Beriah Curtis

14 July 1710–21 March 1799 (Age 88)
Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Beriah

Beriah Curtis was born on 14 July 1710, in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States as the son of Elisha Curtis. He married Johannah Hanks on 14 April 1736, in Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 21 March 1799, in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Beriah Curtis
1710–1799
Sarah Brown
1715–1802
Marriage: 13 August 1742
Curtis
1745–
Mary Curtis
1750–
Elijah Curtis
1753–1786
Abiah Curtis
1755–
Abiah Curtis
1755–
Ebenezer Curtis
1759–1840

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 August 1742
Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

(6)

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siblings

(3)

World Events (4)

1776

Age 66

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 66

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 71

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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)

  • Beriah Curtis, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Binah Curtice in entry for Anna Curtice, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Beriah Curtis, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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