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JOHN CURTIS:  [1]             Curtis Album
son of John Curtis and Anna nee unknown [Said to be the parents of John Curtis]
Born: 1760 Dinwiddie Co., VA
Died:  7 August 1844 Bledsoe Co., TN
Burial: TN
Married: 10 October 1793 or 17 November 1803 Orange Co., NC
     daughter of unknown


    1. Joel Curtis + Elizabeth Ellen Dugger

There must have been other children, however I have found no documentation for any other child besides Joel Curtis.  

The affidavit of Dolly Huneycutt Curtis states she married John Curtis 10 October 1793

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741 1868
Bride: Dolley Honeycut Groom: John Curtis
Bond Date: 17 Nov 1803
County: Orange Record #: 01 108
Bondsman: Pomfrett Herndo
Witness: Jno Taylor Bond #: 000096214

North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
Name: John Curtis Spouse: Dolley Honeycut
Marriage Date: 17 Nov 1803 Marriage County: Orange
Marriage State: North Carolina
County Court Records - FHL # 0823664 and 0418148
Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT

Year: 1800; Census Place: Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina; .Roll: 34; Page: 554; Image: 194.

Year: 1810 Most likely living in TN. However, the federal census was lost for all counties except Rutherford and some of Grainger.

Year: 1820; Census Place: , White, Tennessee; Roll M33_122; Page: 343; Image: 301. Indexed on Ancestry as Centus and on Heritage Quest as Curtus.

Year: 1830; Census Place: , Bledsoe, Tennessee; Roll: 175; Page: 275. Indexed as Caster, image clearly shows Curtis.

Year: 1840; Census Place: , McMinn, Tennessee; Roll: 527; Page: 118. Indexed as Jno. Kurtus shows Rev. War service. Also in home is a woman aged 20 - 30 and two young males, possibly a daughter or daughter-in-law with grandchildren.

Court Record Bk 5, p. 207--Dolly Curtis appointed Adminx of the will of John Curtis, 6 Jan 1845. Source for both: Wills and Estate Records of McMinn Co. TN, 1820-1870. Researched, compiled and Edited by Reba Bayless Boyer.

*Pension records indicate John Curtis died 7 August 1844. However, Mc Minn Co., TN Historical Society has the original will books and in a call [1.423.744.3911] to them 8 June 2009 I was informed will was executed 15 July 1844 McMinn Co., TN Book D, p. 253. Copy of will on hand. See images of will and deed records in Curtis Album.

Revolutionary War Pension Records of John Curtis

Updated 4 December 2010   Contact Virginia L. Aldridge