Please pardon my ignorance, but as an Aussie I am not that familiar with towns and families of Kentucky.However as I am chasing both HARLAN and CREECH families to sort out what happened to my COURTOY family I wonder if perhaps the origins of the settlement might shed a light for me.
My ancestor was a banker in London, originally French and of questionable traits, his son, George Courtoy, worked for the Royal Navy.The family were rich but not necessarily toffs - I suspect they mixed with people of all persuasions and ethnicity, and financial status.
George married Mary CREECH born Dorchester, but by 1836 there were living seperately in wealthy areas of London.
George left his estate to two HARLAN or HARLIN women, who he said in his will were living with a niece of his ex wife Mary.
Other surnames from the will are BESANT.
Nothing is out of the question as the banker invested in land and properties from France, England, Goa, West Indies and Jamaica and I think mixed with very wealthy families who traded around the globe.
If anyone has access to documents which give investors in say, 1800-1830 I would be ecstatic to find any COURTOY mentioned, or JACQUINET, WILLIAMS, or CREECH of Dorchester, Dorchester.