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John White Curtis

Birthplace: Rutland, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: October 07, 1902 (82)
Aurora, Sevier, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Aurora City Cemetery, Aurora, Sevier, Utah
Immediate Family:

Son of Enos Curtis and Ruth Curtis (Franklin)
Husband of Matilda Curtis and Almira Curtis
Father of Francis Eva Harward; Enos Curtis; Wallace Curtis; Polly Stevens; Rosilla McDonald Andreason and 13 others
Brother of Martha Strong; Simmons Philander Curtis; David Avery Curtis, twin of John; Ezra Houghton Curtis; Ruth Curtis and 10 others
Half brother of Adelia Curtis

Occupation: Farmer
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About John White Curtis, twin of David

John White Curtis joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints shortly after it was organized and was baptized 25th June 1832. He was endowed in Nauvoo Temple 27th January 1846. He married Almira Starr 13th May 1841. They crossed the plains in one of the first companies with his father, Enos Curtis and the rest of their families after burying their beloved mother, Ruth Franklin Curtis, in May 1848.

They left all their possessions and suffered all the hardships of pioneer life. They were taught the gospel by their own parents and by missionaries and were anxious to travel and be with the church leaders. They settled in Springville in May 1851.

Enos had married Tamma Durfee and shortly after arriving in Utah. She also had a family. Her husband, Albert Miner, died while crossing the Plains. The two families lived together in both Springville and Aurora, working together and sharing as one family.

John White lived near his father in Springville and Aurora. Both were good carpenters as they worked most of the time together, building, surveying and farming. John married Matilda Miner in 1855. His first wife was an invalid most of her life; so, Matilda raised her two children, Elial and Almira, besides fourteen of her own.

John White Curtis was a Civil War veteran. In 1872, he was made Captain of the guards in a militia organized for protection from the Indians, Sevier County. He was a Black Hawk Indian War Veteran. He was a faithful church worker and an honest tithe payer.

His first Aurora home was built of logs, later he built a more spacious rock house. He made some of his own furniture such as beds, tables, benches, stools and chairs. He had erysipelas of the bone, which crippled him a little and he used a cane to walk.

The Pedigree of

08-John White CURTIS [1820-1802]

07-Enos CURTIS [1783-1856] and Ruth FRANKLIN [1790-1848]

06-Edmond CURTIS [1763-1814] and Polly AVERY (AVERILL) [1767-]

05-Jeremiah CURTIS [1728-1807] and Lydia GRANNIS [abt 1730-]

04-Caleb CURTIS [1703-1777] and Jemima CAULKINS [1708-1778]

03-Samuel CURTIS [1681-1740] and Mary PARKER [abt 1681 or 1685-1724]

02-Caleb CURTIS [1646-1730] and Elizabeth RYDER or RIDER [abt 1648-1711]

01-Richard CURTIS [1645-1671] and Sarah CARWITHEY []

00-Richard Curtis [] and Susanna RYAN []

Sources: ________________________________

John White Curtis House_Aurora, UT-

1855 Utah Marriage of John White Curtis & Matilda Miner-

1857 Utah Marriage of John White Curtis & Tamma Durfee-

Biography of John White Curtis by Francis Eva Curtis Harward-

John White Curtis History-

1820 Family Data Birth of John White Curtis-

John White Curtis - Pioneer Overland Travel-

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John White Curtis, twin of David's Timeline

August 11, 1820
Rutland, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States
June 1832
Age 11
Age 11
Utah, United States
April 22, 1842
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
April 10, 1845
January 27, 1846
Age 25
September 11, 1859
Utah, United States