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Louisa C. "Pernice" McCoy Colvin
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Birth: Nov. 21, 1846
Berrien County
Michigan, USA
Death: 1936
Shelby
Oceana County
Michigan, USA

Daughter of Russell McCoy, and
his second wife Esther Weaver.
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Note: Her obituary states
that she was the daughter
of Rev. W. R. McCoy,
the first settler of Buchanan, MI.
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Louisa is listed as "Pernice"
in the 1870 census:
as "Pern" on the back of the
photo with her sisters:
and as "Fern" (possibly a misspelling
for "Pern"), in her husband's obituary.
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Louisa was married on
Jan. 23, 1866, in Buchanan,
Berrien County Michigan,
to Thomas Jefferson Colvin,
the son of Wilkerson Colvin and
his first wife Perlina Griffin.
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Note: Louisa's husband is listed
as "Jefferson Colvin"
in Louisa's obituary.
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They were living in Shelby, Oceana
County Michgian in the 1880, 1900,
1910 and 1920 census'.
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Thomas Jefferson Colvin and
Louisa had the following children:
1. Minnie Colvin, b. 1869.
2. Rosco Verda Colvin,
b. March, 1874, in MI.
d. about Sept. 20, 1893,
in Oceana County Michigan,
age 19 years, and 6 months.
Buried: Mt. Hope Cemetery
(Lot 259).
3. Austin W. Colvin, b. 1887.
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Louisa died in 1936, in Shelby, MI
and she is buried in the
Mount Hope Cemetery, in
Shelby, Oceana County Michigan
(Lot 259).
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The following obituary for Louisa
was published in the
"Berrien Springs Journal Era"
newspaper, in Berrien Springs, MI
on Dec. 3, 1936, page one:
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DAUGHTER FIRST SETTLER
OF BUCHANAN DIES AT 90.

Word has been received by relatives
here [in Berrien Springs, MI], of
the death on Saturday of
Mrs. Jefferson Colvin
[Mrs. Louisa ("Pern") Colvin],
at her home in Shelby, Mich.
Mrs. Colvin passed her 90th birthday
on November 21.
She was the daughter of
Rev. W. R. McCoy, who was the
first settler in Buchanan, [MI].
Her husband was a half brother of
the late Sam'l Colvin of Berrien
Springs, and the family resided
here [in Berrien Springs, MI] for
some years previous to their
removal to Shelby, [MI]
35 years ago.
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Family photo courtesy of the
Buchanan District Library, in
Buchanan, Michigan, and sent to
us by Robert D. Brown, President,
and newsletter editor of the
"Friends of Oak Ridge Cemetery".
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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Russell McCoy (1811 - 1873)
  Esther Weaver McCoy (1821 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  Thomas Jefferson Colvin (1846 - 1928)
 
 Children:
  Minnie O Colvin Savage (1869 - 1963)*
  Austin W Colvin (1887 - 1949)*
 
 Siblings:
  Martha A. McCoy (1842 - 1893)*
  Almyra Virginia McCoy Ingalls (1844 - 1902)*
  Louisa C. McCoy Colvin (1846 - 1936)
  Alzada Clementine McCoy Ludington (1851 - 1925)*
  Mary Ellen McCoy Tieche (1855 - 1937)*
  Charles E. McCoy (1863 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Shelby
Oceana County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Lot 259.
 
Created by: Nancy Heib
Record added: Jan 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83357945
Louisa C. Pernice <i>McCoy</i> Colvin
Added by: Nancy Heib
 
Louisa C. Pernice <i>McCoy</i> Colvin
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Louisa C. Pernice <i>McCoy</i> Colvin
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