Wright Sopers Curless

Wright Sopers Curless
b. 1 January 1802, Shrewsbury, Monmouth County or Burlington, Burlington County, New York, to Biar/Abiah and Sarah (Sopher/Sophers) Curless/Corlis/Corliess
d. 4 July 1870, Richland, Wisconsin

m. 10 January 1822, Clermont County, Ohio
Rosanah Ashton
b. 26 November 1804, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
d. 26 February 1857, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa

Children with Rosanah Ashton:

  • William (b. 1823)
  • Sarah (b. 1825)
  • Samuel Ashton (b. 1827)
  • Henry Powel (b. 1829)
  • John Morgain (b. 1831)
  • Biar (b. 1834)
  • Arthur Lawrence (b. 1837)
  • Charles Harryman (b. 1839)
  • Wright Sopers, Jr. (b. 1842)
  • George Washington (b. 1845)
  • Mahala Ann (b. 1848)

The first five children were born in Ohio; the rest were born in Indiana.

The family came to Indiana in 1833 or 1834. They lived in Frankfort, Clinton County, until leaving in 1851. The Curless family was one of a group of previously-Quaker families to move from New Jersey, about 1807-10, to Clermont County, Ohio.

Submitted by:
Lance Beeson
Richmond CA
E-mail: lbeeson@contracosta.cc.ca.us

1 thought on “Wright Sopers Curless

  1. Lance Beeson

    I see just a few errors above, after all these years. Wright was most likely born in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, now in Ocean County. (since county split) The Burlington reference would be New Jersey, not New York, because William Curless (Corlies), Jr,, his grandfather lived in Burlington and owned the Red Lion Tavern, still in existence. The wife was Sarah Soper, from the Soper family out on the coast. The Soper family still has members living in Manahawkin and old maps show a “Soper’s Landing.”.


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