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  1. Elizabeth McCoyABT 1732 - ABT 1792
  2. David McCoyABT 1734 -
  3. Mary McCoyABT 1735 - 1780
  4. John McCoyabt 1735 -
  5. Sarah McCoy1738-1750 -
  6. James McCoy1738-1750 - 1818
  7. William James McCoy, Sr.1740 - 1795
  8. Jane McCoyABT 1755 - 1800
m. ABT 1771
  1. William McCoy, Jr.ABT 1772 -
  2. Daniel McCoyBET 1772 AND 1790 -
  3. James McCoy1776 -
  4. Jane McCoy1779 - 1855
  5. David McCoyabt 1781 - 1822
  6. Alice McCoyABT 1782 - 1862
  7. Andrew M. McCoy1783 -
  8. Agnes 'Nancy' McCoyABT 1785 - 1814
  9. John M. McCoyABT 1789 - 1873
  10. Moses McCoy, Sr.1792 -
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Name William James McCoy, Sr.
Alt Name William James Lt. McCoy
Gender Male
Birth? 1740 Augusta County, Virginia
Alt Birth? 1740 Virginia
Marriage ABT 1771 Virginiato Agnes Nancy Hamilton
Death? 1795 Sinking Creek, Greenbrier County, Virginia

William James McCoy was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Descendants of WILLIAM J. MCCOY Sr. - 2 Sep 2002 FIRST GENERATION 1. WILLIAM J. MCCOY Sr. was born in 1740 in Augusta County, VA to James McCoy, Sr. and Jane Mann or Hamilton or Stuart. He resided between 1769 and 1795 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. Built a cabin near present site of Williamsburg in 1769 He had a 160 acre land survey made on May 4, 1769, in Greenbrier County, VA. He paid for supplies at a local trading post by selling deerskins between 9 Aug 1771 and 30 Mar 1773. He served between 1774 and 1776 in the American Revolutionary War as a Lieutenant from VA. He was a Lt. in the battle of Pt. Pleasant in 1774. He was granted land in Stuart's Draft in 1777. On May 29, 1778, he was a Lieutenant in McClanahan's Volunteers and assisted in the defense of Fort Donnally [Greenbrier County, W/VA] when it was attacked by Indians and where his brother-in-law Alexander Ochiltree was killed.


coordinated by Valerie F. Crook. These pages are sponsored by RootsWeb. Historical Booklet - Greenbrier County 160th Anniversary - 1778-1938 Published 1938 Transcribed by Lori Samples dawg@@mail.us-net.com PAGE TWO, THE WESTERN CRADLE OF INDEPENDENCE

The following article is presented as written, with no attempt to correct the spelling. WILLIAM MCCOY was borned in Scotland and came to what was then called the New World, which is now called the United States of America. And, in the meantime, he rote to his five brothers to come to the New World, for there was a great chance to get wealthy, as they were of royal stock in that country.

And the sed William married a lady by the name of Nancy Hamilton and they went over the Blue Ridge Mountain and settled in Greenbriar County, Virginia, (now West Virginia). And when his brothers came, he, William McCoy and wife, was gone and the sed William did not leave any word of where he had gone, and his brothers separated. Some went to Pennsylvania, and some to Virginia, and one went to South Carolina, and the Tories and British hung him for not being loyal to the King of England in the time of the Revolutionary War.

William McCoy had five children; John, James, Moses, Andrew, and a daughter who married a man by the name of Hanna. Andrew married a lady by the name of Sarah Williams. He was McCoys were Methodist as far back as we can find out. Andrew McCoy was the only one that had a house large enough to hold religious service in, and his home was the place they held worship in till they got school houses built. Lt. William McCoy,s children are named in the Lane Grant book of Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia) in the Auditor's office; Vol. I, Pg. 558.

McCoy line has been documented in Family Tree Maker, World Family Tree Vol. 42, Tree # 1566. There is also a World Family Tree on the Hamilton Family the tree# is 2355, within Vol 1 to 5.

