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Elias  COURTNEY

Elias COURTNEY

Male 1786 - 1861  (~ 75 years)

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  • Name Elias COURTNEY  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born c.1786  , , Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 6, 7
    • Age 16 thru 25, 1810 census, c.1785-1794
      Age 26 thru 45, 1820 census, c.1775-1794
      Age 40 thru 49, 1830 census, c.1781-1790
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth 1786  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    hilderbrand Jr Family Tree on Ancestry & Charles N. Courtney history 
    Alt. Birth Abt 1797  , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration Abt 1800  [9
    from Scotland to Harrison County, Kentucky 
    • The history written by Joyce Ann (Richison) Hopkins says he immigrated to Lexington, Harrison County, Kentucky. Lexington, however, is in Fayette County, not Harrison County.
    Census 6 Aug 1810  , Harrison, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Elias Courtney household 
    • Elias Courtney
      1 male under 10 [b 1800-1810, prob. Bueford]
      1 male 16 thru 25 [Elias, age 24]
      1 female under 10 [b 1800-1810, Sarah or Sidney]
      1 female 16 thru 25 [Mary, age 22]
    1810 U.S. Census - Alexander
    1810 U.S. Census - Alexander
    Kentucky. Harrison Co. - Elias Courtney
    Military Service 1812  Fort Wayne in the Indiana territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    during the War of 1812 in the 16th Regiment of Kentucky Militia 
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Falmouth, Pendleton, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Elias Cotney household 

    • «b»Elias Cotney«/b»
      males to 10 (3) [William 1814, Jesse , & ????]
      males to 16 (1) [Buford, age 14]
      «b»males to 45 (1) [Elias, age 34]«/b»

      females to 10 (4) [Rebecca 1820-1825, Sidney, Sarah, Burry Ann 1815-1820]
      females to 45 (1) [Mary, age 32]
    1820 U.S. Census - Alexander
    1820 U.S. Census - Alexander
    Kentucky. Pendleton Co. - Elias Cotney
    Census 1 Jun 1830  Western Division, Harrison, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Elias Courtney household 
    • Elias Courtney
      1 male under 5 [James W., age 4]
      1 male 5 thru 10 [Elias Jr., age 7]
      2 males 10 thru 14 [William, age 16 & Jesse, age 15]
      1 male 20 thru 29 [Buford, age 24]
      1 male 40 thru 49 [Elias, age 44]
      1 female under 5 [Sidney, b 1825-1830]
      1 female 5 thru 9 [Rebecca, b. 1820-25]
      1 female 10 thru 14 [Burry Ann, age 11, b 1815-1820]]
      1 female 15 thru 19 [Sarah, b. 1810-1815]
      1 female 40 thru 49 [Mary, age 42]
    1830 U.S. Census - Alexander
    1830 U.S. Census - Alexander
    Kentucky. Harrison Co. - Elias Courtney
    Census 1 Jun 1840  Vevay, Switzerland, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Elias Cartney household 
    • Elias Coatney
      1 male 10 thru 14 [James W., age 14]
      1 male 15 thru 19 [Elias Jr., age 17]
      1 male 50 thru 59 [Elias, age 54]
      1 female 50 thru 59 [Mary, age 52]
    1840 U.S. Census - Alexander
    1840 U.S. Census - Alexander
    Indiana. Switzerland Co. - Elias Cartney
    Census 1 Jun 1850  Pleasant Twp., Switzerland, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Bluford Courtney household 
    • Elias Courtney, age 64, male, farmer, born Kentucky.
    1850 U.S. Census - Alexander
    1850 U.S. Census - Alexander
    Indiana. Switzerland Co. - Bluford Courtney
    Census 1860  Pleasant Twp., Switzerland, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    U.S. 
    • Elias Courtney, age 63, male, personal estate $25, born Virginia, illiterate.

      Sarah Courtney, age 55, female, born Kentucky, illiterate.
    Resided Harrison & Pendleton Co., Kentucky; Switzerland Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Occupation as a gunsmith, a trade learned in the city of Glasgow, Scotland  [4, 15
    Religion Baptist  [16
    Died 1861  , Switzerland, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 11
    Buried Bennington Cemetery, Switzerland Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • [1850 Fed. Census, Elias COURTNEY, age 64, confirms b. 1786 but if so, why did his father give consent to marry in March of 1808 when Elias was already 22 years old.]
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      DOCUMENT LIST
      INDEX TO COMPILED SERVICE RECORDS, VOLUNTEER SOLDIERS WHO SERVED DURING THE WAR OF 1812, Cos-Cow, Microfilm M-602, Roll 47, FortWayne, Allen Co. Libr.
      COURTNEY, Elias, 16 Reg't (Porter's) Kentucky Militia, ( Warof 1812), Private/Private.
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      COURTNEY - Genealogies: 1 (compiled by Joyce Richison]
      Immigrated to U. S. ca 1800

      He was a gunsmith. Elias was a soldier of the Indian Wars of north KY and the south and middle counties of IN. He was with the soldiers who drove the Indians from IN by way of Fort Recovery, OH and then went on to recapture Fort Wayne. He was stationed at Fort Wayne.
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      Came to IN from VA [0988 ALEXANDER/COURTNEY Journal]
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      Was a farmer. Served in the War of 1812, 16th Regiment of Kentucky Militia; did duty at Fort Wayne up in Indiana (then a territory). Elias moved often: Harrison Co., KY; Pendleton Co., KY; Switzerland Co., IN; back to Pendleton Co., KY; and finally returning to Switzerland Co., IN where other Courtneys had settled, including many of his children. A large nmber of the Pavey family had also moved to Switzerland County as well. Elias was a Baptist. [Cleve Barkley, 15 Jun 1992 corres.]
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    • (Research):Have viewed ALL of Switzerland County 1840 Census looking for Elias Courtney. He is definitely not in Switzerland County at that time.
    Person ID I801  richison
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2016 

    Father John COURTNEY,   b. Bef 1765, , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary KINCAID 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F473  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary PAVY,   b. c.1788-1789, , , Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c.1865, , Switzerland, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Marriage Bond 9 Mar 1808  , Harrison, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Includes permission affidavits 
    Marriage bond and permissions - Alexander
    Marriage bond and permissions - Alexander
    Courtney-Pavy (1808)
    Married 17 Mar 1808  Lexington, Harrison, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    • Charles N. Courtney's Family History, written in 1935 incorrectly gives the marriage date of Elias Courtney and Mary Pavey as 1805.
    Marriage return - Alexander
    Marriage return - Alexander
    Elias Cortney and Polly Pavey, 17 March 1808
    Children 
    +1. Bueford COURTNEY,   b. ca 1807, , Harrison, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1876, , Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  [Birth]
     2. Sarah COURTNEY,   b. Between 1810 and 1815, prob Lexington, Harrison, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
     3. Sidney COURTNEY,   b. Between 1816 and 1819, prob Lexington, Harrison, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    +4. William COURTNEY,   b. c.1814, prob Lexington, Harrison, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    +5. Jesse COURTNEY,   b. c.1815, prob Lexington, Harrison, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    +6. Burry Ann COURTNEY,   b. 1 Mar 1820, , , Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1883, Plum Creek, Switzerland, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [Birth]
    +7. Rebecca COURTNEY,   b. Between 1821 and 1825, prob Lexington, Harrison, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    +8. Elias COURTNEY, Jr.,   b. c.1823, prob , Lexington, Harrison, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    +9. James W. COURTNEY,   b. c.1826, , , Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c.1892, , Pendleton, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)  [Birth]
    Histories
    History - Courtney
    History - Courtney
    Charles N. Courtney, author
    (http://www.angelfire.com/alt2/hathaway/index.htlml
    Courtesy of Al Taylor, Jr.
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - c.1786 - , , Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - Abt 1797 - , , Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Bond - Includes permission affidavits - 9 Mar 1808 - , Harrison, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Elias Courtney household - 6 Aug 1810 - , Harrison, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Elias Cotney household - 7 Aug 1820 - Falmouth, Pendleton, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Elias Cartney household - 1 Jun 1840 - Vevay, Switzerland, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Bluford Courtney household - 1 Jun 1850 - Pleasant Twp., Switzerland, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - U.S. - 1860 - Pleasant Twp., Switzerland, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1861 - , Switzerland, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S1841] 1810 U.S. Census, 23 Apr 2014.
      1810 U.S. census, Harrison County, Kentucky, population schedule, Elias Courtney household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 April 2014); citing NARA microfilm publication M252: 308.

    2. [S1840] 1820 U.S. Census, 23 Apr 2014.
      1820 U.S. census, Pendleton County, Kentucky, population schedule, Falmouth, Elias Cotney household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 April 2014); citing NARA microfilm publication M33: 27.

    3. [S1839] 1830 U.S. Census, 23 Apr 2014.
      1830 U.S. census, Harrison County, Kentucky, population schedule, Western Division, Elias Courtney household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 April 2014); citing NARA microfilm publication M19: 37.

    4. [S382] Family Tree Online (Reliability: 1), 27 Nov 2012.
      "William Orla Hathaway and Della Mae (Poorman) Hathaway," database, Angelfire.com (http://www.angelfire.com/alt2/hathaway/index.hmtl : accessed 27 November 2012); Bueford Courtney, 1807-1876; undocumented family tree by Charles N. Courtney.
      Original hand-written documents and a transcription are available on this website.

    5. [S1901] Marriage, 25 Apr 2012.
      "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 25 April 2012), entry for Elias Cortney and Polly Pavey, married 17 March 1808, Harrison County: citing FHL microfilm 216,891.

    6. [S390] Courtney, Elias and Mary (Pavy), 1988.
      Richison, Joyce Ann, compiler, "The Genealogy of Elias and Mary Pavy Courtney." Vertical files, donated by Jeanice Parker Isaacson, Delaware County Historical Society, Muncie, Indiana.

    7. [S1878] Correspondence, Ancestor Chart, 2 Jun 1992.
      James COURTNEY, b ca 1640, d 1698 Westmoreland Co., VA; md ______DYNE, d/o Luke DYNE
      son
      John COURTNEY, b ca 1687, Westmoreland Co., VA, d 1756 King George Co., VA;
      son

      either John COURTNEY, b ca 1725-1730, d 1801 Fauquier Co., CA. (Had a son John. Many of his children moved to Harrison Co., KY.)
      or William COURTNEY, b ca 1720; md 1745 Mary BARBEE (They had a son John b 1745.)
      or William COURTNEY (least likely to be father of our John. He was a son of William & Mary BARBEE COURTNEY above. He also had son John.

      son John
      son Elias COURTNEY, b ca 1786 KY (or VA?), md 17 March 1808, Polly PAVEY (b ca 1788 Maryland), Harrison Co., KY
      son James W. COURTNEY, b ca 1824-1826, Kentucy, md Aug 1844, Nancy H. (Holmes?) DRAPER (b ca 1827-28 KY, d 8 May 1908, Memphis, Scotland Co., MO) Grant Co., KY; d ca 1892 Pendleton Co., KY

      Samuel PAVEY, b 1710 New Hampshire, d 27 Aug 1803 Harrison Co., KY
      son
      Samuel PAVEY, b Jul 1761 Accomack Co., VA, d 20 Aug 1851, Indiana (Fayette Co?); md Sarah (HURST?)
      dau
      Polly PAVEY who md Elias COURTNEY above.

    8. [S382] Family Tree Online (Reliability: 1), 25 Apr 2012.
      "hilderbrand Jr Family Tree," database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 25 April 2012), entry for John Courtney (1800-????), undocumented family tree submitted by valdie2.

    9. [S390] Courtney, Elias and Mary (Pavy) (Reliability: 1), 1988.
      Richison, Joyce Ann, compiler, "The Genealogy of Elias and Mary Pavy Courtney." Vertical files, donated by Jeanice Parker Isaacson, Delaware County Historical Society, Muncie, Indiana.

    10. [S1878] Correspondence, Letter, 15 Jun 1992.
      Elias Courtney
      b. ca 1786 VA or KY
      m. March 17, 1808, Harrison Co., KY
      d. ca 1861 (?), Switzerland Co., IN

      Was a farmer. Served in the War of 1812, 16th Regiment of Kentucky Militia; did duty at Fort Wayne up in Indiana (then a territory). Elias moved often: Harrison Co., KY; Pendleton Co., KY; Switzerland Co., IN; back to Pendleton Co., KY; and finally returning to Switzerland Co., IN where other Courtneys had settled, including many of his children. A large numberof the Pavey family had also moved to Switzerland County as well. Elias was a Baptist.

    11. [S382] Family Tree Online, 27 Nov 2012.
      "William Orla Hathaway and Della Mae (Poorman) Hathaway," database, Angelfire.com (http://www.angelfire.com/alt2/hathaway/index.hmtl : accessed 27 November 2012); Bueford Courtney, 1807-1876; undocumented family tree by Charles N. Courtney.
      Original hand-written documents and a transcription are available on this website.

    12. [S1838] 1840 U.S. Census, 3 Jan2016.
      1840 U.S. census, Switzerland County, Indiana, population schedule, Vevay, p. 263 (penned), Elias Cartney household; image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 January 2016); imaged from NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 94.

    13. [S1837] 1850 U.S. Census (Reliability: 2), 4 Aug 2011.
      1850 U.S. census, Switzerland County, Indiana, population schedule, Pleasant township, page 332B, dwelling 121, family 121, Bluford Courtney household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 Nov 2007), citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432, roll 174.


    14. [s1878] Correspondence, Letter (Reliability: 3), 15 Jun 1992.
      Elias Courtney
      b. ca 1786 VA or KY
      m. March 17, 1808, Harrison Co., KY
      d. ca 1861 (?), Switzerland Co., IN

      Was a farmer. Served in the War of 1812, 16th Regiment of Kentucky Militia; did duty at Fort Wayne up in Indiana (then a territory). Elias moved often: Harrison Co., KY; Pendleton Co., KY; Switzerland Co., IN; back to Pendleton Co., KY; and finally returning to Switzerland Co., IN where other Courtneys had settled, including many of his children. A large numberof the Pavey family had also moved to Switzerland County as well. Elias was a Baptist.

    15. [S390] Courtney, Elias and Mary (Pavy), 1988.
      Richison, Joyce Ann, compiler, "The Genealogy of Elias and Mary Pavy Courtney," vertical file, donated by Jeanice Parker Isaacson to Delaware County Historical Society, Muncie, Indiana.

    16. [S1878] Correspondence, Letter, 15 Jun 1992.
      Elias Courtney
      b. ca 1786 VA or KY
      m. March 17, 1808, Harrison Co., KY
      d. ca 1861 (?), Switzerland Co., IN

      Was a farmer. Served in the War of 1812, 16th Regiment of Kentucky Militia; did duty at Fort Wayne up in Indiana (then a territory). Elias moved often: Harrison Co., KY; Pendleton Co., KY; Switzerland Co., IN; back to Pendleton Co., KY; and finally returning to Switzerland Co., IN where other Courtneys had settled, including many of his children. A large number of the Pavey family had also moved to Switzerland County as well. Elias was a Baptist.

    17. [S1901] Marriage, 1 Jan 2016.
      Harrison County, Kentucky, marriage bond and consent forms, (1808), Cortney-Pavy marriage; Harrison County Clerk's Office, Cynthiana. Transcription made by Shirley Richison Fields, 1 January 2016.