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Richard Charles Courtright
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Birth: May 30, 1836
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1915
Payne County
Oklahoma, USA

Richard Courtright was born in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne Co, Pennsylvania. His parents were Joseph Courtright and Lydia Klinetob Courtright.

At the age of one year, his family moved to Ogle Co, IL, which then was broken up and the area they lived in became Lee Co, IL. When he was five years old his father took ill and died. A few years later, his mother Lydia took in a child Mary Jane or Jeanne as she was called and he called her sister. This is all his direct family consisted of. Uncles and cousins abounded in IL as the families came out together from Luzerne Co, PA.

Richard was an adventurous young man. He was on his way to California to mine for gold when gold was struck in Colorado, so he detoured to Colorado and ended up around Pike's Peak. Letters were printed in his hometown paper to his mother regarding his exploits and adventures.

Richard was a Civil War veteran fighting for the Union. He is listed in the 1890 Veterans Census for Oklahoma that survived the fire that destroyed most of the 1890 census. However, to this date, we have not been able to find record of his service. His unit and such are listed in the Veteran census.

Richard was one of the Sooner Boomers with Captain Payne. He and one of his sons were arrested by the Soldiers and were taken to Arkansas City, Kansas to jail. His son was released to family. Richard spent a few days in jail.

He participated in the first Oklahoma Land Rush and staked a claim in Stillwater, Payne Co, OK. He purchased his patent for his land.

Richard and Hannah were married 30 Dec 1867 in Holton Twp, Jackson Co, Kansas and started their family. By 1880, they were living in Cedar, Cowley Co, Kansas.

Richard and Hannah had the following children: Mary, Amos Wilbur, Joseph, Lydia, Gertrude, Charles Henry(twin), Sarah Jane(twin), Richard, and Moses (Mode)(he later in life used the given name Rex). Four other children did not survive.

Richard was a civic minded gentleman and sat on school boards in his township. He was a cotton farmer. Due to hardships close to the end of his life he had to auction his farm off and sell all farming equipment.

He had a long, very various and interesting life filled with a large loving family.
Family links: 
  Joseph Richard Courtright (1810 - 1840)
  Lydia Klinetob/p Courtright (1808 - 1898)
  Hannah Marie Slater Courtright (1848 - 1909)
  Mary Elizabeth Courtright Collier (1868 - 1927)*
  Wilbur Amos Courtright (1869 - 1943)*
  Joseph Courtright (1870 - 1944)*
  Thomas Courtright (1871 - 1872)*
  Lydia Courtright Wilson (1873 - 1935)*
  Gertrude Courtright Vines (1874 - 1900)*
  Rose Lie Courtright (1875 - 1877)*
  Sarah Jane Courtright Walkinshaw (1878 - 1938)*
  Charles Henry Courtright (1878 - 1956)*
  Richard Charles Courtright (1880 - 1898)*
  Hannah Marie Courtright Ladd (1881 - 1949)*
  Helen C Courtright DuRain (1882 - 1965)*
  Moses P. Allen Courtright (1884 - 1977)*
  Richard Charles Courtright (1836 - 1915)
  Jennie Marie Courtright Culins (1845 - 1909)**
*Calculated relationship
Fairlawn Cemetery
Payne County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Blk-2, Lot 4
Maintained by: Carolyn Leverich Atkinso...
Originally Created by: DonZas
Record added: Apr 18, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10809570
Richard Charles Courtright
Added by: Pammy In Oklahoma
Richard Charles Courtright
Added by: Pammy In Oklahoma
Richard Charles Courtright
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Thank you for your service, richard
- Cheryl
 Added: May. 29, 2011
To my gg grandfather, of whom I have heard a lot of stories of.
- Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
 Added: Nov. 11, 2009

- RThomas3780
 Added: Mar. 26, 2008

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