Benjamin F Curtis

1817–1900 (Age 83)
Williamson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Benjamin F

When Benjamin F Curtis was born in 1817, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Joshua Curtis, was 29 and his mother, Rebecca Grimes Lochridge, was 26. He married Elizabeth A. Fogleman on 4 January 1844, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 8, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1880. He died before 1900, in Smith, Bell, Texas, United States, at the age of 82.

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Benjamin F Curtis
Elizabeth A. Fogleman
Marriage: 4 January 1844
William Curtis
George W. Curtis

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth A. Fogleman


4 January 1844
Maury, Tennessee, United States


    William Curtis


    George W. Curtis


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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. 
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 18

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 29

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • B F Curtis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin Curtis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benj F Curtis, "United States Census, 1880"

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