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United States Federal Census

1850 Campbell County Tennessee Federal Census 17th Sub-Division page 345
(Well settled into Campbell County Tennessee for over a decade the John McCoy family is seen here with eleven of their children and Nancy's mother Milley Hatfield in residence. Daughter Milley has already married and is out of the home)
Dw#913/Fm#913 McCoy
John, 47 TN 600 Farmer
Nancy 39 KY
Andrew E. 22 KY Farmer
William R. 18 KY Farmer
George W. 17 KY Farmer
Francis M. 15 KY
Elizabeth 18 TN
Joseph 13 TN
John L. 10 TN
Martin T. 8 TN
Nancy 6 TN
Louisa 4 TN
Ewell 3mo TN
Hatfield Milley 68 VA
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1860 Campbell County Tennessee Federal Census Jacksboro PO Ed 12 pages 133-134
(Son Nicholas has been born to the family in the last decade, and eldest sons Andrew, William, and George have married and begun thier own families nearby, William and George residing on the family property, Andrew in adjascent Scott County along with sister Milley and her family. Milley Hatfield, Nancy's mother, has passed away sometime during the preceding decade. Living adjascent to our McCoy family is the John Adkins family. Daughter Salina will wed Joseph McCoy within coming years.)
dw#879/fm#868 McCoy
John 50 KY 1000/400 Farmer
Nancy 50 KY
Marion 21 TN
Elizabeth 22 TN
Joseph 20 TN
John L. 19 TN
Martin 18 TN
Nancy 17 TN
Louisa 15, TN
Ewell 8 TN
Nicholas 6 TN
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1870 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Van Buren County District #7 Page 12
(John, below, was eighth child and 6th son of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy. He has married Zerra Gibson and begun his own family adjacent to his parents and brother Jospeh)
Dw#85/Fm#85 McCoy
John L. 30 Farm Labor 0/215TN
Zeraw 20 Housekeeping TN
Nancy E. 1 TN
Evens,
Drew 16 TN
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1880 Van Buren County, Tennessee Federal Census District #3 Page 20
(The family of John L, eighth child and sixth son of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy, has grown by four children during the last decade. One child, daughter Emma, was born and died, never recorded in a census)
Dw#4/Fm#4 McCoy
John L. 40 Head Farming TN KY KY
Zerware 30 Wife Keeping House TN KY KY
Nancy E. 10 Daughter At Home TN KY KY
John H. 7 Son At Home TN KY KY
Nathan W. 5 Son At Home TN KY KY
Cordelia J. 1 Daughter At Home TN KY KY
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1900 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District #7 Ed 135 page 5A
(John, below, was eighth child and 6th son of John and Nancy Hatfiled McCoy. by 1900, he is seen to have a full house of children)
dw#67/fm#67 McCoy
John L. Head Feb 1841 59 marr 31 yrs TN KY KY Farmer
Zeriwir wife Jan 1850 50 8chld/7lvng TN TN TN
Nancy E. dau Dec 1869 30 TN TN TN
John H. son Jan 1873 27 TN TN TN Farm Labor
Martin W. son Dec 1874 25 TN TN TN Teamster
Cordelia dau Feb 1879 21 TN TN TN
Sarah L. dau Nov 1880 19 TN TN TN
Turner dau Oct 1885 14 TN TN TN
William son Oct 1885 14 TN TN TN Farm Labor
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1910 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District 7 Ed 173 page 4A
(Growing elderly now, John, ninth child and 6th son of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy, is seeing his final years with his beloved wife and remaining unmarried daughters in the home. This is the last census upon which John will be recorded)
dw#68/fm#68 McCoy
Jno. L. Head 70 mar once 50 yrs TN KY KY Farmer General Farm
Zarah Wife 60 mar once 50 yrs 8chld/7lvng TN TN TN
Nanny Daughter 37 TN TN TN
Turner Daughter 20 TN TN TN
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1910 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District 7 Ed 172 page 5A
(John, below, third child and 1st son of John L and Zerah Gibson McCoy, grandson of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy. He has wed Ella Lawson and begun his own family.)
dw#93/fm#93 McCoy
John Head 35 mar once 7 yrs TN TN TN Teamster Hood(?)
Ella Wife 23 mar once 7 yrs 2chld/1lvng TN TN TN
Delia Daughter 3 TN TN TN
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1910 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District 1 Ed 170 page 3B
