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John & Jane Mann McCoy

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John & Jane Mann McCoy

Posted: 1114286866000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1114437672000
Surnames: McCoy, Mann
Dear McCoy Clan,

I am a McCoy and for over four years, I have been researching my McCoy Family. Some evidence suggests a possible connection to William McCoy & Ole Ranl, the progenitor. Many in my branch also believe this theory but have been unable to confirm this theory. At one point, my line includes Joel McCoy, whose father was Archibald McCoy, born 1770 in Montgomery Co. (Grayson?) VA. About six months ago, I participated in the Family Tree DNA Project for the McCoy Family hoping to find solid proof. My results are in, but there is only one problem, I have no “Real McCoy’s” to compare them to. A major problem I have is the lack of participation from a known Feuding McCoy branch. This posting is a desperate attempt to seek out one or more willing candidates who will participate in this Family Tree DNA Project. This participation from one of your members is critical to prove or disprove my link to your branch of McCoy’s. If anyone can for certain disprove my link by simply identifying this family alone, then I would certainly welcome that information.

Without making this to cumbersome, I am seeking one male (surname of McCoy) individual who is a known descendant of “Ole William” to join me in this important Family Tree DNA Project. Tests range about $99.00 for the “Y” Chromosome test to test the male gene.(I promise, this is not an ad for FTDNA). This test could also confirm any of your existing family members who also may have questions as to their possible link to this famous family.

I would like to ask you to please forward this note on to all the McCoy’s known to be a descendant of Ole William McCoy who might be willing to participate in this project. All I need is one match to confirm if my branch is connected

Here is the website (not a link) to Family Tree DNA:

Here is an outline of my lineage:

Descendants of John McCoy

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 MCCOY was born Abt. 1725. He married JANE MANN. She was born Abt. 1725.

Children of JOHN MCCOY and JANE MANN are:
ii. JOHN MCCOY, b. 1750; m. ELIZABETH.
2. iv. WILLIAM MCCOY, b. 1769, NC; d. Bef. 1850.
3. v. ARCHIBALD MCCOY, b. 1770; d. 1847.
vi. MARY MCCOY, b. 1772; d. 1840; m. GEORGE WOLFE, Abt. 1790; b. 1765; d. 1839.
4. vii. CORNELIUS MCCOY, b. 1775.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM2 MCCOY (JOHN1) was born 1769 in NC, and died Bef. 1850. He married JANE RICHARDSON Abt. 1790 in SC, daughter of JOHN RICHARDSON and LEATICE MORGAN. She was born 1772 in VA, and died Aft. 1850 in Monroe Co., IN.

i. ELIZABETH3 MCCOY, b. 1796, VA; d. Aft. 1870; m. DAVID YOUNG, SR., 14 January 1841, Monroe Co., IN; b. Abt. 1779, VA; d. Aft. 1870, Monroe Co., IN.

Notes for DAVID YOUNG, SR.:
1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., IN
Benton Township, District 74
Page 284, Lines 29 - 31
Dwelling 853, Family 853
29th October 1850

Young, David 71 M Farmer $600 VA
Young, Elizabeth 54 F VA Can't read or write
Russ, David 16 M Farmer IA

ii. CORNELIUS MCCOY, b. 1798, TN; d. Abt. 1894; m. ALCY ANN STEVENS, 1820, TN; b. 1803, TN; d. Aft. 1880.

