Grissom Family


Grissom Family


Phelix A. DOWDLE & Eleanor Merinda BIRD




Husband Phelix A. DOWDLE 1

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Wife Eleanor Merinda BIRD 2

        AKA: Ellenº ¹
       Born: 17 Jul 1838 - Macon Co, NC 3
       Died: 1927 4
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     Father: Clark BIRD (1800-1885) 5 6 7 8 9
     Mother: Mary Pauline CURTIS (1804-1863)



Other Spouse: Thomas Henly MOORE (      -      ) - 1 Aug 1858 - Macon Co, NC 10

Wife's General Notes
1850 Census, age 12, born Macon Co

Josiah Askew CURTIS & Elizabeth BIRD




Husband Josiah Askew CURTIS

       Born: 1812 - Burke Co, NC
       Died: Sep 1866 - CA
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     Father: Reverend Moses CURTIS Sr. (1777-1853) 6
     Mother: Mary ALLISON (1782-1864) 6


    Married: 2 Jan 1832 - Burke Co, NC 11



Wife Elizabeth BIRD 9 13 14 15



 
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        AKA: Mary Elizabethº  12¹, BYRDº ¹
       Born: 8 Jun 1811 - Burke Co, NC 16
       Died: 4 Jun 1909 - Macon Co, NC 16

Elizabeth Bird Curtis 
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     Buried:  - Asbury Methodist Cemetery, Otto, Macon, NC


     Father: Reverend Jonathan BIRD (1764-1848) 17 18
     Mother: Angelica BANNING (1775-1863) 17 18 19




Children
1 F Angelica J. CURTIS 15

        AKA: Annaº ¹
       Born: 19 Nov 1832 - Burke Co, NC
       Died: 9 Jul 1883
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Spouse: John W. NORRIS (1832-1865) 15 Marr: 9 Dec 1852 - Macon Co, NC

2 F Emily CURTIS 9 15

       Born: 22 Sep 1834 - Burke Co, NC
       Died: Unknown
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Spouse: William Madison GRAHL (1835- ) 9 15 Marr: 2 Dec 1858 - Macon Co, NC

3 M John Spencer CURTIS

       Born: 13 Dec 1836 - Burke Co, NC
       Died: 2 Nov 1862 - Richmond, VA
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4 M George Williamson CURTIS 20 21 22 23

       Born: 15 Jun 1839 - Macon Co, NC
       Died: Unknown
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Spouse: Sarah Elizabeth CARSON (1840-1911) 20 24 Marr: 11 Jan 1866 - Macon Co, NC 25 26

5 F CURTIS

       Born: 1840 - Macon Co, NC
       Died: Unknown - Macon Co, NC
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6 M Washington Lafayette CURTIS 9 25

        AKA: Washº ¹
       Born: 5 Dec 1841 - Macon Co, NC
       Died: 28 May 1904 - Macon Co, NC
     Buried:  - Asbury Methodist Cemetery, Otto, Macon, NC
Spouse: Nancy Aveline SAUNDERS (1850-1928) 9 25 Marr: 5 Jan 1871 - Macon Co, NC

7 F Mary A. CURTIS



 
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        AKA: Mollyº ¹
       Born: 21 Apr 1844 - Macon Co, NC
       Died: 31 Aug 1913
     Buried:  - Salem Methodist Church Cemetery, Cullasaja, Macon, NC 22
Spouse: Jasper J WATKINS (1837- ) Marr: 23 Jun 1909 - Macon Co, NC

8 M Jonathan Bird CURTIS 9 27

       Born: 6 Apr 1846 - Macon Co, NC
       Died: 28 Nov 1921 - Patterson, Stanislaus, CA
     Buried: 30 Nov 1921 - Hills Ferry Cemetery, Newman, Stanislaus, CA 28
Spouse: Lydia Jane ALLEN (1852-1943) 29 Marr: 22 Feb 1872 - Franklin, Macon, NC

