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  • ID: I9940
  • Name: John "Devil Padre" McCoy
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1775 in Fayette, Lincoln County, Missouri
  • Death: 1838 in Gonzales, Victoria, Texas
  • LDS Baptism: 16 JUL 1992 Temple: LANGE
  • Endowment: 18 SEP 1992 Temple: LANGE
  • _UID: AA28A9907EE675429A098098E287E745766B
  • Sealing Child: 25 SEP 1992 Temple: LANGE
  • Note:
    FA1: Served Daniel Boone's Mounted Rangers under Nathan Boone Lincoln Co. , Mo. 1 _FA2: Muster Roll Book 57, 101, 1334 San Jancito list, 2nd regmin t Vol 1 _FA3: Jesse McCoy one of 32 men from Gonzales 1 Note :
    John McCoy Sr., is one of the Flint Hill McCoy brother's prior to livin g in Mo., they were in Harrison County, Kentucky. Flint Hill McCoy's wer e John, Daniel, Joseph and James. John came to Texas in 1827, in Mo befor e coming to Texas. John 'Padre' McCoy's headright grant was in norther n DeWitt Co. A Creek was named by the McCoys, near the town of Concrete a bt 1827. A neighbor went to the Alamo with Jesse, Thoms R Miller[Parr.FBK .FBK.FTW] John McCoy Sr., is one of the Flint Hill McCoy brother's prio r to living in Mo., they were in Harrison County, Kentucky. Flint Hill Mc Coy's were John, Daniel, Joseph and James. John came to Texas in 1827, i n Mo before coming to Texas. John 'Padre' McCoy's headright grant was i n northern DeWitt Co. A Creek was named by the McCoys, near the town of C oncrete abt 1827. A neighbor went to the Alamo with Jesse, Thoms R Miller

    MCCOY. Daniel, Green, Jesse, John "Devil/Padre", John, Joseph, Prospect , Samuel. [In addition to diverse sources, the following was compiled i n large part by analysis of articles in the History of Gonzales County Te xas by Linda Alford and Jackie Paschal and data supplied by May Thompso n Yoss]

    Like many DeWitt Colonists including founders Green DeWitt and James Ker r and the author's five related Burket, Kent and Zumwalt families, the Mc Coy families were pioneers in the Missouri Territory of Upper Louisiana w hile it was still or had just been released from Spain. The McCoys begi n with John and Martha Humphrey McCoy who had children Daniel, Samuel, Jo hn McCoy Sr., Catherine, Sarah, Hester, Margaret, Joseph Hill and James . Daniel McCoy (b. aft 1762, bef 1774 in VA or KY; d. 1844; m. Rachel Zum walt in 1797 in HarrisonCo, KY, daughter of Johann Henrich and Mary Cathe rine Hiatt Zumwalt), along with brothers John McCoy Sr. (b. abt 1771 PA? ; d. 30 Aug 1836 VictoriaCo, TX) and Joseph Hill McCoy, came to the Misso uri Territory in 1797 with Daniel's father-in-law Henry Zumwalt and relat ed Zumwalt pioneers from Kentucky. Daniel and Rachel Zumwalt had childre n John (b. abt 1754), Frances, Sarah, Nancy, Mahala, Margaret, Joseph an d Elizabeth.

    Texian pioneer Frank W. Johnson History of Texas and Texans, who was fro m the same area of Missouri and knew Green DeWitt well relates:

    "about the middle or latter part of the fall [1826] three families, t he Messrs. McCoy, arrived and encamped near Mr. Heddy's [between Harrisbu rg and San Felipe de Austin]. They, like myself, were from Missouri. We s oon formed an acquaintance and, as we were from the same state, forme d a sort of brotherhood. They, however, intended going to DeWitt's colony , and had only stopped for the season, believing that provisions could b e more readily procured in Austin's than DeWitt's colony. The winter prov ed to be a mild and dry one, until the latter part and early spring, whe n we had frequent and heavy rains, which made the streams high and the ro ads almost impassable........ In the spring of this year, 1827, being inv ited and solicited by the Messrs. McCoy to accompany them to DeWitt's col ony, and, being desirous to see more of the country, though still subjec t to chill and fever, I accepted the invitation. Our first day's travel b rought us to San Bernard, some fifteen miles distant from San Felipe de A ustin, and on what is known as the Atascosito road. From thence we procee ded to the Colorado, which stream we crossed above the road. The weather , though cloudy, with an occasional shower, was quite pleasant, and we pu rsued our journey without accident or incident until within some ten mile s of DeWitt's station on the La Baca. Though the day had been fair it bec ame cloudy at nightfall. We had built a large log fire and got our supper s; soon after we discovered a portentous cloud in the northwest, and occa sional peals of thunder---it had been lightening in the north for some ti me before we heard the thunder. The cloud formed rapidly, and soon darken ed the heavens, and sent---down torrents of rain, So heavy was the rain t hat it not only wet us to the skin, notwithstanding we were wrapped in ou r blankets, but extinguished our fire. After an hour or two the rain ceas ed and the clouds broke up. The storm was accompanied by a heavy blow fro m the north and was quite cold. After the rainstorm the wind continued t o blow fiercely, but we rekindled the fire and dired our clothing and bla nkets, and spent the remainder of the night quite confortably. While enjo ying the fire and drying, I observed to the elder McCoy that I thought th at the drenching I had received would either kill or cure me; to this h e replied that I need be under no apprehensions of ill consequences. In t his opinion he was right. I improved in health and strength from that da y forward." Johnson continues description of their arrival at DeWitt's st ation on the La Baca River.

