Daniel McCoy 1735-1740 Scotland

Daniel McCoy 1735-1740 Scotland

Daniel McCoy
Daniel McCoy

November 17th, 2010, 8:28 pm #1

Iv'e been researching my family for a couple years now, and even drew upon the assistance of Ken Bain, but to no avail. I have one Daniel McCoy who supposedly came from Scotland and was reportedly born between 1735-1740. Legend has it he married and Irish woman...Margaret Park possible, and moved to America via, Pa....through Va to SC. He had a son born in 1765, Daniel McCoy who married Elza Ryle and moved to Kentucky in 1787, then into Indiana. The original Daniel McCoy from Scotland apparently died in 1799 in SC. If anyone could lead me in the right direction as to Daniel McCoy (1735-1740) in Scotland as to his father may have been it would be most appreciated. Thanks. If you would like to view my Ancestry so far I have a page on Ancestry.com, under Daniel McCoy 1963-?.

Jim McKay
Jim McKay

November 17th, 2010, 10:31 pm #2

Hi Daniel,
I don't know if this is of use to you, or perhaps we have got our info from the same place.
Once AGAIN I 'Googled' - Daniel McCoy, born: 1735/1740 Scotland.
This is what I came up with:
Born abt 1735/1740 Scotland
Married 1762 Ireland
Died 1762 South Carolina
David McCoy born 1763
Daniel McCoy born 1765 at SC
Married 24 Sept 1783 at Old Montgomery,VA
Died 26 Sept 1823 at Jackson County
Spouse Eliz RYLE
John McCoy born abt 1768/1769
Moses McCoy 1771
George W McCoy abt 1772/1773

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Although I haven't tried it myself, why not try 'Census Scotland 1735-1740'?? This could be another source of WHERE Daniel was born? You could hypothesize and ask 'Why was he over in Ireland in the FIRST PLACE? Was he sent there to work? Did he go voluntarily? Was it SOUTHERN Ireland? Was it in the NORTH where so many of the English/Protestant Landowners had their Estates?
You could go on and on!! One other 'lead' I suggested to the good Dr Don McGee, was 'Births, Deaths, Marriages, Donegal' - Could be you find where Daniel and Margaret (?) wwere Married? If NOT Donegal, try the OTHER Counties.

I hope ANY of this stuff is of use to you - Happy Hunting!
Kindest Regards, Jim McKay, Stirling, Scotland.