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Subject: Courter/PA
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2000 04:22:55 EST


In a message dated 11/24/2000 11:15:34 AM Pacific Standard Time,
writes:

<< My father was John Wesley
Courter, and he was born in 1909 in Waterloo, Iowa; his father was Martin
Luther Courter, and he was born in Kansas in 1880; his father was John
Courter, and I have found the family in the 1850 Federal census-he was born
in Illinois in 1848, Bureau County and Mineral township; his father was John
Courter, and he was born in Pennsylvania in 1812, according to the 1850
Federal census. >>

Judy Ullman
404 Red River Tr 1017
Irving, TX 75063

Dear Arlo
This is just a guess at this time. It would probably help if I had more
information but these are notes on two different men or could be same
persons with name John Courter in PA. Let me know if either is correct
person.

1st family

Descendants of John Wesby Courter - 25 Nov 2000
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1-John Wesby Courter (abt 1825-1866)
sp: Margaret Jane Winn (abt 1825-abt 1863)
2-Charles Courter (abt 1847-)
2-William Courter (1849-1924)
2-John Courter (abt 1850-)
sp: Safrona Brack (abt 1850-)
3-Charles Courter (abt 1874-1955)
4-Ruby Courter (abt 1900-)
4-Nellie Courter (abt 1903-)
4-Clara Courter (abt 1907-)
4-Opal Courter (abt 1912-)
4-Irene Courter (abt 1915-)
3-Martin Courter (abt 1876-)
4-Paul Courter (abt 1905-)
4-John Courter (abt 1908-)
4-Erma Courter (abt 1912-)
4-Luther Courter (abt 1915-)
3-David Courter (abt 1877-)
3-Mattie Courter (1885-1935)
3-Maggie Courter (abt 1887-)
3-Ella Courter (abt 1890-)
2-Francis Courter (abt 1852-)
2-Caroline Courter (abt 1854-)
2-David Courter (abt 1858-)
sp: Hannah Thompson (abt 1856-)
2-Margaret Jane Courter (21 Aug 1859-1945)
sp: Robert Thompson (abt 1858-)

2nd family

John Courter probably had brothers, Samuel and Nathan, and sisters, Hannah
and Sarah. Letters to Rebecca Courter in Utah:
20 Dec 1876 from Mary P. Titus to Rebecca Courter
Samuel has gone west.
Hannah is living in Williamsport.
Richard's wife has married again and moved to Iowa and her second husband has
died.
Phoebe Courter moved to west.
1 Feb 1877 from Catherine Courter written by Mary P. Titus to Rebecca Courter.
Sarah Courter married second time Samuel Ireton. They moved to Michigan.
Sarah Courter's daughter, Maggy, is dead. The rest of Richard's children are
alive. Sarah must have been the first wife of Richard.
Phebe Courter married a man named Stahl and went to Illinois.
Sam married a girl by the name Petti and went to Wisconsin.
Hannah married a man named Deale and lives in Williamsport.
Nathan married Susan Ramsey and lives in Williamsport.
John married a girl by name of Unkin and lives in Williamsport.
John Courter, the father, states that his wife was 6 years younger than he
was.
Nathan Courter is the uncle of Hannah and Richard.
Uncle Benona Courter is dead.
Grandfather Hall and all his family is dead.

9 Feb 1877 from Hannah Courter to Rebecca Courter
My name was Hannah Courter but now Deal. I have been married 27 years and
have 3 children: Mary Lizabeth age 25, Daniel is 22 and Saley (Liz) is 20.
Mother died 26 years last Sept.
John Courter will be 90 years old 26 day of Feb.
John Courter will not support his father who is in poor house.
Nate is married to Souse Ramsey and he will not help with John Courter.
John Courter had been West two times since Mother's death. One time for 5
years and one time with Sam Courter for 8 years and another time for 3 years.
He came back poor each time and has been put in Poor House. Her man kept
John for one year but feels as if Nate and John should keep him one year but
they refused. Hannah Courter took care of John for a year after he was shot
through the head.

from Catherine Courter to Rebecca no date
About 22 years ago, Nathan, Samuel and John were hunting and John was shot
through the mouth and ear.
Phebe Courter was in Freeport, IL.

