CHAPTER 10

THE CURTIS FAMILY

FIRST GENERATION

700    Daniel LUCYE was born in England about 1592.  He immigrated to America and died about 1627 in Virginia.  He was buried in Charles City County, Virginia.  He was married to (701) unknown LUCYE.  Their known child was:
+702    Samuel LUCY

SECOND GENERATION

702    Samuel Lucy was born about 1616 in Charles City County, Virginia.  He married (703) unknown LUCY.  Their known child was:
+706    “Captain” Robert LUCY

704    William BARKER married (705) Frances (Ward) BARKER. Their known child was:
+707    Sarah (Barker) LUCY

THIRD GENERATION

706    “Captain” Robert LUCY was born about 1643 in Charles City County, Virginia, and died about 1692 in Virginia.  He was married to (707) Sarah (Barker) LUCY, who was born about 1630 in England and died in 1694 in Charles City County, Virginia.  Their known child was:
+708    Samuel II LUCY

FOURTH GENERATION

708    Samuel II LUCY was born about 1680 in Charles City County, Virginia.  He was married to (709) unknown LUCY  Their known children were:
+710    Burwell LUCY
726      Philomen LUCY

FIFTH GENERATION

710    Burwell LUCY was born about 1716. He was married to (711) Elizabeth (Deaton) LUCY in Virginia. Their children were:
+712    Isham LUCY
+713    Robert LUCY
714      Burwell Jr. LUCY was born about 1745 in Brunswick County, Virginia
715      Frederick LUCY was born about 1750 in Brunswick County, Virginia

716    Charles HICKS was married to (717) Elizabeth (Roe) HICKS.

[It is important to note that this is the first appearance of the name "Roe" in the Carson/Curtis family, which was repeated many times through succeeding generations - at least 16!]

Their known child was:
   744    Charles Jr. HICKS

718    Joshua LEWIS was married to (719) Sarah (DuBarry) LEWIS. Their known child was:
+745    Eliza (Lewis) HICKS

720    George DEARDEN was married to (721) Ann(e) (Unknown) DEARDEN.  Their known child was:
+724    Ann(e) (Dearden) LUCY

722    John “Captain” BLAKENEY was married to (723) unknown BLAKENEY. Their known child was:
+730    Thomas BLAKENEY.

SIXTH GENERATION

712    Isham LUCY was born about 1752 in Brunswick County, Virginia, and married (724) Ann(e) (Dearden) LUCY about 1772 in Virginia. Their known child was:
+725    Cadwalder W. Lucy

742    Nathaniel Sr. CURTIS was married to (743) Susannah (Thomas) CURTIS on 3 Oct., 1745 in Queen Anne County, Maryland.  She was the widow of William Ratclifff. Nathanial died about 1758. Their known children were:
+746    Samuel R. CURTIS
+748    Thomas Sr. CURTIS
+749    Nathaniel Jr. CURTIS
+750   Elijah CURTIS
751      Elizabeth CURTIS whose possible husbands were Joseph Bates or Thomas Teakle
752     John CURTIS

746    Charles Jr. HICKS was born about 1725 in Sussex County, Virginia, and died about 1798 in Anson County, North Carolina.  He was married to (745) Eliza (Lewis) HICKS. She was born about 1727 in Surrey County, Virginia, and died about 1801 in Anson County, North Carolina. Their known child was:
+753    Sarah (Hicks) CURTIS

730     Thomas BLAKENEY was born about 1756, and was married to (731) Mary (Atkinson) BLAKENEY. Their known child was:
+732    Jane (Blakeney) LUCY

SEVENTH GENERATION

725    Cadwalder W. LUCY was born about 1774 in Chesterfield District, South Carolina and died about 1822 in Wahington County, Alabama.  He married (732) Jane (Blakeney) LUCY in about 1791 in Chesterfield District, South Carolina. She was born about 1778 in Chesterfield District, South Carolina, and died in March of 1844 in Marengo County, Alabama.