1850 U.S. Census, Brown Co., IN
Jackson Township, Page 210
Family 82, Dwelling 82, Lines 24-32
4th September 1850

McCoy, Cornelius 52 M Farmer $600 TN Can't read or write
McCoy, Alcy 47 F TN Can't read or write
McCoy, John 19 M Farmer IN
McCoy, William M 17 M Farmer IN
McCoy, Sally J 14 F IN
McCoy, Joel 14 M IN
McCoy, Lewis 12 M IN
McCoy, Polly 09 F IN
McCoy, Elizabeth 07 F IN

1860 U.S. Census, Brown Co., IN
Jackson Township, Dwelling 1058, Family 1058
Page 149, Lines 18-23:

McCoy, Cornelius 62 Farmer b. TN
McCoy, Elsa 57 b. TN
McCoy, Lewis 22 b. IN
McCoy, Polly 20 b. IN
McCoy, Betsa A 18 b. IN
McCoy, Martha 10 b. IN

1870 U.S. Census, Brown Co., IN
Page 333, Jackson Township, Oak Farm Township
Lines 19 - 20, Dwelling 241, Family 241
Enumerated on June 15th 1870 by David B Adams, Ass't Marshal

McCoy, Cornelius 72 M W Farmer $1800 $1500 TN
McCoy, Martha 19 F W House Keeper IN


Census Place: Jackson, Brown, Indiana
Source: FHL Film 1254267 National Archives Film T9-0267 Page 308D
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Cornelius MCCOY Self M M W 81 TN Farmer Fa: NC Mo: VA
Ailsey MCCOY Wife F M W 77 TN Keeping House Fa: GERMANY Mo: VA

iii. JOHN MCCOY, b. 1801, TN; d. 05 August 1874, Van Buren Co., TN; m. NANCY HATFIELD, 21 February 1828, Wayne Co., KY; b. 22 August 1810, Wayne Co., KY; d. 15 December 1891, Van Buren Co., TN.

Notes for JOHN MCCOY:
1840 Campbell County Tennessee Federal census C-313
Head of household: John McCoy (2300010000000-1100010010000)

1850 U.S. Census, Campbell Co., TN
17th Subdivision, Page 345
Dwelling 913, Family 913, Lines 11 - 24

McCoy, John 47 M Farmer $600 TN
McCoy, Nancy 39 F KY
McCoy, Andrew E 22 M Farmer KY
McCoy, William R 18 M Farmer KY
McCoy, George W 17 M Farmer KY
McCoy, Francis M 15 M KY
McCoy, Elizabeth 18 F TN
McCoy, Joseph 13 M TN
McCoy, John L 10 M TN
McCoy, Martin T 08 M TN
McCoy, Nancy 06 F TN
McCoy, Louisa 04 F TN
McCoy, Ewel 03/12 M TN
Hatfield, Milly 68 F VA

1860 U.S. Census, Campbell Co., TN
Jacksboro, District 12, Pages 133 - 134 Microfilm
Dwelling 879, Family 868

McCoy, John W/M 50 Farmer $1000 $400 KY
McCoy, Nancy W/F 50 KY
McCoy, Marion W/M 21 TN
McCoy, Elizabeth W/F 22 TN
McCoy, Joseph W/M 20 TN
McCoy, John L. W/M 19 TN
McCoy, Martin W/M 18 TN
McCoy, Nancy W/F 17 TN
McCoy, Louisa W/F 15 TN
McCoy, Ewell W/M 08 TN
McCoy, Nicholas W/M 06 TN

1870 U.S. Census, VanBuren Co., TN
District # 07, Page 12
Dwelling 83, Family 83

McCoy, John 66 W M Farm Laborer
McCoy, Nancy 59 W F
McCoy, Martin 25 W M
McCoy, Elizabeth 35 W F
McCoy, Louisa 24 W F
McCoy, Nicholas 14 W M

1880 U.S. Census, VanBuren Co., TN
District # 03, Page 20
Dwelling 05, Family 05

McCoy, Nancy Head W F 69 widow KY KY KY
McCoy, Betty Daughter W F 42 single
McCoy, Joseph Head W M 43 married TN TN KY
McCoy, Celina Wife W F 37 married
McCoy, Mary J Daughter W F 18 single
McCoy, Cordelia Daughter W F 15 single
McCoy, John H Son W M 13 single
McCoy, Pamelia Daughter W F 12 single
McCoy, George C Son W M 10 single
McCoy, Leodemia Daughter W F 09 single
McCoy, Isaiah Son W M 07 single
McCoy, Joseph Son W M 06 single
McCoy, Bathany Daughter W F 03 single
McCoy, James H Son W M 01 single

iv. LEWIS MCCOY, b. 1804, KY; d. Aft. 1850; m. LUCINDA; b. 1810, TN; d. Aft. 1850.

