John William Curtis

1792–1872 (Age 80)
Randolph, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John William

When John William Curtis was born in 1792, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel R Curtis, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Hicks, was 35. He married Sarah Sessums before 1815, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Henry, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1872, in Henry, Henry, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, Henry, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Curtis
1792–1872
Sarah Sessums
1795–1854
Marriage: before 1815
Amanda Hixie Curtis
1815–1882
Martha PatyLee Curtis
1832–1913
Susannah Curtis
1822–1869
Mary Ann Curtis
1825–
Samuel M. Curtis
1826–1865
Thomas R. Curtis
1828–1868
Mary Ellen Curtis
1830–1873
John Curtis
1831–
Dr. William Edward Curtis
1833–1901

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
before 1815
Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States
children

(9)

    Amanda Hixie Curtis

    Female1815–1882Female

    Susannah Curtis

    Female1822–1869Female

    Mary Ann Curtis

    Female1825–Female

    Samuel M. Curtis

    Male1826–1865Male

    Thomas R. Curtis

    Male1828–1868Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Nathaniel Curtis

    Male1765–1830Male

    Female1778–1860Female

    Daniel Curtis

    Male1779–1859Male

    Male1782–1811Male

    Susannah Curtis

    Female1782–1852Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1792 · Capital City Moved

Age 0

New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 27

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. 

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a refined person, sometimes no doubt given ironically, from Old French, Middle English curteis, co(u)rtois ‘refined’, ‘accomplished’ (a derivative of Old French court, see Court 1).2 English: from Middle English curt ‘short’ + hose ‘leggings’, hence a nickname for a short person or one who wore short stockings. This nickname was borne by William the Conqueror's son Robert, but it is not clear whether it has given rise to any surnames.3 Altered form of French Courtois .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Curtis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Curtis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Curtis, "United States Census, 1870"

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