Biography of Thomas B. Curtis
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Curtis, Thomas B., son of Roswell and Jerusha Curtis, who were born respectively August I, 1795, and November 3, 1794, were married October 13, 1816. To their union eight children were born: Thomas B.; Charles, a resident of Howell, Mich.; Eliza, wife of William D. Doty, of South Lyon, Oakland County, Mich.; Lester, of Prairie, Ark.; Samuel, living in Illinois; Isabella, wife of J. J. Hooper (deceased); Esther, wife of Dr. E. Mosier, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Caroline M. (deceased), wife of John T. Williams. Agar, the grandfather of Thomas B., moved to New York in 1796 with ox team and cart, the wheels of which, with an ancient clock, are now in the possession of Damon, a nephew of Roswell Curtis, of Exeter. He also owns the farm that belonged to his grandfather. Roswell, father of Thomas, learned the carpenter and joiner's trade, which he followed during the early part of his life, afterwards turning his attention to farming. He died October 29, 1869, his wife died July 24, 1869. Thomas B. Curtis was born on the farm where he now lives, July 28, 1817, and married September 10, 1842, Alvira, daughter of William B. and Martha (Wilson) Briggs. She was born April 7,1820. Two children have been born to them, Lydia, wife of J. E. Term; Frances, wife of Byron H. Disbrow. Mr. Curtis has served three terms as justice of the peace of this town; two terms as master of service, and several years as master of the poor. Both he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Starkey.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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