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John Curtis, Jr.

Also Known As: "John Curtiss"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Nazing, Essex, England
Death: Died in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Stratford, Fairfield, CT
Immediate Family:

Son of John Curtis, of Nazing & Wethersfield and Elizabeth Curtis
Husband of Elizabeth Curtis
Father of Capt. John Curtis; Lt. Israel Curtis, Sr.; Elizabeth Curtis; Ens. Thomas Curtis; Judge Joseph Curtiss, Sr. and 2 others
Brother of Capt. William Curtis and Thomas Curtis

Occupation: Settled in Stratford CT
Managed by: Private User
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About Sgt. John Curtis

John Curtis

  • Born: baptized on 26 Feb 1611/1612, Nazeing, Essex, England
  • Died: in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT, on 6 Dec 1707; he was 96.
  • Parents: son of John Curtis & Elizabeth Hutchins
  • Married: Elizabeth

In 1639, he became a resident of Wethersfield, CT, and the next year moved to Cupheag (Stratford), CT. In May 1658 John was made a freeman. On 29 Dec 1675 he was elected the Town Treasurer of Stratford. He served as a soldier in the King Philip's War at the rank of Ensign.

family

Ca 1641 when John was 29, he married Elizabeth in CT. Born ca 1615 in England. Elizabeth died in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT, on 9 Mar 1681/1682; she was 66.

From Jacobus’s History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield:64

    “Statements to the effect that Elizabeth was a Welles are based on a misinterpretation of a deed at Stratford; he was caIled uncIe by John Welles (son of Hugh) who m. his niece Sarah Curtis.”

They had the following children:

  •  i. John. Born on 14 Oct 1642 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT. John died in Newark, NJ, on 17 Sep 1704; he was 61. John married Hannah ?. Born in Of Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT. 4 
  • ii. Israel (1644-1704)
  • iii. Elizabeth. Born on 2 May 1647 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT. 5
  •  iv. THOMAS (1648->1736) v. Joseph. Born on 12 Nov 1650 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT. Joseph died in 1742; he was 91. On 9 Nov 1676 when Joseph was 25, he married Bethia BOOTH. Born in Of Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT. 6 
  • vi. Benjamin (1652-1733) 
  • vii. Hannah. Born on 2 Feb 1654/1655 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT. Hannah died in 1728; she was 73. Ca 1671 when Hannah was 16, she married Benjamin LEWIS. Born in Of Stratford, Fairfield, CT.

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  • "Family of John Curtis (725) & Elizabeth Hutchins" Payne-Joyce Genealogy
    • 64. Donald Lines Jacobus, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, 1930.
  • WeRelate
    • Curtiss, Frederic Haines. A genealogy of the Curtiss family: being a record of the descendants of widow Elizabeth Curtiss who settled in Stratford, Conn., 1639-40. (Boston: Rockwell and Churchill Press, 1903), vi, 1903.
    • Stratford Vital Records, in Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Curtis, John Sr. d 2 Dec 1707 age about 96 years.
    • Jacobus, Donald Lines, Editor, and N. Grier (Compiler and Publisher) Parke. The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley & his wife Emma Arabella Bosworth. (Woodstock, Vt.: N.G. Parke, 1960), 204.
    • John Curtis, in Jacobus, Donald Lines. History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. (New Haven, Conn.: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932), I:169.
      • "Curtis, John, s. of John. Sergt., Stratford Train Band. Bapt. at Nazing, co. Essex, Eng., 26 Feb. 1614/5. Came aged 21 on the Safety in 1635, was at Roxbury, Mass., for a time, resided 1639 in Wethersfield, and settled 1640 in Stratford. … John, Sr., d. (Stratford) 2 Dec. 1707 ae. abt. 96."
  • http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sam/curtis.html#P3750
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rootsweb bio

  1. ID: I20825
  2. Name: John CURTIS
  3. Prefix: Sgt.
  4. Given Name: John
  5. Surname: Curtis
  6. Sex: M
  7. _UID: A3E9453F8CD83742B4E3680C2D9CBEF06F95
  8. Change Date: 16 Jan 2003
  9. Birth: 1611
  10. Note: Torrey has birth year 1615. 1 2
  11. Death: 2 DEC 1707 in Stratfield, Fairfield, CT 1 3 4 5
  12. Baptism: 26 FEB 1614/15 6
  13. Residence: 1639 Wethersfield, Hartford, CT 1
  14. Residence: 1640 Stratfield, Fairfield, CT 5

Father: John CURTIS b: ABT 1590 in England Mother: Elizabeth HUTCHINS

Marriage 1 Elizabeth [CURTIS]

   * Married: BEF 1642 in Stratford, Fairfield, CT likely
   * Note: Torrey indicated this couple lived in Stratford, Connecticut. He did not give a maiden name for Elizabeth 1 3

Children

  1. John CURTIS b: 14 NOV 1642 in Stratford, Fairfield, CT
  2. Israel CURTIS b: 3 APR 1644 in Stratford, Fairfield, CT
  3. Elizabeth CURTIS b: 2 MAY 1647 in Stratford, Fairfield, CT
  4. Thomas CURTIS b: 14 JAN 1648 in Stratford, Fairfield, CT
  5. Joseph CURTIS b: 12 NOV 1650 in Stratford, Fairfield, CT
  6. Benjamin CURTIS b: 30 SEP 1652 in Stratford, Fairfield, CT
  7. Hannah CURTIS b: 2 FEB 1654/55 in Stratford, Fairfield, CT

