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McCoy, McKey-Hatteras Island Group
Information from Paul Heinegg's site:
extracted by: Jen
McCOY/ McKEY FAMILY
Samuel1 Mackie, born say 1720, and his wife Batsheba, "free
Malattos," registered their children's births and baptisms in St. Paul's
Parish, King George County. Their children were
John, born 23 November, baptized 24 November 1745.
Elijah, born 25 August, baptized 19 September 1748.
Jane, born 2 February, baptized 29 March 1752 [St. Paul's Parish Register, 102,
iv. James1, born say 1750.
v. Bennett, born about 1757.
vi. George McCoy, born say 1759.
?Mary Mackey, born say 1760, the servant of Stephen Donaldson, Gent., on 11
April 1781 when the Loudoun County court bound her "Mulatto" son
Anthony (born 17 August 1778) to her master [Orders 1776-83, 350].
viii. ?Verlinda, born say 1763.
?Malinsa M'Guy, head of an Essex County household of 4 "other free" in
1810 [VA:208]. She may have been the mother of Mary McGuy who registered in
Essex County on 14 December 1810: born free by certificate of the clerk of
Richmond County, dark Mulattoe, about 27 years of age, 5 feet 3-3/4 inches
[Register of Free Negroes 1810-43, p.17, no.39].
?Samuel2 Magee, head of a Spotsylvania County household of 3
"other free" and a white woman over the age of 45 in 1810 [VA:101b].
?Thomas Magee, head of a Spotsylvania County household of 1 "other
free," a slave and a white woman over the age of 45 in 1810 [VA:102a].
?George2 Makee, a "yellow" taxable in the lower district of
Prince William County in 1809 and 1810 [Personal Property Tax Lists, 1782-1810,
frames 708, 736], head of a Prince William County household of 3 "other
free" in 1810 [VA:508]. He registered as a free Negro in Washington, D.C.,
on 25 August 1821: born free of a free woman in the neighborhood of Dumfries,
Virginia. Perhaps his wife was Nancy Makee who registered on 25 March 1826
and was also born free in Dumfries. Her sixteen-year-old "mulato"
daughter Betsy and seventeen-year-old daughter Maria registered in October 1827
[Provine, District of Columbia Free Negro Registers, 7, 60, 74, 100].
George may have been identical to ____ McGee, a "yellow" complexioned
soldier from King George County who enlisted as a substitute in the Revolution [NSDAR,
African American Patriots, 151].
James1 McCoy, born say 1750, was taxable in the lower district of
Westmoreland County from 1782 to 1815: taxable on 2 tithes in 1787 and 1788; 3
from 1789 to 1792; charged with John, George and Garard McKie's tithes from 1793
to 1796; called McGuy from 1782 to 1793, McKey from 1794 to 1815 and McKoy in
the 1810 census [Personal Property Tax Lists, 1782-1815, frames 247, 269, 318,
327, 347, 358, 381, 410, 434, 450, 461, 476, 492]. He was listed as a "free
Molatto" farmer living on his own land in Westmoreland County with (his
wife?) Polley McKey and child James McKey in 1801 ["A List of Free
Mulattoes & Negroes in Westmoreland County" Virginia Genealogist,
31:40]. He was head of a Westmoreland County household of 4 "other
free" in 1810 [VA:778]. He received a pension for his service as a soldier
in the Revolution [Jackson, Virginia Negro Soldiers, 40]. His children
were most likely
Catherine, born say 1770, called Catherine McGuy when she married Henry Thompson,
29 September 1789 Westmoreland County bond, Bennett McGuy security. She may have
been the Kitty Thompson who was a "Molatto" living alone in
Westmoreland County in 1801, a farmer on James Cox's land [Virginia
ii. Rodham, born say 1770.
George3, born say 1772, married Nancy McCoy, 4 January 1808
Westmoreland County bond, William Brown security. He was head of a Westmoreland
County household of 5 "other free" in 1810 [VA:780].
Gerard/ Jerrard, born say 1774, married Winney Davis, 17 March 1801, with
the consent of Winney Davis dated the same day. He and Winney were "Molattoes"
farming Mrs. Cox's land in Westmoreland County in 1801 [Virginia Genealogist
31:40], and he was head of a Westmoreland County household of 5 "other
free" in 1810 [VA:780].
John1, born say 1778, a "Molatto" farmer living with (his
wife?) Margaret McKey on Nathaniel Oldham's land in Westmoreland County in 1801
[Virginia Genealogist 31:40].
James2, listed in James McKey's household in 1801.
