp*He appears to have died or disappeared between 1910 and 1915 at Union, Georgia, no cemetery record found.12 

Family

Sarah Curtis b. Mar 1829, d. bt 1901 - 1910
Children

Citations

  1. [S929] Hunting for Bears, Georgia Marriages.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  3. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860-1900.
  5. [S1261] Judith Mukensnabl, "ALJUMU Family Tree 1", Ancestral File.
  6. [S1305] Viola H. Jones, Union County Georgia Marriage Records.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  12. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Reuben H. Davis1,2

M, b. 1832
FatherSalathial Davis3 b. 1798, d. 1880
MotherElizabeth S. England3 b. 14 Apr 1790, d. 1880
Last Edited20 Jul 2007
Birth*Reuben H. Davis was born in 1832 at Crooked Creek, Burke, North Carolina.2,4 
Marriage*He married Emily Angeline Curtis, daughter of Thomas M. Curtis and Mary (Polly) Maffit, on 3 February 1859 at Union, Georgia; by James R. Hood, J.P.2,5 
Census*Reuben H. Davis and Emily Angeline Curtis appeared on the census of 2 July 1860 at Union, Georgia, page 467, occupation farmer, renting, 1 child at home.2 
Milit-Beg*Reuben H. Davis began military service on 3 July 1861 at Walton, Georgia, as a private, Company H, 11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, CSA.6 
DeathHe died on 9 October 1861 at Richmond, Henrico, Virginia; died in the General Hospital from disease.6 

Family

Emily Angeline Curtis b. 23 May 1838, d. 6 Oct 1917
Children

Citations

  1. [S929] Hunting for Bears, Georgia Marriages.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S1465] Otto, "Palfenier Connections", Ancestral File.
  4. [S1436] Otto, "Palfenier Connections", Ancestral File.
  5. [S1305] Viola H. Jones, Union County Georgia Marriage Records.
  6. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Simpson L. Bowers1,2

M, b. 10 November 1844, d. 4 March 1924
Last Edited28 Jul 2007
Birth*Simpson L. Bowers was born on 10 November 1844 at Union, Georgia; son of David C. Bowers and Matilda Mathis.3,1,4 
Marriage*He married Lydia Curtis, daughter of Thomas M. Curtis and Mary (Polly) Maffit, on 11 October 1868 at Union, Georgia; by Thomas Collins, J.P.2,5 
Census*Simpson L. Bowers appeared on the census of 7 June 1870 at Morganton P.O., Fairplay District, Fannin, Georgia, page 380, occupation farm laborer, 1 child, living with Thomas & Mary.2 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 at Coosa District, Union, Georgia, page 129A, occupation farmer, 5 children at home.6 
Marriage*He married Gardenia C. Blalock in 1899 at Georgia.7 
CensusSimpson L. Bowers appeared on the census of 18 June 1900 at Owltown District, Union, Georgia, ED 128, sheet 8B, occupation farmer, renting, second marriage.7 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 29 April 1910 at Owltown District, Union, Georgia, ED 155, sheet 1A, occupation farmer, renting, listed as married, but Gardenia was gone, Alice lived with him.8 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 14 January 1920 at Owltown District, Union, Georgia, ED 172, sheet 7A, occupation farmer, renting, Alice lived with him.8 
Death*He died on 4 March 1924 at Owltown District, Union, Georgia, at age 79; buried at the Shady Grove Cemetery.4 

Family 1

Lydia Curtis b. 26 Oct 1840, d. 6 Jun 1885
Children

Family 2

Gardenia C. Blalock b. Sep 1861

Citations

  1. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1870, 1900.
  4. [S1267] Tricia Bowers, "Jeff's Family Tree", Ancestral File.
  5. [S1305] Viola H. Jones, Union County Georgia Marriage Records.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1910.

