Person:John McCoy (31)

Capt. John McCoy
b.WFT Est 1714-1720
d.Bef. 28 Apr 1779 Greenbrier County, Virginia
  1. James McCoy, Sr.1713 - BEF 1781
  2. Capt. John McCoy1714-1720 - Bef 1779
  • HCapt. John McCoy1714-1720 - Bef 1779
  • WSarah OliverEst 1723-1735 - Aft 1779
m. Bef. 1761
  1. Capt. Robert McCoy1761 - aft 1840
  2. John McCoyEst 1762-1777 -
  3. Elizabeth McCoy1763 -
  4. Oliver McCoy1765 -
  5. William McCoy1768 - 1835
  6. Benjamin McCoy1772 -
  7. Sarah McCoy1774 -
  8. Jane McCoyBef 1775 -
  9. Joseph McCoyBef 1776 -
  10. Jemima McCoy1779 - 1860
Facts and Events
Name Capt. John McCoy
Gender Male
Birth? WFT Est 1714-1720
Marriage Bef. 1761 Prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Sarah Oliver
Death? Bef. 28 Apr 1779 Greenbrier County, Virginia

John McCoy was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 237.--Patent to John and James McCoy, 5th September, 1762, 320 acres on Mossey Creek. (Note: Mossey Creek is a tributary of the Shenandoah River).
  • Page 415.--24th March, 1767. James ( ) McCoy, of Roan County, North Carolina, to John McCoy, of Augusta County, £30, 160 acres on Mossey Creek, part of 320 acres patented to said James and John McCoy, 25th September, 1762, David Ralstones line. Teste: John Campbell, Joseph Malcome, Elizabeth Campbell, Elizabeth McNight. Delivered: John McCoy, 9th November, 1767.
  • Page 59.--17th November, 1767. John Campbell and Elizabeth to John McCay (s/b. McCoy), £100, 130 acres, part of 320 acres patented to John and James McCay and afterwards conveyed by John McCay to John Campbell 19th August, 1766, on Mossey Creek, Ralestone's line. Teste: James Stevenson, James Campbell, Elizabeth McKnight. Delivered: Joseph Malcom, 14th November, 1772.
  • Page 524.--5th May, 1773. Samuel Wilson and Mary to John McCay (s/b McCoy), on Bullpasture River, part of tract whereon Samuel now liveth, corner Robert Duffell. Delivered: Oliver McCoy, 2d September, 1802. Teste. John Rice.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 298.--27th Setember, 1765. John McCoy and James McCoy to Joseph Malcom, £30, 160 acres on Mossey Creek, the lower end of the place this said John and James McCoy lives on; David Ralstone's land, patented to John and James, 25th September, 1762. Teste: Jacob Gallespie, John and Alexander Malcom. Delivered: Joseph Malcom, 14th November, 1772.
  • Page 4.--19th August, 1766. John McCoy and Sarah ( ) to John Campbell, £100, 130 acres, part of 320 acres patented to John and his brother James McCoy, 25th September 1762, on Mossey Creek, Ralstone's line. Teste: John Malcom, John Archer, John Davidson. Delivered: John McCoy, 9th November, 1767.
  • Page 527.--14th November, 1772. John McCoy and Sarah ( ) to Abel Griffith, on Mossey Creek, part of 320 acres patented to John McCoy and James McCoy, 25th September, 1762, and since conveyed by James to John, 24th March, 1767. Teste: David Stephenson, Evan Griffith, Joseph Malcom. Page 209.--14th November, 1772. John McCoy to Abel Griffith. Privy examination of Sarah, wife of John, 25th December, 1772.

Will of John McCoy

Will Abstract Greenbrier County, Virginia:

  • Pages 46-7 - John McCOY, Will; 28 Apr 1779 prob, no date. Wife; Sarah McCOY: son, James McCOY: mentions other children but names only James. Exec; wife Sarah, W H CAVENDISH. Wit; John LINDSAY, Catharine LINDSAY, Sarah LOCKRIDGE.