(Martin, below, was fourth child and 2nd son of John L and Zerah Gibson McCoy, grandson of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy. He has wed Maggie Louis Templeton and beugun his own family. In 1910 his family lives adjascent to Maggie's parents)
dw#55/fm#55 McCoy
Martin Head 36 mar once 4 yrs TN TN TN Farmer General Farm
Maggie Wife 23 mar once 4 yrs 2chld/2lvng TN TN TN
Ava Daughter 3 TN TN TN
Eva Daughter 4/12 TN TN TN
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1910 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District 2 Ed 171 page 8A
(Della, below, nee Cordelia McCoy, was fifth child and 3rd daughter of John L and Zerah Gibson McCoy, grand daughter of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy. She wed James Miller two years prior to this record)
dw#24/fm#24 Miller
James Head 25 marr once 2 yrs TN TN TN Laborer Saw Mill
Della Wife 26 marr once 2 yrs 0chld/0lvng TN TN TN
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1910 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District 7 Ed 172 page 5B
(Sallie, below, nee McCoy, was sixth child and 4th daughter of John L and Zerah Gibson McCoy, grandson of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy. She wed Henry Cade Measles in 1904 and now has her own growing family)
dw#102/fm#102 Measles
Cade Head 31 mar once 6 yrs TN TN TN Farm Labor farming Out
Sallie Wife 29 mar once 6 yrs 3chld/3lvng TN TN TN
Orville Son 5 TN TN TN
Powell Son 3 TN TN TN
Nora Daughter 1 TN TN TN
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1910 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District 7 Ed 173 page 4A
(Will, below, was Willis, eighth child and 3rd son of John and Zerah Gibson McCoy, grandson of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy. Willis has married Ove yates and begun his own family adjascent to the home of his parents)
dw#69/fm#69 McCoy
Will Head 20 marr once 2 yrs TN TN TN Farm Labor Farming Out
Ova Wife 17 marr once 2 yrs TN TN TN
Enzie Daughter 1 TN TN TN
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1920 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District 1 Ed 120 page 11A
("Zaralth", below, was Zerah Gibson McCoy, recent widow of John L McCoy who was eighth child and 6th son of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy. She is recorded here with her still unmarried daughter Turner in the home and adjascent to her son Martin)
dw#38/fm#38 McCoy
Zeralth Head 70 widowed TN TN TN Farmer manager
Turner Daughter 33 Teach School
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1920 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District 7 Ed 122 page 6B
(John, below, was third child and 1st son of John L and Zerah Gibson McCoy, grandson of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy. He is recorded below with his growing family)
dw#93/fm#93 McCoy
John Head 47 TN TN NC Farmer General Farm
Ella Wife 37 TN TN TN
Annie L Daughter 15 TN TN TN
Dellia Daughter 12 TN TN TN
John L Son 10 TN TN TN
Violet Daughter 9 TN TN TN
Mal Son 7 TN TN TN
Lowdyra Daughter 4 8/12 TN TN TN
J C Son 2 TN TN TN
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1920 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District 1 Ed 120 page 11A
(Martin, below, forth child and 2nd son of John L and Zerah Gibson McCoy, grandson of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy. He and his wife Maggie Louis Templeton are recorded here with their large family)
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Martin Head 46 TN TN TN Farmer General Farm
Miggie Wife 32 TN TN TN
Ora Daughter 12 TN TN TN
Eva Daughter 10 TN TN TN
Jeanie Daughter 8 TN TN TN
Iva Daughter 6 TN TN TN
Vignon Daughter 4 7/12 TN TN TN
Silvirrie Daughter 3 8/12 TN TN TN
John Son 2 1/12 TN TN TN
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1920 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District 1 Ed 120 page 1B
(Delia, below, was fifth child and 3rd daughter of John L and Zerah Gibson McCoy, grand daughter of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy. She is recorded below with her young family)
dw#36/fm#36 Miller
James head 37 TN TN TN Farmer Gen'l Farm
Delia Wife 38 TN TN TN
Arra Son 3 9/12 TN TN TN
