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John Court

Male 1762 - 1834  (72 years)

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  • Name John Court 
    Born 2 Feb 1762  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military Jul 1775 
    entered service as a boatswain on board the brig "Comet" commanded by Capt. Allen; served for a period of 6 months; sailed to near St. Augustine, captured Br. vessel Elizabeth; battle with another Br. schooner on 2nd cruise; 3rd cruise w/o incident 
    Residence Jul 1775  Charleston, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    per statement made in support of application for pension, John resided in Charleston, SC at the time he entered service on the Comet 
    Military 1776–1780 
    during this time, engaged on private vessel; eluded capture in West Indies; set sail from WI on board Nancy; captured at Baltimore harbor by Br. man of war Somerset; prisoner on board Somerset for 10 months; escaped Somerset at Cape Cod, went to Boston, then to Greenwich, MA 
    Military Jul 1780 
    John Court, Private, appears on the company muster roll of Capt. Joseph Brown's Co, 15th Massachusetts Regiment of Foot commanded by Timothy Bigelow, for the month of July 1780; noted to be "on guard" 
    Residence Jul 1780  Greenwich, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    per John's statement, he resided in Greenwich when he volunteered for service in Bigelow's Regiment 
    Military 18 Jul 1780 
    enlisted as Private in Capt. Joseph Brown's Company, 15th Massachusetts Regiment of Foot, commanded by Timothy Bigelow, Esq. Enlisted for period of 6 months; marched to Springfied, then to West Point, where he stood guard over Gen. Anche (prisoner) 
    Military Aug 1780 
    John Court, Private, appears on the company muster roll of Capt. Joseph Brown's Co, 15th Massachusetts Regiment of Foot commanded by Timothy Bigelow, for the month of August 1780 
    Military Sep 1780 
    John Court, Private, appears on the company muster roll of Capt. Joseph Brown's Co, 15th Massachusetts Regiment of Foot commanded by Timothy Bigelow, for the month of September 1780 
    Military Oct 1780 
    John Court, Private, appears on the company muster roll of Capt. Joseph Brown's Co, 15th Massachusetts Regiment of Foot commanded by Timothy Bigelow, for the month of October 1780 
    Military Jan 1781 
    John Court also appears on company muster roll for Capt. Silvanus Smith's Company, 5th Massachusetts commanded by Col. Rufus Putnam. Noted to have enlisted on July 18 for period of 6 months, and that he was discharged January 18, 1781 
    Military 18 Jan 1781 
    discharged from service 
    Military Oct 1782  Greenwich, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    entered service Capt. Preston Co., Bigelow's Regiment; marched to Albany, to Saratoga Barracks, to Crown Point on Lake Champlain, where he guarded prisoners; returned to Saratoga, there engaged in wagon service, command of cont. teams under Gen. Gates; 3 M 
    Residence 1790  Canajoharie, Montgomery, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Court enumerated on census with 1 male over the age of 16; 2 males under the age of 16; 2 females. Enumerated next to Earl and Daniel Wright. John the only Court in town 
    Misc 1791  Herkimer County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    County of Herkimer created north of the Mohawk River out of part of Montgomery County 
    Tax List 1799  Frankfort, Herkimer County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Cort listed on the 1799 tax assessment list. He owned a house and a lot. Value of real estate 503; value of personal estate 50; tax to be paid 55 cents 
    Tax List 1800  Frankfort, Herkimer County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A John Court is listed on the 1800 tax assessment list for Frankfort, Herkimer County, New York. House and land; real estate valued at 503; state tax .51; county tax .78 
    Residence 1800  Frankfort, Herkimer County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A John Court enumerated on census as head of household; 1 male age 10-15, 1 age 16-25, and 1 age 26-45; 4 females under the age of 10, 2 age 10-15, 1 age 26-44 in house 
    Tax List 1801  Frankfort, Herkimer County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A John Court is listed on the 1801 tax assessment list for Frankfort, Herkimer County, New York. Real estate valued at 503. 
    Tax List 1803  Aurelius, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A John Court is listed on the 1803 tax assessment list for Aurelius, Cayuga County, New York. He had a farm. Real estate valued at 75, personal estate valued at 10; taxes: .20 
    Misc 1805  Cato, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Village of Cato: first permanent settler arrived at Caro around 1805 
    Property 14 Jun 1809  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Court, of Mentz, Cayuga Co, purchased 50 acres of land from Micajah Benedict. He paid $400. Land described as parcel of land in town of Mentz, part of lot 83; mentioned in description: Ebenezer Thompson's land. 
    Residence 1810  Menz, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Court enumerated on census as head of household; Males: 2 under the age of 10; 2 age 16-25; 2 over the age of 45. Females: 1 under the age of 10; 2 age 10-15; 2 age 16-25; 1 over the age of 45. 
