Erastus Curtis (1828 - 1902)

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Birthplace: Georgetown, Brown, Ohio, United States
Death: Died in Carton, Custer, Idaho, United States
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About Erastus Curtis

Erastus Curtis (1828 - 1902), son of Uriah Curtis (1805 - 1863) and Phoebe Martin (1806 - 1905), was born 15 May 1828 at Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio; he died at the age of 73 on 20 January 1902 at Mackay, Custer County, Idaho, and was buried at Barton Flat Cemetery in Mackay. He had four wives and fathered 25 known children.

Erastus Curtis emigrated to Utah in 1852 with his father's wagon train. They reached the Great Salt Lake Valley on 29 September after a journey of three months. A California pioneer, he was the beloved son of Uriah and Phoebe Martin Curtis. He served as the Town Marshal in Moroni, Utah and was the Sherriff of Emery County, Utah. He was one of the first postal carriers in California, Utah, and Idaho. He helped build the First Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory, Utah. He was an early settler of Orangeville, Utah and San Bernardino, California.

Marriages and Children

  1. Mary Caroline Barton (1829 - 1910) married 4 February 1848 Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio; eleven children:
    1. Oceania Curtis (born 1850 Holt, Clay County, Missouri)
    2. Phoebe Martin Curtis (born 2 February 1852 Holt, Clay County, Missouri)
    3. Matilda Caroline Curtis (born 1853 Parowan, Iron County, Utah Territory)
    4. William Barton Curtis (born 1856 San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California)
    5. Erastus Curtis (born 1858 Springville, Utah County, Utah Territory)
    6. Emmaline Joan Curtis (born 1860 Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah Territory)
    7. Florilla Ann Curtis (born 1862 Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah Territory)
    8. Eliza Jane Curtis (born 1864 Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah Territory)
    9. Rosetta Parthenia Curtis (born 1866 Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah Territory)
    10. Joseph Boulden Curtis (born 1869 Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah Territory)
    11. Homer Franklin Curtis (born 1872 Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah Territory)
  2. Johanna Price Fullmer (1839 - 1915), married 14 February 1860 Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah Territory; eight children:
    1. Uriah Erastus Curtis (1861 - 1950)
    2. Charles Romine Curtis (1866 - 1936)
    3. Don Alonzo Curtis
    4. William Edwin Curtis (1871 - 1950)
    5. Mary Ann Francis Curtis
    6. Joanna Price Curtis
    7. Irwin Leroy Curtis (1879 - 1909)
    8. John Solomon Curtis (1863 - 1943)
  3. Sallie Henrie married 6 July 1861 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory; no children of this marriage
  4. Margaret Elvira Stump (1844 - 1904), married 4 September 1862
    1. Elvira June Curtis
    2. Jacob Lehi Curtis (1867 - 1918)
    3. Norman Cornelius Curtis (1870 - 1915)
    4. Erastus James Curtis (1873 - 1934)
    5. Francis Marion Curtis
    6. Viney Adalad Curtis

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Erastus Curtis's Timeline

1828
May 15, 1828
Georgetown, Brown, Ohio, United States
1848
February 4, 1848
Age 19
Georgetown, Brown, Ohio, United States
1859
1859
Age 30
of Moroni, Sanpete, Utah
1860
February 14, 1860
Age 31
Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah Territory, United States
December 6, 1860
Age 32
Moroni, Utah, United States
1861
February 20, 1861
Age 32
Moroni, Sanpete, Utah
July 6, 1861
Age 33
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
1862
September 4, 1862
Age 34
1863
April 19, 1863
Age 34
Moroni, Sanpete, Utah
1864
January 29, 1864
Age 35
Moroni, Sanpete, Utah