He was married to AGNES NANCY HAMILTON (daughter of WILLIAM HAMILTON Sr. and ALICE MANN) about 1771 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. AGNES NANCY HAMILTON was born about 1750 in Little Calf Pasture River, Augusta County, VA. On April 16, 1831 in Greenbrier County, W/VA: [McCoy, Nancy] 500 acres. See Bowen, Anthony & others [Mann, Moses Jr; McCoy, Nancy; Bird, John; Bird, Elizabeth; Bird, William; Bird, Andrew; Bird, thomas; Bird, Jane; Bowen, Alec.] Grants 79, p. 472

[McCoy, Nancy] 600 acres. See Bowen, Anthony & others [Mann, Moses Jr; McCoy, Nancy; Bird, John; Bird, Elizabeth; Bird, William; Bird, Andrew; Bird, thomas; Bird, Jane; Bowen, Alec.] Grants 79, p. 474

She died about 1833 in Sinking Creek, Greenbrier County, W/VA. She was probably the "Widow McCoy" mentioned in various Greenbrier County records 1795-1833, though since the courts in 1817 established that the 8 children listed herein were the only legal heirs to William McCoy, it would appear that she had died before that time. A.K.A. Nancy Agnes Hamilton. WILLIAM J. MCCOY Sr. and AGNES NANCY HAMILTON had the following children:

      +2i.       WILLIAM J. MCCOY Jr. (born about 1772).
      3ii.       DANIEL MCCOY was born bef 1772 and 1790 in <Greenbrier County, W/VA>.
      4iii.       DAVID MCCOY was born bef 1772 and 1790 in <Greenbrier County, W/VA>.
      +5iv.       JAMES MCCOY (born on March 20, 1776).
      +6v.       JANE MCCOY (born on October 20, 1779).
      +7vi.       ALICE MCCOY (born about 1782).
      +8vii.       ANDREW M. MCCOY (born on March 23, 1783).
      +9viii.       AGNES "Nancy" MCCOY (born about 1785).
      +10ix.       JOHN M. MCCOY (born about 1789).
      +11x.       MOSES MCCOY Sr. (born in 1792).

SECOND GENERATION 2. WILLIAM J. MCCOY Jr. was born about 1772 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. Andrew Hamilton's Will Probated after June 9, 1796. ITEM: I give and bequeath to my three nephews, William and James and Andrew McCoy, a tract of land containing fifteen hundred and eighty-four acres, lying on Old Town Creek near Point Pleasant, and it to be divided in like manner.

On January 20, 1800 in Greenbrier County, W/VA: McCoy, William 326 acres adjoining the land of Joseph McClung & a survey made for said McCoy.Grants 43, p. 233 On June 19, 1816, Deed Book 7, page 118 Greenbriar County, West Virginia, has a recorded Indenture of Heirs of William McCoy Sr., deceased and wife Agnes Nancy to Andrew McCoy, also an heir. This was made 19 Jun 1816 and signed by William McCoy Jr., his wife Nancy Hanna; James McCoy and wife Elizabeth; John McCoy and wife Sarah; Moses McCoy and wife Charity; George Reeder and wife Jane; and Nathan Hanna and wife Alice, all legal heirs of William McCoy Sr., deceased of the counties of Greenbriar and Kanawba and the State of Virginia of one part and Andrew McCoy, a legal heir of William McCoy Sr., deceased. This indenture relinquishes all rights of Andrew McCoy of 185 acres of land lying in the county of Greenbriar, on Sinking Creek, adjoining land of William McCoy Sr., deceased. On August 1, 1818 in Greenbrier County, W/VA: MCCOY, Wm 494 acres. See McCoy, William deceased, Heirs at Law of 1 Aug 1818. Grants 67, p. 407 He appeared on the census in 1820 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. On July 1, 1820, McCoy, William 76 acres on Sinking Creek, adjoins land of Richard Williams, Charles Hide & his own and other. Grants 69, p. 280 On November 1, 1822 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. McCoy, William 13 1/2 acres joining the land of Eli Parking, John McMillion, & a survey made in the name of Burns & one made for Hanna and Renick. Grants 71, p. 398 On October 29, 1823, McCoy, William 76 acres on the waters of Spring Creek adjoining his own land and the lands of Joseph McMillion & others. Grants 73, p. 16 He appeared on the census in 1830 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. On August 13, 1836, McCoy, William 190 acres on the waters of Sinking Creek. Grants 86, p. 343. On December 31, 1844 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. McCoy, William 395 acres. See Hanna, David and McCoy, William. Grants 96, p. 109.

