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Archibald McCoy

Birthplace: Washington County, Maryland, United States
Death: Died in Washington County, Maryland, United States
Place of Burial: Washington, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John McCoy, I, the Immigrant; John McCoy, Jr. and Elizabeth Missy McCoy
Husband of Elizabeth McCoy (Blair) and Elizabeth McCoy
Father of William 'Old William' McCoy, I; John W. McCoy, Sr.; James McCoy; Rachael Powell; Mary Powell and 8 others
Brother of David McCoy; John McCoy, II; William McCoy and Richard McCoy
Half brother of James Thomas McCoy and George McCoy

Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Archibald McCoy

Archibald McCoy was born in 1732 in Washington County, Maryland. He was the son of John McCoy, Sr., the Immigrant. He inherited the plantation called "Neglect," which had been his father's property, with its imposing stone mansion.

Archibald married Elizabeth Blair (b: Abt 1734) around the year 1751 in Washington County, Maryland. They had eleven children. He died on April 19, 1810, in Washington County, Maryland. It is believed he is buried at Neglect Plantation. In his will [see below], he directed that a section of land be dedicated as the family burial ground.

An Archibald McCoy appears in the 1790 US Census for Washington County, Maryland. There is not enough data on the census form to conclusively say this is our Archibald.

He wrote a will dated September 2, 1804, which was proven May 30, 1810. In this will, he names every child, calling his daughters by their married names. A transcript of Archibald's will is at the end of this Overview.

Children of Archibald McCoy and wife Elizabeth Blair:

  • William McCoy was born in 1752 in Washington Co., Maryland. He married Cordella or Cordelia Campbell in 1772 in Maryland. William was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He served in the Virginia Continental Line and was given a land grant in what is now Pike and Floyd counties, Kentucky. He and Cordella had 13 children. He died in Pike Co., Kentucky, in 1822.
  • John W. McCoy was born in 1755, in Washington Co., Md. He married Rebecca Blair - 12 children. Alexander, Sussanah, James, Brice, John W., Joseph, William, Edmund, Mary, Agnes, Archibald & George. He died in 1818, in Bedford Co., Pa.
  • James McCoy was born on 26 Mar 1757, in Washington Co., Md. He married Mary Cheney, and they had seven children: Jeremiah, John, Archibald, Naomi, James, William & Andrew. He died on 14 Feb 1838.
  • Rachel McCoy was born in 1758, in Washington Co., Md. She married Joseph Powell Abt. 1780 in Md. - 16 children. Mary, George, Archibald McCoy, Joseph, Sarah, Elizabeth, Thomas, Mary, Rachel, John, Jonathan, William,Robert, Susannah, Nancy & David.
  • Mary McCoy was born in 1759, in Washington Co., Md. She married George Powel or Powell June 19, 1779. They had two children - Mary & Rachel.
  • Susannah McCoy was born in 1762, in Washington Co., Md. She married Daniel Scott in Washington Co., Md. The had nine children: Mary Jane "Polly", Thomas, Benjamin, Susannah, Archibald, James D., John N., Henry & Elizabeth. She died on 18 Mar 1824 in Clermont Co., Ohio.
  • Lavina McCoy was born in 1764, in Washington Co., Md. No further information.
  • Lydia McCoy was born in 1766, in Washington Co., Md. She married a man named Elverston. No further information.
  • Elizabeth McCoy was born in 1768, in Washington Co., Md. She married an unknown man. No further information.
  • Nancy Agnes McCoy was born on 11 Jan 1769 in Washington Co., Md. She married Brice Blair on August 28, 1779 in Bedford Co., Pa. - 13 children. John, Archibald, Susannah, Mary Polly, Rachel, Rebecca, Susanna, Sarah, Edmund, James,Nancy, Elizabeth & Brice. She died in 1829.
  • Archibald McCoy, Jr. was born in 1772, in Washington Co., Md. He married (1) Ann Grower May 31, 1806 and (2) Mary Ferby January 12, 1812.
  • Edmund McCoy was born on 8 Aug 1776, in Washington Co., Md. He married Mary Bond February 29, 1796 - 12 children. John, Mary, Elizabeth, Archibald, Jelia/Jelis/Jelas, Edmund, George V., James Bond, Nancy, Susan, Walter & David. Death: 29 Feb 1828.