9 F Elizabeth CURTIS 30

        AKA: Bettyº ¹
       Born: 19 Apr 1848 - Macon Co, NC
       Died: 9 Feb 1917
     Buried:  - Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Cullasaja, Macon, NC 22
Spouse: Henry SAUNDERS (1845- ) Marr: 22 Nov 1871 - Macon Co, NC

10 F Nancy CURTIS

       Born: 19 Mar 1850 - Macon Co, NC
       Died: 30 Aug 1851 - Macon Co, NC
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11 M Moses Hightower CURTIS

       Born: 14 Oct 1852 - Macon Co, NC
       Died: 10 Sep 1893 - Franklin, Macon, NC
     Buried:  - Asbury Methodist Cemetery, Otto, Macon, NC
Spouse: Julia Anne GARLAND (1857-1893) 9 31 Marr: 3 Feb 1881 - Macon Co, NC 32


Husband's General Notes
1840 Macon Co NC Census: Males 2 age under 5, and 1 age 20-30; Females 1 age under 5, 2 age 5-10, and 1 age 20-30; with 1 in agriculture.
1850 Macon Co NC Census - farmer, age 38.
wd 25 Apr 1853 p 95 Macon Co, NC; probate 28 Feb 1874 p 32 Macon Co, NC, Final Settlement by Clark Bird, Admin;
w d 8 Aug 1853 Moses Curtis names Ascue as executor
1860 Camptonville PO, Slate Range Twshp, Yuba Co., CA Census (12 Jun 1860)- Askew living with John Wilkinson (Eng), Wm Henry (Illinois), & J Philips (Iowa); age 45; occupation miner; pob NC
"History of Stanislaus Co. ...." 979.457 TIN p.849 by Geo H Tinkham - A plantation farmer of Carolina, who came to California in 1857
29 Sep 1855 McDowell Co., NC land entry for Askew Curtis - 100 a. on waters of Newberry Fork of the Catawba Rr.
FGR submitted by Nellie Curtis and other family records
"A Curtis Genealogy" by F Bogy 929.273 C941b p 230, 250-267.
No record of death in Yuba or Placer Counties. 33

Wife's General Notes
Birth month in "Banning Branches" is July. In "A Curtis Genealogy" the birth date by F Bogy is June 9.
Per NC Groom List, Record 014-01-017, Bondsman Harbert Bird, Witness Jno Burgin, Bond #5373 marriage date is 2 Jan 1832;
1840-1900 Census Macon Co, NC;
Will w/o date p 488 Macon Co;
Application of Letters to execute by Mary A Curtis Watkins p 429 Macon Co, NC 12 Aug 1910;
Buried Asbury Methodist Cemetery in Otto, Macon, NC per Historical Records Survey of NC, WPA, 1940 (FHL mf 0882938).; birth month is shown as June. On her tombstone is engraved the following: "Our Mother" We shall meet again sweet mother, In a brighter clime than this; Where the anguish of this world of ours, Is lost in deathless bliss.

Elizabeth BIRD




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Wife Elizabeth BIRD 34

        AKA: Cindy
       Born: 1844 - NC 34 35 36
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     Father: Harbert BIRD (1809-Abt 1880) 37 38
     Mother: Delilah (1817-      ) 34



Thomas Iredell DUVALL & Elizabeth Jane BIRD




Husband Thomas Iredell DUVALL 8 9

       Born: 21 Mar 1822 - Iredell Co, NC
       Died: 13 Dec 1899 - Macon Co, NC
     Buried:  - Cowee, Macon, NC


     Father: Benjamin DUVALL (      -      ) 8
     Mother: Elizabeth WOOD (      -      ) 8


    Married: 5 Nov 1853 - Macon Co, NC 39 40



Wife Elizabeth Jane BIRD 2 9

        AKA: Bettyº ¹
       Born: 22 May 1829 - Burke Co, NC 3
       Died: 20 Jun 1915 - Webster, Jackson, NC 4 8
     Buried:  - Webster Cemetery, Jackson, NC 4


     Father: Clark BIRD (1800-1885) 5 6 7 8 9
     Mother: Mary Pauline CURTIS (1804-1863)



Husband's General Notes
Raised a foster sons Charles M. Moore (b. a. 1861) and Robert Lee Stiles (b. a. 1869).

