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 Peter McCoy

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Peter McCoy

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 4 Aug 1880 (aged 72)
Fandon, McDonough County, Illinois, USA
Burial Colchester, McDonough County, Illinois, USA
Plot Marked by Headstone
Memorial ID 74149016 View Source



Peter was born in Tennessee, the son of Susanna and _____ McCoy. His Father was from England and his Mother was from Tennessee.

Peter's Brothers and Sisters were :
Sarah b. May 20, 1804
John b. June 12, 1812
Dove Wade b. Feb 23, 1814
Elizabeth b. May 22, 1822

Peter became the Husband of Mira Melton on October 20, 1831 in Harrison County, Indiana.

Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
Name: Peter Mccoy
Spouse Name: Mira Melton
Marriage Date: Oct 20 1831
Marriage County: Harrison
Performed By: Mccoy, Peter
Comment: Mccoy, Peter married Melton, Mira on 20 Oct 1831 in Harrison County, Indiana

To this union were born the following 6 children :
Jacob b. 1832 IN
Mahala b. 1834
Susanna b. 1836 m) Thomas Clark
Sarah Jane b. 1838 m) Francis Marion Brashears
Mary Madleean b. 1842
Malinda b. 1846 m) Charles Hill

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Peter Mccoy
Age: 42
Birth Year: abt 1808
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1850: Township 13 N R 1 W, Mercer, Illinois
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Peter Mccoy 42
Myra Mccoy 42
Jacob Mccoy 17
Mahala Mccoy 16
Susanah Mccoy 14
Sarah Mccoy 12
Mary Mccoy 8
Malinda Mccoy 6
Henry P Mingles 15

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Peter Mccoy
Age in 1860: 51
Birth Year: abt 1809
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1860: Clay, Adair, Missouri
Gender: Male
Post Office: Wilmothville
Household Members: Name Age
Peter Mccoy 51
Mariah Mccoy 51
Mary M Mccoy 19
Malinda Mccoy 16
Mahala Milton 48

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Peter Mccoy
Age in 1870: 63
Birth Year: abt 1807
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1870: Lamoine, McDonough, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Colchester
Household Members: Name Age
Peter Mccoy 63
Myra Mccoy 63
Mary Mccoy 28
Mahala Melton 59

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Peter Mc Coy
Age: 72
Birth Year: abt 1808
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1880: Le Moine, McDonough, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Myra Mc Coy
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name Age
Peter Mc Coy 72
Myra Mc Coy 72
Myra Mc Coy 39
Mahala Melton 69

Peter was 72 years 4 months old when he passed away. His final resting site is next to his wife, Mira in the Gibson Cemetery.

Peter's Mother, Susanna McCoy # 34027228 is buried in the Miller Cemetery in Marion County, Oregon. Susanna's final resting site is beside her daughter, Dovie Wade Smith # 34027233.

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  • Created by: Labz2006
  • Added: 29 Jul 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 74149016
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/74149016/peter-mccoy : accessed ), memorial page for Peter McCoy (4 Apr 1808–4 Aug 1880), Find a Grave Memorial ID 74149016, citing Gibson Cemetery, Colchester, McDonough County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Labz2006 (contributor 47532462) .