The Last Will of Archibald McCoy of Washington County, Maryland

In the name of God amen. I Archibald McCoy of Washington County and State of Maryland being in perfect health in body mind and memory blessed be Almighty God for the same considering the uncertainty of human life do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say:

  • First I will that all my legal debts and funeral charges be in due time discharged and paid by my executors.
  • Secondly I will and order that all my movables be equally divided amongst my daughters (the daughters they drawing their mother's share or part) Mary Powel, Rachel Powel, Agnes Blair, Susannah Smith and Levina McCoy.
  • I will further that my sons Edmond and Archibald pay unto my daughter Levina annually during her natural life legal interest of fifty pounds and after her decease the said Edmond and Archibald shall pay unto her eldest lawful heir the said sum of fifty pounds current money. But should she the said Levina die without issue then I will that the said fifty pounds be equally divided amongst the five brothers Edmond, Archibald, James, John and William.
  • And further I do for just reasons give and bequeath unto my son James and my daughters Lydia Elviston and Elizabeth White the sum of five shillings each and no more.
  • And further I also will and order that my sons Edmond and Archibald pay unto their brethren John and William the following legacies or sums of money, namely I will that Archibald pay his brother John the just and full sum of two hundred and fifty pounds current money of the state aforesaid,and unto William I will that Edmond pay the like sum of two hundred fifty pounds money aforesaid.
  • And further I give and bequeath to my sons Edmond and Archibald McCoy to them and their assigns forever all my plantation and tract of land situate in Washington County and state aforesaid and known by the name of Neglect being at present in their tenure excepting and reserving thereof only a small spot of about three rod in length and two rod in breadth for the purpose of a family burying ground being intended as such by my father John McCoy.
  • And lastly I do hereby make, ordain, constitute and appoint my two sons John and James McCoy sole executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and disannulling every other wills and testaments by me heretofore made and ordained. In witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of September in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four.

/s/Archibald McCoy

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Archibald McCoy to be his last will and testament in the presents of us who have at his request and in his presents hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to the same.

/s/John Ingram, /s/James Breathed, /s/Joseph Perrin

Washington County to wit. Be it remembered that on this 30 day of May 1810 personally appeared Joseph Ingram and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God and saith that he was present at the execution of the annexed will of Archibald McCoy and that the handwriting thereto signed is the proper handwriting of the said Archibald McCoy and at the time of the execution thereof this deponent verily believes to the best of his knowledge that the said deceased was of sound mind and further he saith not.

Certified by George C. Smoot, Reg.

Joseph Perrin a subscribing witness to the aforegoing instrument of writing purporting to be the testament and last will of Archibald McCoy deceased exhibited to the court for probate being duly summoned and sworn deposeth and saith that he signed the will as a witness and saw James Breathed sign also as a witness, that his impression was that they were witnessing the execution of the will of Archibald McCoy, who at the time appeared to the deponent of sound mind and capable of making av alid deed or contract.

Sworn in open court. Test. George C. Smoot, Reg.

James Breathed whose name is also subscribed to the foregoing testament and last will of Archibald McCoy deceased and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God and saith that the name James Breathed thereto subscribed is his own proper handwriting and that he subscribed his namethereto at the house of Joseph Ingram and that he verily believes the said instrument of writing to be the testament and last will of the said McCoy and that the words "signed and sealed" published and declared toabove his name he also verily believes to be true as there stated.

Certified by George C. Smoot, Reg.

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Archibald McCoy's Timeline

July 12, 1732
Washington County, Maryland, United States

Archilbald's siblings (children of John McCoy)
Archibald was the firstborn 12 Jul 1732 In Washington County, Maryland
2- David McCoy
3- William McCoy
4- Joel McCoy
5- John 11 McCoy

Age 19
Washington County, Maryland, Colonial America
March 23, 1755
Age 22
Washington County, Maryland, Colonial America
Age 24
Washington, Maryland
Age 25
Washington, Maryland
Age 26
Washington, Maryland
Age 27
Washington, Maryland
Age 29
Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland