Samuel Courtney

1805–1880 (Age 75)
Virginia, United States

The Life 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 22. 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 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

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    Lydia Baremore




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    Mary Ann Courtney



    William Harvey Courtney


    Matilda Courtney


+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 7

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

Age 20

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

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Courtenay near Sens in northern France, or some other place similarly named, from the name of a Romano-Gallic landlord, Curtenus (a derivative of Latin curtus ‘short’) + the locative suffix -acum.2 English (of Norman origin): nickname for someone with a snub nose, from Old French c(o)urt ‘short’ + nes ‘nose’ (Latin nasus).3 Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Curnáin ‘descendant of Curnán’, an Old Irish personal name from a diminutive of corn ‘horn’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Courtnay, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Courtney, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Courtney, "United States Census, 1870"

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