Person:Curtis Alderson (1)

Curtis Alderson
d.bef. February 1804 Botetourt County, Virginia
m. 1726
  1. Mary Alderson1736 -
  2. Rev. John Alderson, III1737/38 - 1821
  3. Curtis Alderson1740 - bef 1804
  4. James Alderson1742 - 1775
  5. Thomas Alderson1744 - 1837
  6. Benjamin AldersonABT 1745 - AFT 1820
  7. Simon Alderson1747 - 1798
  8. Samuel Alderson1749 -
m. BEF 1766
  1. Rachel Alderson1767 - 1844
  2. Thomas Alderson1770 -
  3. Burzilla Alderson1775 -
  4. Betsy Alderson1777 - AFT 1850
  5. Hetty Alderson1782 - BEF 1868
Facts and Events
Name Curtis Alderson
Gender Male
Birth? 1740 Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Marriage BEF 1766 Augusta County, Virginiato Elizabeth Ramsey
Death? bef. February 1804 Botetourt County, Virginia

Curtis Alderson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Will of Curtis Alderson

  • Alderson, Curtis, probate February 1804. Names wife Elizabeth and children Burr, Thomas, Elizabeth Cress and Hester Woltz. Grandchildren Elizabeth Cloyd (dau. Rachel) and Curtis Alderson, son, Thomas. [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 52].

Records of Curtis Alderson in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - John Levecy and ____, his wife, only daughter and issue of James Campbell, vs. John Morris--O. S. 24; N. S. 8--Bill filed 7th October, 1800). In February, 1773, James Campbell, father of oratrix, went into the County now of Kenhawa County and made an improvement on the Kenhawa, sowing a large quantity of apple seed. The same year John Morris cleared a tract opposite James on a creek called Napper's Creek, which he sold to a person of the same name. The Indian War of 1774 prevented James from making any further improvements, and in 1775 John claimed James' improvement. James died intestate previous to 1779 and John got a patent from the Commissioners and has sold a part to William Droddy, who has sold to John Reynoids. Peter Shoemaker deposes, 18th January, 1804, in Adams County, Ohio. In February, 1773, he started from Muddy Creek in Greenbrier County for the Kenawha in company with James Campbell, James Pauley, and Walter Kelly, and went as far as Gauley River, where Walter Kelly turned back. The others went on to what is now the mouth of Campbell's Creek, where Campbell made a tomahawk improvement. John and William Morris were brothers. The Indians shot deponent at Powell's Valley. Deposition of John Jones, a settler, as to Walter Kelley, Knapper (Napper), Thomas Alsberry, William Feamster. Thomas Alsberry says he forted (fought?) with John Morris all during the Indian War. They were greatly harassed by the Indians. About Conrad Yoacum. George Lee (See?) deposes in Kenawha, that he came to the country in 1774. John Morris was then with him as a soldier under Mathew Arbuckle. Curtis Alderson testifies in Botetourt, 20th May, 1802. In 1713 (s/b prob. 1773) John Alderson, Joseph Carroll, William Morris, John Herd and deponent set out from Shenandoah County for New River below the falls, in search of vacant land, and went down as far as James Burnsides's on Greenbrier, when they were joined by Archd. Taylor, Philip Cooper and Walter Kelly, and all together arrived at New River 6th April, and made improvements and set out to return home, and at Gauley they met James Campbell, Peter Shoemaker and James Polly; William Morris and deponent went back with them. James Campbell died in fall of 1777.

Information on Curtis Alderson

Husband: Curtis Alderson
Born: 1740 at: Bucks Co., PA
Married: BEF 1766 at: Augusta Co., VA
Died: 1804 at: Botetourt Co., VA
Father:John Alderson, II
Mother:Mary Jane Curtis
Wife: Elizabeth Ramsey
Name: Rachel Alderson
Born: 1767 at: Botetourt Co., VA
Married: 17 JAN 1788 at: Botetourt Co., VA
Died: UNKNOWN at:
Spouses: David Cloyd
Name: Thomas Alderson
Born: 1770 at: Botetourt Co., VA
Married: 13 JUL 1789 at: Botetourt Co., VA
Died: 1847 at: Botetourt Co., VA
Spouses: Martha Moore
Name: Burzilla Alderson
Born: 1775 at: Botetourt Co., VA
Married: 18 FEB 1796 at: Botetourt Co., VA
Died: UNKNOWN at:
Spouses: Elizabeth Dawson
Name: Betsey Alderson
Born: 1777 at: Virginia
Married: 29 DEC 1801 at: Botetourt Co., VA
Died: AFT 1850 at:
Spouses: Thomas Cross
Name: Hetty Alderson
Born: 1782 at: Botetourt Co., VA
Married: 30 JAN 1800 at: Botetourt Co., VA
Died: BEF 1868 at: Hocking Co., OH
Spouses: George Woltz