William Curtis

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William Curtis, whose father is unknown but was the son of Elizabeth (…), died at Stratford, Connecticut, 21 December 1702.1,2

William married Mary (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), before 1642 when their first child was born;3 he married (2), as her 2nd husband, Sarah Marvin, daughter of Matthew Marvin and Elizabeth (…), after 1676.4,5,6

William was prominent in Stratford, named a deputy in 1667-82, 1684-7, and 1692. He was Commissioner for Stratford, 1671-87 and 1689-97. He was also Commissioner for Woodbury, 1676-9. Called Lieutenant, Oct 1667; Captain, Stratford Trainband, Jun 1672; Second Military Officer, Fairfield County, Jun 1672; Captain, Fairfield County Troop, Nov 1673 & Oct 1675; Militia Committee, Jun 1672; War Committee, Aug 1673. His first wife is not known.

His will was dated 15 Dec 1702, proved 31 Dec 1702; named sons Daniel, Ebenezer, Zechariah, Josiah; daughters Sarah Wells, Elizabeth Rose; son Joshua Curtis; Jonathan the son of Jonathan Curtis.

See Torrey for sources relating to his first wife, Mary, mother of his children.1,3

Family 1

  • Joshua Curtis1 b. 6 Oct 1646, d. 1705

Family 2

Mary (…) d. bef. 1676
  • Sarah Curtis+1 b. 10 Oct 1642
  • Jonathan Curtis1 b. 14 Feb 1645, d. 1681
  • Abigail Curtis1 b. 26 Apr 1650
  • Daniel Curtis1 b. 16 Nov 1652, d. 6 Feb 1719
  • Elizabeth Curtis1 b. 16 Feb 1654/55
  • Ebenezer Curtis1 b. 26 Jul 1657, d. 10 Dec 1751
  • Zachariah Curtis1 b. 14 Nov 1659, d. 12 Jun 1748
  • Josiah Curtis1 b. 30 Aug 1662, d. 1745

Family 3

Sarah Marvin b. 27 Dec 1631, d. abt. 1702
This person was last edited on19 Dec 2017


  1. [S5] Donald Lines Jacobus, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, two vols. (New Haven, Connecticut: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1930-1932), 170, further cited as Jacobus, Families of Old Fairfield.
  2. [S2050] Barry E. Hinman, "Widow Elizabeth1 Curtis of Stratford, Connecticut: A Family Deconstructed," The American Genealogist 87 (Jul/Oct 2015): 299-306, at 305-6, further cited as Hinman, "Widow Elizabeth Curtis."
  3. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 409, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  4. [S2053] Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants To New England, 1634-1635, 7 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2011), 5:63-71, further cited as Anderson, et al., The Great Migration.
  5. [S5] Jacobus, Families of Old Fairfield, 403.
  6. [S1872] Torrey, New England Marriages (2011), 410.