Posted By:Annie Crenshaw
Subject:James R. McCourtney of Wheeling, West Virginia
Post Date:November 07, 2005 at 18:44:30
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James R. McCourtney, born c. 1830 Virginia, married (1) Matilda Hadden in 1859, Wheeling, Ohio Co., Virginia, and (2) Edmonia Carter (after Matilda's death in 1871). Matilda was the daughter of Wheeling merchant and civic leader ALEXANDER HADDEN (c. 1802-1858) from Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone, Ireland.

James McCourtney was a prominent businessman in Wheeling, West Virginia in the 19th century, with the Bellaire Nail Works, Warwick China Company, the Wheeling & Elm Grove Railroad Track (street car system) and other enterprises.

McCourtney is a collateral line (not my direct ancestors, the HADDENS) but I hope this information may help other researchers.
Ohio Co., West Virginia MARRIAGES:

Jas R. McCortney & Matilda Hadden - 6 Oct 1859, Book 3, p. 130
1870 census, Ohio Co., Wheeling, West Virginia:
Jas McCourtney - 40 - Foundry - $40,000 - Va
Matilda - 35 - Va
Howard - 6 - W. Va

(ennumerated in George Thompson household, retired lawyer born Ohio, with a number of different-surname people in his home)

Wheeling, West Virginia - OBITUARIES

TILLIE McCORTNEY - [Source: Wheeling Register, Wednesday, January 4, 1871] McCORTNEY - Monday evening, January 2d, 1871, TILLA H., wife of James R. McCortney, in the 31st year of her age. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, from the residence of Mrs. French on the National Road.

1880 census, Ohio Co., Wheeling, West Virginia

J. R. McCourtney - 44 - Capitolist - West Va - West Va - West Va
Edmione - wife - 29 - Keeps house - West " - Virginia - Virginia
J. H. - son - 16 - West Va - W. Va - W. Va
Endimone - dau. - 1 - West Va - " - "
(also 3 servants in household)

EDMONIA CARTER McCOURTNEY - [Source: Wheeling Register, March 17, 1919] Services for Mrs. McCourtney - Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock, the remains of the late Mrs. Edmonia Carter McCourtney, wife of J. R. McCourtney, former resident of this city, who passed away on Saturday at Washington, D. C., will be brought to this city over the Baltimore and Ohio lines, and will be taken immediately to Greenwood cemetery, where interment will be made in the family burial plot.