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 John Calvin McCoy, Sr

John Calvin McCoy, Sr

Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, USA
Death 2 Sep 1889 (aged 77)
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 32 Lot 5 (McCoy Family plot)
Memorial ID 23491 · View Source
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John Calvin McCoy was a "founder." First, of Westport, Missouri where he settled in 1830, and again eight years later, of the original Town Company of Kansas, Missouri, which became Kansas City Missouri. Born in Indiana, he was schooled in Kentucky as a surveyor. Nineteen-year-old John Calvin McCoy came west in 1830 with his father. There McCoy was town father, surveyor, tradesman, real estate investor and subdivider. In February 1835 he patented a tract of government land, surveyed it and filed a plat for his new town of Westport. When the town company of Kansas was organized in 1838, John McCoy was one of the 14 original investors. He died in his home at 711 Olive Street, Kansas City Missouri.


John's dad, Isaac, ran a ferry and a local historian states John also had a license for a ferry across the Missouri River.

Bio by: Bill Walker

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