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Descendants of Johann Ludwig Kau (Coy)

Generation No. 3


8. JOHANN HENRICH KAU3 COY (JOHANN HENRICH2 KAU, JOHANN LUDWIG KAU1 (COY)) was born September 24, 1747 in Evangelisch-Reformiete, Winterbach, Pfalz, Bayern, and died Bef. 1820 in Columbiana County, Ohio. He married (1) UNKNOWN Bef. 1776. He married (2) HANNAH MILLER Bef. 1785. She was born Abt. 1766 in Greenville, Pennsylvania, and died 1847 in Columbiana County, Ohio.

Notes for J
OHANN HENRICH KAU COY:
Information for the genealogy of Henry Coy I and descendants in this report is taken from a three volume compilation published by Ethel Bush Packey in 1981. Also added are subsequent research data by Stephanie Martin and Christian Shively and posted on their website. All census reports researched and documented by this writer.
Mrs. Packey begins her narrative:
Henry Coy I was in all probability, born somewhere near the middle of the eighteenth century in Alsace Loraine, France. It has been said that the French spelling of Coy is Kau. I have also found instances of where some of the older generation spelled the name Koy. Henry settled in Franklin County, Pennsylvania in 1802. (The History of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley, Volume 3). I have been unable to find any record of Henry's first wife, except that four children were born to them. They are Henry Jr., Mary, Catherine and Elizabeth.
Henry was christened Johann Henrich Kau in Bayern (Germany). The family's surname became Cow in the colonies. By 1810 most of the descendants in Pennsylvania and all of those in Ohio were using the spelling as Coy. In 1776 and 1778 Henry lived in Washington County, Maryland. Between 1780 and 1782 until at least 1804 Henry resided in Franklin County, Pennsylvania which is adjacent to Washington County, Maryland. Henry and Hannah, or at least Hannah moved to Green Township, Mahoning County (then Columbiana County), Ohio between 1805 and 1816.
Although sources and family tradition state that Henry was a native of Alsace Lorraine, France, baptismal records in (what became) Germany prove otherwise. It is possible that Henry's parents moved from Bayern to Alsace-Lorraine for a time prior to immigrating to the Colonies.
Henry Cowe is shown to have owned 137 acres of land in Montgomery Township as early as 1780-82. (Montgomery Township, PA Archives 5th Series, Volume 6, pages 274, 307).
Recorded in PA Archives Vol. VI ,5th series, pg.273:
21 Aug 1780 -- Enlisted / Jacob Cow "1st Class," 4th Company, 4th Battalion of the Cumberland Co. Pennsylvania Militia. Commanded by Col. Samuel Culbertson, Capt. John Orbison. Also Henry Cow "4th Class," Phillipy Cow "7th Class," and Paul Cow "3rd Class."
21 Jul 1781 -- Enlisted / Jacob Cow "1st Class," 4th Company, 4th Battalion of the Cumberland Co. Pennsylvania Militia. Commanded by Col. Samuel Culbertson, Capt. John Scott. Also Henry Cow, "4th Class," 15 May 1782.
Henry, Jacob and Frederick Cow served in the Revolutionary War for Washington County, Maryland. (The Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War by Clements and Wright-Family Lines Publication).
The Maryland Oaths of Fidelity for Washington County, Maryland in 1778 lists Henry Cow.
The 1779 Franklin County Pennsylvania Taxable List indicates Henry Cow with 190 acres, 2 horse, and 3 cattle. In 1780 he appears with 120 acres in Peters Township.
Henry Cow was warranted 100 acres of land in Franklin County Pennsylvania on January 31, 1794 (Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume XXV, page 4). Land warrants were received in lieu of pensions for military service and this warrant is likely a result of Henry's military service during the Revolutionary War.
In 1795 Henry Kow is shown as a witness to the will of John Puterbaugh of Montgomery Township, Franklin County. The will probated February 20, 1795. (Franklin County, Pennsylvania Wills 1784, page 103). The 1790 census indicates John Puterbaugh as a neighbor to Henry.
John Henry Kau and Hanna, wife, were witnesses for the baptism of John Boverth, son of Robert and Margaret Boverth at St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran and Reformed Church in Washington County, Maryland on May 17, 1801.
A biography of Dr. Lewis D Coy, great grandson of Henry and Hannah states that they were farming people and that their son Daniel came to manhood in Green Township, Mahoning County, Ohio settling on wild land situated between Green village and New Albany on the Cherry Park Creek where he developed a farm. He married Barbara Callahan. (Page 734, Sanderson's 20th Century History of Youngston and Mahoning County, Ohio and Representative Citizens published in 1907).
Daniel was born in 1800 and this biography would indicate that Henry and Hannah brought their family to Ohio some time after the turn of the century.

