Amos Curtis

4 April 1752–1821 (Age 68)
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Amos

When Amos Curtis was born on 4 April 1752, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Abner Curtis, was 33 and his mother, Mary Chapman, was 35. He married Mabel Squire about 1775, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1821, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Amos Curtis
1752–1821
Mabel Squire
1754–
Marriage: about 1775
Amos Curtis
1773–
Phineas
1775–
Abigail
1777–
Alvin Curtis
1778–
Phineas Curtiss
1778–
Huldah
1779–
Abigail Curtiss
1780–
Huldah Curtiss
1782–
Alvan
1783–
Shuvall Curtiss
1784–
Alvan Curtiss
1786–
Shubael Curtiss
1781–1845
Amos Curtiss
1786–1869
Electa Ann Curtiss
1794–1857

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1775
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
children

(14)

    Amos Curtis

    Male1773–Male

    Phineas

    Male1775–Male

    Abigail

    Female1777–Female

    Male1778–Male

    Phineas Curtiss

    Male1778–Male

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 24

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 29

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1789

Age 37

George Washington elected first president of United States.

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Amos Curtis - birth: 4 April 1752; Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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