Mccourtney Family Genealogy Forum
Hi...I also descend from Abner McCourtney and Isabella Stacey, he being my 3rd greatgrandfather. My line is from Samuel Abbott b. 1810 and Elma McCourtney, who was the second eldest daughter b. 1815. Her older sister, Vianna b. 1813 married Samuel's brother, James b. 1813. I see that you decend from from Alexander and Amanda (third eldest sister) Hapner. I believe that I have a connection to this family also. Do you have info on Vienna Hapner who married Fordyce Carr in Isabella Co. approx 1873. My grandfather, Fordis Bolton was evidently named after this Carr who was a distant cousin. Samuel Abbott's daughter, Amanda, married my greatgrandfather John Wesley Bolton.
I understand that Abner was a cultured, well-educated man raised in Maryland and from a family who expected him to be a 'southern gentleman' and who disinherited him when he married the uneducated Isabella. Also wondering if you have any info on Abner's parents and/or siblings.
Thanks much for any help.