McCoy’s Fort in Williamsburg, WV (Greenbrier County Virginia) during the Revolutionary War. Lt. William McCoy is my sixth great grandfather. I am so happy to see this Fort being preserved.
McCoy’s Fort was a defensive fort at the home of William McCoy (my 6th great grandfather). It is located approximately one mile north of Williamsburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Family records indicate that my 6th great grandfather built his two-story log house around 1769 and most likely became a fort around 1774 during the Indian conflict known as Dunmore’s War.
William McCoy was the son of pioneer settler James McCoy. He was a lieutenant in the militia under Captain Robert McClanahan. He advanced to captain after McClanahan’s death at the Battle of Point Pleasant in October 1774.
There are documents that indicate that McCoy’s Fort was attacked during the Revolutionary War after the failed attack on Fort Donnally on May 29, 1778. Fort Donnally is located approximately six miles south of McCoy’s Fort. It is documented that Militia from Renick’s Fort, which is located about six miles east of McCoy’s Fort, came to the aid of McCoy’s Fort, which was…
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