Posted By:J Christiansen
Subject:Re: McCoy's in Nebraska
Post Date:June 20, 2012 at 06:35:03
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You are looking for info on John Wesley McCoy
Born 18 April 1908 in Hastings, Adam, Nebraska
Died 01 March 1957 (where?)
Father Alvin Burton McCoy (name per family Bible)
Mother Emma Brady

Do you still want help finding him, Brenda? Or have you got that done? I'll wait to hear from you before proceeding.

For the moment I’ll add this information, below, about his family, in case it helps. From Find a Grave, an Alvin Bantley McCoy married to an Emma Brady. Note that this Alvin Bantley McCoy on Find-a-Grave has a brother named John Wesley McCoy. The middle name Bantley is not engraved on Alvin’s tombstone, so it could be that a family story or a death record could have a wrong middle name for him. Or maybe he had two middle names. Anyway, this sure looks like your family:

Alvin Bantley McCoy
Birth: 25 MAR 1869
Dallas City, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
Death: 11 OCT 1939
Dunning, Blaine, Nebraska, USA
Buried Dunning Cemetery, Dunning, Blaine, Nebraska


Emma Alzada Brady
Birth: 21 MAY 1873
New Boston, Linn, Missouri, USA
Death: 14 MAR 1910
Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, USA
Buried Harmony Cemetery, Bladen, Webster, Nebraska

If this is a match, check Find a Grave at Harmony Cemetery in Bladen for other McCoys; others of this family are buried there.

Note from Find a Grave member who posted Emma‘s burial information:
“I have read & indexed all of the Blue Hill Leader, 1892-Present; Bladen Enterprise 1892-1926; Lawrence Locomotive 1892-1925 and Red Cloud Chief 1874-1878. These newspapers are all in & around south central, Nebraska. I do lookups. I use Newspaper Obits, Cemetery records, Funeral Home Records, Church Records and Family for my sources.”

Find a Grave Notes for John McCoy
John McCoy
Birth: 16 JAN 1830
Logansport, Cass, Indiana, USA
Death: 05 JAN 1888
Kearney County, Nebraska, USA

Born in Grant Township in Kearney County, son of Benjamin William McCoy of Indiana and Sarah Reno of New York. Husband of Ellen Eleanor Hancock of Kentucky, married 07 DEC 1851 in Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana. [Next married Cenith Lucretia Rinehart 09 May 1871 in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois.]

Father of:
William Taylor McCoy
Sarah Ellen McCoy (Mrs John Rufus Sheppard)
Stephen Riley McCoy
John Wesley McCoy
Marion Francis McCoy
James Prosper McCoy
Peter Morris McCoy
Alvin Bantly McCoy

Secondly, husband of Cenith Lucretia "Sena" Rinehart, married May 9, 1871 in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois. Cenith Lucretia Rinehart McCoy is buried Harmony Cemetery, Bladen, Webster, Nebraska.

Father of:
Ida May Ballenger (Mrs Charles Willis)
Wyman McCoy
Charles Robert McCoy
Lucy Ellen McCoy (Mrs J W Jones)
Mary Rosetta McCoy (Mrs Thomas J Jones)
George Washington Franklin McCoy
Anna Jane McCoy
Elvira Grace McCoy