Jabez Curtis

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

The Life of Jabez

When Jabez Curtis was born about 1801, 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
1801–1848
Louisa Malitda Wetmore
1810–1867
Marriage: 19 October 1830
George Wetmore Curtis
1834–1910

Spouse and Children

    Male1801–1848Male

    Louisa Malitda Wetmore

    Female1810–1867Female

MARRIAGE
19 October 1830
children

(1)

    George Wetmore Curtis

    Male1834–1910Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

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 (3)

  • 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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