Elizabeth Bird1,2,3

F, b. 8 June 1811, d. 4 June 1909
FatherJonathan Bird1 b. 22 Jan 1764, d. 12 Jul 1848
MotherAngelica Banning1 b. 26 Apr 1775, d. 5 Oct 1863
Last Edited16 Feb 2010
Birth*Elizabeth Bird was born on 8 June 1811 at Burke, North Carolina.2,4 
Married Name As of 2 January 1832,her married name was Curtis.1,2,3 
Marriage*She married Josiah Askew Curtis, son of Moses Curtis and Mary Allison, on 2 January 1832 at Burke, North Carolina; Harbert Bird, bondsman; Jno Burgin, witness.1,2,3 
(Witness) CensusElizabeth Bird appeared on the census of 1840 Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Josiah Askew Curtis; page 152, 2 males under 5, 2 females 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 20-29.5 
(Witness) CensusElizabeth Bird appeared on the census of 19 September 1850 Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Josiah Askew Curtis; page 357, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, 9 children at home.2 
Census*Elizabeth Bird appeared on the census of 27 June 1860 at Franklin P.O., Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, page 251b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,191, widowed, 7 children at home.6 
NoteB* On 12 December 1863, John Spencer's mother filed a claim with the CSA for her deceased son.7 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 30 July 1870 at Wikle's Store, Smiths Bridge Twp., Macon, North Carolina, page 334b, occupation keeping house, widowed, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,250, 5 children at home.8 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 7 June 1880 at Smith's Bridge, Macon, North Carolina, page 590A, occupation keeping house, widowed, 2 children at home.9 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 22 June 1900 at Smiths Bridge Twp., Macon, North Carolina, ED 65, sheet 11A, no occupation, owned home, widowed, 10 children, 6 living; 1 daughter and 1 grandson living with her.10 
Death*She died on 4 June 1909 at Macon, North Carolina, at age 97; buried at Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery in Otto.4 

Family

Josiah Askew Curtis b. 1812, d. Oct 1867
Children

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 250.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  3. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Bond 5373.
  4. [S1298] NSDAR Battle of Sugartown Chapter, Macon County Cemetery Records, Asbury.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  7. [S1737] Footnote.com, Footnote.com, CSA Service Records.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  11. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, pages 251-252.
  12. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 252.
  13. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 257.
  14. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 263.

Angelica J. (Annie) Curtis1,2,3

F, b. 19 November 1832, d. 9 July 1883
FatherJosiah Askew Curtis2,1 b. 1812, d. Oct 1867
MotherElizabeth Bird2,1 b. 8 Jun 1811, d. 4 Jun 1909
Last Edited2 Sep 2007
Birth*Angelica J. (Annie) Curtis was born on 19 November 1832 at Burke, North Carolina.2,1,4 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1840 Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Josiah Askew Curtis; page 152, 2 males under 5, 2 females 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 20-29.5 
(Witness) CensusAngelica J. (Annie) Curtis appeared on the census of 19 September 1850 Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Josiah Askew Curtis; page 357, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, 9 children at home.1 
Married Name As of 9 December 1852,her married name was Norris.2,6 
Marriage*Angelica J. (Annie) Curtis married John W. Norris, son of Isaac Norris and Barbara Curtis, on 9 December 1852 at Macon, North Carolina; H.B. Penland, bondsman; H.B. Donaldson, J.P., witness.2,6 
Census*Angelica J. (Annie) Curtis and John W. Norris appeared on the census of 27 June 1860 at Franklin P.O., Tennessee Valley Twp., Macon, North Carolina, page 50, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home; lived next to Elizabeth Curtis and her family.7 
Census*Angelica J. (Annie) Curtis appeared on the census of 30 July 1870 at Wikle's Store, Smiths Bridge Twp., Macon, North Carolina, page 334b, apparently widowed, renting, 4 children at home; still lived next to Elizabeth Curtis.8 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 10 June 1880 at Smiths Bridge Twp., Macon, North Carolina, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.9 
Death*She died on 9 July 1883 at Macon, North Carolina, at age 50.2,1 

Family

John W. Norris b. 1832, d. bt 1861 - 1869
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 250.
  3. [S1254] Will of Josiah Askew Curtis Macon County, Norrth Carolina, Book 1, pages 95-96.
  4. [S1155] Kenneth Jackson, "Jackson-Ashcraft Families", Ancestral File.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  6. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Bond 77829.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

John W. Norris1,2

M, b. 1832, d. between 1861 and 1869
FatherIsaac Norris3,4 b. 1797, d. bt 1851 - 1860
MotherBarbara Curtis3,4 b. 1803
Last Edited13 Oct 2006
Birth*John W. Norris was born in 1832 at North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 3 September 1850 Haywood, North Carolina, in the household of Isaac Norris; page 170b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $300, 5 children at home.3 
Marriage*John W. Norris married Angelica J. (Annie) Curtis, daughter of Josiah Askew Curtis and Elizabeth Bird, on 9 December 1852 at Macon, North Carolina; H.B. Penland, bondsman; H.B. Donaldson, J.P., witness.1,2 
Census*John W. Norris and Angelica J. (Annie) Curtis appeared on the census of 27 June 1860 at Franklin P.O., Tennessee Valley Twp., Macon, North Carolina, page 50, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home; lived next to Elizabeth Curtis and her family.5 
Death*John W. Norris died between 1861 and 1869; no death record or Civil War service record found; Angelica was apparently widowed in 1870, with no children born after 1860.6 

Family

Angelica J. (Annie) Curtis b. 19 Nov 1832, d. 9 Jul 1883
Children

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 250.
  2. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Bond 77829.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 234.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

Emily Curtis1,2,3

F, b. 22 September 1834, d. 28 September 1918
FatherJosiah Askew Curtis1,2 b. 1812, d. Oct 1867
MotherElizabeth Bird1,2 b. 8 Jun 1811, d. 4 Jun 1909
Last Edited26 Sep 2007
Birth*Emily Curtis was born on 22 September 1834 at Burke, North Carolina.4,5 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 19 September 1850 Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Josiah Askew Curtis; page 357, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, 9 children at home.1 
Married Name As of 2 December 1858,her married name was Grahl.6,7,8 
Marriage*Emily Curtis married William M. Grahl on 2 December 1858 at Macon, North Carolina; by John Spears, minister; G.W. Curtis, bondsman; R.C. Slagle, witness; the Macon County marriage transcript book has the same two parties married on 13 November 1858 by R.C. Slagle; this date from the marriage bond.9,7,8 
CensusEmily Curtis and William M. Grahl appeared on the census of 11 August 1860 at Jonathans Creek P.O., District 37, Haywood, North Carolina, page 688, renting, no children.8 
Census*Emily Curtis and William M. Grahl appeared on the census of 28 July 1870 at Wikle's Store P.O., Smith Bridge Twp., Macon, North Carolina, page 333, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children at home.10 
CensusEmily Curtis and William M. Grahl appeared on the census of 2 June 1880 at Burningtown Twp., Macon, North Carolina, page 523A, occupation farmer, 5 children at home.11 
CensusEmily Curtis and William M. Grahl appeared on the census of 25 June 1900 at Wagener Twp., Oconee, South Carolina, ED 76, sheet 21A, occupation retired farmer, married 42 years, 6 children, 5 living, William was a wheelwright and Jesse was a blacksmith; also a niece, Mary M. Grahl.4 
Death*Emily Curtis died on 28 September 1918 at Oconee, South Carolina, at age 84; buried at the Walhalla Westview Cemetery.12,13 

Family

William M. Grahl b. 8 Jan 1828, d. 27 Feb 1905
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 250.
  3. [S1254] Will of Josiah Askew Curtis Macon County, Norrth Carolina, Book 1, pages 95-96.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  5. [S1472] B.W. and Sarah Roach, Oconee County, South Carolina Cemetery Survey, Walhalla.
  6. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 270.
  7. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Bond 77324.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  9. [S1195] James E. Wooley, Macon County, North Carolina Marriages.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  12. [S1315] South Carolina Division of Vital Records, South Carolina Death Index.
  13. [S1472] B.W. and Sarah Roach, Oconee County, South Carolina Cemetery Survey, Oconee.

