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Jeremiah Curtis
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Birth: Nov. 10, 1782
New Salem
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1845
Travis County
Texas, USA

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Jeremiah Curtis (son of Moses Curtis and Mary Meacham was born March 10, 1782 in New Salem, Franklin MA/Salem, Essex Co., MA, and died September 27, 1845 in Indian Territory (OK). He married (1) Aurelia Meacham . He married (2) Ruth Stratton on April 10, 1816 in Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Notes for Jeremiah Curtis:
Jeremiah Curtis, 1782-1845, left New Salem, MA with his father and two brothers (Nahum and Jacob) about 1814 and moved to Erie County, PA. There Jeremiah married Ruth Stratton and three children were born in Erie County; Meacham, Aurelia, and Sally.

The extended family moved on the area around Pontiac, Michigan about 1822.

During the years 1831-1833 the family became associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. (Lyman, a son of Nahum, joined March 14, 1833.) The families of Jeremiah, Nahum, and Jacob settled in Caldwell County, Missouri.

Jeremiah died 29 Dec 1845 with the Lyman Wight group en route to Texas. They started their land journey in Davenport, Iowa and went west in Iowa before turning south. Jeremiah died just after the company crossed the Neosho River into Indian Territory. Jeremiah's sons, Meacham, William, Jeremiah, and Joseph Smith were in the Lyman Wight colony as well as his daughters Sarah and Eliza..

The other son, Nahum, followed Brigham Young to Utah.

My Genealogy Home Page: JEREMIAH CURTIS

He died while the colony was residing in Austin where they built and operated the first grist mill on the Texas frontier and worked at construction jobs, such as building the county jail.

Info by Terry Lee Cochran

Lyman Wight's Texas colonies has some info about Jeremiah Curtis and his family. Here is the URL:

Reason This Source Is Attached
This book includes a number of references to members of the Curtis family. See page 63 for an account of the death of Jeremiah Curtis. He died while the colony was residing in Austin where they built and operated the first grist mill
on the Texas frontier and worked at construction jobs, such as building the county jail
Jeremiah Curtis 1 2 12 Gem Circles confirmed SmartMatches

Birth: 10 May 1782 in New Salem, Franklin, MA
Death: 27 Sep 1845 in Austin, , TX
Sex: M
Father: Moses CURTIS b. 24 Feb 1747 in Boxford, Essex, MA
Mother: Mary MEACHAM b. 20 Jul 1746 in New Salem, Frnkln, MA

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Christening: 10 May 1782 New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts
Burial: 27 Sep 1845 TX
LDS Endowment: 16 May 1883
LDS Sealing Child: ARIZO
LDS Baptism: 18 Nov 1832 (Self)
Ancestral File #: 3K0R-0F

Spouses & Children
Ruth Stratton (Wife) b. 23 Feb 1795 in New Salem, Franklin, MA

Children not listed below: Sally Curtis, Ruth Curtis, Stratton Curtis, Harriet Eliza Curtis Bird and Jeremiah Curtis 
Family links: 
  Ruth Stratton Curtis (1795 - 1859)
  Meacham Curtis (1817 - 1887)*
  Louisa Aurelia Curtis Houghton (1819 - 1845)*
  William Curtis (1826 - 1912)*
  Mary Curtis Markham (1832 - 1900)*
  Sarah Curtis Brace (1835 - 1897)*
  Joseph Smith Curtis (1837 - 1915)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Jan 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83918967

The LDS publication states on page 63 that Jeremiah was died and as buried in Austin , Texas on 27 Sept 1845...Johnson, M. C. (2006). Polygamy on the Pedernales: Lyman Wight's Mormon Villages in Antebellum Texas, 1845-1858. Logan: Utahurlhttp://digitalcom...(Read more)
- Terry Lee Cochran
 Added: Aug. 7, 2014

- Rhonda
 Added: Jan. 23, 2012

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