April 8, 1877 Mary P. Titus for Catherine Courter
Uncle James Hall is dead and Uncle Ellick and Joseph and Richard none is
living but Aunt Susan and Hannah Rodgers and uncle Richards child are dead.
Aunt Ann is living in Philadelphia.
Do you remember keeping house for Phillip Gastners? Do you remember Uncle
Pow's house and Uncle Joseph Paw?
John Courter has 10 children.
Pearson has 10 children.
Peggy has 13 children.
Caty has 1 child.
Mary has 2 children.
Joseph has 4 children.
and Sarah my youngest sister has 5 children.
John Courter lived with James Courter and Caty most of the time after his
wife died.
Mary Titus says she was living at Richard Courter's house when he died. She
helped make the beds because he owned a boarding house.

May 10, 1877 from Liscomb, Iowa from Phebe Courter to her sister, Rebecca.
We moved to IL in 1855 and lived there until 1870.
I was born 25 Dec 1820.
I had 11 children: James Walton, John Bourous, Georg M. Dallas, Christian
Gush, Alfred Deal, Mary Elizabeth, Phebe Ellen, Emma Jane, Amanda Sophia,
Margaret Rebecca, Anna Eliza. The ones dead are James Walton, Phebe Ellen
and Emma Jane. They all live in Iowa but 2, Christian lives in IL and George
lives in OH.
James died in the Army.

Aug 9, 1877 Mary P. Titus to Rebecca
Uncle Samuel Hall is dead.

Aug 19, 1877 Mary P. Titus to Rebecca
Richard Courter's daughter, Annah, is married to her second husband Robert
Kelly.
My Aunt Ann and uncle had paid visit from Philadelphia.
I called my baby Elizabeth Templeton after Uncle John's wife.
I have a letter from Anney and he is going out to Sarahs.

Sep 9, 1879 Letter from Phebe Stahl to Rebecca
Phebe writes her daughter Beccie married a man by name of Templetone

Jan 30, 1883
Aunt Catherine Courter was born 15 Feb 1818 and Mary Titus about 1820

Dec 25, 1885
Your father died Nov. 25 and buried Nov. 28.
Sarah Courter married a man by name of Rice and lives Scotta Station, MI.

This is what I found when looking at the families in the area of Centre,
Lycoming and Northumberland Counties. The boundaries of these counties
changed over time.

There is a Mss. Written by Connie Dabel, Alma Wiburn Greenhalgh: Ancestors
and Genealogy, Sep 1945, LDS film 1698242

In this manuscript there are copies of letters between Courter family members
who stilled lived in PA and others who had moved West. The letters were
written between 1877-1885.

One of the letters refers to Aunt Hannah Rogers, decd.

We know that Abraham Courter was married to a Nancy Rogers. This could be
the same person.

One of the letter writers is Mary Titus. Titus family is living close to
Courter family in one of the censuses.

William Fearon Courter is married to Matilda Mary Potts.
One of the censuses has Courter family members living with Elsey Plotts.
Is William Fearon Courter the William B. Courter living in neighborhood of
Elsey Plotts.

This is the family described in Dabel Mss.

Descendants of John Courter - 29 Oct 2000
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1-John Courter (26 Feb 1786-26 Nov 1885)
sp: Margaret Hall (abt 1789-1825)
2-Richard Courter (abt 1815-bef 1876)
2-James Courter (abt 1817-bef 1876)
sp: Catherine ---- (abt 1820-)
2-Rebecca Courter (2 Feb 1819-9 Mar 1893)
sp: Elihu Hiutt (abt 1818-)
2-Phebe Courter (25 Dec 1820-27 May 1903)
sp: Jacob Stahl (abt 1820-)
2-John Lewis Courter (10 Aug 1835-aft 1876)
sp: Mary Lucretia Herrington (-)
2-Margaret Courter (abt 1824-abt 1824)

Other Courter family members are mentioned including Sam Courter, Sarah
Courter, Hannah Courter, and Nathan Courter.

