TRYING TO LOCATE & IDENTIFY MY McCOY ANCESTORS IN VIRGINIA
I am trying to locate where my great great grandfather, Harvey McCoy, he was born in Virginia & the identity of his parents/siblings.
We know that Harvey was born in Virginia on December 23, 1813. We don't know where in Virginia or who his parents were. His Parents were also born in Virginia, according to the Apponoose county, Iowa 1880 census, it did not identify them.
Their idenity & location in Virginia is what we seek, along with the names of Harvey's siblings.
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 Appanoose County, 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, born July 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, died August 04, 1926, in Graham 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,
buried in the Brooks 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
Blakesburg Cemetery, 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 Bush
County Coordinator: Co-Coordinator
Trego County Kansas GenWeb genealogy site.
Graham County Kansas GenWeb genealogy site.
Sheridan County Kansas GenWeb genealogy site.
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