    Property 12 Nov 1813  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Court, of town of Mentz, purchased 7.5 acres of land from Peter and Nancy Weaver. He paid $60. Land described as being in Brutus Township, part of lot 83. Mentioned in land description: A. Carpenter's land. Deed Book P Page 432-3 
    Property 17 Feb 1815  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Court, of town of Mentz, Cayuga County, purchased 60 acres of land from Moses and Sally Farrnad. He paid $1,050. Land described as parcel fo land in town of Cato, Brutus Township, Cayuga county, part of lot 43 on bank of Seneca River 
    Property 19 Feb 1815  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John and Lydia Court, of Town of Mentz, Cayuga County, sold 57 acres of land to Moses Farrand. Land described as town 4 Lot 83. Farrand paid $1,000 for the land 
    Residence 1820  Cato, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Court enumerated on census with 1 male age 10-15, 1 age 16-18, 1 over the age of 45, 1 female over the age of 45 in household; 3 engaged in agriculture 
    Property 2 Feb 1822  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John and Lydia Court, of town of Cato, sold 60 acres of land to Joseph Blackmar. Land described as Town 4 Lot 43, in town of Cato, on Seneca river. Blackmar paid $1500 for land 
    Property 2 Feb 1822  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Court of town of Cato, purchased 150 acres of land from Joseph and Grace Blackmar. Land described as Town 4 Lot 21, in town of Cato. Names in land description: Lewis Spawn; David Trumbal; lot No 10; Lot No. 20. John paid $1,500 
    Property 14 Apr 1823  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John and Lydia Court, of town of Cato, sold 30 acres of land to Jacob Woodward. Land described as Town 4 Lot 21. Names in land desription: Joseph Blackmra and Court's ferry. Woodward paid $300. Deed Book Z Page 471-72 
    Property 2 Feb 1824  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John and Lydia Court, of town of Cato, sold 20 acres of land to John Court Jr., for $200. Land described as parcel of land in Cato, part of lot 21. Jacob Woodands land and Jospeh Blackmon's land mentioned in land description 
    Property 25 Dec 1827  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John and Lydia Court, of town of Cato, sold four acres of land to Deliverance Wheeler; who paid $100 for the land. Land in Cato; DAvid Trumbull and John Court mentioned in land description. [DW is son-in-law] 
    Property 21 Oct 1829  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Court of Cato sold 15 acres of land to John Welch, who paid $300 for the land. Land described as being in the town of Cato, part of lot 21. NN-55 
    Residence 1830  Cato, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Males: 1 age 20-29; 1 age 60-69. Females: 1 age 15-19; 1 age 60-69 
    Pension 20 Sep 1832  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Court, 70 years old, resident of Cato, Cayuga County, made statement in support of his application for pension 
    Property 7 May 1833  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John and Lydia Court, of Cato, sold 56 acres to Bildad Franklin, who paid $1122 for the land. Land described as being in Cato. John Welch, Jacob Woodward, Isaac Cameross mentioned in land description. RR32 
    Pension 18 May 1833  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    made statement in support of his claim for pension 
    Pension 5 Sep 1833  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Court, of Cato, made statement in support of his claim for pention, relating to his service in Capt Brown's Company of Col. Bigelow's Regiment 
    Died 29 Mar 1834  [3
    Probate 28 Apr 1834  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lydia and Earl W. Court took oath as administrators of John Court's estate 
    Probate 28 Apr 1834  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lydia Court petitioned for Letters of Administration upon the estate of John Court, deceased; requested that letters be granted to herself and her son Earl W. Court; letters so granted 
    Probate 28 Apr 1834  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lydia Court, Earl W. Court, James Stinge and L. Hooker post administrator's bond in the sum of $1,600 
    Probate 24 May 1834  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bildad Franklin and Henry Shelden filed their inventory and appraisal of John Court's personal property 
    Probate 11 Jun 1834  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lydia Court and Earl Court, administrators of John Court's estate, appear in court and confirm inventory filed by Franklin and Shelden 
    Property 20 Jul 1834  Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    per term in will of Elisha Williams, land he owned at death sold to John Court's heirs, who paid $550 for the land. Land located in town of Cato, part of Lot 9; containing 50 acres. 
    Individual Note Find A Grave Page: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/112554771 
    Buried Cato, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Leland (Crossman) Cemetery
    Person ID I188  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2018 

