_David MCCOY ________ | (1798 - 1829) m 1816 _Thaddeus MCCOY _____| | (1822 - 1852) m 1844| | |_Louisa MARCEL ______+ | (1799 - 1885) m 1816 _Oscar MCCOY ________| | (1847 - 1905) | | | _____________________ | | | | |_Susan NIGHSWONGER __| | (1828 - 1880) m 1844| | |_____________________ | | |--Blanche Emma MCCOY | (1895 - 1973) | _____________________ | | | _____________________| | | | | | |_____________________ | | |_Laura E. SIDES _____| (1855 - 1949) | | _____________________ | | |_____________________| | |_____________________
still living - details excluded
_Melvin Walter MCCOY _______+ | (1886 - 1953) m 1912 _Ralph Edward MCCOY ______| | | | |_Luella Pearl Sophia GEITZ _ | (1889 - ....) m 1912 _Robert Allan MCCOY _| | | | | ____________________________ | | | | |_Melba Elizbeth MCKIBBEN _| | | | |____________________________ | | |--Bonnie Sue MCCOY | | ____________________________ | | | __________________________| | | | | | |____________________________ | | |_Carolyn MORGAN _____| | | ____________________________ | | |__________________________| | |____________________________
_Fred MCCOY _____________+ | (1868 - 1947) m 1898 _John Wyman MCCOY ___________| | (1898 - 1979) m 1921 | | |_Lillian Gertrude BAIRD _+ | (1875 - 1960) m 1898 _John Wayne MCCOY ___| | (1922 - 2023) | | | _Walter Moses VICTOR ____+ | | | (1865 - 1933) m 1892 | |_Gertrude Marguerite VICTOR _| | (1903 - 1993) m 1921 | | |_Eulia Rose May REEDY ___+ | (1877 - 1967) m 1892 | |--Bruce Edward MCCOY | | _Henry Nickey RICE ______+ | | (1843 - 1935) m 1866 | _William Jenner RICE ________| | | (1878 - 1962) m 1909 | | | |_Sarah Ellen REED _______+ | | (1845 - 1932) m 1866 |_Alice Eleanor RICE _| (1925 - 2020) | | _Thomas Julien BROCK ____+ | | (1852 - 1915) m 1879 |_Laura Claire BROCK _________| (1889 - 1944) m 1909 | |_Mary Jane REA __________+ (1858 - 1952) m 1879
still living - details excluded
_William MCCOY _______+ | (1832 - 1903) m 1863 _Elmer Elsworth MCCOY ___| | (1862 - 1947) m 1882 | | |_Susan Jane SCANLAND _+ | (1838 - 1930) m 1863 _Homer Walter MCCOY _| | (1894 - 1974) m 1919| | | ______________________ | | | | |_Sarah Isabella OSBORNE _| | (1864 - 1943) m 1882 | | |______________________ | | |--Carolyn MCCOY | | ______________________ | | | _________________________| | | | | | |______________________ | | |_Laura C. HOLMES ____| (1896 - 1963) m 1919| | ______________________ | | |_________________________| | |______________________
 per 1880 census
_David MCCOY ________ | (1798 - 1829) m 1816 _Oscar MCCOY ________| | (1820 - 1844) m 1841| | |_Louisa MARCEL ______+ | (1799 - 1885) m 1816 _David C. MCCOY __________| | (1841 - 1878) m 1864 | | | _Moses STUART _______ | | | (1792 - 1874) m 1817 | |_Letitia STUART _____| | (1823 - 1844) m 1841| | |_Terressa CANNON ____ | (1801 - 1886) m 1817 | |--Carrie L. MCCOY | (1868 - 1920) | _____________________ | | | _____________________| | | | | | |_____________________ | | |_Harriet (Hattie) WILSON _| (1850 - 1928) m 1864 | | _____________________ | | |_____________________| | |_____________________
_Samuel MCCOY _______+ | (1797 - 1882) m 1819 _George W. MCCOY ____| | (1831 - 1921) m 1853| | |_Sally PILSON _______+ | (1796 - 1835) m 1819 _Samuel Turner MCCOY ___________| | (1860 - 1932) m 1880 | | | _James HARPER _______ | | | (1810 - 1886) m 1822 | |_Sarah HARPER _______| | (1835 - 1868) m 1853| | |_Mahala GROVER ______ | (.... - 1854) m 1822 | |--Catherine E. MCCOY | (1889 - ....) | _____________________ | | | _____________________| | | | | | |_____________________ | | |_Mary (Molly) Elizabeth MCCABE _| (1860 - 1947) m 1880 | | _____________________ | | |_____________________| | |_____________________
still living - details excluded
_Melvin Walter MCCOY _______+ | (1886 - 1953) m 1912 _Ralph Edward MCCOY ______| | | | |_Luella Pearl Sophia GEITZ _ | (1889 - ....) m 1912 _Robert Allan MCCOY _| | | | | ____________________________ | | | | |_Melba Elizbeth MCKIBBEN _| | | | |____________________________ | | |--Charles David MCCOY | | ____________________________ | | | __________________________| | | | | | |____________________________ | | |_Carolyn MORGAN _____| | | ____________________________ | | |__________________________| | |____________________________
 However, information from Pat Fusselman says 1872.
