Thomas S. Curtis was born at the old Cumberland Rolling-Mills, Stewart County, Tenn., July 26, 1855. His father was born at Spring Hill, Maury County, and at the age of fifteen began the manufacture of pig-iron. When eighteen years of age he was given the position of manager of the rolling-mills, which position he held until 1861, when he enlisted in the Southern Army. In the year 1866 he came to Cumberland Furnace, Dickson County, and assumed the duties of bank manager, which position he now holds. The mother died when Thomas S. was but nine years old. He was sent to school at Charlotte, then to Dickson, and from there to Union. He was then engaged as clerk five years for Droullard & Co., at Cumberland Furnace, after which he attended school for a short period at Cloudale College, and leaving school he traveled for the Nashville Nurseries. He then returned to the furnace, where he was employed as book-keeper, which position he still holds. His marriage with Eudora Grimes was solemnized October 25, 1880. Five children have been born to them, all of whom are dead. He and wife are members of the Episcopal Church. In politics he is a Democrat, and is one of the most prominent men in this county.