    Family Lydia Wright,   b. 18 Nov 1763,   d. 25 Mar 1849  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1782 
    Children 
     1. Daniel Court,   b. 1783,   d. 1790  (Age 7 years)  [Birth]
    +2. William Court,   b. 2 Dec 1784, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1845  (Age 60 years)  [Birth]
     3. John Court, Jr.,   b. 1789,   d. 1834  (Age 45 years)  [Birth]
     4. Catharine Court,   b. 1791,   d. 1827  (Age 36 years)  [Birth]
     5. Elizabeth Court,   b. 1793,   d. 1855  (Age 62 years)  [Birth]
     6. Lydia Court  [Birth]
     7. Daniel Court,   b. 1802,   d. 1877  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
     8. Earl W. Court,   b. 1806,   d. 1864  (Age 58 years)  [Birth]
     9. Polly Court  [Birth]
     10. Esther Court  [Birth]
     11. Margaret Court  [Birth]
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Documents
    John Court Petition for Letters of Administration
    John Court Petition for Letters of Administration
    John Court Letters of Administration
    John Court Letters of Administration
    John Court Administrators Bond
    John Court Administrators Bond
    John Court Administrators Oath
    John Court Administrators Oath
    John Court Pension Papers - 3
    John Court Pension Papers - 3
    John Court Pension Papers - 4
    John Court Pension Papers - 4
    John Court Pension Papers - 10
    John Court Pension Papers - 10
    John Court Pension Papers - 11
    John Court Pension Papers - 11
    John Court Pension Papers - 13
    John Court Pension Papers - 13
    John Court_  1832 Pension Statement a
    John Court_ 1832 Pension Statement a
    John Court_  1832 Pension Statement b
    John Court_ 1832 Pension Statement b
    John Court_  1832 Pension Statement c
    John Court_ 1832 Pension Statement c
    John Court  Inventory 1
    John Court Inventory 1
    John Court  Inventory 2
    John Court Inventory 2
    John Court_  Inventory 3
    John Court_ Inventory 3
    John Court_  Inventory 4
    John Court_ Inventory 4
    John Court_  Inventory 5
    John Court_ Inventory 5
    John Court_  Military Service 5th Massachusetts
    John Court_ Military Service 5th Massachusetts
    John Court_  Military Service 15th Massachusetts - a
    John Court_ Military Service 15th Massachusetts - a
    John Court_  Military Service 15th Massachusetts - b
    John Court_ Military Service 15th Massachusetts - b
    John Court_  Military Service 15th Massachusetts - c
    John Court_ Military Service 15th Massachusetts - c
    John Court_  Military Service 15th Massachusetts - d
    John Court_ Military Service 15th Massachusetts - d
    John Court Bible 2.jpg
    John Court Bible 2.jpg
    John Court Bible
    John Court Bible

    Headstones
    John Court Headstone
    John Court Headstone

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH
      Jim Richey, in his Richey Tracks I and VI, without supporting documentation, states that John was the son of Thomas and Frances Court, and that he was born February 2, 1760 or 1762, in Charlestown, South Carolina. (Baptism record reportedly stated 1760; birth date calculated from tombstone is 1762, bible record states 1762, and in 1832, John stated he was 70 years old). Jim further states that John was baptized by Rev. Robert Smith, on September 13, 1762, at St. Phillips Anglican Church, in Charlestown.

      Little else is known of John's life, until his service during the Revolutionary War.

      REVOLUTIONARY WAR SERVICE
      John's service is taken from service records, and from sworn statements John made on September 5 and 30, 1832, and May 18, 1833, in Cayuga County, New York, in support of his claim for pension under the Act of Congress, June 7, 1832.

      1775
      In July of 1775, John entered the service as a boatswain on board the brig Comet, commanded by Captain Allen. At the time, John resided in Charleston, South Carolina. John reported that the Comet was a public vessel, carrying 18 guns, and flying under the banner of the Thirteen Stripes. John served on-board the Comet for six months. During this time, sailed south to near St. Augustine, where they captured an English vessel Elizabeth. Returned with this prize to Charleston. Sailed out again to near St. Augustine, where they were engaged in battle with a British schooner. Returned to Charleston, and after refitting, sailed again to south; cruised for a time and then returned to Charleston, where he was discharged, having served a term of six months.

