|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1861|
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 1910|
William Jesse Courtney's parents were John Riley Courtney 1835 – 1891 and Katherine Ann Klepper 1826 – 1920. His siblings were; Lurana Courtney 1855 – 1907, she married Irvin F Russell; Bettie Courtney 1856; Elizabeth Courtney 1856; Nancy Courtney 1858; Sarah Courtney 1860; Cornelius "Neal" McClainen Courtney 1864 – 1934, Addie Jane Harris; Susanett Courtney 1868; Peter "Pete" R. Courtney 1870 – 1955, Eliza Ella Mc Bride.
In 1870 the family was living in, what seems like a rather affluent farming community in, district 3 in White Co. Tennessee. Cave was the nearest post office. It is now listed as a historical and the building seems to no longer exist. At the time Billy was 8 years old he had several playmates living near by Floyd Gist a 7 year old son of John and Martha Gist and the two sons of John and Mary Price, Davy 11 and Jimmie 7 lived on the near farms and of course there was his little brother six year old Neely.
July 19, 1887 William Jessie Courtney and Nannie A Johnson were wed. It appears that there were no children from this union.
On January 4, 1910 death claimed William in Morristown, Hamblen Co., Tennessee. (bio by Audrey DeCamp Hoffman)
John Riley Courtney (1835 - 1891)
Lurana Courtney Russell (1855 - 1907)*
Elizabeth Ann Courtney Lilly (1856 - 1943)*
William Jesse Courtney (1861 - 1910)
Susanett Courtney (1868 - ____)*
Peter R Courtney (1870 - 1955)*
Maintained by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
Originally Created by: Ken - TN (inactive)
Record added: Aug 23, 2011
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