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Sgt John Curtiss, Jr
Birth: 1611, England
Death: Dec. 6, 1707
Stratford
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

~MY ANCESTOR~
He was christened on Dec. 26, 1612 in England. (1612 England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NYN9-WNG : accessed 7 May 2016), John Curtis, 26 Dec 1612; citing ST ANDREW BY THE WARDROBE,LONDON,LONDON,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 374,343.
Thanks to Marita Gladson)
The son of JOHN and ELIZABETH (HUTCHINS) CURTISS, he married ELIZABETH WELLES, daughter of ROBERT & ALICE (HUNT) WELLES and sister of GOV. THOMAS WELLES (also my ancestor), in 1640. Two of their children are my ancestors, ENSIGN JOSEPH CURTISS and ELIZABETH (CURTISS) WELLES.

John Jr. came to America on the "SAFETY" in 1635 at about 24 years of age. This would have been 2 years after his parents came.

John, Jr.'s family was in Weathersfield in 1637/8 and had removed to Stratford by 1650 with his widowed mother & his brother, William. By October of 1669, his name was listed as one of the freemen of Stratford, Conn. He was a Sgt. in the Trainband at Stratford and served in King Philip's War.
When the town of Stratford decided to build a new Meeting House in 1678, he and his brother, William, were on the building committee and he helped with the building by carting clapboard to the site. His homelot was on the east side of High Street opposite the Commons.

Sgt. John Curtiss died at age 95 years. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Curtiss (1577 - 1639)
  Elizabeth Hutchins Curtiss (____ - 1658)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Welles Curtiss (1614 - 1682)
 
 Children:
  Israel Curtis (1644 - ____)*
  Thomas Curtis (1648 - 1736)*
  Joseph Curtiss (1650 - 1729)*
  Benjamin Curtiss (1652 - 1733)*
  Hannah Curtiss Lewis (1654 - 1728)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Curtiss (1611 - 1707)
  William Curtis (1618 - 1702)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Congregational Burying Ground
Stratford
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: NO TOMBSTONE REMAINS and was not present in 1934.
 
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Jul 21, 2008
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Sgt John Curtiss, Jr
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Sgt John Curtiss, Jr
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My 13th Great Grandfather
- Dawn Haase
 Added: Feb. 22, 2017

- kate
 Added: Dec. 30, 2016
My 9th great grandfather, may you rest in eternal peace.
- Sally Davis
 Added: Oct. 18, 2016
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