County Clare, Ireland
|Death: ||Apr. 10, 1842|
He was the great grandson of Augustine and Anna McDonough grandson of Roland and Ellen O Laoghlin Curtin and son of Austin and Mary O Laoghlin Curtin. His mother was an aunt of Sir Michael O Laoghlin baronet. After obtaining his preparatory education at Ennis, he attended Surgeons hail Dublin and upon graduation received a commission as surgeon in the Royal navy. He came to America in 1807. To become more proficient in the science of medicine of the new world he spent 2 years at the University of Pennsylvania under the instruction of such distinguished physicians as Drs. Benjamin Rush (Signer of the Declaration of Independence) and Casper Wister, receiving his medical degree from that institution in 1809.
He then settled in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania where he successfully practiced his profession for over a third of a century. He was surgeon to a regiment of drafted militia from Centre Mifflin and Huntingdon counties in the war of 1812 and was also appointed surgeon to the state militia by Gov. Wolf. In June 1810, he was married to Martha Potter Gregg. In 1830, Dr. Curtin was married to Mary Anne Kinne whose ancestors for six generations lived in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Her grandfather Rev Aaron Kinne was chaplain at Fort Griswold Conn at the time of its surrender to the British Sept 6 1781. Dr. Curtin was a brother of Roland whose son Andrew Gregg Curtin was the great war governor of Pennsylvania.
Mary Anne Kinne Irvin (1802 - 1878)
Martha Gregg Curtin (1791 - 1829)
Roland Gideon Curtin (1839 - 1913)*
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Record added: Apr 28, 2013
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