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Capt John McCoy

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of William McCoy and Jane McCoy
Husband of Sarah McCoy
Father of William McCoy; Jemima Hiner and John McCoy, Jr.

Occupation: 1735 moved to Highland Co
Managed by: Joyce Elaine Fling
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About Capt John McCoy

John commanded a company in the French and Indian War

Letter from John to Thomas Jefferson asking to be relieved of his commission in the militia, March 26, 1781 written in Staunton, Va.

 May It Please Your Excellency

To address you on a subject which I do with the utmost (unreadable) considering the situation our country is in. But nature prevails over every effort to the contrary of being able to undergo the fatigues of a campaign. Wherefore I humbly address you, hoping you would give me leave to resign my commission as a Captain in this county militia, which I have held for the space of five years and am now aged forty-nine;nothin would induce me to ask such a favor was it not that I am unable to discharge my duty as well as I could with owing to a complication of disorders which I have had upon me for sometime. Your complying with my request would much oblige.

Your Excellency's Most Humble Servant C John McCoy

To His Excellency Thomas Jefferson, Esq Governor of Virginia

His will was probated 20 Aug 1796, his burial site is 1 mile south of the HIner Farm in Highland Co. There is a Revolutionary War marker at his grave

His son, John Jr. was killed in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811

His son, William (1768-1835) was a member of Va State House of Delegates from 1798-1804

He is my4th great grandfather

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Capt John McCoy's Timeline

July 1714
September 20, 1768
Age 54
February 23, 1779
Age 64
Doe Hill, Highland County, Virginia, United States
Age 107