I checked "The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Vol II", by Henry R.
Stiles. He shows a Joseph 4 Curtis, born 1713, married 31 Oct 1732
Silence Williams; removed to Goshen, CT about 1740, in 1750 removed to
Dutchess Co., NY; children Mary born 22 May 1733 and Honor baptised 5
Oct 1740. Joseph's ancestors were: Thomas 1, 1598-1681 and Elizabeth
___; Joseph 2, 1644-1683, and Mercy ___; Joseph 3, 1675/6-1760 and
No mention is made of Joseph 4 having a son James; however, that does
not prove that he did not have a son James. No other Joseph Curtis' are
shown with a son James born in 1746 or any date near that.
Van Alystyne, L.. in the book published in 1903 by Walsh, Griffen & Hoysradt, printers Amenia NY entitled "Burying grounds of Sharon, Connecticut, Amenia and North East, New York" : being an abstract of inscriptions from thirty places of burial states that in the old Federal Square Burying Ground also know as the Bockee Wheaton Cemetery that there was deacon Joseph Curtiss died of Small Pox March 10, 1785 age 73. Same listing also shows "Hezekiah Curtis" died March 15, 1792 age 57 believed to be a son.
It was reported by some sources that Joseph Curtis died at Stanford NY and was buried at nearby Bockee/Wheaton burial ground near Smithfield NY. On this researcher's visit to Smithfield NY, it was noted that the famous evangelist of the Great Awakening, George Whitefield preached in the fields of Smithfield June 19, 1770. A monument at Smithfield Pres. Church stated the crowds were too large to be contained in the church, so he preached in the field across the street. Mr. Whitefield died in September 1770 in Massachusetts, this stop in Smithfield being his last circuit in new england.
Source of descendents of Joseph Curtis of Amenia NY:
Hinman, Royal Ralph. A catalogue of the names of the early Puritan settlers of the colony of Connecticut, with the time of their arrival in the country and colony, their standing in society, place of residence, condition in life, where from, business, &c., as far as is found on record. Collected from records. Hartford, Ct., Case, Tiffany, 1852-1856.
Johnson, Maude Horne and Johnson, Ralph Walter, Thomas Curtis of Wethersfield, Connecticut and His Descendants. Privately published, 1963.
Perry, Mary Curtis and Perry, Richard Chapman. A Curtis Family History: Chapter Two of a Series. South Britain, Ct., 1984.
Stiles, Henry R., The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut. New York, N.Y., Grafton Press, 1904.
Vital records - Goshen, Ct.
From "History of Chenango and Madison Counties, NY" starting on page 621.
Mr. ISAAC COE was born in Stratford, Conn., Nov. 22d, 1772, and married POLLY CURTIS,
daughter of JOSEPH CURTIS, of Stratford, Conn. She was born March 29th, 1775, and married
Sept. 5th, 1796. The fruits of this marriage were eight children, three sons and five daughters --
namely: MARIA, born in Conn., Sept. 15, 1797; ISAAC, born January 31, 1799; HULDAH, born
Jan. 30, 1802, and died March 10, 1870. She was the wife of ASA HOLT. ELI, born July 23,
1805, and died June 24 , 1829; MARY, born in Madison county, March 13, 1810, and died Jan.
14, 1862; JOHN B., born Jan. 5, 1813; ELIZA, born Dec. 19, 1814; ARIETTA, born Oct. 23, 1818.
ISAAC COE was not as highly favored as many others with school privileges, but he was endowed
with a quick and active mind, wise in his conclusions and able to give a reason for his views, which
caused many to seek his advice and counsel. In early life he applied himself to farming, also
engaging in the boot and shoe trade. In 1806 he sought a home in the west. Packing his goods, he,
with his family, consisting of wife and four children, moved to what at that time was considered quite
a western section, Madison county. He was very active in the building up, and development of the
county. He soon gathered around him a large circle of friends holding their good will and respect
until his death, which occurred June 23d, 1841. His wife, POLLY COE, died Nov. 27th, 1858. Mr.
COE, during the war of 1812, manifested his patriotism by engaging in it, showing himself a faithful
soldier. He was a successful business man, leaving at his death a fine property. Three of his
daughters occupy the old homestead and retain one hundred and sixty acres of fine farm land.
- Note that the Ancient History of Wethersfield says that Joseph moved to Dutchess County NY in 1750 and that the Genealogical and history of families of Western NY book says that brother Zachariah Curtis also moved to Dutchess County NY same year.