McCoy, Joseph

Born: 1797-10-05 Nicholas County, Kentucky

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

McCoy moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1821. He fought in the Black Hawk War in two of Abraham Lincoln's companies. He never married and lived with his nephew, Isaiah T., in Lincoln. In 1860, McCoy was working as a farmer and owned $500 in real estate.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 490; Muster Roll of Captain Elijah Iles’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Muster Roll of Captain Jacob M. Early’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 334.