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Mary Elizabeth Still Curtis
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1838
Appomattox County
Virginia, USA
Death: unknown
Rusk County
Texas, USA

Died after 1910 census, JP 2, Rusk Co TX: Mary E Curtiss 72 VA, living with daughter, Sue E Whetstone Gray 50 TX family.

Texas death index: Mary Curtis, d. 27 Jun 1898 in Smith Co TX (she appears on 1900 census in Smith Co & 1910 census in Rusk Co)

1st husband: Perry G Whetstone
2nd husband: Benjamin Curtis: married 17 Aug 1869 in Smith Co TX

Apparently, Capt Perry Whetstone died at Camp Holmes AR during the Civil War. There was an epidemic of measles and typhoid fever in the fall of 1862 which killed 1500 soldiers from Texas & Arkansas. 1500 soldiers were buried in ummarked graves in the surrounding hills. He is believed to be buried in Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery or the surrounding hills.

Parents: William H Still & Emily L Legrand

1. Susie Emily Whetstone b. 1857 (m. John Wesley Boswell Gray)
2. Thomas Anderson Whetstone (1859-1939)
3. James Curtis 1873
4. Joseph Curtis 1875
5. Harriet Curtis 1879

1860 census, Beat 1 (Henderson), Rusk Co TX: P G Whetstone 28 TX, Mary E Whetstone 22 VA, Emma S Whetstone 2 TX, Thomas A Whetstone 1 TX, J N Still 19 VA. occ: clerk, count court

After Perry died, she remarried & lived with Benjamin Curtis

1870 census, (Troup) Canton Beat, Smith Co TX: Benjamin Curtis 52 TN, Mary 52? TN?, Susan Whetstone 13 TX, Thomas Whetstone 10, 1 domestic & 1 farm hand.

1880 census, (Troup) Canton Beat, Smith Co TX: Benjamin F Curtis 62 TN, Elizabeth Curtis 40 VA VA VA, George Curtis 32 TX (son), James Curtis 7 TX, Joseph Curtis 5 TX, Harriet Curtis 1 TX, Thomas Whetstone 20 TX TX VA (step-son), 2 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren.

I'm researching my wife's relatives and ran across your memorial for Mary E Still Curtis, with death date given as 27 Jun 1898. However, I found her in both the 1900 and 1910 US Censuses. In 1900 she is widowed with Joseph, Hattie, and Charlie living with her in Smith County, Texas. In 1910 she is living in Rusk County, Texas with her daughter (Sue E Whetstone Gray) from a previous marriage to Perry Whetstone. I have not found a specific date of death for Mary, but it looks like it would be after the 1910 Census was enumerated.

(Info from George Robbins #47367492)
Family links: 
  Perry G. Whetstone (1832 - 1862)
  Benjamin F Curtis (1818 - 1890)
  Thomas Anderson Whetstone (1859 - 1939)*
*Calculated relationship
Non-Cemetery Burial
Created by: Janet LaMotte
Record added: Mar 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86255604

- Janice Bullock
 Added: Nov. 27, 2012

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