was my third great grandfather charles mccoy born jan 26 1889 on the oregon trail

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I was looking  for in any info I'm not sure  my grandfather went to northern California from Kentucky.
in Genealogy Help by Amber Whitlock G2G6 Mach 1 (10.9k points)

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Okay, I've found your 3rd great grandfather with his family in California. It appears he was born in Texas.

Thelma A Mc Coy

United States Census, 1920

Name Thelma A Mc Coy
Event Type Census
Event Date 1920
Event Place Callahan, Siskiyou, California, United States
Gender Female
Age 7
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated) 1913
Birthplace California
Father's Birthplace Texas
Mother's Birthplace Utah
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 1

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Charles T Mc Coy Head M 39 Texas
Ruth E Mc Coy Wife F 27 Utah
Charles A Mc Coy Son M 9 California
Thelma A Mc Coy Daughter F 7 California
William N Mc Coy Son M 4 California
May E Mc Coy Daughter F 2 California
Ruth E Mc Coy Daughter F 0 California

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH4P-93S : accessed 20 April 2018), Thelma A Mc Coy in household of Charles T Mc Coy, Callahan, Siskiyou, California, United States; citing ED 121, sheet 1B, line 67, family 17, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 149; FHL microfilm 1,820,149.

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United States Census, 1920

by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
selected by Amber Whitlock
ok this is awesome thank you I'm new so now I can fix and eliminate.

I have already disconnected the incorrect Charles for you. Just create the new profile for the correct Charles. Here is birth and death info for him from the California Death Index.

Charles T Mccoy

California Death Index

Name Charles T Mccoy
Event Type Death
Event Date 07 Jul 1964
Event Place Mendocino, California, United States
Birth Date 10 Jul 1881
Birthplace Texas
Gender Male
Mother's Name Chastain

California Death Index, 1940-1997

Citing this Record

"California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP46-2P8 : 26 November 2014), Charles T Mccoy, 07 Jul 1964; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

Thelma's mother was Ruth Ellen Howell born in Utah, died in California. Here is her info from the California Death Index.

Ruth E Mccoy

California Death Index

Name Ruth E Mccoy
Event Type Death
Event Date 04 Aug 1972
Event Place Siskiyou, California, United States
Birth Date 22 Sep 1892
Birthplace Utah
Gender Female

Citing this Record

"California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPHN-8JM : 26 November 2014), Ruth E Mccoy, 04 Aug 1972; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

wow I really appreciate I wonder where my father got we were from the McCoy and hatifield I never found a connection
Hah! Most families have a few tall-tales floating around. It used to be a whole lot harder to disprove them before the internet came along. ;)
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Probably not. It's possible because my own grandfather traveled from Oklahoma to Arizona in a covered wagon in 1919 or so. But there were much better/faster ways to travel. After the Civil War, use of the Oregon Trail and other cross-country wagon routes declined significantly.
by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
Is the years off. So the timing isn't right?

I'm not finding any sources for the birthdate and place on the profile you linked. I'm definitely not finding a Charles McCoy of the correct age in Kentucky in the 1870 and 1880 census records. The person in the linked profile appears to have settled in West Virginia and died there. He and his wife do not appear to have a daughter named Thelma.

1920 Census for this couple:

Charles Mccoy

United States Census, 1920

Name Charles Mccoy
Event Type Census
Event Date 1920
Event Place Huntington Ward 1, Cabell, West Virginia, United States
Gender Male
Age 50
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1870
Birthplace West Virginia
Father's Birthplace United States
Mother's Birthplace Kentucky
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 14

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Charles Mccoy Head M 50 West Virginia
Ella Mccoy Wife F 43 Kentucky
Fern Mccoy Daughter F 20 West Virginia
Louise Mccoy Daughter F 12 West Virginia
Ferril Mccoy Son M 10 West Virginia
Sadie Mccoy Daughter F 8 West Virginia
Jack Mccoy Son M 6 West Virginia
Jeanette Mccoy Daughter F 6 West Virginia
Theodore Hisar Boarder M 20 West Virginia
Harry Willis Boarder M 25 Ohio

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN26-1MH : accessed 20 April 2018), Charles Mccoy, Huntington Ward 1, Cabell, West Virginia, United States; citing ED 12, sheet 14A, line 3, family 289, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1950; FHL microfilm 1,821,950.

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United States Census, 1920

Thelma A Mccoy

United States Census, 1930

Name Thelma A Mccoy
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Edgewood, Siskiyou, California, United States
Gender Female
Age 17
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated) 1913
Birthplace California
Father's Birthplace Texas
Mother's Birthplace Utah
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 3

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Charles T Mccoy Head M 49 Texas
Ruth E Mccoy Wife F 37 Utah
Thelma A Mccoy Daughter F 17 California
William N Mccoy Son M 14 California
May E Mccoy Daughter F 12 California
Ruth E Mccoy Daughter F 10 California
Cecil L Mccoy Son M 8 California
Helen P Mccoy Daughter F 4 California
John L Mccoy Son M 1 California
Freda B Mccoy Daughter F 0 California
Charles J Evans Boarder M 54 California
Albert Desoto Boarder M 44 California

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJM-MSG : accessed 20 April 2018), Thelma A Mccoy in household of Charles T Mccoy, Edgewood, Siskiyou, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 5, sheet 3A, line 28, family 54, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 220; FHL microfilm 2,339,955.

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Charles McLeary Mccoy

 in the West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971

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      Name: Charles McLeary Mccoy
      [Charles Mccoy]
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: abt 1870
      Age: 27
      Spouse's Name: Ella Hatfield
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Spouse Age: 21
      Marriage Date: 31 May 1897
      Marriage Place: Mingo, West Virginia

      Source Information

      Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

      Original data:

      "West Virginia Marriages, 1853–1970." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008, 2009. Digital images of originals housed in County Courthouses in various counties throughout West Virginia. Marriage records.

       

       

      by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (559k points)
      Eddie, that was the wrong Charles McCoy. I have pointed her in the direction of the real McCoy (sorry, I just could NOT resist).
      Yes, but now you have the right parents of the wrong one, don't ya ? Smooches

      It's not nice to confuse old ladies, Eddie. 

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      Charles McCoy

       in the West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973

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          Name: Charles McCoy
          Death Date: 14 Jul 1943
          Death Place: Cabell, West Virginia
          Marital Status: Married
          Father Name: Alex McCoy
          Mother Name: Margaret Chaney
          Spouse Name: Ella Hatfield
          FHL Film Number: 1983641
          Wills and Probates: Search for Charles McCoy in West Virginia Wills & Probates collection

          Source Information

          Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

           

          by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (559k points)

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