Sophia Curiston's maiden name is Williams. This comes from her son Edwin's marriage record. Her parents were Thomas (born about 1798 in England) and Catherine (born about 1800 in either New York or England). You can find them in the 1850 and 1860 census in Macomb, New York. In the 1860 census, Leonard Williams, age 5 months, is listed after her, so it's possible that she had her first child out of wedlock at the age of 17. Sophia married William Roe sometime after 1860. William Roe enlisted in the Army in 1862 in Macomb and deserted in 1863. What happened after that is hard to determine, as there were several William Roes in the Army. William's daughter, Nancy Jane, was born about this time. Both Sophia and Nancy Jane applied for a survivor's army pension. Sophia also applied for a pension for her second husband, Thomas H Curiston, who she married about 1866. The 1900 census shows them married about 30 years. If so, then they married about 1870, which would call into question the father of her daughter Mina. Thomas enlisted in 1863 and died in 1915. His parents were Samuel Curiston (born in Ireland about 1804) and Elizabeth Kennedy (born in Ireland about 1807). They brought their family to Canada in about 1851. (They're in the 1851 census living in Quebec, but son Robert was born in Scotland about 1850.) Elizabeth died in childbirth in 1853 in Canada. Samuel died two years later, 14 Feb 1855, five months before a son, Samuel, was born to his second wife, Jane Gardiner. Sophia lived until at least 1920. She's listed on that census in Lapeer, MI, living with son Samuel John Curiston.