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**John Mackcoy McCoy

Male Abt 1705 - 1791  (~ 85 years)

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  • Name **John Mackcoy McCoy  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born Abt 1705  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1790 and 1791  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I157150  My Genealogy

    Family *Nancy Smith,   b. Abt 1744, ?? Orange Or Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1822, ?? Probably Greene County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married Between 1750 and 1762  Possibly Orange Or Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Through correspondence with Anna Gerhart Kier, a Norris descendant, Ilearned that a marriage bond was filed in Fauquier Co., Va on Mar. 5,1787 for a Joseph McCoy and Mary William, with consent being given bytheir parents -- John 'McKey' and Joseph Williams. " Taken from: web site
      Entries: 8856 Updated: Tue Mar 4 09:39:07 2003 Contact: gregg branumE-mail: The Branum-Gardner Family.
      RESOURCE INFORMATION OBTAINED: 01 Nov 2004; from Emelie Wilson, 2510Opalstone Ter., San Rafael, CA 94903-1309 per mail. Email address (sljuhl) HTML created by GED2HTMLv3.Ob-UNREGISTERED (5/28/97) on Mon Jul 28 15:24:40 1997.
      Joseph Washington McCoy (Sr.):
      MARRIAGE: "Fauquier Co., VA Marriage Bonds 1759-1854" (Typescript byGenealogical Society of Utah; NYGBS Microfilm Reel No. 42.)
      MARRIAGE: John K. Gott, "Fauquier County Virginia Marriage Bonds:1759-1854 and Marriage Returns: 1785-1848" (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books,Inc., 1989), p. 135. "McCoy, Joseph & Mary Williams, Mar. 5, 1787 -bdsm: s/o John McCoy; d/o Joseph."
      "McCoy, Joseph & Mildred Taylor, Feb. 2, 1789 - bdsm: d/o Samuel; MR(MON) [Marriage Return by John Monroe/Monrie (Baptist)] (date of MR,Feb. 5, 1789)."
     1. Daniel McCoy,   b. Bef 1758, Fauquier County, Virginia ? Per 1790 Tax Census Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anna McCoy,   b. Abt 1765, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. **Joseph Washington () McKoy - Mccoy, Sr.,   b. 15 Jan 1766, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1841, 75 Yrs Old; Conflicting Dates Noted: Or February 04, 1840, Virginia Township, Coshocton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. William McCoy, Squire,   b. Abt 1767, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth McCoy,   b. Abt 1770, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Delilah McCoy,   b. Abt 1774, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Samuel McCoy,   b. Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F64118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SURNAME INFORMATION: Excerpt--"...are the Highland partonymics--thosewhich marked descent by the prefix MAC (MC), expressing (meaning) son,...fixed into unchanging surnames in the last century. It isunderstood, I believe, that they assert the descent from some heriocor famous ancestor..." page 391, Family Names in Scotland, Family TreeMaker, CD276 Scotch-Irish Settlers in America, 1500s-1800s, TheScotch-Irish, Volume II, Appendix W, Family Names in Scotland,, Inc., February 21, 2008.


      1699 - Williamsburg, Virginia; Capital of Virginia from 1699 to 1799.

      Topic of Discussion: John McCoy is in the next several sources listedbelow. Please keep in mind that more research still needs to be doneas yet. The next step in the research will be to continue to traceimmigration records. We (Michael & I) do know that John McCoy wasin Orange County in 1735, because of the importation and land recordlisted below. We have estimated his birth around c.1705 and his deathnow between 1790-1791 (see census notes), making him in his early 80'swhen he died. Which is very feasible, in so far as, he lived in thesame area and on the same land for many years, and as time went on theworking of the land would have been easier and easier as it wascultivated contributing to his longevity. He did not endure some ofthe hardships as other pioneers who moved from state to state didwhich gave him a definite advantage health wise. We also know thatFauquier County was formed from a good part of Orange County. It isvery probable that the land owned by John McCoy was from Orange Countyto Fauquier County easily enough with the county boundary changes whenthey occurred. The maps of 1738 and 1770 of that area certainly doindicate definite boundary changes. John may even have owned land inother counties as well. Research on this issue needs to be done yetas well. It is difficult to say for sure as yet how many marriagesJohn McCoy may even have had. We are suspecting that he was marriedat least once before Nancy. When we do get a chance to startresearching the children we will know more about this hopefully. Wedo also suspect that Joseph Washington McCoy was not born inRockingham County as many folks have speculated. Though the issueactually has not been resolved, Joseph's birth more likely occurred inFauquier County by our estimates of land records and county boundarychange dates.

      1729 - Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s;
      Name: John McCoy
      Year: 1729
      Place: Pennsylvania
      Source Publication Code: 1212.11
      Primary Immigrant: McCoy, John
      Annotation: Date and port of arrival. On page 27, Clinton records thecomplete passenger list. On the other pages, copied by ElizabethSmith, is a passenger list with a recapitulation of the deaths thatoccurred during the voyage. See 982.7 and 1212.8 above for other
      Source Bibliography: CLINTON, COLONEL CHARLES. "Two Documents on theVoyage of the George and Anne, which left the County of Longford,Ireland, for Pennsylvania, 9 May 1729, arriving in America, 4 October1729." [] In Orange County Genealogical Society [Quarterly], vol. 3:4(Feb. 1974), pp. 27, 31-32.
      Page: 27
      Source Citation: Place: Pennsylvania; Year: 1729; Page Number: 27.
      Gale Research. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.,2006. Original data: Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and ImmigrationLists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research,2006.