      1776-1780
      Soon thereafter, he engaged on-board a merchantman vessel (private) commanded by Captain Preston. They set sail for the West Indies. While off Cape Nickla?, the ship was captured by a British man of war. However, prior to the capture of the vessel, John escaped from it in a boat and reached the Island of Cape Nickla???, where he remained for about two months. He then sailed from the island on board a merchant vessel, Nancy, from Charleston commanded by Captain Smith, bound for Baltimore.

      When the Nancy was in the Baltimore harbor, it was captured by the British man-of-war, Somerset. John was taken prisoner, and remained a prisoner on board the Somerset for ten months. For most of this time, the Somerset was in New York harbor. It then set sail for Rhode Island, to meet the French fleet, but was driven ashore at Cape Cod. John escaped and went to Boston. From Boston, he went to Greenwich, Massachusetts, where he settled and continued to reside until the spring of 1780.

      1780
      John served again in 1780, but his statements and the records for his service during this time conflict.

      In his statement made September 1832, John stated that in the spring of 1780, he entered the service of the United States, as a substitute for Higgins in the company of state troops/militia commanded by Capt. Smith, in the regiment commanded by Col. Bigelow, in Gen. Glovers Brigade, for a period of six months. He joined the company at Springfield, Massachusetts, and from there marched to West Point, where he joined the American army, from there he marched with said army to Perkshill, to Stoney Point, then to New Jersey. Stationed at Elizabeth town and other places. Returned to West Point, where he was discharged at the expiration of six months. Returned home to Greenwich.

      One record card from archives shows that a John Court enlisted July 18, 1780 in Capt. Silvanus Smith's Company, in the 5th Massachusetts Regiment, commanded by Col. Rufus Putnam. This John Court enlisted for a term of 6 months, and was discharged January 18, 1781. No mention of being a substitute.

      In his statement made September 1833, John stated that in the spring of 1780, he was residing in Greenwich, Massachusetts, and volunteered for service. He mustered in to a company commanded by Captain Powers. Marched under Capt. Powers to Springfield, from Springfield to West Point. Upon arriving at West Point, mustered in the company commanded by Capt. Brown, in Col. Bigelows Regiment, Gen. Glovers Brigade. At the time, Gen. Arnold held the command at West Point. Was at Pappan when Gen. Anche was executed, and was stationed as one of the guards over Gen. Anche while he was a prisoner in the stone church, part of the time, and part of the time as guard at Gen. G? door at the same place. Stated that he served the entire 6 months, and was not at this time a substitute. Rather, he served as a substitute for Higgins during his three months tour at Saratoga under Gen. Gates. Never received any pay, except his bounty, and he did not receive written discharge at time of leaving the service.

      Service cards from the archives show a John Court who enlisted on July 18, 1780, for a term of six months, as a Private in Capt. Joseph Brown's Co, 15th Massachusetts Regiment of Foot, commanded by Timothy Bigelow, Esq. This John appeared on the company muster roll for July August, September, and October, 1780. On the company muster roll for July 1780, dated Camp Tenack, August 31, 1780, John is noted to have been "on guard"

      1782
      John served again in 1782.
      In October of 1782, John entered service at Greenwich, Massachusetts, in the company of state troops commanded by Captain Preston, in the same regiment as before (Bigelow's), for a term of three months. During this service, he marched with the company to Albany, to Saratoga Barracks, and then on to Crown Point on Lake Champlain to guard prisoners, who were to be exchanged at that place. After the prisoners were exchanged, John returned to Saratoga, where he was engaged in the wagon service. He took the command of the continental teams under Gen. Gates. After three months, John was discharged. During this time he saw and knew the following officers: George Washington, Gen. Gates, Gen. Arnold, Gen. Wayne, Baron Steuben, and others.

      John received no pay for his service, other than bounty money. And, while he made a claim, he never received a pension. It was initially declined because John served aboard private ships. And then John died.

      MARRIAGE
      Jim Richey, in Richey Tracks VI, states that John met and married Lydia while stationed at Saratoga. Marriage date given as November 14, 1782. No documentation provided.

