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I'm researching Humphrey Courtney IV who immigrated from Glenflesk, Kerry, Ireland around 1838 to Florence, Oneida County NY.
Humphrey had two sons, Humphrey V and Dennis.
I'm researching my 3rd great grandfather, John P. "Peter" Faircloth. He was born in Petersburg, VA in about 1813. He was the son of a Negro slave woman named Mason and John Faircloth, a small plantation owner. John Faircloth emancipated young Peter when he was 5 years old in 1818. John Faircloth gave Peter $1000, land, and additional money to acquire for himself "an English education" in his will dated in 1819. Another part of John Faircloth's will gave Peter's mother Mason to his friend and attorney Collin W. Barnes until his death. Afterwards, Mason was to be given her freedom.
John Peter moved to Connecticut around 1840. It is my guess that he stayed in Virginia until after his mother had died. John Peter first went to Durham, CT where he married Olive Smith Murkett (or Mucket), and his occupation was as a shoemaker and farm laborer, later he lived in East Haddam, where he died in the late 1880's. Peter and Olive had several children who were born and died in the East Haddam, CT area.
I will add more details to this journal in the coming days.
Marjorie May Faircloth was born in East Haddam, CT on 2/6/1902 to Talcott H. Faircloth and Estella Mitchell Faircloth. She married Raymond Charles Courtney in 1923 in Glastonbury, CT (they divorced in 1930). Neil James Courtney was born to Raymond and Marjorie in Hartford in 1924 (d. 1992). Marjorie died March 5, 1965 in Vernon Rockville, CT.
According to an obituary for one of her parents, published in 1952, she is listed as Marjorie Emmons. I have so far not been able to verify that she married a man who's last name was Emmons or not. On her obituary, she uses the surname Courtney, and also specifies she was never married.
I'm currently searching for Faircloth relatives who may have a photo of Marjorie. If I find one, it will fill a huge hole in my research.
I'm researching Nina A. Westcott, born in NY in the late 1800's, died in 1952 in Hartford CT. She married James A. Courtney. They had three children, Hazel Courtney (Fitzgerald), Raymond Charles Courtney and Goldie Courtney (Ford)(Burr)(Percival).
Raymond Charles Courtney was born in Carthage, NY, June 10, 1901 to James A. Courtney and Nina A. Westcott Courtney. Raymond had two sisters, Goldie Courtney (married Ford, Burr) and Hazel Courtney (married Fitzgerald) The Courtney's moved to Hartford Connecticut before 1920.
Raymond married Marjorie May Faircloth (b. 2/6/1902; E.Haddam CT)in 1923 in Glastonbury, CT. They had one son, Neil James Courtney, born in Hartford, CT in 1924. Raymond and Marjorie divorced in 1930. He later married Eleanor Lynch, the marriage ended in divorce.
According to Raymond's death cert. and other newspaper sources, he owned his own photography business in Hartford for approximately 20 years until his death in 1952 in Hartford, CT. The business name was "Photo Arts" with address listed as 111 Maple Ave. His residential address at the time was on Front St.
I am searching for any photos of Raymond C. Courtney, or any photographs he may have taken that bear his name, etc.
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