Artemas Curtis

Artemas Curtis

Male 1787 - 1874  (86 years)

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  • Name Artemas Curtis  [1, 2
    Born 09 Jul 1787  Westchester County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 May 1874  Granby, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mt Adnah Cemetery Fulton, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8220405164  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2012 

    Father Peter Curtis 
    Mother Unknown Unknown,   b. Unknown 
    Family ID F7500745204  Group Sheet

    Family Clarissa Harlan Lee,   b. 4 Jul 1790, Sheshequin, Bradford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1875, Granby, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 15 Aug 1813 
    Notes 
    Children 
     1. William Pierre Curtis,   b. 15 Mar 1815, Auburn, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1864  (Age 48 years)
     2. Dorlesky Abigail Curtis,   b. 10 Dec 1816, Locke, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1883, Granby, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Darwin Pulaski Curtis,   b. 19 Dec 1818, Auburn, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, Granby, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 83 years)
     4. Ann Clarissa Curtis,   b. 9 Apr 1821, Granby, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1904, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Lawrence Lee Curtis,   b. 07 Jul 1823, Granby, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1904, Russell, Russell County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Elizabeth Lodisky Curtis,   b. 2 Mar 1825, Granby, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Artemas Burton Curtis,   b. 1 Jun 1826, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1844  (Age 17 years)
     8. Martha Louisa Curtis,   b. 30 Aug 1829, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1917, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     9. Jane Lucinda Curtis,   b. 1 Jun 1832, Fulton, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1903, Atlantic (?) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F7500745196  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 Jul 1787 - Westchester County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 May 1874 - Granby, Oswego County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mt Adnah Cemetery Fulton, Oswego County, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Artemus Curtiss
    Artemus Curtiss
    I have forgotten who gave me this photo. Please contact me so I can give you credit.

  • Notes 
    • All information on the family of Artemus Curtis/Curtiss came from:

      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brendablack&id=I216 Brenda B Watson.

      She allowed the download of GEDCOMs from her Rootsweb site.



      All of her stated information gave websites she obtained her info from.





    • Dorleski's father-in-law, about 1820 Nehemiah B. Northrop built a nail factory at the falls (Granby)
      Among other settlers of the town prior to 1830 were L. L. Curtiss??
      http://history.rays-place.com/ny/granby-ny.htm
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      Seamen's Protection Certificate Register Database
      http://www.mysticseaport.org/Library/initiative/ProtectionIndex.cfm
      http://www.mysticseaport.org/Library/initiative/ProtectionDetail.cfm?id=865

      Westchester Co., New York Curtis, Artemas 24
      Port Issued: New Haven

      Artemas Curtis
      Birth Place: Westchester Co., New York
      Age: 24Complexion: Height: Hair: Eyes: Other:

      Certificate Information:
      Customs District: New Haven
      Date Issued: 12/18/1811
      Certificate Number: 156

      Background
      In response to the impressment (act or policy of seizing people or property for public service or use) of American seamen by British ships, Congress passed an "Act for the Relief and Protection of American Seamen" in 1796. The Act required customs collectors to maintain a record of all United States citizens serving on United States vessels. Each seaman, once registered with the customs collector, was given a Seaman's Protection Certificate. These certificates vouched for the citizenship of the individual and included identifying information such as age, height, complexion, place of birth, and in some cases eye and hair color. The intention of these certificates was to discourage impressment. Although important documents it appears that seaman often misplaced theirs. At the very least there are several issued in consecutive years to what appear to be issued to the same person.
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      Connection?
      LL Curtiss is found in next County, Oneida:
      1790 - "Judge Henry WILLIAMS was the first permanent settler of this town (Camden, N.Y.). Jesse CURTISS, father of Jesse CURTISS, Esq., of Clinton, came to the town and erected a saw mill (on Fish Creek) previously to the arrival of Judge WILLIAMS, but his family did not arrive until afterwards. The frame of this saw mill was raised by eight persons, viz;--- Maj. Jesse CURTISS and his son Elisha, Samuel ROYCE, Esq., Aaron MATTHEWS, Esq., and his two sons Aaron and Lyman, and son-in-law CHURCH, and daughter Rosetta. --- The first settlers were Henry WILLIAMS, Levi MATTHEWS, Daniel PARKE, Seth DUNBAR, Joel DUNBAR, Aaron MATTHEWS, Thomas COMSTOCK, Jesse CURTISS, Elihu CURTISS (father of Gen. Lyman CURTISS), Samuel ROYCE, Noah TUTTLE, Andrew TUTTLE, Benjamin BARNES, Benjamin BARNES, Jun., Philip BARNES, Israel STODDARD, and Mr. CARRIER." Pomroy Jones, ANNALS and RECOLLECTIONS of ONEIDA COUNTY (1851), p.132.
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~nylewis/weiman.htm