    Six McCoy's received land grants in the DeWitt Colony. Land records indic ate a John McCoy Sr. (John "Devil/Padre" McCoy) arrived married 9 Mar 182 7 with family of 4, Joseph McCoy arrived married 29 Jan 1829 with famil y of 7 (son of John McCoy Sr., by census he was in the colony in 1828), a nother John McCoy (believed son of John McCoy Sr.) arrived married 9 Ma r 1827 with family of 4, Jesse McCoy (son of John McCoy Sr.) arrived sing le 9 Mar 1827, Samuel McCoy (son of John McCoy Sr.) arrived single 4 Ja n 1829, Daniel McCoy arrived married 20 Mar 1830 and Joseph McCoy Jr. arr ived single 20 Mar 1830. Grants to father John Sr. and sons Joseph and Je sse were next to each other southeast of the Gonzales town tract on the e ast bank of the Guadalupe River near the current Gonzales-DeWittCo line w hile those to putative brothers, John and Samuel McCoy, were further sout h on the east bank in current DeWittCo. The grant to Daniel McCoy was o n Peach Creek between Gonzales and the FayetteCo line while that to Josep h McCoy Jr. was further east in current FayetteCo northeast of current Wa elder. Relation to the John "Padre" McCoy clan of Joseph McCoy Jr. and Da niel McCoy, who list the same arrival date in land grant records, is uncl ear, but they are thought to be a father and son pair, brother and nephe w of John "Padre" McCoy, respectively.

    John McCoy Sr., son of John and Martha Humphrey McCoy, arrived with wif e Martha and children Daniel and Louisa in 1827 and are listed in the 182 8 census of the colony. They were among the first settlers of the DeWit t Colony at Old Station on the Lavaca. John McCoy, known as "Devil" or "P adre" McCoy Indians and Mexicans, respectively, was apparently the head o f the McCoy clan and an accomplished Indian fighter as were other McCoy s serving under both Daniel Boone and son Capt. Nathan Boone in Missouri . John and Martha McCoy Sr. had children Joseph Hill, John Jr., James, Th omas, Jesse, Timothy, Samuel, Daniel and Louisa. Sons Jesse (b. 1804 in M O) and Joseph Hill (b. abt 1791 in KY) came to TX with their father in 18 27 and are also listed in the 1828 census. The single John McCoy listed i n the 1828 census from PA is believed also to be a son, John McCoy Jr. (b . abt 1794 in KY; d. BlancoCo, TX). Son Samuel McCoy (b. 1806 in MO) arri ved later in 1829. Son James McCoy (b. 1796 in KY; m. Matilda?) also cam e to Texas and died at Goliad in 1836 while serving in Capt. Pettus' Comp any of San Antonio Grays. Daniel McCoy (b. 1813 LincolnCo, MO) married a n Elizabeth and sister Louisa McCoy (b. 1816 LincolnCo, MO) married Thoma s M. Mathews.
  • Change Date: 10 MAR 2015 at 16:37:00



    Father: John McCoy b: 1754 in of Virginia
    Mother: Martha Humphrey b: 1754 in of Missouri

    Marriage 1 Martha Dunbar b: ABT 1776 in of St. Charles County, Missouri
    • Married: 11 SEP 1808 in St. Charles County, Missouri
    • Sealing Spouse: 10 DEC 1986 in DALLA
    Children
    1. Has No Children Margaret McCoy b: ABT 1793 in St. Charles County, Missouri
    2. Has Children John Jr McCoy b: 1794 in , Lincoln, Kentucky
    3. Has No Children James McCoy b: 1796 in Lincoln Co., Missouri
    4. Has Children Joseph Hill McCoy b: 12 OCT 1797 in Lincoln Co., Missouri
    5. Has Children Thomas McCoy b: ABT 1798 in Lincoln Co., Missouri
    6. Has No Children Jesse McCoy b: 1804 in Gyorsburg, Tennessee
    7. Has Children Timothy McCoy b: 1805 in Missouri
    8. Has Children Samuel McCoy b: 1806 in Lincoln County, MIssouri
    9. Has No Children Daniel McCoy b: 1813 in Lincoln County, MIssouri
    10. Has No Children Louisa McCoy b: 1816 in Lincoln County, MIssouri

    Marriage 2 Margaret McKinley b: ABT 1776 in St. Charles, Missouri
    • Married: AFT 1816 in of St Charles County, Missouri
    • Sealing Spouse: 14 MAY 1992 in LVEGAS

    Marriage 3 Nancy Hill b: ABT 1776 in Lincoln, Lincoln, Kentucky
    • Married: BEF 1806 in St. Charles, Missouri
    • Sealing Spouse: 11 SEP 1992
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