_Alexander MCCOY ____ | (1770 - 1841) m 1796 _Alexander MCCOY ____| | (1815 - 1897) m 1837| | |_Hannah MCCULLOUGH __+ | (.... - 1815) m 1796 _George W. MCCOY ____| | (1839 - 1887) m 1861| | | _____________________ | | | | |_Emily HEMPHILL _____| | (.... - 1846) m 1837| | |_____________________ | | |--Charles Theodore MCCOY | (1861 - 1862) | _____________________ | | | _____________________| | | | | | |_____________________ | | |_Huldah BRIGGS ______| (1843 - 1925) m 1861| | _____________________ | | |_____________________| | |_____________________
_Alexander MCCOY ____+ | (1815 - 1897) m 1837 _George W. MCCOY ____| | (1839 - 1887) m 1861| | |_Emily HEMPHILL _____ | (.... - 1846) m 1837 _Frederick Woodson MCCOY _| | (1878 - 1947) m 1899 | | | _____________________ | | | | |_Huldah BRIGGS ______| | (1843 - 1925) m 1861| | |_____________________ | | |--Charles W. MCCOY | (1908 - 1912) | _____________________ | | | _____________________| | | | | | |_____________________ | | |_Rose O'CONNOR ___________| (1882 - 1964) m 1899 | | _____________________ | | |_____________________| | |_____________________
_Alexander MCCOY _____ | (1770 - 1841) _John Wingate MCCOY ________| | (1794 - 1877) m 1828 | | |______________________ | _John Wesley MCCOY _________| | (1834 - 1911) m 1856 | | | _Reuben SMITH ________ | | | (1767 - 1840) m 1788 | |_Elizabeth SMITH ___________| | (1810 - 1880) m 1828 | | |_Sarah Beach CLARK ___ | (1773 - 1834) m 1788 | |--Charles Wesley MCCOY | (1863 - 1957) | _James WHITESIDE _____+ | | (.... - 1847) m 1799 | _Isaac Slaughter WHITESIDE _| | | (1806 - 1882) m 1832 | | | |_Elizabeth SLAUGHTER _+ | | (1779 - 1835) m 1799 |_Louisa Adelaide WHITESIDE _| (1836 - 1903) m 1856 | | _David MCCOY _________ | | (1798 - 1829) m 1816 |_Georgette MCCOY ___________| (1816 - 1896) m 1832 | |_Louisa MARCEL _______+ (1799 - 1885) m 1816
_Samuel MCCOY _______+ | (1797 - 1882) m 1819 _John Alexander MCCOY _| | (1825 - 1880) m 1845 | | |_Sally PILSON _______+ | (1796 - 1835) m 1819 _George W. MCCOY ___________| | (1859 - 1885) m 1877 | | | _Edward PERRY _______+ | | | (1800 - 1875) m 1821 | |_Nancy PERRY __________| | (1822 - 1903) m 1845 | | |_Lucy HARPER ________ | (1802 - 1851) m 1821 | |--Charles William MCCOY | (1885 - ....) | _____________________ | | | _______________________| | | | | | |_____________________ | | |_Sarah C. (Hannah?) LASTER _| (1859 - 1885) m 1877 | | _____________________ | | |_______________________| | |_____________________
still living - details excluded
_Melvin Stoner MCCOY _+ | (1855 - 1916) m 1880 _Ralph Owen MCCOY ___| | (1881 - 1956) m 1917| | |_Nancy Isabel HILL ___ | (1856 - 1916) m 1880 _Maurice Stoner MCCOY ____________| | | | | ______________________ | | | | |_Martha Oral SIX ____| | (1884 - 1958) m 1917| | |______________________ | | |--Claire Barbara MCCOY | | ______________________ | | | _____________________| | | | | | |______________________ | | |_Frances Teresa Barbara REZNICEK _| | | ______________________ | | |_____________________| | |______________________
_Samuel MCCOY _______+ | (1797 - 1882) m 1819 _George W. MCCOY ____| | (1831 - 1921) m 1853| | |_Sally PILSON _______+ | (1796 - 1835) m 1819 _Samuel Turner MCCOY ___________| | (1860 - 1932) m 1880 | | | _James HARPER _______ | | | (1810 - 1886) m 1822 | |_Sarah HARPER _______| | (1835 - 1868) m 1853| | |_Mahala GROVER ______ | (.... - 1854) m 1822 | |--Clara Edith MCCOY | (1881 - ....) | _____________________ | | | _____________________| | | | | | |_____________________ | | |_Mary (Molly) Elizabeth MCCABE _| (1860 - 1947) m 1880 | | _____________________ | | |_____________________| | |_____________________
 Brown Co. marriage records Book B, #1.
__ | _Alexander MCCOY ____| | (1770 - 1841) | | |__ | _John Wingate MCCOY _| | (1794 - 1877) m 1828| | | __ | | | | |_____________________| | | | |__ | | |--Clarinda MCCOY | (1830 - 1922) | __ | | | _Reuben SMITH _______| | | (1767 - 1840) m 1788| | | |__ | | |_Elizabeth SMITH ____| (1810 - 1880) m 1828| | __ | | |_Sarah Beach CLARK __| (1773 - 1834) m 1788| |__
When he registered for the draft in 1918, he was a driller at Union Iron Works, living at 2027 Curtis St., Oakland, CA. His next of kin was his mother, Alma McCoy, living in Petaluma, CA.
_John Alexander MCCOY _+ | (1825 - 1880) m 1845 _George W. MCCOY ___________| | (1859 - 1885) m 1877 | | |_Nancy PERRY __________+ | (1822 - 1903) m 1845 _Ralph C. MCCOY _____| | (1878 - 1930) m 1897| | | _______________________ | | | | |_Sarah C. (Hannah?) LASTER _| | (1859 - 1885) m 1877 | | |_______________________ | | |--Clyde MCCOY | (1898 - ....) | _______________________ | | | _John S. FORE ______________| | | | | | |_______________________ | | |_Alma FORE __________| (1874 - 1918) m 1897| | _______________________ | | |_Lucy NOKES ________________| | |_______________________
There is some doubt about her dates. While internet sources give the birth date as 31 aug 1842, in Indiana, she is clearly age 12, born in Ohio, in the 1850 census record of this family. By 1860, she is married, with her husband William R. Patton, in Edgar Co., Illinois, age 23, born in Ohio. The 1842 date is not accepted. Both she and her husband are buried in Bethesda Cemetery, Sugarcreek Tp., Vigo Co., Indiana, where her dates are 1838-1934.
