Curtis, Joseph an English Baptist minister, was born at Exeter in 1815. He labored as an evangelist while yet a layman in the Established Church; afterwards became a Baptist, gave up business entirely, and devoted himself to gratuitous labors from place to place, visiting the cottages, where he read, prayed, and conversed, announcing at each house his intention of preaching in the open air. He was some time pastor at St. Mary Ottery, and at Cranford, Middlesex. He died near Devoran, Cornwall, December 18, 1878. See (Lond.) Baptist Hand-book, 1880, page 294.