Amasa Curtis

29 April 1821–about 1908 (Age 86)

The Life of Amasa

Amasa Curtis was born on 29 April 1821 as the son of Lebbeus Curtis. He had at least 5 sons with Catherine Skafe. He lived in Stockholm, St. Lawrence, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died about 1908, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Amasa Curtis
1821–1908
Catherine Skafe
1826–
Lebbeus M. Curtis
1847–1922
John Curtiss
1850–
Seth Curtis
1852–
George Alison Curtis
1854–1915
Ransom F Curtis
1857–

Spouse and Children

    Male1821–1908Male

    Catherine Skafe

    Female1826–Female

children

(5)

    Lebbeus M. Curtis

    Male1847–1922Male

    John Curtiss

    Male1850–Male

    Seth Curtis

    Male1852–Male

    George Alison Curtis

    Male1854–1915Male

    Ransom F Curtis

    Male1857–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 6

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1846

Age 25

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Amos Curtis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Amasa Curtis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amasa M in entry for Cora May Curtis, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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