Eunice McCoy and Susan Smith

+5 votes

laughI just "finished" (if one is ever "finished") the long tail (tale, too) of Eunice Marie McCoy (1928-1966) and she turns out to be my 3rd Cousin, on the Medlock side, desc of Thomas Medlock's 3rd wife (he had no issue by the 2nd; I'm desc from the 1st who still has no name) and on Eunice's father's side straight from John McCoy and Nancy Hatfield. THERE's a mind boggling idea right there, given I know next to nothing about the Hatfield-McCoy saga, legends or facts. (Never figured to have to know anything) 

My only "hangup" was in trying to figure out the DOD for George Washington McCoy, and finally decided it was after 25 Aug 1863 at any rate, given the history of the 101st and the 8th both formed in Tennessee. Two census for George (1850, parental home and 1860 his own family). It all appears to tie together. There's an 1880 Census where his first born Reddin McCoy is hh, and George and other siblings are in Reddin's hh

I DID put a tag? Sticker? Something: {{Estimated Date|Death}} on George's profile

But MY surprise was finding out about the Hatfield-McCoy-MEDLOCK connections. It has never entered my mind before this. 

Genealogy is full of surprises. 

WikiTree profile: Eunice Cimo
in The Tree House by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (450k points)

The WikiTree term is Template.

The template type is Research Note Boxes.

Stickers are also a type of template.

...just a bit of enlightenmentenlightened...

laughLindy, that one flew right over my head. 

Are {{  }} templates or stickers or tags or what? 

Anything inside {{  }} is a Template. WikiTree has several types of Templates for specific purposes. Stickers are one type. Research Note Boxes like {{Estimated Date}} and {{Unsourced}} are another type.

So, {{ }} indicates a template

It's the content inside those {{ }} that decides what kind of template we're looking at, sticker, box .... etc

If I were to compare it to a hammer and my action of using the hammer, then the template is the hammer; my action would be indicated by the content. 

2 Answers

+2 votes

Hi Susan,

See more at the Hatfield and McCoy Project. This is a sub-project of the overall Black Sheep Project

The Hatfield and McCoy families intertwined, as well as other families in eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia. You'll start running into the same last names over and over again. I found out there's even a Weddington in there as well.

by Eric Weddington G2G6 Pilot (229k points)

laugh I shall look into the Project you mention, Eric. And have. I hesitate to JOIN the project. I'm up to my nose in revisions on my blood kin 

Would you care to ADOPT those I have created and then ADD them to that Project? 

So long as you don't remove the [[Category:Smith-157141]] from them, that is, from Eunice herself, since she's blood kin to me .   

George Washington and spouse Martha Keith, Clyde Irvin but NOT his spouse (she's also blood kin), Francis Marion & spouse are ALL adoptable now. 

laughI think your adoption would be a good thing for you to do.laugh Really, I DO think so. 

Hi Susan,

Technically we don't really add profiles to that project. As I understand it, the project is really just to help organize work around those particular topics. I've worked on profiles that are part of the Hatfield & McCoy Feud. I added myself down on as a member of the project, but I don't have a badge to show it.

And it's ok to orphan profiles as you see fit. Focus on what is important to you.
+1 vote
Eunice and I are 15th cousins twice removed.
by David Michaelis G2G2 (2.5k points)

Good heavens! 15th cousin. How many generations is that? Hmm. Figure maybe 20/25 yrs to a generation, that could be wayyyyyy long time ago ? I have no idea how this is counted out. I did look at your family chart, but I don't know much about the McCoy nor the Hatfield ... actually nearly next to nothing  

Eunice and I are 3rd cousins which surprised me

Ah, I went over and looked at John McCoy c1684 - 1762, m. Elizabeth Mary Martin but the relationship finder will not "do" it's thing on McCoy-2125 to McCoy-7122, ALTHOUGH Eunice is listed on the Family List" of John and Elizabeth

I guess they're more than 10 generations apart, 11+ etc

Let's see, John b. c1694, Eunice born 1928 that's 234 yrs more or less 11.7 of the 20-yr gen or 9.36  of the 25-yr gen ...

I think I'm impressed by the magnitude of the time-span

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