746    Samuel R. CURTIS was born on 9 Feb., 1750 in Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina, and died on 24 Jan., 1845 (or 1846) in Marengo County, Alabama.  He is listed on the “Roster of Revolutionary Soldier Patents in Alabama” and a marker was placed on his grave by the Demopolis Chapter of the DAR.  He appeared on the census in 1790 in Fayette District, Anson County, North Carolina.  In 1805 he was living in Washington County, Alabama.  In 1819 he was living in Old Spring Hill, Marengo County, Alabama.  He signed a will on 29 Oct., 1837 in Marengo County, Alabama.  He was a farmer and appeared on the censuses of 1830 and 1840 in Marengo County, Alabama. He was married to (753) Sarah (Hicks) CURTIS about 1778 in Sussex County, Virginia.  She died on 12 Sept., 1810 in Washington County, Alabama.  Their children were:
+754   Thomas Roe CURTIS
755      Sarah CURTIS was born in 1780 in North Carolina
756      Nathaniel CURTIS was born on 10 Nov., 1781 in North Carolina
+757    Susannah (Curtis) CURTIS
758      Obedience CURTIS was born in 1790 in Anson County, North Carolina.
She died on 8 June, 1864 in Pine Bluff, Alabama.
759      Lewis CURTIS was born in 1792 in North Carolina
760      Samuel R. Jr. CURTIS was born about 1800
761      Daniel CURTIS was born in 1784 in North Carolina
+762   William L. CURTIS
763      John B CURTIS was born about 1793

After the death of Sarah, he was married to (764) Elizabeth W. (Kennon) CURTIS in 1812 in Washington County, Alabama.  She was born about 1778 either in Sussex County, Virginia, or in North Carolina (the latter according to the census of 1850).  She died about 1858 in Magnolia, Marengo County, Alabama.  Their known children were:
765    Elizabeth CURTIS was born in 1814
766    Nancy Roe CURTIS was born on 9 March, 1816 and died on 5 Oct., 1849
767    Dolly CURTIS was born in 1818 in Alabama.

748    Thomas Sr. CURTIS was born about 1746 and died about 1809 in Anson County, North Carolina.  He was married to (768)Nancy Anne (Unknown) CURTIS in Maryland.  She died about 1824 in Anson County, North Carolina.  It is not known if they had any children

749    Nathaniel Jr. CURTIS was born about 1748 and died on 15 July, 1780 in Anson County, North Carolina.  He was married to (769) Frances (Hicks) CURTIS. It is not known if they had any children.

750    Elijah CURTIS was born in Queen Anne County, Maryland and died on 2 May, 1818 in Anson County, North Carolina.  He was married to (771) Sarah (Hamer)  CURTIS. It is not known if they had any children.

EIGHTH GENERATION

754    Thomas Roe CURTIS was born on 14 Feb. 1796 in Anson County, North Carolina.  He appeared on the census between 1830 and 1850 in Marengo County, Alabama.  He was living in 1852 in Leon County, Texas, having moved from Alabama.  He appeared on the census of 1860 in Centerville, Leon County, Texas.  He signed a will on 16 May, 1866 in Greene County, Alabama, indicating a return trip to Alabama.  He died on 23 March, 1867 in Redland, Leon County, Texas and was buried in  the Curtis Cemetery there.

The following is related by Charles C. Russell, who is a descendent of Willie Anne (Curtis) CARSON:
“The Curtis family cemetery is located at Redland, Leon County, Texas, off highway 7, about 1/2 mile north on a dirt road, on the right.  It is about 300 yards through two gates to the old homesite of Thomas Roe Curtis.  Of course, nothing is left of the old house and sheds, but if you will use your imagination, you can picture the house up on the hill with the trees, which are still standing, which had surrounded the house.  It is currently owned by Mr. J. B. Burney, who lives in a brick home at Redland on highway 7, just across from the dirt road that goes up to the land.  Several years ago the land (640 acres) was sold and subdivided and a bulldozer cleared a fence right-of-way that almost completely destroyed what graves and stones that were there.

