Joseph Curtis

24 December 1818–1 August 1883 (Age 64)
Conneaut Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Curtis was born on 24 December 1818, in Conneaut Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Nahum Curtis, was 34 and his mother, Millicent Waite, was 31. He married Sarah Ann Reed on 1 January 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 1 August 1883, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Curtis
1818–1883
Sarah Ann Reed
1826–1885
Marriage: 1 January 1846
Sarah Jane Curtis
1847–1939
Delia Precinda Curtis
1849–1929
Zilpha Zobedia Curtis
1851–1948
Joseph Hyrum Curtis
1852–1936
Heber John Curtis
1856–1931
Mary Sophronia Curtis
1858–1906
Nahum Tillison Curtis
1863–1944
Frederick Reed Curtis
1866–1940
Edward Alma Curtis
1870–1872

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1846Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    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. 
    1827
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 18
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Curtiss
    Curtice
    Court

    Story Highlight

    History of the Nahum Curtis Family

    Written in 1903 by Emma S. Curtis Simons Nahum Curtis, the father of George, was born in Massachusetts, July 7, 1784. He had three brothers, Jeremiah, Jacob and William. Nahum was married to Millice …

    Sources (52)

    • Josh Curtis, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph Curtis in entry for Delia Percinda Whitehead, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Joseph Curtis, "United States Census, 1850"

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