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    Gideon Curtis

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    • 5th Generation — 2nd Great-grandfather of Amelia Earhart
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 26 
    • Birth Date:
    • 18 Nov 1776 
    • Birth Location:
    • Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut 
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    • Death Date:
    • 3 Apr 1847 
    • Death Location:
    • Owego, Tioga, New York 
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    • Marriage Date:
    • ABT 1807 
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    • Notes: 
    • Published sources seem to disagree on which wife of Gideon Curtiss was the mother of which children. There are three children recorded in Connecticut that are the children of his first wife Polly Rice. It would appear that the children born after he moved to New York were the children of his second wife Ruth Day. If true, he would have married Ruth prior to his daughter Caroline's birth, perhaps about 1807.

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    • Spouse:
    • Polly Rice
    • Marriage Date:
    • 14 Sep 1797
    • Marriage Location:
    • Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut

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  • Sources for Gideon Curtis

    • 2 Curtis, Harlow Dunham, comp., A Genealogy of the Curtiss-Curtis Family of Stratford, Connecticut: A Supplement to the 1903 Edition, Stratford, Connecticut: Curtiss-Curtis Society of Stratford, Connecticut (1953), 130, Heritage Quest (Digital Library).
    • 3 Curtiss, Frederic Haines, A Genealogy of the Curtiss Family: Being a Record of the Descendants of Widow Elizabeth Curtiss Who Settled in . . ., Boston: Rockwell and Churchill Press (1903), 66, Internet Archive (Digital Library).
    • 4 Day, George Edward, A Genealogical Register of the Descendants in the Male Line of Robert Day, of Hartford . . ., 2nd Ed., Northampton: Printed by J. and L. Metcalf (1848), 68, Google Books (Digital Library).
    • 5 Otis, William A., A Genealogical and Historical Memoir of the Otis Family in America, Chicago: Unknown (1924), 281, Ancestry.com (Online Database).
    • 7 White, Lorraine Cook, ed., Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection), originally published as The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Vol. 1-55, Marriage record for Gideon Curtis and Polly Rice, Ancestry.com (Online Database).

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