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