Mary Louisa Gappin1,2,3

F, b. 1833, d. between 1856 and 1857
FatherWilliam Roger Gappin b. 1808, d. bt 1861 - 1869
Last Edited10 Jul 2007
Birth*Mary Louisa Gappin was born in 1833 at Georgia.2,4 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 26 October 1850 Frogtown, Lumpkin, Georgia, in the household of William Roger Gappin and Melinda Curtis; page 91b, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home, 3 by a prior marriage, and B.B. Curtis, age 26.5 
Married Name As of 1 May 1855,her married name was Curtis.1,2,3 
Marriage*Mary Louisa Gappin married Benjamin B. Curtis, son of Thomas M. Curtis and Mary (Polly) Maffit, on 1 May 1855 at Union, Georgia; by Charles Crumly, J.P; marriage record transcribed as "Graylin" or "Gosslin."3,6 
Death*Mary Louisa Gappin died between 1856 and 1857 at Union, Georgia; William was living with her sister Sarah in 1860.4 

Family

Benjamin B. Curtis b. 1825, d. Jul 1879
Child

Citations

  1. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  2. [S929] Hunting for Bears, Georgia Marriages.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860, 1870.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  6. [S1305] Viola H. Jones, Union County Georgia Marriage Records.

Moses Curtis Jr.1,2

M, b. 1810, d. 9 May 1856
FatherMoses Curtis1,2 b. 3 Oct 1777, d. 4 Sep 1853
MotherMary Allison1,2 b. 11 Dec 1782, d. c Jan 1864
Last Edited16 Mar 2009
Birth*Moses Curtis Jr. was born in 1810 at Burke, North Carolina.1,2 
Marriage*He married Harriet Addington Huckaby, daughter of Joseph Huckaby and Delilah Tillithey Addington, on 3 November 1840 at Union, Georgia; by C. Slint, MG.1,3 
Tax List*Moses Curtis Jr. appeared on the personal property tax list of 1842 at Old Fort District, McDowell, North Carolina; 100 acres valued at $12; appears to say "payent for Curtis Moses Jr."4 
NoteB* In the Fall 1845 term of the McDowell County Superior Court, Wesley Curtis, charged with assault and battery, was found not guilty by a jury.5 
Tax ListHe appeared on the personal property tax list of 1847 at Old Fort District, McDowell, North Carolina; 100 acres valued at $10, no polls.4 
Census*He and Harriet Addington Huckaby appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 at Cherokee, North Carolina, page 25b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 5 children at home.1 
Land Entry*Moses Curtis Jr. entered land on 16 September 1854 at McDowell, North Carolina, 100 acres joining the land of Moses Curtis, Sr., deceased, joining the place where Wesley Curtis now lives. Entry No. 1212.6 
Death*He died on 9 May 1856 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2 
ObitMoses's obituary was published in the Nashville Christian Advocate on 18 May 1856:
Died, May 9, 1850 [sic], in Cherokee Co., N. C...Moses Curtis, aged 40 years.
He was brought up by pious parents. He joined the Church at 14 years of age, and lived an upright and consistent member of the same. In his 30th year he was united to Miss Harriet Huckby in matrimony. Ho was industrious, a good citizen, and truly religious—a patron worthy of imitation by mankind. He was licensed to preach about six years before his death. He was studious in his Bible, preached faithfully, and advanced good doctrine. His disease.was liver complaint: He suffered severely, but bore it with much patience and resignation. He exclaimed, "The will of the Lord be done!" and exhorted his neighbors and those that attended him to meet him in heaven; and admonished his dear wife and children to meet him in that good world. I visited him several times on his death-bed. I always found him resigned to the will of God, and not a doubt or fear hanging over his mind. On the Sabbath previous to his death, he was thankful that he was spared to see another Sabbath. He wished to hear preaching again. I preached in his house to him and many of his neighbors. He became very happy, and shouted the praise of the Almighty with all his strength. It appeared to have a deep effect upon the congregation. He called the doctor to his bedside, took him in his arms, and requested him to serve the Lord and meet him in heaven. He continued happy nearly through all his sufferings. Brother John Newell, the circuit-preacher, visited him the day before his death. He took him in his arms and commenced shouting. .The preacher said that, to have heard him that night and the next morning, would have turned an infidel; and that he would not have missed being with him on that occasion on any account, for it was one of the brightest evidences of victory over death he ever saw. He has left his sorrows and labors behind and gone to his rest in heaven. Amos Curtis.7 

Family

Harriet Addington Huckaby b. 25 Nov 1822, d. 1905
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 249.
  3. [S1305] Viola H. Jones, Union County Georgia Marriage Records.
  4. [S1698] McDowell County Superior Court, McDowell County, North Carolina Tax Lists.
  5. [S1631] McDowell County Clerk, McDowell Superior Court Docket, Fall 1845 Term.
  6. [S1197] Mr. & Mrs. Judson O. Crow, McDowell County Land Entries.
  7. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 248.
  8. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 250.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1860.

