Robert Patterson MCCOURTNEY b 1842 in PA; d 1878 in IL; parents Samuel MCCOURTNEY and Matilda HENDERSON. He married Jerusha C. MATHEWS b 1843 in Ohio; d.1881 NE; dau of James MATHEWS and Pelse SULEDY (SLUEDY). Children (all born in Taswell County Illinois--1. Ira Mead b. 1867 d.1868 2. Charles Oliver b.1869 d.1954 mar. 1)Clara Etta MARTIN,2) Lula Myrtle BIVANS. 3.James Samuel b.1871 d.1942 mar. Maud KEOMES. Appreciate any additions or corrections. Thank you. Donna "Jeane"