Can someone help me find information on a George McCoy born sometime in the 1800s who may have lived in Ohio?

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I've come to a dead end trying to find information on a George McCoy. He was born sometime in the 1800's, probably in Kentucky (or maybe in Ohio, on the border), and may have lived around Ironton, Ohio. His spouse was also likely born in Kentucky (or possibly on the Ohio border).

His son was Reverend William McCoy, who was born on June 2, 1882. William was born in Ironton, Ohio, and married in Harlan, Kentucky on May 6, 1912. He lived in Hamilton, Ohio at the time of the 1920 census and had at least one child, the 3 year-old Woodrow Wilson McCoy, who went on to marry Leo Cook and died in 1994. William died on September 7, 1934, in Pennington Gap, Lee, Virginia.

William's wife was Bertie MacGrady, who was born in North Carolina around 1895.

The only information I have on George is his name, which was listed on William's death certificate, and the knowledge that his wife was likely a Native American, probably Cherokee. I cannot be sure of George's wife's name; there is a distant possibility that it was Annie, but this is by no means certain.

Any help would be greatly appreciated; thanks so much!
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There was a George Washington McCoy born in the early 1800's. If you can come up with more specifics, it could help with the research.
Thanks for the reply! I'm afraid I don't have much more information. Since posting, I've been able to find a census in which William identified both his mother and father as having been born in Kentucky. It's possible, however, that his mother and father were born in Ironton, Ohio like William was, as it borders Kentucky. Hope this helps. Thanks!

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George W. McCoy married Mary Turvey 26 Feb 1881, Lawrence, Ohio.

Ironton is the Lawrence County seat in Ohio. William McCoy was born in Ironton the year following the marriage of George W. McCoy and Mary Turvey.
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