      John Court's bible states that he married Lydia Wright on November 14, 1782.

      CENSUS: 1790
      A John Court is listed on the 1790 Census in Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York.
      1 male over 16, 2 males under 16. 2 females.
      John is living next to Earl Wright and Daniel Wright.
      The only Court in town

      TAX LIST: 1799
      A John Cort is listed on the 1799 tax assessment list for Frankfort, Herkimer County, New York
      (Herkimer County had been created north of the Mohawk River out of part of Montgomery County in 1791)
      John owned a house and a lot. Value of real estate 503; value of personal estate 50; tax to be paid 55 cents

      TAX LIST: 1800
      A John Court is listed on the 1800 tax assessment list for Frankfort, Herkimer County, New York. House and land; real estate valued at 503; state tax .51; county tax .78

      CENSUS: 1800
      Frankfort, Herkimer County, New York
      John Court
      Males: 1, age 10 - 15; 1 age 16 - 25; 1 age 26 - 45
      Females: 4 under 10; 2 age 10 - 15; 1 age 26 - 44.

      TAX LIST: 1801
      A John Court is listed on the 1801 tax assessment list for Frankfort, Herkimer County, New York. Real estate valued at 503.
      Last time in Herkimer

      Can't find him in 1802

      TAX LIST: 1803
      A John Court is listed on the 1803 tax assessment list for Aurelius, Cayuga County, New York. He had a farm. Real estate valued at 75, personal estate valued at 10; taxes: .20

      PROPERTY
      14 June 1809
      Cayuga County, New York
      Deed Book P Page 431-2
      Grantors: Micajah and Diedame Benedict, of town of Brutus, Cayuga County
      Grantee: John Court, of town of Mentz, Cayuga County
      Consideration: $400
      Land described in index as Town 4 Lot 83; 50 acres
      Deed description: parcel of land in town of Mentz, Cayuga County, part of lot 83; 50 acres
      Names mentioned in land description: Ebenezer Thompson's land

      CENSUS: 1810
      Mentz, Cayuga County, New York
      John Court
      Males: 2 under the age of 10; 3 age 16 - 25; 2 over the age of 45
      Females: 1 under 10; 2 age 10 - 15; 2 age 16 - 25; 1 over the age of 45

      PROPERTY
      12 November 1813
      Cayuga County, New York
      Deed Book P Page 432
      Grantor: Peter and Nancy Weaver, of Mentz
      Grantee: John Court, of town of Mentz
      Consideration: $60
      Land described in index as Town 4 Lot 83; 7 acres
      Deed description: parcel of land in Brutus township, part of lot number 83; 7.5 acres
      Names in land description: Abum Carpenter's land

      PROPERTY
      17 February 1815
      Cayuga County, New York
      Deed Book P Page 430
      Grantor: Moses and Sally Farrand
      Grantee: John Court, of town of Mentz, Cayuga County
      Consideration: $1,050
      Land described in index as Town 4 Lot 43; 60 acres
      Deed description parcel of land in township of Brutus, town of Cato, Cayuga County, part of lot 43 on bank of Seneca river; 60 acres

      PROPERTY
      19 February 1815
      Cayuga County, New York
      John and Lydia Court, of Town of Mentz, Cayuga County, sold 57 acres of land to Moses Farrand. Land described as Town 4 Lot 83 (part of) in old township of Brutus now Township of Mentz. Farrand paid $1,000 for the land
      Names mentioned in deed: Ebenezer Thompson's land
      Deed Book P Page 429

      CENSUS: 1820
      Cayuga County, New York
      John Court
      Males: 1 age 10-15, 1 age 16-18, 1 over the age of 45
      Females: 1 over the age of 45
      3 engaged in agriculture

      PROPERTY
      2 February 1822
      Cayuga County, New York
      Deed Book Y Page 32
      Grantors: Joseph and Grace Blackmar
      Grantee: John Court, of town of Cato
      described in deed index as Town 4 Lot 21; 100 acres
      Deed states 150 acres, in town of Cato, formerly Brutus, Cayuga County
      Names in land description: Lewis Spawn; David Trumbal; lot No 10; Lot No. 20
      Consideration: $1,500

      Same day, John and Lydia sold land to Joseph Blackmar
      2 February 1822
      Cayuga County, New York
      Deed Book Y Page 33
      Grantors: John and Lydia Court, of town of Cato
      Grantee: Joseph Blackmar
      Described in deed index as Town 4 Lot 43; 60 acres
      Deed states 60 acres, in town of Cato; located on Seneca river; same land as acquired 13 December 1812 from Henry Abraham
      Consideration: $1,500

