John McCoy, Sr.
|Birthplace:||Lincoln, MO, USA|
|Death:||Died in Washington On The Brazos, Gonzales, Republic of Texas|
|Place of Burial:||Blanco, Blanco, Republic of Texas|
Son of John McCoy and Martha McCoy
|Occupation:||War of 1812 - Served with Daniel Boone's Mounted Rangers under Nathan Boone Lincoln Co., Mo.|
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About John "Devil Padre" McCoy
Mormon records show his death as 1838.
John McCoy Sr., son of John and Martha Humphrey McCoy, arrived with wife Martha and children Daniel and Louisa in 1827 and are listed in the 1828 census of the colony. They were among the first settlers of the DeWitt Colony at Old Station on the Lavaca. John McCoy, known as "Devil" or "Padre" McCoy by Indians and Mexicans, respectively, was apparently the head of the McCoy clan and an accomplished Indian fighter as were other McCoys serving under both Daniel Boone and son Capt. Nathan Boone in Missouri. John and Martha McCoy Sr. had children Joseph Hill, John Jr., James, Thomas, Jesse, Timothy, Samuel, Daniel and Louisa. Sons Jesse (b. 1804 in MO) and Joseph Hill (b. abt 1791 in KY) came to TX with their father in 1827 and are also listed in the 1828 census. The single John McCoy listed in the 1828 census from PA is believed also to be a son, John McCoy Jr. (b. abt 1794 in KY; d. BlancoCo, TX). Son Samuel McCoy (b. 1806 in MO) arrived later in 1829. Son James McCoy (b. 1796 in KY; m. Matilda?) also came to Texas and died at Goliad in 1836 while serving in Capt. Pettus' Company of San Antonio Grays. Daniel McCoy (b. 1813 LincolnCo, MO) married an Elizabeth and sister Louisa McCoy (b. 1816 LincolnCo, MO) married Thomas M. Mathews.
Served Daniel Boone's Mounted Rangers under Nathan Boone Lincoln Co., Mo.
Muster Roll Book 57, 101, 1334 San Jancito list, 2nd regmint Vol
Son Jesse McCoy one of 32 men from Gonzales killed at The Alamo
John McCoy Sr., is one of the Flint Hill McCoy brother's prior to living in Mo., they were in Harrison County, Kentucky. Flint Hill McCoy's were John, Daniel, Joseph and James. John came to Texas in 1827, in Mo before coming to Texas. John 'Padre' McCoy's headright grant was in northern DeWitt Co. A Creek was named by the McCoys, near the town of Concrete abt 1827 . A neighbor went to the Alamo with Jesse, Thomas R Miller.
John "Devil Padre" McCoy's Timeline
Lincoln, MO, USA
Lincoln, KY, USA
Gyorsburg, TN, USA
August 30, 1836
Washington On The Brazos, Gonzales, Republic of Texas
Blanco, Blanco, Republic of Texas