Will Transcript:

In the name of God Amen this 28th day of April 1779 I John McCoy of the County of Greenbrier, being weak and sick of body but of perfect Memory blessed be God and calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to die do make this my Last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following, hereby revoking and disannulling any Will or Wills by me heretofore made and I do hereby appoint my well beloved Wife Sarah, and Wm. Hunter Cavandish the Sole Executors of this my last Will.
Im Primus I bequeath my Soul to God who gave it in humble Hopes of a blessed Immortality thru them Merits of Christ my Savior and my body to the Earth there to be buried in a Christian manner at the Discretion of my Executors, and for what worldly goods it hath pleases God to give me. I dispose in manner following.
Item I Will that so much of my stock of horses be sold and the money arising from the sale thereof after paying my Debts be Equally divided amongst my children so soon as they shall severally attain to years of Discretion excepting out of said stock such horses and will be necessary to work the plantation . and for my Stocks of Cattle and Sheep I Will that they be also sold and the Money be divided as aforesaid reserving out of them such as may be needful for the Maintenance of my Family at the discretion of my Executors.
And my lands I Will that they be reserved until my son James shall attain the age of twenty-one, at which time I Will that the lands be valued by - Three judicious Persons, to be chosen by said Executors and if by said son shall pay unto my several children the valuation thereof equally divided amongst them in that case I Will that he have the said lands otherwise I Will that they be sold and the money be divided as aforesaid.

(Signed) John McCoy (SEAL)
Signed Sealed and Declared to
be his Last Will and Testament
in presence:
John Lindsey
X (her mark) Catherine Lindsey
Sarah Lockridge

Records of John McCoy in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records: (Note; some of the records past 1779 appear to be of another (younger) John McCoy, perhaps a son or nephew).

