John "Devil Padre" McCoy

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John McCoy, Sr.

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Lincoln, MO, USA
Death: August 30, 1836 (60)
Washington On The Brazos, Gonzales, Republic of Texas
Place of Burial: Blanco, Blanco, Republic of Texas
Immediate Family:

Son of John McCoy and Martha McCoy
Husband of Nancy McCoy and Martha McCoy
Father of Timothy McCoy; Joseph Hill McCoy; Daniel McCoy; Louisa McCoy and Jesse McCoy (Immortal 32 Gonzales Ranger)
Brother of Daniel McCoy; Anne Annie McCoy; James McCoy, Sr and Joseph 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.


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John "Devil Padre" McCoy's Timeline

Lincoln, MO, USA
Age 15
Lincoln, KY, USA
Age 28
Gyorsburg, TN, USA
Age 29
Age 37
Lincoln, Benton County, Missouri, United States
Age 40
Missouri, United States
August 30, 1836
Age 60
Washington On The Brazos, Gonzales, Republic of Texas
Blanco, Blanco, Republic of Texas