The Family Curtis


Modified Register for John CURTIS
 

 

First Generation 


1. John CURTIS was born about 1615 in England. He died about 1707.

John married Eliza WELLS . Eliza was born about 1616 in England. She died about 1682.

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John and Eliza had the following children:

+ 2 M i. Thomas CURTIS was born about 1648. He died about 1736.

3 M ii. Israel CURTIS was born on 3 Apr 1644 in Stratford, Conn..





Second Generation

2. Thomas CURTIS (John) was born about 1648. He died about 1736.

Thomas married Mary MERRIMAN daughter of Capt. Nathan or Nathaniel MERRIMAN and Joan LINES about 1674. Mary was born about 1657.

They had the following children:

+ 4 M i. Thomas CURTIS was born about 1685. He died about 1758.





Third Generation

4. Thomas CURTIS (Thomas, John) was born about 1685. He died about 1758.

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Thomas married Mary CURTIS about 1714. Mary was born estimated 1686.

They had the following children:

+ 5 M i. Thomas CURTIS III was born about 1729. He died about 1776.





Fourth Generation

5. Thomas CURTIS III (Thomas, Thomas, John) was born about 1729. He died about 1776.

Thomas married Esther BENHAM daughter of Joseph BENHAM and Hope COOK about 1751. Esther was born about 1729/1730. She died about 1802.

They had the following children:

+ 6 F i. Hannah Esther CURTIS was born on 22 Apr 1768. She died on 15 Sep 1832.





Fifth Generation

6. Hannah Esther CURTIS (Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, John) was born on 22 Apr 1768. She died on 15 Sep 1832.

Hannah married Lemuel COOK son of Henry COOK IV and Hannah BENHAM on 26 Apr 1783 in Cheshire, Conn.. Lemuel was born on 10 Sep 1759 in Northbury, (Plymouth) Conn.. He died on 20 May 1866 in Clarendon, Orleans Co. New York.

Lemuel was the Oldest and last living suvivor of the American Revolution and the last full pensioner of
that
war.He enlisted at age 16 and was wounded several times. I can picture him marching alone in parades.
He was an active Mason and a life long Domocrat. His church was Congregational. He lived in Plymouth
Conn. until 1890 when he moved to Clinton, NY. In 1795 he returned to Plymouth (then Northbury)
Conn.
and moved to Pompey, NY. In 1805, moved to North Bergen in 1821 and to Clarendon, NY. in 1832
where
he died in 1866. Resources: Sons of the American Revolution; Family Bible; Old News Papers.


Lemuel and Hannah had the following children:

7 F i. Electa COOK was born about 1786 in Clinton, NY. She died about 1804 in Pompey, Onondaga County, NY..

+ 8 M ii. Miles COOK was born on 26 Apr 1788. He died about 1875.

+ 9 F iii. Esther COOK was born on 6 Aug 1789. She died on 21 Jul 1863.

+ 10 M iv. Lemuel COOK Jr. was born before 26 Aug 1792. He died on 4 Jan 1858.

11 M v. True Worthy COOK was born in 1795 in Clinton, NY. He died on 10 Oct 1877.

True was born at Plymouth, Litohfield County, CT and went with his father to
Pompey, NY. in 1804. His wife was also born in CT. and they came to North Bergen
before 1830. In the 1840's they removed to Clarendon where they lived the
remainder of their lives. True was a very successful farmer at North Bergen
and Clarendon; he owned several bundred acres at both locations. He provided
a home for his father after he retired and diring the the last years of his life.
Although the census records show that True and Mary had a son and a daughter
no further mention of them is found after 1840, we are unable to determine either
their names or their destiny. True was active in town politics as well as family affairs.
Upon his death his entire estate went to his wife and then to the Dawson
family when she died.


True married Mary Ann DAWSON estimated 1814. Mary was born on 18 May 1800. She died on 26 May 1885.


12 M vi. Lyman COOK was born about 1799. He died in Mich..

Lyman Cook was born about 1799. Lyman died
about 1892 in Mich., at age unknown. He married
Amy Huling 09 Jan 1808. Amy was born 02 Feb
1789. Amy died 20 Aug 1867 in Saratoga County,
New York, at age 78. I have recently discovered
that the following information relates to another
Lyman Cook, not ours. I am not sure that I have
the spouse correct. I have kept the records in my
data base on the descendants of that Lyman Cook,
although I don't believe them to be related to
us.

I will keep looking for information on our Lyman,
who, I believe died in a poor house in Michigan.
Another rumor is Buffalo, Wisconcin and that his
wifes name was Sally (more reliable).
Born at Northbury, Connecticut the eldest of
Lemuel's children, came to New York at an early
date and settled in Saratoga County where he
lived throughout his life. Resided at Saratoga
Springs and Milton, New York. He may have moved
to Clarendon, New York for a short time but
returned to Saratoga County where all of his
children were born and where both he and Amy
died. He was a successful Farmer.


+ 13 M vii. Curtis M. COOK was born on 14 May 1802. He died on 1 Dec 1882.

+ 14 F viii. Electa COOK was born on 18 Sep 1804. She died on 12 Oct 1877.

+ 15 F ix. Hannah COOK was born in 1808. She died on 13 Feb 1832.

+ 16 M x. Gilbert COOK was born in 1810. He died on 9 Sep 1889.

+ 17 M xi. Selah COOK was born in 1812. He died on 24 Jul 1894.





Sixth Generation

8. Miles COOK (Hannah Esther CURTIS, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, John) was born on 26 Apr 1788 in Clinton, Town of Kirkland, New York. He died about 1875 in Probably Orleans County, New York.

Settlement was begun in 1787 at Clinton and it is believed that Lemuel and Hannah emigrated from
Plymouth
at that date, they returned to Connecticut before 1795 and to Pompey, New York, in 1805. Miles served
in the
New York Militia during the War of 1812 as a Private and was stationed at Sackets Harbor. His first wife
was the
daughter of Timothy and Elizabeth (Dewitt) Coleman, his second wife was the daughter of William and
Sally
(Reed) Tousley, a brother of each married Miles' younger sisters and each father-in-law served in the
Revolution. Miles remained at Pompey with his family for a number of years, coming to North Bergen,
New
York after the death of his first wife and before 1840 and was at Clarendon in 1850 where he lived the
remainder
of his life. He was a successful farmer throughout his life, his two eldest children were born at Pompey,
the
others were born at North Bergen. Miles was baptised by a Rev. Eells. The following were by his first
wife:
Dewitt, Matilda, Thomas and Curtis. The following children were by his second wife: Mary jane, Marcus,
Orson and Phebe.
Resources: 1 Society of Clinton, Town of Kirkland, New York;
2 Congregational Church of Clinton, New York;
3 Sons of the American Revolution.


Miles married (1) Matilda COLEMAN daughter of Timothy COLEMAN and Elizabeth DEWITT in 1810 in Pompey, Onondaga County, NY.. Matilda was born estimated 1789. She died about 1830.

They had the following children:

+ 18 M i. Dewitt Clinton COOK was born on 16 Aug 1813. He died on 8 Mar 1884.

+ 19 F ii. Matilda COOK was born in 1815. She died about 1894.

20 M iii. Curtis COOK .


Miles married (2) Olive TOUSLEY about 1836 in North Bergen, NY. Olive was born on 17 Sep 1803. She died on 25 Dec 1872.

They had the following children:

21 M iv. Marcus COOK was born on 22 Jan 1837 in North Bergen, NY.

Removed to Richmond, Mich.


22 F v. Mary Jane COOK was born on 11 Jan 1839 in North Bergen, NY.

Moved to Richmond Mich.


Mary married ??? RANDALL estimated 1859. ??? was born estimated 1838.

Removed to Richmond Mich.


+ 23 M vi. Orson Tousley COOK was born on 1 Aug 1842. He died on 10 May 1919.

24 F vii. Pheobe Ann COOK was born on 16 Jul 1843 in North Bergen, NY.

Moved to Richmond, Mich.


Pheobe married ??? LIBBY estimated 1863. ??? was born estimated 1842.

25 M viii. Thomas COOK was born estimated 1845 in North Bergen, NY.

Removed to Iowa.


9. Esther COOK (Hannah Esther CURTIS, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, John) was born on 6 Aug 1789 in Clinton, NY. She died on 21 Jul 1863 in Clarendon, Orleans County, NY.

Esther was born in Connecticut or New York. She was baptised by Reverend Dan
Bradley of the Congregational Church of Whitestown, New York August 26,1792 at
Clinton, New York.


Esther married Joshua COLEMAN son of Timothy COLEMAN and Elizabeth DEWITT on 1 Dec 1809 in Pompey, Onondaga County, NY.. Joshua was born on 12 Oct 1785. He died on 3 Mar 1863 in Clarendon, Orleans County, NY. He was buried in Clarendon, Orleans County, NY.

