Monday, August 15, 2011

Phebe (Sylvester) CURTIS

Phebe (Sylvester) CURTIS by midgefrazel
Phebe (Sylvester) CURTIS, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.
The front side of yesterday's post is this photo of a well-to-do old lady. I have not cropped out the photographer information so anyone who sees it might be able to tell me more about her.

I have worked on her backwards from her Maine Death record. She was married to a man named Reuben Curtis but I am not sure if he the man who was a minister or not (or maybe his son)

She died of "old age" on 25 April 1891 at 82 years, 4 months and 25 days in Revere, MA but is listed in the Maine index. The second page says she is buried in Maine.

I am fairly certain that she is named for her mother Phebe Soule and her maiden name was Sylvester. Her father was Amos.

I have some census records but without knowing exactly who her husband was, I am not sure I have the right family.

Probably a real fur coat, don't you think?

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Charles Hansen said...

Your Phebe is listed in the Mayflower Families in Progress George Soule and his descendants in the fifth and sixth generation Part 2 By Louise Throop 2002.
her mother Phebe b. No. Yarmouth about 1774 married Amos Sylvester Jr. children Patience (1798), Ebenezer (1800), Salome (1802), Amos (1804), Robert (1806), Phebe (1808), Jacob ??

Charles Hansen said...

You can contact Louise at and maybe you two can share research.

Midge Frazel said...

Thanks, Charlie. As I have been working on this I am working on my husband's Mayflower application at the same time.

I have that Soule volume. I am going to write about that probably on Wednesday. Thanks for Louise's email address.

But, which Reuben Curtis was her husband? I continue to look.


Charles Hansen said...

Well we may be cousins then, my Soule line is George, John, Moses, Barnabas, Elizabeth (Soule) Chandler, Betty/Elizabeth (Chandler) Dillingham, and then down the Dillinghams to my grandmother.
I think they are working on the next generation from George Soule, so Louise may be looking for your Phebe Curtis.