Sources:

  1. Abbrev: Wethersfield, History of Ancient
     Title: Adams, Sherman W. and Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Wethersfield, CT; in 2 volumes; a facsimiles of the 1904 edition with a new forward by John C. Willard (NH pub. co., Somersworth in collaboration with the Wethersfield Historical Society, 1974.)ld, CT; in 2 volumes; a facsimiles of the 1904 edition with a new forward by John C. Willardld, CT; in 2 volumes; a facsimiles of the 1904 edition with a new forward by John C. Willard. NH pub. co., Somersworth in collaboration with the Wethersfield Historical Society, 1974.
     Page: p. 263
  2. Abbrev: Torrey - New England Marriages Prior to 1700
     Title: Torrey, Clarence Almon with a revised introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1985), New England Marriages Prior to 1700. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1985).
     Page: p. 198 (year 1615)
  3. Abbrev: Torrey - New England Marriages Prior to 1700
     Title: Torrey, Clarence Almon with a revised introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1985), New England Marriages Prior to 1700. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1985).
     Page: p. 198
  4. Abbrev: Stratford, CT, History of
     Title: Wilcoxon, William Howard, History of Stratford, Connecticut 1639-1939 (Stratford, CT, Stratford Tercentenary Com, 1939)99. Stratford, CT, Stratford Tercentenary Com, 1939.
     Page: p. 120
  5. Abbrev: Families of Old Fairfield
     Title: Jacobus, Donald Lines, compiler and editor, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield (Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1976)he Families of Old Fairfieldhe Families of Old Fairfield. Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1976.
     Page: p. 169
  6. Abbrev: Stratford, CT, History of
     Title: Wilcoxon, William Howard, History of Stratford, Connecticut 1639-1939 (Stratford, CT, Stratford Tercentenary Com, 1939)99. Stratford, CT, Stratford Tercentenary Com, 1939.
     Page: p. 114 

suzysclanadded this on 30 Jul 2010

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mscheffler&id=I20825

Curtis Family Information

The Biography found in the Story on Sgt John Curtis has details consistant with data from various "Curtis" family trees. I have incorporated the information for both John and Elizabeth Welles, and their parents. [Some of the Welles Family trees have conflicting data for the Curtis Family.]

Elizabeth Welles was probably born in England, since both parents are listed as having died in England, and immigrated with her brothers to Connecticut. In 1640 she married Sgt John Curtis, born in England, who came to Stratford before 1638 with his parents, John and Elizabeth [Hutchins] Curtis. His father John Curtis, b in 1577, died shortly after arriving on 5 Jan 1638, but has been listed as a landowner in Stratford with his wife Elizabeth [Hutchins] Curtis. The dates for Gov Thomas Welles who came to Stratford at a different time are consistent with his being a brother of Elizabeth Welles.


Prominent Citizen of Stratford


John Curtiss, son of John Curtiss of England, was born in England, February 26, 1611, was among the original patentees of Stratford, Connecticut. He was made Freeman in 1658. He was a prominent citizen of Stratford.

In 1678, he and his brother, William, were on committee to build a new meeting house.

He was a Sergeant of Militia and attained the rank of Ensign as a Soldier in King Philip's War.

He held the office of Town Treasurer in 1675. suzysclanadded this on 21 Jun 2010 arvillacraigoriginally submitted this to Craig Family on 28 Dec 2008

-------------------- Eldest son of John and Widow Elizabeth, arrived Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1635. (see notes of John Sr. his father, husband of Elizabeth Hutchins, re: moving to Wethersfield and Stratford).

He sailed from London on the ship "Safety". The passenger list records that the John Curtis who sailed on it was unmarried, and gave his age at the Embarkation Office as 21, hence born in 1614 and the exact same age as this John Curtis. In the earlier 1903 edition of the Curtis Geneology, F. H. Curtis supposed that his father John Sr. and his mother also sailed on the "Safety" at the same time, but this is refuted in the 1952 edition, (see notes his father, John Sr).

He was made a freeman May 1658. He was a prominent citizen and took an active part in settling the town, but was not as much of a public man as his brother William. Elected town treasurer in 1675, served as a soldier in King Phillips War in 1675 and attained the rank of Ensign.

-------------------- Boarded the ship, Safety, on Aug. 10, 1635 at the age of 21 for New England from London, England. Married Elzabeth Welles in 1640. Military Service: Sargent for the Stratford Train Band.

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Sgt. John Curtis's Timeline

1539
1539
Connecticut
1539
Essex, UK
1614
February 26, 1614
Nazing, Essex, England
February 26, 1614
Nazing, Essex, England
February 26, 1614
Nazing, Essex, England
February 26, 1614
Nazing, Nazing, Essex, England
February 26, 1614
Nazing, Nazing, Essex, England
February 26, 1614
Nazing, Nazing, Essex, England
1618
June 21, 1618
Age 4
Nazing, Nazing, Essex, England
June 21, 1618
Age 4
All Saints, Nazing, Essex, Eng