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James Curtis, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1798
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1880
Holt County
Missouri, USA

Son of Seth & Jane Curtis, husband of (1) Elizabeth Suit Curtis, CHILD: Mary Jane Curtis Cain (2) Jane Beeler Curtis. CHILDREN: Thomas Beeler Curtis, John Spencer Curtis, Minerva Curtis Meyer, James Curtis, Hannah Curtis Irwin, and Rebecca Catherine Curtis Proud.

Transcribed from Holt County Sentinel April 16, 1880 page 1 - Died at the residence of his daughter Minervia Meyer, two miles north west of Oregon, Sunday, April 11, 1880 James Curtis aged eighty one years, 4 months and 26 days,thus passed away one of the old pioneers of this state and the last one of the of the first settlers of the union neighborhood. James Curtis was born in Virginia November 15, 1798, he soon after moved with his father into Bourbon county Ky., he afterward moved near the city of Indianapolis, when nearly all the ground now occupied by the magnificent city was but a field of trees, stumps and brush, and we heard him giving many interesting descriptions of that place that seem so strange ??? of the rapid growth and development of the country. He came to Missouri many years ago and has been identified with the interests of this county until his death. A man with positive character, he was an uncompromising union man during the dark days of the rebellion. A man of Charity he had no enmity for a conquered foe. A man of benevolence, he extended a helping hand to all the needy. He was a member of the Christian Church and everyone knew how faithful he was in the performance of all the duties of his position. Being conscious up to the hour of his death he longed to be released from earth. 
 
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 Parents:
  Seth Curtis (1769 - 1854)
  Jane Curtis (1768 - 1831)
 
 Spouse:
  Jane Beeler Curtis (1811 - 1879)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Jane Curtis Cain (1825 - 1922)*
  Thomas Beeler Curtis (1831 - 1891)*
  John Spencer Curtis (1832 - 1904)*
  Minerva Jane Curtis Meyer (1837 - 1919)*
  James Curtis (1839 - 1932)*
  Rebecca Catherine Curtis Proud (1849 - 1937)*
 
 Sibling:
  Job Curtis (1797 - 1858)*
  James Curtis (1798 - 1880)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Forest City
Holt County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Cheryl Behrend
Record added: May 07, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7420484
James Curtis, Sr
Added by: Cheryl Behrend
 
James Curtis, Sr
Added by: Cheryl Behrend
 
 
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