Ensign John CURTISS, (63)[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1670 - 1754


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  • Name  Ensign John CURTISS, (63) 
    Prefix  Ensign 
    Suffix  (63) 
    Born  7 Oct 1670  Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Christened  Y  [7
    Gender  Male 
    Died  14 Apr 1754  Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • BIRTH: Town of Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Volume 1 (1650-1684), page 34, John Curtiss ye son of Israell Curtiss was born ye first week in October: one thousand six hundred seventy 1670: Sources: Randall & Allied Families by F.A. Randall, 1943, page 405, 407. Gen of Conn. page 1176. Comp of genealogy Vol 7, page 823. History of Ancient Woodbury. Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 1st Congregational Church Records Volume 1 (1670-1829), page 25 1699 May 26 John Curtiss and Johanna, his wife were admitted to full communion DEATH: Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut (1683-1867), page 289 Ensign John Curtiss departed this life April 14th 1754

      PROBATE: Town of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, Volume 3 (1749-1759), page 181, Att a court of probate held in Woodbury May 5th 1754--We Nathan Curtiss of Woodbury appeared on court and exhibited the last will or testament of his father Ensign John Curtiss late of Woodbury in order to its apprebation and allowance, which being considered and no objection amde against it, and the witnesses being full and agreeing--Said testament is now approved and allowed and accepted to be recorded, and is as followeth and wheras in said testament or th codicil the abovesaid Nathan Curtiss is nominated executor thereof. Thereof said Nathan Curtiss on the date above declared his acceptance of said care and himself bound in recognizance of 50 pounds lawful money that he will be faithful unto the abovesaid trust reported to him Attest Anthony Stoddard, Clerk
      WILL: Town of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, Volume 3 (1749-1759), pae 181, In the Name of God Amen. The last will and testament of me John Curtiss of Woodbury in the County of Litchfield and Colony of Connecticut in New England, I being advanced in years, but att present in health and of sound mind, thanks be it to God therefore, calling to mind my mortality, knowing it is appointed for man once to die, do therefore make and ordain this my last will and testament and first of all commit my soul unto the hands of God that gave it and body to a christian and decent burial in hopes of a glorious resurrection at the last days and as to such worldly goods and lands as God hath graciously given me, I having chiefly disposed thereof unto my several sons and daughters and to my grandchildren as by the particular deeds of gifts and bequeathments will plainly show and therefore my will is, that my several daughters hereafter mentioned, viz Ellizabeth, Hannah, Abigail, Esther, Joanna, Olive and Eunice shall be content with what each of them have already received to be in full of their portion, and do therefore ordain that neighter they nor their heirs shall have or lay any claim to any estate after my deceased. Secondly, my will is that that the children of my son John Curtiss, deceased having already received by deed of gift and particular bequeathments whatever I design for to give them my will that they and each of them shall forever hereafter remain contented with what each of them have already received--and never have any portion out of my estate after my death. Thirdly, as I am so far advanced in years that I am past all labour and haveing my whole dependence for the support of my life, upon my children, I do therefore ordain and appoint that my three surviving sons, viz Nathan, Peter, and David shall equally and conjunctly pay and defray the charge of providing neccesaries for the comfortable support of my life, while God is pleased to continue me in being and having reserved yet in my hands sundry pieces of land, that are not yet disposed of by any deed of gift whatsoever I do therefore add to my son Nathan Curtiss over and above what he hath already received by deed of gift, that five acres of meadow lying in the old field so called, bounded South on the River Eastward on James Kason, Northward on highway or Timothy Hinman's land, and Westward on Capt Knowles' land to be to him, his heirs and assignes forever. Also I give and bequeath to my son Peter Curtiss over and above what he hath already received of deed of gift five acres of meadow from the South end of the Meadow called the Long Meadow, bounded eastward on the River, Southward on Eleazer Hinman's land, Northward and West on his own land, to be to him and his heirs forever; and lastly I do give and bequaeth unto my son David Curtiss all the land as yet undivided of lying at Walnut Tree Hill, bounded Northward on Deacon Hinman's land, Southwardly on Nathan Curtiss' land, West and East on Highway and also that piece of land where Holebrook's Mill now stands, if ever it shall return to me or any estate, to be to him his heirs and assignes forever; hereby renoucing all other wills and testaments by me made heretofore I satify and confirm this to be my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of February Anno Domino 1754 Signed, Sealed, in presence of us who as evidence signed the same in the presence of the testator and heard him pronounce the same to be his last will and testament. Benjamin Stiles John Curtiss Seal Daniel Sherman Joseph Perry This Codicil made and added to the above written will foreasmuch as I have neglected to appoint some meet person to execute my last will and testament above written, I do therefore order my son Nathan Curtiss to be the sole executor of my above written will as witnesseth my hand and seal on the day of the date above written John Curtiss Seal The codicil added to the above written will signed in presence of us, Benjamin Stiles Joseph Perry
    Person ID  I1630  Jacobson/Dickson
    Last Modified  5 Jul 2006 

    Father  Lieutenant Israel CURTISS, (31),   b. 3 Apr 1644, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1704, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rebecca BEARDSLEY,   b. 1650, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1739, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F781  Group Sheet

    Family  Johanna BURR,   b. 1676, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1749, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth CURTIS,   c. 26 Sep 1697,   d. 14 May 1738
     2. Hannah CURTIS,   b. 1 Nov 1699, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Eliakim CURTIS,   b. 2 Feb 1702, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1702, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elnathan (Nathan) CURTISS,   b. 2 Feb 1702, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1761
     5. Abigail CURTISS,   b. 29 Feb 1704
     6. Esther CURTISS,   b. 5 Apr 1706,   d. 15 Feb 1743
     7. Johanna CURTISS,   b. 5 Sep 1708,   d. 16 Jan 1802
     8. John CURTISS,   b. 3 Feb 1711,   d. 22 Jul 1743
     9. Olive CURTISS,   b. 6 May 1713,   d. 26 Sep 1749
     10. Peter CURTISS,   b. 1 Jan 1716,   d. 12 Mar 1775
     11. David CURTISS,   b. 21 Jan 1718,   d. 15 Sep 1782
    >12. Eunice CURTISS, 185,   b. 20 Mar 1720, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F20  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Comp of Genealogy Volume 7, pg 823.
      This is one source for John Curtis and his children

    2. [S6] Geneology of Connecticut, pg 1176.
      This is one source for John Curtis and his children

    3. [S5] Randall & Allied Families, F.A. Randall, (1943), Pgs 405 and 407.
      This is one source for John Curtis and his family

    4. [S1] History of Ancient Woodbury, William Cothren, (1848), ?.
      This is one source for John Curtis and his family

    5. [S17] Curtis Family Genealogy Forum, John Slayton email as of 12/1999 was onequest@juno.com, (http://genforum.genealogy.com/curtis/messages/1450.html).

    6. [S4] Town of Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Volume 1 (1650-1684), County Records?, pg 34.
      John Curtiss ye son of Israell Curtiss was born ye first week in October: one thousand six hundred seventy 1670:

    7. [S2] Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, 1st Congregational Church Records Volume 1 (1670-1829), ?.
      1685 May 24 Grandchildren of Capt Curtiss were baptized

    8. [S3] Woodbury, Litchfield Co, Connecticut (1683-1867), (County Records?), Pg 289.
      Ensign John Curtiss departed this life April 14th 1754