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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Family Time Line

Martin Cortright
1791–1860
Sally Bigelow
1802–1888
Marriage: 6 July 1820
Ephraim Cortright
1821–1902
Levi J. Cortright
1823–1861
Horace Cortright
1825–1898
Martin Cortright
1826–1828
Cornelius Cuykendall Cortright
1827–1904
Bushnell Cortright
1831–1832
Anna Maria Cortright
1833–1916
Jackson Cortright
1835–1899

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.

1799

Historical Boundaries 1799: Cayuga, New York, United States

1812

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

Story Highlight

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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