My husband descends from this family and although I haven't researched this family in quite awhile, from my notes:
NAME:"Hist of Highland County", Morton, pg. 320 "John was probably grandson of the John who proved his importation in 1735 and died about 1745.In the latter year, one Robert McCoy was a road surveyor at the foot of the Massanutton Mtn." The book also indicates that "John McCoy was a constable in 1792." In his book "History of Pendleton County" Morton states "William, father of the pioneer (John) came from Scotland.His other son, James went to North Carolina.There were several daughters, whose names we do not possess". BIRTH:1735 per Highland Co. cemetery records. MARR:Sarah Oliver per "Hist of Highland Co.", Morton, "Sarah Oliver was a daughter of Aaron, an immigrant from Holland, who married a daughter of Col. Harrison of Rockingham.John settled in Doe Hill.He commanded a company in the French and Indian war.His son Robert marched on foot to join the army of Greene in North Carolina.He took part in the battle of Guilford in 1781 and returned in safety.John, Jr., was slain at Tippecanoe in 1811...The only sons to locate in Pendleton were Oliver and William, the former settling on the South Branch near Byrd's mill.He was a justice and otherwise prominent in the early annals of the county." DEATH:His will was probated 20 Aug 1796.(Do not yet have a copy.)Buried at Revolutionary War Burial Site 1 mile south on Hiner farm.Children named in will are Robert; Elizabeth; Oliver; Jane; William; John; Benjamin; Sarah; Joseph; Jemima; James. LAND:He is mentioned several times in regards to land purchases/sales along with his brother James in Augusta Co. court records. 1762 - land patent of 320 acres to John and James McCoy. 1765 - John and James living on land at Mossy Creek. 1766 - conveyed 130 acres of Mossy Creek land.James now living in Roan County,North Carolina. 1767 - James conveys 160 acres of Mossy Creek land to John. 1772 - John conveys Mossy Creek land to Abel Griffeth. 1773 - John purchases from Samuel Wilson, 146 acres at $500 near Doe Hill. (PerHist of Highland County, Morton, pg. 176). 1777 - Adam Arbogast in deposition states he was Indian spy under Capt. John McCoy. 1794 - Listed along with Benjamin McCoy in Muster Rolls of 1794 of Capt. Robert McCoy's Company. 1796 - John's will probated.Wife Sarah and 11 children mentioned. NOTE:Pendleton County, Virginia (W. Virginia after 1861) created in 1787 from Augusta, Hardy, Rockingham, Bath.All events (wills, deeds, court actions, etc. that occurred in the portion of Virginia that is now West Virginia are recorded in the Department of Archives and History, Capitol Building, Charleston, West Virginia.Highland County, VA created 1847 from Bath and Pendleton counties.