      In 1854 he purchased of Gen. Lyman Curtis, ex sheriff of Oneida county, his interest in the flouring and grist mills in Camden and became a partner of F. H. Conant, who, two years later, sold out to Thomas Stone, a brother-in-law of Mr. Penfield.
      http://home.comcast.net/~richardson156/penfieldtd.html
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      ?? No
      Richard Curtice, Master Mariner
      http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=29011&iid=dvm_GenMono008228-00003-1&sid=&gskw=&cr=1
      Not found here/ Only Artemas, the surveyor.
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      ?? No
      Genealogy of the Curtiss-Curtis Family
      Curtiss, Frederic Haines,. A genealogy of the Curtiss family : being a record of the descendants of widow Elizabeth Curtiss who settled in Stratford, Conn., 1639-40. Boston: Rockwell and Churchill Press, 1903.
      http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=15705&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0
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      ??
      New England Historic Genealogical Society Harlow D. Curtis, A Genealogy of the Curtiss-Curtis Family . ... (New York, 1897). East Granby. Albert C. Bates, Sundry Vital Records of . . . East Granby . ...
      nehgs.org/research/Database/legislators/bibliography_786_13.asp?print=1 - 141k -

      ??
      CURTISS. Frederic H. Curtiss, A Genealogy of the Curtiss Family . . . (Boston, 1903).
      CURTISS. Harlow D. Curtis, A Genealogy of the Curtiss-Curtis Family . . . A Supplement . . . (Ann Arbor, 1953).

      A Genealogy of the Curtiss Family
      No Artemas Listed!
      http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=15705&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0


      Re: NY Curtis family
      lillian997 (View posts) Posted: 11 Feb 2007 6:38PM GMT
      Classification: Query
      Surnames:
      The only Artemas Curtis I can find in my book by Harlow Curtis was born on june 6, 1828 and died June 19, 1900 so guess this is not the Curtis family you are looking for. I've also checked all the other names you listed and there were no other matches. Sorry, wish I could be of more help. C. B., M.D.
      There was a Stanley Artemas Burt born in July 26, 1860. I cannot find any Artemas sons of Artemas born 1828. C. Burn, M.D.

      ???
      Earliest Probates

      http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:Iwxw3p4X9KgJ:carolinehistorian.org/early%2520wills.xls+%22artemas+curtis%22+Cayuga&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us

      NAME RESIDENCE STATUS PROBATE DATE LEGETEES / REMARKS ADM / EX WITNESSES

      192 THOMPSON, Jared Ulysses Will--Jan 30, 1813 Apr 7, 1813 Wife: Grace. Son: Isaac. Daughters: Lovinda; Lydia; Harriet; Harriet; Sally, all Thompson. Exs: Grace Thompson; Saml. Weyburn Jr., Daniel & Samuel Thompson Artemas Curtis; Zuriel Curtis; Saml. Weyburn Jr.
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      JURY LIST ULYSSES, SENECA CO., NY 1815 OMITTED
      1815 ZURIEL CURTIS, carpenter
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyseneca/ulys1815.htm

      Zurial Curtis found in: US - Census Index (1820)
      Township: Scipio County: Cayuga
      State: New York Page: 206 Roll: 68 Image Number: 117.00

      Zurial Curtis found in: US - Census Index (1840)
      Township: Avon County: Oakland State: Michigan

      Artemas Curtis found in: US - Census Index (1850)
      Township: Flint County: Genesee State: Michigan
      ?????