The 1790 Montgomery Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania census, page 115, registers Henry Cow as head of household. The report indicates one male 16 and up, Henry; three males under the age of 16, Henry II, David and John; and five females, Hannah, Mary, Catherine, Elizabeth and Hannah.
The 1800 Montgomery Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania census, page 877, registers Henry Cow as head of household. The report indicates six males, two under 10, John and Samuel; two between the age of 10-16, Henry II and David; and one 45 and over, Henry; and seven females, two under 10, Susan and Mary; one between the age of 10-16, Hannah; three between the age of 16-25, Mary, Catherine and Elizabeth; and one between the age of 26-45, Hannah. Jacob Cow and family are neighbors.
No census was taken for the Territory of Ohio in 1810 making it difficult to determine when the family moved there from Pennsylvania.
The 1810 Peters Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania census, page 877 1/2, registers Henry Coy and it is most likely Henry Coy II as one of the males listed there is between the age of 26-45, Henry II would have been age 34; his father much older. The report indicates a female between the age of 16-26. Henry II's wife, Mary, would have been age 26. Three children are shown in the household whose ages would be consistent with Daniel Coy, Margaret and Nancy Coy, the youngest children of Henry and Hannah. Devault Coy is shown as neighbor to Henry. The census report indicates three males and four females. One male and one female are shown to be in the age group of 45 and over and perhaps these two persons could be Henry and Hannah.
The 1820 Beaver Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, census, page 27, registers Hannah Coy as head of household. The report indicates one male between the age of 16-26, likely William Callahan, husband of Nancy; and two females, one between the age of 10-16, Nancy; and one 45 and over, Hannah. Her sons, Samuel and wife, Nancy, are shown as her next neighbor and her son, Daniel and wife, Barbara, are in the same vicinity.
Hannah is not found as head of household in subsequent census reports, 1830 or 1840. She was most likely living with one of her children, or grandchildren. She died in 1847.

More About J
OHANN HENRICH KAU COY:
Burial: Unknown

More About H
ANNAH MILLER:
Burial: St Paul's Cemetery, Burbank, Ohio
     
Children of J
OHANN COY and UNKNOWN are:
11. i.   HENRY4 COY II, b. March 4, 1776, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; d. February 22, 1856, Columbiana County, Ohio.
12. ii.   MARY COY, b. Aft. 1776, Welsh Run, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; d. Ohio.
13. iii.   CATHERINE COY, b. March 31, 1779, Welsh Run, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; d. February 10, 1852, Washingtonville, Columbiana County, Ohio.
  iv.   ELIZABETH COY, b. 1783, Welsh Run, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; d. Napanee, Indiana; m. (1) JOHN BERLIN; b. Pennsylvania; d. Napanee, Indiana; m. (2) HENRY SNIDER; b. , Pennsylvania.
     
Children of JOHANN COY and HANNAH MILLER are:
14. v.   DAVID4 COY, b. January 22, 1785, Pennsylvania; d. April 28, 1867, Columbiana County, Ohio.
15. vi.   SAMUEL COY, b. February 10, 1790, Greenville County, Pennsylvania; d. May 6, 1848, Columbiana County, Ohio.
16. vii.   JOHN COY, b. November 11, 1792, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; d. June 28, 1863, Burbank, Ohio.
17. viii.   HANNAH COY, b. February 8, 1796, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; d. September 15, 1850, Burbank, Ohio.
18. ix.   MARGARET (PEGGY) COY, b. 1797, Mercer County, Pennsylvania; d. 1851, Silver Springs, Indiana.
19. x.   AGNES (NANCY) COY, b. March 12, 1798, Columbiana County, Ohio; d. August 5, 1876, Wabash County, Indiana.
20. xi.   DANIEL COY, b. June 9, 1800, Greenville, Pennsylvania; d. May 6, 1858, Pennsylvania.
21. xii.   SUSANNAH COY, b. May 4, 1805, Mercer County, Pennsylvania; d. May 13, 1861, Silver Lake, Indiana.


9. JOHANN FRIEDERICH KAU3 COY (JOHANN HENRICH2 KAU, JOHANN LUDWIG KAU1 (COY)) was born March 3, 1750 in Winterbach, Pfalz, Bayren, and died Aft. 1800 in Washington County, Maryland. He married ELISABETHA Abt. 1775. She was born Abt. 1750, and died Aft. 1800 in Washington County, Maryland.

Notes for J
OHANN FRIEDERICH KAU COY:
Christened March 3, 1750 at Evangelisch Reformierte, Winterbach, Pfalz, Bayern. Frederick, Henry and Jacob Cow are registered in the Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War for 1775 and 1783 in Washington County, Maryland (Clements and Wright Family Lines). Frederick Cow is found in 1783 and 1790 in Washington County, Maryland (census and Maryland archives).
     
Children of J
OHANN COY and ELISABETHA are:
  i.   FREDERICK4 COY, b. September 24, 1777, Washington County, Maryland.
  ii.   HENRICH COY, b. March 16, 1779, Washington County, Maryland.
  iii.   JACOB COY, b. March 17, 1781, Washington County, Maryland; d. March 18, 1855, Washington County, Maryland.
  iv.   CHRISTIAN COY, b. 1788, Washington County, Maryland; d. Aft. 1850, Washington County, Maryland.
  v.   CATHARINA COY, b. September 26, 1795, Washington County, Maryland.
  vi.   VALENTINE COY, b. January 26, 1798, Washington County, Maryland.


10. JOHANN THEOBOLD "DEVALT" KAU3 COY (JOHANN HENRICH2 KAU, JOHANN LUDWIG KAU1 (COY)) was born December 13, 1752 in Winterbach, Pfalz, Bayren, and died Abt. 1817 in Westmorland County, Pennsylvania. He married ELIZABETH Abt. 1776. She was born Abt. 1752.

Notes for J
OHANN THEOBOLD "DEVALT" KAU COY:
Christened December 13, 1752 at Evangelisch Reformierte, Winterbach, Pfalz, Bayern. "Devalt Cow" is found in Washington County, Maryland in 1783 and 1790 (Maryland archives and census). The 1810 Franklin County, Pennsylvania census registers Devalt Coy in Peters Township where Henry is also registered.
     
Children of J
OHANN COY and ELIZABETH are:
  i.   DAVID "DEVALT"4 COY, b. Abt. 1775, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; d. Aft. 1810, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
  ii.   JACOB COY, b. Abt. 1780, Pennsylvania.
  iii.   SUSANNAH COY, b. October 12, 1780, Pennsylvania.


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