Joshua was a son of Timothy and Elizabeth (Dewitt) Coleman of Ulster County,
New York who emigrated to Pompey at an early date. Timothy was also a
Revolutionary Soldier and served in the New York Militia from
1775-1783 as a Private, an Ensign and a Lieutenant. Elizabeth
also had several brothers who were also soldiers of the
Revolution, the town of Dewitt, (near Syracuse) was named for
her family. After thier marriage Esther and Joshua resided at
Pompey and in Pennsylvania before moving to Clarendon about
1840. He was a successful farmer throughout his life, his farm
at Clarendon was on the Brown Schoolhouse Road at lot 175, he
was active in the politics of the town and served as School
Commissioner. Both died at Clarendon. Their children were born
at pompey and Pennsylvania. There may have been other
children.



Joshua and Esther had the following children:

+ 26 F i. Sally COLEMAN was born on 22 Jul 1817. She died on 23 Feb 1880.

+ 27 M ii. Spencer COLEMAN was born on 29 Nov 1818. He died about 1912.

+ 28 M iii. Simeon DeWitt COLEMAN was born on 22 Jul 1828. He died on 12 Feb 1911.

+ 29 M iv. Joshua COLEMAN Jr. was born about 1830. He died in 1896.

30 F v. Electa COLEMAN was born estimated 1832 in Genesee County, New York.
Electa married Mr. SNYDER estimated 1852. Mr. was born estimated 1831.

10. Lemuel COOK Jr. (Hannah Esther CURTIS, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, John) was born before 26 Aug 1792. He died on 4 Jan 1858.

He was baptised by the Rev. Daniel Bradley of the Whitestown
Congregational Church at Clinton. He returned to Conn. with
his father before 1795 and then to Pompey in 1804. His farm at
Pompey was adjacent to his father on Lot 51 which he retained
by mortgage after his emigration to western New York and his
arrival at Clarendon in 1828 where he lived the remainder of
his life. He was the first of our Cooks to come to Clarendon,
he was a successful farmer and was active in the politics of
the town being the first Highway Commissioner, holding this
and other offices from 1830-53. His wife was born in Conn. his
children were born at Pompey, Lois being the first at
Clarendon. Their church affiliation was Congregational.


Lemuel married Susan MASON on 19 Dec 1811 in Pompey, Onondaga County, NY.. Susan was born on 17 Feb 1793 in Clinton, Oneida County, New York. She died on 10 Oct 1871.

They had the following children:

31 F i. Rosetta Susan COOK was born about 1812 in Pompey, Onondaga County, NY.. She died on 1 Feb 1848.

+ 32 M ii. Merritt COOK was born about 1813. He died on 15 Aug 1887.

33 M iii. Chauncy Mason COOK was born about 1814 in Pompey, Onondaga County, NY.. He died on 7 Dec 1833.

34 F iv. Maryette COOK was born about 1816 in Pompey, Onondaga County, NY.. She died on 22 Jun 1847.
Maryette married Amos MATTESON .

+ 35 M v. Homer COOK was born on 14 Dec 1818. He died about Feb 1893.


36 M vi. Thomas COOK was born about 1821 in Pompey, Onondaga County, NY..

37 M vii. Charles COOK was born about 1823 in Pompey, Onondaga County, NY..

Charles married Louisa ???.


38 F viii. Louisa Mary COOK was born about Feb 1827. She died on 5 May 1828.

+ 39 F ix. Lois May COOK was born in 1829. She died in 1864.

+ 40 M x. Franklin Warren COOK was born in 1833. He died on 28 Mar 1900.

41 M xi. William Henry COOK was born about 1835 in Clarendon, Orleans County, NY.

William was a Civil War soldier.


William married Caroline A. BAKER .

42 F xii. Fanny Mary COOK was born about 1837 in Clarendon, Orleans County, NY.
Fanny married Austin HAMMOND .

13. Curtis M. COOK (Hannah Esther CURTIS, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, John) was born on 14 May 1802 in Northbury, (Plymouth) Litchfield County, Conn. . He died on 1 Dec 1882 in North Bergen, NY.

