I am from the (Matthew) Clark (1771-1848) m. Ann McCoy (1772-1857) family of Ernestown Twp., Lennox & Addington Co, Ontario, Canada. My grandmother was born in Napanee, Lenox & Addington Co., Ontario, Canada.
The name McCoy is also spelled McCay & McKay.
Loyalist Clarks, Badgleys, and Allied Families
Appendix I -- McCoy -McCay - McKay
If John Collins Clark was correct, his sister-in-law, Ann (McCoy) Clark, was born in Lower Canada Feb. 12, 1772. In this case it is probably that Ann's father came over in the British army, for there were very few British people living in Canada at that time, particularly west of Montreal. Possibly he was one of the McCoys who belonged to the clan of Sutherland - those who lived in Sutherland, Scotland, and paid feudal homage to the Duke of Sutherland, for whom the clan is named, and with whom some of the McCoys intermarried....
This is all I have on Ann McCoy who m.
[BrÃ¸derbund WFT Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Tree #1006, Date of Import: Dec 16, 2000]
!BOOK:Loyalist Clarks-Badgley and Allied Families by Estella Clark WatsonPages 161 to 165
History of the County of Lennox and Addington (pg 367)
Legislative Assembly - After the expulsion of Barnabas Bidwell from the House in 1822, it can be readily be conceived that the free and independent electors of L & A were not in very good humour over the action of the government in defeating their will by unseating the candidate whom they had chosen to represent them in parliament. Matthew Clark, a farmer residing in the front of Ernesttown east of Millhaven, was next chosen as the standard-bearer of the Reform party. He was a U.E. Loyalist himself, and son of Robert Clark who built the first gristmilli n Napanee. HE was duly elected; but the same forces that deprived Bidwell of his seat took action against Clark, he in turn was unseated upon a technicality, and another appeal to the electors was necessary. During his short career in the House he was too busy defending himself to acquire a reputation as a parliamentarian.http://www.qschooner.com/hclaxximc.html
Source: Clint S. Clark http://www.artdsm.com/clark/database/2048.htm
Colonel Matthew Clark Sr
* Born: 3 Oct 1771, Quaker Hill, Dutchess County, NY
* Married: 28 Feb 1792, Ernestown Twp, Lennox & Addington Co,Ontario, Canada (Upper)
* Died: 8 Jun 1848, Ernestown Twp, Lennox & Addington Co, Ontario,Canada (Upper)
1. Loyalists in Ernest Town; 1796; Ernestown Twp, Lennox & Addington Co,Ontario, Canada (Upper). 1 Loyalists in Ernest Town: Robert Clark,Christopher Lake, Bostain Hogle, James Hogle, David Hartman, PhilipHartman, Jacob Hartman, Ludovick (Ludwick) Hartman, Henry Clark, MatthewClark, Samuel Welch, John Lake Sr., John Lake Jr., Nicholas Lake, FrancisHogle.
Marriage Information: Matthew married Anna McKay on 28 Feb 1792 in Ernestown Twp, Lennox & Addington Co, Ontario, Canada (Upper).
Cemeteries of Ontariohttp://www.geocities.com/lucyont/Cemetery3.html
142. Matthew CLARK 1797-1873/his wife Lucinda LOCKWOOD 1809-1865/his brother McCoy CLARK 1800-1893
143. Lucinda wife of Matthew CLARK died July 27 1865 aged 56 yrs.