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About Ensign Thomas Curtis

Captain of the train band

Thomas was born January 14, 1648/9 in Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. On July 12, 1657, he married Mary Merriman in New Haven, Connecticut. Mary, daughter of Capt. Nathaniel & Joan (____) Merriman, was born July 12, 1657 at New Haven and was baptized there on June 27, 1661. Thomas and Mary lived in Wallingford where Thomas was town surveyor and one of the signers of the original agreement of Wallingford. He was deputy to the Colonial Legislature in 1689, 1714, and 1717, and was a very prominent man in town affairs until 1720. He was elected Constable, December 17, 1681 and Town Treasurer in 1686.

Thomas was made a freeman in October 1670. His name appears as acting in a church meeting in 1670, the earliest record of the town. He attained the rank of captain of the "Train Band" of Wallingford in October, 1669.

The will of Thomas "Curtiss" was filed May 5, 1736:

In the Name of God, Amen, this Ninth Day of Augt in ye year of our Lord A.D. one Thousand Seven hundred & thirty-three, I Thomas Curtiss Senr of Wallingford in ye County of New Haven and Collony of Connecticut of New England aged about 85 years yet of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God and Calling to mind ye Mortallity of the Body, do make & ordain this my Last Will & Testament that to Say principally & first of all & Recommend my Soul into ye hands of God yt gave it in hopes of his mercy through Jesus Christ and my Body I Commit to ye Earth to be decently buried at ye Discretion of My Executors hereafter named in hopes of a Glorious Resurrection and as Touching Wordly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to Bless me in this Life after my just Debts & Funerall expenses are paid, I Give, Divise & Dispose of ye Same in ye Manor & form following (viz)

To my beloved Wife Mary, I Give & Bequeath one half of ye House & Home Lott and Six acres of Land in the Plain near Capt. Yales and ye Improvement of all my meadow on ye West Side of ye River during her Nattural Life, my Mare, a cow & heifer and all my Movables in her use, these Movables Estate I Give unto my Wife to use & Improve & finally to dispose of at her pleasure.

Item. I Give to my Son, Nathaniel Curtiss my Chestnut Ground Lott, four acres near Jeremiah Hulls Home Lott joining to Land of John Ives also four acres at ye Plain field each piece as they are butted & bounded upon Record.

Item. To my Son Samuel Curtiss I Give & Bequeath ye one half of my fourth Division and each end of sd Lott.

Item. To my Son Thomas Curtiss I Give & Bequeath ye other half of my fourth Division which is at West end of sd Lott. Item. To my Son Joseph Curtiss I Give & Bequeath three acres of Land upon ye Clear Plain near Capt. Yales House at his Mothers Disease.

Item. To my Son John Curtiss I Give & Bequeath ye other half of my Home Lott at our Disease with ye Buildings & orchard upon it also ye Remainder of my Plain Lott near Capt. Yales at his Mothers Disease.

Item. To my Daughters, namely Mary ye Wife of John Crain, Elizabeth the Wife of Nathaniel Hall, Sarah the Wife of Joseph Parker to my Grandchildren borne of ye Body of my Daughter Abigail Dead, Late Wife to Joseph Holt and Jemima, Wife of Nathan Beech and Rebeckah ye Wife of William Munson to those above mentioned I Give & Bequeath four acres of Meadow & Plain Land on ye West Side of ye River at a place Calld ye horse pasture also my Sixth Division near ye West Rocks as they are Butted & Bounded upon Record all this I Give & Bequeath unto my Daughters & Grandchildren above named to be Divided to each of them in proportion with what I have already given them to make them equal Shares of my estate.

Finally I make Constitute & ordain my Son Nathaniel Curtiss and my Son in Law Joseph Parker Executrs of this my Last Will & Testament hereby revoking & Disannulling & making void all other Wills & Testatments Bequeaths & Executors by me made. Establishing & Confirming this & no other to be my Last Will & Testament in Wittness I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal signed sealed Published & Declared by this I Thomas Curtis to be his Last Will & Testament in wittnes.

Signed, Thomas Curtis (seal)

Wittnesess,

John Peck

Daniel Hall

Benjamin Hall

Wallingford May ye 4th, day of 1736 John Peck, Daniel & Benjamin Hall all of Wallingford personally appeared and made Solomn Oath that they saw Capt Thomas Curtiss Late of Wallingford Deasd Sign, seal Publish & declare this Instrument to be his Last Will & Testament and yt they signed in ye presence of ye Testatr as wittnesess and ye Tastatr was of sound mind & memory at ye time thereof. Certified, Theophilus Yale, Justice of Peace.

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10. CAPTAIN THOMAS CURTIS THOMAS 6 CURTIS (JOHN 5, JOHN 4, WILLIAM 3, JOHN 2, JOHN 1) was born January 14, 1647/48 in Stratford, Fairfield CT, and died May 05, 1736 in Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT. He married MARY MERRIMAN June 09, 1674 in Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT, daughter of NATHANIEL MERRIMAN and ABIGAIL. She was born July 12, 1657 in New Haven, New Haven CT.