Bennett McCoy, born about 1757, was drafted into the service from Westmoreland
County to serve in 1777. He was allowed a pension in 1818 [Jackson, Virginia
Negro Soldiers, 40]. He was taxable in Westmoreland County from 1789 to
1815: taxable on a slave in 1800 and 1801, in the "list of Free Negroes
& Mulattoes" in 1813, called McGuy from 1789 to 1793, McKey from 1794
to 1815 and McKoy in the 1810 census [Personal Property Tax Lists, 1782-1815,
frames 347, 358, 399, 434, 476, 512, 542, 657, 771, 821]. In 1801 he was listed
as a "free Molatto" farmer with Hannah McKey and child Nancy McKey,
living on their own land [Virginia Genealogist 31:40]. He was head of a
Westmoreland County household of 4 "other free" in 1810 [VA:780]. His
Nancy, married George McCoy, 4 January 1808 Westmoreland County bond, William
George1 McCoy, born say 1759, married Elizabeth Nickens,
twenty-four-year-old daughter of Nathaniel Nickings, 10 March 1788 Orange
County, Virginia bond, 11 March marriage by Rev. George Eve. He was a "B.M."
(blackman) taxable in Augusta County in 1796 and 1797 [PPTL 1796-1810, frames
32, 69] and a "free Negro" or "Melatto" taxable in
Rockingham County in 1798, 1800, 1804, 1809 and a laborer taxable on 2 horses at
Sam McWilliam's in 1810 [PPTL 1795-1813, frames 143, 199, 294, 460, 634]. On 23
June 1803 the Rockingham County court ordered him to show cause why his children
should not be bound out because, "he is not able to raise and educate them
in a proper manner" [Judgment & Orders 1802-4, 303]. He was head of a
Rockingham County household of 3 "other free" in 1810 [VA:130b].
According to his Revolutionary pension file, he died in the poorhouse in
Rockingham County in 1821 [Jackson, Virginia Negro Soldiers, 40]. He was
probably the father of
John2, born 26 January 1788 of free parents in Augusta County,
Virginia, registered as a "free Negro" in Rockingham County on 17
October 1815 and recorded his "free papers" in Ross County, Ohio: a
black man, aged 28 years the 26 January 1816, 6 ft 3/4 in., straight and well
made, was born free [Turpin, Register of Black, Mulatto, and Poor Persons,
22; Rockingham County Register of Free Negroes, no.24, p.10].
Hannah, born about 1790, registered as a free Negro in Rockingham County on 11
July 1811: about 5 feet 8 Inches high ... about 21 years of age ... a Dark
Mulatto [Register, no.8, p.5].
George4, born 1 June 1794, registered in Rockingham County on 20 June
1815: about 21 years the 1st of this Month ... bound an apprentice by order
of the County Court of Rockingham to Joshua Peters also a free man of Colour to
learn the trade of a Sadler, about 5 feet 7 inches high a dark Mulatto
[Register, no.22, p.10].
Verlinda McKee, born say 1763, was called a "mulatto woman" who had
once been indentured to James Gwatkin on 5 August 1805 when her daughter
registered as a free Negro in Prince William County [Orders 1804-6, 205]. She
was the mother of
Polly Sanford Thornton, born about 1783, daughter of Verlinda McKee a
free Mulatto, twenty-two years old when she registered as a free Negro in Prince
William County on 2 September 1805 [Orders 1804-6, 239, 243].
Sally, born about 1786, nineteen years old when she registered in Prince William
County on 5 August 1805 [Orders 1804-6, 205].
Rodham McCoy, born say 1772, married Mary Askins, 23 December 1793
Westmoreland County bond, John Kirk security. He and his wife Molly McKey and
children were listed as "free Molattoes" farming William Ball's land
in Westmoreland County in 1801 [Virginia Genealogist 31:40]. He was head
of a Westmoreland County household of 8 "other free" in 1810 [VA:778].
He married, second, Elizabeth Brinn, 28 December 1816 Westmoreland County
bond, William King security. His children listed with him in 1801 were
Betsey, married Jarrat Thompson, 21 May 1822 Westmoreland County bond.
Gerard Thompson was living in the household of (his parents?) John and
Haney Thompson in the list of "free Molattoes" in Westmoreland
County in 1801 [Virginia Genealogist 31:45].
They may have been the
i. William Megee, born say 1750.
Robert Macky, head of a Hyde County, North Carolina household of 2 "other
free" and a white woman in 1800 [NC:372].
Easter Mackey, born 1776-1794, head of a Hyde County household of 4 "free
colored" in 1820 [NC:248].
William McKey, head of a Beaufort County, North Carolina household of 2
"other free" in 1810 [NC:118].
William Megee, born say 1750, was head of a Halifax County, North Carolina
household of 9 "other free" in 1790 [NC:66] and 6 in 1810 [NC:38]. His
widow was probably Winney McGee, born before 1776, head of a Halifax County
household of 6 "free colored" in 1820 [NC:156] and 5 in 1830. Their
children were most likely
William J., head of a Halifax County household of 1 "other free" in
Henry, head of a Halifax County household of 3 "free colored" in 1820.
Tamzy, head of a Halifax County household of 2 "free colored" in 1820.
End of file
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