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1920 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District 7 Ed 122 page 8A
(Sallie, below, nee McCoy, was sixth child and 4th daughter of John L and Zerah Gibson McCoy, grand daughter of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy.)
dw#114/fm#114 Measles
Cade Head 42 TN TN TN Farmer General Farm
Sallie Wife 39 TN TN TN
Harville Son 15 TN TN TN
Powell Son 12 TN TN TN Farm Laborer House Farm
May Daughter 11 TN TN TN
Willie E Son 9 TN TN TN
Delia Daughter 5 TN TN TN
Lister F Son 2 5/12 TN TN TN
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1920 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District 1 Ed 120 page 2B
(Willie, below, was eigth child and 3rd son of John L and Zerah Gibson McCoy, grandson of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy. He has wed Ova Yates and is recorded here with his young family)
dw#36/fm#36 McCoy
Willie Head 34 TN TN TN Farmer Home Farm
Ova Wife 25 TN TN TN
Emie Daughter 10 TN TN TN
Leaton Son 8 TN TN TN
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1930 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District 7 Ed 8 page 4B
(John, below, was third child and 1st son of John L and Zerah Gibson McCoy, grandson of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy. Apparently daughters Deliah and Violet have married as they are no longer in the household. Son James has recently passed away. A new son Joe, and a new daughter Gracie have been added to the family since the last record.)
dw#76/fm#80 McCoy
John H Head 57 TN TN NC Operator Farm
Ella Wife 47 TN TN TN
Anna Daughter 24 TN TN TN
John L Son 19 TN TN TN Helper Farm
Mall Son 17 TN TN TN Helper Farm
Lodemi Daughter 14 8/12 TN TN TN
Joe B Son 9 TN TN TN
Grace Daughter 3 TN TN TN
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1930 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District 1 Ed 1 page 2B
(Martin, below, was fourth child and 2nd son of John L and Zerah Gibson McCoy, grandson of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy. Daughters Ora, Eva and Jeanie have apparently married and left the home. A son, George has been added since the last record. Martin and his family reside adjascent to sister Delia)
Mountain Road
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Martin Head 54 marr age 32 TN TN TN Farmer General Farm
Maggie Wife 43 marr age 19 TN TN TN
Iva Daughter 17 TN TN TN
Vernon Daughter 15 TN TN TN
Silvere Daughter 13 TN TN TN
John Son 12 TN TN TN
George Son 9 TN TN TN
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1930 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District 1 Ed 1 page 2B-3A
(Delia, below, was fifth child and 3rd daughter of John L and Zerah Gibson McCoy, grand daughter of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy. She is recorded below with her young family. She and her family reside adjascent to brother Martin)
Mountain Road
dw#35/fm#35 Miller
Jim Head 46 marr age 22 TN TN TN Farmer General Farm
Della Wife 51 marr age 27 TN TN TN
Orzie Son 13 TN TN TN Farm Helper General Farm
Carl Son 7 TN TN TN
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1930 Warren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District 3 Ed 6 page 11B
(Sallie, below, nee McCoy, was sixth child and 4th daughter of John L and Zerah Gibson McCoy, grand daughter of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy.)
dw#237/fm#240 Measles
H C Head 53 married first age 26 TN TN TN Farmer General Farm
Sallie L Wife 49 married first age 22 TN TN TN
Bill Son 18 TN TN TN Laborer General Farm
Dallia Daughter 15 TN TN TN
Finley Son 12 TN TN TN Laborer General Farm
Jessie Ray Daughter 9 TN TN TN
Ehtel Daughter 5 TN TN TN
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1930 Van Buren County Tennessee Federal Census Civil District 1 Ed 1 page 3A
(Turner, below, was seventh child and 5th daughter of John L. and Zerah Gibson McCoy, grand daughter of John and Nancy Hatfield McCoy. Mother Zerah, with whom she resided after the death of her father, has passed away. Turner has finally wed and struck out on her own)
dw#36/fm#36 Morgan
Mal Head 50 married age 45 TN GA TN Farmer General Farm
Turner Wife 39 married age 34 TN NC TN
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Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002

