Person:Eli Curtis (3)

m. 1792
  1. Eli Curtis1793 - 1871
  1. Marcus Beardsley CurtisAbt 1816 - 1870
  2. Roxanna Curtis1819 - 1891
  3. Louisa Maria Curtis1830 - 1909
Facts and Events
Name Eli Curtis
Gender Male
Birth[1] 21 May 1793 Weston, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Marriage to Sarah Jennings
Death[2] 26 Dec 1871 Dover, Athens, Ohio, United States
Alt Death[3] Mar 1872 Southfield (township), Oakland, Michigan, United States
  1. Connecticut, United States. Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906. (FamilySearch Record Search).
  2. Ohio, United States. County Death Records, 1840-2001.

    Other contemporary accounts say he died in Ohio.

  3. Michigan. Secretary of State. Death Records, 1867-1897. (Lansing, Michigan).

    This entry appears immediately after that of his wife who died in 1872. It was not recorded at or near the time of his own death. Probably the given date was an estimate recorded after his wife's burial.

  4.   Southfield Township, in Durant, Samuel W. History of Oakland County, Michigan. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States: L. H. Everts & Co.)
    p. 267, 1877.

    In the same season, and at very nearly the same time, came Dillucena Stoughton and Eli Curtis. Stoughton purchased the east half of the northeast quarter of section 6, now comprehending the eastern part of the village of Franklin. Mr. Curtis purchased on sections 3 and 4; his house being erected in the northeast corner of 4. His pecuniary circumstances were better than those of most of the first pioneers, and from the capital which he brought he reaped the full measure of the advantage which capital is sure to command, particularly in a new country. About 1840 he became a convert to the doctrine of "Millerism," and removed to the city of New York, where he was engaged in the publication of a second-advent journal, entitled The Midnight Cry. His connection with the Miller sect brought him both financial and mental disaster, from which he never recovered. After some years he returned from New York to Southfield, and thence, after a time, he removed to the State of Ohio, where he died a few years since.