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Elizabeth Box

Elizabeth Box

Female 1822 - Bef 1880  (58 years)

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    Elizabeth Box Curbow
    Elizabeth Box Curbow
    Who Were her Parents?

  • Name Elizabeth Box  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 1820-1822  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The exact birth date and location are unknown. This is and ESTIMATE based on census records.
    Gender Female 
    Census 1830  Carroll County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Father is indexed as "Williams" B. Box. In the home are 1 male under 5 (?); 1 male 5-9 (?); 1 male 30-39 (William); 1 female under 5 (?Martha); 1 female 5-9 (Elizabeth?); 1 female 20-29 (Sarah) 
    Census 1840  Paulding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elizabeth's father is indexed incorrectly as "William B. Boose." Living near by are grandfather Jonathon Box, Hady? Box and uncle Simeon Box. Also in the same district are Ezekial Curbow and Henry Curbow. I believe Henry is her future father-in-law. 
    Census 1850  Itawamba County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in District 7: Indexed "Elizabeth Kurgan," age 28 born 1822 in Georgia; Living with husband Tilman, 26; and children: Lucinda, 7; Oliver, 5; and Elizabeth, 2. See Tilman Curbow's page for more details on this census record.  
    Census 1853  Itawamba County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mississippi State and Territorial Census Collection. See husband Tilman Curbow's page to view more information on this census record.  
    Census 1860  Carouse, Ouachita County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as "Elizabeth," age 40 born 1820 in Georgia; Living with husband T.B., 40; and children: Lucinda, 15; Oliver P., 13; Sarah J., 10; Harriet, 8; William, 6;p Isabella, 4; and Henry H., 2. Please see husband Tilman Curbow's page for more details on this census record.  
    Census 15 Feb 1864  Bowie County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Curbow family appears on the "Confederate Indigent Families Lists of Texas 1863-1865" [1] as follows:

    Mrs. Tillman Curben - Bowie County, Texas - with 7 children. (This is Tilman Curbow's wife, Elizabeth Box. The children with her most likely were - Lucinda, Oliver Perry, Virginia Elizabeth, Harriet, William, Martha Isabel and Henry Harrison).

    Also appearing on the list was:

    Mrs. Wyse Curben - Bowie County, Texas - with 8 children. (This is Wiseman Curbow?s wife, Emeline Parker - The children with her most likely were: Tillman David, Sarah, William, Rebecca, James, John, Angelina McCarty and Rhoda McCarty (Emeline's two daughters from a previous marriage).

    It can only be assumed that the wives and children of these Curbow brothers lived together in Bowie County while their husbands served the Confederacy.

    These indigent family lists were created as a result of an "Act to Support the Families and Dependents of Texas Soldiers" passed by the Texas Legislature on 15 Dec 1863. Due to the absence of the men, inflation and market conditions many Texas families had difficulty supporting themselves. This Act designated $1,000,000 for annual distribution to the families, widows and dependents of soldiers who were serving in the State or Confederate forces or had been killed or disabled in service. In addition, in November of 1864, 600,000 yards of cloth and excess thread manufactured by the state penitentiary was designated for distribution among these families.

    During this time period, Bowie County, Texas was overwhelmingly rural and agricultural. At the time of the Civil War, Boston, the county's largest town, had a population of only about 300 people. Bowie County was largely settled by Southerners, and as in most other areas in the cotton South, slavery was a vitally important economic and social institution. Throughout the antebellum years, slaves outnumbered whites. Bowie County's white population had overwhelmingly supported the secession movement during the winter of 1860-61, and they also wholeheartedly supported the war effort of the Confederacy. Bowie County was never invaded, and it thus escaped the physical destruction that devastated other parts of the South. Nonetheless, the war years were trying times for the county's citizens. In addition to their concern for loved ones on the battlefield, citizens were forced to deal with disruptions to the local economy caused by the unstable Confederate currency and the lack of a market for their cotton.[2]

    [1] Linda Mearse, San Marcos, Texas, 1995.
    [2] Bowie County History and Information at mytexasgenealogy.com