Harriet Addington Huckaby1,2

F, b. 25 November 1822, d. 1905
FatherJoseph Huckaby2 b. 7 Aug 1799, d. 30 Jul 1853
MotherDelilah Tillithey Addington2 b. 3 Mar 1805, d. 9 Dec 1876
Last Edited31 Jul 2008
Birth*Harriet Addington Huckaby was born on 25 November 1822 at Buncombe, North Carolina; daughter of Joseph Huckabee and Delilah Addington.1,3 
Married Name As of 3 November 1840,her married name was Curtis.1,4,5 
Marriage*She married Moses Curtis Jr., son of Moses Curtis and Mary Allison, on 3 November 1840 at Union, Georgia; by C. Slint, MG.1,6 
CensusHarriet Addington Huckaby and Moses Curtis Jr. appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 at Cherokee, North Carolina, page 25b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 5 children at home.1 
Census*Harriet Addington Huckaby appeared on the census of 6 August 1860 at Fort Hembree P.O., Fort Hembree District, Cherokee, North Carolina, page 243b, widowed, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,600, 6 children and Liddia Huckaby at home.7 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 25 July 1870 at Clover Hill P.O., District 6, Blount, Tennessee, page 127, occupation keeping house, real estate valued at $2,000, personal $550, 3 children at home; lived next to Jesse Huckabee.8 
Married Name As of 23 December 1875,her married name was Walker.9 
Marriage*She married John A. Walker on 23 December 1875 at Blount, Tennessee; by Spencer Henry, MG.9,10 
Census*Harriet Addington Huckaby and John A. Walker appeared on the census of 9 June 1880 at District 15, Hawkins, Tennessee, page 188B, occupation farmer, no children.11 
CensusHarriet Addington Huckaby appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 at District Five, Blount, Tennessee, ED 17, sheet 3A, widowed, living with Mary and James Lane, reported 6 children, 4 living.12 
Death*She died in 1905 at Blount, Tennessee; buried at the Union Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery; no date on her grave.13,9,2 
(Witness) BioHarriet Huckaby Curtis came from Cherokee County, N.C. to Blount County between 1865 and 1869. She settled in the Big Springs area, to be near the farms of two sons, Joe and Reno, who had come here some time before. Harriet Huckaby Curtis was the widow of Moses Curtis, Jr., who died in 1856, leaving a family of five boys and one girl. He had been a Methodist minister, as was his father before him. After his death, the family continued to live in N.C. until the boys were grown. Two sons, Joseph and Reno, decided to make their own life in Tennessee, and along with their mother, and their sister Mary Delilah, came to Blount County.
As the Curtis family had a strong Methodist background, they found their church home at Union Grove Methodist Church. In fact, the widow Curtis ended up marrying John A. Walker, the minister of that church and became known as "Grandma Walker". We find that Harriet Curtis Walker, as were her sons, Joe and Reno and their families, were buried in Union Grove cemetery.14 

Family 1

Moses Curtis Jr. b. 1810, d. 9 May 1856
Children

Family 2

John A. Walker b. 23 Feb 1805, d. 5 Sep 1894

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1629] Kim Shaeffer (e-mail address), "Shaeffer/Huckabee and Related Families", Ancestral File.
  3. [S1256] Edith B. Little, Blount County Cemeteries, Union Grove Cemetery.
  4. [S929] Hunting for Bears, Georgia Marriages.
  5. [S1165] ClanMoffat Society, "ClanMoffat Society Website", Ancestral File.
  6. [S1305] Viola H. Jones, Union County Georgia Marriage Records.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  9. [S1256] Edith B. Little, Blount County Cemeteries, Union Grove.
  10. [S1286] Brown, Gafford and Mize Little, Blount County Marriages.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  12. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  13. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  14. [S1270] Blount County Book Committee, Blount County Tennessee Heritage.
  15. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 249.
  16. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 250.

