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
Sarah Ann Reed
Marriage: 1 January 1846
Sarah Jane Curtis
Delia Precinda Curtis
Zilpha Zobedia Curtis
Joseph Hyrum Curtis
Heber John Curtis
Mary Sophronia Curtis
Nahum Tillison Curtis
Frederick Reed Curtis
Edward Alma Curtis

Spouse and Children

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

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    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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