Name: Nannie McCoy Spouse: Charles Harris
Marriage Date: 26 Feb 1915
Marriage County: Van Buren Marriage State: Tennessee

Name: Dellie McCoy Spouse: James Miller
Marriage Date: 16 Dec 1908
Marriage County: White Marriage State: Tennessee

Name: Sallie McCoy Spouse: Code Meouls
Marriage Date: 20 Dec 1903
Marriage County: Van Buren Marriage State: Tennessee

Name: Turner McCoy Spouse: Thurman Passons
Marriage Date: 16 Oct 1921
Marriage County: Van Buren Marriage State: Tennessee

Name: William McCoy Spouse: Ova Yates
Marriage Date: 2 Feb 1908
Marriage County: Van Buren Marriage State: Tennessee

Name: W W Mc Coy Spouse: Ethel Taylor
Marriage Date: 13 Nov 1939
Marriage County: Warren Marriage State: Tennessee

Social Security Death Index

Name: Willie McCoy SSN: 411-26-6461
Last Residence: 37110 Mc Minnville, Warren, Tennessee
Born: 7 Oct 1886 Died: Jul 1973
State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee (Before 1951)

Personal Cemetery Investigation by Sherian Oakley
Laurel Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Van Buren Co., TN

JOHN L. McCOY
FEBRUARY 20, 1840-AUGUST 10, 1918
Age 78 yrs 5 Mo 20 Days

oss ZERRA T

ZERRA T. McCOY
JANUARY 9, 1850-FEBRUARY 2, 1958
Age 79 yrs 12 Days

oss JOHN L

NANNIE HARRIS
DECEMBER 31, 1869-DECEMBER 13, 1916


JOHN H. McCOY
JANUARY 3, 1873-OCTOBER 12, 1958
Gone but not forgotten

oss ELLA

ELLA McCOY
OCTOBER 24, 1887-OCTOBER 12, 1965
Gone but not forgotten

oss JOHN H.

MARTIN WILBURN McCOY
DECEMBER 2, 1874-FEBRUARY 26, 1957
They were the sunshine of our home

oss MAGGIE TEMPLETON

MAGGIE TEMPLETON McCOY
FEBRUARY 7, 1896-DECEMBER 18, 1956
They were the sunshine of our home

oss MARTIN WILBURN

DELIA McCOY MILLER
FEBRUARY 4, 1879-FEBRUARY 3, 1933


TURNER McCOY MORGAN
OCTOBER 7, 1885-APRIL 11, 1966

John L. McCoy Pension Application Transcription
Record contributed by Joanne Swindell-Belk
Transcribed by Lois Cordova

(Written on The Spencer Times letterhead)
Sept. 6th, 1912 No. 13552
Hon. Frank A. Moses Nashville, Tenn.

Dear Sir:-
Replying to your esteemed favor of the 9th Ult. I am frank to say that we are at sea absolutely. There is certainly an oversight some where upon the investigation of this case.

The 5th Tenn. Command was made up in Campbell, Meigs and McMinn counties. Cut of 1100 only 175 survived the Duck River fight, two miles and one half out from Shelbyville, Tenn. and the 175 left were lettered into the 8th Tennessee, or Dibrell's Regiment as Company "M" At this place Captain Gibson was killed and 1st Lieut. Patterson was promoted to Capt. Gibson's place. In addition to the foregoing and replying to the suggestion of no name of the kind being found, Mr. J. L. McCoy had five (crossed out and six handwritten in) brothers in the 5th Tennessee with him. two were killed and the another captured and put in camp Chase who got out after was closed. Also, his brother Marion whose affidavit you have went in with him and came out with him at close of war.

Please explain how all this could happen and yet not be a matter of record. Will be glad to hear from you promptly.

Yours very truly, (signed) E.N. Haston

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(This is on Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners letterhead)
Sept. 10, 1912
J. L. McCoy
Mr. E. N. Haston,
Spencer, Tenn.

Dear Sir:

I have your letter of September 6th. There is no oversight in the investigation of this case. Our only opportunity of getting a record for a man is by writing to Washington where Confederate rolls which were captured at Richmond, are now on file. This I have done as I wrote you before. I cannot "explain how all this could happen and yet not be a matter of record." I am now, as always, ready and willing to do anything I can to get a worthy man a pension. Send me the names and post offices address of the officers under which he claims to have surrendered in Thomas' Legion and I will try and get proof for him. Also send the post office address of F. M. McCoy, witness.