“An old woman living in Redland, whose husband was named Thomas Roe Curtis, but who is now dead, had a piece of headstone from the old cemetery, which read “Curtis”.  She gave it to Charles and he intends someday to return to the old cemetery with a shovel and rebury it among what he thinks are the graves”.

Thomas served in the military, but nothing is known of this service.  His gravestone is said to have said “Capt. Thomas Roe”.  He was a farmer in both Alabama and Texas.  He was married to (733) Nancy (Lucy) CURTIS, on 28 March, 1816 in Montgomery County, Tennessee.  She was born on 1 Feb., 1797 in Chesterfield District, South Carolina.  she died on 1 Oct., 1860 in Redland, Leon County, Texas, and was buried in the Curtis Cemetery there.  Their children were:
+93       Nancy Lucy (Curtis) CARSON
+80      Amanda Roe (Curtis) CARSON
+775    Alfred A. CURTIS
+776    Elizabeth Malinda (Curtis) TRAWEEK
777       Sarah H. CURTIS was born on 8 Mar., 1817 and died on 30 Mar., 1817,
age 22 days.
+778    Jane Ritter (Curtis) PISTOLE
+779    Mary E. (Curtis) DUNN
780      Martha T. CURTIS was born on 24 Jan., 1828 in Marengo County,
Alabama, and died on 28 Sept., 1841 in  (probably) Marengo County, age 13
years.
781      Sarah Ann Ellen CURTIS was born on 6 Mar., 1832 in Marengo County,
Alabama, and died on 1 Feb., 1847 in the same county, age 15 years.

Thomas Roe CURTIS was then married to (884) Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret (Pegues) CURTIS on 3 April, 1862.  She was born on 15 April, 1818 in Chesterfield District, South Carolina.  She died on 29 Sept., 1895 in Marquez, Leon County, Texas.  It is not believed they had any children, as she was 43 years of age when they married.

757    Susannah (Curtis) CURTIS was born on 5 Nov., 1782 in North Carolina. One source gives the year as 1786.  She died on 15 June, 1852 in Marengo County, Alabama, and is buried in the Allen-Curtis Cemetery there.  She was married to (756) Nathaniel CURTIS, who was born about 1780. He died on 24 Jan., 1846 in Marengo County, Alabama, and is buried in the Allen-Curtis Cemetery there.  It is not known if they had any children.

762    William L. CURTIS was born on 8 May, 1788 in Anson County, North Carolina.  He died on 22 June, 1844 in Marengo County, Alabama.
He was married to (790) Catherine (Unknown) CURTIS. who was born on 28 April, 1790, and died on 5 April, 1877.  their children were:
791    C. H. CURTIS was born on 26 Sept., 1823 and died on 24 June, 1895. He
was buried in the Allen-Curtis Cemetery, Marengo County, Alabama
792    William H. CURTIS was born on 9 Aug., 1830 and died on 7 May, 1859.
He was buried in the Allen-Curtis Cemetery, Marengo County, Alabama>
793    Anne CURTIS was born on 13 June, 1817 and died on 17 Nov., 1897.

NINTH GENERATION (Curtis Line)
SIXTH GENERATION (Carson Line)

93    Nancy Lucy (Curtis) CARSON was born on 8 Nov., 1824  (other sources give 1823). She appeared on the census in 1830 in Marengo Co., Alabama, with her parents, Southern Township. She appeared on the census in 1840 in Marengo Co., Alabama, with parents. She appeared on the census on 2 Oct., 1850 in Marengo Co., Alabama, with husband but no children. She appeared on the censuses of 1860 and 1870 in Leon County, Tex, with husband, but no children, Centerville Post Office. She died on 2 Feb., 1920 in Palestine, Anderson Co., Texas, and was buried in Marquez Cemetery, Leon Co., Texas. Thomas Henderson CARSON and Nancy Lucy (Curtis) CARSON had no children, but she raised the children of her sister and brother-in-law after the two died during a yellow fever epidemic (see the TRAWEEKS following).  She was married to (64) Thomas Henderson CARSON who was born on 31 Dec., 1818 in Franklin Co., Alabama (another source showed him born in Georgia).

