My Revolutionary War Patriot Ancestors: Lt. and later Capt. William McCoy, Sr.(my sixth great grandfather) of Greenbrier County Virginia, The Hamilton’s of Greenbrier County Virginia, and James McCoy (my fifth great grandfather).
Lieutenant William J. McCoy, Sr., born 1740 in Augusta County, Virginia; died 1795.He was the son of James McCoy and Jane.
William McCoy, Sr. married Agnes (Nancy) Hamilton daughter of William Hamilton and Alice. Nancy Hamilton, born 1745; died 1833 in Greenbrier County, Virginia.
Lt. William McCoy’s children are named in the Lane Grant book of Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia) in the Auditor’s Office; Vol. I, Pg. 558.
McCoy, Wm. decd, Heirs at Law of Greenbrier County 1 Augt 1818, On the waters of Sinking Creek adjoing the land of Charles Lewis decd &c. “Wm McCoy, Jas McCoy, Andw McCoy, Jane Raider, Alice Hanna, Nancy Miller, Jno McCoy, and Moses McCoy.” -Grants 67, p. 407.
William and Nancy Agness Hamilton McCoy’s children were also mentioned in the will of Andrew Hamilton (b. 1738 d. 4 March 1796 in Greenbrier County, Virginia).
William was Commissioner of the Peace in 1791; member of the Grand Jury…
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