Person:John McCOY (2)

  1. Daniel McCoy
  2. Martin McCoy - Abt 1820
  3. Elizabeth McCoy
  1. Duncan McCoyAbt 1774 -
  2. William McCoyAbt 1776 -
  3. James McCoyAbt 1799 -
  4. Nancy McCoyAbt 1800 -
  5. Sarah McCoyAbt 1802 -
  6. Mary McCoyAbt 1804 -
Facts and Events
Name John McCoy
Gender Male
Birth? North Carolina, United States
Will[1] 14 Sep 1813 Bourbon, Kentucky, United States
Death? Bef Dec 1813 Bourbon, Kentucky, United States[probate]
Probate[1] Dec 1813 Bourbon, Kentucky, United States

Research Notes

  • supposedly - John married at least three times. At least two oldest sons were children of -- Armstrong, d/o Martin Armstrong. His wife at the time of his death was Elizabeth; her children are uncertain.
  • In Bourbon Co KY by 1789 tax list.
  • 1813 will of patriarch John McCOY of Bourbon County KY names children: Daniel, Martin, Duncan, William, James, Nancy, Elizabeth (Mrs. Fite) and his wife Elizabeth. Some moved to Brown County OH, later to Clark County, MO. John b. NC. Duncan b. VA about 1770. John moved family to KY early 1770s. Martin killed in massacre 1820s. James b. KY 1799, married Sarah A. Fite.
  • 1810 Bourbon Co KY: McCoy, John 2 1 1 4 1 1 1
  1. 1.0 1.1 Will Abstract of John McCoy, in - VITALS-Deaths, Partial 1792-1815, Bourbon County, Kentucky[1].

    McCOY, John - Names wife, Wlizabeth; sons, Martin, Daniel, Duncan, James, William; daughters, Nancy, Sarah, Mary, Eliz FIGHT.
    Written 14 Sep 1813. Proved Dec 1813.
    Witnesses: Wm. and Benj. COOLIN, Chas. PORTER.
    (Will Book D, p. 459)

  2.   Will Transcript of John McCoy, in Source Needed.

    I, John McCoy of the County of Bourbon and State of Kentucky being aged weak and infirm, but being of sound mind and memory and knowing that I must shortly leave this world and go the way of all flesh do make and ordain this (revoking all others) my last will and testament.
    I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth McCoy one third of all the money that may arise from the sale of my personal Estate together with three hundred dollars which is to be considered as an equivalent for her dower in the land whereon I now live together with the use of my Negro man Ben whose labor is to be applied to the mutual benefit of not only my wife, but also my three daughters. Nancy McCoy and Sarah McCoy during their continuance together and soon after the only benefit of my said wife during her lifetime, and at her death to the exclusive right of my daughter Nancy and should she die without heir then the said Negro Ben shall be the sole property of my son Martin McCoy.
    Item I give unto my son Daniel McCoy all that tract and parcel of land whereon I now live, he the said Daniel paying unto his brother Martin three hundred dollars in three annual and equal payments but here it is to be understood that my said son Daniel is to pay all the expense that may attend a law suit now depending in the Bourbon Circuit Court, and that my said wife is to keep possession of above named track or parcel of land until she shall have received her dower right thereof as before stated.
    The residue of my Estate consisting of Horses Cattle Sheep and Hogs to be sold and the proceeds thereof to be equally divided between my Daughters Nancy, Mary, and Sarah. Let it be remembered that not any of the Household or Kitchen furniture nor plantation utensils is to be sold but shall be at the disposal of my wife Elizabeth McCoy.
    Item I give unto my son Duncan McCoy ten dollars.
    Item I give unto my son James McCoy five dollars.
    Item I give unto my son William McCoy five dollars.
    Item I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Fight twenty dollars worth of clothing.
    Lastly I do hereby appoint my Friend William Chinn and my two sons Daniel and Martin McCoy Executors of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of September 1813.
    John McCoy (seal)
    In presence of Witnesses:
    William Corbin
    Charles Porter
    Benjamin Corbin
    Bourbon County December Court 1813
    This last will and testament of John McCoy deceased was produced into court and proved according to law by the Oaths of William Corbin and Charles Porter Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
    Att: Tho. P. Smith