Descendants of Abraham Courter - 29 Oct 2000
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1-Abraham Courter (-)
sp: Elizabeth ---- (-)
2-Abraham Courter (12 Apr 1800-8 Jan 1861)
sp: Nancy Rogers (11 May 1806-4 Jun 1867)
3-William Fearon Courter (19 Sep 1824 or 1834-26 Apr 1907)
sp: Matilda Mary Potts (12 Sep 1837-26 Apr 1889)
4-Franklin Lane Courter (-)
5-Franklin Thomas Courter (-)



Courter Family PA censuses

Northumberland County 1790

Peter Courter 1 male 16+, 1 male -16, 1 female
John Courter 1 male 16+, 6 males -16, 3 females

Lycoming County, Muncy 1800

Peter 10:07 Lycoming MC
John 8:07
Ben 9:07
Derrick 8:07

Lycoming County, FAYT, GR 1800

Nathaniel 219:04

Lycoming, Loyalsock 1800

Christian 6:17

1810 Federal Census Westmorland County
males -10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45+ females -10 10-16 16-26
26-45 45+
Conrad 3 1
3 1
Conrad 1 1
1 1
Phillip 2 1
1 1
Jacob 1
2 1
Martin 2 1
2 1
Lycoming County
Loyalsack
p 789 Aaron Courter no data
Nathan 2 1
1
Aaron 1 1
1
Benoni 1
2 1
p 792 has a Jepsy Weeks,
Shrewbery Twsp. has a David Courter
3 1 1
1 1
p 797 Muncy, Peter Corter,
4 1
1 1
Montgomery County Worcheshter, p 1266 has a Henry Corter
1 1
1 1

1820 males -10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45+ females -10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45+
PA, Lycoming, Washington Twsp.
Nathan 3 1
1 1 1
Lycoming, Muncy Twsp., 104 1820

Frederick 2 3 1 1
3 1 1
Aaron 1 1 1
4 1
John 2 1
1 1
Peter

Bedford County, St. Clair 1830

John, p 130

Centre County, Bald Eagle Twsp. 1830

Abraham, p 457
Peter, p 460

Center County, Spring T. 1830

David, p 380

Lycoming County, Fairfield 1830

Benjamin, p 250 males, 2 -5, 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 20-30, 1 30-40, females 2 -5,
2 5-10, 2 15-20, 1 20-30, 1 40-50.

John, p 248, males 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 30-40, females 1 10-15, 1 20-30.

Benjamin Coursen, p 248, 1 5-10, 1 20-30, 3 30-40, 1 60-70, females 1 -5, 1
5-10, 2 20-30, 1 60-70.

John Courcin, p 248, 2 -5, 1 10-15, 1 20-30, females 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 30-40.

Lycoming County, Loyalsock Twsp., 1830

Benjamin Coursin, Jr., 1 -5, 1 30-40, females 3 -5, 1 5-10, 1 30-40.

Center County, Howard Twsp. 1840

Abraham, p 152

Lycoming County , Lewis Twsp 1840

Thomas, p 103, 1 male 20-30, a female 20-30.

Lycoming County, Hepburn 1840

Benjamin, p 107, male 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 2 20-30, 1 50-60, females 2 10-15, 1
15-20, 1 20-30, 1 50-60.
John, p 106, 1 -5, 1 20-30, female 20-30
Nathan, p 112, 3 30-30, 50-60, females 1 15-20, 40-50.

Lycoming County, Loyalsock 1840

James, p 123, 1 20-30, females 1 20-30.

Lycoming County, Muncy 1840

John, p 47, 1 5-10, 2 10-15, 1 40-50, females 1 10-15, 1 30-40.


Lycoming County, Lewis Twsp 1850

P 255, dwelling 4,
David Courter, 32, laborer, b PA
Rachel, 30,
Mary, 6,
William, 4,
Rachel, 2,

p259, dwelling 76
Thomas Courter, 40, farmer, $1000, b PA
Margaret, 37,
Sarah, 5,
James 3.
Lydia Rikerd, 12.