      Zurial Curtis found in: US - Census Index (1850)
      Township: New Haven County: Huron State: Ohio

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      Beulah Russell 1797 - 1885 b: January 18, 1797 in Connecticut d: December 16, 1885 in New Haven, Twp, Huron Co., Ohio
      m.
      Zuriel Curtis 1789 - 1861 b: June 12, 1789 in Stretsbury, Massachuetts m: April 14, 1814 d: March 31, 1861 in New Haven,Twp., Huron Co., Ohio
      http://wiborgfamily.net/Worksheets/Roswell_Russell.htm


      1820 United States Federal Census
      Name: Zurial Curtis
      Township: Scipio
      County: Cayuga
      State: New York


      American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
      Name: Zurial Curtis
      Birth Date: 179?
      Birthplace: Massachusetts
      Volume: 38
      Page Number: 458
      Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 12 Apr 1922, 96

      I have the book about the Curtis family written by Harlow Curtis. This familiy started out in Salem, Mass. and worked their way down thru Connecticut and NY State. Our Curtis family are from Broome Co., Cayuga Co., Chenango Co, Ostego Co, Orange Co., Tioga Co, Erie Co., Steuben Co, Columbia Co., Oneida Co, Montgomery Co. and Chatauqua Co. Our closest relatives were from the Gloversville, NY region. This was a traveling family. I looked thru Harlow Curtis' book
      http://boards.ancestry.com/postmessage.aspx?p=surnames.curtis&m=1984

      ?????
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      John Lee of Farmington, Hartford Co, Conn and His Descendants
      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/_glc_/5265/index.html

      Page 186
      Oshkosh, Wis. 6th Gen. 473. ANN C., dau. of Clarissa Harlan (Lee) 140, and Artemas Curtiss, (gr-dau. of Ebenezer Lee 47), born at Granby, N. Y., April 9, 1821, married ...

      CURTISS. Fulton, N. Y. 6th Gen.
      470. WILLIAM P., son of Clarissa Harlan (Lee) 140, and Artemas Curtiss (grandson of Ebenezer Lee 47), born at Auburn, N. Y., March 15, 1815, married March, 1841, Hannah L. Crombie, born at New Boston, N. H., Dec. 13, 1816. He was a lawyer, surrogate for Oswego Co., N. Y., and Representative to the Legislature. Died Jan. 24, 1864. She died in Aug. 1843. Chil
      7th Ge
      904. I. FRANCES A., born Jan. 17, 1842; m. Aug. 3, 1876, at Brookly
      N. Y., Francis David, a lawyer at Phoeni
      N. Y., and Surrogate of Oswego Co.

      NORTHRUP. Oswego, N. Y. 6th Gen.
      471. DORLESKI ABIGAIL, dau. of Clarissa Harlan (Lee) 140, and Artemas Curtiss, (gr-dau. of Ebenezer Lee 47), born at ....

      *** (Only ref. in book to Artemas being the grandson of of Ebenezer Lee)

      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/_glc_/5265/5265_185.html

      Page 263
      CURTISS. 5th Gen.
      140. CLARISSA HARLAN, dau. of Ebenezer 47, and Martha (Parsons) Lee, born at Shoshoquin, Luzerne Co., Pa., July 4, 1790, married Aug. 15, 1813, Artemas Curtiss. She died Jan. 22, 1875. Children:

      6th Ge
      470. I. WILLIAM P., born March 15, 1815.*
      471. II. ABIGAIL D., " Dec. 13, 1816.*
      472. III. DARWIN P., " " 19, 1818.*
      473. IV. ANN CLARISSA, " April 9, 1820.*
      474. V. LAWRENCE LEE, " July 5, 1822.*
      475. VI. ELIZABETH L., " March 3, 1824.*
      476. VII. ARTEMAS BURTON, " June 1, 1826; d. 1844.
      477. VIII. MARTHA LOUISA, " Aug. 30, 1829.*
      478. IX. LUCINDA JANE, " June 1, 1832; m. Dr. Fayet
      Parsons, Adair, Mich.
      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/_glc_/5265/5265_154.html

      Page 316

      SALMON. Granby, N. Y.; Omaha, Neb. 6th Gen.
      477. MARTHA LOUISA, dau. of Clarissa Harlan (Lee) 140, and Artemas Curtiss, (gr-dau. of Ebenezer Lee 47,) born Aug. 30, 1829, married March 13, 1850, Lyman Salmon, at Granby, N. Y.
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      History of Camden, Oneida, NY
      Early Settlement of the Town
      The first permanent settler of this town was Judge Henry Williams. Following Williams, came ...... Jesse & Elihu Curtiss
      The first Congregational Church of Camden was organized in Paris, on the 19th of Feb 1798 by Rev Steele...
      Camden was formed from the town of Mexico 1799...
      Elihu Curtiss kept the first hotel
      The village officers have been.... 1835 - Lyman Curtiss
      Supervisors - Ambrose Curtiss, Elihu Curtiss, B.A. Curtiss
      First marriage - Elihu Curtiss & Anna Northrup

      http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=13698&iid=dvm_LocHist003586-00282-0&sid=&gskw=henry+smith&cr=1
      http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=13698&iid=dvm_LocHist003586-00281-0&sid=&gskw=henry+smith&cr=1

