Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator - Collector
Sinnett, Charles N., (Charles Nelson), 1847-1928
Title
Curtis Family of Maine genealogy
ID
M042
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1916-1918
Date [inclusive]
1865-1918, undated (bulk 1916-1918)
Extent
0.25 linear feet
Language
Abstract
Contains genealogical material on the Curtis family of Maine, collected by the Reverend C.N. Sinnett.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Curtis Family of Maine Genealogy, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

Descended from an ancient English family settled in the counties of Kent and Sussex, William Curtis came to New England in 1632 aboard the "Lion." His great-grandson, David Curtis, became the first of his family to move to Maine, settling in Harpswell about 1744 with his wife Bethia Sprague of Duxbury, Massachusetts. The couple had six children, the most prominent being Nehemiah Curtis, a militia commander before and during the Revolutionary War, and many descendants throughout Freeport and Harpswell, including Captain William Curtis.


Scope and Content

Contains genealogical material on the Curtis family of Maine, collected by the Reverend C.N. Sinnett. Includes information on many branches of the Curtis Family from 16th century England to 19th century Maine, focusing primarily on the branches that settled in Harpswell and Freeport.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

Notes on Captain James Curtis, 1896 

    1 2

    John Curtis family tree 

      1 3

      Obituary for Captain William Curtis. "Brunswick Telegraph" 3 February 1865 

        1 4

        Curtis family at Freeport, Maine, 1916 

          1 5

          Curtis family of Great Island, Harpswell, Maine, 1916 

            1 6

            David Curtis and Caleb Curtis: ancestors of that family at Harpswell Maine 

              1 7

              "Our Curtis Family in Maine" 

                1 8

                Notes and correspondence, re: Curtis family genealogy, 1917-1918