Jabez Gillet Curtis

Maleabout 1801–13 December 1848

Brief Life History of Jabez Gillet

When Jabez Gillet Curtis was born about 1801, in Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Uri Curtis, was 31 and his mother, Esther Gillette, was 32. 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 48.

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

Sources (5)

  • 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"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 October 1830
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    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

    English: nickname for a refined person, sometimes perhaps given ironically, from Middle English, Old French courteis, courtois, curtis ‘courtly, refined, urbane’ (derivative of Old French court; see Court 1).

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

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