      Jesse & Lyman Curtiss
      http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookView&ti=0&dbid=13698&iid=dvm_LocHist003586-00284-0&fn=george&ln=smith&pid=487
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      LANDMARKS OF OSWEGO COUNTY NEW YORK
      EDITED BY JOHN C. CHURCHILL, LL.D.
      ASSISTED BY H. PERRY SMITH AND W. STANLEY CHILD
      SYRACUSE, N. Y.
      D. MASON & COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1895

      FAMILY SKETCHES. 199
      Curtis, Darwin P., born at Auburn, N. Y., December 19, 1818, has lived an active life, most of which has been spent in Granby. His paternal grandfather was Philip Van Courtlandt, not only a prominent figure in the Revolution, but at one time a large owner in this immediate vicinity, and it is upon a remnant of that estate that our subject now resides. Darwin Curtis is the son of Artemas Curtis who located in Granby in 1819. He was one of the organizers of the town and was its first clerk. Darwin married in 1847 Sarah Miller of Oswego Falls, by whom he had three children, two died in infancy, and Eugene, born January 8, 1849. He married Frances Mead of Fulton and now operates the homestead farm. Mr. Curtis has but recently secured an authentic copy of the somewhat famous painting, representing Washington’s farewell to his officers, with General Van Courtlandt in the foreground.

      http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/bookview.aspx?dbid=13008&iid=dvm_LocHist003302-00638-1&desc=Artemas+Curtis&rc=
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      1820 Federal Census Town of Granby, Oswego County, NY
      Page # Surname First Name Male - 10 Male 10-16 Male 16-18 Male 18-26 Male 26-45 Male 45+ Female - 10 Female 10-16 Female 16- 26 Female 26-45 Female 45+
      1237 Curtis Artemus 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
      1237 Northrup Nehemiah 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyoswego/towns/granby/1820census.html


      1820 Census:Oswego Co., NY Pg 012, Granby Township ID NY320310718New York, OSWEGO, Roll 79 Book 1, Page 19
      Isaac ?? GiddingsNehemiah Northrup

      1830 United States Federal Census Record
      Artemas Crliss (NOTE SPELLING)
      Name: Crliss , Artemas Township: Granby
      County: Oswego State: New York

      1850 Census
      Oswego Co., NY Pg 012, Granby Township ID NYS6a737634
      Artemus CurtisAge: 64 Estimated birth year: abt 1786
      Birth place: New York Gender: Male
      Home in 1850: Granby, Oswego, New York

      1860 United States Federal Census Record
      Name: Artimas Curtiss Age in 1860: 74 Birthplace: NY
      Home in 1860: Granby, Oswego, New York
      Gender: Male Head of Household: Artimas Curtiss
      Household
      Artimas Curtiss Granby, Oswego, NY 74 1785 New York Male
      Clarissa Curtiss Granby, Oswego, NY 69 1790 New York Female
      Jane L Curtiss Granby, Oswego, NY 28 1831 New York Female
      Post Office: Fulton
      &
      1860 Census:Curtiss, Artemas
      NY OSWEGO CO. GRANBY TWP 433 1860

      1870 NY Census:New York, OSWEGO, Granby7/16/1870
      Curtis, Artemus, 82, Retired farmer, b. in NY
      Curtis, Clarissa, 78, Keeping House, b. in NY
      Curtis, Lucinda, 38, At House, b. in NY

