TRYING TO LOCATE & IDENTIFY MY McCOY ANCESTORS IN VIRGINIA
I am trying to locate my great great grandfather, his name was Harvey McCoy.
We know that he was born in Virginia on December 23, 1813. We don't know where in Virginia or who his parents were.He married Louisa Crist on October 03, 1842, in Perry County, Indiana. Thney moved to Appanoose County, Iowa, to raise their family. Harvey had some education, He was a school teacher. Louisa's parents were John Crist & Nancy Woodcock, Crist.
Harvey died on December 17, 1895, in AppanooseCounty, Iowa & is buried in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery, Monroe County, Iowa.
They had some strange names for some of their children, I wonder if it show up in their ancestorial line any where.
1.- Matthias McCoy, bornJuly 10, 1843, in Perry Co. , Indiana, Killed in action in Civil War Battle at Mark's Mills, Arkansas.
2.- Jehu Hardy McCoy, [my great granddad, born October 18, 1844, in Perry County, Indiana, diedAugust 04, 1926, inGraham County, Kansas, buried in the Leland Cemetery, Leland TWP., Graham County, Kansas.
3.- John Riggs McCoy, born November 20, 1846, in Perry Co. , Indiana, died in Ottumwa, Iowa, Wapello County,
buriedin theBrooks Cemetery, Wapello County, Iowa.
4.- Lewis C. McCoy, born September 28, 1848, in Perry County, Indiana.
5.- Melissa Ann "Sis" McCoy, born August 10, 1853, in Moravia, Iowa, Appanoosee County.
6.- Isaac Madison McCoy, born May 27, 1855, in Moravia, Iowa, Appanoose County.
7.- Arstarkus McCoy, born April 11, 1858, in Iowa.
8.- Lycurgus McCoy, born December 31, 1860, in Blakesburg, Iowa, Union Twp. , Appanoose County, buried in
BlakesburgCemetery,Blakesburg, Iowa, Union Twp. , Appanoose County.
We are trying to locate where exactly they were born & parents names. about 20 family cousins have been working on this off & on for over 20 years now, with ending up with a huge brick wall.
Any help & or advise would be very much appreciated.
Gayle M. Garrett
Gayle M. Garrett& Ann BushCounty Coordinator:Co-Coordinator
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