Martin Cortright

20 May 1791–5 September 1860 (Age 69)
Orange, New York, United States

The Life 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 "Anna" Van Etten, was 39. He married Nancy Bran in 1814. They were the parents of at least 3 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 Courtright
1835–

Spouse and Children

    Male1791–1860Male

    Sally Bigelow

    Female1802–1888Female

MARRIAGE
6 July 1820
children

(8)

    Ephraim Cortright

    Male1821–1902Male

    Levi J. Cortright

    Male1823–1861Male

    Horace Cortright

    Male1825–1898Male

    Martin Cortright

    Male1826–1828Male

    Cornelius Cuykendall Cortright

    Male1827–1904Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 6

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1812

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Kortrijk ( see Courtright ).

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.

Sources (3)

  • Martin Cortright, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martin Cartright, "New York, State Census, 1855"
  • Martin Cortright, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"

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