Solomon L. Courtney
Solomon L. Courtney (civil war
veteran buried in Dawson Cemetery)
Emeline d/o Solomon L. Courtney is buried in Dawson Cemetery.
L. E. Burditt, husband of
Lenora Courtney Burditt (son-in-law of Solomon L. Courtney) is buried in
Lenora also buried at the Dawson
Cemetery (her Obituary;
Mary Ann Courtney Duncan d/o Solomon L. Courtney & Mary Louise
Castelow (Castellaw family) and Samuel L. Duncan s/o Noah Marion Duncan and
Malinda Frances Heard (Herd) Duncan. Sam and Mary Ann are buried in the Dawson
Solomon L. Courtney 1st m. Mary Louise Castelow (Castellaw) on 7/31/1867
in Tyler Co., TX (parents of Mary Ann Courtney Duncan, Lenora Courtney Burditt,
Emeline Courtney Burditt all buried in Dawson Cemetery as is Solomon L.).
Civil War Pension Pt. I - .pdf
Civil War Pension Pt. II - .pdf
Mary Louise (Castelow) Courtney
Solomon married 2nd Emely Jane Carr-McClelland on 7/12/1883.
Emely Jane Carr-McClelland
See: Wedding photo of Samuel
Lafayette Duncan and Mary Ann Courtney taken 7/31/1904 in Navarro Co., Texas
(most likely Dawson, Texas).
My gg grandparents, Noah Marion
Duncan and Malinda Frances Heard (Herd) Duncan (parent's of Samuel Lafayette
Noah Duncan came to Texas from Rhea co., TN (1st to Delta then to Navarro
Co.) He was one of the first people to pay for his home in Dawson, Texas with
pure gold. He later owned all the land that Cedar Creek Lake sits on, but
gambled it away. Later his grandson, Lester Nabors bought most of the land back
then sold it when the lake came in.
Left to Right: Mary Ann Courtney 1882-1979,
Lenora Emeline Courtney 1874-1941
and their sister Sarah Solvira Courtney 1871-1960
Daughters of Solomon L. Courtney and Mary Louise Castellaw.
Family Group Sheet:
Place of Death:
Cause of Death:
L. Courtney, GGGG Grandson
16 Feb 1838 Mississippi
28 Feb 1928
At home of his daughter, Lenora Emeline Burditt
at the home of Mr. & Mrs. L. E. Burditt
28 Feb 1928 Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, TX
Converted and joined the church in 1878
Senility according to his doctor B. D. Hill of Dawson, TX
Samuel Courtney (1814-1879)
Sarah Sessioms/Sessums (~1816-1900)
Mary Louise Castelow
19 Oct 1849 Lawrence
6 Oct 1882 Robertson
Co., TX Age: 32
Oct 1882 Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Robertson Co., TX
25 Apr 1867 Tyler
Emeline (1874-1941) (view
"Maggie" Susan (1880-1943)
Emily (Emely) Jane Carr-McClelland
15 Jul 1910 Age: 67
Andrew Alexander Carr (1817-1898)
12 Jul 1883
for Solomon L. Courtney
moved to Texas at the age of 15 with his family from Mississippi.
also went by the name Sol.
applied for his civil war pension while living in Hill County, Texas.
Application # 05417. (See copy to Index in file and copy of application in
file). The application
was dated August 7th, 1899. Affidavit
of witnesses were: C. Sessums and R. W (Reuben William) Courtney.
An application for Mortuary Warrant was obtained by his daughter, Emeline
Courtney Burditte on March 3, 1928.
Census: Tyler County, Texas, pg. 384-Woodville-ID#TXf001001109463
Courtney age: 30, Farmer, Real Estate Value: $450.00, b. MS, Mary A. (should be
L.) age: 22, Housekeeper, b. MS, Lula B. age 5 1/2 months, Vincent Courtney, age
25, Farmer, Real Esate Value: $100.00, b. MS, Mary, Age 24, keeping house, b.
MS, Sarah E. age 2, b. Texas, James M., age 5 1/2 months, b. Texas
Census: Brazos County, Texas, Precinct 6, pg 223-E.D.15-ID #TX28993750 as
age: 43, Mary L. age 31, Lula B. age 10, Sarah age 8, Henry T. age 7, Ema age 5,
John W. age 1, Margaret age 1 mo.
of Tax receipts in file
D of the 7th Texas Calvary, CSA as a Private, Box #000227, Extraction # 0008,
Record # 00001518
enlisted in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas with his brothers Reuben William,
Samuel Jefferson, and Robert J. They
marched to San Antonio, where they joined Co. D, which then marched from San
Antonio to El Paso. From El Paso
they traveled to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico to guard the
western frontier from the Union Army.
They fought two battles, one at Apache Canyon and one at Glorietta, New
Mexico. They were defeated and had
to retreat across New Mexico with few supplies and horses.
Half of the 3000 men in the unit died during the battles and subsequent
for Emily (Emely) Jane (Spouse 2)
was her family surname. She raised
Mary Ann Courtney and her surviving siblings.
copies in file of records kept on Carr's.
Death Certificate for Solomon L. Courtney
Certificate # 8079