William M. Grahl1,2

M, b. 8 January 1828, d. 27 February 1905
Last Edited26 Sep 2007
Birth*William M. Grahl was born on 8 January 1828 at Tennessee.3,2 
Marriage*He married Emily Curtis, daughter of Josiah Askew Curtis and Elizabeth Bird, on 2 December 1858 at Macon, North Carolina; by John Spears, minister; G.W. Curtis, bondsman; R.C. Slagle, witness; the Macon County marriage transcript book has the same two parties married on 13 November 1858 by R.C. Slagle; this date from the marriage bond.4,1,5 
CensusWilliam M. Grahl and Emily Curtis appeared on the census of 11 August 1860 at Jonathans Creek P.O., District 37, Haywood, North Carolina, page 688, renting, no children.5 
Census*William M. Grahl and Emily Curtis appeared on the census of 28 July 1870 at Wikle's Store P.O., Smith Bridge Twp., Macon, North Carolina, page 333, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children at home.6 
CensusWilliam M. Grahl and Emily Curtis appeared on the census of 2 June 1880 at Burningtown Twp., Macon, North Carolina, page 523A, occupation farmer, 5 children at home.7 
CensusWilliam M. Grahl and Emily Curtis appeared on the census of 25 June 1900 at Wagener Twp., Oconee, South Carolina, ED 76, sheet 21A, occupation retired farmer, married 42 years, 6 children, 5 living, William was a wheelwright and Jesse was a blacksmith; also a niece, Mary M. Grahl.3 
Death*William M. Grahl died on 27 February 1905 at Oconee, South Carolina, at age 77; buried at Walhalla Westview Cemetery.2 

Family

Emily Curtis b. 22 Sep 1834, d. 28 Sep 1918
Children

Citations

  1. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Bond 77324.
  2. [S1472] B.W. and Sarah Roach, Oconee County, South Carolina Cemetery Survey, Walhalla.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  4. [S1195] James E. Wooley, Macon County, North Carolina Marriages.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

John Spencer Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 16 December 1836, d. 2 November 1862
FatherJosiah Askew Curtis1,2 b. 1812, d. Oct 1867
MotherElizabeth Bird1,2 b. 8 Jun 1811, d. 4 Jun 1909
Last Edited16 Feb 2010
Birth*John Spencer Curtis was born on 16 December 1836 at Burke, North Carolina.1,2,4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1840 Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Josiah Askew Curtis; page 152, 2 males under 5, 2 females 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 20-29.5 
(Witness) CensusJohn Spencer Curtis appeared on the census of 19 September 1850 Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Josiah Askew Curtis; page 357, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, 9 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusJohn Spencer Curtis appeared on the census of 27 June 1860 Franklin P.O., Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Elizabeth Bird; page 251b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,191, widowed, 7 children at home.6 
Milit-Beg*John Spencer Curtis began military service on 31 August 1861 at Franklin, Macon, North Carolina, as a Private, Company H, 16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry for 12 months.7 
Death*He died on 2 November 1862 at Camp Winder, Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, at age 25; in the hospital of pneumonia.7,2 
NoteB* On 12 December 1863, John Spencer's mother filed a claim with the CSA for her deceased son.7 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, pages 251-252.
  3. [S1254] Will of Josiah Askew Curtis Macon County, Norrth Carolina, Book 1, pages 95-96.
  4. [S1203] Annette Goodwin, "Our Family Tree (Goodwin)", Ancestral File.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  7. [S1737] Footnote.com, Footnote.com, CSA Service Records.

George Williamson Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 15 June 1839, d. 5 March 1925
FatherJosiah Askew Curtis1,2 b. 1812, d. Oct 1867
MotherElizabeth Bird1,2 b. 8 Jun 1811, d. 4 Jun 1909
Last Edited24 Jun 2008
Birth*George Williamson Curtis was born on 15 June 1839 at Macon, North Carolina.4,2,5,6 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1840 Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Josiah Askew Curtis; page 152, 2 males under 5, 2 females 5-9, 1 male and 1 female 20-29.7 
(Witness) CensusGeorge Williamson Curtis appeared on the census of 19 September 1850 Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Josiah Askew Curtis; page 357, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, 9 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusGeorge Williamson Curtis appeared on the census of 27 June 1860 Franklin P.O., Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Elizabeth Bird; page 251b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,191, widowed, 7 children at home.8 
Milit-Beg*George Williamson Curtis began military service on 22 July 1861 at Buncombe, North Carolina, as a private, Company I, 25th Infantry Regiment, North Carolina, resident of Macon, age 23.9 
Marriage*He married Sarah Elizabeth (Bettie) Carson on 11 January 1866 at Macon, North Carolina; by R.C. Slagle, Reg.10,11,12,13 
CensusGeorge Williamson Curtis appeared on the census of 1 June 1870 at Franklin P.O., Franklin Twp., Macon, North Carolina, page 309b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $125, boy named Bandy Curtis, age 8, lived with them.10 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 at Lower Young Cane District, Union, Georgia, page 107B, occupation farmer, no children, Carson family lived with them.14 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 at Lower Young Cane District, Union, Georgia, ED 131, sheet 10B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 38 years, no children; lived next to George Curtice, b. Jan 1879 NC.15 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 13 April 1910 at Lower Young Cane District, Union, Georgia, ED 154, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 41 years, no children.16 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth (Betty) S. Curtis, daughter of Benjamin J. Curtis Jr. and Susan Joyce, on 4 October 1914 at Buncombe, North Carolina; by P. P. Morgan.17 
CensusGeorge Williamson Curtis appeared on the census of 21 January 1920 at Upper Hominy Precinct, Buncombe, North Carolina, ED 40, sheet 10B, occupation farmer, owned farm, no children, 1 boarder.18 
Name Variation As of 5 March 1925, George Williamson Curtis was also known as G.W. (George Washington) Curtis according to Joshua Columbus Curtis, informant.6 
Death*He died on 5 March 1925 at age 85; buried at the Ridgeway Baptist Church Cemetery near Candler.19 

Family 1

Sarah Elizabeth (Bettie) Carson b. 14 Oct 1840, d. bt 1911 - 1919

Family 2

Elizabeth (Betty) S. Curtis b. 4 Sep 1846, d. 1 Jan 1940

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 252.
  3. [S1254] Will of Josiah Askew Curtis Macon County, Norrth Carolina, Book 1, pages 95-96.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1850, 1900.
  5. [S1259] Joseph and William Miller, Haywood County Cemeteries, Ridgeway Baptist Church.
  6. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  9. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, American Civil War Soldiers.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  11. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Bond 77095.
  12. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002, page 252.
  13. [S1195] James E. Wooley, Macon County, North Carolina Marriages.
  14. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  15. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  16. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  17. [S1172] Lillian Ledbetter Stumpp, Buncombe County Marriages.
  18. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  19. [S1259] Joseph and William Miller, Haywood County Cemeteries.