__ | _Isaac MCCOY ________| | (1756 - 1797) | | |__ | _Thomas Jefferson MCCOY _| | (1789 - 1861) m 1825 | | | __ | | | | |_Lydia GADDIS _______| | (1766 - 1824) | | |__ | | |--Cynthia Ann MCCOY | (1838 - 1934) | __ | | | _Reuben SMITH _______| | | (1767 - 1840) m 1788| | | |__ | | |_Mary Ann D. SMITH ______| (1805 - 1892) m 1825 | | __ | | |_Sarah Beach CLARK __| (1773 - 1834) m 1788| |__
His given name was for many years uncertain. He is called Reuben in one of Don Whiteside's publications that included the connection to Jean Pierre Samuel Marcel, but another of Don Whiteside's publications says that the Casteen family thought his name was David. Present-day descendants of the Casteen family of Brown Co., IL seem to be unaware of the reported connection of our McCoy line to the Casteen family. Records might be sought in Gallatin Co., KY (birthplace claimed for Georgette McCoy); Hamilton Co., OH (where most of Isaac Whitesides' family lived); Warren Co., OH (where Georgette McCoy was married); Butler Co., OH (where Louisa "Marcelles" remarried); and Montgomery Co., OH (where the younger David McCoy was living after the death of Oscar, and where Oscar was married). It would be helpful to locate any additional record of this family between 1830 and 1844.
A document that resolves some of the questions has turned up in papers from the Marcel family of Haguenau, Bas-Rhin, France, a most remarkable discovery! It is a power-of-attorney dated in 1824, and then authenticated in the county court of Jessamine County in 1825. At some point it became necessary for the Marcel family in Kentucky to provide a power-of-attorney so that estates in Switzerland could be liquidated and the funds given to the Marcel children. For this purpose, Jean Marcel had designated his cousin Louis Marcel, and Louis Meyer (an attorney at Lausanne, possibly also a relative). Exactly how this document came into the possession of the branch of the family in Haguenau is not certain. It bears the signatures of Jane M. Caldwell, David McCoy (the surname would be indecipherable in any other context), Louisa McCoy Marcel (this is the correct order of the surnames, if she were writing her name in Switzerland), John Marcel, and Charles M. L. Marcel. It also names the other daughter, Marie Marcel, noting that she is a minor. The document mentions a bequest from Julie Johannot to the children of Jean Marcel, as well as a bequest from a "Madame Kuhn" (not further identified, except that she was from Lausanne; it is also possible the correct name should be K�hn or K�hne). The document also says that David McCoy and his wife lived in Henry County, KY — our first evidence that places them in a specific place at a known date.
(We can speculate that the papers of Louis Marcel could have been passed to his nephew Henri Sim�on Marcel, whose widow was living in Paris at the same time that Louise Beck returned to Haguenau after the death of her husband Henry Charles Marcel in New York City in 1882. Henry Charles was the son of Henri Sim�on. It is possible that Henri Sim�on's widow might have given her husband's papers to Louise Beck. There is at least one reference in the Marcel family papers at the ACV, that Louis Marcel had a packet of papers relating to Jean Marcel.)
A possible "David McCoy Jr." is found on the tax list of Fayette Co., KY of 1818, recorded immediately after John Marcel. Also, tax lists of Warren Co., OH for 1827-1833 show a David McCay/McKay. One deed mentioning property formerly owned by David McCoy and John Sterret is dated 19 jul 1826 (Warren Co. Deeds, vol. 13, p. 91 — the property was 55 acres on the Little Miami River in Hamilton Township, sold by William Lytle and Margaret his wife, formerly property of John Sterrett and David McCoy, assignees for Abraham McClelland, part of John McElhaney's survey number 1497 in the Virginia Military District — and that could mean John Sterret and David McCoy had purchased Abraham McClelland's rights to a Virginia military land warrant).
Initially, we assumed that David must have been dead by the time his daughter Georgette was married, 23 sep 1832, because the consent was signed by Louisa McCoy and her father. But it was also conceivable that David was not dead, but merely unavailable. For example, he could have been ill, or perhaps traveling. The Ohio tax lists show that a David McCoy was taxed for 200 acres in entry 1497, in Hamilton Tp., until 1833. In 1834, the same land was taxed to Joseph Kibby. However, there is still no evidence that would allow us to identify the David McCoy of Warren Co. with the David McCoy who married Louisa Marcel.
The tax lists of Henry Co., KY first mention David McCoy in 1819 (1 male over age 21). He is there also in 1820 and 1821 (1 horse). The list for 1822 is mostly illegible due to water damage; we could not locate an entry for David McCoy. In 1823, he is taxed for the first time for land: 5 acres on the waters of Barebone Creek. He does not appear on later lists for Henry County, because he was in the part of Henry County from which Oldham County was formed in 1824. The Oldham County tax lists for 1824 are again damaged by water, and the list for 1825, while apparently intact, was filmed so badly out of focus that we were unable to spot David McCoy. In 1826 (still Oldham County), he was taxed for the same 5 acres on Barebone Creek (originally entered by John West). He was also taxed for 1 horse. In 1827, he was taxed not only for the 5 acres, but also for three town lots (entered by May and Banister?), one black male under the age of 16, and one horse. In 1828 and 1829, he is taxed for the 5 acres (entered by John West), but there are now 4 town lots, and the black male is gone. The lists for 1830 include a David McKey (no property, 1 male over 21, 3 horses), but this may not be our David. We were not able to locate his 5 acres under any other name. That might mean that the person to whom it was taxed in 1830 was living in a different county: the entries on the tax lists were supposed to be made in the county of residence, rather than the county in which the property was located. (See below, it is now clear that David died in 1829, and that his heirs, who would have been liable for the property tax, had left the area.)