Notes for CAPTAIN THOMAS CURTIS THOMAS CURTIS:

James Mahan-- Descendants of William Curtis

Curtis Society--Descendants of William Curtis of Nazeing England

Book----Ancestors and Descendants of Capt. Benjamin Barnes and Charles Curtis call#929.2 and The Curtiss Genealogy (same call #)

Notes for MARY MERRIMAN:

James Mahan Descendants of William Curtis

Curtis Society Descendants of William Curtis of Nazeing England

    

Children of THOMAS CURTIS and MARY MERRIMAN are:

 i.   MARY 7 CURTIS, b. October 13, 1675, Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT.   ii.   NATHANIEL CURTIS, b. May 14, 1677, Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT; d. March 04, 1763, New Haven, New Haven CT; m. (1) SARAH HALL, April 06, 1697, Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT; m. (2) SARAH HOWE, July 09, 1702; b. October 30, 1675; d. January 04, 1739/40.   iii.   SAMUEL CURTIS, b. February 03, 1677/78, Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT; d. December 05, 1769, Waterbury, New Haven CT; m. ELIZABETH FREDERICKS , January 03, 1704/05.   iv.   ELIZABETH CURTIS, b. September 11, 1680, Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT; m. NATHANIEL HALL, May 11, 1699, Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT; b. February 08, 1676/77.   v.   HANNAH CURTIS, b. December 03, 1682, Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT; d. October 12, 1703. 14. vi.   THOMAS CURTIS, b. August 26, 1685, Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT; d. February 1759, Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT.   vii.   SARAH CURTIS, b. October 01, 1687, Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT; m. JOSEPH PARKER; b. July 25, 1685.   viii.   ABIGAIL CURTIS, b. November 03, 1689, Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT; m. JOSEPH HOLT, June 08, 1709; b. June 10, 1685. 15. ix.   JOSEPH CURTIS, b. October 01, 1691, Wallingford, New Haven CT; d. February 01, 1756, Wallingford, New Haven CT.   x.   JEMIMA CURTIS, b. January 15, 1693/94, Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT; m. NATHANIEL BEACH, September 29, 1713, Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT; b. August 18, 1692.   xi.   REBECCA CURTIS, b. August 21, 1697, Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT; m. (1) LAMBERT JOHNSON; d. January 27, 1725/26; m. (2) WILLIAM MUNSON; b. October 13, 1695; d. July 21, 1773.   xii.   JOHN CURTIS, b. September 18, 1699, Stratford, Fairfield CT; d. April 04, 1775, Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT; m. JEMIMA ABERNATHY, June 17, 1723, Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT; b. August 20, 1702; d. March 10, 1771, Wallingford Twp., New Haven CT..

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  1. ID: I32795
  2. Name: Thomas CURTIS
  3. Given Name: Thomas
  4. Surname: Curtis
  5. Sex: M
  6. _UID: 2CD697F7F8154640808832658D7CB52BABB4
  7. Change Date: 16 Jan 2003
  8. Note: Prove parent definitely. Their names were listed by Jacobus as John and Elizabeth Curtis.
  9. Birth: 14 JAN 1648 in Stratford, Fairfield, CT 1
  10. Death: 1736

Father: John CURTIS b: 1611

Mother: Elizabeth [CURTIS]

Marriage 1

Mary MERRIMAN b: 12 JUL 1657 in New Haven, New Haven, CT

   * Married:
     9 JUN 1674
     in Wallingford, New Haven, CT 2

Children

  1. Mary CURTIS b: 13 OCT 1675 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT
  2. Nathaniel CURTIS b: 14 MAY 1677 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT
  3. Samuel CURTIS b: 3 FEB 1678 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT
  4. Elizabeth CURTIS b: 11 SEP 1680 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT
  5. Hannah CURTIS b: 3 DEC 1682 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT
  6. Thomas CURTIS b: 26 AUG 1685 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT
  7. Sarah CURTIS b: 1 OCT 1687 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT
  8. Abigail CURTIS b: NOV 1689 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT
  9. Joseph CURTIS b: 1 OCT 1691 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT
 10. Jemima CURTIS b: 15 JAN 1694/95 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT
 11. Rebecca CURTIS b: 21 AUG 1697 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT
 12. John CURTIS b: 18 SEP 1699 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT

Sources:

  1. Abbrev: Families of Ancient New Haven (Jacobus)
     Title: Jacobus, Donald Lines, compiler, Families of Ancient New Haven [CT] (Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1974)/i>/i>. Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1974.
     Page: v. 2, p. 476
  2. Abbrev: Families of Ancient New Haven (Jacobus)
     Title: Jacobus, Donald Lines, compiler, Families of Ancient New Haven [CT] (Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1974)/i>/i>. Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1974.
     Page: v. 2, p. 476; v. 5, p. 1167

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Ensign Thomas Curtis's Timeline

1648
January 14, 1648
Wallingford, New Haven Colony
1674
June 9, 1674
Age 26
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1675
October 13, 1675
Age 27
Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
1677
May 14, 1677
Age 29
Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
1678
February 3, 1678
Age 30
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut
1680
September 11, 1680
Age 32
Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
1682
December 3, 1682
Age 34
Wallingford, New Haven, CT
1685
August 26, 1685
Age 37
Wallingford, New Haven, CT
1687
October 10, 1687
Age 39
Wallingford, New Haven, CT, USA
1689
November 3, 1689
Age 41
Wallingford, New Haven, CT, United States