Person:James Coursey (2)

Capt. James Coursey
b.est. 1730-1737
d.Bet. 27 Apr 1814 - 31 Jul 1815 Rockbridge County, Virginia
m. Abt. 1727
  1. William Coursey1729 - 1813
  2. Capt. James Courseyest 1730-1737 - Bet 1814
  • HCapt. James Courseyest 1730-1737 - Bet 1814
  • WWinifred RiddleAbt 1739 - Bef 1785
m. Bet. 1758 - 1760
  1. Joanna CourseyAbt 1759 - Bef 1830
  2. Mary CourseyAbt 1760 -
  3. James Coursey1761 -
  4. William CourseyAbt 1766 -
  5. Winifred CourseyBef 1767 -
  6. Sarah Courseyest 1767-1772 - bef 1799
  7. Elizabeth CourseyAbt 1768 -
  8. Lewis CourseyAbt 1770 -
  9. Frances CourseyAbt 1770 -
  • HCapt. James Courseyest 1730-1737 - Bet 1814
  • WMary GayEst 1743 -
m. 1785
Facts and Events
Name Capt. James Coursey
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1730-1737
Marriage Bet. 1758 - 1760 Poss. Virginiato Winifred Riddle
Marriage 1785 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Mary Gay
Death? Bet. 27 Apr 1814 - 31 Jul 1815 Rockbridge County, Virginia
Will? 27 April 1814 Rockbridge County, Virginia

James Coursey was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records of James Coursey in Augusta County, VA


  • Vol. 1 - DECEMBER 19, 1780. - (322) These to work on the road from Staunton to Christian's Creek, with their tithables, viz: William Lewis, Henry Moura, John Brooks, Peter Moura John Bird, James Graham, Nicholas Sprigg, Robert Russell, Mr. Hunt, Andrew Scott, Jacob Sciler, Peter Grass, John Graham, Christopher Graham, Joshua Russell, James Coursey, Thomas Scott, Wm. Burk, Robert McClenachan, Samuel Fraizer and James Hill.
  • Vol. 1 - OLD DEEDS, WILLS, INVENTORIES, POWERS OF ATTORNEY, ETC., TO BE FILED. - James Coursey to daughter, Joannes Eastham, 1783. (Note: this record is referring to James Coursey's daughter Joanna, who married Braxton Eastham).
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1785--May 10, James Fraser and Winny Coorsy, daughter James Coorsy.
  • Vol. 2 - Dunlap's Heirs vs. Hamilton's Heirs--O. S. 100; N. S. 34--Orators are viz: John, Robert, Alexander, William and Polly Dunlap, David McKee and Anne his wife, William Denniston and Peggy his wife, Samuel McCutchin and Nancy his wife, children and legatees of Robert Dunlap. Robert Dunlap died 1781 testate, will in Rockbridge. His wife was Mary. Alexander Hamilton qualified as executor and died intestate, having first conveyed all his estate to sons James and Charles Hamilton. Mary Dunlap married James Coursey, 3d February, 1785. Robert Dunlap had a brother, Alexr. Dunlap, and a brother, John. Robert Dunlap's will dated 23d January, 1781, of Rockbridge. Wife, Mary; son, William, eldest; devisee, Alexander Dunlap; son, Alexander Dunlap, 2d son; daughter, Ann, eldest; daughter, Margaret, 2d daughter; son, Robert, land in Kentucky; son, John; daughter, Mary. Proved in Rockbridge 5th March, 1782. Deed 14th February, 1792. Alexr. Hamilton, of Bath, to James Hamilton, of Bath. Natural love and affection. Proved in Bath, February, 1792. Will of John Dunlap of Rockbridge, dated 25th February, 1804. Wife, Ann; son, Alexander, land in Kentucky; daughter, Elizabeth Gay and her son Robert Gay, 3,000 acres including the old town of Cilicotha, on the Ohio; son, James, part of Chilicotha above; daughter, Ann Bratton, part of Chilicotha above; daughter, Mary Hodge, part of Chilicotha, her son, Saml. Hodge. To Lebanon Meeting House, $20 to be laid out in helping to raise a gallery in said house for the use of negro slaves. Proved in Rockbridge, 3d April, 1804.
  • Vol. 2 - John Young's Declaration, August 8th, 1832: Age 72; enlisted in 1779 from Orange under Capt. Ambrose Madison, Lieut.-Col. Francis Taylor, Major John Roberts, Capt. Garland Burnley; served also under Capt. John Scott and Cao (Prob. Capt.) Coursey.

Information on James Coursey

Capt. James Coursey appears to have been married twice, 1st to Winifred Riddle and 2nd to Mary Gay, widow of Lt. Robert Dunlap.

Information from Cathy Eaton (

DAR memberships. Samuel Frazier, Nat. # 643348 Vol 777, born around 1740, whose first wife was Mary, had a son named James Frazier.

James Frazier, son of Samuel Frazier, was born around 1763 at Augusta, Va, and married Winniford Coursey 10 May 1785.

The Courseys were neighbors of our Frazier ancestors, according to the inquiry on GenForum. It said they were living in the Shenandoah, Long Meadows, Tinkling Springs and Cow Pasture areas from 1740-1800 and beyond. It said James Fraser, Samuel Frasure, James Coursey and Henry Gay all lived in Long Meadows.