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Notes for John Curtis and Sarah Taylor

1758 On 10 of month 10 [October], John Curtis was born. [1][2]

1764 On 13 of month 12 [December], Sarah Taylor, daughter of John Taylor and wife of John Curtis, was born. [3][4]

1785 John Curtis, Jr of Mansfield Township (son of John and Patience), and Sarah Taylor, of Nottingham, daughter of John and Sarah, were married at Chesterfield on 10th 3d mo. 1785. Witnesses: Rachel Curtis, John, Sarah, John, Jr., Joel, Ann and Stacy Taylor, Joseph, Isaac and Samuel DeCou, Joseph M. Lawrie, Benjamin Linton and others. [5][6][7][8]

The names and birthdates and death dates of three children of John Curtis and Sarah Taylor were recorded in the Upper Springfield Quaker records. [9][10][11]

1785 On 10 of month 3, John Curtis Jr, son of John and Patience Curtis of Mansfield, and Sarah Taylor Jr, daughter of John and Sarah Taylor of Nottingham Twp, were married, parents consenting. [12]

1785 On 1st day, 8th month, John Curtis and wife Sarah received by certificate, Burlington Monthly Meeting. [13]

1786 On 7th of 9th mo, James Schooley and Mary Rogers were married at Chesterfield Friends' Monthly Meeting. The marriage was witnessed by John Curtis. [14]

1786 On 2nd day, 10th month, John Curtis and wife Sarah and son Tilton, were granted a certificate by Burlington Monthly Meeting to Chesterfield Meeting. [15][16]

1787 In May, John Taylor, son of John Taylor, late of Burlington County, deceased, was ordered to appear before the Orphans' Court to answer questions about his knowledge of any codicils to the will of John Taylor. Witnessed by Joshua Wallace, Thomas Fenimore, and Israel Shreve. A complaint was made that codicils had not been properly exhibited. Joel Taylor, Sarah Taylor and Stacy Taylor, executors of the will of John Taylor, were also summoned to appear. [17]

1792 John Curtis, husband of Sarah Taylor, died on 28 of 8th month. [18][19]

1792 On 26 September, John Curtis, of Burlington County. Intestate. Administrator: Sarah Curtis. Fellowbondsman: Joel Taylor; both of Burlington County. [20]

1792 On 25 September, the inventory was valued at £775.10.4, made by Joseph Pancoast and Joseph Satterthwaite. [21]

1793 On 13 February, 1793, at the Burlington County Orphans' Court, Sarah Curtis, filed the account of John Curtis, deceased, who had been administrator of Jonathan Curtis Senior, for the estate of John Curtis, Sr. The account items start on date 1786. [22]

1795 On 16 June, the will of Sarah Taylor, of Nottingham, named daughter, Sarah Curtis, whose share was shared with John Curtis' children (and Sarah Taylor's grand-children): Tilton and Achsah. [23]

1797 On 8 August, Sarah Curtis petitioned Richard Howell, Governor of New Jersey, that she be appointed guardian of Tilton and Achsah Curtis, children of John Curtis deceased, under age 14. [24] At the August term of the Burlington Orphans Court, Sarah Curtis was appointed guardian of Achsa Curtis and Tilton Curtis, bond posted by Thomas English [25].

1807 On May 26, Sarah Curtis, filed the account of John Curtis. Signed by Abraham Brown Jr and the surrogate Joseph Budd. The account items start on date 1792. [26]

1807 On May 26, Sarah Curtis reported an account to the Burlington County Orphans' Court for the guardianship of Tilton and Achsah Curtis. [27][28][29]

1809 On 12 April, Joseph Freeman Taylor, son of Daniel (deceased) and Hannah Taylor of UpperFreehold, Monmouth County, married Sarah Carslake. Witnessed by Sarah Curtis, and many others. [30]

Research Notes:

c 1776 John Curtis was Serjeant in the Eighth Company, Second Battalion of the Continental Troops in New Jersey [31][32]


Footnotes:

[1] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, Upper Springfield Monthly Meeting 541, Members (1783-), births and deaths (1717-1833), 20, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[2] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 3 (1995), 16.

[3] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, Upper Springfield Monthly Meeting 541, Members (1783-), births and deaths (1717-1833), 20, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[4] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 3 (1995), 16.

[5] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Marriages, Births, Deaths, and Marriage Intentions (from the Minutes), Certificates of Removal 1684-1847 (NJ/B2F:L), [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[6] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 22. (Marriage Records, 1665-1800) (1900), 654, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[7] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Men's Minutes, 1684-1738, 742, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[8] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Births and Deaths, 1675-1750, Vol. K, Marriages, 1684-1724 , 129, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[9] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, Upper Springfield Monthly Meeting 541, Members (1783-), births and deaths (1717-1833), 20, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[10] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 3 (1995), 16.

[11] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, Upper Springfield Monthly Minutes, 1707-1842, item 44, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[12] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 2 (1995), 3.

[13] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 1 (1994), 154.

[14] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Births and Deaths, 1675-1750, Vol. K, Marriages, 1684-1724 , 137, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[15] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 1 (1994), 156.

[16] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Men's Minutes, 1786-1796 (Minute Book 3), Click year and page:17, [BrynMawr].

[17] Burlington County New Jersey Miscellaneous Probate Papers, book T, image 523, of images 522-524, [FamilySearchImage].

[18] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, Upper Springfield Monthly Meeting 541, Members (1783-), births and deaths (1717-1833), 20, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[19] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 3 (1995), 16.

[20] Elmer T. Hutchinson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 37. (Wills and Administrations 8, 1791-1795) (1942), 101, citing Lib. 34, p. 403, [InternetArchive].

[21] Elmer T. Hutchinson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 37. (Wills and Administrations 8, 1791-1795) (1942), 101, citing File 11435C, [InternetArchive].

[22] Burlington County New Jersey Miscellaneous Probate Papers, Book C, FHL film 837730, image 298, of 296-302, [FamilySearchImage].

[23] Elmer T. Hutchinson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 37. (Wills and Administrations 8, 1791-1795) (1942), 363, citing Lib. 35, p. 471 and inventory file 11699C, [InternetArchive].

[24] Burlington County New Jersey Miscellaneous Probate Papers, Book C, FHL film 837730, image 309, [FamilySearchImage].

[25] New Jersey Probate Records, 1678-1980, Burlington, Orphans Court Minutes 1-218, FHL film 832936, image 233, [FamilySearchImage].

[26] Burlington County New Jersey Miscellaneous Probate Papers, Book C, FHL film 837730, image 305, of 304-307, [FamilySearchImage].

[27] Burlington County New Jersey Miscellaneous Probate Papers, Book C, FHL film 837730, image 313, of 310-313, [FamilySearchImage].

[28] New Jersey Probate Records, 1678-1980, Burlington, Orphans Court Minutes 2-282, FHL film 832936, image 730, [FamilySearchImage].

[29] New Jersey Probate Records, 1678-1980, Burlington, Guardian Accounts A-37, FHL film 832963, image 43, [FamilySearchImage].

[30] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Records of Marriage Certificates from Upper Springfield Meeting, commencing 1783, 89, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[31] William S. Stryker, Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War (1872), 113, [InternetArchive].

[32] William S. Stryker, Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War (1872), 564, [InternetArchive].


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