Wallingford was an offshoot of the New Haven Colony. On 31 11th month 1669, before his marriage, Thomas Curtis signed the covenant and became an original Planter, with others, to form the village of Wallingford. He received eight acres in the first division, and drew lot #58 in a division 19 Feb 1689/90.
At a Connecticut Colony Court 13 Oct 1670, Thomas Curtice of Stratford was nominated for Freeman He would later serve (Sept and Oct 1689, May and Oct 1717, May 1718.) as Deputy from Wallingford to this same court.
"His name appears as acting in a church meeting in 1670, the earliest record of the town. He was elected town constable 17 Dec 1681, and Town Treasurer in 1686. In 1689 he and others signed the letter inviting Mr. Whittlesey to become their minister, and in 1717 "en curtis" served on a committee to build the new meeting house.
According to Families of Ancient New Haven he was an Ensign in the Wallingford Trainband, as of Oct 1704. The Curtiss Genealogy says he became a captain.
Thomas Curtiss, who was a surveyor,
died 1736, presumably at Wallingford, Connecticut.
Thomas Curtiss Senr of Wallingford, aged about 85, made his will 9 Aug 1733. After the usual preamble (committing his soul to God, his body to the earth, debts and funeral expenses to be paid), he makes bequests to his wife, Mary, during her lifetime, and gives her the movable goods to do with as she pleases. He then made bequests to sons Nathaniel, Samuel, Thomas, Joseph and John and to daughters Mary, wife of John Crain, Elizabeth wife of Nathaniel Hall, Sarah wife of Joseph Parker, grandchildren children of his deceased daughter Abigail, late wife of Joseph Holt, and Jemima, wife of Nathan Beech and Rebeckah, wife of William Munson. He named his son Nathaniel Curtiss and son in law Joseph Parker executors. His will was filed on the 5th of May 1736 (a date frequently used as his death. The printed version says that the will was sworn to in court on the 4th of May 1736.
↑ 2.02.12.22.32.4 White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Stratford. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.
↑ 3.003.013.023.033.043.053.063.073.083.093.10 Jacobus, Donald Lines, MA (compiler, editor.) History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. Fairfield, Conn.: The Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, 1930.
↑ Trumbull, J. Hammond. (transcriber) The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut from 1665 to 1676; with the Journal of the Coucil of War 1675 to 1678... Hartford: F A Brown, 1852. AKA Colonial Records of Connecticut. Vol II.1665-1678. p. 140 at Google Books
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Thomas by comparing test results with other
carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Thomas: