William Courtney was born in Ireland in 1756. He came to
this country and settled in Morristown, N.J.
He serves his country for five years in the War of the
Revolution under the command of Anthony Wayne, known as “Mad”
Anthony. He was a private in the Pennsylvania Regulars and was in
several battles among which was the taking of Stony Point
where Gen. Wayne distinguished himself as a brave leader.
Mr. Courtney married Mary Chamberlain about 1786. They
had ten children all of whom lived to years of maturity.
He was a butcher by trade and also doctored horses and cattle.
After the war he moved to Unadilla, N. Y. and lived there
several years afterward moving to the town of Marathon, N.Y.
This was about the year 1813 or 1814. In or near the year of
1815, he was on a visit to some of his children in Unadilla
N.Y. and came to his death by drowning in the Unadilla river on
June 2, 1817, and was buried in Sidney, N.Y.
Mary died in Sept. 1840. She is buried in Texas Valley, N.Y.
with her grandson William.
John May 19, 1787 m. April 1866 Roxanna Blium
Betsy Jan. 18, 1789 m. 1823 Daniel Fuller
Robert May 9, 1791 m. Nov. 29, 1842 Catherine A. Fuller
William Aug 28, 1793 ?
Polly June 24, 1796 m. Nov. 15, 1874 Speckerman
Bryon July 3, 1799 m. Sept. 19, 1850 Lavisey Benton
Benjamin Sept. 23, 1802 died 1868
Siles Nov. 10, 1805 m. Sept. 14, 1856 Eunice Lewis
Martha June 13, 1808 m. Oct. 15, 1888 Walter Isacs
Fanny Nov. 7, 1813 m. March 1850 Wilkenson
Note regarding Robert Courtney above: Robert was born on May 9, 1791 in Unadilla, N.Y. He married Catherine Abraham Fuller. Robert died on Nov. 29, 1842, place ? Robert was buried in Pioneer Cemetery in Sidney N.Y.
Robert’s wife was Catherine A. Fuller. Catherine was born in 1795 and she died on Feb. 25, 1867. Catherine was the daughter of Abraham Fuller who built the first grist mill near Wattles Ferry Unadilla in 1776. Abraham Fuller was thought to be a Tory.
Depicted below: Depot in South Unadilla NY 1870 - photo from Cornell University Library (PUBLIC DOMAIN PHOTO)