John Wesley Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 18 December 1841, d. 26 February 1916
FatherMoses Curtis Jr.1,2 b. 1810, d. 9 May 1856
MotherHarriet Addington Huckaby1,2 b. 25 Nov 1822, d. 1905
Last Edited21 Mar 2010
Birth*John Wesley Curtis was born on 18 December 1841 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2,4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of Moses Curtis Jr. and Harriet Addington Huckaby; page 25b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 5 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusJohn Wesley Curtis appeared on the census of 6 August 1860 Fort Hembree P.O., Fort Hembree District, Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of Harriet Addington Huckaby; page 243b, widowed, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,600, 6 children and Liddia Huckaby at home.5 
Marriage*John Wesley Curtis married Harriet Elizabeth Legg, daughter of Laten Legg and Eliza Magrude Thomas, on 18 January 1866 at Fannin, Georgia; by Jacob Smith, MG.6,7 
Census*John Wesley Curtis and Harriet Elizabeth Legg appeared on the census of 16 July 1870 at Hayesville P.O., Hiwassee Twp., Clay, North Carolina, page 461b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $800, personal-$500, 3 children at home; Moses Bryant Curtis lived 2 homes away from them.6 
CensusJohn Wesley Curtis and Harriet Elizabeth Legg appeared on the census of 10 June 1880 at District 5, Blount, Tennessee, page 104A, occupation farmer (afflicted with rheumatism), 4 children at home.8 
CensusJohn Wesley Curtis and Harriet Elizabeth Legg appeared on the census of 7 June 1900 at Justice Precinct 3, Johnson, Texas, ED 59, sheet 4B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 34 years, 5 children, 4 living.9 
CensusJohn Wesley Curtis and Harriet Elizabeth Legg appeared on the census of 29 April 1910 at Justice Precinct 4, Reeves, Texas, ED 207, sheet 11A, occupation retail merchant-general merchandise, owned home, married 44 years, 4 children, 4 living.10 
Death*John Wesley Curtis died on 26 February 1916 at Pecos, Reeves, Texas, at age 74; buried in Pecos.11 

Family

Harriet Elizabeth Legg b. 8 Jun 1844, d. bt 1920 - 1930
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 249.
  3. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death record.
  4. [S1629] Kim Shaeffer (e-mail address), "Shaeffer/Huckabee and Related Families", Ancestral File.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  7. [S1201] Delta Genealogical Society, Fannin County Marriage Records, Book B, page 4.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  11. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  12. [S1530] Phillip Hogsead and Dorothy Shepherd, Clay County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions.

Christopher Curtis1,2

M, b. 1843, d. 5 April 1862
FatherMoses Curtis Jr.1,2 b. 1810, d. 9 May 1856
MotherHarriet Addington Huckaby1,2 b. 25 Nov 1822, d. 1905
Last Edited8 Nov 2007
Birth*Christopher Curtis was born in 1843 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of Moses Curtis Jr. and Harriet Addington Huckaby; page 25b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 5 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusChristopher Curtis appeared on the census of 6 August 1860 Fort Hembree P.O., Fort Hembree District, Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of Harriet Addington Huckaby; page 243b, widowed, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,600, 6 children and Liddia Huckaby at home.3 
Milit-Beg*Christopher Curtis began military service on 8 July 1861 at Macon, North Carolina, as a Private, Company G, 25th Infantry Regiment North Carolina (CSA) for 12 months, age 18.4 
Death*He died on 5 April 1862 at Wilson, Wilson, North Carolina; from disease.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 249.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  4. [S1171] Historical Data Systems, American Civil War Soldiers Records.