Sarah Elizabeth (Bettie) Carson1,2

F, b. 14 October 1840, d. between 1911 and 1919
Last Edited9 Oct 2006
Birth*Sarah Elizabeth (Bettie) Carson was born on 14 October 1840 at North Carolina; daughter of George Washington Carson and Matilda Joyce.3,2 
Marriage*She married George Williamson Curtis, son of Josiah Askew Curtis and Elizabeth Bird, on 11 January 1866 at Macon, North Carolina; by R.C. Slagle, Reg.3,4,2,5 
Married Name As of 11 January 1866,her married name was Curtis.3,2,4 
(Witness) CensusSarah Elizabeth (Bettie) Carson appeared on the census of 1 June 1870 Franklin P.O., Franklin Twp., Macon, North Carolina, in the household of George Williamson Curtis; page 309b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $125, boy named Bandy Curtis, age 8, lived with them.3 
(Witness) CensusSarah Elizabeth (Bettie) Carson appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 Lower Young Cane District, Union, Georgia, in the household of George Williamson Curtis; page 107B, occupation farmer, no children, Carson family lived with them.6 
(Witness) CensusSarah Elizabeth (Bettie) Carson appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 Lower Young Cane District, Union, Georgia, in the household of George Williamson Curtis; ED 131, sheet 10B, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 38 years, no children; lived next to George Curtice, b. Jan 1879 NC.7 
(Witness) CensusSarah Elizabeth (Bettie) Carson appeared on the census of 13 April 1910 Lower Young Cane District, Union, Georgia, in the household of George Williamson Curtis; ED 154, sheet 5A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 41 years, no children.8 
Death*Sarah Elizabeth (Bettie) Carson died between 1911 and 1919 at Georgia; death record not located.9 

Family

George Williamson Curtis b. 15 Jun 1839, d. 5 Mar 1925

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1870, 1910.
  2. [S869] The Generations Network, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002, page 252.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  4. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Bond 77095.
  5. [S1195] James E. Wooley, Macon County, North Carolina Marriages.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1910, 1920.

Washington Lafayette Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 5 December 1841, d. 28 May 1904
FatherJosiah Askew Curtis1,2 b. 1812, d. Oct 1867
MotherElizabeth Bird1,2 b. 8 Jun 1811, d. 4 Jun 1909
Last Edited24 Sep 2007
Birth*Washington Lafayette Curtis was born on 5 December 1841 at Macon, North Carolina.1,4,5 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 19 September 1850 Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Josiah Askew Curtis; page 357, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, 9 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusWashington Lafayette Curtis appeared on the census of 27 June 1860 Franklin P.O., Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Elizabeth Bird; page 251b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,191, widowed, 7 children at home.6 
(Witness) CensusWashington Lafayette Curtis appeared on the census of 30 July 1870 Wikle's Store, Smiths Bridge Twp., Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Elizabeth Bird; page 334b, occupation keeping house, widowed, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,250, 5 children at home.7 
Marriage*Washington Lafayette Curtis married Nancy (Nannie) Adeline Saunders, daughter of Henry Saunders and Nancy McCaslan, on 5 January 1871 at Macon, North Carolina; by W.T. Anderson, J.P; bible record is one year off, 5 January 1870.8,5 
Census*Washington Lafayette Curtis appeared on the census of 4 June 1880 at Ellijay Twp., Macon, North Carolina, page 491D, occupation farmer, 3 children at home; Nancy was temporarily disabled due to childbirth.9 
Census*He and Nancy (Nannie) Adeline Saunders appeared on the census of 10 June 1900 at Smiths Bridge, Macon, North Carolina, ED 65, sheet 1A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 30 years, 4 children, 4 living.10 
Death*Washington Lafayette Curtis died on 28 May 1904 at Otto, Macon, North Carolina, at age 62; buried at the Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery.4,5 

Family

Nancy (Nannie) Adeline Saunders b. 26 Apr 1850, d. 20 Mar 1928
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 252.
  3. [S1254] Will of Josiah Askew Curtis Macon County, Norrth Carolina, Book 1, pages 95-96.
  4. [S1298] NSDAR Battle of Sugartown Chapter, Macon County Cemetery Records, Asbury.
  5. [S1505] Bible Record of Washington L. Curtis (copy).
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  8. [S1195] James E. Wooley, Macon County, North Carolina Marriages.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  11. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 257.

Mary (Molly) A. Curtis1,2,3

F, b. 21 April 1844, d. 31 August 1913
FatherJosiah Askew Curtis1,2 b. 1812, d. Oct 1867
MotherElizabeth Bird1,2 b. 8 Jun 1811, d. 4 Jun 1909
Last Edited2 Sep 2007
Birth*Mary (Molly) A. Curtis was born on 21 April 1844 at Macon, North Carolina.1,2,4 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 19 September 1850 Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Josiah Askew Curtis; page 357, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, 9 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusMary (Molly) A. Curtis appeared on the census of 27 June 1860 Franklin P.O., Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Elizabeth Bird; page 251b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,191, widowed, 7 children at home.5 
(Witness) CensusMary (Molly) A. Curtis appeared on the census of 30 July 1870 Wikle's Store, Smiths Bridge Twp., Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Elizabeth Bird; page 334b, occupation keeping house, widowed, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,250, 5 children at home.6 
(Witness) CensusMary (Molly) A. Curtis appeared on the census of 7 June 1880 Smith's Bridge, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Elizabeth Bird; page 590A, occupation keeping house, widowed, 2 children at home.7 
(Witness) CensusMary (Molly) A. Curtis appeared on the census of 22 June 1900 Smiths Bridge Twp., Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Elizabeth Bird; ED 65, sheet 11A, no occupation, owned home, widowed, 10 children, 6 living; 1 daughter and 1 grandson living with her.8 
Married Name As of 23 June 1909,her married name was Watkins.9 
Marriage*Mary (Molly) A. Curtis married John Jasper Watkins on 23 June 1909 at Macon, North Carolina; by A.W. Jacobs, M.G.9 
Census*Mary (Molly) A. Curtis and John Jasper Watkins appeared on the census of 3 May 1910 at Elijay Twp., Macon, North Carolina, ED 109, sheet 11A, occupation farmer, owned farm, no children; his second marriage, her first.10 
Death*Mary (Molly) A. Curtis died on 31 August 1913 at Macon, North Carolina, at age 69; no North Carolina death record; buried at the Salem Cemetery.11,4 

