I am looking for information on a Benjamin William McCoy, born died in Indiana, 1810-1859 (not exact).

+7 votes
He may have married Sarah Reno of New York.

He may have gone by William McCoy. I have been told he was the father of John McCoy who was born in 1830 in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana.

No other information available.
in Genealogy Help by Ann McFerren G2G Crew (550 points)
I have a William Benjamin McCoy, but the years don't quite match up. The previous generations of his were in Indiana.  I am curious if any of the things I have just input on McCoy may have linked up to yours? Maybe answered some questions?

3 Answers

+10 votes

This is all I could find.

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4F8-6J1 : 26 July 2017), William Mc Coy, 1860.

by Brian Penske G2G6 Mach 6 (63.3k points)
Thank you, Brian. This is very helpful. My great-great-grandfather, John, was 30 and married by 1860, so it’s not unusual he wouldn’t have been listed in this census. This will get me started.
+4 votes


Name: Benjamin Mccoy
Gender: Male
Event Type: Marriage Registration (Marriage)
Marriage Licence Date: 7 Mar 1839
Marriage Licence Place: Indiana, United States
Spouse: Sarah Reno
Page: 111
FHL Film Number: 001320110


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Source Information

: Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
+3 votes
Name: William Mccoy
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Boone, Indiana
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 4
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 9
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 9


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Source Citation

Year: 1840; Census Place: Boone, Indiana; Roll: 74; Page: 156; Family History Library Film: 0007722

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
This and your previous answer seem to support what I have found to this point.  I find it interesting that in the 1840 census, William appeared to have 7 children under the age of 20. He and Sarah weren't married until 1839. Certainly not impossible. Now, I'm just trying to rule out whether he may have been married previous to his marriage to Sarah Reno. Thanks for your help!

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