Capt William Curtis

Capt William Curtis

Birth
Harwich, Tendring District, Essex, England
Death 21 Dec 1702 (aged 83–84)
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 28967427 · View Source
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~My Curtiss Family~

Baptized in Nazing, Essex, England June 21, 1618, he came to America with his parents, JOHN & Elizabeth (Hutchins) CURTISS, settling first in Roxbury, Mass. and later in Wethersfield, where his father died.

By 1639/40 he removed to Stratford in the Colony of New Haven with his widowed mother and his brother & my ancestor, JOHN CURTISS, Jr.. His last name is often spelled "Curtice" in the records.

Although William Curtiss was given a homelot in Woodbury, Conn., there is no record that he ever lived there. By 1650, he was commissioned to Captain of the Trainband in Stratford and served in this capacity for many years. The General Court in Hartford declared in June of 1672 that Capt. NATHAN GOLD was to be the chief military officer of the colony followed by Capt. William Curtiss as his second.

In 1673 he was part of the "Grand Committee" to prepare for war with the Dutch. Two years later (1675) he was ordered to raise 60 soldiers to aid Major Treat in King Philip's War. His two sons, Joshua and Israel, were sent in the first company that went out.

Captain Curtiss married first Mary (unknown) and second Sarah (Marvin) Goodrich, widow of William Goodrich. His second wife died in 1701 and he died in 1702. His will dated Dec. 15, 1702 names children: Daniel, Ebenezer, Zachariah, Josiah, Joshua, Sarah (Curtiss) Wells, Elizabeth (Curtiss) Ross, Jonathan, and Israel.

He died aged 84 years 6 months in Stratford.


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  • Created by: Nareen, et al
  • Added: 12 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28967427
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt William Curtis (1618–21 Dec 1702), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28967427, citing Old Congregational Burying Ground, Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Nareen, et al (contributor 46613568) .