Family

John Jasper Watkins b. 22 Jul 1837, d. 22 Feb 1923

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 257.
  3. [S1254] Will of Josiah Askew Curtis Macon County, Norrth Carolina, Book 1, pages 95-96.
  4. [S1298] NSDAR Battle of Sugartown Chapter, Macon County Cemetery Records, Salem Cemetery.
  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. [S1195] James E. Wooley, Macon County, North Carolina Marriages.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Jonathan Bird Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 6 April 1846, d. 28 November 1921
FatherJosiah Askew Curtis1,2 b. 1812, d. Oct 1867
MotherElizabeth Bird1,2 b. 8 Jun 1811, d. 4 Jun 1909
Last Edited22 Aug 2007
Birth*Jonathan Bird Curtis was born on 6 April 1846 at Franklin, Macon, North Carolina.1,2,4,5 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 19 September 1850 Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Josiah Askew Curtis; page 357, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, 9 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusJonathan Bird Curtis appeared on the census of 27 June 1860 Franklin P.O., Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Elizabeth Bird; page 251b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,191, widowed, 7 children at home.6 
(Witness) CensusJonathan Bird Curtis appeared on the census of 30 July 1870 Wikle's Store, Smiths Bridge Twp., Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Elizabeth Bird; page 334b, occupation keeping house, widowed, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,250, 5 children at home.7 
Marriage*Jonathan Bird Curtis married Lydia Jane Allen, daughter of William Marion Allen and Martha M. Carson, on 22 February 1872 at Franklin, Macon, North Carolina; by Wm. Sloan, Reg.8,2,9 
Census*Jonathan Bird Curtis and Lydia Jane Allen appeared on the census of 25 June 1880 at Smith's Bridge, Macon, North Carolina, page 515b, occupation farmer, 4 children at home.8 
Census*Jonathan Bird Curtis and Lydia Jane Allen appeared on the census of 25 June 1900 at Justice Precinct 8, Grayson, Texas, ED 116, sheet 16B, occupation farmer, renting, married 29 years, 10 children, 9 living, 6 at home.10 
CensusJonathan Bird Curtis and Lydia Jane Allen appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at Newman, Stanislaus, California, ED 156, sheet 5A, occupation laborer-dairy, lived with John, married 37 years, 10 children, 9 living.11 
CensusJonathan Bird Curtis and Lydia Jane Allen appeared on the census of 26 January 1920 at Patterson Twp., Stanislaus, California, ED 182, sheet 4A, occupation farmer, owned farm, no children at home.12 
Death*Jonathan Bird Curtis died on 28 November 1921 at Patterson, Stanislaus, California, at age 75; buried at Hills Ferry Cemetery in Newman.13 
(Witness) BioJonathan Bird Curtis, a native of North Carolina and a descendant of the splendid old Southern families of an early day, whose fortune was sadly ravaged by the Civil War. Jonathan Bird Curtis is a type of the gentlemen of the old school. He is patriotic and public-spirited, always a well-wisher for public enterprises and improvements. He has been a resident of the Patterson district since 1910, and now owns a valuable eight-acre home place on Almond Ave., devoted to the raising of alfalfa. Always keenly a live to the public welfare, Mr. Curtis is a splendid citizen and holds a warm place in the regard of his neighbors and friends. Born near Franklin, Macon County, N.C. April 6, 1846, Mr. Curtis is now reaching the three-quarters of a century mark, and has witnessed some of the most eventful history of the United States and of the world. He was the son of J. A. Curtis and Elizabeth Bird Curtis, his father a plantation farmer of Carolina. In 1857 the father made a trip to California, by way of New York and the Isthmus of Panama. At the outbreak of the Civil War he declared his intention of returning immediately to the aid of his beloved Southland, but was detained and passed away in 1865. Jonathan B. Curtis received a common school education, but the current of his life was greatly changed by the troubled days of the early sixties. He was just eighteen at the closing days of the war and was drafted and served for three months, being in several skirmishes while guarding the southern mountain passes, but escaping without wounds. He served under Capt. John D. Berry and Col. J. R. Love.

On February 22, 1872, he was married to Miss Lydia J. Allen, at Franklin, N. C. She was the daughter of William and Martha (Carson) Allen, a native of Macon County, N. C. and a childhood friend of her husband, whose helpmate and inspiration she has been through almost half a century of life together. Of their union have been born ten children, the first two of whom, Charles and Elizabeth, are now deceased. Of the eight living, three, John S., Thomas and Mary, now Mrs. William Fowler, are residents of Patterson, California. The others are widely scattered, with the exception of Cora, now Mrs. Ernest George, of Newman, California. There are Anna, Mrs. J. D. Sparks, who resides at the old home place in Georgia; George, residing in Alabama; Margaret, now Mrs. Ula B. Grissom, Los Molinos, Tehama County, California; Robert, in the U. S. Army and Thomas E. Curtis. Following his marriage, Mr. Curtis moved to Union County, GA., where for fifteen years he was engaged in farming, and where his children were born. In 1900 he moved to Denison, Grayson County, Texas, where he farmed for ten years, at the end of that time coming to Stanislaus County, arriving at Patterson in 1910. In 1911 he bought his home on Almond Ave., where he has since resided, and where he and his good wife expect to pass their remaining days in peace and comfort. Both Mr. and Mrs. Curtis have many friends in Patterson and vicinity, where their kindly southern hospitality is much appreciated. Mr. Curtis is a staunch Democrat and a member of the Masonic order, affiliated with the lodge at Pottsboro, Texas.

"History of Stanislaus County, California with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present" History by George H. Tinkham illustrated complete in one volume: Historic Record Company: Los Angeles, California, 1921, page 49. Other sources: Personal knowledge; notes copied from notes in Lydia Jane's family bible; "Remembrance” from Mary Jane' s funeral; California death indexes. [information posted on Ancestry.com by Susan Sonju, Dsonju@aol.com]14 

Family

Lydia Jane Allen b. 1 Dec 1852, d. 7 Jan 1943
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 257.
  3. [S1254] Will of Josiah Askew Curtis Macon County, Norrth Carolina, Book 1, pages 95-96.
  4. [S1280] George H. Tinkham, History of Stanislaus County, California.
  5. [S1203] Annette Goodwin, "Our Family Tree (Goodwin)", Ancestral File.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  9. [S1195] James E. Wooley, Macon County, North Carolina Marriages.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  12. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  13. [S1164] Susan Sonju, "H.O. Curtis Family Tree", Ancestral File.
  14. [S1280] George H. Tinkham, History of Stanislaus County, California, page 49.

Lydia Jane Allen1,2

F, b. 1 December 1852, d. 7 January 1943
FatherWilliam Marion Allen3 b. 17 Sep 1817, d. 14 Nov 1891
MotherMartha M. Carson3 b. 20 Feb 1820, d. 15 Aug 1897
Last Edited22 Aug 2007
Birth*Lydia Jane Allen was born on 1 December 1852 at Macon, North Carolina.1,4 
Married Name As of 22 February 1872,her married name was Curtis.1,2,5 
Marriage*She married Jonathan Bird Curtis, son of Josiah Askew Curtis and Elizabeth Bird, on 22 February 1872 at Franklin, Macon, North Carolina; by Wm. Sloan, Reg.1,2,5 
CensusLydia Jane Allen and Jonathan Bird Curtis appeared on the census of 25 June 1880 at Smith's Bridge, Macon, North Carolina, page 515b, occupation farmer, 4 children at home.1 
CensusLydia Jane Allen and Jonathan Bird Curtis appeared on the census of 25 June 1900 at Justice Precinct 8, Grayson, Texas, ED 116, sheet 16B, occupation farmer, renting, married 29 years, 10 children, 9 living, 6 at home.6 
CensusLydia Jane Allen and Jonathan Bird Curtis appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at Newman, Stanislaus, California, ED 156, sheet 5A, occupation laborer-dairy, lived with John, married 37 years, 10 children, 9 living.7 
Census*Lydia Jane Allen and Jonathan Bird Curtis appeared on the census of 26 January 1920 at Patterson Twp., Stanislaus, California, ED 182, sheet 4A, occupation farmer, owned farm, no children at home.8 
Death*Lydia Jane Allen died on 7 January 1943 at Red Bluff, Tehama, California, at age 90; buried at the Hills Ferry Cemetery in Newman.4,9 

Family

Jonathan Bird Curtis b. 6 Apr 1846, d. 28 Nov 1921
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 257.
  3. [S1203] Annette Goodwin, "Our Family Tree (Goodwin)", Ancestral File.
  4. [S230] California Vital Statistics, death record.
  5. [S1195] James E. Wooley, Macon County, North Carolina Marriages.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  9. [S1471] Caliornia Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County, Stanislaus County Cemeteries, Hills Ferry.