      1729 - This page is part of an Irish genealogy web site called 'FromIreland' Jane Lyons, Dublin, Ireland.
      by Thomas J. Barron;
      Published in Breifne
      EXCERPTS: "The next, minister was Rev. James Bond who was ordained in1722.
      It was during Mr Bond's ministry in, Corboy that an exodus from thedistrict was organized by a Col. Charles Clinton, a copy of whosediary of the journey across the Atlantic to America is preserved inthe New York State Library. I am much indebted to Mr Victor Murphy, amember of the Corboy Church, for the loan of this very interestingdocument.
      First we must find the reasons why there was such great unrest amongstthe Presbyterians in Ireland at this time which forced thousands ofthem to flee from the country in spite of the great hardshipsencountered in crossing the Atlantic and settling in untamed andundeveloped country. In the later part of 1728 Primate Boultertransmitted to the secretary of state in England the following'melancholy account' as he called it, of the state of the North and ofthe extensive emigration which was taking place to America:
      "We have had for several years some agents from the colonies inAmerica, and several masters of ships, that have gone about thecountry and deluded the people with stories of great plenty andestates to be had for going for, in those parts of the world; and theyhave been the better able to seduce people by reason of thenecessities of the poor of late, The people that go from hence makegreat complaints of the oppressions they suffer here, not from thegovernment, but from their fellow subjects of one kind or another, aswell as the dearness of provisions, and say these oppressions are onereason for their going. But whatever occasions their going, it iscertain that 4,200 men women, and children have been shipped off fromhence to the West Indies within three years; and of these about 3,100this last summer. The whole North is in a ferment at present andpeople every day engaging one another to go next year to the WestIndies. The humour has spread like contageous distemper and thepeople, will hardly hear anyone that will cure them of their madness.The worst is that it affects only Protestants and reigns chiefly inthe North, which is the seat of our linen manufacture."
      "The Dublin authorities alarmed by the extensive emigration fromUlster consulted Presbyterian ministers on the subject. The answer ofone of the presbyteries has been preserved. They specify thediscouragements under which they lay, by the Sacramental Testexcluding them from all places of public trust and honour as among thechief causes of driving them to other parts of the of the empire whereno such discouragements existed. But they also state that :the badseasons for three years past, together with the high price of landsand tithes, have all contributed to the general run to America, and tothe ruin of many families, who are leaving their houses and landsdesolate.
      This, then, is the background of the tragic story contained in thediary of Colonel Charles Clinton, who led the exodus from CountyLongford. The company included a Mr Cruise, evidently the owner of theship, who was accompanied by at least eight un-named 'servants' whodied on the journey. These 'servants' were men who had contracted withthe master of the ship for four years' servitude and release aftertheir arrival in America. As a native Irishman, Cruise would have beenglad to encourage and facilitate the settlers in their exit from hiscountry.
      From Primate Boulter's statement to the secretary of state in Englandwe learn that there were in March
      1729, seven ships at Belfast carrying off about 1,000 passengers toAmerica; which enables us to arrive at about an average of 150passengers to each ship. According to Clinton's diary 83 passengersdied during the 23 weeks' journey; so at least half of the pilgrimsgoing to a freer life than what they had known in Ireland, perished atsea. Strange to say little clue is given as to the cause of thedeaths, except that it is stated that Clinton's daughter, Katherine,and his son James were the first to become ill with measles on2 June;Katherine dying on 2 August, and, James on 28 August.
      In 1718 a minister in Ulster wrote to a friend in Scotland that noless that six ministers had left their congregations and gone off tothe American plantations taking great numbers of their people alongwith them............In 1729, the year the Longford people set off,the Irish were coming to Philadelphia in such large numbers as toalarm the Quaker and English inhabitants, for, in a statement to theCouncil in that year the Deputy Governor of the Province said:
      "It looks as if Ireland is to send all its inhabitants hither, forlast week, no less that six ships arrived, and every day two or threearrive also. The common fear is that if they continue to come theywill make themselves masters of the province."
      It-should also be noted that not the least of Presbyterian grievanceswas that marriages' performed by a Presbyterian minister were notmarriages by law nor were they valid 'till 1782.
      A Journal of my voyage and travels from the county of Longford in theKingdom of Ireland to Pensilvania in America - Anno Dom'1729....Discovered Land on ye Continent of America ye 4th day of 8br1729 (8th October 1729); NOTE: For those researchers who may beinterested - In this documentation the Colonel has listed all of thefolks who did not survive the voyage.
      NOTE: Orange County is a county located in the U.S. State of New York.At the northern reaches of the New York metropolitan area, it sits inthe state's scenic Mid-Hudson Region of the Hudson Valley. Its name isin honor of William III of Orange, who was greatly esteemed by theoriginal settlers of the region."

      1729 - EXCERPT: "Name: Charles CLINTON, Col.
      Birth: 1690 in Co. Longford, Corbay, Ireland
      Death: 19 Nov 1773 in Little Britain, New York
      Fact 1: 20 May 1729 Emigrated from Ireland and settled Little Britainin Ulster (Orange County)
      Fact 2: He was a judge, militia officer, surveyor, and landspeculator.
      After the death of his father, Charles leased his estate to the Earlof Granard for 99 years, chartered a vessel and came to America in1729 with his family, relatives and many friends. They purchased landin Orange Co. then called Ulster. They renamed the place 'LittleBritain."
      "Charles Clinton, the only son of James, was born in the County ofLongford, in Ireland, in 1690. He resolved in 1729 to emigrate toBritish America and having persuaded a number of his friends andrelatives to join him, he chartered a ship, for the purpose ofconveying his colony to Philadelphia. The name of this 'good vessel orship', was the 'George and Anne', of Dublin, burthen about ninetytons, and was chartered by Charles Clinton, George Lille, RobertFrazer, William Hamilton, and Thomas Dunlop, for themselves and sixtyfive others.
      On the 20th of May, the ship left Ireland. After being at sea for sometime, it was discovered that the captain had formed a design ofstarving his passengers to death, either with the view to obtain theirproperty or to deter emigration. Several of the passengers actuallydied, among whom were a son and daughter of Mr. Clinton. In this awfulsituation it was proposed by the passengers to seize the captain andcommit the navigation of the vessel to Mr. Clinton, who was anexcellent mathematician; but with the officers of the ship refusing toco-operate with them, they were deterred from this proceeding from theapprehension of incurring the charge of piracy."
      They were finally compelled to commute with the captain for theirlives by paying a large sum of money; who, accordingly, landed them atCape Cod on the 4th of October. Mr. Clinton and his friends continuedin that part of the country until the spring of 1731, when theyremoved to the county of Ulster, in the province of New York, andformed a flourishing settlement called Little Britain."

