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Thomas (Curtis) Curtiss (1649 - bef. 1736)

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Capt. Thomas Curtiss formerly Curtis aka Curtis, Curtice
Born in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticutmap
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Died before in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticutmap
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Biography

Thomas Curtis, [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] son of John Curtis,[1][2][3][4] was born 14 Jan 1648[1][2][3][4] [1648/9][3] in Stratford, Connecticut.[1][2][3][4] There were no counties in Connecticut in 1648. John Curtis's wife, Thomas' mother was Elizabeth _____.[1][2][3][4]

Thomas married 9 June 1674 at Wallingford[6][3][5][4] Mary Merriman,[6][3][5][4] daughter of Captain Nathaniel Merriman. She was born 12 July 1657 in New Haven, Connecticut.[3][4]

Wallingford was an offshoot of the New Haven Colony. On 31 11th month 1669, before his marriage, Thomas Curtis signed the covenant[8] and became an original Planter,[8] with others, to form the village of Wallingford. He received eight acres in the first division,[8] and drew lot #58 in a division 19 Feb 1689/90.[8]

At a Connecticut Colony Court 13 Oct 1670, Thomas Curtice of Stratford was nominated for Freeman[9] He would later serve (Sept and Oct 1689, May and Oct 1717, May 1718.) as Deputy from Wallingford to this same court.[3]

"His name appears as acting in a church meeting in 1670, the earliest record of the town.[7] He was elected town constable 17 Dec 1681,[7] and Town Treasurer in 1686.[7] In 1689 he and others signed the letter inviting Mr. Whittlesey to become their minister,[8] and in 1717 "en curtis" served on a committee to build the new meeting house.[8]

According to Families of Ancient New Haven he was an Ensign[4] in the Wallingford Trainband, as of Oct 1704. The Curtiss Genealogy says he became a captain.[7]

Thomas Curtiss, who was a surveyor,[7] died 1736,[3][4] 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.[7]

Children born in Wallingford

  1. Mary Curtiss was born 13 Oct 1675;[6][4] m. John Crane[4]
  2. Nathaniel Curtiss was born 14 May 1677;[6][4] d. 4 Mar 1763;[4] Sgt;[4] m. (1) 6 Apr 1697, Sarah Hall;[6][4] m. (2) 9 July 1702 Sarah How;[6][4] m. (3) 1 Oct 1741 Phebe Palmer [6](Bartholomew), widow of Micah Palmer[4]
  3. Samuel Curtiss b. 3 Feb 1678[6] [1678/9];[4] d. 29 Oct 1769;[4] m. Jan 1704/5[4] Elizabeth Frederick[6][4]
  4. Elizabeth Curtis b. 11 Sep 1680;[6][4] d. 30 Sep 1735;[4] m. 11 May 1699 Nathaniel Hall.[6][4]
  5. Hannah Curtiss b. 3 Dec 1682;[6][4]d. 12 Oct 1703[6][4]
  6. Thomas Curtiss b. 26 Aug 1685;[6][4] d. Mar 1758;[4] m. Mary ______[4]
  7. Sarah Curtis b. 1 Oct 1687;[6][4] d. 6 Mar 1760;[4] m. 17 June 1705 Joseph Parker[6][4]
  8. Abigail Curtis b. Nov 1689;[6][4] d. 12 Jan 1730;[4] m. 8 June 1709 Joseph Holt.[6][4]
  9. Joseph Curtiss b. 1 Oct 1691;[6][4] d. Jan 1756;[4] m. 14 Mar 1712 Martha Collins.[6][4]
  10. Jemima Curtis b. 15 Jan 1694/5;[6][4] d. 3 Mar 1739;[4] m. 29 Sep 1713 Nathan Beach.[6][4]
  11. Rebecca Curtiss b. 21 Aug 1697;[6][4] m. (1) 1 Mar 1716 Lumbert/Lambert Johnson;[6][4] m. (2) William Munson[4]
  12. John Curtis b. 18 Sep 1699;[6][4] d. 4 Apr 1775;[4] m. 17 June 1723 Jemima Ebenatha [Abernathy.][6][4]

There is no daughter Lydia in the vital records, church records, or any of the secondary sources.

Genealogically Defined

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Cothren, William. History of Woodbury Vol III History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut From the First Indian Deed in 1659 to 1879. Woodbury, Conn.: Publ by William Cothren, 1879. Deaths pp 689/90 births p. 658
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 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. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 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.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 4.36 4.37 4.38 4.39 4.40 4.41 4.42 4.43 4.44 4.45 4.46 4.47 Jacobus, Donald Lines, Families of Ancient New Haven ([CD]Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981[originally]Rome, N.Y. and New Haven, Conn., 1922-1932), vol 1, p 149. Also print version: Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932 p. 476
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Torrey, Clarence Almon. Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700 With a revised Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts Prepared for Publication by Elizabeth P. Bentley Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Seventh Printing 2004. Baltimore, MD, USA
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 Connecticut Vital Records to 1850 "Wallingford" (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. pp 82-89
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Curtiss, Frederic Haines. A genealogy of the Curtiss family. Boston: Rockwell and Churchill Press, 1903. p. 6
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Davis, Charles Henry Stanley. History of Wallingford, Conn., from its Settlement in 1670 to the Present Time. Meriden, Conn.: 1870. [https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=UN4TAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_atb_hover&pg=GBS.PA78 pp. Covenant 78; planter 86; 1st div 81; minister 114; meeting house 118; lot 58 138;
  9. 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

See also:

  • OneWorldTree Publication::: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA;
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SAINTS: Ancestral File (TM) Publication::: July 1996 / June 1998 (c);
  • Pedigree Resource File CD 12 Publication::: (Salt Lake City, UT: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 2000);; NOTEABBR Pedigree Resource File CD 12
  • Ancestry.com Public Member Trees: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;


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On 27 Mar 2016 at 17:04 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Curtis-5938 and Curtiss-14 appear to represent the same person because: identical birth and death, jacobus indicates Curtiss is correct spelling

On 27 Mar 2016 at 17:03 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Curtiss-28 and Curtiss-14 appear to represent the same person because: identical dates, Curtiss-14 has no sources for birth to prove that birth place is correct



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