Elizabeth (Betty) Curtis1,2,3

F, b. 11 April 1849, d. 9 February 1917
FatherJosiah Askew Curtis1 b. 1812, d. Oct 1867
MotherElizabeth Bird1 b. 8 Jun 1811, d. 4 Jun 1909
Last Edited21 Jun 2008
Birth*Elizabeth (Betty) Curtis was born on 11 April 1849 at Macon, North Carolina.1,4 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 19 September 1850 Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Josiah Askew Curtis; page 357, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, 9 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusElizabeth (Betty) Curtis appeared on the census of 27 June 1860 Franklin P.O., Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Elizabeth Bird; page 251b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,191, widowed, 7 children at home.5 
(Witness) CensusElizabeth (Betty) Curtis appeared on the census of 30 July 1870 Wikle's Store, Smiths Bridge Twp., Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Elizabeth Bird; page 334b, occupation keeping house, widowed, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,250, 5 children at home.6 
Married Name As of 22 November 1871,her married name was Saunders.7 
Marriage*Elizabeth (Betty) Curtis married Henry Saunders, son of Henry Saunders and Nancy McCaslan, on 22 November 1871 at Macon, North Carolina.7 
CensusElizabeth (Betty) Curtis and Henry Saunders appeared on the census of 4 June 1880 at Ellijay Twp., Macon, North Carolina, page 491D, occupation farmer, 4 children at home.8 
Census*Elizabeth (Betty) Curtis and Henry Saunders appeared on the census of 6 June 1900 at Ellijay Twp., Macon, North Carolina, ED 63, sheet 4A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 29 years, 10 children, 8 living.9 
Death*Elizabeth (Betty) Curtis died on 9 February 1917 at Ellijay Twp., Macon, North Carolina, at age 67; buried at the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.10,4 

Family

Henry Saunders b. 10 Mar 1845
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1254] Will of Josiah Askew Curtis Macon County, Norrth Carolina, Book 1, pages 95-96.
  3. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 262.
  4. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  7. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 257.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  10. [S1298] NSDAR Battle of Sugartown Chapter, Macon County Cemetery Records, Bethel.

Henry Saunders1

M, b. 10 March 1845
FatherHenry Saunders2 b. 1 Sep 1802, d. 8 Dec 1875
MotherNancy McCaslan2 b. 1 May 1809
Last Edited21 Jun 2008
Birth*Henry Saunders was born on 10 March 1845 at North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 30 July 1850 Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Henry Saunders and Nancy McCaslan; page 321, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $800, 10 children at home.2 
Marriage*Henry Saunders married Elizabeth (Betty) Curtis, daughter of Josiah Askew Curtis and Elizabeth Bird, on 22 November 1871 at Macon, North Carolina.1 
Census*Henry Saunders and Elizabeth (Betty) Curtis appeared on the census of 4 June 1880 at Ellijay Twp., Macon, North Carolina, page 491D, occupation farmer, 4 children at home.3 
CensusHenry Saunders and Elizabeth (Betty) Curtis appeared on the census of 6 June 1900 at Ellijay Twp., Macon, North Carolina, ED 63, sheet 4A, occupation farmer, owned farm, married 29 years, 10 children, 8 living.4 

Family

Elizabeth (Betty) Curtis b. 11 Apr 1849, d. 9 Feb 1917
Children

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 257.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1900.

Nancy Curtis1,2

F, b. 19 March 1850, d. 30 August 1851
FatherJosiah Askew Curtis3,2 b. 1812, d. Oct 1867
MotherElizabeth Bird3,2 b. 8 Jun 1811, d. 4 Jun 1909
Last Edited24 Jul 2008
Birth*Nancy Curtis was born on 19 March 1850 at Macon, North Carolina.3,2,1 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 19 September 1850 Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Josiah Askew Curtis; page 357, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $1,200, 9 children at home.2 
Death*Nancy Curtis died on 30 August 1851 at Macon, North Carolina, at age 1.3,2,1 

Citations

  1. [S1480] George Edward Curtis, "Curtis Family Research", Ancestral File.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  3. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 250.

Moses Hightower Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 14 October 1852, d. 10 September 1893
FatherJosiah Askew Curtis1,2 b. 1812, d. Oct 1867
MotherElizabeth Bird1,2 b. 8 Jun 1811, d. 4 Jun 1909
Last Edited27 Sep 2007
Birth*Moses Hightower Curtis was born on 14 October 1852 at Macon, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 27 June 1860 Franklin P.O., Tennessee Valley, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Elizabeth Bird; page 251b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,191, widowed, 7 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusMoses Hightower Curtis appeared on the census of 30 July 1870 Wikle's Store, Smiths Bridge Twp., Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Elizabeth Bird; page 334b, occupation keeping house, widowed, real estate valued at $2,000, personal at $1,250, 5 children at home.4 
(Witness) CensusMoses Hightower Curtis appeared on the census of 7 June 1880 Smith's Bridge, Macon, North Carolina, in the household of Elizabeth Bird; page 590A, occupation keeping house, widowed, 2 children at home.5 
Marriage*Moses Hightower Curtis married Julia Anne Garland, daughter of Humphrey Posey Garland, on 3 February 1881 at Macon, North Carolina; by E.L. Long, J.P.5,2,6 
Death*Moses Hightower Curtis died on 10 September 1893 at Smithbridge, Macon, North Carolina, at age 40; of typhoid fever; their children were raised by the Garland family; buried in the Asbury Cemetery near Otto; unclear whether he died in Rabun County, Georgia or in Macon County.1,2 
Probate*His estate was probated on 24 October 1893 at Franklin, Macon, North Carolina; On October 24, October 1893, L.H. Garland applied for a letter of administration of the estate of M.H. Curtis on behalf of the heirs: Jesse, Mary, Lizzie, Robert, Hannibal and Sallie.7 

Family

Julia Anne Garland b. 8 Oct 1857, d. 13 Oct 1893
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 263.
  3. [S1254] Will of Josiah Askew Curtis Macon County, Norrth Carolina, Book 1, pages 95-96.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  6. [S1195] James E. Wooley, Macon County, North Carolina Marriages.
  7. [S1279] Probate File of Moses Hightower Curtis FHL US/CAN Film 2317262.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  9. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 264.

