Simmons Philander Curtis

26 March 1818–11 April 1880 (Age 62)
Sullivan Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Simmons Philander

When Simmons Philander Curtis was born on 26 March 1818, in Sullivan Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Enos Curtis, was 34 and his mother, Ruth Franklin, was 27. He married Emeline Buchanan on 4 July 1840, 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 1841 and Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 11 April 1880, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Historic Springville Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Simmons Philander Curtis
Emeline Buchanan
Marriage: 4 July 1840
Martha Jane Curtis
Enos Leroy Curtis
John Bache Curtis
Simmons Franklin Curtis
Mary Ann Curtis
Joseph Augustus Curtis
Emeline Elizabeth Curtis
Nancy Eltnora Curtis
Harmon William Curtis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 July 1840Nauvoo, 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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    Story Highlight

    Simmons Philander Curtis compiled by Doris Preston

    Simmons Philander Curtis was born on March 26, 1818 in Rutland, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He was the seventh child and fourth son in a family of fourteen children born to Enos Curtis and Ruth Frank …

    Sources (47)

    • 1860 US Census for Simmons Philander Curtis & Emmeline Buchanan Curtis
    • Semons P. Curtis, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Simmons Curtis in entry for Joseph B Curtis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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