Location: Marblehead Massachusetts

Biography of Colonel Henry Curtis

One of the prominent citizens of Rock Island, and a man of high standing in the legal profession, was Colonel Henry Curtis, deceased. He was born at Boston, Massachusetts, August 13, 1834, the home of his parents. Henry and Rebecca L. (Everett) Curtis, and in that city he spent his boyhood and received his preliminary education. This was finished by a course in the English High School of his native city, which fitted him for entrance into the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, New York, where he pursued an engineering course, and graduated in 1855 as a civil engineer. In

The Haskell Family

ROGER, WILLIAM, and MARK HASKELL, three brothers, are undoubtedly the patriarchal heads of the Haskell family of New England and are found to be very early settlers at Beverly, where Roger had twenty acres of land granted him by the town of Salem, in 1636—probably located not far from Essex Bridge. In 1643 John Hardy made application for a 10 acre lot for his son Joseph, “about the Bass River,’’ and at the same time interceded for a grant of meadow land for Roger Haskell; and the selectmen gave him six acres. In 1646 Roger Haskell and William Dodge were

Henry Coombs of Marblehead

A brief notice of this family is here given, to more clearly show its relative connection with that of the White and Haskell Families, and which is interwoven with them from the first to almost the last generation in a remarkable degree. To this end it is not necessary to give more than a mere outline of its history, making use of such names as will serve to connect each family of the several lines or branches. (1) HENRY COOMBS1 was of Marblehead as early as Dec. 22, 1648, when he with others had lots laid out in the swamp.

Michael and Ruth (Rhoades) White

(9) MICHAEL3 (Michael2 Henry1), born March 22, 1668-9; d. July 26, 1730. He was a witness to a nuncupative will made between Thomas Rhoades, of Marblehead, and John Simpson, on board the ship Essex, at Sea, where in it was agreed that if during the voyage, the survivor should have what clothes, wages, &c. the other was possessed of at his decease. “The said Sampson was slain during the voyage,” and administration was granted said Rhoades, May 26, 1696. Mr. Coombs was a member of St. Michael’s church (Episcopal), at Marblehead. He m. July 12, 1694, Ruth Rhoades. Six Children—