Biography of Anson F. Curtiss
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Curtiss, Anson F., was born on the farm where he now resides, October 6, 1849, a son of William S. and Martha (Van Ostrand) Curtiss, who had five children: Frank P., Anna N., Anson F., Angie C., and Martha, natives of the town of Bailston. William S. Curtill was a son of Abijah N. and Naomi (Smith) Curtiss, and their children were William S., Phoebe, Rosetta, Andrew, Charlotte and Anson. William S. followed farming and lumbering. Abijah Curtiss was a son of Andrew and Phoebe Curtiss, who came from Connecticut, and their children were Nicholas, Abijah, Elisha, Luzon and two daughters. Nicholas followed lumbering and farming and at one tiñie he owned tho saw mills. Anson F. was educated in the common schools of the town of Ballston, and later spent two years at Whitestown Seminary. After returning from school he assisted his father on the farm until 1882, when he purchased the old homestead where he now lives. September 24, 1879, he married Ettie M., daughter of John P. and Ensebia Smith, and their children are Ella Marjorie, Jenette Belle, William Schuyler, Alice La Dow, Frank Platt, and Anna Esther. Mr. Curtiss has been active in town and county affairs; justice of the peace five years and assessor nine years, and is a member of the Presbyterian church at Ballston Center.


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