      1729 - "EXCERPT: CHARLES CLINTON, the son of this marriage, and thegrandfather of DE WITT CLINTON, was born in the county of Longford, inIreland, in 1690. In 1729 he determined to emigrate to America. Beinga man of influence, he prevailed upon a large number of his neighborsand friends to remove with him. He sailed from Dublin in a vesselcalled the George and Anne, in May, 1729, and by a receipt preservedamong his papers, it seems that he paid for the passages ofninety-four persons.
      They were unfortunate in the selection of a vessel. The captain was aviolent and unprincipled villain. They were poorly supplied withstores, and the voyage proving long, they suffered from disease andfamine. A large number of passengers died, including a son anddaughter of Mr. Clinton. They were finally landed upon the coast ofMassachusetts. The captain refused to go to New York, or toPennsylvania, though the latter was his original place ofdestination." SOURCE: -WILLIAM W. CAMPBELL,"

      NOTE A.
      "Extracted from the Journal of the late Dr. Joseph Young, dated April11th, 1807, in the possession of Judge Herttell of New- York.
      "Sometime in the year 1727 or 1728, when the whole connexion growingmore and more dissatisfied with the government, resolved to emigrateto the then colony of New-York; and as if bound together by theindissoluble ties of consanguinity and friendship, the greatest numberof those who had emigrated from the north, with some additionalmembers, engaged a ship at Dublin, commanded by a Captain Rymer, andall paid their passage money there, and had the ship bound to them forthe faithful performance of their agreement. They laid in a sufficientstock of provision for an ordinary passage, but instead of a commonpassage, he kept them at sea twenty-one weeks and three days. Duringthe passage they one morning came in full sight of the coast ofVirginia, which the boatswain, who was an old seaman, affirmed he knewperfectly well, as he had frequently been on that coast before; butthe captain called him a lying skulking dog, and immediately orderedto put the ship about and put off to sea; in consequence of thisunequivocal disclosure of the captain's intention to famish them allto death at sea, William Armstrong, my father's half-brother, wouldhave put him to death, had he not been forcibly restrained. ColonelCharles Clinton, who by his age and superior abilities, appears tohave been the head or chief of the connexion, who had a betterknowledge of the laws than the others, told them that unless the otherofficers belonging to the ship would join them, their rising forciblyagainst the captain, would upon trial be adjudged piracy. But thespirits of the officers were so completely subdued by the tyrannicalconduct of the captain, who had killed a man on board by striking himon the head with a pipe-stave, that they dare not join the passengersagainst him. In this shocking dilemma the captain extorted from them avery considerable sum of money, as a bribe for landing them on anypart of the coast; soon after this agreement he landed them at CapeCod."
      "For several days previous to their landing, their allowance had beenan half biscuit, and half a pint of water for twenty-four hours: inconsequence of this cruel treatment many of the passengers died, andamongst this number who perished with famine, was Thomas Armstrong: hewas a very worthy valuable man; his son William, and his daughterMargery, shared the same fate. It was believed by the passengers, thatthe captain had been bribed to subject them to vexation and hardshipto discourage emigration. And that his motive for landing them at CapeCod in preference to New-York or Boston was, that at that early periodhe could not have been so easily prosecuted there for the murder andpiracy of which he had been guilty, as at either of the above places.He positively knew that he had forfeited his life, not only by killingthe man with the pipe-stave, but also by extorting money from thepassengers at sea as a bribe to bring them to land; for he had swornthat they should never see land again, unless they gave him the sumwhich he demanded: but it appears by their conduct, that although thepassengers had suffered so much by the savage cruelty of the captain,that they were not actuated by the spirit of revenge or a thirst forblood; they said he deserves death, but let him fall by other hands.Although Colonel Clinton was not bred a mariner, he was an excellentmathematician, and could have directed the course of the ship; but ashe never suspected that he would have been denied the use of theinstruments to make observations, he had neglected to provide them,which might have rendered it difficult to discover his course anddistance; otherwise, if the other officers would have joined him, hewould have confined the captain and taken the command of the ship. Asthe ship had been insured in Dublin, the captain contrived to let herdrive from her mooring on a stormy night, in which she was lost. Theyarrived at Cape Cod in the fall, and remained there until spring,ETC..."

      1730 - 1734: - " ORANGE COUNTY TITHE LISTS
      Orange County was created by act of assembly August 1734, from the
      westernmost portion of Spotsylvania County. This act was directed to
      take effect on January 1, 1734/5 and the boundaries of the new county
      of Orange were defined as "all that territory of land adjoining to,
      and above the said line [i.e. the line as established by act of May,
      1730, dividing St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania into two parishes to
      be known as St. George's and St. Mark's; St. Mark's being above the
      said line, or to the west thereof. Henning IV., 305] boundensoutherly,
      by the line of Hanover county, northerly, by the grant to the LordFairfax, and westerly, by the utmost limits of Virginia." (HeningIV., 450). Orange County when first created included the now countiesof
      Augusta, Frederick, Culpeper, Madison, Greene, Shenandoah, Rockbridge,
      Rockingham in Virginia, a great proportion of the territory of the
      present State of West Virginia, and the whole of the present State of
      "The List of tithes wherein I Thomas Red at Barbers [Bar-amConstable for the year 1739."
      "(1) The word spelled throughout this list courter is a corruption ofQuarter."
      Page 23.
      "John McCoy at Thomas Edmondson courter five tithes".

