Jabez Curtis

about 1801–13 December 1848 (Age 47)
Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Jabez

When Jabez Curtis was born about 1801, in Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Uri Curtis, was 30 and his mother, Esther Gillette, was 31. He married Louisa Malitda Wetmore on 19 October 1830. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 13 December 1848, at the age of 47.

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Jabez Curtis
Louisa Malitda Wetmore
Marriage: 19 October 1830
George Wetmore Curtis

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  • Marriage
    19 October 1830
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1802 · Brass is Discovered
    Age 1
    "In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
    Age 2
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 18
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    1 English: nickname for a refined person, sometimes no doubt given ironically, from Old French, Middle English curteis, co(u)rtois ‘refined’, ‘accomplished’ (a derivative of Old French court, see Court 1).2 English: from Middle English curt ‘short’ + hose ‘leggings’, hence a nickname for a short person or one who wore short stockings. This nickname was borne by William the Conqueror's son Robert, but it is not clear whether it has given rise to any surnames.3 Altered form of French Courtois .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (4)

    • Jabes G. Curtis in entry for George W. Curtis and Caroline L. Bridgman, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
    • Jabes G. Curtis in entry for George W. Curtis and Caroline L. Bridgman, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Jabez G. Curtis in entry for George W. Curtiss and Caroline L. Bridgman, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"

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