Maybe someone can help me with this family dilemma. My ancestor Elzay Courtney born 1783 in Fauquier married Sarah Ann Haley/Hailey/Healey born 1787. They were married in 1806 in Fauquier. Sarah's father was John Haley. At least thats what I've been told. The only John Haley that I have been able to find in the right time frame is one who married Peggy Jett. John and Peggy were married in 1785.
Elzay Courtney was listed as an orphan and was named as one of the life tenants on a lease to Angus Cameron and his wife Elizabeth ca 1792. Elizabeth must have died and Angus married Ann Hailey, a widow. John Haley was bondsman. So, I'm assuming that this is how Elzay might have been introduced to the Haleys.
John Haley was on the 1759 tax list as living with Francis Jett. In 1785 John Haley, a minor, married Peggy Jett. ?????
In John Haley Sr.'s will of 1787, he mentions wife Mary, executors John Dearing and John Morehead. Witnesses were James Genn, James Ball, Celia Triplett Genn. The will was examined by Francis Triplett and B. Shackleford. Other names mentioned are James Hay, William Jett and Joseph Barba/Barbee.
I found that a William Courtney married a Mary Barbee and she had a brother named Joseph. I don't think that Elzay was their son because he was born too late but he may have been the son of one of their children. I'm looking at son James who Married Sarah Kesterson only because I found that their son Fielding Courtney was also bound out to someone. Apparently, if you were bound out to someone, you may have been listed as an orphan. I don't know if thats true.
Elzay and Sarah moved to Fleming Co., KY. I know that some of the Haleys, Jetts and connected families moved to KY also.
Quite a few of the Jetts married into the Tapps. The Tapps descended from the Tapticos of the Wicocomico Indians. That nation, I understand is accepting membership to those who can prove their ancestry. Their website is:
So, is there anyone who can help me solve this mystery?