McCoy, William 265 acres. See Hanna, David and McCoy, William. Grants 96, p. 110.

McCoy, William 275 acres. See McCoy, Andrew & William; and patton, James. Grants 96, p. 111. [275 acres on the mountain which divides the waters of Big & Little Clair and Chapman's Creek.] On April 30, 1846 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. McCoy, William 1021 acres on the head waters of Little Clair Creek. Grants 97, p. 289. On April 29, 1848 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. McCoy, William 200 acres. See Patton, James & McCoy, Wm. Grants 100, p. 88 He signed a will on June 17, 1850 in Greenbrier County, W/VA.

He was married to SARAH "Sally" GILLILAND (daughter of JAMES GILLILAND Sr. and LYDIA ARMSTRONG) on February 3, 1795 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. SARAH "Sally" GILLILAND was born before 1776 in West Virginia (WV). A.K.A. Sarah Gillilan.

He was married to AGNES NANCY HANNA (daughter of JAMES HANNA and ELIZABETH GILLILAND) on April 3, 1800 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. [Hanna, Nancy and William McCoy, married, by Joe. Osborne] AGNES NANCY HANNA was born before 1784. A.K.A. Nancy Hanna. WILLIAM J. MCCOY Jr. and AGNES NANCY HANNA had the following children:

      12i.       ELIZABETH MCCOY was born on July 2, 1801. Father's will probated, Greenbrier Co, WV in January 1853. To my daughter, Elizabeth Vanosdal, I give one dollar having heretofore given to her so much as intended her to have of my estate.
      +13ii.       MARGARET MCCOY (born on March 17, 1804).
      +14iii.       JANE MCCOY (born on December 30, 1805).
      15iv.       JAMES MCCOY was born on September 22, 1807. Father's will probated, Greenbrier Co, WV in January 1853. To my son, James, I give one dollar having heretofore given to him what I intended him to have of my estate.
      +16v.       LUCINDA MCCOY (born on December 23, 1811).
      17vi.       TELITHIA MCCOY was born on February 24, 1814. She died on May 17, 1848.
      18vii.       JOSEPH MCCOY was born on February 24, 1814. Father's will probated, Greenbrier Co, WV in January 1853. To my son, Joseph McCoy, I give a tract of land of 1,021 acres in the County of Greenbrier on Big and Little Clear Creek granted to me by the Commonwealth, Patent the 30th day of April 1846, to him, his heirs and assigns forever. To my grandson, William (Will) McCoy, son of Joseph McCoy, I give and bequeath 233 acres of land on the waters of Sinking Creek joining a survey marker for Robert Young, a survey made for James McCoy, deceased, called the Legg Place and James McCoy Junr. to him, his heirs and assigns forever. He died on March 21, 1915.
      +19viii.       JULY ANN MCCOY (born on April 28, 1817).
      +20ix.       ANDREW MCCOY (born in December 1818).
      21x.       JOHN PENNAL MCCOY was born on September 14, 1820 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. Father's will probated, Greenbrier Co, WV in January 1853. To my son, John P. McCoy, I give and bequeath all that part of the Plantation on which I live that lies on the north side of the road from Williamsburg to Spring Creek, to him, his heirs and assigns forever. Also. a small tract or parcel joining the land of John Williams and Joseph and Frank McClung, being part of the Peebles Survey and containing about five hundred acres, to him, his heirs and assigns forever.        He died on November 25, 1912 in Johnson County, MO.
      22xi.       CHARLES MCCOY was born on June 2, 1825. Father's will probated, Greenbrier Co, WV in January 1853. To my son, Charles McCoy, I give and bequeath a tract of land on the waters of Sinking Creek containing one hundred and ninety acres, granted to me by the Commonwealth the 31st day of August 1836, to him, his heirs and assigns forever.

5. JAMES MCCOY was born on March 20, 1776 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. He Andrew Hamilton's Will Probated after June 9, 1796. ITEM: I give and bequeath to my three nephews, William and James and Andrew McCoy, a tract of land containing fifteen hundred and eighty-four acres, lying on Old Town Creek near Point Pleasant, and it to be divided in like manner. On June 12, 1815 in Sinking Creek, Greenbrier County, W/VA: McCoy, James 277 1/2 acres on the waters of Sinking Creek adjoining the lands of William McCoy's heirs &c. Grants 65, p. 226. On August 1, 1818 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. 494 acres. See McCoy, William deceased , Heirs at Law of 1 Aug 1818. Grants 67, p. 407 He appeared on the census in 1820 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. He was living in 1850 in Nicholas County, W/VA. Moved from Greenbrier Co. to Nicholas Co., W.Va., and Elliott and family were living with them [James and Elizabeth] in 1850 He died on May 23, 1856 in Nicholas County, W/VA. He was buried in McCoy Cem, Summersville, Nicholas Co, WV. He was married to ELIZABETH R. GILLILAND (daughter of JAMES GILLILAND Sr. and LYDIA ARMSTRONG) on November 1, 1799 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. ELIZABETH R. GILLILAND was born on October 21, 1779 in West Virginia (WV). She died on October 24, 1853 in Nicholas County, W/VA. She was buried in McCoy Cem, Summersville, Nicholas Co, WV. JAMES MCCOY and ELIZABETH R. GILLILAND had the following children:

      +23i.       ANDREW H. MCCOY (born on August 5, 1801).
      +24ii.       JAMES GILLILAND MCCOY (born between 1803 and 1805).
      +25iii.       SARAH L. MCCOY (born on October 10, 1805).
      +26iv.       NANCY MCCOY (born in 1806).
      +27v.       MARGARET MCCOY (born in 1810).
      +28vi.       ELEANOR MCCOY (born in 1817).

He was married to ELIZABETH "Betsy" HAINES on September 15, 1795. JAMES MCCOY and ELIZABETH "Betsy" HAINES had the following children:

      29i.       WILLIAM MCCOY was born about 1799. He appeared on the census in 1820 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. He appeared on the census in 1830 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. He died after 1846.

6. JANE MCCOY was born on October 20, 1779 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. She died on October 11, 1855 in Nicholas County, W/VA. She was married to GEORGE RADAR Jr. (son of GEORGE RADAR Sr.) on November 10, 1795 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. GEORGE RADAR Jr. was born in 1774. He died on April 15, 1864. JANE MCCOY and GEORGE RADAR Jr. had the following children:

      +30i.       DOROTHY JANE RADAR (born on January 30, 1797).

7. ALICE MCCOY was born about 1782 in Williamsburg, Greenbrier County, VA. She died in 1862 in Craigsville, Nicholas County, W/VA. She was married to NATHAN HANNA (son of JAMES HANNA and ELIZABETH GILLILAND) on December 23, 1802 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. [Hannah, Nathan and Alice McCoy, married by Josiah Osborne] NATHAN HANNA was born in 1782 in Virginia (VA). He died in 1850 in Craigsville, Nicholas County, W/VA. ALICE MCCOY and NATHAN HANNA had the following children:

      +31i.       JANE RADER HANNA (born on October 1, 1827).

8. ANDREW M. MCCOY was born on March 23, 1783 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. Andrew Hamilton's Will Probated after June 9, 1796. ITEM: I give and bequeath to my three nephews, William and James and Andrew McCoy, a tract of land containing fifteen hundred and eighty-four acres, lying on Old Town Creek near Point Pleasant, and it to be divided in like manner. ITEM: I give and bequeath to my nephew Andrew McCoy, my rifle-gun.

