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Henry Harrison Curbow

Henry Harrison Curbow

Male 1858 - 1885  (27 years)

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  • Name Henry Harrison Curbow  [1, 2, 3
    • Henry Harrison Curbow was the youngest child of Tilman P. Curbow and Elizabeth Box. His mother had a brother named Harrison Box, and perhaps Henry received his middle name from this uncle. From the census records, we can conclude that Henry was born about 1858 in Mississippi, and probably in Itawamba County.
    Born 1858  Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth year/location is per the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census records
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Carouse, Ouachita County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as Henry H., age 2 - living with parents and siblings - had been living in Arkansas for less than 2 years.  
    Census 1870  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living "east of the Brazos River": Indexed as Harrison "Keehan," age 11; living with parents and siblings Lucinda, age 23; Henriette (Harriet "Hattie"), age 18; William, age 17; Isabella, age 13; oldest brother Oliver Perry is not in the home.  
    Legal 25 Feb 1878  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Henry files his cattle brand with county clerk's office: Today come H. H. Curbow of 2nd Precinct, and desired the following to be entered and recorded as his Ear Mark for Stock, viz: (See image) and also the following as his Brand for Horses, Mules and cattle, (See image). Horses right shoulder; Cattle right hips; 10 miles east of Waco on Williams Creek near Waco and Mt. Calm Road.  
    Henry Harrison Curbow
    Henry Harrison Curbow
    Cattle Brand
    Henry Harrison Curbow
    Henry Harrison Curbow
    Cattle Brand
    Census 1880  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 22, living with his oldest sister Lucinda and her husband William Lytle, and their daughter Belle Sarah Lytle; mother Elizabeth Box Curbow has died.  
    Occupation Henry Harrison Curbow owned quite a few horses; In 1882 and 1884, he paid taxes on horses - was he a horse trader? A cowboy? A rancher? He may have been a farmer, but that seems less likely as he didn't own any land and his farm implements were few and listed as "old" in his probate inventory. 
    Tax Roll 1882  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    McLennan County Tax Roll - 5 horses-$75; misc. prop. - $25 
    Tax Roll 1884  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as "H.H. Curbow," McLennan County Tax Roll - 1 wagon-$15; Misc-$10; 7 horses-$200; 7 hogs-$15 
    Died 10 Jan 1885  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location is per Probate Records on file in McLennan County, Texas; He died on his wedding anniversary; cause of death is unknown. As of this writing, it is not know whether illness or injury caused the death of young Henry Harrison Curbow. It appears that he fell ill around the 29th of December, 1884 and he died the 10th of January, 1885 - lingering in his sick bed for about thirteen days before he died.
    Probate 16 Apr 1885  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate papers were filed.

    On a recent trip to the McLennan County Courthouse, my husband and I stumbled upon the probate records of Henry Harrison Curbow. He died as a very young man on 10 January 1885 - only 26 years old. While Henry did not leave a Will, he did have assets and debts, and so it was necessary to probate his estate. I was able to obtain the entire probate file - and some of the pertinent excerpts are list below.  
    Probate 19 May 1887  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last document in probate file 
    Henry Harrison Curbow
    Henry Harrison Curbow
    Probate File on record - McLennan County, Texas
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    Person ID P2334  Curbow Montoya Family | Curbow Family Branch
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2013 

    Father Tilman P. Curbow,   b. 1821, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. March June of 1900  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Box,   b. 1820-1822, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1880, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Family ID F456  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary C. Young,   b. Btwn 1859-1860, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Jan 1882  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Book C, Page 35; Marriage Books of McLennan County, Texas; by Rev. J. H. Richey
    Henry Harrison Curbow x Mary C. (Mollie) Young
    Henry Harrison Curbow x Mary C. (Mollie) Young
    Marriage Certificate
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2011 19:12:46 
    Family ID F469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1858 - Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Henry H., age 2 - living with parents and siblings - had been living in Arkansas for less than 2 years. - 1860 - Carouse, Ouachita County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living "east of the Brazos River": Indexed as Harrison "Keehan," age 11; living with parents and siblings Lucinda, age 23; Henriette (Harriet "Hattie"), age 18; William, age 17; Isabella, age 13; oldest brother Oliver Perry is not in the home. - 1870 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal - Henry files his cattle brand with county clerk's office: Today come H. H. Curbow of 2nd Precinct, and desired the following to be entered and recorded as his Ear Mark for Stock, viz: (See image) and also the following as his Brand for Horses, Mules and cattle, (See image). Horses right shoulder; Cattle right hips; 10 miles east of Waco on Williams Creek near Waco and Mt. Calm Road. - 25 Feb 1878 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age 22, living with his oldest sister Lucinda and her husband William Lytle, and their daughter Belle Sarah Lytle; mother Elizabeth Box Curbow has died. - 1880 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Roll - McLennan County Tax Roll - 5 horses-$75; misc. prop. - $25 - 1882 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jan 1882 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Roll - Indexed as "H.H. Curbow," McLennan County Tax Roll - 1 wagon-$15; Misc-$10; 7 horses-$200; 7 hogs-$15 - 1884 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jan 1885 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Probate papers were filed. On a recent trip to the McLennan County Courthouse, my husband and I stumbled upon the probate records of Henry Harrison Curbow. He died as a very young man on 10 January 1885 - only 26 years old. While Henry did not leave a Will, he did have assets and debts, and so it was necessary to probate his estate. I was able to obtain the entire probate file - and some of the pertinent excerpts are list below. - 16 Apr 1885 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Last document in probate file - 19 May 1887 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2625378497] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1), Year: 1860; Census Place: Carouse, Ouachita, Arkansas; Roll: M653_47; Page: 40; Image: 43.


    2. [S2624683368] 1870 United States Federal Census, (1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Minnesota. Minnes), Year: 1870; Census Place: , , ; Roll: M593.



    3. [S2624675888] 1880, (1880 U.S. Census Index ), Year: 1880; Census Place: , McLennan, Texas; Roll: T9_1318; Family History Film: 1255318; Page: 100.1000; Enumeration District: 106; Image: .