George W. BIRD




Husband George W. BIRD 34

       Born: 1858 - NC 34 36
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     Father: Harbert BIRD (1809-Abt 1880) 37 38
     Mother: Delilah (1817-      ) 34


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Husband's General Notes
Age 5 in 1860 Census. 36

Green BIRD




Husband Green BIRD 6 41

       Born: 2 Feb 1802 - Burke Co, NC
       Died: 8 May 1802
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     Father: Reverend Jonathan BIRD (1764-1848) 17 18
     Mother: Angelica BANNING (1775-1863) 17 18 19


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Harriet V BIRD




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Wife Harriet V BIRD 42

       Born: 1844 - NC 43 44
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     Father: Benjamin BIRD (1814-1892) 1 12 43 44 45
     Mother: Clarissa Minerva CONLEY (1823-1903) 12 42



Hood A. BIRD




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Wife Hood A. BIRD 42

        AKA: Pauline
       Born: 26 Feb 1856 - NC 22 44
       Died: 23 Feb 1932 22
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     Father: Benjamin BIRD (1814-1892) 1 12 43 44 45
     Mother: Clarissa Minerva CONLEY (1823-1903) 12 42



Infant BIRD




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Wife Infant BIRD 36

       Born: Abt Jun 1860 - NC 36
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     Father: Harbert BIRD (1809-Abt 1880) 37 38
     Mother: Delilah (1817-      ) 34



Wife's General Notes
Age 3 months in 1860 Census. 36

James BIRD




Husband James BIRD 35

       Born: Abt Jun 1850 - NC 35
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     Father: Harbert BIRD (1809-Abt 1880) 37 38
     Mother: Delilah (1817-      ) 34


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Husband's General Notes
Not listed on 1860 Census with family. 36

Sources


1 Macon County Historical Society 1987, Jessie Sutton, Editor, "Heritage of Macon County, NC, 1987" 975.6982 H2h FHL SLC, Pg 139.

2 Leroy F. Banning, "Banning Branches" 929.273 B227bl FHL SLC, (1994 by Heritage Books, Inc.)

3 1850 Macon Co, NC Census FHL 0444649, Pg 331 dwelling 218.

4 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R), (Copyright.(c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998)

5 Leroy F. Banning, "Banning Branches" 929.273 B227bl FHL SLC, (1994 by Heritage Books, Inc.), pg49 B62a. Source: 16(Family group sheets completed by direct family member), 44, 46.

6 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FHL Pedigree Resource File,.(Salt Lake City, UT: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 1999)

7 Macon County Historical Society 1987, Jessie Sutton, Editor, "Heritage of Macon County, NC, 1987" 975.6982 H2h FHL SLC, Pg 139-40.

8 Ibid, Pg 219 for #220 Benjamin and Elizabeth Duvall's Sons.

9 1880 Macon Co, NC Census.

10 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index, film 0822060 Batch 7229107 79 (Patron).

11 FHL, SLC, NC Marriage Bonds Index (Grooms/Brides List) mf 6330329, (NC Records).

12 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FHL Pedigree Resource File,.(Salt Lake City, UT: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 1999), #3 E Rider.

13 Leroy F. Banning, "Banning Branches" 929.273 B227bl FHL SLC, (1994 by Heritage Books, Inc.), Pg 50 B64. Source: 19, 44,46.

14 F Bogy, "A Curtis Genealogy" 929.273 C941b, Pg 250-267.

15 1870 Macon Co, NC Census.

16 WPA 1940, "Pre-1914 Cemetery Inscription Survey" FHL 0882938 item 23, FHL 0882938 #23.

17 F Bogy, "A Curtis Genealogy" 929.273 C941b, Pg 250.

18 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FHL Pedigree Resource File,.(Salt Lake City, UT: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 1999), CD #3.