  • Vol. 1 - 1750, December 12th--Jean McCay, 400, on Mossy Creek, where she lives; Jno. Makam security for rights. 6th April, 1753, John McCoy entered three rights for his part of said entry, being the upper. (Note: is Jean McCay possibly the mother of John?).
  • Page 299.--24th September, 1757. William Stephenson's will--Wife, Sarah; ratifies former gifts to children; sons, David and Mathew; daughter, Sarah. (John Davis to advise about division of land.) (Tract of land on the Gum Run Meadow.) To sons, Adam and John, what Arthur Trader owes testator. All children, viz: Adam, John, James, William, David, Elizabeth, Mathew, barah, probably all infants (girls under 18). John Davis to have the care, guardianship and tuition of children. Executors, wife Sarah and son Adam. Teste: Silas Hart, Henry Smith, Jno. McCoy. Proved, Kith May, 1759, by Hart and McCoy. Executors qualify, with Abraham Smith, Mathew Patton.
  • Page 28.--28th June, 1758. Peter Moser's estate settlement, by Michael Mallow, allowed 19th May, 1761--To Cathron Moser, Jno. Hopkins, Danl. Love, James McDole, Jno. Wright, Fardrick Kestor, Jacob Harper, Andrew Arewen, Powl Shaver, Eaform Love, Nickles Hofman, Edward McGary. (2nd vendue held 8th November, 1758?) To Alex. Miller, James McGill, Jno. McCoy. (3d vendue held 3d October, 1760.) Credit by Patterkole money received on Peter Moser's account. From Jno. Madison, from George Caplinger, from Henry Carr, from Captain Cartley (Keartley), Capt. Abraham Smith (patterole money), from Captain Smith, for provender; from Captain Smith, on account of Wm. Wood; from Jno. Hogleer; from Capt. Ephraim Love, for provender and paterrole (patrol) money; from Capt. Smith, patterole money. Paid Jacob Rolman, paid Daniel Smith for clorking, paid Fredk. Opp for schooling, paid Fredk. Easter for salt and store goods, paid Johnson Hill for weaving, paid John Hughes, paid Stephen Conrad, the blacksmith.
  • Page 75.--19th August. 1761. Daniel Smith's settlement of estate of Jacob Sivers approved--Paid Woolrick Conrod, Gabriel Kyle; paid 1 clerk's note for swearing into your commission; paid Jno. Wright for crying the vendue; paid Henry Pircy for liquor; paid David Rule; paid Christian Lower (Sower?); paid Paul Shaver; paid Horrical Hufman; paid Henry Baninger; paid Sarah Harrison for liquor for vendue; paid Margaret Johnson for appraising the estate. Sale bill, viz: To John McCoy, Valentine Butcher, Henry Smith, Wm. Snodon, Saml. Briggs, Robt. Gragg, Jno. Dunkle, Ludwick Waggoner, Jno. Skidmore, Jonas Friend, Nicholas Havener. Received of Benj. Hagler, Robt. Minnis, Henry Penigar.
  • Page 616.--5th June, 1764. Silas Hart and Jane to William Ramsey, £3, 120 acres on North River of Shanando; corner said Hart's and Hugh Diver's patent land, pine on the Oak Draft, near Hugh Diver's corner, part of 280 acres patented to Silas, 7th July, 1763. Delivered: John McCoy, 9th November, 1767.
  • Vol. 2 - A list of levys returned bad by John Smith for 1773-1774: John McCoy.
  • Page 351.--18th August, 17__. Daniel Smith and Jean to James Ramsey, 80 acres on North River Shanandore, cor. Charles Divir's land. Teste: John Henton (Heaton ?). Delivered: Jno. McCoy, 9th November, 1767.
  • Page 289.--82d August, 1774. Samuel Wilson's will--Executors, wife Mary and Thomas Hugart; to eldest son. Ralpli, 5 shillings; to next eldest son, Elibable, plantation testator lives on; to youngest son, Sampson, £100, infant; to daughter, Ruth, infant; to wife, Mary. Teste: John Jordan, John McCoy, Joseph Gamwell. Proved, 16th November, 1774, by McCoy and Gamwell. Hugart refuses to execute. Mary qualifies with Thos. Hugart, Robert Armstrong.
  • Vol. 2 - Fee Books of Augusta Court - page 57, John McCoy, Bull Pasture.
  • Page 331.--21st March, 1775. Recorded. Capt. Samual Wilson's appraisement by John McCoy, Joseph Gamwell, Joseph Malcom.
  • Page 143.--12th May, 1780. Joseph Gambell's estate appraised by John McCoy, John Hiner, James Hoge.
  • Page 531.--15th June, 1780. Sale of Joseph Gamble's estate--Sold to, viz: Samuel Redman, Capt. Jno. McCoy, Jonathan Shipman, Capt. Jos. Bell, George Dosian. Continued, 1st October, 1782; to Isabell Gamble, Edward Steward, Robert Duffield, Jno. Hiner, Mathew Pen, Moses Knapp, Lewis Mertin, Wm. Blagg, Joseph Breath.
  • Page 260.--1st October, 1782. Joseph Gamble's further appraisement by John McCoy, James Hogg, John Hines.
  • Page 36.--15th November, 1787. Andrew Yeager's estate appraised by Jno. McCoy, Geo. Sheets.
  • Page 301.--25th December. 1790. Appraised Andrew Yeager's estate-- John McCoy, Joseph Malcom, George Shetes.

Information on John McCoy

From "The History of West Virginia, Old and New", Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc., Chicago and New York, Volume II, Pg. 390 & 391:

John McCoy, the pioneer, married Miss Sarah Oliver, a daughter of Aaron Oliver, an immigrant from Holland, who married a daughter of Colonel Harrison of Rockingham County, Virginia. The children born to John McCoy and Sarah Oliver, his wife, were as follows: Robert, Oliver, William, John, Benjamin, Joseph and James and four daughters, Elizabeth, Jane, Sarah and Jemima. William McCoy, the congressman, married as his first wife Elizabeth McCoy, and she bore him a son, William, who died in service as a Confederate officer. The second wife of William McCoy was Mary J. Moomau, who bore him the following children: Margaret C., who is unmarried and lives at Franklin; Caroline H., who married William H. Boggs, is deceased and so is her husband; Mary V., who married William A. Campbell and died, as did her husband; John, who became the father of William McCoy, of this review; Pendleton, who married Catherine McMechen, and lived and died in the Franklin community, but his widow is residing at Moorefield, West Virginia; Lucy, who is the widow of Frank Anderson, resides at Franklin; and Alice Virginia, who died at Franklin, married Charles Chamberlain, now a resident of Salida, Colorado.

Information on children from "Highland County, Virginia, Genealogies of Pioneer Families":