On June 19, 1816, Deed Book 7, page 118 Greenbriar County, West Virginia, has a recorded Indenture of Heirs of William McCoy Sr., deceased and wife Agnes Nancy to Andrew McCoy, also an heir. This was made 19 Jun 1816 and signed by William McCoy Jr., his wife Nancy Hanna; James McCoy and wife Elizabeth; John McCoy and wife Sarah; Moses McCoy and wife Charity; George Reeder and wife Jane; and Nathan Hanna and wife Alice, all legal heirs of William McCoy Sr., deceased of the counties of Greenbriar and Kanawba and the State of Virginia of one part and Andrew McCoy, a legal heir of William McCoy Sr., deceased.This indenture relinquishes all rights of Andrew McCoy of 185 acres of land lying in the county of Greenbriar, on Sinking Creek, adjoining land of William McCoy Sr., deceased. On August 1, 1818 in Greenbrier County, W/VA: MCCOY, Andrew 494 acres. See McCoy, William deceased , Heirs at Law of 1 Aug 1818. Grants 67, p. 407 He appeared on the census in 1820 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. He appeared on the census in 1830 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. He died on November 14, 1838 in Auglaize Twp, Allen County, OH. He was married to SARAH WILLIAMS (daughter of JOHN THOMAS WILLIAMS and MARY MCCOY) on June 24, 1802 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. SARAH WILLIAMS died in February 1837 in Auglaize Twp, Allen County, OH. She was the daughter of one of the Williams children (David ? ) who had been captured by the Indians. ANDREW M. MCCOY and SARAH WILLIAMS had the following children:

      +32i.       DAVID MCCOY (born between 1800 and 1802).
      33ii.       MATILDA MCCOY.
      +34iii.       WILLIAM H. MCCOY (born in 1804).
      35iv.       ELISHA MCCOY was born in 1807.
      36v.       MOSES MCCOY was born in 1808.
      37vi.       ELIJAH MCCOY was born in 1809.
      38vii.       MARY E. MCCOY was born in 1811.
      39viii.       ELIZABETH MCCOY was born in 1813.
      40ix.       MIRIAM MCCOY was born in 1816.
      41x.       BROMWELL MCCOY was born in 1822.
      42xi.       JANE MCCOY was born in 1823.
      43xii.       MALINDA MCCOY was born in 1825.
      44xiii.       LETTIA MCCOY was born in 1827.

9. AGNES "Nancy" MCCOY was born about 1785 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. She died in 1814 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. She was married to THOMAS MILLER between 1795 and 1812.

10. JOHN M. MCCOY was born about 1789 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. On June 19, 1816, Deed Book 7, page 118 Greenbriar County, West Virginia, has a recorded Indenture of Heirs of William McCoy Sr., deceased and wife Agnes Nancy to Andrew McCoy, also an heir. This was made 19 Jun 1816 and signed by William McCoy Jr., his wife Nancy Hanna; James McCoy and wife Elizabeth; John McCoy and wife Sarah; Moses McCoy and wife Charity; George Reeder and wife Jane; and Nathan Hanna and wife Alice, all legal heirs of William McCoy Sr., deceased of the counties of Greenbriar and Kanawba and the State of Virginia of one part and Andrew McCoy, a legal heir of William McCoy Sr., deceased. This indenture relinquishes all rights of Andrew McCoy of 185 acres of land lying in the county of Greenbriar, on Sinking Creek, adjoining land of William McCoy Sr., deceased. On August 1, 1818 in Greenbrier County, W/VA: MCCOY, Jno. 494 acres. See McCoy, William deceased , Heirs at Law of 1 Aug 1818. Grants 67, p. 407 He appeared on the census in 1820 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. He resided after 1836 in Urbana, Champaign County, OH. He appeared on the census in 1840 in Concord Twp, Champaign County, OH. 1840 CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, OHIO, 2 NOVEMBER 1840 CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Roll 382, Volume 3, Pages 299-304 He appeared on the census in 1860 in Concord Twp, Champaign County, OH. He died on September 22, 1873 in <Concord Twp, Champaign County, OH>. He was buried in Harbour - S Cem, Concord Twp, Champaign County, OH. He was married to SARAH REA (possibly the daughter of THOMAS EDWARD "the Immigrant" REA and ELIZABETH) on March 15, 1810 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. SARAH REA was born about May 10, 1796. [Calculated birth date based upon death date and age at time of death.] She died on July 30, 1847 in <Concord Twp, Champaign County, OH>. A.K.A. Sarah RHEA and Sarah REID. She was buried in Harbour - S Cem, Concord Twp, Champaign County, OH. JOHN M. MCCOY and SARAH REA had the following children: +45i. HAMILTON MCCOY (born about April 5, 1819). +46ii. MARY K. MCCOY (born on March 31, 1825). 47iii. MARTHA J. MCCOY was born about February 5, 1828 in <Greenbrier County, W/VA>. [Calculated birth date based upon death date and age at time of death.] She appeared on the census on August 26, 1850 in Concord Twp, Champaign County, OH. She died on March 11, 1884 in <Concord Twp, Champaign County, OH>. She was buried in Harbour - S Cem, Concord Twp, Champaign County, OH.

      +48iv.       BENJAMIN FRANKLIN "Frank" MCCOY (born on January 31, 1831). [my gg-grandfather]
      +49v.       ALICE MCCOY (born about 1833).
      50vi.       CLARK MCCOY was born in 1834 in <Greenbrier County, W/VA>. He appeared on the census on August 26, 1850 in Concord Twp, Champaign County, OH. He died on May 30, 1853 in <Concord Twp, Champaign County, OH>. Death Announcement on 24 jun 1853 in 'The Urbana Citizen & Gazette' [printed weekly on Fridays]: pg 3: Died on the 30th ult, at the res. of his father, nr. Urbana, Mr. Clark M'Coy, aged 19 yrs.
      51vii.       JOHN C. MCCOY was born about June 2, 1836 in Virginia (VA). [Calculated birth date based upon death date and age at time of death.] He appeared on the census on August 26, 1850 in Concord Twp, Champaign County, OH. He died on May 29, 1853 in <Concord Twp, Champaign County, OH>. He was buried in Harbour - S Cem, Concord Twp, Champaign County, OH.

11. MOSES MCCOY Sr. was born in 1792 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. He resided between 1816 and 1840 in Sinking Creek, Greenbrier County, W/VA. He was there in 1828 and next door neighbor of James Ochiltree 1840. He inherited 189 acres on Sinking Creek, Greenbrier County, W/VA on June 19, 1816. Deed Book 7, page 118. He was married to CHARITY DUNN (daughter of AARON DUNN and MARY UNKNOWN) on June 24, 1811 in Greenbrier County, W/VA. [married by John McElheny] [Children all probably born in Greenbrier County, VA] MOSES MCCOY Sr. and CHARITY DUNN had the following children:

      +52i.       ALICE AISLEY MCCOY (born in 1812).
      +53ii.       JEMIMA or JAMIMA MCCOY (born in 1818).
      +54iii.       JANE MCCOY (born in 1820).
      +55iv.       SARAH MCCOY (born in 1822).
      +56v.       JOHN MCCOY (born on May 30, 1824).
      +57vi.       Rev. WILLIAM MCCOY (born in 1827).
      +58vii.       MOSES MCCOY Jr. (born on February 17, 1829).
      +59viii.       MARGARET MCCOY (born in 1831).