      1732 - SOURCE: Book: "Francis Kirtlett, 700 acs. Orange Co., in thegreat fork of the Rappahannock Riv., N side the Mountain Run; 10 Sep1735, p. 187. For the Imp. of 11 pers.: etc...John McCoy,...etc..., &Robert Green as also for 15 Shill." Hudgins, Denis, Cavaliers AndPioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Vol. IV:1732-1741, Virginia Genealogical Society, Richmond, 1994. DavenportPublic Library, Iowa. Obtained: 02 May 2007, SLJuhl, compiler.
      Note: Robert Green was part of the Hite, McCoy Land Company. Itdoes appear though that Francis Kirtlett agent of the 700 acs. inOrange County originally to the 11 men that were listed, and thatRobert Green was involved in land transactions there as well. So,now we have it just about sorted out who was who as far as the McCoy'sand McKay's. This John McCoy was totally separate and not related tothe McKay/McCoy's. However, he did live and was in the same area atthe same time in the early Upper Neck Virginia Valley. The aboverecord does give us a location of his land now to investigate further.

      1734 - SOURCE: Book: "Orange County Tithe Lists, page 290-300;"August c. 1734; Orange County included: Augusta, Frederick, Fauquier,Shenandoah, etc..." "John McCoy @ Thomas Edmondson courtier(middlemen of all sorts with regular business at court) five tithes.(c. 1739) - page 294. Virginia Tax Records, From The VirginiaMagazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary CollegeQuarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly, With and Index by Gary Parks,Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983; Davenport PublicLibrary, Davenport, Iowa. Obtained: 02 May 2007, SLJuhl, compiler.

      1735 - Separate Issues on John McCoy:
      Issue: As you can see from the source below (I think I sent this to____ already a while back), that it's titled, "McKay", and this was myfirst inclination as well, BUT the information on the John McCoy,c.1735 would indicate that our John McCoy is not a McKay at all.Also, Dee Ann Buck, who is a descendant of the McKay's doesn't thinkthat our John McCoy is a McKay either. Plus, the research Michael & Ihave done so far does not link our John McCoy with the McKay family.I did make a good case for the interchange of the name McKay to McCoyand vice versa. So, anything is still possible, but it would seemthat it cannot be proven that our John was part of that family. TheJohn McCoy of c.1735 is the most likely candidate so far after rulingout 8 other different John McCoy's that were in Virginia in the 1700'sof about the correct age, including the McKay's, the McCoy's fromMaryland, Capt. John McCoy, James & John McCoy (Mossey Creek)brothers, the McCoy/McKee's, the Augusta County John McCoy, thePennsylvania John McCoy married to Sarah. and the John McCoy b. 1739married to Agnes. In truth, the JOHN MCCOY c.1735 is about the onlyone left living in Virginia who it could possibly be.
      Issue: Death of John McCoy: It is believed to be between 1790-1791.The last mention of John McCoy any where in the tax records is in 1790Fauquier County along with his son Joseph, and in 1791 his son Josephis living in Frederick County. As family oriented as Joseph was, Idon't believe he would leave his elderly father and move unless hisfather was no longer living. After all, Joseph moved his entirefamily to Ohio including his son-in-laws, and disinherited his sonJames for staying in Virginia. Though I have no proof at the present,I'd say it's quite possible that John McCoy died before 1791 whenJoseph is in Frederick County at the time of Joseph's third childsbirth.
      Issue: John McCoy's other children require more researching as yet.It's believed that John may have had children Joseph (the biography ofJoseph Jr. that we have says so), plus Samuel, and Elizabeth. Forsure, the other two names of Delilah or Ann however for John'schildren really needs to be checked out.
      Source: Book Joseph Washington McCoy 1766-1840 of Coshocton County,Ohio His Descendants and Related Families by B. Isabel Lockard,Coshocton Public Library Coshocton, Ohio 43812 A copy of the book maybe purchased through the author, B. Isabel Lockard at 32 JamestownRoad, Charlestown, South Carolina 29407-7526 by mail. Page 1 footnotes--"1) In some records the name is spelled McKay. 2) Siblings ofJoseph Washington McCoy included an older sister, Ann, and threeyounger children, Elizabeth, Samuel, and Delilah (found by EmelineWilson on the Internet, labeled "HTML--GED2HTML v3.Ob-UNREGISTERED."

      1735 - "Page 91-"A list of persons who imported themselves, or wereimported as servants by others, and who afterwards proved theirimportation in order to obtain their "head rights" to land in thecolony. The date shows the year in which proof of importation wasmade and recorded. This list was kindly furnished by Mr. Philip H.Fry, for many years clerk of the County and Circuit Courts."
      Page 93-"1735 McCoy, John"
      SOURCE: SHIP PASSENGER LISTS THE SOUTH (1535-1825), EDITED ANDINDEXED BY CARL BOYER, 3rd PUBLISHED BY THE COMPILER NEWHALL,CALIFORNIA 1979; St. Louis Public Library, H/G, 1301 Olive Street,St. Louis, Missouri 63103 per mail post marked 29 October 2007.
      SOURCE: John McCoy, c.1735, Virginia; Book: Boyer, Carl, 3rd, editorship Passenger Lists The South (1538-1825), etc..., page 69-70,Davenport Public Library, Iowa. Copy kept in McCoy Records. Obtained:02 May 2007, SLJuhl, compiler. [Source for Book-Passenger andImmigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s; John McCoy, 1735 Virginia,Source Pub. Code 720, Boyer, Carl, 3rd, editor Ship Passenger Lists,etc..., page 93. [Transcribed 02 November 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]
      NOTE: I have sent to the St. Louis Public Library for moreinformation and confirmation as to the meaning of the South, and wherethe passengers desembarked. Please refer to the notes below forresults.