He appeared on the census of 1850 in Marengo Co., Alabama, head of household, with wife, no children, occupation “overseer” (in charge of slaves in the fields). In 1857 he was in Leon County, Texas. Tax rolls show that he had 578 acres and 8 slaves, net value $6913. His farm, 6 miles south of Buffalo on highway 75, is still owned by a Carson descendent (426) Gordon Ralph Sr. Pate, who descends from James R. Carson, son of John S. Carson The property, “The old Tom Carson Place”, has been in the Pate family since 1910. Thomas Henderson was in the census of 1860 in Leon County, Texas, Centerville Post Office. On 16 March, 1865, he inherited $300 and 3 slaves named Julia, Jerry, and Isaac, from his father, John S. Carson. He appeared on the census of 1870 in Leon County, Texas, Bowling Beat 5. He died on 9 July, 1881 in Leon County Texas, at 1:30 PM, and was buried in Marquez Cemetery, Leon County, Texas.

80    Amanda Roe (Curtis) CARSON was born on 14 Aug., 1826 in Alabama. She was in Marengo Co., Alabama in 1843 when her daughter Nancy E. CARSON was born. She appeared on the census of 1850 in Harrison Co., Mississippi. She appeared on the censuses of 1860, 1870, and 1880 in Brazos Co., Texas. She died on 22 April, 1892 in Waller Co., Texas (near Houston) while visiting family (her daughter in-law’s family, the Deatons – see chapter 12).  She was married to (63) Nathan Franklin CARSON on 3 Aug., 1842 in Alabama. Please refer to chapter 4 for a very detailed report on Amanda and Nathan. (Click here to go there)

775   Alfred A. CURTIS was born on 15 Nov., 1829 in Marengo County, Alabama, and died on 27 Sept., 1888 in Leon County, Texas.  He is buried in Centerville, Leon County, Texas.  He was married to (794) Margaret M. (Sharpe) CURTIS on 18 Jan., 1849 in Marengo County, Alabama.  She was born on 7 June, 1832 in Marengo County, and died on 5 Jan., 1870 in Leon County, Texas.  She is buried in the City Cemetery, Centerville, Leon County, Texas, but there is no marker on the grave.  Their children were:
     795     Henry Thomas CURTIS was born on 3 June, 1852 in Leon County,
Texas, and died there on 4 Oct., 1869, age 14 years.
     796    Alfred Young CURTIS was born on 18 Jan., 1854 in Leon County, and
died in 1940 in Calvert, Robertson County, Texas.
     797    Corrie Emma (Curtis) HARRISON
798    Julia Della (Curtis) BARTON
799    Alta Augustine (Curtis) BALL
800   Lela Avry (Curtis) HUNT
801    Etta Lula (Curtis) WHITE
802    Elsie Melvin CURTIS was born on 24 Jan., 1867 in Leon County, Texas,
and died on 29 July, 1869 in Centerville, Leon County, Texas, age 2 years.
    803    Infant #1 CURTIS was born on 29 Dec., 1849 in Centerville, Leon County,
Texas, and died there on 29 Dec., 1849. She died at birth.
    804    Infant #2 CURTIS was born on 16 May, 1851
    805    Infant #3 CURTIS was born about 1848