Even though David McCoy was taxed for the 5 acres on Barebone Creek beginning in 1823, as well as at least 4 town lots, we found no deeds for him in Henry County. The deed for the purchase of the 5 acres was found in Oldham County, Deed Book A, p. 450, dated 30 oct 1827. He had purchased the property from Willis G. Conduitt of Morgan County, Indiana for $500. The deed was recorded in Oldham County 10 may 1828. We suppose that he had contracted to purchase the property in 1822-1823, at which time he became liable for the property taxes, but had not paid the entire sum of $500 to Conduitt until October, 1827, perhaps with funds from the Swiss bequests mentioned above. The property was evidently not far from the town of Bedford (now in Trimble County) on the west side of the road leading toward Madison, Indiana. It was roughly triangular in shape.
We did not find any deeds for the town lots in the records of Oldham County, so we suppose that he had not completed his payments on them. (See below, at least two of the town lots figured in the settlement of his estate.)
The Oldham County Will Book 1 contains reports of administrations as well. The inventory and sale of David McCoy's personal estate is reported on pages 149-150 (03 oct and 12 oct 1829), with the final settlement reported on page 177 (19 oct 1830). He did not leave a will, and the only genealogical clue in the proceedings is a mention of a debt of $30 owed to him by James McCoy — a note declared "not good". James McCoy must have been a relative, but he had either died or could not be found by the administrators. The inventory shows that David McCoy (in one place called a "Mechanic") was a cabinetmaker with a large stock of cherry and poplar lumber, carpentry tools, and supplies such as varnish, turpentine, hinges, etc. However, the value of the estate was very modest. The proceedings in the will book do not indicate what became of the real estate. It is possible that the Oldham County Courthouse still has the case file for this estate. Further information about the settlement of his estate and other matters is found in the microfilmed court order books and deed books, and in one of these (Oldham Co. Circuit Court Order Book B, p. 390), 25 jul 1832, the heirs are listed: Louise McCoy, Georgette McCoy, Oscar McCoy, Thaddeus McCoy, James Robert McCoy, and Lucy McCoy, all of whom have left the state, and (p. 531, etc.) James L. Young has a claim of $200 against these heirs, owed to him by David McCoy's estate, for which lots 18 and 20 are to be sold. As Georgette was married to Isaac Whiteside in September, 1832 in Warren Co., Ohio, it seems likely that the whole family had removed to Warren Co., but we have no evidence of what they may have been doing there, apart from the fact that Jean Pierre Samuel Marcel was apparently working in the same area.
The only clue to David's origins so far discovered is the tax list of 1818 in Fayette Co., where David McCoy Jr. appears next to John Marcel (i.e., he was the next person whose surname began with M to be enumerated in his district). The first appearance of a David McCoy (presumably the one later to be designated as David McCoy Sr.) is in the 1801 tax list for Fayette Co. There are three separate lists for each year at that period: one is usually labeled as pertaining to residents within the bounds of the 8th Regiment, another includes a section for the "town of Lexington", and the third, where David McCoy is found, apparently has no specific label at all. In any case, this David McCoy (presumably Senior) has no land, and his household has only one white male over the age of 21.
While there is no evidence that our David McCoy ever lived in Jessamine Co., KY, as he appears first in Fayette Co. and then in Henry Co., the Marcel family did in fact live in Jessamine Co. for some time. There is a will in Jessamine County for David McKee Sr., dated 27 jul 1825 and admitted to probate in the September, 1825 term of the court (Probate Record C, 451, with further proceedings on pages 495, 482 and vol. D, pp. 39 and 112), mentioning among other heirs his sons James and David Jr. David Jr. was one of the executors, mentioned in the probate records of this county as late as 1828. Could this "McKee" family be the "McCoy" family associated with the Marcels? There is also mention in the will of a son Robert McKee. Now, David McKee Jr. seems to have inherited a portion of his father's farm in Jessamine Co. One possible way to decide whether David McKee Jr. and David McCoy Jr. are the same person would be to determine whether that part of the farm was sold, and if so, whether the wife's name on the deed was Louisa. If there is evidence of David McKee in Jessamine county after 1829, or if the farm was sold and a wife other than Louisa is named, then David McKee Jr. was not the same person as David McCoy Jr. There do not appear to be any further probates for the sons of David McKee Sr. in Jessamine County, suggesting that they sold their properties and moved away. These possibilities need to be investigated further, but, as discussed below, a connection with the McKee family seems increasingly unlikely.
With the discovery of David McCoy on the tax lists of Henry County, it now seems likely that he is the David McCay or McCoy on the 1820 census there (page with stamped number 204). That family had one son under the age of 10, David McCay or McCoy himself age 26-44 (thus born no later than 1794, if this entry is correct), a daughter under the age 10, and the wife over the age of 45. The children are of the right age to be Georgette and Oscar, but the age of the wife is certainly not correct if she is Louisa Marcel, who should have been in the 16-25 age group. For the moment, we place David's birth "before 1798", because he was certainly at least age 21 when he first appeared on the tax lists. While the most likely place for David McCoy Sr. in the 1810 census is Fayette Co., KY, we were unable to find him in that census.
A clue to later events is found in the abstracts of Oldham Co., Kentucky Deed Book C, 1830-1836, as published by Donna Stark Thompson. She reports the following on page 225: 17 mar 1834, James L. Young and Frances his wife, [quitclaim?] for $150, Lot number 20 in the town of Bedford, the same lately conveyed to me by Isaac B. Gwathmey (he was the Clerck of the Circuit Court, his name sometimes also spelled Gwathney), commissioner appointed by the Chancellor in the case of myself against the heirs of David McCoy. This transaction was evidently the result of court proceedings, see below. Some of the county records have been microfilmed, among others: "County Court Order Books" 1-2, 1823-1838, FHL microfilm #482426, apparently distinct from the Circuit Court Order Books, designated B-E on #2111496; also deed index 1825-1902 on #482412.