      1735 - "E-MAIL FROM: gsjuhl
      To: Millar, Cynthia
      Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 7:37 AM
      Subject: Re: Ship Passenger Lists, The South, 1538-1825
      Dear Cynthia Millar,
      Actually, you have partially answered some of the questions we had.I'm glad for a more indepth understanding of theemigration/immigration for those listed in the book by Carl Boyer's,Ship Passenger Lists, The South, 1538-1825, on those pages you'vementioned (91-93) and had sent to us. This is helpful, somewhat,because we now know from your information and understanding of thewritten material that the ships then were from Great Britian, anddisembarked in the South ports of that time and era. The addedinformation you shared also on the amount of the land for head rightsin Orange County, Virginia, along with it being recorded possibly atthe court house is most helpful as well. I say this because there maybe more documentation available at the Orange County Court House onthe land purchase and the head rights.
      So, you have helped a good deal, and we will be forever grateful foryour insight and assistance. My son, Michael McCoy, and I thank youvery much, not only for what you have shared with us, but for yourtime spent on our inquiries.
      Again thank you, and God Bless,
      Sandy & Michael
      E-MAIL SENT: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 4:56 PM
      Subject: Re: Ship Passenger Lists, The South, 1538-1825
      Dear Sandra Juhl,
      I know the title of Carl Boyer's book is rather misleading, but "TheSouth" in the title does not refer to a ship, but rather to thegeographic area of the United States "The South." The author has doneother regional books of immigrants covering New England, New York,Pennsylvania, and others. The immigrants listed in the bookdisembarked at southern ports, or settled somewhere in the southernpart of the U.S. We copied page 91 because this states the source ofthe list on which your ancestor, John McCoy was listed. It isn'treally a passenger list as such, but implies immigration as it liststhose who came themselves for a headright or who sponsored others tocome to Virginia. Those on the list apparently at some point lived inOrange County, Virginia and had applied at the county courthouse fortheir headrights, 50 acres of land per person. Page 93 is the part ofthe list that shows John McCoy coming to Virginia in 1735. All on thelist were from Great Britain. No specific ship was given for any onthe list, as the immigrants came at different times.
      If you wish to have the rest of the list copied let us know. However,it just lists other immigrants alphabetically and the year they came.
      Cynthia Millar
      History and Genealogy Department
      St. Louis Public Library" [Transcribed 14 November 2007, SLJuhl,compiler]

      Headrights were grants of 50 acres of land per "head" - or
      per white male over the age of 16 who transported himself to the
      colonies. They appear in the Court of Common Pleas in the county in
      which the land was granted. These headrights function as the only realimmigration record
      for English, Scot or Irish immigrants in that time period.

      1735 - APPENDIX A. "Importations." Page 225 - "A list of personswho imported themselves, or were imported as servants by others, andwho afterwards proved their importation in order to obtain their "headrights" to land in the colony. The date shows the year in which proofof importation was made and recorded. This list was kindly furnishedby Mr. Phillip H. Fry, for many years clerk of the County and CircuitCourts." Page 228 - "1735. McCoy, John"
      SOURCE: Fry, Phillip H. "Importations." In William Wallace Scott's,A History of Orange County, Virginia, from Its Formation in 1734(O.S.) to the End of Reconstruction in 1870....Richmond [Va.]: EverettWaddey Co., 1907, pp. 225-229. Reprinted by Chesapeake Book Co.,Berryville, Va., 1962, and by Regional Publishing, Baltimore, 1974,pg. 228; Source Pub. 2302. Copies of pages obtained 24 October 2007from: The Rock Island County Historical Society, 822 - 11th Avenue,Moline, Illinois 61265/Ph. 309-764-8590; per Michael D. McCoy andSLJuhl, compiler.

      1735 - SOURCE: ?Land Office Grants
      THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA; Internet:; DateObtained: 16 December 2007, SLJuhl, compiler of Rock Island County,Illinois.
      Title: Kirtlett, Francis.
      Publication: 10 September 1735
      Other Format: Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office.Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Location: Orange County
      Description: 700 acres in the Great Fork of Rappahannock Riverbeginning on the north side of the Mountain Run.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 16, 1735, p. 187 (Reel 14).
      It?s a: Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for landissued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the Colonial LandOffice. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library ofVirginia.
      Subject ? Personal: Kirtlett, Francis. Grantee.
      Subject ? Topical: Land titles ? Registration and transfer ? Virginia? Orange County.
      Subject ? Geographic: Orange County (Va.) ? History ? 18th century.
      Genre/Form: Land grants ? Virginia ? Orange County.
      Added Entry: Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774;Library of Virginia. Archives
      System Number: 000781752
      Note: As you read the excerpt provided below please keep these thingsin mind. English was hand written, and some folks as they hurried hadmany letters looking more like they were running together in amarathon than they would be today spaced apart, plus nearly everyother word began with a capital letter. Of course, some folks justhad poor handwriting to start with or else their hand writing was sofancy that it was hard to decipher. A lot of times the use of the penwas not as it should be either with heavy inks and dull ends and inthis document that was obtained most if not all of these thingsmentioned in this paragraph were present. Additionally, there were noperiod marks to end a sentence; the letter ?o? was used as an ?e?,plus the old letters of ?S? looked like an ?F?, and so forth.Hopefully, what has been deciphered by this compiler is mostlycorrect. There may be some errors, but maybe not too many so that themeaning of the excerpt will at least be understood. The sourcedocumentation has been added for other researchers who would like totake a look at the document or obtain a copy for their records aswell. Any in-put in the translation of the document will be mostwelcomed by this compiler;
      EXCERPT: GEORGE the sovern by the Grace of God of Great BritainFrance & Ireland King defender of the faith & ____ _____. ________ those presents shall sound greeting. KNOW ye that fore diversgood reasons and considerations _____ Especially fore and inconsideration of the Importation of ---- Eleven persons to dwell within lies our Colony & Dominion of ? Virginia whose names are JohnFinlason, James Wood, John MCCOY, Thomas Burk, John Vinyard, JosephCotton, George Hound, John Floyd, James McCulley, Charles Robinson andRobert GREEN as also for and in consideration of the sum of 2___(can?t read) Fifteen Shyllings of good and lawful money for our usepaid to our Receiver General of our revenues in this our said Colony &Dominion WE HAVE given granted & confirmed and by those presents forus our Heirs & Grandsons (sp) Do give grant and confirming to FrancisKIRTLETT and certain grant or parcel of Land containing seven hundredacres Lying and going in the County of Orange in the Great Fork ofRappahannock River and bounded as followith towist BEGINNING at fourwhite oaks as oak on the north side of the mountain run ____StoreyPoint and running toward north eight degrees east one hundred poles tothree white and three red oak saplins ___ north thirty seven degreeswest two hundred & forty poles to ___ three ___ ___ north seventyeight degrees past _____ hundred and forty poles to three pines_______ south etc?.?