Curtis came to Pompey in Onondaga County, New York with his father in 1805. There is no
mention of Curtis at Pompey in 1818 and 1820, it is known that he was at N. Bergen in 1821
and it is believed that he came to Western New York with his future father-in-law at a much
earlier date. His wife was born at Verona, NY the Dau. of Richard Brown who was at Byron
NY in 1813 and was the first white settler of the town. Curtis purchased his first farm at
North Bergen in 1824 which he sold to his father in 1828 and purchased a larger tract nearby.
Curtis came to Clarendon in 1835, his farm was adjacent to that of his father on the South
Holley Road. Curtis was a successful farmer at both locations and was active in Clarendon
Politics, and the family were organizing members of the First Baptist Church of Sweden and
Bergen. Both Curtis and Betsy died at the homestead at Clarendon, their children were born
at North Bergen and Clarendon.


Curtis married Betsey Snow BROWN daughter of Richard BROWN about 1824 in North Bergen, NY. Betsey was born about 1804 in Verona, NY. She died on 24 Jun 1895 in Clarendon, Orleans County, NY.

They had the following children:

43 M i. Morris COOK was born on 12 Feb 1826 in North Bergen, NY. He died on 10 Mar 1826.

Died as an infant.



+ 44 M ii. Henry Morris COOK was born on 10 Feb 1827. He died on 7 Oct 1909.

45 M iii. William Franklin COOK was born on 24 Apr 1829 in North Bergen, NY.
William married Mary E. HATHAWAY .

+ 46 M iv. Willis Curtis COOK , MD was born on 25 Jun 1831. He died on 13 Apr 1920.

47 F v. Ann Hazeltine COOK was born on 22 Jul 1833 in North Bergen, NY. She died on 10 Aug 1833.

+ 48 F vi. Nancy Ann COOK was born on 18 Jan 1835. She died on 2 Nov 1892.

49 M vii. Simon Mortimer COOK was born on 18 Jul 1837 in Clarendon, Orleans County, NY. He died on 12 Aug 1837.

Died young.


+ 50 M viii. Whitney Birdwell COOK was born on 18 Jan 1839. He died on 1 Jan 1899.

51 ix. Infant COOK was born on 17 Feb 1841. Infant died on 19 Feb 1841.

Died at age 2 days.


+ 52 F x. Rosetta Hannah COOK was born on 23 Jul 1844. She died on 4 Nov 1933.

14. Electa COOK (Hannah Esther CURTIS, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, John) was born on 18 Sep 1804 in Northbury, (Plymouth) Conn. . She died on 12 Oct 1877.

Born at Pompey, Onodaga County, NY, she came to North Bergen with her
father in 1821 and later to Clarendon with her husband.


Electa married Orson TOUSLEY on 8 Sep 1824 in Clarendon, NY. Orson was born on 3 Mar 1800. He died on 5 Jun 1863.

Orson was the son of William and Sally (Reed) Towsley who came to western
N.Y. from Vermont at an early date. Wi1liam was a Revolutionary soldier aa
a drummer boy in Ira Allen's Regament of the Vermont Millitia. Orson was a
very succdessful farmer and businessman, he was active in town politics.
His farm was located on the Holley Byron Rd. near the farm of Lemuel Jr,
and he owned several other tracts of land on the Upper Holley Rd. The family
removed to Gaines in the 1850's both Electa and Orson died at Albion, their
children were all born at Claondon.


Orson and Electa had the following children:

+ 53 F i. Marion J. TOUSLEY was born on 5 Nov 1825. She died on 7 Dec 1909.

+ 54 F ii. Melissa P. TOUSLEY was born in 1827. She died in 1913.

+ 55 F iii. Sarah TOUSLEY was born on 9 Mar 1831. She died on 9 Jan 1901.


56 M iv. William Zardeus TOUSLEY was born in 1834.

Removed to Ill.


William married Harriet CARMICHAEL .

57 M v. Rathburn C. TOUSLEY was born in 1838.

Removed to Dakota


+ 58 F vi. Florence J. TOUSLEY was born on 5 Dec 1841. She died on 14 Aug 1924.

+ 59 F vii. Electa TOUSLEY was born in 1843.

60 M viii. Orson Ozias TOUSLEY was born on 5 Sep 1844. He died on 23 Feb 1846.

61 M ix. Squire Eugene TOUSLEY .

died as a child.


15. Hannah COOK (Hannah Esther CURTIS, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, John) was born in 1808 in Pompey, Onondaga County, NY.. She died on 13 Feb 1832.

