Maria Cortright

Brief Life History of Maria

When Maria Cortright was born on 22 June 1783, in Machackemeck, Deerpark, Orange, New York, United States, her father, Moses Anthony Cortright, was 38 and her mother, Antje Van Etten, was 30. She married Abraham Decker on 6 December 1790, in Sussex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 24 February 1864, in Orange, New York, United States, at the age of 80.

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Abraham Decker
Maria Cortright
Marriage: 6 December 1790
Simon Ingles Decker
Daniel Decker
Elizabeth Decker
Hannah Anna Decker
Oliver Perry Decker

Sources (7)

  • Maria Cortreght, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Maria Cortrecht, "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980"
  • Maria Cortrecht, "New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1787 · New Jersey Plan

"Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two ""houses"" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested)."


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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.

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