His parents were Samuel Courtney and Nabby Woodberry, from Gloucester. He was baptized at Gloucester, Massachusetts on September 9, 1804. His wife was Elizabeth L. (unknown), born in Massachusetts; and they had a daughter born by the name of Abigail Hammond, on June 3, 1840 at Ipswich. Died aged 71 years & 11 months.
(sources: gravestone inscription, Vital Records of Ipswich, MA to the end of the year 1849, births, Vital Records of Gloucester, MA to the end of the year 1849, births & Massachusetts State Census, 1855)
first name spelled "Abil" in Birth Records of Gloucester, MA.