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John McCoy (son of Alexander McCoy) was born 1690 in Sutherland Shire, Ireland, and died 1762 in Washington County, MD.

 Includes NotesNotes for John McCoy:
Our McCoy family originates with John McCoy, the father of Archibald. There several ideas about the identity of the wife of ARchibald, but I can't say for sure who she was. We are fairly sure that "Old William" McCoy, born in Maryland about 1750, married Cordelia, and moved to Pike County, Ky. He was the father of 13 children, among them Daniel McCoy whose boys Randolph, Asa Harmon, and Pharmer had all the trouble with the Hatfields.



John, Daniel, James and 2 to 4 other brothers left Belfast, Ireland in the early 1700's. They were Scotch-Irish which means the family was originally from Scotland, probably no more than 100 years prior to leaving Ireland around 1600-1760. John settles in Washington County, MD and his brothers established McCoy Branches in NY,PA, and OH.
REFN: 41573


John's other children (beside Archibald) were sent to me from Jacqueline Helfrich of Tampa, FL.

In land grants John McCoy, 1742 was given "Neglect". In Scharf's History of Western Maryland John McCoy received a grant of land from Lord Baltimore IV in 1742 called "Neglect: 250 acres...page 973.

There is a John McCoy that died in 1762 and one that died in 1801 in Washington County, MD.





John McCoy received a land grant called "neglect" in 1732. His tract was 150A and today located in Washington Co.(two miles s. of Funkstown,five miles s.of Hagerstown).




IMMIGRATION:
came to America aft.1715 rebellion,Stuart King,James II
Supported Putting Stuart King,James II on throne of England
Jacobite in Ireland,came to America abt.1716



Lived on a plantation called "Neglect" which had been his fathers property. It is believed he is buried there. His wife's name is unknown. He had 12 children.


Note: The McCoys were in Scotland until around 1700 a.d. at which time they migrated to Ireland. In the early 1700s, the McCoys started to migrate to America which was a British Colony. The earliest "known" McCoy is John, a Jacobite in Ireland. (It is believed his father was named Alexander) The Jacobites were loyal supporters of the Stuart King, James II. It is believed that John migrated to Ireland around 1716 after a failed rebellion in 1715 which was to return King James II to the English throne. John later migrated to America about 1732. Notes from McCoy History email, from Frank (bunkhouse...):
"John McCoy, son of Alexander McCoy, was born 1690 in Sutherland Shire,Scotland, and died 1762. He married unknown Martin. Migrated to Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland. Worked as a mercenary for English Lord Berresford. In 1732 emigrated from Belfast, Ireland. In 1737, received "Neglect" land grant in Charles County, Maryland, 150 acre tract. Located today outside of Funkstown, Washington County, Maryland. 1820 - built a stone house, Funkstown, Washington County, Maryland."


John purchased land in Prince George's County, Maryland, called "Neglect" on 11/09/1742. This was a 50-acre plot. On 08/17/1747, he purchased land in Charles County, Maryland, which was referred to as "Slatford's Roost Extension." He bought "Neglect" (129 acres) in Queen Anne County, on 12/01/1748, and on 08/17/1747, he bought "Slatford's Roost Extension (54 acres) in Charles County. John's brothers, James and Daniel, may have come from Ireland with him. He died in Washington County, Maryland, in 1762.



Note: The McCoys were in Scotland until around 1700 a.d. at which time they migrated to Ireland. In the early 1700s, the McCoys started to migrate to America which was a British Colony. The earliest "known" McCoy is John, a Jacobite in Ireland. (It is believed his father was named Alexander) The Jacobites were loyal supporters of the Stuart King, James II. It is believed that John migrated to Ireland around 1716 after a failed rebellion in 1715 which was to return King James II to the English throne. John later migrated to America about 1732. Notes from McCoy History email, from Frank (bunkhouse...):
"John McCoy, son of Alexander McCoy, was born 1690 in Sutherland Shire,Scotland, and died 1762. He married unknown Martin. Migrated to Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland. Worked as a mercenary for English Lord Berresford. In 1732 emigrated from Belfast, Ireland. In 1737, received "Neglect" land grant in Charles County, Maryland, 150 acre tract. Located today outside of Funkstown, Washington County, Maryland. 1820 - built a stone house, Funkstown, Washington County, Maryland."


John purchased land in Prince George's County, Maryland, called "Neglect" on 11/09/1742. This was a 50-acre plot. On 08/17/1747, he purchased land in Charles County, Maryland, which was referred to as "Slatford's Roost Extension." He bought "Neglect" (129 acres) in Queen Anne County, on 12/01/1748, and on 08/17/1747, he bought "Slatford's Roost Extension (54 acres) in Charles County. John's brothers, James and Daniel, may have come from Ireland with him. He died in Washington County, Maryland, in 1762.



Children of John McCoy are:
  1. +Archibald McCoy, b. July 12, 1732, Maryland, d. April 19, 1810, Washington Co. , MD.
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