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John Curtis

Birthplace: Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
Death: September 17, 1704 (61)
Newark, Essex, New Jersey
Place of Burial: Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Sgt. John Curtis and Elizabeth Curtis
Husband of Hannah Curtis
Father of Hannah Curtis
Brother of Lt. Israel Curtis; Elizabeth Welles; Ens. Thomas Curtis; Judge Joseph Curtis; Phebe Curtis and 2 others

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About Capt. John Curtis

Family of Sergt. John Curtis (1795) & Elizabeth [Curtis]:

i. Capt. John Curtis. Born on 14 Oct 1642 in Stratford, CT.64 John died in Newark, NJ, on 17 Sep 1704; he was 61.64

In 1667 John was a proprietor of the town of Newark. He represented Newark at the general court from 1683-1688. John married Hannah Preston (3964) , daughter of William Preston (1596) (ca 1590-1647) & Mary Seabrook (ca 1601-aft 1680). Born ca 1636. Hannah died bef 21 Oct 1701.



John Curtis, s of John, was b. 14 Oct 1642;<ref name=Cothren3>Cothren, William. History of Woodbury Vol III History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut From the First Indian Deed in 1659to 1879. Woodbury, Conn.: Publ by William Cothren, 1879. Deaths pp 689/90 Children’s births p. 658 </ref><ref name=BCStratford>White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collectionof Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Stratford. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.</ref>died at Newark, New Jersey 17 Sep 1704;<ref name=FoOF /> m. Hannah, widow of Abraham Kimberly.<ref name=FoOF>Jacobus, Donald Lines, MA (compiler, editor.) Historyand Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. Fairfield, Conn.: The Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution,1930. p. 169</ref> John Curtis left a will dated 11 Sep 1704 ,at Neworke, New Jersey. Hiswife Hanah, was executor and inherited the personal property. The real property was given to William Wilson of Nework and cousin John Curtis of Stratford, (the son of his brother Benjamin Curtis of Stratford.) Rev. Iabos Wakeman and Lieut. Eliphalet Johnson were named overseers. Witnesses--Joseph Harison, Nathaniel Ward, Joseph Baldwin, Zopher Beach. Proved 07 Jun 1705.; Lib. 1, p. 111, and Essex Wills p. 124<ref>Calendar of New Jersey Wills Vol I 1670-1730. Documents Relating to theColonial History of the State of New Jersy Vol XXIII, Paterson, N.J. (1901) p. 124</ref>

The wording of the will indicates he had no living children. John Curtiss moved to Newark, Essex County, New Jersey when he became of age. In 1667 he was the proprietor of the town of Newark. He represented Newark at the general court from 1683-1688 as an assessor and commissioner for Essex County. He also served as a Justice of the Court and held the rank of Captain.<ref>Curtiss, Frederic Haines. A genealogy of the Curtiss family. Boston: Rockwell and Churchill Press, 1903.p. 2</ref>


<references />* Source: Title: A genealogy of the Curtiss family: being a record ofthe descendants of widow Elizabeth Curtiss who settled in Stratford Author: Frederic Haines Curtiss Publication: Boston: Rockwell and Churchill Press, 1903, 285 pages * Source: Title: The descendants of Lewis Hart and Anne Elliott Author: Jared Sidney Torrance Publication: Los Angeles. Priv. published by Mrs. J.S. Torrance. 1888. * Source: Title: A genealogy of the Curtiss-Curtis Family of Stratford, Connecticut: A supplement to the 1903 edition Author: Harlow Dunham Curtis Publication: Curtiss-Curtis Society of Stratford, Connecticut, 1939. Printed by Edwards Brothers, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1953

  • Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)*History of the old town of Stratford and the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Acknowledgements ==* WikiTree profile Curtiss-51 created through the import of BDM7-7-11.ged on Jul 8, 2011 by Brian McCullough.

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Capt. John Curtis's Timeline

October 14, 1642
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
September 17, 1704
Age 61
Newark, Essex, New Jersey
Age 61
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
January 5, 1883
Age 61
January 5, 1883
Age 61
June 5, 1883
Age 61
February 20, 1890
Age 61
February 20, 1890
Age 61