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The Curtis Family
of Tompkins County

(To be used as a guide only)

Nehemiah & Amza CURTIS who were in Tompkins County by early 1800s are belived to be the sons of David & Hannah (BRYANT) CURTIS. David was b.1712 MA and Hannah was b.3-24-1716 and d.8-2-1800 MA.

The two youngest of their 10 children were Nehemiah & Amza who were born in MA in 1757 and 1760 respectively. David was the s/o Benjamin & Mary (Besse) CURTIS, it is believed.

Nehemiah CURTIS b. ca. 1757 MA, bpt 8-14-1757. He d. 27 Jan 1825 and is buried in Ithaca City Cemetery. He married Hannah STANDISH on 27 June 1780 at Plympton, MA.  She was b.ca.1760 and d. 8 Nov 1836 and bur'd Ithaca City Cemetery, Ithaca, Tompkins Co., NY.

Believed to be their children:

David CURTIS, b.ca.1787  d.23 Mar 1823 bur'd Ithaca City Cemetery

Hannah CURTIS DOWNER b.1796 d.1858 bur'd Ithaca City Cemetery

Elbert CURTIS, M.D. b.ca 1797 d.3 Nov 1866

Dr. Elbert CURTIS (somtimes spelled CURTISS) b. ca. 1797 d. 3 Nov 1866, bur'd Curtis Cem. Danby, NY. Md1. Phebe Isabella BEERS (1803-1824) d/o Dr. Lewis BEERS & Phebe CURTIS (d/o Stephen & Sarah (JUDSON) CURTIS). Md2. Maria BUSH (1803-1838) d/o Richard & Ruah BUSH. Md3. Maria HOVEY (? -1878).

Children:

Elbert Lewis BEERS CURTIS b.9-9-1822 d.4-25-1895 md. Anna KELLOGG MILLS

Mary CURTIS b.10-30-1829 d.3-9-1911 md. Wm KELLOGG

Phebe CURTIS b.1854 d.1931 md. Llewelyn ELSBREE

Nathaniel CURTIS b.ca 1801  d.1863

John M. CURTIS, b.1805 d.21 Sep 1827

Amza CURTIS b.ca.1760 d.28 Apr 1838 bur'd Newfield Cemetery md. Catherine WELDON ca. 1786. She b. ca. 1762 and d. 17 Apr 1846 bur'd Newfield Cemetery.

Their known children;

David CURTIS b.ca.1788 d.02 Apr 1830

MaryAnn CURTIS  b. ?    d. (Tomp.Church rec shows a Mary Ann CURTIS dying April 1858)

Lucinda CURTIS  b.?      d.?

Edwin CURTIS  b. ?   d.?

Hannah CURTIS  b. ca 1802 d. 2 Apr 1823

Angeline CURTIS b. ?   d.?    md. Benjamin CLARK

I caution anyone using this data to check it against records as some assumptions have been made as to ancestry.

Material donated and transcribed by Eileen Arndt
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