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McCoy, Henry

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McCoy, Henry
March 06, 2007 04:53PM
History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties, Indiana From the
Earliest Time to the Present; Together with Interesting Biographical
Sketches, Reminiscences, Notes, Etc. Chicago, Goodspeed Bros., & Co.,
Publishers, 1884. Weston A. Goodspeed, Leroy C. Goodspeed, Charles L.
Goodspeed. Lincoln County.

HENRY McCOY is the son of George McCoy, a native of the Old Dominion, and
was born in Stampers Creek Township, Orange County, Ind., February 19,
1834. The father was a soldier of the war of 1812, serving under Gen.
Harrison, and at an early day had settled near Crab Orchard, KY. He
married Lydia Wolf, and in 1814 came to Stampers Creek, where he lived
until his death. He was a much respected citizen, a member of the
Democratic party, and his family consisted of twelve children. The family
endured many hardships in this new country, the mother on one occasion
going alone on horse-back to Kentucky after seed corn. Our subject, one
of their children, was reared a farmer, receiving a rudimentary education.
September 27, 1855, he married Rebecca M., daughter of Shelby and
Susannah H (Throop) Wolf, and they have these children living: Jefferson,
Harry, James W., Dora E., Delos, Scott and Lillie; and these dead:
Guilderoy T., Hettie, George A. and Shelby V. Mr. McCoy has lived upon
his present farm since 1858, and now owns 240 acres (Paoli Township). He
is a Mason and a Democrat, and he and his wife are members of the Baptist
Church. Mrs. McCoy was born in this county November 24, 1847. Both
families are among the best of the county.

McCoy Harrison Wolf Throop
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VA Orange-IN

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