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THE RUSS COURTNEYS OF NORTH MYRTLE BEACH SC

Updated December 26, 2006

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MY GRANDFATHER Dr. CHARLES HILL COURTNEY WAS BORN IN AIKEN COUNTY SC (KITCHINGS MILL) ON JANUARY 26, 1876 OUR LINEAGE RUNS THROUGH THE REVEREND JONATHAN COURTNEY OF THAT SAME AREA. THE COURTNEYS, (WILLIAM COURTNEY), BEFORE THAT CAME INTO ONSLOW COUNTY NC FROM BARBADOS AROUND 1680. LITTLE IS KNOWN OF THE COURTNEY FAMILY FOR THE NEXT 70 YEARS. HOWEVER, IN 1751 A ROBERT COURTNEY DIED AND LEFT A WILL. ROBERT COURTNEY WAS A PLANTER AND HAD A WIFE NAMED HANNAH, FOUR SONS, (JOHN, ROBERT, JONATHAN AND ROWLAND), AND ONE DAUGHTER (PHOEBE). PHOEBE MARRIED A RICHARD CURTIS. SOME OF THE ESTATE LANDS WERE ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE NORTHWEST BEACH OF THE NEW RIVER ON HALF MOON CREEK. MY FATHER, Dr. CHARLES HILL COURTNEY, JR WAS A DENTIST IN SUMTER SC. I HAVE 2 BROTHERS: Dr. CHARLES HILL COURTNEY, III OF GAINSVILLE FLORIDA, HOWELL (BUGGS) COLEMAN COURTNEY (DECEASED) AND A SISTER PATRICIA COURTNEY COX OF CHARLOTTE NC. I MARRIED NELDA S SMITH ON MARCH 8, 1986 AND HAVE 2 CHILDREN: RUSSELL AVERY COURTNEY, JR, BORN 1987 LIVING IN NORTH MYRTLE BEACH AND ONE DAUGHTER ALYSSA BROOKE COURTNEY, BORN 1990, AND ALSO LIVING IN NORTH MYRTLE BEACH.

 
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