776   Elizabeth Malinda (Curtis) TRAWEEK.  Although the name 
may appear to be “foreign”, it most likely is a variation in spelling of the very English name “Traywick”, with “wic” being Old English for “place” or “town”.  (Like Greenwich or Barbara Stanwyck, which are also spelling variations).  She was born  on 12 April, 1818 and died on 18 Oct., 1853 in Demopolis, Alabama. She died of yellow fever, the same day as her husband died of the same disease. She was married to (807) Ignatius Albert TRAWEEK on 21 Aug., 1834 in Alabama. He died on 18 Oct., 1853 in Demopolis, Alabama of yellow fever. After their death, their children (Excepting Thomas A.), were raised by Elizabeth’s sister, Nancy Lucy (Curtis) CARSON and her husband Thomas Henderson CARSON, in Leon County, Texas. The children were:
+808   Henrietta L. (Traweek) CURTIS
809     Thomas A. TRAWEEK was born on 17 April, 1838 in Alabama, and died
on 2 Nov., 1853 in Alabama, age 15. Note he died only 15 days after his
parents, probably of yellow fever also.
+810   Christopher Curtis TRAWEEK
811      William Pascal TRAWEEK was born on 12 Feb., 1842 in Marengo
County, Alabama
830     Sarah Ann Eliza (Traweek) BOGGS
812     Henry T. TRAWEEK was born in Feb., 1844 in Demopolis, Alabama and
died about 1930 in Bestone, Texas
+813   Sarah Ann Eliza (Traweek) BOGGS
+814    John Henley TRAWEEK was born on 29 Feb., 1848 in Alabama
+815   Albert Ignatius TRAWEEK

778     Jane Ritter (Curtis) PISTOLE was born on 7 Nov., 1819 in Marengo County, Alabama, and died on 28 May, 1873, location unknown. She was married to (859) Edward Travis PISTOLE on 10 Jan., 1837 in Marengo County, Alabama.  He was born about 1815 in North Carolina.  their children were:
   860    Mary Jane PISTOLE was born on 9 Dec., 1837
   861    Lucy A. PISTOLE was born about 1840
   862    Martha A. PISTOLE was born about 1842
863   Thomas R. PISTOLE was born about 1843
864    Lycia A. PISTOLE was born about 1848

Jane later was married to (865) Sanders RILEY before 1866.  It is not known if they had any children.

779    Mary E. (Curtis) DUNN was born on 3 Dec., 1821 in Marengo County, Alabama, and died after 1866, location unknown.  She was married to (875) John W. DUNN on 20 Jan., 1836 in Alabama.  Their children were:
   824    Alonzo L. DUNN
   825    Roe DUNN  

TENTH GENERATION (Curtis line)
SEVENTH GENERATION (Carson line)

808    Henrietta L. (Traweek) CURTIS was born on 8 Dec., 1836 in Alabama.  She was married to (831) Thomas R. CURTIS.  Their known children were:
832    Feponia CURTIS
833    James R. CURTIS
834    Renna CURTIS

810    Christoher Curtis TRAWEEK was born on 8 Nov., 1839 in Marengo County, Alabama and died in Marquez, Leon County, Texas, and is buried either in the Marquez or Buffalo Cemetery.  After the death of his parents, Christopher was raised by his aunt, Nancy Lucy (Curtis) Carson and her husband, Thomas Henderson Carson, in Leon County, Texas.  He was married (835) Elizabeth Lucretia (Gary) TRAWEEK on 13 Aug., 1863 in Enterprise, Clarke County, Mississippi.  She was born on 14 Nov., 1840 and died on 29 Jan., 1875 in Alabama.  Their children were:
836    Laura E. TRAWEEK
837    Richard TRAWEEK
838    Fannie Elizabeth TRAWEEK

