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Some Notes on the
Thomas CURTIS (1594/8-1681) Family of New England
and Possible Ancestors


Clyde M. Senger,
Compiled Jan 1992,
Coded for the Internet
May, 2001.
Last upgrade 19 April 2012.

.....Comments, corrections and additions are welcomed and will be incorporated as time permits.

.... In this manuscript, I have tried to summarized my notes on this Curtis line to Thomas (1594) and his family. Below this is a partial pedigree of Louise Fay (Cooley) Senger from Thomas Curtis to Abigail Woodruff (1719-1754) who married John Orton (1717-1795).

.... Often, one finds conflicting genealogical information about children, dates, places etc. It can also be very frustrating to have data and not know from which sheet of notes it was taken or where someone else obtained it. Thus, in this manuscript, the references are listed at the end and the numbers in ( ) after most of the data represents the source/s. Photocopies of my notes can be obtained from me if desired. It is hoped that this work will provide other researchers with additional clues to help them with their work. The user must take the responsibility of evaluation and verification of the information presented here. Additions and corrections on this line are welcomed and will be used in future versions.

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************ FIRST GENERATION ************


.... John CURTIS (1). The family may have come from the Courtors district in France and the English name Courteous abbreviated to Curtis or Curtice (2). An ancient family of Curtis was living in Kent England in 1450 when Steven and his sons were recorded (2).
.. Child

....*.William CURTIS,
, born c1540 London, England (1), bp Nazing, Essex, England (1)

References:
.... 1. Family Group Sheet for William Curtis from LDS Archives submitted by Dr. W. LaVern Salter, 610 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA , with mention of Boston Transcript.
.... 2. Colonial Families in America (Curtis p 112-114+)


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************ SECOND GENERATION ************



.... William CURTIS, son of John CURTIS, (1), born c1540 London, England (1), bp Nazing, Essex, England (1), will dated 9 July 1585 (1), married
.... Agnes of Nazing, born c1542 (1)
.. Children: all born Nazing, Essex, England

..*.i. *.Thomas CURTIS,
.....bp 25 Aug 1560 (1), died 6 Jan 1605/6 (1), married 24 Aug 1585
.......... Mary CAMP (1).

...ii. Mary CURTIS, born c1562 (1), married 19 Aug 1582
.......... John REED (1).

....iii. Edward CURTIS, born c1565 (1), died 13 Aug 1616 (1), married
.......... Mary (1).

....iv. Gabriel CURTIS, born c1566 (1)

..*.v. John CURTIS,, born 15 Sept 1577 (1), died 1639 (1), married 19 Apr 1610
.......... Elizabeth HUTCHINSON (1)

References:
.... 1. Family Group Sheet for William Curtis from LDS Archives submitted by Dr. W. LaVern Salter, 610 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA , with mention of Boston Transcript.

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************ THIRD GENERATION ************



.... Thomas CURTIS, son of William CURTIS and Agnes (1,3), bp 25 Aug 1560 Nazing, Essex, England (1,3), died 6 Jan 1605-6 Nazing, Essex, England (1,3), married first 24 Aug 1585 (1,3)
.... Mary CAMP (1,3), born c1564 of Nazing, Essex, England (3), died 24 Nov 1594 (3). He married second
.... Mary SHELLEY (3).

... Children: all born Nazing, Essex, England (3)
...i. Martha CURTIS, baptized Oct 1587 (3)
...ii. Thomas CURTIS, born ca 1588 (3)
...iii. Mary CURTIS, baptized Mar 1589 (3), died 14 Feb 1674 (3), married 6 Nov 1620
.......... Thomas RUGGLES (3)
...iv. Elizebeth CURTIS, baptized 14 Mar 1590 (3)
...v. Philip CURTIS, baptized Sept 1591 (3)
...vi. William CURTIS, baptized 12 Nov 1592 (3), died 8 Dec 1672 (3), married 6 Aug 1618
.......... Sarah ELIOT (3)
.*.vii. Thomas CURTIS, baptized 21 July 1594 (3,4), died 13 Nov 1681 (3,4), married
.......... Elizabeth (3,4)

