James Coursey

about 1765–
Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of James

When James Coursey was born about 1765, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, his father, William Coursey II, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Anne Acock, was 30.

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William Coursey II
1729–1813
Elizabeth Anne Acock
1735–1790
James Coursey
1765–
Allen Coursey
1766–
John Coursey
1767–
Nancy Ann Coursey
1768–1830
Elizabeth Anderson Coursey
1771–
Lucy Anderson Coursey
1772–
Robert Coursey
1774–1830
William Coursey III
1783–1853
Mary Anderson Coursey
1777–1850
Charles Coursey
1780–1840

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1776

Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 11

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 15

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Courcy, from the Romano-Gallic personal name Curtius (a derivative of curtus ‘short’) + the locative suffix -acum. Compare Decoursey .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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