Elijah Reno Curtis1,2

M, b. 28 June 1845, d. 22 March 1926
FatherMoses Curtis Jr.1,2 b. 1810, d. 9 May 1856
MotherHarriet Addington Huckaby1,2 b. 25 Nov 1822, d. 1905
Last Edited19 Nov 2011
Birth*Elijah Reno Curtis was born on 28 June 1845 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of Moses Curtis Jr. and Harriet Addington Huckaby; page 25b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 5 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusElijah Reno Curtis appeared on the census of 6 August 1860 Fort Hembree P.O., Fort Hembree District, Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of Harriet Addington Huckaby; page 243b, widowed, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,600, 6 children and Liddia Huckaby at home.4 
(Witness) CensusElijah Reno Curtis appeared on the census of 25 July 1870 Clover Hill P.O., District 6, Blount, Tennessee, in the household of Harriet Addington Huckaby; page 127, occupation keeping house, real estate valued at $2,000, personal $550, 3 children at home; lived next to Jesse Huckabee.5 
Marriage*Elijah Reno Curtis married Martha Angeline Sane on 3 September 1870 at Blount, Tennessee; by James McNeal, MG.6 
CensusElijah Reno Curtis and Martha Angeline Sane appeared on the census of 14 June 1880 at District 6, Blount, Tennessee, page 106B, occupation farmer, no children listed, but they had a niece and two other adolescents, plus his brother Joseph.7 
Census*Elijah Reno Curtis and Martha Angeline Sane appeared on the census of 2 June 1900 at District Six, Blount, Tennessee, ED 18, sheet 1A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 29 years, 3 children, 2 living.8 
CensusElijah Reno Curtis and Martha Angeline Sane appeared on the census of 6 May 1910 at District Six, Blount, Tennessee, ED 20, sheet 11B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 37 years.9 
CensusElijah Reno Curtis and Martha Angeline Sane appeared on the census of 20 January 1920 at District 6, Blount, Tennessee, ED 20, sheet 8A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 daughter and a grand nephew at home.10 
Death*Elijah Reno Curtis died on 22 March 1926 at Blount, Tennessee, at age 80; buried at the Union Grove Cemetery.3,11 

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Martha Angeline Sane b. 30 Nov 1838, d. bt 1920 - 1930
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 249.
  3. [S1256] Edith B. Little, Blount County Cemeteries, Union Grove.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  6. [S1286] Brown, Gafford and Mize Little, Blount County Marriages.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  11. [S1388] Tennessee State Library and Archives, Tennessee Death Records Index.

Joseph H. Curtis1,2

M, b. 28 May 1847, d. 12 June 1891
FatherMoses Curtis Jr.1,2 b. 1810, d. 9 May 1856
MotherHarriet Addington Huckaby1,2 b. 25 Nov 1822, d. 1905
Last Edited13 Oct 2006
Birth*Joseph H. Curtis was born on 28 May 1847 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of Moses Curtis Jr. and Harriet Addington Huckaby; page 25b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 5 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusJoseph H. Curtis appeared on the census of 6 August 1860 Fort Hembree P.O., Fort Hembree District, Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of Harriet Addington Huckaby; page 243b, widowed, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,600, 6 children and Liddia Huckaby at home.4 
(Witness) CensusJoseph H. Curtis appeared on the census of 25 July 1870 Clover Hill P.O., District 6, Blount, Tennessee, in the household of Harriet Addington Huckaby; page 127, occupation keeping house, real estate valued at $2,000, personal $550, 3 children at home; lived next to Jesse Huckabee.5 
(Witness) CensusJoseph H. Curtis appeared on the census of 14 June 1880 District 6, Blount, Tennessee, in the household of Elijah Reno Curtis and Martha Angeline Sane; page 106B, occupation farmer, no children listed, but they had a niece and two other adolescents, plus his brother Joseph.6 
Marriage*Joseph H. Curtis married M. E. Jones on 19 February 1886 at Blount, Tennessee; by G.T. Linginfelter, JP.7 
Death*Joseph H. Curtis died on 12 June 1891 at Tennessee at age 44; buried at the Union Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.3 

Family

M. E. Jones b. bt 1845 - 1865
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 249.
  3. [S1256] Edith B. Little, Blount County Cemeteries, Union Grove.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  7. [S1286] Brown, Gafford and Mize Little, Blount County Marriages.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Moses Bryant Curtis1,2