Notes for LEWIS MCCOY:
1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., IN
Benton Township, District 74
Page 286, Lines 25 - 34
Dwelling 879, Family 879

McCoy, Lewis 46 M Farmer $300 KY Can't read or write
McCoy, Lucinda 40 F TN
McCoy, Mary 22 F Farmer IN
McCoy, William 20 M Farmer IN
McCoy, Cornelius 18 M Farmer IN
McCoy, John 16 M IN
McCoy, Washington 14 M IN
McCoy, Archibald 12 M IN
McCoy, Jane 10 F IN
McCoy, Sarah 06 F IN

v. MARY MCCOY, b. 21 April 1808, TN; d. 15 November 1873, Monroe Co., IN; m. PLEASANT EMANUEL ROBERTSON, 26 June 1834, Monroe Co., IN; b. 11 May 1814, TN; d. 20 November 1873, Monroe Co., IN.

1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., IN
Benton Township, District 74
Page 281, Lines 11 - 19
Dwelling 810, Family 810
29 October 1850

Robison, Pleasant 36 M Farmer $925 TN
Robison, Mary 41 F TN Can't read or write
Robison, William 15 M IA Attended school within year
Robison, Daniel 12 M IA Attended school within year
Robison, Alexander 11 M IA Attended school within year
Robison, Cornelius 08 M IA Attended school within year
Robison, Isaac 06 M IA
Robison, Martha 03 F IA
McCoy, Jane 78 F VA

vi. WILLIAM MCCOY, b. Bet. 1810 - 1820.
vii. JANE MCCOY, b. 1814; d. 1878; m. NATHAN PRUETT; b. 1812; d. 1863.

3. ARCHIBALD2 MCCOY (JOHN1) was born 1770, and died 1847. He married PHOEBE HILL. She was born 1769, and died 1846.


i. JOEL3 MCCOY, b. 1796; d. Christian Co., MO; m. SARAH ANTRIKIN, 23 October 1817, TN.
ii. JAMES MCCOY, b. Abt. 1802.
iii. JOHN MCCOY, b. Abt. 1804; m. BARBARA WOLFE; b. Abt. 1797, TN; d. 10 October 1882, MO.

4. CORNELIUS2 MCCOY (JOHN1) was born 1775. He married MILLY RICHARDSON 1803 in Grainger Co., TN, daughter of JOHN RICHARDSON and LEATICE MORGAN. She was born Abt. 1770.

ii. ARCHIBALD MCCOY, b. 1809.

I’m not certain that my Archibald is connected to your “Ole William” or not. Does the above family connect with the feudn' McCoys??? The common ancestor may well be above Archibald, and could be with his father -or grandfather.

The Archibald connected with the feud may have been born in 1732 in Maryland. His son, William, may have been the one known as “Ole William”. Our Archibald was born in 1770 in Grayson County, Virginia. If you look on a map, Maryland & Grayson Co., Virginia, are very close. I must also say that there is almost as much evidence that does indeed support and place our Archibald, William & our Joel, all together.

Archibald McCoy is possibly buried in the Bull Creek, Mapes Cemetery, Christian County, Missouri. They were also connected w/ the Prospect Church. There is no proof of where Joel is buried. It appears that after he married his latest wife Nancy Ann Pratt that he simply disappeared. There is no record of burial with the Christian County Court House.

Let me close by saying how important it is for me to have someone from this forum help me. My success depends upon your participation. Please help me. Thank you so very much.


J. McCoy

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