There is fairly strong circumstantial evidence to suggest the idea that this McCoy family is the one called McKee in accounts of the history of Woodford County, Kentucky. In the Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society vol. 19, 1921, in the course of a serialized history of Woodford County by William E. Railey, we find an account of a McKee family, of Scots-Irish ancestry, who had settled in Lancester County, Pennsylvania before moving to Virginia and then to Kentucky. Among them we find David McKee Senior and Junior. Among other facts, we find that David McKee Sr. of Jessamine County had married Ann Dunlap on 16 sep 1788 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. She was born in December, 1765, daughter of Robert Dunlap and Mary Gay. This David McKee, born about 1760, was the son of John McKee (will dated October, 1791, died 02 mar 1792 in Rockbridge County, Virginia) and Jane Logan. The account says that David McKee Jr. lived for many years in Woodford County, but that the author was unable to locate any further information—a lapse that makes us suppose that David McKee Jr. had in fact gone in some other direction, and was very likely our David McCoy, husband of Louisa Marcel! Other names that figure in this family include Robert and James. While the account is very detailed, it is sometimes difficult to follow, but with a careful reading, it should be possible to construct a workable genealogy. One difficulty is that some published accounts of the family of this David McKee Sr. (Ancestry.com, for example) place the birth of David McKee Jr. in 1805, far too late to be the husband of Louisa Marcel. Various other dates for the birth of David McKee Jr. can be found on the internet, ranging at least from 1803 to 1809. The source of the birth dates for the children of David Sr. in these genealogies is unknown, but no sources were listed. It is entirely possible that they are speculative and that the order of the births is in fact unknown. The information about John McKee and Jane Logan comes from bible records and other sources presented by George Wilson McKee in The McKees of Virginia and Kentucky (1891). There seem to be no convincing sources for the tree on FamilySearch.org, where a long list of children is attributed to David McKee and Ann Dunlap. One possible explanation for the discrepancies might be that the David McKee who married Ann Dunlap was not in fact the same David McKee Sr. who lived in Jessamine County! In other words, it is possible that this family has no connection with Jessamine Co. at all, and our David McCoy Sr. and Jr. are an entirely different family from the one associated with Woodford Co. The FamilySearch tree says this David McKee died in Nicholasville, Jessamine Co., indicating that there is a record on Find-a-Grave, but there seems to be no such record, while the same tree says he was buried in Garrard Co., no source given.
For another attempt at clarifying these disparate statements, we examined Beatrice Mackey Doughtie's The Mackeys (variously spelled) and allied families (1957, [Decatur, GA?]), where we find (beginning on p. 261) an account of four brothers, Robert, John, William, and James McKee of Rockbridge Co., Virginia, supposed to have come from County Down, Ireland to what is now Lancaster Co., PA "at an early date". Of these, Robert McKee settled at Kerr's Creek in what is now Rockbridge Co., and died 11 jun 1774 age 82. With his wife Agnes, he had two sons, William (1732-1816) and John (d. 1780). William, son of Robert, was born in 1732 in Ireland, and died 11 oct 1816 in Garrard Co., KY (sources include Calico's History of Garrard Co., KY p. 254). Among the children here attributed to William son of Robert McKee is David Logan McKee, whose dates are given as 1786-1830. This David Logan McKee married Elizabeth Brown Letcher and had 8 children, none of them named David. The FamilySearch tree includes an image of a bible record with this marriage. There is nothing in The Mackeys to link this David to Jessamine Co., KY. Bible records for this family are provided in The Mackeys, p. 264, then in the possession of Jane Logan Duncan of Garrard Co., Ky., showing David Logan McKee b. 19 jul 1786.
Returning to the four brothers, Robert, John, William, and James, The Mackeys continues, p. 265: This John McKee married Jane Logan in 1744, who was killed in one of the Indian raids in Rockbridge Co. in 1763, them married Rosannah Cunningham. He died at age 84, leaving a will probated 03 apr 1792, naming his children, including a David McKee whose dates are not known. This is the David McKee who is said to have married Ann Dunlap and "finally settled in Jessamine Co., near Nicholasville, where he was one of the founders of the old Cedar Creek Presbyterian Church, in which he was an elder when he died." "They had a large family, among whom was ... David McKee Jr., resided in Woodford Co., Ky." For this group, The Mackeys also lists "Bible Records" (p. 265), showing the marriages of John McKee to Jane Logan (29 jan 1744) and Rosannah Cunningham (12 dec 1765), the death of John McKee 02 mar 1792, the deaths of his wives, and some dates for his children, including David McKee, b. 25 feb 1760. These records were in the possession of O. B. Dunlap, of Garrard Co., KY.
The above seems to establish that there were two David McKee's, one the grandson of Robert (this is the one called David Logan McKee, 1786-1830, who married Elizabeth Brown Letcher), the other the son of Robert's brother John (b. 1760, this is the David McKee who married Ann Dunlap). It appears that these two men have been combined in the FamilySearch tree, which lists one David Logan McKee with two wives, Ann Dunlap and Elizabeth Brown Letcher.
The next order of business is to discover which among the children attributed to these two David's in the FamilySearch tree are plausibly the children of each one of them. For David Logan McKee and Elizabeth Letcher, The Mackeys lists children: Nancy m. Dudley Denton, Patsy m. Wm. H. Kinnard, Betty m. Thos. Pope, Miriam m. Thos. Bishop, Robert McKee, attorney in New Orleans, William McKee, invalid, and Samuel F. McKee, attorney, Leavenworth, Kansas (service in the Mexican War). For the elder David McKee, supposed to have married Ann Dunlap and settled in Jessamine Co., the only child listed in David Jr. of Woodford Co., for whom no Bible records or other sources are noted.