M, b. 30 January 1849, d. 8 January 1934
FatherMoses Curtis Jr.1,2 b. 1810, d. 9 May 1856
MotherHarriet Addington Huckaby1,2 b. 25 Nov 1822, d. 1905
Last Edited17 Oct 2006
Birth*Moses Bryant Curtis was born on 30 January 1849 at Cherokee, North Carolina.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1850 Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of Moses Curtis Jr. and Harriet Addington Huckaby; page 25b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,000, 5 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusMoses Bryant Curtis appeared on the census of 6 August 1860 Fort Hembree P.O., Fort Hembree District, Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of Harriet Addington Huckaby; page 243b, widowed, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,600, 6 children and Liddia Huckaby at home.4 
Marriage*Moses Bryant Curtis married Elizabeth Jones circa 1867 at North Carolina; no marriage record; he was living with Eliza in the 1870 census, so he was already divorced from Elizabeth Jones then.5,2,6,7 
Marriage*Moses Bryant Curtis married Eliza Jane Davis, daughter of William Marshall Davis and Mary A. Barnard, in December 1869; per the Allman-Helms file; they lived together in the 1870 census; unknown whether they married in Georgia or North Carolina.5,7 
CensusMoses Bryant Curtis appeared on the census of 16 July 1870 at Hiwassee Twp., Clay, North Carolina, page 461b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $350, no children.8 
Census*He appeared on the census of 16 June 1880 at Hiwassee Twp., Clay, North Carolina, page 450A, occupation farmer, 2 children at home.5 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 20 June 1900 at District 6, Blount, Tennessee, ED 18, sheet 1B, occupation farmer, owned farmer, owned farm, married 30 years, 4 children, 3 living.9 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 14 May 1910 at District 19, Blount, Tennessee, ED 23, sheet 20A, occupation store keeper-grocery store, owned home, married 40 years, 3 children, 3 living; both say "M1."9 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 9 June 1920 at District 7, Knox, Tennessee, ED 127, sheet 7B, occupation farm laborer, widowed, living with Samuel and Bertha Smith.10 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 18 April 1930 at District 7, Knox, Tennessee, ED 78, sheet 10A, occupation none, widowed, living with Samuel and Bertha Smith.11 
Death*He died on 8 January 1934 at Knox, Tennessee, at age 84; buried at Mayes Chapel Cemetery in Knox County.3,12 
(Witness) BioWe have referred to two of Harriet's sons, Joe and Reno, but there was a younger son, Moses Bryant Curtis, who remained in N.C. and married Eliza Jane Davis. Then around 1880, with two children Charles and Bertha, came to Blount County and purchased a farm adjacent to brother Reno. A son, Claude Davis Curtis, was born in December, 1887, their first born in Blount County. While there are other Curtis families in Blount County, some of whom are descendants of a brother of the elder Moses Curtis, Joshua. For this story we shall follow the Bryant Curtis connection.
Bryant, the son of Moses Curtis, Jr. and Harriet Huckaby, was born Jan 30, 1849 in Cherokee County, N.C. and died Jan 8, 1934. He is buried in Mayes Chapel Cemetery in Knox County. His wife, Eliza Jane Davis, died in 1913, and was also buried in Knox County. They lived on their farm in the Big Springs area for many years. Then, when their children were grown, and it was time to take life a little easier, they sold their farm and tried storekeeping in Friendsville, Mentor, and in Maryville at the corner of Magnolia and Broadway. Due to Eliza's health they moved to Knox County (Halls area) to be near their daughter Bertha, who had married Sam P. Smith. Eliza died in 1913, but Bryant lived with his daughter Bertha, until his death in 1934. Bryant and Eliza had three children; Charles, who married Cora McGlamery and had a daughter Christina and a son, Dana Carlton. Christina had four children who had done well and moved to many parts of the world. Carlton had two sons. One is now an Episcopal minister in Chattanooga. After Charles' wife died, he was living with his parents in Mentor while teaching school in Blount County. In 1912 he was killed when his horse and buggy were hit by a train at the Mentor Crossing.
Bryant and Eliza's daughter Bertha, born April 26, 1878, died February 23, 1963, married Sam Smith, lived in Knox County, and had two daughters: Beatrice, born June 15, 1905, who married Owen Sample, who worked at ALCOA for 33 years. They had four children; George, Margaret, Dorothy and Charles. Charles died at age 15 in a fall in the mountains. Beatrice now lives at Asbury Acres. Bertha's other daughter Maxine, born May 21, 1907, married Joseph E. Smeiser. They live in Halls Community at the Smith place. They have no children.
Claude Davis Curtis was the youngest son of Bryant and Eliza, and the only one born in Blount County. He was mown as "Professor Curtis". He married Edna Cochran and they had three children; Hubert, now deceased; Charles Robert Curtis who lives in Nashville with his wife Birdie. They have two children, Barbara and Robert, who both live in Memphis. A daughter, Anna Louise, married Kincer Fox, known as "Kin". Louise died in 1974, leaving three children: a daughter, Ann, who lives in Memphis with husband Russell Fuss and two children; a daughter, Billie Sue, who married Larry Hicks and lives in Monroe County with two children; and a son, Joe Fox, who married Jill Smith, a nurse. They have two children, Sam and Kerri. Joe Fox and his wife own Fox Home Medical in Maryville. He is a member of the Maryville School Board. He and his family are active in the Broadway Methodist Church and also serve in many civic organizations. They make their home in Maryville. Joe Fox and children and Beatrice Sample are the only direct descendants of Bryant Curtis now living in Blount County.
Let us return now to the contribution of "Professor Claude Curtis" in the field of education to the history and life of Blount County. His formal education began in the one room Big Spring School, then the Friendsville Academy, and Maryville Polytechnic. He graduated in 1908 from Hiwasee College (the last year the college was a four year school). He later earned a B.S. in Education and in 1935 completed work for a M.S. degree in School Administration at the University of Tennessee.
Claude Curtis served 48 years in the field of education, in the City of Maryville and Blount County; as teacher, High School Principal, County Superintendent and Maryville City Superintendent. He also served in 1923-31 as president of Martha Washington College in Abingdon, Va. On retirement a banquet was given in his honor - many noted people from county, city and State attended. He also served faithfully in many leadership capacities in his church (Broadway United Methodist), and was teacher of the Men's Bible Class for 25 consecutive years. The influence of "Professor Curtis" on the school system of this area is a tribute to him. [Submitted by: Beatrice Sample, Asbury Acres, Maryville, TN. Sources: Memory of talks with relatives; Maryville Times articles and notes prepared by Harold Lane Elmore. 8/94]12
 

Family 1

Elizabeth Jones b. 15 Jan 1849, d. c 1883
Child

Family 2

Eliza Jane Davis b. 29 Aug 1848, d. 1913
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 249.
  3. [S1247] Tom Allman and Elizabeth Helms, "Allman-Helms Southern Roots", Ancestral File.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  6. [S1237] John Perry Curtis Jr., "Ancestral File of John Perry Curtis Jr.", Ancestral File.
  7. [S1246] Unknown obtained from Ray Curtis, "Descendants of John Perry Curtis", Ancestral File.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  12. [S1270] Blount County Book Committee, Blount County Tennessee Heritage, pages 152-153.

Mary Delilah Curtis1,2

F, b. 13 May 1851, d. circa 21 August 1941
FatherMoses Curtis Jr.1 b. 1810, d. 9 May 1856
MotherHarriet Addington Huckaby1 b. 25 Nov 1822, d. 1905
Last Edited31 Jul 2008
Birth*Mary Delilah Curtis was born on 13 May 1851 at Cherokee, North Carolina; possibly in Hayesville, Clay County.1,3 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 6 August 1860 Fort Hembree P.O., Fort Hembree District, Cherokee, North Carolina, in the household of Harriet Addington Huckaby; page 243b, widowed, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,600, 6 children and Liddia Huckaby at home.4 
Married Name As of 10 November 1869,her married name was Lane.5,6 
Marriage*Mary Delilah Curtis married James Peyton Harrison Lane on 10 November 1869 at Friendsville, Blount, Tennessee; by W.L. Ramsey, MG.5,7,3 
CensusMary Delilah Curtis and James Peyton Harrison Lane appeared on the census of 11 June 1880 at District 5, Blount, Tennessee, page 104B, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.8 
Census*Mary Delilah Curtis and James Peyton Harrison Lane appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 at District Five, Blount, Tennessee, ED 17, sheet 3A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 30 years, 10 children, 6 living.5 
Census*Mary Delilah Curtis appeared on the census of 22 April 1910 at Wallace Precinct, Snohomish, Washington, ED 293, sheet 4A, occupation none, widowed, Henry and Roy worked in a saw mill.9 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 ED 94, sheet 2B, occupation none, widowed, owned home, Henry was a planer man at a saw mill.10 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at Skiyou Precinct, Skagit, Washington, ED 56, sheet 2A, widowed, living with Samuel's family.11 
DeathShe died on 15 August 1941 at her home, Seattle, King, Washington, at age 90.3,12 
Obit*Mary Delilah's obituary was published in the an unknown place on circa 21 August 1941:
Mrs. Mary D. Lane, 93, widow of J. P. H. Lane, pioneer resident of Union Grove Community, Blount County, died Sunday at her home in Seattle, Wash., relatives here were informed.
After the death of her husband, Mrs. Lane left here 32 years ago to live with some of her children who had settled in Seattle. Surviving are three granddaughters, Mrs. Harry Dance and Mrs. Hubert Mann of Knoxville and Mrs. Lewis Elmore of Chattanooga; one grandson, Herman P. Lane of Knoxville. There are three sons and two daughters in Washington State and a number of great-grandchildren. [undated clipping, probably from the Knoxville News-Sentinel; found in papers of Nellie LANE ELMORE, transcribed by Harold Lane ELMORE. ]3 

Family

James Peyton Harrison Lane b. 12 Mar 1841, d. 30 Jul 1907
Children

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 250.
  2. [S1270] Blount County Book Committee, Blount County Tennessee Heritage, pages 152-153.
  3. [S1628] Karen Theriot, "Ancestors of Edna Virginia Lane Baygulow", Ancestral File.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  6. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.
  7. [S1286] Brown, Gafford and Mize Little, Blount County Marriages.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  12. [S745] Washington State Dept. of Health, Washington Death Index.
  13. [S1629] Kim Shaeffer (e-mail address), "Shaeffer/Huckabee and Related Families", Ancestral File.

Josiah Askew Curtis1,2

M, b. 1812, d. October 1867
FatherMoses Curtis1,2 b. 3 Oct 1777, d. 4 Sep 1853
MotherMary Allison1,2 b. 11 Dec 1782, d. c Jan 1864
Last Edited24 Jul 2008
Birth*Josiah Askew Curtis was born in 1812 at Burke, North Carolina.1,2 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Bird, daughter of Jonathan Bird and Angelica Banning, on 2 January 1832 at Burke, North Carolina; Harbert Bird, bondsman; Jno Burgin, witness.2,1,3 
Land Purch* On 26 December 1838 Josiah Askew Curtis purchased land at Macon, North Carolina, from John Ledford for $500, 118 acres on Tennessee River, Section 13, District 13, including the farm where Ledford formerly lived.4 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1840 at Macon, North Carolina, page 152, 2 males under 5, 2 females 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 20-29.5 
Census*He appeared on the census of 19 September 1850 at Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, page 357, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, 9 children at home.1 
Land Entry*He entered land on 29 September 1855 at McDowell, North Carolina, 100 acres on the waters of Newberry Fork of the Catawba River, commencing on a pine, the northeast corner of Moses Curtices home tract and running west with said Curtice line 100 poles. Entry No. 1313.6 
NoteB* On 3 February 1858, J.A. Curtis and 5 others posted bond in the amount of $4,000 on behalf of Samuel Laughlin to act as Constable for the County.7 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 12 June 1860 at Comptonville P.O., State Range Twp., Yuba, California, page 709, occupation miner, renting, two other miners living with him.8 
Death*He died in October 1867 at California; Elizabeth appeared in Macon County Court, April 1868, to request a letter of administration.1,2,9 

Family

Elizabeth Bird b. 8 Jun 1811, d. 4 Jun 1909
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 250.
  3. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Bond 5373.
  4. [S1204] Barbara Sears McRae, Macon County Records, page 68.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  6. [S1197] Mr. & Mrs. Judson O. Crow, McDowell County Land Entries.
  7. [S1232] McDowell County Deeds: Book D3, page 581, Register of Deeds.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  9. [S1576] Probate Court of Macon Count, Macon County, North Carolina Probate Records.
  10. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, pages 251-252.
  11. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 252.
  12. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 257.
  13. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 263.