Friday, October 11, 2013

Heirs Of Joseph Curtis Of Egremont

Livingston County, New York, Deeds
4 July 1826

Between Andrew Bacon of Egremont, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and also as committee under the act entitled an act concerning idiots, lunatics passed the 20th March 1821, of Jasper Curtis, a lunatic, and one of the heirs-at-law of Joseph Curtis, deceased, parties of the 1st part, and Martin Nash, Lima, Livingston County, New York... .  Joseph Curtis, land in Lima, Livingston County...bounded by lands of Daniel H. Warner...the heirs of William Williams, deceased, lands of Abel Bristol and Norton Bristol, lands of Asahel Warner and lands of Timothy Lyon and the heirs of Amasa Hutchinson and Seth W. Sylvester...

Also heirs-at-law of Joseph Curtis were William [Wilber] Curtis, Harvey Curtis, Nancy Winegar, and Rhoda Hare...

A story (excerpts below) of the Curtis Family in Egremont History:

Col. Joseph Curtis, 1756 –1810

"Joseph Curtis of Newington, CT was a Private in Captain Timothy Bigelow’s Company Colony Service of Minutemen, who answered the alarm of April 19, 1775... . Joseph Curtis was 19 years old during his 7-day tour of service."

According to the history of Egremont as told in Beer’s History of Berkshire County, “Colonel Joseph Curtis came with his wife and child, Jasper, on horseback from Newington, Conn. in 1780, and purchased a large tract of land where the village of South Egremont now stands.”

Circa 1786, Joseph built a one and a half story, one-room deep cape style house as kitchen on the property today known as the Weathervane Inn on Route 23 (17 Main Street). Here, Joseph and Rebeckah Deming (now styled Rebecca) raised their five children: Jasper, Wilber, Nancy (Winegar), Rhoda (Hare), and Hervey. 

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