You may or may not know that James Coursey, son of Col. Henry Coursey is not my ancestor.My ancestor was James Coursey, brother to Col. Henry Coursey, and that is the line that I have researched extensively.In 1696 my James Coursey dropped the u and the y and his name became Corse.This is documented in the records of Cecil County, Md.My James had become a Quaker and evidently followed that religion for the remainder of his life. I am not familiar with your Thomas Coursey; however, Col. Henry Coursey had a son, Thomas Coursey by his second wife Elizabeth Carpenter.I have not worked with this side of the family for sometime and do not have my records at hand, but he also had another son, as well as James.I believe the other sons name was John.ONe of them died early in life; in fact his wife was expecting their first child when he died.The child, as I remember, was a girl.The other son, John ? did have children and it could possibly be from this line you are descended.James, the 3rd son of Col. Coursey did not marry and had no children.Col. Wm. Coursey, brother to Col. Henry, had one son, but he had no children.My James Coursey had several sons, and I have heard, but have no proof, that some of his sons returned to the original spelling of their name when they first came to America.Doubt that this will help you much, but it does fill in a few of the blanks. Good Hunting, Betty C.