      1870 New York Census
      Name: Artemus Curtis Estimated Birth Year: abt 1788
      Age in 1870: 82 Birthplace: New York
      Home in 1870: Granby, Oswego, New York
      Race: White Gender: Male
      Post Office: South Granby
      Family and neighbors:
      Artemus Curtis Granby, Oswego, NY abt 1788 New York White Male
      Clarissa Curtis Granby, Oswego, NY abt 1792 New York White Female
      Lucinda J Curtis Granby, Oswego, NY abt 1832 New York White Female
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      1870 Curtis & Curtiss in Granby, Oswego, NY
      Artemus Curtis - Granby, Oswego, NY abt 1788 New York White Male
      Clarissa Curtis - Granby, Oswego, NY abt 1792 New York White Female
      Darvin Curtis - Granby, Oswego, NY abt 1819 New York White Male
      Eugene Curtis - Granby, Oswego, NY abt 1849 New York White Male
      Lucinda J Curtis - Granby, Oswego, NY abt 1832 New York White F
      Sarah Curtis - Granby, Oswego, NY abt 1822 New York White Female Ansis Curtiss - Granby, Oswego, NY abt 1827 New York White F
      Clinton F Curtiss - Granby, Oswego, NY abt 1856 New York White M
      Lawrence Curtiss - Granby, Oswego, NY abt 1825 New York White M

      Town of Granby Public Officials
      Supervisors --- Amory Howe, 1838-39; Charles Howe, 1865
      Town Clerks --- Nehemiah B. Northrop, 1819; Artemus Curtis, 1822; Artemas Curtis, 1825-28; Benj. R. Howe, 1864; Amory L. Howe, 1866; B.R. Howe, 1867-72; C.A. Northrop, 1873-74; B.R. Howe, 1875; END
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyoswego/granby/granby.html

      A newspaper in Oswego County, Artemus Curtiss was being sued by Gilbert Van Wyck over ownership of 600 acres. I believe the dates were 1846 - 1848. Gilbert is the son of Catherine Van Cortlandt and Abraham Van Wyck. Artemus apparently lost the 600 acres. She thinks there might be a tie between these 2 families.
      Source: RBA

      Town of Granby Public Officials http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyoswego/towns/granby/
      TOWN OF GRANBY, OSWEGO CO., N. Y.
      Town Clerks --- Nehemiah B. Northrop, Artemus Curtis, 1822; ; Artemas Curtis, 1825-28; Benj. R. Howe, 1864; Amory L. Howe, 1866; B.R. Howe, 1867-72; C.A. Northrop, 1873-74; B.R. Howe 1875

      History of Oswego County, N. Y., 1789 – 1877, published by Everett & Ferriss, 1878. It is a list of the “Names of Citizens, Who Assisted and Contributed Towards The Publication of the "History of Oswego County, with Personal Statistics.” For further information on any of the names, please contact the local Historical Society or Town Historian.
      Curtiss, L.L., Boating and Farmer, Granby, b. Oswego Co., N.Y., s. 1823, p.o. add. Oswego Falls. (This might be Lawrence Lee Curtiss..)

      This may be incorrect re: birthplace
      Artemas Curtis
      Artemas Curtis, born 1793 in CT; died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in Granby, Oswego County, N. Y. He married (1) Clarissa Harlow Lee August 15, 1813. She was born July 4, 1790 in Shoshoquin, Luzerne Co., PA, and died January 22, 1875. She was the daughter of Sgt. Ebenezer Lee and Martha Parsons.

      Notes for Artemas Curtis: Also spelled Artemas Curtiss http://www.familytreemaker.com/_glc_/5265/5265_154.html

      Town of Granby Public Officials Supervisors - Amory Howe, 1838-39; Charles Howe, 1865;
      Town Clerks --- Nehemiah B. Northrop, 1819; Artemus Curtis, 1822, Artemas Curtis, 1825-28; Benj. R. Howe, 1864; Amory L. Howe, 1866; B.R. Howe, 1867-72; C.A. Northrop, 1873-74; B.R. Howe, 1875; http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyoswego/granby/granby.html

      http://www.familytreemaker.com/cgi-bin/glchit.pl?file=%2F_glc_%2F6121%2F6121_1782.html&query=Artemus%20Curtis%20#REC146066
      1820 NY Census Index
      Curtis, Artemus NY OSWEGO CO. GRANBY 012 1820

      http://www.familytreemaker.com/cgi-bin/glchit.pl?file=%2F_glc_%2F6224%2F6224_9565.html&query=Artemus%20Curtis%20#REC784327
      1850 NY Census Index
      Curtis, Artemus NY OSWEGO CO. GRANBY 021 1850

