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|Birth||13 Sep 1852||New York |
|Died||21 Mar 1929|
|Person ID||I0384||Curtis Family of Somerset Ky|
|Last Modified||01 Jan 2020|
|Father||John Thurston Curtis, b. 5 Aug 1824, Duanesburg, NY , d. 6 May 1909, somerset, Kentucky|
|Mother||Julia Ann Ackley, b. 19 Sep 1830, New Hampshire , d. 8 Aug 1899, somerset, Kentucky|
|Family ID||F043||Group Sheet|
|Family||Juey Angelina Reynolds, b. 30 Oct 1861, Kentucky , d. 28 Mar 1937|
|Married||19 Dec 1878||Lincoln County KY; likely District 69 near Waynesburg,KingsMountain The John Reynolds cemetery north of barnet rd little east of 1878 version Double Springs Baptist Church/cemetery. Likely met at church there, since Curtis family teacher there|
|Last Modified||04 Dec 2020|
|Family ID||F044||Group Sheet|
|Photos||Edna Curtis grave stone|
Located at back of Double Springs Cemetery in Waynesburg KY. At the time of burial the Double Springs Baptist Church was located at the Cemetery. Her Father Fred Percival Curtis and Grandfather John Thurston Curtis had adjoining farms about 1.5 miles south between what is not hwy 27 and the railroad tracks. Total acreage between the two farms was 300 acres. Fred sold in the late 1880's and evidently moved in to Somerset.
|Chevrolet model from 1919 owned by John Carpenter Curtis. Glenn Curtis, son, standing on running board.|
John (Jack) Carpenter Curtis, was investor with his brother who founded first Chevrolet dealership in Somerset Ky in 1917 per Fred P Curtis obituary. Chevrolet made it's first production car in 1913.
|Documents||1900 census showing Fred Curtis in Somerset Ky|
You must download and install the special Deju browser plug in from here to read this . showing Fred Purcival Curtis living on Craborchard st. Somerset Ky working as dealer in lumber and grain and his father John Thurston Curtis living with him. Shows son William born in TN confirming what Williamís daughter, Mary Jo Curtis, told me of him being born in TN.
|Lincoln County District map 1937|
This map is to show where District 69 is located that is referenced on the 1880 census Lincoln County showing John T Curtis. Census says was in district 69. This map shows that the district was around Waynesburg KY. See that John T Curtis first grandchild (Edna daughter of Fred P Curtis) is buried in Double Springs Cemetery. Double Springs Baptist church was just south of this cemetery til 1889 per church history
|Deed 1880 John T. Curtis to son Fred Percival Curtis|
100 acres of the 300 purchased by John T. Curtis via foreclosure
|1888 land sale deed by Fred Percival Curtis: Waynesburg KY|
Fred makes good money on sale of 100 acres purchased from father John T Curtis for $100 and sells 8 years later for $1800. Sells to LG Gooch (Louis Green Gooch per findsgrave Lincoln County KY) who was married to cousin Elvira Gooch. Elvira was daughter of Robert Daulton Gooch per findagrave. Robert Daulton Gooch buried at south end of JT Curtis/Fred Curtis farms 1.5 miles south of Waynesburg Ky. Elvira was sister to Hunley Gooch who as GGrandfather to Nashville attorney James C. Gooch.
|DAR presentation found in Norwich NY library on Curtis Family of McDonough NY|
|1900 Pulaski County Ky census jpg format|
Fred P Curtis with John T. Curtis on Crab Orchard Street.
|Fred Percival Curtis as Somerset 1st Baptist Church trustee|
|1926 transfer deed Monticello Mill from Fred P Curtis to brothers John C Curtis and Charles E Curtis|
|Fred P. Curtis death certificate|
1929 death, informant John Carpenter Curtis, brother
|Saw Mill operation near Waynesburg KY, believed to be Fred Purcival (FP) Curtis 1885|
Interior Journal of Lincoln Count• Ky
|Fred Curtis in Somerset Law & Order league 1906|
Also mentions completion of street car installation in Somerset. It is reported that by 1925 they ceased, never having been profitable.
|1891 Baptist Sunday School convention Fred Purcival (FP) Curtis family attendance Waynesburg KY|
Interior Journal of Lincoln Count• Ky
|Fred Curtis moves U Drive It car rental and cleaning business|
Somerset Ky Commonwealth newspaper 10/6/1926; after foreclosure of Central motors Chevrolet dealer located corner of E Mt Vernon and Central Ave. His father Fred P. Curtis had opened Central Motors in 1917 with his son Fred M. Curtis.
|Fred P Curtis Obit|
From Somerset KY Commonwealth paper 03/27/1929: Somerset Mill, Central Motor Co (Chevrolet)
|funeral Mrs. Fred Curtis|
|Auction Fred P Curtis|
|Fred P Curtis Central Chevrolet|
|Central Motor co Chevrolet at South Central and Market St, Somerset by Fred Curtis|
|Fred P Curtis foreclosure on debts of Central Motors Chevrolet dealership 1928|
|Curtis U-Drive It advertisement 1927|
|Fred P Curtis gives land to McKinney Ky Presbyterian Church|
I suspect this was act of goodwill in area where Fred and partners had a lumber mill. This from Lincoln County Ky courthouse records
|1879 Waynesburg KY map, Doublespring Baptist Church pastor, Reynolds family extract|
Reynolds family history book. Shows where John Thurston Curtis lived in Waynesburg on map 1879. Evidently renting place he purchased in 1880....see deed this site. Also shows that Doublespring Baptist Church pastor at time was John Singleton ("Sing") Reynolds and that JT Curtis as leader of church signs his eulogy tribute. Since this pastor Reynolds also had a saw mill as indicated in this research, and newspaper accounts 1882 this site show the Reynolds/Curtis saw mill moved to Waynesburg....I suspect JT Curtis in business with pastor or relative of pastor , Juey A Reynolds became his daughter in law by marrying his eldest son, Fred P. Curtis. From Juey obit on this site, shows sister named Bertha. Familysearch website shows Bertha father as Major "T"(Tilden) Reynolds. Major Tilden Reynolds was a cousin to John Singleton("Sing") Reynolds the pastor. So Fred P Curtis married daughter of Major Tilden Reynolds who was cousin to pastor John Singleton Reynolds