Martin Cortright

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

The Life Summary 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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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 Courtright

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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.
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.

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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 (11)

  • 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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