FamilySearch shows, however, that David Logan McKee has dates 1760-1825, and his wife Elizabeth Brown Letcher 1790-1862, and only one child, Nancy Williams McKee 1824-1912 who married Judge Dudley Harrison Denton. The Bible record ("Family Record" image added by "CarolSzarowicz") shows that David and Elizabeth were married 03 dec 1812, and that they also had a daughter Marion E. who married Thomas Bishop 01 mar 1832, and a daughter Elizabeth who married Thomas W. Pope 22 ? jan 1834 — thus accounting for Miriam and Betty from The Mackeys. No other useful sources that clearly establish relationships are noted on the FamilySearch tree. The children of this hybrid "David Logan McKee" by Ann Dunlap in the FamilySearch tree bear little resemblance to the information in The Mackeys, and there are no attached sources that establish their relationship to their supposed parents.
As there is nothing in the various "McKee" genealogies to suggest a link to Fayette Co., KY, we think the most likely solution is that these families are not connected with our David McCoy or McCay Sr. and Jr. of Fayette Co., and that the fact that our Marcel family moved into Jessamine Co. for a few years is simply a coincidence.
Returning to the documentary evicence concerning this family in Oldham Co., we found several items: In the index to civil cases, "cross index", 1824-1911 (FHL microfilm #2111498, item 4), we spotted two cases. The first, Reuben Gatewood vs. David McCoy etc., 11 oct 1826, No. 33, bundle 3. The second, James L. Young vs. David McCoy's heirs, 23 feb 1832, No. 167, bundle 16. The "bundles" may still exist in the archives of Oldham Co., and the dates provide the key to locating the case in the order books of the Circuit Court. Order Book A, which should have contained the first case, is lost, but we found the second case in Order Books B and C (FHL microfilm #2111496). James L. Young had made a claim against the administrators William Gatewood and Wesley J. Wright and the heirs Louise McCoy, Georgette McCoy, Oscar McCoy, Thaddeus McCoy, James Robert McCoy (this is the only place where the child Robert is called James Robert), and Lucy McCoy, who had left the area (B:390, 25 jul 1832, the heirs described as "non residents of the State"). The case was continued and eventually (B:531, 08 jun 1833) dismissed, with an order to sell lots 18 and 20 from the estate of David McCoy. Lot 20 (five acres) was eventually sold to Robert O'Brien (B:572, 13 sep 1833, and (Order Book C:16, 18 feb 1834) the deed was approved. We continued the search through the next term of the Circuit Court in June, 1834, no further proceedings were found. However, Order Book C lacks an index.
We also checked the separate Order Books of the "County Court". In Book 1, we found (p. 17, 15 mar 1824), "On the motion of David McCoy, leave is given him to keep tavern at his own house in the County upon his entering into bond in the penalty of £100 conditioned according to law" (using the £ sign instead of the $ sign!), with security Jack Pryor (the county sheriff; since Oldham Co. had only just been organized, it is possible that David McCoy had already been running a tavern in his house while his property was still part of Henry Co.). In Book 2, we found additional information about the settlement of his estate. 21 sep 1829 (pp. 1-2), "On the motion of William Gatewood and Wesley J. Wright and they having taken the oath required by law and entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of three hundred dollars with Jack Pryor and Nelson Wright their securities conditioned according to law, letters of administration granted them on the estate of David McCoy deceased in due form of law." — "On the motion of William Gatewood and Wesley J. Wright Adminstrators of David McCoy deceased. It is ordered by the Court that David Latty, William McClellan, Reuben Gatewood and Noah Parker or any three of them being first sworn, be and are appointed appraisers to appraise the personal estate and negroes if any of David M. McCoy deceased and return an inventory thereof to Court." 16 nov 1829 (p. 17), "An inventory and appraisement of the estate of David McCoy was produced in Court, examined and approved of by the Court, and ordered to be recorded." — "An account of sales of the estate of David McCoy deceased was produced in Court, examined and approved of by the Court and ordered to be recorded." 19 oct 1830 (pp. 64 and 67), "On the motion of William Gatewood and Wesley J. Wright Administrators of David McCoy deceased. It is orderre by the Court that John Redd and Moses Tardy being first sworn, be and they are appointed Commissioners to settle with them as Administrators aforesaid and report to Court." — "The Commissioners heretofore appointed on the motion of William Gatewood and Wesley J. Wright Administrators of David McCoy deceased to settle with them as Administrators aforesaid this day made their report which was examined and approved of by the Court and was ordered to be recorded."
A similar search of the court records of Fayette and Henry Cos. remains to be undertaken.
