I have just found your 2004 post and would like to know if your booklet on the Gleaves family is now on file with the State Archives.
My husband descends from Abigail Louise McCoy, d/o Ezekiel Beatty McCoy who left a will in Madison Co., TN, in 1838.
Will of Ezekiel B. McCoy; dated 3 March 1838; presented in Court April 1838; Recorded in Will Book 2, Pg. 288-291, Madison Co., TN
Ezekiel's first wife was a d/o Michael and Rachael Gleaves, but her given name is unknown.After his first wife died, Ezekiel remarried and had other childen, but when he made out his will he stated that there was a suit pending in chancery court against the estate of Michael and Rachel Gleaves and any proceeds from that suit should be divided among the children of his deceased first wife.
Ezekiel Beatty McCoy served as one of the executors of the will of Michael Gleaves, Sr. in 1812 in Davidson Co., TN. (Marsh, Helen C. & Timothy R. DAVIDSON COUNTY TENNESSEE WILLS & INVENTORIES, VOL. I. Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1990)
Jonathon K.T. Smith author of Annotated Genealogical Abstracts from West Tennessee Supreme Court Minute Book 1841-1850, page 28. "Robert H. Cartmell wrote about Ezekiel McCoy in his diary dated October 12, 1890…Ezekiel B. McCoy among first settlers of Madison County Tennessee. His first wife a Miss Gleaves, died of tuberculosis."
The death of Ezekiel's wife occurred between 1820 and 1827.He remarried in 1827:
"Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers, 1794-1851:" 31 Mar 1827 issue of "National Banner and Nashville Whig:E. B. McCoy, Esq. to Miss Nancy Ann Gillespie.