      PROPERTY
      14 April 1823
      Cayuga County, New York
      Grantor: John and Lydia Court, of town of Cato, Cayuga County
      Grantee: Jacob Woodward
      Consideration: $300
      Land described in index as Town 4 Lot 21; 30 acres
      Parcel of land in town of Cato, 30 acres
      Names in land description: Joseph Blackmar; Court's ferry
      Deed Book Z Page 471-72

      PROPERTY
      2 February 1824
      Cayuga County, New York
      Grantor: John and Lydia Court, of town of Cato, Cayuga County
      Grantee: John Court, Jr.
      Consideration: $200
      Land described as Town 4 Lot 21; 20 acres
      Parcel fo land in town of Cato; part of lot 21; Joseph Blackmar and Jacob Woodland mentioned in land description
      Deed Book EE Page 463-4

      PROPERTY
      25 December 1827
      Cayuga County, New York
      Grantors: John and Lydia Court, of town of Cato, Cayuga County
      Grantee: Deliverance Wheeler
      Consideration: $100
      Land described as being in town of Cato. David Trumbull and John Court mentioned in land description. 4 acres
      (DW is son-in-law)
      Deed Book JJ Page 85

      PROPERTY
      21 October 1829
      Grantor: John Court of Cato
      Grantee: John Welch
      Consideration: $300
      Land described as being the town of Cato, part of Lot 21. 15 acres
      Deed Book NN Page 55

      CENSUS: 1830
      Cato, Cayuga County, New York
      John Court
      Males: 1 age 20-29; 1 age 60-69
      Females: 1 age 15-19; 1 age 60-69

      PROPERTY
      7 May 1833
      Cayuga County, New York
      Grantors: John and Lydia Court
      Grantee: Bildad Franklin
      Consideration: $1,122
      Land described as being in the town of Cato. John Welch, Jacob Woodward, Isaac ?Cameross mentioned in land description. 56 acres
      Deed Book RR Page 32

      DEATH AND PROBATE
      According to tombstone and probate papers, John died on March 29, 1834.

      John died without a will. Lydia Court petitioned Cayuga Court to grant her and Earl W. Court letters of administration; petition dated April 28, 1834. Lydia, resident of Cato, Cayuga County, NY. John Court died on the 29th of March, 1834, leaving widow, and following kindred, to-wit: William Court, Betsey wife of Martin Stewart, Polly the wife of John Welsh, Peggy the wife of Dill Wheeler, Lydia wife of Ire Long, Esther wife of Jacob McDoneto and Daniel Court, Earl W. Court, his only children.
      Letters so granted. Lydia, Earl, James Stinge and L. Hooker posted administrator's bond in sum of $1600, on April 28, 1834. Lydia and Earl took oath as administrators the same day.

      Inventory: May 24, 1834
      Bildad Franklin and Henry Shelden filed their inventory and appraisal of John Court's personal property with court in Cayuga County.
      Lydia and Earl appeared in court on June 11, 1834, and confirmed inventory.

      PROPERTY
      20 July 1834
      Cayuga County, New York
      Grantors: executor of Elisah Williams, deceased
      Grantees: (all of John's heirs): William Court, John Welch and Polly his wife, Martin Steward and Betsey his wife, Deliverance Wheeler and Margaret his wife; Ira Jones and Lydia his wife, Jacob McDonald and Esther his wife, Daniel Court, Earl W. Court, and William, John, and Edward Court, infant heirs of John Court Jr, son of John Court deceased
      per term in Elisha Williams' will, all land he owned at death sold to above-named grantees, who paid $550 for the land. Land located in town of Cato, part of Lot 9, 50 acres
      Deed Book UU Page 151-2

      ---
      According to Jim Richey, Richey Tracks VI, John Court Sr. owned and ran Court's Ferry, where Bonta Bridge is today across the Seneca River into Onondaga Co., from Cayuga Co., NY.






  • Sources 
    1. [S404] Tombstone.
      birthdate calculated from date on tombstone. Died March 29, 1834 at age 72 years 1 month 27 days.

    2. [S400] Court Family Bible.
      stating John Court was born February 2, 1762

    3. [S404] Tombstone.


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