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Captain John Curtis

Captain John Curtis

The Captain John Curtis Memorial Library was dedicated on December 8, 1904, when William John Curtis (b. 1854) personally presented the library, named in honor of his father, to the town of Brunswick. (For more information about the history of the library, see A History of the Public Library in Brunswick, Maine by Louise R. Helmreich, published by the Brunswick Public Library Association in 1976.)

Curtis Family Materials

“Ancestry of Harold E. Curtis of Madison, N.J.” (bef. 1631- ).
“Descendency Chart-First Four Generations” (bef. 1574-1673). Compiled by William Curtis McCleod.
“The Family of William John Curtis-The First Three Generations” (1854- ).

  1. William John Curtis
  2. The Pierces
  3. The Taylors
  4. The Poillons
  5. The Hughsons
  6. The Curtises

Please remember that all information on these pages should be verified.

Other materials:
“Early Hanover” Compiled by Louise B. Prosser. (Information on the history of Hanover, MA).
To receive copies of these materials, call the Library’s Reference Desk 207-725-5242 ext. 510 or

Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, ME 04011
York Library, 172 York Street, York, ME 03909

At Genealogical/Historical Societies:

Norwell Historical Society, Norwell Jr. High School, Norwell, MA 02061
Scituate Historical Society, 16 Vinal Road, Scituate, MA 02066
South Shore Genealogical Society, James Library, River Street, Norwell, MA 02061
York Historical Society, P.O. Box 312, 9 York Street, York, ME 03909

Undated letters of Captain Curtis transcribed from his journal by a great-great granddaughter, Angeline Ferris of Camden.

Ships commanded by Captain John Curtis.

Captain Curtis’ account of the Windsor Forest Burning on January 18, 1864.

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