      1736 - 1739: - SOURCE: Book - Abstracts of Virginia's Northern NeckWarrants & Surveys Orange & Augusta Counties with Tithables,Delinquents, Petitioners 1730 - 1754 Volume I compiled by PeggyShomo Joyner, Section III Tithables, Delinquents, Road PetitionersOrange County, Virginia 1736 - 1742 & Undated; Rock Island CountyIllinois Genealogical Society, Rock Island County, Moline, Illinois:(1) Orange County Tithables Undated, Bet. c.1737-1738 - Mr. ThomEdmunson Jno Mackcoy (McCoy)overseer, 5; Orange County Tithables,The List of tithes wherein I am Constable for the year 1739(unsigned), page 50 - James McCoy at Curnal Williss Courter, 8 andJohn McCoy at Thomas Edmondson Courter, 5." [Obtained & Transcribed,11 September 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]

      1736 - 1786: - "RESOURCE INFORMATION OBTAINED: 01 Nov 2004; fromEmelie Wilson, 2510 Opalstone Ter., San Rafael, CA 94903-1309 permail. Email address is: (sljuhl) HTML created byGED2HTML v3.Ob-UNREGISTERED (5/28/97) on Mon Jul 28 15:24:40 1997.
      John McCoy.
      BIRTH: ABT 1736, of Fauquier, Virginia
      DEATH: ABT 1786, Fauquier, Virginia
      TITLE: ((McKay))
      REFN: 872
      Family: Nancy
      1. Ann MC KOY
      2. Joseph MC COY
      3. Elizabeth MC COY
      4. Samuel MC COY
      5. Delilah MC COY"

      1736 - 1736 - 1739: - SOURCE: Book - Abstracts of Virginia's NorthernNeck Warrants & Surveys Orange & Augusta Counties with Tithables,Delinquents, Petitioners 1730 - 1754 Volume I compiled by PeggyShomo Joyner; Paage XV, NORTHERN NECK BOUNDARIES; Rock Island CountyIllinois Genealogical Society, Rock Island County, Moline, Illinois:"...The boundaries of the Proprietary were finally settled through an11 April 1745 Order of the Privy Council in which the bounds were setforth as those stated in the 1688 patent from James II. Thus, theNorthern Neck Proprietary encompassed an area of 5,282,000 acres andincluded the present counties of Northumberland, Lancaster,Westmoreland, Richmond, Stafford, King George, Prince William,Fairfax, Loudin, Fauquier, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Frederick, Madison,Clarke, Warren, Page, Shenandoah, and in West Virginia, Hardy,Hampshire, Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson. In 1745, much of this areawas still an unsettled wilderness. The final survey of theProprietary was accomplished by a joint commision in 1746."
      Page ix - "...Virginia's Northern Neck, a vast area of more than5,000,000 acres between the rivers Potomac and Rappahannock, is seepedin history: that of both a fledgling colony and that great nationwhich gave birth to it...With well-preserved records - in Britain'sPublic Record Office, Virginia's county courts, Fairfax Familyarchives - that history is well documented. ...Despite the vastnessof the territory available, early settlements were confined to thetidewater area. Land under these companies was held as in a jointventure....ownership in the colony became a reality with the residentgovernor, acting under royal authority, granting title to specifictracts through a document called a patent. No matter the basis of thepatent - whether by head right, treasury right, or military right - ANANNUAL QUIT-RENT PAYMENT WAS RESERVED FOR THE CROWN."

