David Curtis

Brief Life History of David

When David Curtis was born about 1812, in Vermont, United States, his father, David Curtis, was 34 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Curtis, was 27.

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David Curtis
1779–1852
Mary "Polly" Curtis
1786–1869
John Curtis
1804–
Northrop Curtis
1807–1889
David Curtis
1812–
Maria Abigail Curtis
1819–
Mrs. John Gnyle
1820–
Platt Curtis
1821–1900
Guy Curtis Sr.
1815–1878
Curtis
1816–
Curtis
1818–

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    World Events (3)

    1812

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

    The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a refined person, sometimes perhaps given ironically, from Middle English, Old French courteis, courtois, curtis ‘courtly, refined, urbane’ (derivative of Old French court; see Court 1).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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