goal of this page is to link Willis McCoy/ Mecoy's descendants and
information to publish for our family. If you are related and would
to include your information please contact
me. If you are unsure who you are related to but you do not
it's our family, check out the links under "Other McCoy Family
Pictured above are Bill Mecoy (forth generation) and his sons, they are
standing in a field on their farm in Tippah County, MS, right outside
Walnut. In their day they had to fence their fields to protect
from wild livestock running loose. The picture was taken in the
Bill Mecoy was Willis Mecoy's great grandson.
Willis Mecoy was born
in the 1730's, and lived in Craven County, NC. In the 1750's he
in the North Carolina Militia. His first wife's name is unknown,
however in 1796, he married to Keziah Peters Achlin and she is
executor of his will. He died in 1800, in Craven County, North
leaving 10 children, who were mostly grown with families of their own.
Most left the area in the following years to pioneer the U.S. with the
exception of William and his offspring. Willis McCoy is the first
of my line that I can verify. I have several ideas about his
however at the moment I haven't been able to prove them.
Mecoy, born about 1770. (click on his name to view bio)
He married Mary
Beesley and settled in Rutherford County, TN, along with the Beesley
He died on March 16, 1815, near French Camp, Mississippi, while serving
in the War of 1812.
- Hardy Mecoy,
He married a
Mecoy ( his cousin) in 1802.
- Willis Mecoy
He married first Elizabeth Ecclen in 1791, then married Holland Daughty
in 1795. Together with the Taylors and the Ecclen's they moved to
Butler County, Ky.
- she married Emphiam Daughty.
- Edward Mecoy
- Sarah McCoy
- Betsy Mecoy
- Lewis Mecoy
He married Charlotte Shute in 1794. It is unknown where they
- Hudley Mecoy
married Cordillia and died in 1802. His family stayed in Craven County
and his descendants still live in Craven County, Cove City, NC.
indicate that Willis changed the spelling of his name from McCoy to
during the Revolutionary War as a result of an argument between him and
his brother. The brother served for Britain, and Willis served for the
American Colonies. Most of Willis' offspring returned to the original
during the next few generations. Some, however continued to spell it
century, and a few continue to spell it that way today. Willis'
are scattered all over the United States, his children first settled in
Kentucky and Tennessee, a few remained in North Carolina.
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