References:
.... 1. Family Group Sheet for William Curtis from LDS Archives submitted by Dr. W. LaVern Salter, 610 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA , with mention of Boston Transcript.
.... 3. Family Group Sheet for Thomas Curtis (1560) from LDS Archives submitted by Louis L. Johnson, 3735 Lincoln Ave. Oakland, CA submitted after 1964 with mention of Nazing, Essex, England parrish registers and Ruggles Family History.
.... 4. Family Group Sheet for Thomas Curtis (1594) from LDS Archives submitted by Louis L. Johnson, 3735 Lincoln Ave. Oakland, CA submitted after 1964 with reference to correspondence with D. L. Jacobus, Curtis Genealogy p 28, and Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles.
.... John CURTISS or John CURTYCE, son of William CURTIS and Agnes (1,13), christened 15 Sept 1577 Naxing, Essex, England (13), died 1639 Wethersfield, CT (13), probably arrived Roxbury MA between 1637 and June 1639 (13), married 19 April 1610 (13)
.... Elizabeth HUTCHINS (13), who died June 1658 Stratford, CT, will proved 4 Nov 1658 at Fairfield CT (13)

.. Children: all born Nazing, Essex, England:

.*.i. John CURTIS, baptized 26 Feb 1614, died 2 Dec 1707 Stratford, CT (13)
...ii. William CURTISS, baptized 21 Jun 1618, married first
.......... Mary, married second
.......... Mrs. Sarah Marvin GOODRICH, widow of William GOODRICH. She died 1701 (13). He died 21 Dec 1702, Stratford, CT (13)
...iii. Thomas CURTISS, baptized 12 Mar 1619/20, died Stratford, CT, had a dau Mary (13)

References:
.... 1. Family Group Sheet for William Curtis from LDS Archives submitted by Dr. W. LaVern Salter, 610 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA , with mention of Boston Transcript.
... 13. Family Group Sheet from John Curtiss (1577) LDS Archives submitted by Dorothy L. Hutchinson (Mrs. John K.), 134 South Warren Avenue, Columbus Ohio, 43204 (after 1972)
... 14. A Genealogy of the Curtiss-Curtis Family of Stratford, Connecticut compiled by Harlow Dunham Curtis. Taken from The Curtiss Family by Frederic Haines Curtiss (1903) which records are taken from the Nazing and Waltham Abbey Holy Cross records. (listed by 13)

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.... Thomas CURTIS, might be (5) son of Thomas CURTIS, and Mary CAMP (3,4), born c1598 (2,5,7,8) Appledore, Kent, England (5), bp 21 Jul 1594 Nazing, Essex, England (3,4), died 13 Nov 1681 (2,3,4,5,7,8,10,11) age 83 (7,8,11), married 1638 (5)
.... Elizabeth (2,3,4,5,7,8,10) SALMON (5,8), probably sister of William SALMON (5), of Southold, Long Island (5,8)
.... No records of the arrival in Connecticut of Thomas seem to exist (5) but a Thomas CURTIS arrived in Virginia in 1621 as an indentured servant and could well be the same individual (5). He first appears in Connecticut records in 1636 in Wethersfield (5,8). A family traditions says he was a physician (7) and a comment in Wethersfield records, 1659, seem to support this (8).

.. Children: all born Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut (3,4,5),
...i. John CURTIS, born 1 Jan 1639 (4,5,7,8,10) or 1 Feb 1639 (6), died 8 Nov 1712 (4) or 1714/15 (5,8), inventory of estate taken 18 Mar 1714-15 (7), married 20 Nov 1666
.......... Lydia (2,4,5,7,8,10)
...ii. James CURTIS, born 15 Sep 1641 (2,4,5,6,7,8,10), died 5 Sept 1690 (2,4,5), married 8 July 1686
.......... Abigail (2,4,5,7,8,10)
...iii. Joseph CURTIS, born 31 Mar 1644 (2,4,5,6,7,8,10), died 31 Dec 1683 (2,4,5,7,8), married 8 Feb 1674
.......... Mercy (4,5,7,8,10) or Mary DEMING (5,9), 1673/74 (9)
...iv. Samuel CURTIS, born 1 Apr (2,4,5,6,8,10) 1645 (2,4,5,7,10) or 1646 (6,8), died 26 Nov 1688 (2,4,5,7,8), married 20 Feb 1683
.......... Sarah (4,5,7,8,10)
...v. Isaac CURTIS, born ca 1647 (2,4,5,6,7,8) -8 (4), died 11 May 1725 (4,5,8) Stonington, New London Co., CT (5,8), married
.......... Hannah (5,8)
...vi. Elizabeth CURTIS, born ca 1649 (4,5), died 29 Dec 1683 Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT (5) (note that this is the same date as for her sister Ruth and is given by other sources), married 26 May 1674
.......... John STODDARD (2,4,5,7,8,12) or John STODER (5), Jr. (4,5,7)
...vii. Ruth CURTIS, born ca 1651 (4,5), died 29 Dec 1683 (4,5), Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT (5), married
.......... Eleazer KIMBERLY (2,4,5,7,8,12)
References:
.... 2. Colonial Families in America (Curtis p 112-114+)
.... 3. Family Group Sheet for Thomas Curtis (1560) from LDS Archives submitted by Louis L. Johnson, 3735 Lincoln Ave. Oakland, CA submitted after 1964 with mention of Nazing, Essex, England parrish registers and Ruggles Family History.
.... 4. Family Group Sheet for Thomas Curtis (1594) from LDS Archives submitted by Louis L. Johnson, 3735 Lincoln Ave. Oakland, CA submitted after 1964 with reference to correspondence with D. L. Jacobus, Curtis Genealogy p 28, and Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles.
.... 5. A Family Names Curtis: Descendants of Thomas Curtis of Wethersfield, Ct. 1598 - 1982. by Rose Mary Goodwin 1983.
.... 6. Births, Town of Wethersfield (for surname Curtis) in Connecticut Nutmegger 19(1):16 and 19(2):203-204.
.... 7. Stiles, Genealogies and Biographies of Ancient Wethersfield (Curtis p 262-263-?) (photocopied pages only)
.... 8. Thomas Curtis of Wethersfield, Connecticut by Maude Horne Johnson and Ralph Walter Johnson, 1963 with reference to Stiles II, 262 and Southold Records, I:38 (photocopied pages only)
.... 9. Bassett Family. a note written on page of above reference.
... 10. Records of Wethersfield, Conn. in New England H. & G. R. Apr 1862 p 137.
... 11. Probate Records vol IV 1677 to 1687 (Thomas Curtice p 297-98) (photocopies, source unknown)
... 12. Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America. (Curtis p 124-5) (photocopies only)


