Capt John Curtis

Capt John Curtis

Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 17 Dec 1800 (aged 90)
Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 45491891 · View Source
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John was baptized (a) in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts on March 26, 1710, the son of Thomas Curtis and Phebe Gould. He married (b) Hepzibah Hale on January 16, 1732 in Oxford, Massachusetts. Although John was elderly during the fight for independence he was a patriot and supported the Revolutionary War efforts. He was a member of the (c) Committee of Correspondence in 1775 and a (d) Selectman in 1776. Both his sons fought in the war: His oldest son Asa was a (e) sergeant, serving with Captain Nathaniel Healy's company of minute-men in Colonel Ebenezer Larned's regiment, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775. His youngest son John Jr was also a (f) sergeant and served under Captain Benjamin Richard, in Colonel Dike's regiment.

Known children of John & Hepzibah (Hale) Curtis:

1) *Mehitable, b. 23 Jul 1733 in Dudley, m. Jonathan Dennis 14 May 1752 in Dudley.
2) *Hepzibah, b. 29 Jun 1735 in Dudley, m. Abijah Newell 6 Dec 1753 in Dudley.
3) *Phebe, b. 5 Feb 1737 in Dudley, m. Samuel Healy 16 Jan 1759 in Dudley.
4) *Asa, b. 20 Aug 1742 in Dudley, m. Hannah Carriel 25 Dec 1767 in Sutton.
5) *Hannah, b. 13 Jun 1744 in Dudley, m. Pelatiah Day 1773
6) *John, b. 30 Oct 1746 in Dudley, m. 1st Phebe Keith 19 Apr 1770 in Uxbridge, m. 2nd Lydia Keith
7) *Hulda, b. 22 Nov 1748 in Dudley, m. Jonathan Shattuck 30 Nov 1769 in Dudley

(a) Vital records of Topsfield, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1848, p 32, Topsfield Births.
(b) U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
(c & d) Dudley Town Records, Vol 2, pp 165, 168
(e) Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, vol 4, p 252
(f) Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, vol 4, p 247
* Vital Records of Dudley, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849

Bio provided by Sharon "Shari" Hanson Frey
Captain John Curtis was the son of Thomas and Phoebe {Gould} Curtis and the grandson of John and Mary {Looke} Curtis. His great-grandfather was Zaccheus Curtis, the first of this family branch to arrive in the New World aboard the ship "James" that sailed from Southampton on 5 April 1635 for Salem in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. Capt. John was a Committee of Correspondence Member during the War for Independence and he served as selectman for the Town of Dudley. It is believed that he saw action in the French & Indian War. In 1936 the General Ebenezer Learned Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, who were commemorating graves of Revolutionary soldiers, placed bronze S. A. R. markers at both his grave site and that of his son Lt. John Curtis buried in the same plot.

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  • Created by: Cindy Allen Bertino
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Curtis (26 Mar 1710–17 Dec 1800), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45491891, citing Albee-Durfee Cemetery, Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Cindy Allen Bertino (contributor 47118800) .