Very truly yours, (signed) E. N. Haston Special Examiner

(typed along the right margin of this page sideways):
Dear Sir:-
I am unable to give addresses of officers under whom I served in Thos. Legion and have Also given named F. M. McCoys address in Denton, Texas. Some of the old boys are yet living. to- wit: John Keith and Callie Wallace of Texas and Tenn. respectively and I will try to get into communication with them and let you hear from me further.
Yours (signed) J. L. McCoy (and others illegible)

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Affidavit claim #13552
State of Kentucky
County of Jefferson

Calvin Smith, of 513 Baxter Ave., Louisville, Ky. being first duly sworn deposed as follows.

I was born and reared in Campbell County, afterwards Scott County, East Tennessee, and was living there at the begining of the Civil War. I was personally acquainted with John L. McCoy, of Campbell County, and I saw him enlist and saw him sworn in the Confederate service at Oliver Springs, Tennessee in 1862. I was there already in the service. He was then and there sworn in as a member of my Company, commanded by Captain Henry Gibson, of the 8th Tennessee Regiment, Letter M, our Colonel being Harry (?) McGinnis of Gen. Dibrell's Division.

I then served with the said John L. McCoy until May 1864, off and on, not being with him continuously, but I know he was in the service all this time. He and I were together at the siege of Knoxville, the battles of Louson and Philadelphia and Morristown and probably others as we both saw active service. I was captured in May 1864, at which time McCoy was in the service but I do not know what he did, or anything about him, after May 1864, though I understand that he remained in the service until the last.
(signed) Calvin Smith
Subscribed and sworn to before me by Calvin Smith this December 6, 1912, at Louisville, Kentucky.
My Commission expires January 30, 1916.
L. R. Curtis Notary Public Jefferson County Ky.

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State of Texas
County of Denton

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That I, F. M. McCoy do know personally that J. L. McCoy was a confederate soldier in the Confederate army he and I being in the same company and the same mess for three years in the Fifth Tennessee Cavalry, going through the battle of the Chickamauga. Soon after the battle of Chickamauga, on a raid over in Tennessee in a battle near Shelbyville on Duck River, we lost a brother and captain, another brother wounded and taken prisoner. In reorganizing we were transfered to the Eighth Tennessee Cavalry where we remained till the latter part of '64, when we had to evac Tennessee, when we were then transferred to Col Thomas' Legion of North Carolina, where we remained until surrender, when we were discharged at Clark'sville, Georgia. J. L. McCoy and F. M. McCoy were paroled at Franklin, North Carolina.

In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand this 15th day of March A.D. 1916 at Pilot Point Texas.

(signed) F. M. McCoy

State of Texas
County of Denton-
Before me L. C. Belew, Notary Public in and for Denton County Texas, personally appeared F. M. McCoy, known to me to be the same, and after being duly sworn makes deposes and signs the forgoing statement, as being true and correct, this the 18th day of March A.D.1916

(signed) L. C. Belew
Notary Public Denton County Texas

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State of Tennessee
Van Buren County

Personally appeared before me Jas. M. Brady, Notary Public in and for said county and state, J. L. McCoy, who made oath in due form of law that he is the same J.L. McCoy that filed his application for pension on account of services rendered the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Affiant states that he was born in 1840. He states that he was married to Zera Wire in North Carolina March 2nd 1869, and that his wife was born in 1850 and they are still living together as husband and wife. At the time of the Civil War, the said Zera Wire lived on adjoining farm to that where affidant lived, in Campbell County Tenn. and she personally knows that affidant rendered services in the Southern Army. Affiant is not positive of the letter of the Company but he is positive that he was sworn in under Capt. Gibson of the 5th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment until 1863 in October. After the battle of Chickamauga this Regiment was ordered to Mufreesboro as affiant understands. At any rate, this Regiment went through Sequatchie Valley McMinnville and on to Duck River, having several skirmishes on the way. Affiant states that there was a fight near this River in Oct. 1863 in which this Regt. was surrounded by the enemy but they fought their way out about three miles to a place affiant remembers as Summerville where Wheeler joined forces with this Regiment. Then affiant was transferred to the 8th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment in Oct. 1863 as aforesaid on account of Capt. Gibson of affiant's Company being killed in these battles or skirmishes and on account of Lieut. Col. Montgomery then in charge of affiant's Regiment being seriously wounded. After affiant was transferred he joined Co. "M" of the said 8th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment. Nicholas Patterson was Capt. of said Co. "M" to which affiant was assigned. George G. Dibrell was Col. of said 8th Tenn. Cavalry Regt. Affiant states that after joining this Regiment that it was ordered to east Tennessee where he remained with it until the last of 1863 or the first of 1864. He is not positive of the axact date. He was in the siege of Knoxville awhile, affiant was transferred to Wm. Thomas' Legion North Carolina troops. All of said Co. "M" of said 8th Tenn. Regt. was transferred to said Thomas' Legion and Wm. Thomas was Col. Afiiant's recollection is that said Wm. Thomas has a good many Indians in his command and that he wanted more white men in the command hence the transfer. At any rate he remembers distinctly of being transferred to said Thomas' Legion North Carolina troops. Affiant states that he remained with said Thomas' Legion until the close