      1764 - Pg. 50 - para. 3: "Several roads from the Valley passed throughin the Blue Ridge over to Orange Courthouse, and other points East ofthe Blue Ridge, etc... para. 5: Smith's to John Littler's, Hite's Millto Chrisman's Spring (Old Camp Meeting Ground), the County Road to theChapel and to McCoy's Spring (McKay), Cedar Creek to McCoy's Run,Hite's Mill to Nations's run, Stephen's Mill to McCoy's Chapel, Hite'sSpring to Middle of Swamp in Smith Marsh, Nation's Run to Capt.Hite's, ect... pg. 51, para. 2: "...from Frederick Town the countyseat, to the Mouth of the South Branch. This evidently was the firstdirect road opened from the county seat to the settlement beyond thegreat mountains;--" "From the Courthouse to Back Creek, the names ofland owners are given, so that the route is easily located." Pg. 180,para 2: "The Churches of that day were log houses costing from thirtyto fifty pounds." "Chappels, so often mentioned? Tradition locatesthree, McCoy's, Cunningham's, and Morgan's." "...every EpiscopalChurch in the old Colony East of the Blue Ridge, ..." Pg. 181, para.2: "...the Church record. Bishop Meade says, "The Vestry bookcommences in 1764." "List of Vestrymen instituted in 1764: IsaacHite, John Hite, CHARLES SMITH, Jacob Hite, Edmund Taylor, JohnSmith, etc..." "...CHARLES SMITH, were in the North end of theparish, serving trustees and church wardens for the churches at MillCreek (Morgan's) Sheperdstown and Martinsburg. Warner Washington andtwo McDonald's came from the Charles Washington Village." "For CedarCreek and Long Meadows embracing McCoy's Chapel and Leith's Ferry, thelatter being near the forks of North and South rivers (Front Royalvicinity)." Note: JOHN MCCOY married "NANCY" widow of CHARLESSMITH. Their son Joseph's middle name was "Washington".
      Pg. 479, para. 4: "Back Creek Valley was the name given to the postoffice in that vicinity by the P.O. department more than one hundredyears ago." (Being late 1700's that is.)
      [Transcribed 17 March 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]
      SOURCE: Book: Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants, AHistory of Frederick County, Virginia, Indexed Edition, From itsFormation in 1738 to 1908, Compiled Mainly from Original Records ofOld Frederick County, now Hampshire, Berkeley, Shenandoah, Jefferson,Hardy, Clarke, Warren, Morgan and Frederick, T.K. Cartmell, Clerk ofthe Old County Court, Clearfield; Bristol Public Library, 701 GoodeStreet, Bristol, Virginia 2420; Originally Published 1908 - ThisEdition 1963; Chapter X - Old Country Roads, pages 50-51; ChapterXXXIV - Episcopal Church, pages 180-181; Cartmell's History, pages478 & 486; Biographical Sketches, page 479. Obtained 23 February2007, SLJuhl, compiler.

      1785 - " Fauquier County, Virginia Deed Books: Deed Book 9, p. 108, 8Dec 1785." "...and the land of John McCoy thence N78.5E 156 poles totwo box oaks and one spanish oak standing on the top of a hill in theline of Benjamin Harrison, thence with the said lin e S26.5E 110 polesto two chestnut oaks on a gravelly hill thence S30W 45 poles to threeblack jack oaks standing on the east side of a branch, thence S80W 139poles to the beginning... Wit John Edrington, James Dowdall, ThomasHomes, John McCoy /S/ Abraham X Cox Elizabeth X Cox /E/ 27 Mar 1786."NOTE: This is a description of a piece of John McCoy's property inFauquier County, Virginia--Sold for five shillings to JamesCowles--Land that bordered Prince William County. Signed by JohnMcCoy, meaning that he could read and write, plus he was able totransact business.
      SOURCE:;USGENWEB NOTICE APPLIES. Information on the site provided by PatrickOliver at [Transcribed 02 November 2007, SLJuhl,compiler]

      1782 - 1787: John McCoy was in Fauquier County in 1782-1787 A.D.,because of the Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87; Other Than ThosePublished by the United States Census Bureau, by Augusta B. Fothergiland John Mark Naugle; Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.1978.
      VIRGINIA TAX PAYERS 1782-87 OTHER THAN THOSE PUBLISHED BY THE UNITEDSTATES CENSUS BUREAU, by A.B. Fothergill & J.M. Naugle; Baltimore,Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978; Bristol Public Library,Bristol, VA., 24201, Orig. Pub. 1908, This Edition 1963.
      Taxpayer: McCoy, John
      Poll: 1
      Slave: 4
      County: Fauquier
      John McCoy, according to The 1787 Census of Virginia, Compiled byNetti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love, Foreword by Louis H.Manarine, State Archivist; In Three Volumes, Volume I; GenealogicalBooks in Print Springfield, Virginia, Resided in Fauquier County in1787 A.D. with no children above 16 years, and under 21 (ProbablyJoseph has moved out by this time.); John had seven slaves, fivehorses, and thirteen cattle.
      On the 1787 state census for VA there are two John McCoy of interest,both living in Fauquier Co.
      A). This John has 0 white males between 16-21, 2 black males over 16,5 black males under 16, 5 horses or mules, and 13 cattle.
      B). This John has 0 white males 16-21, 0 slaves, and 0 horses, mulesor cattle.
      The 1787 Census Of Virginia
      BOOK: Compiled by Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love,Foreward by Louis H. Manarine, State Archivist. In Three Volumes.Genealogical Books in Print Springfield, Virginia; Copyright 1987; SCCensus Virginia 1787; Davenport Public Library Main Street, Davenport,Iowa.
      Volume I: pages 1-784
      Volume II: pages 785-1481
      Volume III: pages 1482-2002 (Index)
      Index page: 1777 lists these ?John McCoy?s?:
      Name Page CountyTax Census
      McCoy 1-2-3-4-5
      John 272 Fauquier self 0-2-5-5-13
      John 284 Fauquier self 0-0-0-0-0
      John 151 Albemarle self
      John 152 Albemarleself
      John 206 Bedford self
      John 432 Montgomeryself
      John 865 Norfolk self
      John 1042 Ohio self
      1). Number of white males above 16 and under 21.
      2). Blacks above 16.
      3). Blacks under 16.
      4). Horses, mares, colts, & mules.
      5). Cattle.
      [Obtained: 22 March 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]