Julia Anne Garland1,2

F, b. 8 October 1857, d. 13 October 1893
FatherHumphrey Posey Garland3 b. 26 Aug 1821, d. 19 Aug 1904
Last Edited27 Sep 2007
Birth*Julia Anne Garland was born on 8 October 1857 at Macon, North Carolina.1,2 
Married Name As of 3 February 1881,her married name was Curtis.1,2 
Marriage*She married Moses Hightower Curtis, son of Josiah Askew Curtis and Elizabeth Bird, on 3 February 1881 at Macon, North Carolina; by E.L. Long, J.P.1,2,4 
Death*Julia Anne Garland died on 13 October 1893 at Smithbridge, Macon, North Carolina, at age 36; buried at the Asbury Cemetery near Otto.1,2 

Family

Moses Hightower Curtis b. 14 Oct 1852, d. 10 Sep 1893
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 263.
  3. [S1301] Cemetery Surveys Inc., Cemetery Surveys Inc., Head of the Tennessee.
  4. [S1195] James E. Wooley, Macon County, North Carolina Marriages.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  6. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 264.

Parmelia Cockrell1,2

F, b. 30 September 1843, d. 26 April 1923
Last Edited28 Jan 2013
Birth*Parmelia Cockrell was born on 30 September 1843 at Cass, Missouri; daughter of Wesley Cockrell (KY) and Sallie Wilson (IL.)1,3,4 
Married Name As of 24 August 1865,her married name was Curtis.1,5 
Marriage*She married Joshua Herring Curtis, son of Robert Curtis and Emily (Emalee) Curtis, on 24 August 1865 at Dallas, Texas.1,5 
Census*Parmelia Cockrell and Joshua Herring Curtis appeared on the census of 8 August 1870 at Justice Precinct Three, Dallas, Texas, page 367b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, personal $796, 2 children and a 10 year old boy named Horrace Wilson at home.6 
CensusParmelia Cockrell and Joshua Herring Curtis appeared on the census of 25 June 1880 at Graham, Young, Texas, page 378A, occupation butcher, 4 children at home. 
CensusParmelia Cockrell and Joshua Herring Curtis appeared on the census of 12 June 1900 at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, ED 146, sheet 12A, occupation teamster, renting, married 35 years, 7 children, 5 living.1 
(Witness) CensusParmelia Cockrell appeared on the census of 27 April 1910 Justice Precinct 2, Dallas, Texas, in the household of Leo Cilver (Toby) Curtis; ED 108, sheet 7B, occupation farmer, renting, single, mother and Julia lived with him.7 
Death*Parmelia Cockrell died on 26 April 1923 at Dallas, Texas, at age 79; E. Cockrell, informant; buried at the Sowers Cemetery.3 

Family

Joshua Herring Curtis b. Dec 1838, d. 18 Nov 1901
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S1166] Edith Curtis, "Rosenbaum et al.", Ancestral File.
  3. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  4. [S2171] Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Confederate Pension Alpplications.
  5. [S1612] Ed Curtis Jr. and Etta Hammer, "Descendants of John Curtis and Rufina Leatherwood", Ancestral File, from Dallas County marriage book.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Dora Lee Curtis1

F, b. 17 February 1874
FatherJoshua Herring Curtis1 b. Dec 1838, d. 18 Nov 1901
MotherParmelia Cockrell1 b. 30 Sep 1843, d. 26 Apr 1923
Last Edited29 Jan 2013
Birth*Dora Lee Curtis was born on 17 February 1874 at Texas.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 25 June 1880 Graham, Young, Texas, in the household of Joshua Herring Curtis and Parmelia Cockrell; page 378A, occupation butcher, 4 children at home. 
Married Name As of 30 December 1888,her married name was Ross.3 
Marriage*Dora Lee Curtis married Thomas P. Ross on 30 December 1888 at Dallas, Texas; no children.3 
(Witness) CensusDora Lee Curtis appeared on the census of 12 June 1900 Dallas, Dallas, Texas, in the household of Joshua Herring Curtis and Parmelia Cockrell; ED 146, sheet 12A, occupation teamster, renting, married 35 years, 7 children, 5 living.1 
NoteB* Widowed, no children.1 

Family

Thomas P. Ross b. c 1870, d. b 1900

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S2173] Tracy Reed, "Joshua Herrin Curtis Family", Ancestral File.
  3. [S2170] Luanne Hale, "Podpechan Hale Family", Ancestral File.

Leo Cilver (Toby) Curtis1,2,3

M, b. 13 October 1884, d. 22 August 1942
FatherJoshua Herring Curtis1 b. Dec 1838, d. 18 Nov 1901
MotherParmelia Cockrell1 b. 30 Sep 1843, d. 26 Apr 1923
Last Edited29 Jan 2013
Birth*Leo Cilver (Toby) Curtis was born on 13 October 1884 at Dallas, Texas; death certificate says 13 October 1890 and is probably wrong.1,3,4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 12 June 1900 Dallas, Dallas, Texas, in the household of Joshua Herring Curtis and Parmelia Cockrell; ED 146, sheet 12A, occupation teamster, renting, married 35 years, 7 children, 5 living.1 
Census*Leo Cilver (Toby) Curtis appeared on the census of 27 April 1910 at Justice Precinct 2, Dallas, Texas, ED 108, sheet 7B, occupation farmer, renting, single, mother and Julia lived with him.5 
Marriage*He married Carrie Holtzclaw on 20 April 1914 at Dallas, Texas.6,7 
DraftWW1* On 12 September 1918 Leo Cilver (Toby) Curtis registered for the draft at Rosser, Kaufman, Texas; at the time, he was employed by himself as a farmer in Kauffman County.3 
Census*He and Carrie Holtzclaw appeared on the census of 23 February 1920 at Rosser, Kaufman, Texas, ED 44, sheet 16A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 1 child at home.6 
CensusLeo Cilver (Toby) Curtis and Carrie Holtzclaw appeared on the census of 4 April 1930 at Precinct 5, Grayson, Texas, ED 51, sheet 2A, occupation farmer, owned farm, 2 children at home.8 
Death*Leo Cilver (Toby) Curtis died on 22 August 1942 at Grayson, Texas, at age 57; buried at West Hill Cemetery in Sherman.4 

Family

Carrie Holtzclaw b. 21 Oct 1891, d. 28 Oct 1984
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S1166] Edith Curtis, "Rosenbaum et al.", Ancestral File.
  3. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  4. [S68] Texas Vital Statistics , death certificate.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  7. [S2087] State of Texas, Texas Marriages 1837-1973.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1930.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Curtis1,2

F, b. 1820
FatherMoses Curtis1 b. 3 Oct 1777, d. 4 Sep 1853
MotherMary Allison1 b. 11 Dec 1782, d. c Jan 1864
Last Edited22 Jun 2008
Birth*Elizabeth (Betsy) Curtis was born in 1820 at Burke, North Carolina.1 
Married Name As of circa 1840,her married name was Jordan.3,1 
Marriage*She married James Jordan circa 1840 at North Carolina; no marriage record.3,1 
(Witness) CensusElizabeth (Betsy) Curtis appeared on the census of 15 September 1850 McDowell, North Carolina, in the household of James Jordan; page 274b, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.3 
(Witness) CensusElizabeth (Betsy) Curtis appeared on the census of 18 June 1860 Old Fort P.O., McDowell, North Carolina, in the household of James Jordan; page 176b, occupation blacksmith, renting, 8 children at home.4 
Census*Elizabeth (Betsy) Curtis appeared on the census of 17 August 1870 at Old Fort P.O., Old Fort Twp., McDowell, North Carolina, page 663b, occupation keeping house, apparently widowed, 5 children at home.5 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 8 June 1880 at Old Fort Twp., McDowell, North Carolina, page 448A, occupation keeping house, widowed, 3 children at home.6 

