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John McCoy (son of William McCoy) was born Abt. 1732 in Pennslvania, and died 07/Aug/1797 in Doe Hill, Pendleton County, Va./ Highland Co, Va. He married Sarah Oliver on Abt. 1759 in Augusta County, Va, daughter of Aaron Oliver and Elizabeth Harrison.

 Includes NotesNotes for John McCoy:
Military Service: Captain during the Revolution
Event: Interred Battle of Point Pleasant 1774

SOURCE Paul Skinner -

Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War
McCoy, John, Cp., 1777.

West Virginia History, Vol. 1
Sistersville was commenced by a ferry being established there from the lands of John McCoy, across the Ohio. The date was January, 1818, but the place was not incorporated until February 2, 1839. Charles Wells was one of the first to locate here.

Virginia's Share in the Military Movements of the Revolution
page 55
ARBOGAST, ADAM.--Pocahontas, Nov. 6, 1832. Born. 1760. Indian spy, 1776 or 1777. Drafted, and marched under Capt. John McCoy and Lt. Joseph Gwin to West's fort on West Fork of Monogahela, then down the river to Lowther's Fort, then lower yet to Nutter's Fort, where he remained much of the three months, and finally to Coontie's Fort, where troops were called in consequence of the Indians killing a write woman while she was spreading hemp in a field. Volunteered, 1778, as Indian spy under same Captain, and marched to Warm Springs, whence he, together with George Hull, John Gum, and Conrad Fleisher, were ordered to Crabbottom to guard that locality, and there remained the rest of his time. At another time he marched from his home (now Highland), across Greenbrier River to head of Seneca in pursuit of Indians. Date not given (1781?). [p.55]

More About John McCoy:
Record Change: 23/May/2004

More About John McCoy and Sarah Oliver:
Marriage: Abt. 1759, Augusta County, Va.

Children of John McCoy and Sarah Oliver are:
  1. +Joseph McCoy, b. 30/Oct/1776, Augusta County, Va, d. Abt. 1850.
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