      Database: 1790-1870 New York Census Index
      Year 1820 1850
      Surname Curtis Curtis
      Given Name (s) Artemus Artemus
      County Oswego County Oswego County
      State NY NY
      Page 012 021
      Township or Other Info Granby Granby
      Record Type Federal Population Schedule Federal Population Schedule
      Database NY 1820 Federal Census Index NY 1850 Federal Census Index
      ID# NY320310718 NYS6a737634

      More About Artemas Curtis:
      Award/Distinction: Bet. 1822 - 1828, Granby Public Officials Supervisor
      Census: 1820, Oswego Co., NY Pg 012, Granby Township ID NY320310718
      Mission (LDS): Named spelled Artimus b 1793 in CT


      11/21/02RBA
      One exception to your notes that popped out, though, - according to the Oswego County burial records for Artemus Curtiss - he was born in what became Greene County, New York. At the time of his birth it was still Albany County - and the township would have been somewhere near Freehold. His birthdate is July 9, 1787 - per same records, and death date May 14, 1874 in Granby. His first son William P. Curtiss had Artemus and Clarissa's remains transferred from the "old" Cemetery to Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton, Oswego Co., NY in Fulton, Oswego County New York. He (William) and his three wives are buried in the same plot as Artemus' and Clarissa. After reading several histories on Greene County, New York, my guess is that Peter Curtiss is Artemus' father, but I've been unable to prove that. In an obit for Frances Clara Bowen Shepard, she states that she is directly related to the Van Cortlandt's of Cortlandt Manor, New York, but researching that family hasn't turned up any proof either. I have a bio (on my grandfather DeWitt) that has some information on Artemus and Clarissa from the FOX RIVER VALLEY HISTORY and BIOGRAPHIES, if you're interested. I also have two photographs of Anne Clarissa Curtiss Bowen (my gggrandmother)... As I said before I also have family info on William, Darwin, (your) Abigail, though not as much as you, I'm certain, (my) Anne some up to "today", Elizabeth Lee, Martha Louise, and Jane Lucinda. Whatever may be of interest to you I would love to share. Let me know what you have - or would like.

      It appears as though Artemus' direct line no longer carries the Curtiss surname. Darwin - had Eugene, who had 3 daughters. Although, Lawrence had 3 sons I've found no male descendants of his line. I know Clinton never married, and although it appears that Allen married I've found no children - have you? Neither have I found children from Artemus Burton, or Charles? William, Artemus and Clarissa's oldest son, had only one daughter survive, Frances and she had no children. My father's Bowen name also ended with my brother. End

      Pictures of Oswego http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyoswego/photos/photos1.html

      Artemas' parents are unknown. This is research:

      (2005) Message from RBA
      I recently came across a very short biography for Darwin P Curtis that has been published several times, the last - that I am aware of - in the "Valley News" - March 1991 - that states that Darwin was the grand son of Phillip Van Cortlandt. This bio is out of The Landmarks and Family Sketches of Oswego County. Once again, if this is factual, it would make Artemas an illegitimate child of Philip Van Cortlandt, since Philip never married. This"info" raises other questions - was Artemas adopted by a Curtis(s), or was his mother a Curtis? I also found a land record from 1835 in which Artemas purchased property from Philip and Mary Van Wyck. Phillip Van Wyck is the son of Catherine Van Cortlandt, and Abraham Van Wyck. Catherine is the sister of Philip Van Cortlandt. Philip Van Wyck is the one who sued Artemas in 1845 for non payment for 600 acres of land in Oswego County.
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      Philip Van Cortlandt (August 21, 1749–November 21, 1831) was an American surveyor, land-owner, and politician from Westchester County, New York. During the Revolutionary War, Colonel Cortlandt commanded the 2nd New York Regiment in the Continental Army. He served in both houses of the New York State Legislature and represented New York in the United States House of Representatives from 1793 until 1809. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Van_Cortlandt
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      Index of Names from Anne Van Wyck's 1920 book
      "Descendents of Cornelius Barentse Van Wyck and Anna Polhemus"
      http://www.his.com/~whitelaw/Index01.html#C

  • Sources 
    1. [S3133896627] Family Genealogy - Lee, Jessie Hutchison.

    2. [S3133895621] Commemorative Biographical Record of The Fox River Valley - Counties of Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago, (J.H. Beers Co., Chicago, 1895).


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