19 Leroy F. Banning, "Banning Branches" 929.273 B227bl FHL SLC, (1994 by Heritage Books, Inc.), pg 42 B15. Source: 2 (Boston Evening Transcript, 1909-21), 12 (County records, wills, probate records, deeds, marriages, etc.), 18 (Family Bible information), 27 (Garroll Salmons, Lacy, WA), 28 (Barbara Webber, Annandale, VA), 29 (Lt. Col. Paul L. Nichols, Yountville, CA), 44 (Donald J. Braffitt, Austin, TX), 46.("Heritage of Henderson Co., NC", 1987)

20 Sarah McSwain, Geo & Matilda Carson Family Document.

21 1900 Union Co GA Census Soundex (C632) FHL film no. 1242740.

22 Braffitt, Donald, (http://willbraffitt.org/roots/).

23 F Bogy, "A Curtis Genealogy" 929.273 C941b, pg 250 & 252.

24 Macon County Historical Society 1987, Jessie Sutton, Editor, "Heritage of Macon County, NC, 1987" 975.6982 H2h FHL SLC, pgs 517-8 #690 The Robert Kerr and Isabella Carson Wallace Family.

25 F Bogy, "A Curtis Genealogy" 929.273 C941b, pg 252.

26 James E. Wooley, "Macon Co., NC Marriages 1829-1939" 975.6982 28w FHL SLC.

27 Nickerson, Lorene Fowler. Family births, marriages, and some deaths were recorded. Copied from the originals owned by Lydia Jane Curtis nee Allen by granddaughter, Lorene, February 28, 1930. Recopied by William Oran Fowler, Jr., August 24, 1959. Copies have been passed on to family members including Laverna Stillwell, Evelyn, and Clarence Goodwin.

28 Lenard Hewson, Gravestone Photo Dec 1998.

29 Lorene Fowler Nickerson. Family births, marriages, and some deaths were recorded. Copied from the originals owned by Lydia Jane Curtis nee Allen by granddaughter, Lorene, February 28, 1930. Recopied by William Oran Fowler, Jr., August 24, 1959. Copies have been passed on to family members including Laverna Stillwell, Evelyn, and Clarence Goodwin.

30 F Bogy, "A Curtis Genealogy" 929.273 C941b, Pg 257.

31 Ibid, pgs 263-267.

32 James E. Wooley, "Macon Co., NC Marriages 1829-1939" 975.6982 28w FHL SLC, p 32.

33 1840 Macon Co NC Census FHL 018095, p 152A.

34 Leroy F. Banning, "Banning Branches" 929.273 B227bl FHL SLC, (1994 by Heritage Books, Inc.), Pg 50.

35 1850 McDowell Co NC Census FHL 0444649, Pg 276 dwelling 304.

36 1860 McDowell Co NC Census FHL 0803904, Pg 379 dwelling 540 Marion Twp.

37 1850 McDowell Co NC Census FHL 0444649, Pg 276 dwelling 304. Farmer, RE $1,200.

38 1860 McDowell Co NC Census FHL 0803904, Pg 379 dwelling 540 Marion Twp. Farmer, RE $3,000.

39 Macon County Historical Society 1987, Jessie Sutton, Editor, "Heritage of Macon County, NC, 1987" 975.6982 H2h FHL SLC.

40 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index, film 6330295 Batch M516012 3749. NC Marriage Bonds.

41 Leroy F. Banning, "Banning Branches" 929.273 B227bl FHL SLC, (1994 by Heritage Books, Inc.), Pg 49 B62b. Source: 44, 46.

42 Ibid, Pg 50. Source: 44,46.

43 1850 McDowell Co NC Census FHL 0444649, Pg 273 dwelling 264.

44 1860 McDowell Co NC Census FHL 0803904, Pg 351 dwelling 344.

45 Leroy F. Banning, "Banning Branches" 929.273 B227bl FHL SLC, (1994 by Heritage Books, Inc.), Pg 50 B64a. Source: 44,46.


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