Millicent Waite Curtis was born January 20, 1787 in Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts to Mehitable Foster and Phineas Waite. She was the oldest in a family of four children. She married Nahum Curtis on October 29, 1809 in the First Congregational Church in New Salem, Massachusetts. They had three children while in New Salem before moving to Conneautville, Erie County, Pennsylvania, where they had seven more children. The family later joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, after which, they joined the saints in Missouri. After the anti-Mormon mobs drove the saints away, Millicent grew ill and died on September 3, 1838.
This biography is located in Cleo Grigg Johnson Gilchrist's first book of remembrance of the MSS 1799 collection. This one-page typescript biography was compiled by Dora M. Curtis Taylor, Millicent's great granddaughter. It describes Millicent as being a good religious woman, cook, and mother.