Martin Cortright

Brief Life History of Martin

When Martin Cortright was born on 20 May 1791, in Orange, New York, United States, his father, Moses Anthony Cortright, was 46 and his mother, Antje Van Etten, was 38. He married Nancy Bran in 1814. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Wayne, New York, United States in 1850 and Sterling, Cayuga, New York, United States in 1855. He died on 5 September 1860, in Cambria, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Hillsdale, Michigan, United States.

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Martin Cortright
Sally Bigelow
Marriage: 6 July 1820
Ephraim Cortright
Levi J. Cortright
Horace Cortright
Martin Cortright
Cornelius Cuykendall Cortright
Bushnell Cortright
Anna Maria Cortright
Jackson Cortright

Sources (11)

  • Martin Cortright, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martin Cortright, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Newton Cortright in entry for Moses C. Cortright, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.


Historical Boundaries 1799: Cayuga, New York, United States


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Variant of Courtright , a surname of Dutch origin. Compare Kortright .

Perhaps also an altered form of English Cartwright .

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

Possible Related Names

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Frances Allen Greenman's comments about Martin Cortright

He had many peculiarities, one of which was he wore a sheepskin coat much of the time. Called Sheepskin Cortright.

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