813     Sarah Ann Eliza (Traweek) BOGGS was born on 9 Jan., 1846 in Marengo County, Alabama.  She appeared on the census in 1850 in Marengo County, Alabama, living with her parents.  She appeared on the census in 1860 in Leon County, as she was raised by her aunt, Nancy Lucy (Curtis) Carson and her husband, Thomas Henderson Carson, after the death of Sarah’s parents.  She appeared on the census in 1880 in Leon County, Texas with her husband and seven children.  She was married to (839) Alvah Devotie BOGGS on 12 Aug., 1862 in Marquez, Leon County, Texas.  He was born on 28 Sept., 1843 in Pontotoc County, Mississippi.  He served in the Confederate Army, enlisting in Waul’s Texas Legon in March, 1862. He died on 7 Feb., 1902 in Marquez, Leon County, Texas, in his home.  He is buried either in the Buffalo or Marquez Cemetery in Leon County.  Their children were:
840    Eugene Orleans BOGGS was born about 1867
841    Corinne (Boggs) JOHNSON
842    Stella Cornelia (Boggs) WOODWARD was born on 8 Feb., 1871.
843    Julian C. BOGGS was born on 8 Feb., 1871 in Leon County, Texas and
died there on 5 March, 1924
844    Inez V. BOGGS was born about 1874
845    Vivian Earl BOGGS was born on 11 May, 1876 in Leon County, Texas and
died there on 27 Dec., 1948
846    Eric BOGGS was born about 1876
847    Alvah Devotie, Jr. BOGGS was born in Leon County, Texas.
848    Effie C. BOGGS

814    John Henley TRAWEEK was born on 29 Feb., 1848 in Marengo County, Alabama, and died on 20 Dec., 1908 in McLean, Gray County, Texas.  He was married to (849) Fannie (Evans) TRAWEEK, who was born on 10 Dec., 1853 in Leon County, Texas, and died on 5 Feb., 1885 in Texas.  Their children were:
850    Essie E. TRAWEEK
851    Devotie Boggs TRAWEEK
852    Ignatius E. TRAWEEK 
853    Burian L. TRAWEEK
854   Vera Stella TRAWEEK
855   Johnie Marion TRAWEEK

After the death of Fannie, he married (866) Martha Jane (Littleton) TRAWEEK.  She was born on 9 July, 1863 in Hartsville, Trousdale County, Tennessee, and died on 22 April, 1950 in Crowell, Foard County, Texas. Their children were:
867    Julian Clarence TRAWEEK
868    Fred Adolphus TRAWEEK
869    Eugene Orleans TRAWEEK
870    Sallie Branch TRAWEEK
871    Ethel L. TRAWEEK
872    Johnie Marion TRAWEEK

He was married to (873) S. Gertrude TRAWEEK, but it is not known if they had any children.

815      Albert Ignatius TRAWEEK was born on 20 June, 1850 in Alabama. When both his parents died in 1853, he was three years of age. He was raised by his aunt, Nancy Lucy (Curtis) Carson and her husband, Thomas Henderson Carson, in Leon County, Texas. Between 1876 and 1891 he was a merchant in Dublin, Erath County, Texas. He was married to (874) Georgia F. (Oates) TRAWEEK, who was born in Florida in 1851. Their children were:
826     John S. TRAWEEK was born in 1873 in Texas.
+827  Albert Carroll TRAWEEK
828     Curtis TRAWEEK was born in 1880 in Dublin, Erath County, Texas.

He was married to (879) Stella (Unknown) TRAWEEK. Their known child was:
880    Edgar Erath TRAWEEK

ELEVENTH GENERATION (Curtis line)
EIGHTH GENERATION (Carson line)

827     Albert Carroll TRAWEEK was born on 1 Dec., 1875 in Comanche County, Texas. He was educated about 1891 in the Fort Worth University School of Medicine, and he received a medical certificate from Baylor University. He took graduate courses at New York Polyclinic and Chicago Polyclinic. He was in Motley County, Texas in 1897, where he practiced medicine for 62 years. He died on 10 Jan, 1959 in Quanah, Texas at the Quanah Memorial Hospital, and was buried in Matador, Texas. He was a Methodist. There is an article on Albert in the “New Texas Handbook”.

He was married to (829) Allie Lenore (Reiney) TRAWEEK on 21 June, 1897 in Fort Worth Texas. They had three girls and three boys.

SOURCES:
1.     “The New Handbook of Texas”, Austin, Texas, 1996, The Texas State Historical Assoc.

 

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