14 May 2015

G. W. And Angeline (Williams) Curtis

Angeline Williams, who married G. W. Curtis(s), was the niece of Betsey (Brown) Backus, the last wife of my ancestor, John Backus.

G. W. Curtis, Farmer, Section 15, P.O. Capac [Civil War veteran], was born in the State of New York in 1819, and was raised in the agricultural profession.  At the age of ten he was thrown on his own resources. He then worked on a farm till fifteen years of age.  From this time till he arrived at the age of twenty, he worked on a farm during the summer and attended school in the winter.  He then went to Pennsylvania, where he farmed it during the summer and followed lumbering during the winter till 1859, at which time he came to Michigan and located on his present home of 220 acres, which he has improved and is now working as a stock farm.

In 1841, he was married to Miss Angeline Williams, of Pennsylvania, and has four children--David F., Susan A., Robert M., Francis A., and John F., adopted.

Census 1900
Mussey twp, Capac, St. Clair, Michigan
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
James Burt Head M 39 Michigan [Hotel Keeper]
Francis A Burt Wife  F 41 Pennsylvania
Angeline Curtiss Mother-in-law F 80 Pennsylvania
Susan A Scott Sister-in-law F 56 Pennsylvania
Et al

Granville, Bradford, Pennsylvania
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Geo W Curtis M 29 New York
Angeline Curtis F 30 Pennsylvania
David Curtis M 7 Pennsylvania
Susan Curtis F 6 Pennsylvania
Robert Curtis M 1 Pennsylvania
Edwin Williams M 19 Pennsylvania

They were buried in Capac Cemetery; see the memorials at FindAGrave.

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