Biography of William R. Curtis
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Curtis, William R., is a son of John, whose father, John. came from New Hampshire in 1816 and settled at Bergen, but died at East Carlton in 1826, aged sixty years. He had nine children: George, Lucetta, John, father of William R., born in 1808, and died in 1885: Sally, Charles, Ruth, Frederick, Francis and Moses. John, jr., married first Charlotte B. Schofield. who was born in 1815, and died in 1849. Their children were: Nancy, born May 24, 1833; Mary Ann, born November 20, 1835; George. born September 4, 1837; Frederick, born May 8, 1839; John, jr. (deceased), born November 5, 1840; William R., born October 30, 1842; Jobn, jr. (deceased), born January 26, 1844; and Cynthia J., born May 4, 1847. His second wife was Caroline, by whom he had four children, of whom only one is living now, Sanford H. Curtis, born January 8, 1859. Caroline died May 8, 1863. William R. was educated in the common schools, finishing at the Albion Academy. He has served as collector, assessor and supervisor, and is a Republican. December 20, 1863, he enlisted in the 8th Heavy Artillery, Company K, 2d Corps, and was honorably discharged in June, 1865. He participated in the battles of Spottsylvania and Cold Harbor, where he was wounded. Mr. Curtis married at Albion June 7, 1866, Mary H. Reed, born March 31, 1844, a daughter of Reuben Reed. The latter was born November 19, 1805, and died in 1879. He married Lucy Maria Andrus, born September 9, 1819, died May 27, 1884. and thcy had nine children. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis have had these children: William Reed Curtis, born June 23, 1867, married Cora Kimball and has three children, Helen, Leon and Berenice; Grace L., born November 28, 1871. married George B. Murray, and has one child, Curtis; Adin R., born October 9, 1880; and Bessie, born November 13, 1885. Mr. Curtis is a member of Jones Post, G. A. R.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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