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 39. 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.
Variant of Courtright , a surname of Dutch origin. Compare Kortright .
Perhaps also an altered form of English Cartwright .
He had many peculiarities, one of which was he wore a sheepskin coat much of the time. Called Sheepskin Cortright.
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