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Husband: William James McCoy

  Born: about 1740 in VirginiaMarried: about 1771 in Greenbrier County, Virginia   Died: about 1795 in Greenbrier County, Virginia Father:  Mother: Spouses: 

  Wife: Nancy Agnes Hamilton

  Born: about 1750 in Virginia   Died: about 1833 in Greenbrier County, Virginia Father: William Hamilton Mother: Alice ?Spouses: 

Children 01 (M): William James McCoy Born: 20 MAR 1776 in Greenbrier County, Virginia Died: 23 MAY 1856 in Nicholas County, VirginiaSpouses: Elizabeth Gilliland

02 (F): Jane McCoy Born: 20 OCT 1777 in Greenbrier County, Virginia Died: 11 OCT 1857 in Bucks Garden, Nicholas County, VirginiaSpouses: George Reader

03 (M): Andrew M. McCoy Born: 23 MAR 1783 in Greenbrier County, Virginia Died: 14 NOV 1838 in Allen County, OhioSpouses: Sarah Williams

04 (M): Moses McCoy Born: about 1792 in Greenbrier County, Virginia Died: NOV 1861 in Guthrie County, IowaSpouses: Charity Dunn





From Rootsweb.com post:

From: "Barbara McCoy" <barbmccoy@@bellsouth.net> Subject: Re: [McCOY] Re: William McCoy Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 20:18:05 -0400 References: <MB02Rqf69aZbLAX3cf300001692@@mb02.myfamilysouth.com>


Pam, My husband's McCoys probably came in the 1840s, but I was interested in the info about the name McCoy origins. What was your source for this interesting info? Barb


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From: <pmendrick@@comcast.net> To: <McCOY-L@@rootsweb.com> Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2006 11:36 AM Subject: [McCOY] Re: William McCoy