     
    Census 1870  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living "east of the Brazos River." Indexed as "Elizabeth," age 50; Living with husband Tilman, 49; and children: Lucinda, 23; Henrietta, 18; William, 17; Isabella, 13; and Harrison, 11. Please see husband Tilman Curbow's page for more information on this census record.  
    Died Before 1880  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Tilman Curbow, her husband, is listed as "widower" in 1880 census
    Buried McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Good probability that Elizabeth is buried on Bedwell Plantation - east of Waco. It is known that there was a family cemetery on Bedwell Plantation - and Tilman Curbow leased land from the Bedwells. The cemetery - which is now defunct - cannot be located by this researcher.
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    Notes 
    • PLEASE NOTE: Regarding the parentage of Elizabeth Box - Based on various records (census) and the close proximity of the families: I logically THINK that the father of Elizabeth is William Bolton Box and his first wife Sarah Whitehead. Please see the separate story "Who Were her Parents." HOWEVER, I have nothing definitive to tie them all together at this point. PLEASE DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH AND COME TO YOUR OWN CONCLUSION.
    Person ID P2328  Curbow Montoya Family | Curbow Family Branch
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2011 

    Father William Bolton Box,   b. 1799 - 1800, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1887 or 1888, Covington, Hill County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Sarah Whitehead,   b. Btwn 1800-1810,   d. Btwn 1832-1836, probably Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Family ID F5113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Tilman P. Curbow,   b. 1821, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. March June of 1900  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1842  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date is an ESTIMATE. I have been unsuccessful in pinpointing the date and location of Tilman and Elizabeth's marriage - as they do not appear in any early marriage database.

      The pertinent census records conflict with information on the oldest son?s death certificate. In census records it is indicated that daughter Lucinda was born first in Georgia in 1843 and that son Oliver was born second in Georgia in about 1845. Oliver's death certificate however contradicts this as it lists a birth date of 18 October, 1840 in Georgia. Lucinda?s death certificate confirms her 1843 birth date.

      Of note, in 1840 there is a William Box living in Paulding County, Georgia; Ezekiel Curbow, another possible brother of Tilman, is also in Paulding County; and Henry Curbow is one county south in Carroll County.

      The U.S. and International Marriage Index on ancestry.com lists a marriage entry for "Tillmon Kerbow," born 1821 who married "Elizabeth," born 1820 in Georgia. After contacting the owner of the database, I was informed that this marriage record was simply taken from a census record.

