Biography of Lafayette Curtis
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Curtis, Lafayette, Brasher, of Brasher Falls, was norn February 10, 1834, a son of Stephen and Hannah (Powers) Curtis, natives of Hardwich, Vt., who came to St. Lawrence county about 1826. They had five children: Otis, William, Martha, Lafayette, and Mary. Our subject was a soldier in the late war, having enlisted in Company M, Sixth N. Y. Heavy Artillery in December, 1863, and served nearly two years. He was at the battle of the Wilderness and in front of Petershurg, under Sheridan in the Shenandoah, etc. Since the war he has followed farming, now owning two fine farms, one of 150 and one of 114 acres. The homestead is the old Wright farm, owned by his wife's father. February 8, 1863, he married Lucinda Wright, born on the farm where she now lives July 7, 1842, a daughter of Ira B. and Jerusha (Hilliard) Wright, of Connecticut and Canada, respectively. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis have had five children: Silas, born September 10, 1870, died in March, 1871; Lemuel, born June 11, 1872; Abbie, born August 20, 1875, died November 1, 1889; Hosea, born January 27, 1878; and May, born May 18, 1880. Mr. Curtis is a Republican, a member of the G. A. R., of the Grangers, and also of the Masons, belonging to Lodge 441 or Brusher Falls, He and wife are members of the M. E. Church.

Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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