> This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. > > Surnames: McCoy > Classification: Query > > Message Board URL: > > http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/an/IB0.2ACIB/3215.3.1 > > Message Board Post: > > Sherry, > I have a Lt. William J. McCoy in my line born 1740 in Scotland, > British Isles. Died 1795 Sinking Creek, Greenbrier County, VA. He > came to America by way of Bath, England to Augusta Co., VA; > His father was James McCoy born 1713 in County Tyrone, Ireland. > He died in 1789 in Little Cowpasture, WS, BC, VA. Had property with > his brother John on Mossy Creek, VA. He sold this property and moved > south ro Rowan Co., NC (Chalkey's Chronicles). > His is on the Rowan co, NC Tax lists for 1790. > > Virginians & West Virginians 1607-1870 > > By 1740 he was living in Augusta, Now Bath co., on Stewart's Creek. > According to Morton's he lived next to William McCoy, (presumably his > brother). > > Found in Salt Lake Research: > from Family Archieve Viewer CD503, Virginia colonia Records, > 1600-1700's Birginia Colonial Soldiers Bounty Land warrants - > Certificate from Lord Dunmore that James McCoy is entitled to 200 > acres as a corporal which he desires to locate in Augusta Co., April > 29, 1774. >>From "Progress in the James River Settlements 1760-1770" - page 365 > > Processioners' Returns - 1775 > James McCay and James Scott reported on the Cow Pasture as follows: > "As it has pleased your Worships to send an order to nominate four > persons in the Cow Pasture to mark the lines of the several > plantations there, we the subscribers, hereof, have gone from the > Forks at James River upwards to Joseph Mays and Thomas Feemster and > William Black from there to the head of the waters. There is many > places that there is no livers in and others that doth not know their > lines. The names of such as we found their lines are as follows: > James Scott. William Gillsepy, John Handley, WM McMurry, James Beard, > Capt. Jno Dickenson, James Hamilton, Ralf Laferty, John Cartmill, > James Hugart, Robert Stewart, James McCay, Charles Donnally, Thomas > Gillespy"--- Signed James McCay, James Scott > N.B. The above is as exact as we could make it to ye Worshipful > Court. The upper branches processioned by Feemster and Black were more > thickly, settled. > > His stay in Bath Co. was noted in Morton's Annals of Bath Co., VA in > Early Adventures on the Western Waters, Vol I, MB and FB Kegley, 1980, > p 16-20, 22, 24 make note of William Mccoy having 160 acres on Sinking > Creek next to James McCoy. James owned land on Stewart's Creek in > (now) Bath County in the 1740's and moved to Greenbrier county in > 1760's around Sinking Creek. > Journal of the Greenbrier Historical society - vol 1: > > page 7- Surveys for Green Bryer County - May 4th - James McCoy 100 > acres: John McCoy 70 acres, William Mccoy, 160 acres. > > Landowners in Greenbrier county at the end of the Revolutionary War- > James Mccoy 150 acres. > > McCoy is Gaelic name and is written mac Aoidha in Scotland and mac > Aoikha in Ireland, both are from the Old German personal name Hugo, > meaning "heart, mind" which became Hugh in English. Thus the Galeic > meaning is the "son of Hugh", In Scotland, the name was Anglicized > variously as MacKay, MacKie, MacCoy, MacKeyey, M"Kee, Makie, Mackie, > etc. No eary spelling of MacCoy could be found. > Around 1597, the English sent a large group of Scots from the > sourthern Isles to Ireland as armed guards to try to control the Irish > uprisings. Many of this group bore the above names which became > MacCoy and MacCooey in the local dialects. > > The Irish Gaelic name MaccAoidha, in turn became Anglicized to > MacHugh, MacKay, Mackee and MacCoy. It is ironical pehaps, that many > of the Scots from the southern Isle were originally of Irish stock. > thus we are as far from knowing sho the "real McCoy" was as ever. > > Burke's Feneral Armory describes the Scottish MacKay Arms. > Maleshus McKay sailed for Virginia in 1635 and John Macay, Daniell > Mokoy and Daniel Macoy arrived in 1651, 1657, and 1662 respectively. > By 1790 the spellings Macay, Mackay, McKay, McKee, McCay, McCoy and > Mccoye were found in North and South Carolinea and Virginia. > > There is a listing for a James McCoy in the Family Archive Viewer > CD503 Virginia Colonial Records 1600's - 1700's Colonial Soldiers of > Virginia. > > McCoy, James H.B. 1758 - 61, 188. > > 1782 Greenbrier County Personal Property Tax List - Mr. Wm. Bunch's > District shows: McCoy, James 1 pole, 13 horses, 15 cattle, no tax > amount given. > > "The Mathews Trading Post Ledger" 1771 - 1779 Complied by Frances > Alderson Swope > McCay, James, Sen. -p. 106 > 1773 Dec 13 to making 2 coats /s 16/ > McCay, James Jun (Jn brother)- p 43 > 1771-Dec. powder, lead by Tho. Williams > 1772-March Rum; Oct. leggons > 1773-May, Aug. > 1774-March; July-Tob > 1776-Apr to Intr on your acct. To your final bill on demand > McCay, John-p31 > 1771-Augu Sundr., salt, Oct Rum; Dec > 1772-March; April salt, Sep tob, cloth; Oct powder, lead; Nov; Dec. > nails > 1773-May brimstone, needles; jun Tob tyo Intr. on above acct. to your > final bill > McCay, William-p8 > 1771 may sundrys, 4 hanks, Augu rum; Dec linen hand > 1772-March powder; oct. linen; Dec silk 1 yd > 1773-Janu posder; Aug. Nov. > 1774-March; Aug tob > 1777-Janu to interest on your acct. > The above bills were taken from the Journal of the Greenbrier > Historical Society, taken from a gift from Mr. Denny Wood, A John > Stewart Descendant, the Mathes Trading Post's Ledger for the years > 1771 - 1779, on an additional day book. > In the Introduction to the list, he said that Sampson and George > Mathews perated a chain of stores, one of whcih was in Staunton, and > another on the Cowpasture. Their Greenbrier trading post was on the > Greenbrier river near what is still known as Mathews Ford. It's > customers came from the "little levels in what is now Pocahontas > County, from Indian Creek and Wolf Creek in present Monroe, Anothon's > Creek and even as far as the New River. > The only other piece of info I have is that James McCoy's > mother's maiden name was Agnes Stephenson. > Hope this is what you needed, > Pam