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JOEL CURTIS:
son of John Curtis and Dolly Huneycutt
Born: 11 November 1816 TN
Died: 4 July 1874 Memphis, Scotland Co., MO
Burial: Curtis Cemetery Scotland Co., MO
Married: 24 December 1837 Edwarsville, Madison Co., IL
     ELIZABETH ELLEN DUGGER
     daughter of Wesley Dugger and Charlotte Young 
     Born: 11 December 1821 Madison Co., IL
     Died: 26 February 1888 Memphis, Scotland Co., MO
     Burial: Curtis Cemetery Scotland Co., MO


CHILDREN OF JOEL AND ELIZABETH:

    1. Martha Jane Curtis
         b.  2 March 1840 Edwardsville, Madison Co., IL
        d.  30 August 1859 Scotland Co., MO cause of death diptheria
    2. John Wesley Curtis
         b. 12 March 1843 Edwardsville, Madison Co., IL
         d. 13 June 1863 Memphis, TN while enlisted in the Civil War
         burial: Memphis National Cemetery Memphis, TN
         cause of death: small pox
    3. Thomas Curtis + 1] Mary Maud Bean
                              + 2] Jane Chamberlain
    4. Francis M. Curtis
         b. 22 March 1848 Edwardsville, Madison Co., IL
         d. 10 October 1850 Madison Co., IL   per census
    5. Mary Elizabeth Curtis + Jacob Stine
    6. Sarah Catharine Curtis + 1) William Reinhardt Houtz
                                           + 2) Charles F. Brown
         b. 1 February 1850 Edwardsville, Madison Co., IL
         d. 11 August 1901 CO
         m. 1) 9 June 1869 Memphis, Scotland Co., MO
         m. 2) unknown date
         child: Pearl Bessel Brown + Anna Bell nee unknown
                  b. 30 April 1886 MO
                  d. 21 September 1946 CO
    7. George Curtis
         b. 6 January 1855 Memphis, Scotland Co., MO
    8. Charles Mety Curtis + Sarah Elizabeth Potts
         b. 4 June 1857 Memphis, Scotland Co., MO
    9. William Henry Curtis + 1) Loretia Ray
                                          m. 22 September 1881
                                        + 2) Mary Stice
                                         m. 30 July 1887
       b.  4 December 1859 Memphis, Scotland Co., MO
       d. 17 December 1910 Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
           both marriages Memphis, Scotland Co., MO
           1880 census lists him as divorced


SOURCES:
1840 Marine Precinct, Madison Co., IL
Page: 83, line 28

1850 Twp 3NR6W, Madison Co., IL Federal Census
Enumeration date: 31 October 1850 Page: 470
Dwelling - Family  46 46
Joel and Elizabeth are listed with the four oldest children. In the margin before Francis' name is the word died.

1860 Green Twp., Scotland Co., MO Federal Census
Enumeration date: 28 July 1860 Page: 976
Dwelling - Family  1351 1321

1870 Union Twp., Scotland Co., MO Federal Census
Enumeration date: none listed Page 523B
Dwelling - Family 52 52

1880 Union Twp., Scotland Co., MO Federal Census
ED: 87 Page: 210A, line 45
Enumeration date: 8 June 1880
Dwelling Family 279 - 232
Elizabeth is 58, widow, living in the home are all of the adult children living at this time

Curtis Cemetery Scotland Co., MO
According to Dodge's cemetery inscriptions, there are just two names for Curtis cemetery:
Elizabeth L. Curtis wife of J. Curtis d. Feb 26, 1888 aged 66y, 2m, 15d and Joel Curtis d. July 4, 1874, aged 57y, 7m, 23d.

Will of Joel Curtis   File 18, No. 692 Scotland Co., MO
The will of Joel Curtis lists his wife by her full names [Elizabeth Ellen Curtis and lists all living children.]

Probate records of Elizabeth E. Curtis   File 16, No. 1197 Scotland Co., MO This record lists children and heirs of children living at the time of Elizabeth E. Curtis' death.

Updated 4 December 2010    Contact Virginia L. Aldridge

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