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Sarah Jane Curtis Kempton
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1847
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 12, 1939
Eden
Graham County
Arizona, USA

Sarah Jane Curtis, oldest daughter of Joseph Curtis and
Sally Ann Reed was born Sep. 28, 1847, Cag Creek, Iowa, so
came across the plains when a child. Jan. 1, 1868, she was
married to Alvin Bradford Kempton. They helped in settling many new places, building forts, making ditches, and bridges, always living on the frontier and taking part in Indian troubles, etc., with the old-timers.
When on the road to the Gila, they intended to travel
from Ft. Apache with a company of soldiers, to be safe from
indians. They were detained a day, and when they followed
the soldiers a day later, for several miles along the road they saw bodies of horses, and marks of a bloody fight the company had with a large band of Apaches that had started out on a raid.
They settled in Eden, from which place, in February,
1896, Alvin started on a two years mission to England.
He died Nov. 29, 1917, in Eden. She still lives in the old
home. They had ten children.

-Sketches of the Curtis Family
Gathered From Records, Letters,
Scraps of Paper, and Told to
S. C. Richardson
1926
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Curtis (1818 - 1883)
  Sarah A. Reed Curtis (1826 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  Alvin Bradford Kempton (1844 - 1917)
 
 Children:
  Alvin Joseph Kempton (1869 - 1935)*
  Richard Hyrum Kempton (1871 - 1933)*
  Eliza Ann Kempton Christensen (1877 - 1960)*
  Delia Caroline Kempton (1881 - 1884)*
  Laura Saphronia Kempton Mecham (1884 - 1970)*
  Zilpha Mariam Kempton Motes (1887 - 1971)*
  Heber Curtis Kempton (1890 - 1957)*
  Calvin Ira Kempton (1893 - 1973)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Jane Curtis Kempton (1847 - 1939)
  Delia Prescinda Curtis Whitehead (1849 - 1929)*
  Zilpha Zobedia Curtis Hancock (1851 - 1948)*
  Joseph H. Curtis (1852 - 1936)*
  Heber John Curtis (1856 - 1931)*
  Mary S Curtis Hancock (1858 - 1906)*
  Nahum Tillison Curtis (1863 - 1944)*
  Fredrick Reed Curtis (1866 - 1940)*
  Edward Alma Curtis (1870 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Eden Cemetery
Eden
Graham County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: JessMorr
Record added: Sep 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15607559
Sarah Jane <i>Curtis</i> Kempton
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Sarah Jane <i>Curtis</i> Kempton
Added by: JessMorr
 
Sarah Jane <i>Curtis</i> Kempton
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relationship to me granddaughter of wife of husband of sister-in-law of 1st great grand nephew of wife of brother-in-law of 1st great grand aunt of wife of 1st cousin 5x removed
- Michael J. Lanni
 Added: Mar. 29, 2014

- Donna Brockish
 Added: Jan. 18, 2014

- Karen Kempton Griffin
 Added: Mar. 17, 2011
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