Eleazar Davis Curtis

23 April 1780–13 March 1842 (Age 61)
Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Eleazar Davis

When Eleazar Davis Curtis was born on 23 April 1780, in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Deacon Joseph Curtis, was 28 and his mother, Phebe Davis, was 24. He married Sybil Kent on 6 February 1803, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 13 March 1842, in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

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Eleazar Davis Curtis
Sybil Kent
Marriage: 6 February 1803
Maria Amelia Curtis
Henry Dwight Curtis
Sibyl Curtis

Spouse and Children

6 February 1803
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


    Maria Amelia Curtis


    Henry Dwight Curtis


    Sibyl Curtis


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

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.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 8

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 20

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • Eleazer D Curtis, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Eleazer Davis Curtiss, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Eleazer D. Curtiss, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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