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Horseheads, Chemung County, New York
|John Curtis, my 4gf, was born in Illston-on-Hill,
Leics. England on October 19, 1750. He was 22 years old when his father
Henry Curtis emigrated. The family first settled in Otsego County until
death took the immigrant Henry in 1812. John moved to White Store, near
Norwich, Chenango Co. where he resided on several farms until 1850. He
married first Amy Stillman, dau of Nathan Stillman of the Rhode
Island Baptists. Amy died young after having two children. John married
second Clarissa Clark in 1819. They had six children, John C. Clarissa,
Marquis, Lawrence, Dewitt Clinton, and Marion Many of these children are
buried in Maplegrove in the Curtis plot next to Mosher and Taber plots
families with whom they married. John died April 25, 1857.
Most reknowned of this group was Dewitt Clinton Curtis, lawyer, first police justice, community leader and state officer in the IOOF. He wrote the sketch of his family in History of Chemung County. He was born in White Store 1829 and died 1905.. Dewitt married Hannah Mosher, dau. of Jonathan Mosher, eminent business man in Horseheads. Dewitt was his business manager and had his office in the Mosher Building, (still standing) submitted by Rev. Gordon H. Curtis, Box 2327, Arizona City, AZ 85223 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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