Hannah us born at Pompey and came to western New York with her
father in 1821. John was born in Pennsylvania and was a farmer and
gun smith. The family resided at Batavia, NY where Edgar was born,
shortly thereafter they emigrated to Michigan and settled near Clarkston
or Ortonville in Groveland township. Hannah died very young and John
remarried, and remained in Genesee Co. throughout his life first at
Flushing and later at Hadley. Edgar had 3 brothers and 2 sisters but
he was as far as is known the only surviving child of Hannah and John.
Their daughter Hannah. was born in Mich. where she died shortly
after birth.


Hannah married John W. HOWE on 27 Dec 1827 in North Bergen, NY. John was born on 17 Feb 1803. He died on 3 Nov 1873.

They had the following children:

+ 62 M i. Edgar Sylvester HOWE was born on 7 Feb 1829. He died on 28 Nov 1897.

63 F ii. Hannah HOWE was born on 27 Apr 1831. She died on 30 Apr 1831.

16. Gilbert COOK (Hannah Esther CURTIS, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, John) was born in 1810 in Pompey, Onondaga County, NY.. He died on 9 Sep 1889.

Born at Pompey, Onondaga County, New York he came to western N.Y. with
his father and settled at Clarendon in 1832 where he lived the rest of his life.
He assisted his father in the operation of the farms at North Bergen and also
at Clarendon, purchased his own farm in 1836 and he was a very successful

farmer all his life, he owned several hundred acres of prime farm land at
Clarendon. He was very active in the town politics and held several offices to
which he had been selected and elected to by his fellow townspeople be­tween
1861 and 1877. He provided at home for his dad during his retirement years.
His first wife was the daughter of Henry Putnam of North Bergen who died giving
­birth to their 7th child, his second wife was his sis­ter-in-law who had also been
widowed. Gilbert was a member of the Orleans Pioneer Society, and a
Republican in his politics, children all born at Clarendon.


Gilbert married (1) Lucinda PUTNAM in 1834 in Clarendon, NY. Lucinda was born on 23 Dec 1819. She died on 6 Oct 1851.

They had the following children:

64 i. Orlin COOK was born in 1836. Orlin died in 1855.

65 M ii. Gustavus COOK was born on 30 May 1838. He died on 5 Jul 1846.

66 F iii. Orcelia COOK was born in Mar 1841. She died on 28 Sep 1843.

+ 67 M iv. Alphonso D. COOK was born in 1846. He died on 26 Sep 1921.

68 F v. Alice COOK was born in 1849.

A twin.


69 F vi. Lutie Ann COOK was born in 1849. She died in 1911.

A twin.


70 F vii. Ellen COOK was born in 1851. She died in 1852.


Gilbert married (2) Melissa Putnam CALHOUN estimated 1855 in Clarendon, NY. Melissa was born estimated 1815.

They had the following children:

71 M viii. Louis Putnam COOK was born in 1860.

17. Selah COOK (Hannah Esther CURTIS, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, John) was born in 1812 in Pompey, Onondaga County, NY.. He died on 24 Jul 1894.

Born at Pompey, Onondaga Co. New York he was I,emuel's youngest son, he
came to North Bergor with his father in 1821 and also to Clarendon with his
dad in 1832. He assisted his father in the operation of the farms and thru his
effort the farms prospered and they had a very successful 100 acre farm at
Clarendon on the South Holley Road at the Munger Road. In 1851 Selah
emigrated to Flint, Mich. and lived in Genesee County the rest of his life.
He owned several tracts of land in the city and in the township. He exilisted
in the Civil War 10 Sep 1861 and served for a year in Co. F 2nd Mich, Cavalry

as a wagoneer, and was given a disaility discharge by Gen. U.S. Grant
11 Sep 1862. The children were all of his first Wife who was born in
Pennsylvania, there may have been others by his 2nd and 3rd wives,
there is also mention of Abigail who may have been 4th wife.
Selah died at Flint, and was also a member the G.A.R.


Selah married (1) Mary WELDON in 1834 in Clarendon, NY. Mary was born in Jul 1801. She died on 28 Dec 1863.

They had the following children:

72 F i. Teressa COOK was born in 1836.

73 M ii. Vernon Benham COOK was born in Jun 1838.


Selah married (2) Emily PATRICK on 26 Mar 1864 in Flint, Mich.. Emily was born in 1810.


Selah married (3) Catherine J. THOMPSON on 20 Feb 1873 in Flint, Mich.. Catherine was born in 1849.


 


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