Some partial results (excluding McKee, McGee, Mackey, etc.): Fayette Co., index of Circuit Court cases, 1806, David McCoy vs. Christopher Keiser, box 107. 1809, Kenneth McCoy vs. John P. Wagner, 2 cases, box 172; Basil Duke vs. Kenneth McCoy, box 166. 1811, James Ballard vs. David McCoy, box 200. 1812: David McCoy vs. Henry C. Clay, box 231, Kenneth McKoy vs. James P. Wagner, 2 cases, box 251. 1814: McCoy & Giteal (?) vs. Kearns & Milligan, box 290, Barbara Lingenfelter vs. Neal McCoy, box 281, Joseph Barnett vs. Francis McCoy, box 294. 1816, Robert McCoy vs. Joshua Rucker, box 337, Martin McCoy vs. David Montgomery, box 354, Neil McCoy vs. James Kernes (?), box 354, Robert McCoy vs. James Logue, box 354, James Kernes (?) vs. McCoy & O'Neal, box 354, Robert McCoy vs. Charles Neill, box 370, Davis (? — error for David ?) McCoy vs. Thomas Oliver, box 372. 1818, F. O'Neil vs. N. McCoy, box 399, Prather's executors (?) vs. McCoy & Schasts, box 403, E. B. Pearson vs. Robert McCoy, 2 cases, boxes 403 and 405. 1819, Neal McCoy vs. Francis O'Neal, box 429, Commonwealth of Kentucky vs. Benjamin McCoy, box 439, E. B. Pearson vs. Robert McCoy, box 444. 1820, Robert Greening vs. David and James McCoy, box 489, J. and E. Hill vs. McCoy and Shorts (?), box 490. 1821, Kenneth McCoy vs. Thomas Nelson, box 504, Mildred McCoy vs. Benjamin McCoy, box 509. 1822, Hugh McCoy's heirs vs. Hugh Masterson's heirs, box 516. 1824, City of Lexington vs. Neal McCoy, box 573. 1833, Court vs. Hugh McKoy's heirs, box 770. 1834, Neale (?) McCoy vs. R. Martin, box 804. 1836, Anderson McKay and McKay vs. Willis Burk, box 853, Daniel McCoy vs. David McCort, box 859, John A. Hampton vs. N. McCoy and son, box 856. 1837, Robert S. Boyd vs. Neal McCoy, box 879, Boyd and Wasson vs. Neal McCoy, box 879, Thomas Rankin vs. John McCoy, box 882, John Keiser vs. John McCoy, box 891, Commonwealth of Kentucky vs. John McCoy, box 898. 1838, Daniel and Wickliffe vs. Alex McCoy, box 910, J. et al. (?) Hampton vs. Neal McCoy, box 910, Bank of Kentucky vs. A[lex ?] McCoy, box 912, Daniel McCont (?) vs. McCoy and Holborn, box 921. 1839, W. E. Browning vs. Neal McCoy and son, box 926, Henry Bell vs. Neal McCoy and son, box 926, Thomas Bradley vs. McCoy and Huggins, box 928, George Claystone vs. Neal McCoy and son, box 929, Drake and Thompson vs. Neal and son, box 929, D. A. Sayre vs. Neal and C. McCoy, box 933, Samuel Pilkington's executors vs. Neal McCoy, box 936, B. C. Dudley vs. John and James McCoy, box 937, W. R. chew Jr. vs. James McCoy, box 942, John Bates vs. Neal McCoy and son, box 942, J. Chew and Co. vs. John McCoy, box 942, T. M. Hickey vs. A. and N. McCoy, box 947. (No more checked, by this time, David McCoy (Jr.) was already long dead in Oldham Co., and there is no mention of David McCoy Sr. in any other records.) (There seems to be no general index to the deed books in Fayette Co., but the individual volumes, in several overlapping series, have their own indexes.) (Other references show that Neal McCoy was a gunpowder maker in Lexington, KY.)
Some of the cases are reported in detail in a series, Reports of Selected Civil and Criminal Cases Decided in the Court of Appeals of Kentucky. Google Books has volume 4, for the year 1836 — Neal McCoy vs. Martin turns out to involve a slave sold by Martin to McCoy and found by McCoy not to be "sound". Google Books also has other editions: a "Century Edition" covering 1801-1805, published in 1898 (no McCoy's, but some volumes seem to have used the spelling M'Coy),
Fayette County Court Order Books: There is a general index to cases, possibly incomplete, but giving Order Book number and page. The first index volume has a separate section for Mc names, beginning on image 72. McCoy vs. Elliott, Book 3, pp. 327, 341, 343; McCoy vs. Kerns, Book 3, pp. 327, 343. (Additional entries, 1830's, too late to be of use: McCoy ,William, Attorney, Book 9, p. 238 (or 258?). McCoy, N ?, tax list, Book 10, pp. 357, 371.) Order Book 3, p. 327, October, 1815: Continuance of Neal McCoy vs. Elliott on an appeal, and Neal McCoy vs. James Kerns. Book 3, p. 341, November 15, 1815, Neal McCoy vs. James Elliott, on appeal, on motion of the appellee by his counsil, case dismissed at the costs of the appellant; p. 343, on motion of the appellant by his counsil, it is ordered that the order herein on this day for dismissing the appeal be rescinded and that this case be continued till tomorrow upon the appellant serving the appellee with legal notice of this order; p. 343, November 16, 1815, Neil McCoy appellant vs. James Elliott appellee, after hearing the testimony and arguments of counsil, it is considered and ordered by the Court that the judgement of the Justice for thirteen dollars & one third debts and 87 1/2 cents costs be confirmed with costs, ordered that Neil McCoy pay to Tristram F. ? Jones two dollars for four day's attendance as a witness in his behalf against James Elliott.
Henry Co.: County Court Order Books 3-4 are lost ?, volumes 2 and 5 cover 1803-1824. Circuit Court Order Books seem relatively intact but some records are out of sequence. Deed index appears intact.
 Will Book 1, Oldham Co., KY, includes the inventory and sale of his personal estate in October, 1829, and the final settlement of the administrators in November, 1830.
 Though no record has been found, it seems most likely that they were married in Fayette Co., KY.
 Name is listed as Davin A. on 1880 census, but David A. on 1870 census.
