Monday, July 7, 2014

Christopher E. Courson or Coursen

Christopher E. Courson or Coursen.

Birth: September 4, 1837, New  York.
Death: March 27, 1923.

Wife: Mary Anna Cashman Courson or Coursen.

Children: John G., Robert J., and Sonora Courson or  Coursen.

He came to Mitchell County , Kansas in 1867 and settled in section 10 of Eureka township.  He owned 320 acres of land.  On it was a country Post Office which he was Post master, it was called Courson or Coursen Grove.  He would later move to Logan township of the same county were he would farm on his 160 acres of land.

Illinois 39th., Infantry Regimental History.

Courson, Christopher E. - Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant - Enlisted from Sandoval, Illinois, August 16, 1861, in Company F. Promoted Sergeant August 30, 1862 and to Quartermaster August 5, 1865 and transferred to non-commissioned staff. Mustered out with the regiment, December 6, 1865. Born September 4, 1837 in Tioga County, New York. He was brought up on his father's farm until the age of twenty-one when he moved to Illinois where he worked as a farm hand. In 1867 he married and settled on a small farm in Pennsylvania. In 1878 he moved to a homestead in Kansas. He was the Post master at Courson's Grove.

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