Name: John COY
Birth: 1725 in GER
Death: in Garrard County, KY
Note: - ~1725 - John COY Sr. was born in GER. Parents: Jacob COY and Susana.
Change Date: 11 MAR 2006
1738 - immigrated to Somerset, Montgomery County, Md. with family to America, father, Jacob, and mother died at sea during the trip.
~1745 - Married Anna Orr in Maryland
1778, Mar. - Revolutionary Patriots of Washington County, Maryland, 1776-1783, Henry C. Peden, Jr: COY, John Sr. First Sergeant, Militia, Capt. Daniel Cresap's Company, 3rd Battalion, 1776/1777 [Ref: M-241]. Took the Oath of Allegiance before the Ron. Lemuel Barritt before March 16, 1778 [Ref: 0-42, J-8]
22. Patriot Families. A genealogy of the direct descendants of Jacob Coy and Killian Minkler, by A. A. Rousseau, published by Keepsake Publications, Seattle, Washington County, 1994: Of his Jocob's sons, only John is identified. He, together with his sons John Jr.(John L.), Daniel, Christopher and David William (the direct line) served in the Revolutionary War. The latter two enlisted in Smallwood's Immortals.
1779 - At least John Sr. and John Jr., Christopher and David William moved: onto the James River area of VA (1779), Buckingham Co, Va (1779)
1785 Tax List for Nelson County, according to Anne Sonne, John Coy Sr appears listing "8 whites, 2 negros".
1786, 19 Jan. - VA Land Grant on Rolling Fork: John Coy (presumably John Sr) was granted 400 acres of land in Jefferson County, Kentucky as a Revolutionary War land bounty. The land was surveyed in 1786: (original survey #1026, Book 2 page 1177 and Book 5 page 246).
1787 - John Coy Sr. was enumerated in the 1787 VA tax lists as being in Nelson County Kentucky, includes John Coy Jr and William Coy. 1788 Tax List includes Daniel Coy. Their lands were along the Rolling Fork River, west of New Haven, known as Atkinson Hill, Nelson County, Ky. This is in the southwest corner of present day Nelson county, some 40 miles south of Louisville.
Father: Jacob COY
Anna ORR b: 1735
- Boceay Rebecca COY b: ABT 1766 in Washington County, MD