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Curtis Family of Wilkes County, NC, TN, and Indiana

It is believed that Joshua Curtis was of English descent and served first as an Ensign and later as Lieutenant during the Revoluntionary War. He was born about 1732 and died in Davidson County, TN in 1818. His wife was Mary Clark. Many of his descendants live in Wilkes County, North Carolina, Tennessee and Indiana.

First Generation

Children of Joshua Curtis and Mary Clark
Samuel Curtis (1756-1853) m. Susan Cottrell (1844), d/o Thomas Cottrell (m. 1788)
Joshua Curtis m. Nancy Cottrell, d/o Thomas Cottrell (lived in Indiana)
William Curits m. Edy Cottrell, d/o Thomas Cottrell
Rebecca Curtis m. Mr. Cottrell (?)
Anna Curtis m. Mr. Ward
Susanna Curtis (1784) m. Ezra Stonecipher
Rachel Curits (did not marry)
Mary Curtis (did not marry)
Nancy Curtis m. John H. Stonecipher
Phoebe Curtis possibly married Samuel Stonecipher


Second Generation

Children of Samuel Curtis and Susan Cottrell
Sara Curtis
Susan Curtis (1792-1882) m. John Pennell (1789-1864)
Edith (Edy) Curtis (1801) m. John Roane
James Curtis (1799) m. Miss Hughes
Joshua Curtis (1803-1892) m. Salley Coffey (moved to Owen County, IN)
William Curtis (?-bef. 1850) m. 1) Coffey; 2) Cottrell
Jennie Curtis m. 1) Franklin Berry; 2) Mr. Aloway
Hezekiah Curtis (1810-1901) m. Celia Coffey (1813-1899)

Thomas Cottrell Will
Samuel Curtis Will

Third Generation

Children of Susan Curtis and John Pennell
Harvey C. Pennell (1821-1903) m. Rachel Louise Curtis, d/o Thomas Curtis and Nancy Harmon
Samuel Pennell (1824-1863 m. Susan Green (died during Civil War)
William Curtis Pennell (1826) m. Minerva A. Carlton
John Curtis


Children of Hezekiah Curtis and Celia Coffey
Larkin Junius Curtis (1835-1864) (died during Civil War)
Adoninam Judson Curtis (1837-1926) m. 1) Rhoda Wancock Higgins; 2) Molly Starnes (moved to Spencer, IN)
Julia Curtis (1839-1901) did not marry
Finley Patterson Curtis (1841-1922) m. Selma Florentine Rosenblat (1862-1939)
Caroline (Carrie) L. Curits (ca. 1843-1893) m. William Columbus Coffey (1839)
Mattie Gertrude Curtis (1846-1931) did not marry

Personal communications with Jerry Curtis.

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