Samuel Courtney

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Courtney was born in 1805, in Virginia, United States, his father, William Courtney, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Lazzell, was 23. He married Nancy A Fleming on 18 March 1858, in Marion, West Virginia, United States. He lived in Fabius Township, Marion, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Liberty Township, Marion, Missouri, United States in 1870. He died in April 1880, at the age of 75.

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Samuel Courtney
Lydia Baremore
Eliza Jane Courtney
James Lazelle Courtney
Mary Courtney
Samuel Fletcher Courtney
Marshall M. Courtney

Sources (7)

  • Samuel Courtnay, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Courtney, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Samuel Courtney, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Courtenay near Sens in northern France, or some other place similarly named, from the name of a Gallo-Roman landlord, Curtenus (a derivative of Latin curtus ‘short’) + the locative suffix -acum.

Irish: English surname adopted for Ó Curnáin ‘descendant of Curnán’, an Old Irish personal name based on a diminutive of corn ‘horn’.

History: A family of this name (see 1 above) can be traced back to Athon de Courtenay, who lived in Courtenay in Loiret in the early 11th century. Renaud de Courtenay held land in Devon in the 12th century, and the family later held the title of Earls of Devon following the marriage of Hugh de Courtenay to Margaret de Bohun, granddaughter of King Edward I, in 1325.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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