      1787-1803: - "Fauquier County, Virginia Marriage Records show: Listedas children of John McCoy
      Elizabeth McCoy m. 22 Feb 1790 to Nimrod Garrett
      Joseph McCoy m. 5 Mar 1787 to Mary Williams
      Diley (sic) MCoy m. 31 Jan 1793 to John Winn, bondman John & Ben.McCoy
      Ann McKoy (sic) m 11 Mar 1785 to James Garrett
      Elizabeth McCoy m. 26 Dec 1803 to Joseph Wright daughter of JosephMcCoy.
      Taken from message board; "McCoy"
      Author: Dee Ann Buck Dated: 30 Oct 1999 (copy of e-mail in Correspondence Section ofMcCoy Family tree Volume III.
      Other Records: Taken from a CD by John K. Gott on Fauquier CountyMarriages:
      Fauquier County Marriages:

      John McCoy and Uriah Hickman
      Bondsman: d/o John
      Marriage: 12/20/1786

      Joseph McCoy and Mary Williams
      Bondsman: s/o John McCoy; d/o Joseph

      Joseph McCoy and Mildred Taylor
      Marriage Bond date: 2/2/1789
      Bondsman: d/o Samuel
      Marriage date: 2/5/1789

      Richard McCoy and Milly Elliott
      Bondsman: d/o John McCoy

      Elizabeth McCoy & Nimrod Garrett
      Bondsman: d/o John McCoy

      Delily McCoy & John Smallwood Winn
      Bondsman: John & Ben McCoy"

      1790 - SOURCE:
      Fauquier County, Virginia; Obtained: 14 December 2007; SLJuhl,compiler
      Binn?s Genealogy Web Site; Copyrighted; Last updated: 8/31/2002;E-mail:
      1790/1800 Virginia Tax List Census Index with photo copies of actualpages of the census
      Name?s Personal Tax List A, B, C Page
      McCoy, John "A" 15 (22 May 1790)(Persons names chargiable with the Tax-oldest JohnMcCoy listed) Names of the males above the age of 16-John McCoy (b.older than c.1774 A.D.).
      McCoy, Joseph Sen. "B"30 (14 June 1790-Joseph Washington McCoy) (Please note, the indicationof senior does not necessarily mean that there was a Junior son, butcan also denote that the person is the oldest man by that name in avicinity. Since there are no Joseph Jr's indicated on the tax censuswith Joseph, this is probably the case of Joseph being the oldest bythat name in the vicinity. The Joseph McCoy mentioned below is on adifferent page of the Tax List. He may be related however to JosephSen., and a reason for the indication of Senior for the oldestJoseph.)
      I have also added Daniel as a sibling to Joseph, because of theindicated age of being over 21 years old to be responsible for his owntax, but am unsure if this is accurate. (Michael & I have an earlyapprenticeship of Daniel, but did not know where to place him, and hewas in the military as well. So, he would fit the age of a sibling.Plus, he is listed on the tax page before Joseph, and lived nearhim.).
      Mccoy, Daniel "B" 29 (24 May 1790)
      There is also a Joseph McCoy and another John McCoy. Two are livingin other households, Bodagert McCoy and Hesikiah McCoy, that are over16 years of age; Possibly working for the tax payers who are payingtheir taxes for them. I would suspect this is all the same family ofMcCoy's since they are all listed together in the same area, but howeach is related is unknown at present. More research needs to bedone on the others listed.

      1811 - 1812: - John McCoy is not on the tax records for 1811-1812 Coshocton County, Ohio. Only Joseph is listed as head of thehousehold early settler of the County. In 1814 A.D. Census TaxRecord for Coshocton County, Joseph had R-7; T-4; S-25 at that taxcensus. Coshocton did not become a County until 1811 A.D. Early OhioTax Records, Compiled by Esther Weygandt Powell; The Index of EarlyOhio Tax Records, Baltimore Genealogy Publishing Co., Inc. 1985.

      1820 - "Immigration to USA & Canada
      Pre-1820 Approximately 650,000 individuals of all nationalitiesarrived in America before 1820. Most were English and Welsh. Smallernumbers of German, Irish, Scotch-Irish, Dutch, French, Spanish,African, and other nationalities also arrived. These immigrants tendedto settle in the eastern, middle-Atlantic, and southern states. BeforeJanuary 1, 1820, the U.S. Federal Government did not require captainsor masters of vessels to present a passenger list to U.S. officials.The lists that remain for the period before 1820 are varied incontent. They range from name only lists to giving the person's fullname, age, and country of origin."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2837] Book-Joseph Washington McCoy 1766-1840 of Coshocton County, Ohio HisDescendants and Related Families, by, B. Isabel Lockard (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S2838] History of Coshocton County, Ohio Its Past and Present 1740-1881,compiled by N.N.Hill, Jr. A.A. Graham & Co., Publishers 1881, Copy in the Coshocton Public Library, Coshocton, Ohio (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S2839] Citation Text: Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in VirginiaExtracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta Countyc.1745-1800 A.D. by Lyman Chalkley. The submitter has givenpermission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently.

    4. [S2840] Citation Text: RESOURCE INFORMATION OBTAINED: 01 Nov 2004; fromEmelie Wilson, 2510 Opalstone Ter., San Rafael, CA 94903-1309 permail. Email address is: (sljuhl) HTML created byGED2HTML v3.Ob-UNREGISTERED (5/28/97) on Mon Jul 28 15:24:.

    5. [S2841] Citation Text: "The Branum-Gardner Family; from: web site Entries: 8856 Updated: Tue Mar 4 09:39:07 2003 Contact: gregg branumE-mail: ID: I.

    6. [S2842] Citation Text: Matches in Genealogy Library - Historical Records John McCoy found in: Genealogical Records:Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 Date: Nov14, 1772 Location: Augusta Co., VA Record ID: 34403.


    8. [S2844] Citation Text: Resources: Entries: 65068 Updated: 2004-08-07 20:47:30UTC (Sat) Contact: John Ott e-mail: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saintsweb page. ID: I54694 Name: John McCoy 1 Sex: M Ancest.