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of the Civil War. When Col. Thomas heard the war was over, he told his command that it might be disbanded and the indians in the command scattered from there. Co. "M" to which affiant belonged and Capt. Butler's Co. decided to join E. Kerby Smith, whom they understood had not surrendered and was then either in Texas or Mexico. These two Companies accordingly went as far as Clarksville Ga., where many soldiers were gathered and where they were informed they could not reach said Smith. After getting this information, both Companies decided to return home and affiant was paroled at Franklin North Carolina either the last of April 1865 or the first of May 1865. The following named parties were paroled at the same time and place: Martin McCoy, afiant's brother, Marion McCoy, Affiant's brother now living in Texas and drawing a pension, John Keath and Ramsey Keith, Redin Smith, and affiant. All of these are dead except Marion McCoy and affiant. Said Marion McCoy has given an affidavit in support of affiant's claim. Affiant states that his parole has been misplaced and he is unable to find it after diligent search. The following are names of some parties that served with affiant: John Rich, Jake Lyle, Cal Smith, Redin Smith, Andy Shootman, Jessee Wilson, Ou (?) Smith, John Goodman, Henry Goodman, Henry May, Byrd Patterson, John Keith, Sammy Worthington and various others. Affiant states that he came to Middle Tenn. in 1866 and has lived there ever since, many miles away from east Tenn. where he served in the War. Joining there and his companions were also East Tennesseans and he has lost sight of most of them. The most of them are now dead. The following is the name and address of all the parties affiant knows to be alive and knows their Post office: Marion McCoy, Pilot Point, Texas, Andy Shootman, suppose to be at Celina, Tenn., James Gibson gave an affidavit, but he has since died.

his mark X ( J.L. McCoy)

Sworn & subscribed to before me July 5, 1916 Jas. M. Brady Notary Public

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JAS. M. BRADY
ATTORNEY AT LAW

SPENCER, TENN July 6th, 1916

Hon. Frank A. Moses,
Nashville, Tenn.

Dear Sir:-
Replying to your favor of May 11th last, I wish to say that I enclose you statement from Mr. McCoy in regard to his pension claim. I am not concerned in this case, except as a Notary Public. I know nothing about the facts that he has heretofore offered, as none of the other papers were prepared by me and I never saw any of them save the last affidavit sent in and I never read this.

Mr. McCoy's sister knows that he was in the Army and his wife knows the same thing, but I take it for granted that neither of them knew the name of the Co. etc.

Mr. McCoy was placed at a disadvantage from the fact that he was born and raised in East Tennessee and served with people from that section and immediately after War he moved to middle Tennessee and has not been in close touch with the people there with whom he formerly served. Mr. McCoy's brother who served with him through all the War is now drawing a pension from the State of Texas and I would be glad if you can act upon this case the coming meeting of the Board, as I am quite sure that Mr. McCoy is honest in all his statements. I told him I did not want to record a single statement unless his memory of it was clear and distinct. This I think he kept in mind and made a clear and honest statement. He is an aged and honored, worthy and needy citizen.

Very truly yours, (signed) Jas. M. Brady

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Family group sheet for John L. McCoy and Zerah Ware Gibson

Family Group Sheet of Joohn McCoy and Nancy Hatfield
parents of John L. McCoy

End of notes for John L. McCoy and Zerah Ware Gibson



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