.... Ensign John CURTIS, son of John CURTIS, and Elizabeth HUTCHINS (13,15), born 26 Feb 1614/15, Nazing, Essex, England (15), died 17 Sept 1707 (15) or 2 Dec 1717 (13) Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT (13,15), m
.... Elizabeth (15,16) WELLES, dau John WELLES (15) or NOT WELLES (17, 18), born c1620, of Nazing, Essex, England (15), died 9 March (15) 1681-2 (15,16) Stratford, CT (15)

Children: all born Stratford, CT except as indicated below
....i. John CURTIS, born 14 Oct 1642 Nazing, Essex, England (15), died 17 Sept 1704 (15) (same day and month as father?), married 1667
.......... Hannah KIMBERLY (15)
....ii. Israel CURTIS, (15,16), born 3 (15) Apr 1644 (15,16), died 28 (15) Oct 1704 (15,16), married
.......... Rebecca (15,16)
....iii. Elizabeth CURTIS (15,16), born 2 (15) May 1647 (15,16), married
.......... John WELLES (15) 4 reports this and the following but seems to feel it incorrect. John was eldest son of Gov. Thomas WELLES (16), she married second 19 Mar 1663
.......... John WILCOCKSON (16)
....iv. Thomas CURTIS (15,16), born 14 Jan 1648 (15) or Jan 1649 (16), died c1736 (15), married 9 June 1674
.......... Mary MERRIMON (15)
....v. Joseph CURTIS, born 12 (15) Nov 1650 (15,16), died 1742 (15), married
.......... Bertha BOOTH (15)
....vi. Benjamin CURTIS, (15,16), born 30 (15) Sept 1652 (15,16), died 1733 (15), married 23 March 1680-1
.......... Esther JUDSON (15)
....vii. Hannah CURTIS, 2 Feb 1654-5 (15), died 21 Oct 1729 (15), married c1671
.......... Benjamin LEWIS (15)

.. References:
.... 13. Family Group Sheet from John Curtiss (1577) LDS Archives submitted by Dorothy L. Hutchinson (Mrs. John K.), 134 South Warren Avenue, Columbus Ohio, 43204 (after 1972)
... 14. A Genealogy of the Curtiss-Curtis Family of Stratford, Connecticut compiled by Harlow Dunham Curtis. Taken from The Curtiss Family by Frederic Haines Curtiss (1903) which records are taken from the Nazing and Waltham Abbey Holy Cross records. (listed by 13)
... 15. Family Group Sheet for Ensign John Curtis (1614) from LDS Archives submitted by May H. Elmer Beddoes, RFD 1, Payson, UT sealed 1946 written, and 1957 stamped, submitted?
... 16. Savage, James. 1860-62 re 1977. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England. 4 Vol. Gen. Publ. Co. (Curtis v 1, p 484-) ... 17. The Wife of John Curtis. 1993. by Elizabeth A. Thompson, Rolling Meadows, IL, The Dinghy 5(5):34 Summer 1993. ... 18. Supplement to Curtiss/Curtis Genealogy by Harlow Dunham Curtis (1953) (as cited by Elizabeth Thompson in #17.

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************ NUMBERED REFERENCES ************

.... 1. Family Group Sheet for William Curtis from LDS Archives submitted by Dr. W. LaVern Salter, 610 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA , with mention of Boston Transcript.
.... 2. Colonial Families in America (Curtis p 112-114+)

.... 3. Family Group Sheet for Thomas Curtis (1560) from LDS Archives submitted by Louis L. Johnson, 3735 Lincoln Ave. Oakland, CA submitted after 1964 with mention of Nazing, Essex, England parrish registers and Ruggles Family History.
.... 4. Family Group Sheet for Thomas Curtis (1594) from LDS Archives submitted by Louis L. Johnson, 3735 Lincoln Ave. Oakland, CA submitted after 1964 with reference to correspondence with D. L. Jacobus, Curtis Genealogy p 28, and Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles.

.... 5. A Family Names Curtis: Descendants of Thomas Curtis of Wethersfield, Ct. 1598 - 1982. by Rose Mary Goodwin 1983.
.... 6. Births, Town of Wethersfield (for surname Curtis) in Connecticut Nutmegger 19(1):16 and 19(2):203-204.
.... 7. Stiles, Genealogies and Biographies of Ancient Wethersfield (Curtis p 262-263-?) (photocopied pages only)
.... 8. Thomas Curtis of Wethersfield, Connecticut by Maude Horne Johnson and Ralph Walter Johnson, 1963 with reference to Stiles II, 262 and Southold Records, I:38 (photocopied pages only)
.... 9. Bassett Family. a note written on page of above reference.
... 10. Records of Wethersfield, Conn. in New England H. & G. R. Apr 1862 p 137.
... 11. Probate Records vol IV 1677 to 1687 (Thomas Curtice p 297-98) (photocopies, source unknown)
... 12. Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America. (Curtis p 124-5) (photocopies only)

... 13. Family Group Sheet from John Curtiss (1577) LDS Archives submitted by Dorothy L. Hutchinson (Mrs. John K.), 134 South Warren Avenue, Columbus Ohio, 43204 (after 1972)
... 14. A Genealogy of the Curtiss-Curtis Family of Stratford, Connecticut compiled by Harlow Dunham Curtis. Taken from The Curtiss Family by Frederic Haines Curtiss (1903) which records are taken from the Nazing and Waltham Abbey Holy Cross records. (listed by 13)

... 15. Family Group Sheet for Ensign John Curtis (1614) from LDS Archives submitted by May H. Elmer Beddoes, RFD 1, Payson, UT sealed 1946 written, and 1957 stamped, submitted?
... 16. Savage, James. 1860-62 re 1977. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England. 4 Vol. Gen. Publ. Co. (Curtis v 1, p 484-)
... 17. The Wife of John Curtis. 1993. by Elizabeth A. Thompson, Rolling Meadows, IL, The Dinghy 5(5):34 Summer 1993. ... 18. Supplement to Curtiss/Curtis Genealogy by Harlow Dunham Curtis (1953) (as cited by Elizabeth Thompson in #17.

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Alphabetical Listing of Some References to the Curtis family
(Other Than Family Group Sheets)

Cory, 1937. Lineal Ancestors of Susan (Mulford) Cory. vol 3 p 176, 195
Goodwin, Rose Mary 1983. A Family Names Curtis: Descendants of Thomas Curtis of Wethersfield, Ct. 1598 - 1982.
History of Ancient Weathersfield. Vol 1 Chapt 7
The Physicians of Wethersfield. p 664
Johnson, Maude Horne and Ralph Walter Johnson. 1963. Thomas Curtis of Wethersfield, Connecticut. Los Angeles, CA.
1903. 1953 supp. Curtiss-Curtis Family.
Records of Wethersfield, Connecticut. New England Hist. & Gen. Rec. 16:136 1862.
Manwaring, Probate Records vol 4 p 297-8
Savage
Stiles, Genealogies and Biographies of Ancient Wethersfield. Vol 2 p 262
Whittamore
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Partial Pedigree of Louise (Cooley) Senger

(BC) = birth certificate, (DC) = death certificate, (MC) & (ML) = marriage certificate or license, (VR) = published vital record for the community, bp = baptismal date.

************ FIRST GENERATION

.... CURTIS, John

************ SECOND GENERATION

.... CURTIS, William, born c1540 London, England, bp Nazing, Essex, England, will dated 9 July 1585, married
.... Agnes of Nazing, born c1542 (1)

************ THIRD GENERATION

.... CURTIS, Thomas, bp 25 Aug 1560 Nazing, Essex, England, died 6 Jan 1605-6 Nazing, Essex, England, married first 24 Aug 1585
.... CAMP, Mary, born c1564 of Nazing, Essex, England, died 24 Nov 1594, he married second
.... Mary SHELLEY,

************ FOURTH GENERATION

.... CURTIS, Thomas, possibly son of Thomas CURTIS, (1560) and Mary CAMP, born 1598, England; died 13 Nov 1681 Wethersfield CT; probate 2 March 1681/2; m,
.... SALMON, Elizabeth.

.... FIFTH GENERATION

.... CURTIS, John, son of Thomas CURTIS (1598) and Elizabeth (SALMON), born 1 Jan 1639 Wethersfield CT; died March 1714/5 Wethersfield CT; married 20 Nov 1666 Wethersfield CT,
.... Lydia;

************ SIXTH GENERATION

.... WOODRUFF, Joseph, son of John (1643-1692) and Mary (WINCHELL) (1643, born 1679 Farmington CT: died Farmington CT, died 1732 or will proved 1723, married first 17 Dec 1702 or 1703
.... CLARK, Hannah, dau of John CLARK, bp 4 Apr 1680 died c1707, dau John CLARK, he married second 15 April 1708,
.... CURTIS, Elizabeth, dau of John CURTIS (1639-1715) and Lydia, born 13 Nov 1681 Wethersfield CT; d__?,
children by Hannah
....i. Hannah, born 29 Aug 1704, died 22 Mar 1781 Wallingford, CT, married 13 Aug 1729 Wallingford CT, David CLARK, born 5 Sept 1705 New Haven CT, son of Samuel CLARK and Mary (BROWN). Lived Flanders district Southington, CT.
....ii. Josiah, born 18 Aug 1706, Farmington CT, died 8 May 1789, married 29 Dec 1733 Sarah WOODFORD, born 4 June 1714, died 28 Nov 1790, dau Joseph WOODFORD and Lydia (SMITH). Lived Farmington and had 10 children. They are the great grandparents of Wilford WOODRUFF, the fourth President of the Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
children of Elizabeth
....iii. Lydia, born 11 April 1710, died June 1750, married 5 Nov 1735 Cheshire, CT Thomas TYLER, born 26 Nov 1708, died 1773.
....iv. Phebe, born 5 May 1712, died 20 July 1737, Farmington CT, married 3 Jan 1736/7 Benoni MOSES, born 1711, died 1787 Simsbury, CT, son of John MOSES and Sarah (FULLER)
....v. Jonathan, born 13 June 1714, lived Farmington, married
.......... Margaret MITCHELSON.
....vi. Joseph WOODRUFF, born 7 July 1716, died 7 Oct 1799 Farmington, CT, married 1 Mar 1744/5 Hannah PORTER, born 3 Nov 1722 Farmington CT, died 11 Oct 1799 Farmington CT, dau William PORTER and Mary SMITH apparently no children survived him.
....vii. Zebulon, born 11 Mar 1717/8, died 7 Oct 1800, lived Farmington, married
.......... Sarah ___.
....viii. Abigail, born 24 Feb 1719/20
....ix. Judah, born 30 Sept 1722, died 17 Dec 1799, married
.......... Eunice JUDD, born 11 Feb 1733 Farmington CT, died 11 Nov 1792, dau William JUDD and Ruth (LEE)
References: Abbott, Susan Woodruff. 1963. Woodruff Genealogy: Descendants of Matthew Woodruff of Farmington, Connecticut. p 5-8, 15-16.
.... The Lineage of Wilford Woodruff. in The Utah Genealogical Magazine 22(2): April 1931
.... Family group sheet from L. Nordeen, 4606 232nd Place SW., Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
.... Letter from Lorena White 1981 address Route 1, Box 28, New Underwood, South Dakota 57761.

************ SEVENTH GENERATION

.... ORTON, John, son of Thomas ORTON (1677) and Ann (BUCKINGHAM) (1674), born 17 Sept 1717 Farmington CT; died 3 April 1795 Fairfield, Franklin Co.,VT at home of son Gideon; married first 23 Dec 1741 Farmington CT,
.... WOODRUFF, Abigail, born 23 Feb 1719 Farmington CT; died 21 Oct 1754 Farmington CT, 6 children, he married second 11 Dec 1755
.... SLAUGHTER, Mary, of Simsbury 8 children.
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