Today researching a Mercer Co. Federal Census, I ran onto many Curtis names. Several were posted together, 1830-1840. Johnathan G. Custis was on the 1840 Federal Census and there were Curtis names there. I was not reading a transcription but the real record.
I know my Custer line is there in that area, but have never connected with a Curtis before. Any suggestions? Maybe the census taker's take on a family name.
My great grandfathers brother lived in that area later around Stoneboro, but this was Sandy Lake Twp.
I have encountered the Custead surname and am sure that is mistaken identity as I could not find the names I knew to be there. Years seemed to match the Custer family.