      Based on this information, I believe there is a strong possibility that Tilman and Elizabeth met and married in Paulding County, Georgia sometime between 1839 and 1843 - most probably 1842 or 1843.
    Children 
    +1. Lucinda Curbow,   b. 18 Dec 1843, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 July 1923, Waco, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. Oliver Perry Curbow,   b. 18 Oct 1845, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1921, Denison, Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +3. Virginia Elizabeth Curbow,   b. Abt 1848, Itawamba County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1924, Axtell, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    +4. Harriet Curbow,   b. 1852, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Btwn 1892-1904, Texas or Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     5. William F. Curbow,   b. 1853 , Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Martha Isabell Curbow,   b. 22 Jul 1857, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1941, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. Henry Harrison Curbow,   b. 1858, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1885, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2014 12:39:20 
    Family ID F456  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1820-1822 - Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1842 - Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in District 7: Indexed "Elizabeth Kurgan," age 28 born 1822 in Georgia; Living with husband Tilman, 26; and children: Lucinda, 7; Oliver, 5; and Elizabeth, 2. See Tilman Curbow's page for more details on this census record. - 1850 - Itawamba County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Mississippi State and Territorial Census Collection. See husband Tilman Curbow's page to view more information on this census record. - 1853 - Itawamba County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as "Elizabeth," age 40 born 1820 in Georgia; Living with husband T.B., 40; and children: Lucinda, 15; Oliver P., 13; Sarah J., 10; Harriet, 8; William, 6;p Isabella, 4; and Henry H., 2. Please see husband Tilman Curbow's page for more details on this census record. - 1860 - Carouse, Ouachita County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - The Curbow family appears on the "Confederate Indigent Families Lists of Texas 1863-1865" [1] as follows: Mrs. Tillman Curben - Bowie County, Texas - with 7 children. (This is Tilman Curbow's wife, Elizabeth Box. The children with her most likely were - Lucinda, Oliver Perry, Virginia Elizabeth, Harriet, William, Martha Isabel and Henry Harrison). Also appearing on the list was: Mrs. Wyse Curben - Bowie County, Texas - with 8 children. (This is Wiseman Curbow?s wife, Emeline Parker - The children with her most likely were: Tillman David, Sarah, William, Rebecca, James, John, Angelina McCarty and Rhoda McCarty (Emeline's two daughters from a previous marriage). It can only be assumed that the wives and children of these Curbow brothers lived together in Bowie County while their husbands served the Confederacy. These indigent family lists were created as a result of an "Act to Support the Families and Dependents of Texas Soldiers" passed by the Texas Legislature on 15 Dec 1863. Due to the absence of the men, inflation and market conditions many Texas families had difficulty supporting themselves. This Act designated $1,000,000 for annual distribution to the families, widows and dependents of soldiers who were serving in the State or Confederate forces or had been killed or disabled in service. In addition, in November of 1864, 600,000 yards of cloth and excess thread manufactured by the state penitentiary was designated for distribution among these families. During this time period, Bowie County, Texas was overwhelmingly rural and agricultural. At the time of the Civil War, Boston, the county's largest town, had a population of only about 300 people. Bowie County was largely settled by Southerners, and as in most other areas in the cotton South, slavery was a vitally important economic and social institution. Throughout the antebellum years, slaves outnumbered whites. Bowie County's white population had overwhelmingly supported the secession movement during the winter of 1860-61, and they also wholeheartedly supported the war effort of the Confederacy. Bowie County was never invaded, and it thus escaped the physical destruction that devastated other parts of the South. Nonetheless, the war years were trying times for the county's citizens. In addition to their concern for loved ones on the battlefield, citizens were forced to deal with disruptions to the local economy caused by the unstable Confederate currency and the lack of a market for their cotton.[2] [1] Linda Mearse, San Marcos, Texas, 1995. [2] Bowie County History and Information at mytexasgenealogy.com - 15 Feb 1864 - Bowie County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living "east of the Brazos River." Indexed as "Elizabeth," age 50; Living with husband Tilman, 49; and children: Lucinda, 23; Henrietta, 18; William, 17; Isabella, 13; and Harrison, 11. Please see husband Tilman Curbow's page for more information on this census record. - 1870 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Before 1880 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2720510913] 1830 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1830. M19, 201), Year: 1830; Census Place: , Carroll, Georgia; Roll: ; Page: .
      Source Citation: 1830 U S Census: , Carroll, Georgia, Page: 230; NARA Roll: M19-16; Family History Film: 0007036.

    2. [S2720518517] 1840 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1840. M704, 58), Year: 1840; Census Place: District 950, Paulding, Georgia; Roll: ; Page: .
      Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: District 950, Paulding, Georgia; Roll: 48; Page: 105; Image: 216; Family History Library Film: 0007046.

    3. [S2625403972] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, ), Year: 1850; Census Place: District 7, Itawamba, Mississippi; Roll: M432_373; Page: 426; Image: 392.
      Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 7, Itawamba, Mississippi; Roll: M432_373; Page: 426A; Image: 397.

    4. [S3753046807] Mississippi State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-1866, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data - Mississippi State and Territorial Censuses, 1792-1866. Microfilm V229. 3 rolls. Heritage Quest.Original data: Mississippi State and Territorial Censuses, 1792-1866. Mi).
      T.P. Curbo; 1853; Itawamba; Line 31; Roll v229_2

    5. [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.
      Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Carouse, Ouachita, Arkansas; Roll: M653_47; Page: 40; Image: 42; Family History Library Film: 803047.

    6. [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.
      Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: East of The Brazos River, McLennan, Texas; Roll: M593_1598; Page: 78B; Image: 156; Family History Library