P 259, dwelling 80
William Courter, 34, farmer b PA
Nancy, 27,
Charles, 7,
Cornelius, 5,
Ellis, 3.

Lycoming, Lycoming Twsp 1850

p 277
Lewis Courter, 14, living with Moses Mehaffy, 70, farmer, $10,000 b PA

Lycoming, Loyalsock Twsp. 1850

P 313, dwelling 67
John Courter, 63, laborer, b PA
Nancy, 61,
Daniel, 22,
Alford Deal, 22, laborer
Thomal Deal, 19
Nathan Courer, 17, laborer.

p 314
Mary Courter, 6, b PA living with Adam Heart, 76 and wife Mariah, 65

P 319
Nathan Courter, 56, $2000, b PA
Catherine, 52,

P 326, dwelling 272
Nathan Courter, 18, laborer, b PA living with John and Sarah Best

Dwelling 274
Joseph Titus, 54, PA
Sarah, 47,
Samuel, 10,
Sarah Martin, 15,
Josephine, 10,
Jas. L. Long, -5,
Barbara Smith, -5.

P 325, dwelling 257
James Courter, 26, laborer, b PA,
Catherine, 30,

Lycoming County, Williamsport Boro

P 352,
Richard Courter, 35, laborer, b PA,
Sarah, 30,
Elizabeth, 10,
Margaret E., 8,
Harriet 3,
Susan Ramsey ?

Lycoming County, Penns Twsp.

1217-1238, John Courter, 20, soemaker, b PA
July? A. 20,
Sarah, 2.

Lycoming, Loyalsock, Williamport PO 1860

P 404, 2065-2150
John Miller, 68, farmer, $39000, $3000, b PA
Elsey Plotts, 60,
John Courter, 55,
Cyrus Miller, 14.

P 412
William B. Courter, 43, farmer, b PA, $300
Nancy, 37,
Charles, 16,
Cornelius 13?
Ellis, 12?
John T., 7,
Phebe E., 2.

P 425, 2288-2290
James Courter, 48, farm laborer, b PA,
Catherine, 45,
Catherine Stryker, 10.

Lycoming, Lewis Twsp., Williamsport PO

P 338, 770-793
Benjamin Courter, 31, peddler, $75, b PA
Demiah, 29,
Alice M. 7,
Mary R., 5,
Ester A., -1
Simon Flury, 10.

771-774
Benjamin Courter, 77, b PA, blind,
Rachel, 73,
Ellen 36.

773-796
Thomas B. Courter, 50, farmer, $4000, $800, b PA
Margaret, 47.
James S., 12,
Lydia Ann Richard, 21,
Adam Buck, 22 b Bavaria.

Lycoming County, Williamsport, East Ward

P 823, 1123-1145
John Courter, 52, painter, $75, b PA,
Mary, 20,
Curtis, 15,
Aaron Harrington, 53, painter,
Henry, 14.

P 920
It looks like Aaron Courter, engineer, 57, $75,
Susan
Samuel

P 913
Samuel Courter, 31, engineer, $75, b PA
Sarah, 29,
Mary C., 8,
Phebe E., 5,
Margaret N., 3,
Sam. P., 1.
Descendants of John Courter - 25 Nov 2000
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1-John Courter (26 Feb 1786-26 Nov 1885)
sp: Margaret Hall (abt 1789-1825)
2-Richard Courter (abt 1815-bef 1876)
2-James Courter (abt 1817-bef 1876)
sp: Catherine ---- (abt 1820-)
2-Rebecca Courter (2 Feb 1819-9 Mar 1893)
sp: Elihu Hiutt (abt 1818-)
2-Phebe Courter (25 Dec 1820-27 May 1903)
sp: Jacob Stahl (abt 1820-)
2-John Lewis Courter (10 Aug 1835-aft 1876)
sp: Mary Lucretia Herrington (-)
2-Margaret Courter (abt 1824-abt 1824)


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