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Captain John McCoy

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Died in Doe Hill, Highland County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William McCoy and Jane McCoy
Husband of Sarah McCoy
Father of William McCoy; Robert McCoy; Oliver McCoy; Jane McCoy; Jemima Hiner and 6 others
Brother of William McCoy; James McCoy and Elizabeth McCoy

Occupation: 1735 moved to Highland Co
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About Captain John McCoy

John commanded a company of volunteers in the French and Indian War.

He moved to Highland County in 1735. From Highland County Pioneer Families- John McCoy is listed as living in Augusta Co. (Highland) in 1773- 1 mile south of Doe Hill, Va

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.

I have a paper on the William Mc Coy ( his father) Family of Franklin, from the History of West Virginia, Old and New pub. 1923 by the American Historical Society, pg 390&391

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 I have a paper on the William Mc Coy ( his frothier) Family of Franklin, from the History of West Virginia, Old and New pub. 1923 by the American Historical Society, pg 390&391 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

Buried at Old HIner Farm which was either owned by Jacob Burner HIner and Sarah Mccoy, or Harmon and Jemima McCoy HIner .

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Captain John McCoy's Timeline

1735
1735
Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA
1761
November 26, 1761
Age 26
Augusta County, Virginia, United States
1765
January 26, 1765
Age 30
Doe Hill, Highland County, Virginia, United States
1766
October 15, 1766
Age 31
Augusta County, Virginia, United States
1768
September 20, 1768
Age 33
Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, United States
1770
1770
Age 35
Augusta County, Virginia, United States
1772
November 5, 1772
Age 37
1774
September 4, 1774
Age 39
Doe Hill, Highland County, Virginia, United States
1776
October 30, 1776
Age 41
Lewis County, West Virginia, United States
1779
February 23, 1779
Age 44
Doe Hill, Highland County, Virginia, United States