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.

Photos and Memories (24)

Do you know Simmons Philander? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Simmons Philander Curtis
1818–1880
Emeline Buchanan
1820–1897
Marriage: 4 July 1840
Martha Jane Curtis
1841–1904
Enos Leroy Curtis
1843–1844
John Bache Curtis
1845–1845
Simmons Franklin Curtis
1848–1917
Mary Ann Curtis
1851–1934
Joseph Augustus Curtis
1853–1925
Emeline Elizabeth Curtis
1856–1866
Nancy Eltnora Curtis
1860–1928
Harmon William Curtis
1863–1949

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 July 1840Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (14)

    +9 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

    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"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.