Birth: Feb. 29, 1840, Penn Yan, Yates County, New York.
Death: Nov. 26, 1909, Guide Rock, Webster County, Nebraska.
Burial: Shaffer Cemetery, Mankato, Jewell County Kansas.
Photo provided by Billie Courtright
He was Married twice, his first wife was Laura Ann Plumb, married January 1, 1866, at Blackberry, Ill., they had three children: Arthur Leland, Anna Blanch, Flora B.
His second wife was Laura Ann Plumb, they were married July 13, 1879, at Holmwood Twp., Jewell Co., Kansas. Their children were:
1. Oscar Smith COURTWRIGHT, Born: 28 Oct 1893, Place: Jewell Co., Kansas.
2. Paul Re Vere COURTWRIGHT, Born: 2 Feb 1899, Place: , Burr Oak, , Kansas. Died: 21 Jul 1973.
3. William Fae COURTWRIGHT, Born: 10 Apr 1882, Place: , Holmwood Twp., Jewell Co., Kansas. Died: 15 Apr 1963.
4. Rex Rolland COURTWRIGHT, Born: 14 May 1901, Place: , Burr Oak, , Kansas. Died: 14 May 1969.
5. Mary Mildred "Mae" COURTWRIGHT, Born: 18 May 1887, Place: , Holmwood Twp., Jewell Co., Kansas. Died: 18 Feb 1922.
6. Pearl COURTWRIGHT, Born: 24 Jul 1891, Place: Jewell Co., Kansas.
Cyrenius Smith Courtright, fought in the civil war with the 13th., Illinois infantry, he was a private and was in company F., he enlisted May 24, 1861, at Dixon Ill., was mustered in on the same day and place. He enlisted for three years. His Residence at that time was Courtland, Dekalb CO, IL., his height 5' 8 ½, Hair Brown, age 21, Eyes Blue, Complexion Light. At this time he was Single, and was a farmer. The records show he was a Nativity of Jerusalem, Gates Co, New York. He mustered out on June 18, 1864, Springfield, ILL. In his remarks it states; Stop for Transportation 62 1/2 Cents.
Note. His name was spelled at lest three ways: Cyrenius, Cyremes and Cyrenus.