_____________________ | _Alexander MCCOY ____| | (1770 - 1841) m 1796| | |_____________________ | _Alexander MCCOY ____| | (1815 - 1897) m 1862| | | _Samuel MCCULLOUGH __ | | | (.... - 1804) | |_Hannah MCCULLOUGH __| | (.... - 1815) m 1796| | |_____________________ | | |--David A. MCCOY | (1862 - 1880) | _____________________ | | | _____________________| | | | | | |_____________________ | | |_Mary DUNKEL ________| (1824 - 1897) m 1862| | _____________________ | | |_____________________| | |_____________________
_Isaac MCCOY ________ | (1756 - 1797) _Thomas Jefferson MCCOY _| | (1789 - 1861) m 1825 | | |_Lydia GADDIS _______ | (1766 - 1824) _Isaac MCCOY ________| | (1828 - 1904) m 1854| | | _Reuben SMITH _______ | | | (1767 - 1840) m 1788 | |_Mary Ann D. SMITH ______| | (1805 - 1892) m 1825 | | |_Sarah Beach CLARK __ | (1773 - 1834) m 1788 | |--David Allen MCCOY | (1867 - ....) | _____________________ | | | _________________________| | | | | | |_____________________ | | |_Lucinda ALLEN ______| (1836 - 1920) m 1854| | _____________________ | | |_________________________| | |_____________________
Middle initial from marriage record. Family story says David was orphaned when both his parents died of tuberculosis in Butler Co., OH. Later, Roger O'Hara went to Ohio to fetch him (about 1855, when he would be old enough to choose his own guardian?). Death record indicates he was 37 years old, laborer, born Ohio, had suffered from consumption for 2 years, physician was B. Wilson, Mt. Sterling.
 Birthplace according to data for children in 1880 census. Living with Thomas O'Hara family in 1860 (also shows BP as Ohio). With Joseph McClammon family in 1850 census Montgomery Co., OH (Dayton) p. 264B.
 1880 shows Hattie as head of the household with her 3 children.
 Inscription gives only years of birth and death. It might be possible to locate an obituary, and Brown Co. newpapers of that period have survived.
______________________________ | _David MCCOY ________| | (1798 - 1829) m 1816| | |______________________________ | _Oscar MCCOY ________| | (1820 - 1844) m 1841| | | _Jean Pierre Samuel MARCEL ___+ | | | (1771 - 1850) m 1797 | |_Louisa MARCEL ______| | (1799 - 1885) m 1816| | |_Anne Jeanne Georgette MAYOR _+ | (1772 - 1809) m 1797 | |--David C. MCCOY | (1841 - 1878) | ______________________________ | | | _Moses STUART _______| | | (1792 - 1874) m 1817| | | |______________________________ | | |_Letitia STUART _____| (1823 - 1844) m 1841| | ______________________________ | | |_Terressa CANNON ____| (1801 - 1886) m 1817| |______________________________
still living - details excluded
_Melvin Stoner MCCOY _+ | (1855 - 1916) m 1880 _Melvin Walter MCCOY _______| | (1886 - 1953) m 1912 | | |_Nancy Isabel HILL ___ | (1856 - 1916) m 1880 _Ralph Edward MCCOY ______| | | | | ______________________ | | | | |_Luella Pearl Sophia GEITZ _| | (1889 - ....) m 1912 | | |______________________ | | |--David Lawrence MCCOY | | ______________________ | | | ____________________________| | | | | | |______________________ | | |_Melba Elizbeth MCKIBBEN _| | | ______________________ | | |____________________________| | |______________________
_David C. MCCOY __________+ | (1841 - 1878) m 1864 _Oscar Reuben MCCOY ________| | (1865 - 1944) m 1892 | | |_Harriet (Hattie) WILSON _ | (1850 - 1928) m 1864 _Russell Ray MCCOY __| | (1893 - 1988) m 1916| | | _Sidney William SCANLAND _ | | | (1835 - 1918) | |_Florence Zenobia SCANLAND _| | (1873 - 1938) m 1892 | | |_Louisa A. JAQUES ________ | (1839 - 1922) | |--Donald Ray MCCOY | (1918 - 1974) | __________________________ | | | ____________________________| | | | | | |__________________________ | | |_Maude LIPCAMAN _____| (1893 - 1939) m 1916| | __________________________ | | |____________________________| | |__________________________
_Alexander MCCOY ____ | (1770 - 1841) _John Wingate MCCOY _| | (1794 - 1877) m 1828| | |_____________________ | _Barlow Aldrich MCCOY _| | (1844 - 1918) m 1866 | | | _Reuben SMITH _______ | | | (1767 - 1840) m 1788 | |_Elizabeth SMITH ____| | (1810 - 1880) m 1828| | |_Sarah Beach CLARK __ | (1773 - 1834) m 1788 | |--Dwight Wesley MCCOY | (1888 - 1937) | _____________________ | | | _____________________| | | | | | |_____________________ | | |_Mary Jane LAW ________| (1846 - 1904) m 1866 | | _____________________ | | |_____________________| | |_____________________
still living - details excluded
_John Wingate MCCOY _+ | (1794 - 1877) m 1828 _Melvin Stoner MCCOY _| | (1855 - 1916) m 1880 | | |_Elizabeth SMITH ____+ | (1810 - 1880) m 1828 _Ralph Owen MCCOY ___| | (1881 - 1956) m 1917| | | _____________________ | | | | |_Nancy Isabel HILL ___| | (1856 - 1916) m 1880 | | |_____________________ | | |--Earl Dean MCCOY | | _____________________ | | | ______________________| | | | | | |_____________________ | | |_Martha Oral SIX ____| (1884 - 1958) m 1917| | _____________________ | | |______________________| | |_____________________
 Acc. to Cem. of Brown Co., IL p. 561.
_____________________ | _Alexander MCCOY ____| | (1770 - 1841) m 1796| | |_____________________ | _Samuel MCCOY _______| | (1797 - 1882) m 1819| | | _Samuel MCCULLOUGH __ | | | (.... - 1804) | |_Hannah MCCULLOUGH __| | (.... - 1815) m 1796| | |_____________________ | | |--Easter Turner MCCOY | (1823 - 1825) | _____________________ | | | _William PILSON _____| | | (0175 - 1824) | | | |_____________________ | | |_Sally PILSON _______| (1796 - 1835) m 1819| | _____________________ | | |_Easter TURNER ______| (0175 - 1813) | |_____________________
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