Family

James Jordan b. bt 1818 - 1820
Children

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 269.
  2. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, Thomas Jefferson Jordan.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

James Jordan1,2

M, b. between 1818 and 1820
Last Edited22 Jun 2008
Birth*James Jordan was born between 1818 and 1820 at North Carolina; age varies in census reports.1,2 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth (Betsy) Curtis, daughter of Moses Curtis and Mary Allison, circa 1840 at North Carolina; no marriage record.1,2 
Census*James Jordan appeared on the census of 15 September 1850 at McDowell, North Carolina, page 274b, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.1 
Land EntryHe entered land on 11 September 1854 at McDowell, North Carolina, 100 acres, beginning on the northwest corner of Moses Curtises' home tract; number 1211.3 
Land Entry*He entered land on 11 September 1854 at McDowell, North Carolina, 100 acres beginning on the northwest corner of Moses Curtises' home tract. Entry No. 1211.3 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 18 June 1860 at Old Fort P.O., McDowell, North Carolina, page 176b, occupation blacksmith, renting, 8 children at home.4 
Milit-Beg*He began military service on 8 March 1862 at McDowell, North Carolina, as a Private, Company A, 49th Infantry Regiment North Carolina; occupation laborer.5 

Family

Elizabeth (Betsy) Curtis b. 1820
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 269.
  3. [S1197] Mr. & Mrs. Judson O. Crow, McDowell County Land Entries.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1171] Historical Data Systems, American Civil War Soldiers Records.

Cassandra Curtis1

F, b. January 1822, d. between 1911 and 1920
FatherMoses Curtis1 b. 3 Oct 1777, d. 4 Sep 1853
MotherMary Allison1 b. 11 Dec 1782, d. c Jan 1864
Last Edited3 Aug 2007
Birth*Cassandra Curtis was born in January 1822 at Burke, North Carolina.1,2 
Married Name As of circa 1842,her married name was Vaughn.1,3 
Marriage*She married James M. Vaughn circa 1842 at North Carolina; no marriage record.1,3 
Census*Cassandra Curtis and James M. Vaughn appeared on the census of 8 July 1860 at Healdsburg, Sonoma, California, page 454, occupation farmer, 3 children at home.3 
CensusCassandra Curtis and James M. Vaughn appeared on the census of 8 July 1870 at Healdsburg, Sonoma, California, page 274b, occupation laborer, real estate valued at $700, 1 son at home.3 
CensusCassandra Curtis and James M. Vaughn appeared on the census of 4 June 1880 at Healdsburg, Sonoma, California, page 187b, occupation laborer, no children at home.4 
Census*Cassandra Curtis appeared on the census of 20 June 1900 at Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, ED 175, sheet 18A, occupation house keeper, widowed, married 50 years, 4 children, 2 living.2 
NoteB* On 13 March 1901, Cassandra Vaughn filed for here share of her father's estate; document filed in Mendocino County, California. 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 30 April 1910 at Petaluma, Sonoma, California, ED 150, sheet 24B, widowed, living with Rachel and Elisha.5 
Death*She died between 1911 and 1920 at California; not found in 1920 census.6 

Family

James M. Vaughn b. 1820, d. c 1894
Children

Citations

  1. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 269.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1920.

Mary Curtis1,2

F, b. 22 December 1824, d. 3 August 1896
FatherMoses Curtis1,2 b. 3 Oct 1777, d. 4 Sep 1853
MotherMary Allison1,2 b. 11 Dec 1782, d. c Jan 1864
Last Edited10 Nov 2007
Birth*Mary Curtis was born on 22 December 1824 at Burke, North Carolina.1,2,3 
Married Name As of 31 March 1842,her married name was Kerlee.1,2 
Marriage*She married Elijah B. Kerlee on 31 March 1842 at North Carolina.1,2 
Death*Mary Curtis died on 3 August 1896 at Black Mountain, Buncombe, North Carolina, at age 71.1,2 

Family

Elijah B. Kerlee b. 20 Sep 1814, d. 21 Sep 1894
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 269.
  3. [S1185] Chapter, DAR Flint Hills, Major John Daugherty Bible and Elijah Kerlee Bible.
  4. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 270.
  5. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 272.
  6. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 279.
  7. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 281.
  8. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 282.
  9. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 283.

Elijah B. Kerlee1

M, b. 20 September 1814, d. 21 September 1894
Last Edited10 Nov 2007
Birth*Elijah B. Kerlee was born on 20 September 1814 at Burke, North Carolina; son of Larkin Kerlee (Kerley) and Sarah Walker.1,2 
Marriage*He married Mary Curtis, daughter of Moses Curtis and Mary Allison, on 31 March 1842 at North Carolina.1,3 
Death*Elijah B. Kerlee died on 21 September 1894 at Black Mountain, Buncombe, North Carolina, at age 80.4 
NoteB* Elijah Kerlee was a blacksmith, a large man over 6 feet tall. His identical twin brother, Elisha, who never married, always lived with him and his family. Elijah was also in the timber business. When he and Mary first married they lived in Burke Co. (now McDowell) near Mary's father, Moses, and after his death they moved to Black Mountain in Buncombe County, where they reared their children and lived there the remainder of their lives.3 

Family

Mary Curtis b. 22 Dec 1824, d. 3 Aug 1896
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1185] Chapter, DAR Flint Hills, Major John Daugherty Bible and Elijah Kerlee Bible.
  3. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 269.
  4. [S1186] Carline Harp Doyle, "My Family's Heritage", Ancestral File.
  5. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 270.
  6. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 272.
  7. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 279.
  8. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 281.
  9. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 282.
  10. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 283.

Delilah (Delia) Raburn1,2

F, b. 1792
FatherHodge Raburn3 b. 12 Jan 1767, d. 1 Mar 1847
MotherAmanda Watkins3 b. c 1770, d. c 1811
Last Edited12 Aug 2007
Birth*Delilah (Delia) Raburn was born in 1792 at North Carolina.1,2 
Married Name As of 28 December 1809,her married name was Curtis.1,2,4 
Marriage*She married Benjamin Curtis, son of Thomas Curtis Sr. and Eleanor Bryant, on 28 December 1809 at Burke, North Carolina; John Cowdon, bondsman; J. Burgin, witness.1,2,4 
(Witness) CensusDelilah (Delia) Raburn appeared on the census of 30 July 1850 Buncombe, North Carolina, in the household of Benjamin Curtis; page 226, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $500, 3 children at home.1 
(Witness) CensusDelilah (Delia) Raburn appeared on the census of 23 July 1860 Hominy Creek P.O., Buncombe, North Carolina, in the household of Benjamin Curtis; page 307b, occupation farmer, real estate valued at $800, personal $1,000, 1 child at home.5 
Will*Delilah (Delia) Raburn left a will in September 1864 at Buncombe, North Carolina;
Book A. Page 235.
1 July 1864. I, Delilah CURTIS, being of sound mind and considering my advanced age do make this as my last will and testament. I will to my beloved daughter Mary Curtis one bay mare, the one willed to me by my deceased husband, also one cow & calf, four head of sheep. All monies & debts due me after funeral expenses are paid, to her my daughter Mary all and every thing named. I do appoint S. F. Young executor to this my last will. Wit: Asbery Davis & Samuel Young, Jrat . . . Signed Delilah (X) Curtis. Probate Sept. Term 1864. 

Family

Benjamin Curtis b. 1788, d. bt Jan 1864 - Jun 1864
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 284.
  3. [S1168] Old Buncombe County North Carolina Genealogical Society, , Vol. 27, No. 3, August 2006, pages 33-34.
  4. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Bond 5379.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  7. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 285.
  8. [S1169] Will of Benj. Curtis, Sr. A, pages 225-228.
  9. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 293.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  11. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 308.
  12. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 311.
  13. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 312.
  14. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 313.
  15. [S875] Frances Curtis Bogy, Curtis Genealogy, page 314.

Mary Elizabeth (Eliza) McGalliard1

F, b. 8 June 1813, d. October 1881
FatherJames McGalleard2 b. 1785, d. bt 1861 - 1870
Last Edited14 Jun 2009
Birth*Mary Elizabeth (Eliza) McGalliard was born on 8 June 1813 at North Carolina.2,3 
Married Name As of 12 April 1832,her married name was Curtis.2,4 
Marriage*She married James H. Curtis, son of Joseph Curtis and Mary Curtis, on 12 April 1832 at Burke, North Carolina; Vardy McBurgess and Joseph Hicks Bondsmen; J. Erwin, Clerk, witness.2,4 
CensusMary Elizabeth (Eliza) McGalliard and James H. Curtis appeared on the census of 1840 at South Side of Catawba River, west of north fork, Burke, North Carolina, page 354, 2 males under 5, 1 male 5-9, 1 male and 2 females 20-29, 1 male 50-59.5 
CensusMary Elizabeth (Eliza) McGalliard and James H. Curtis appeared on the census of 28 September 1850 at Burke, North Carolina, page 395b, occupation farmer, renting, 6 children at home, also Samuel Justice, age 31, and James McGalliard, age 65, a stiller, b. South Carolina.2 
CensusMary Elizabeth (Eliza) McGalliard and James H. Curtis appeared on the census of 5 July 1860 at Morganton P.O., Burke, North Carolina, page 396, occupation farmer, renting, 4 children at home.6 
Census*Mary Elizabeth (Eliza) McGalliard and James H. Curtis appeared on the census of 12 September 1870 at Morganton P.O., Silver Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, page 385, occupation laborer, renting, 4 children at home.7 
CensusMary Elizabeth (Eliza) McGalliard and James H. Curtis appeared on the census of 12 September 1870 at Morganton P.O., Silver Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, page 385, occupation laborer, renting, 4 children at home.7 
CensusMary Elizabeth (Eliza) McGalliard and James H. Curtis appeared on the census of 17 June 1880 at Silver Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, page 315C, occupation farmer, 2 children at home.8 
Death*Mary Elizabeth (Eliza) McGalliard died in October 1881 at Burke, North Carolina, at age 68; buried at Glen Alpine Cemetery.3 

Family

James H. Curtis b. 15 Jun 1812, d. 20 Mar 1883
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850-1880.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  3. [S1167] Burke County Genealogical Society, Burke County Cemeteries, Glen Alpine Cemetery.
  4. [S830] North Carolina Works Progress Administration, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1880.

Joseph Curtis1

M, b. 1835
FatherJames H. Curtis1 b. 15 Jun 1812, d. 20 Mar 1883
MotherMary Elizabeth (Eliza) McGalliard1 b. 8 Jun 1813, d. Oct 1881
Last Edited25 Jun 2006
Birth*Joseph Curtis was born in 1835 at Burke, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 28 September 1850 Burke, North Carolina, in the household of James H. Curtis and Mary Elizabeth (Eliza) McGalliard; page 395b, occupation farmer, renting, 6 children at home, also Samuel Justice, age 31, and James McGalliard, age 65, a stiller, b. South Carolina.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.

James Augustus Curtis1

M, b. 1837
FatherJames H. Curtis1 b. 15 Jun 1812, d. 20 Mar 1883
MotherMary Elizabeth (Eliza) McGalliard1 b. 8 Jun 1813, d. Oct 1881
Last Edited27 Feb 2007
Birth*James Augustus Curtis was born in 1837 at Burke, North Carolina.1 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 28 September 1850 Burke, North Carolina, in the household of James H. Curtis and Mary Elizabeth (Eliza) McGalliard; page 395b, occupation farmer, renting, 6 children at home, also Samuel Justice, age 31, and James McGalliard, age 65, a stiller, b. South Carolina.1 
Marriage*James Augustus Curtis married Lucinda (?) circa 1856 at North Carolina; probably in Burke; no marriage record.2 
Census*James Augustus Curtis and Lucinda (?) appeared on the census of 5 July 1860 at Burke, North Carolina, page 397b, occupation farmer, renting, 3 children at home.2 
NoteB* Civil war record list J. Augustus Curtis, enlisted 28 May 1861, Company D, 6th Infantry Regiment North Carolina died of disease on 5 September 1861 in Camp Jones, VA, but Lucinda had children through 1865; a James Curtis also served in a NC unit, and was discharged in 1865.3 

Family

Lucinda (?) b. 1823
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S1213] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry.com", Ancestral File, Civil War Service Records.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1870.

Jacob S. Curtis1,2

M, b. 15 May 1840, d. 13 October 1905
FatherJames H. Curtis1 b. 15 Jun 1812, d. 20 Mar 1883
MotherMary Elizabeth (Eliza) McGalliard1 b. 8 Jun 1813, d. Oct 1881
Last Edited28 Jun 2008
Birth*Jacob S. Curtis was born on 15 May 1840 at Burke, North Carolina.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 28 September 1850 Burke, North Carolina, in the household of James H. Curtis and Mary Elizabeth (Eliza) McGalliard; page 395b, occupation farmer, renting, 6 children at home, also Samuel Justice, age 31, and James McGalliard, age 65, a stiller, b. South Carolina.1 
Marriage*Jacob S. Curtis married Jane Bumgarner circa 1857 at North Carolina.3 
Census*Jacob S. Curtis appeared on the census of 22 August 1860 at Morganton P.O., Burke, North Carolina, page 448, occupation day laborer, 1 child at home.4 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1880 at Silver Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, page 318B, occupation not given, 3 children at home.5 
NoteB* Marriage record for Jacob Curtis and Elizabeth Jane Farr in Burke County, 27 March 1880; unknown.6 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 at Silver Creek Twp., Burke, North Carolina, ED 17, sheet 1B, occupation day laborer, renting, married 41 years, 5 children, 4 living.7 
Death*He died on 13 October 1905 at Burke, North Carolina, at age 65; buried at Glen Alpine Cemetery.2 

Family

Jane Bumgarner b. 16 Sep 1839, d. 23 Apr 1910
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  2. [S1167] Burke County Genealogical Society, Burke County Cemeteries, Glen Alpine Cemetery.
  3. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, death record of Texas Curtis gives her name.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  6. [S1188] Burke County Genealogical Society, Burke County Marriage Records.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  8. [S1605] Bureau of Vital Statistics and North Carolina State Archives North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates.