Biography of David E. Curtis of Le Roy, NY

David E. Curtis was born June 19, 1842, in Le Roy. His parents, Joseph and Tirzah K. (Hulburt) Curtis, were born in Vermont, the former April 22, 0806, and the latter May 13, 1807. Joseph came to Genesee County with his parents, who were among the first settlers of the county. He was a farmer and an axe-helvemaker. In 1854 he moved to Wyoming, Stark County, Ill, where he remained one year. He returned to Illinois, and died October 21, 1886. His wife died in August, 1878, in Genesee County. He reared eight children: Laura Havens, of Illinois; Sabrina (deceased); Daniel J., of Panora, Ia.; Betsey J. (Mrs. Eddy), of Michigan; Morley; Anson H., of Davis County, Mo.; David E.; and John C., of Illinois. Joseph Curtis was a son of Joseph and Betsey Curtis, who came from Vermont in 1811, making the trip in an ox-cart. They located on 100 acres of land where David E. now resides. He was a soldier of 1812, and moved to Wyoming County and died there. His wife died in Genesee County, May 17, 1854, aged over 90 years. They had 13 children One of his sons. Stowell, served in the War of 1812, and died in.Allegany County. Mrs. Tirzah K. Curtis was a daughter of Daniel Hulburt, who was born December 29, 1779. Mr. Hulburt married Kezia Byam, and they were early settlers of Stone Church. He served as captain in the War of 1812, had three sons and three daughters, and died in Genesee County, February 12, 1818. His father was Gen. Danie' Hulburt, of Revolutionary fame, who died February 16, 1816, in Genesee County. David E. Curtis was reared in Genesee County. November 3, 1861, he enlisted in Co. D, 104th N. Y. Regt., and participated in the battles of Cedar Mountain, second Bull Run, Antietam, Brandy Station, Chantilly, Seven Days' Fight, Thoroughfare Gap, Manassas Junction, the two battles of Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, second Brandy Station, and the Wilderness. At Gettysburg he was wounded in the left foot, and at the Wilderness he lost his right jaw. He participated in 17 battles and skirmishes, and was discharged, after being in the hospital nine months, in February, 1865. He had been made sergeant in the fall of 1862, and after the battle of Gettysburg was made color-sergeant. After his discharge he returned to Genesee County, where he has since been engaged in farming. He purchased h'is first 26 acres where Mr. Stoppelbine now lives, and in 1876 located where he now resides. He has served as constable and deputy sheriff, the latter position of which he now holds. Mr. Curtis married, March 9, 1864, Laura, daughter of Daniel and Ora (Harris) White, and their children are William E., Franklin H., and Nellie L.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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