Randolph "Old Randall" Mccoy (1825 - 1914)

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Randolph McCoy
1825 - 1914
October 30, 1825
Pike Co, Kentucky, US
March 28, 1914
Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, US
Other Names
Old Randall
Randolph Mccoy of Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky USA was born on October 30, 1825 in Pike Co to Daniel McCoy and Margaret Taylor. He had a brother Asa Harmon Mccoy. He married Sarah "Sally" McCoy, and they had children Josephine McCoy, James H. McCoy, John Tolbert McCoy, Lilburn Mccoy, Samuel McCoy, Alafair McCoy, Rosana Mccoy, Calvin Mccoy, Pharmer McCoy, Randolph Bud McCoy Jr, William Bill Mccoy, Twinville (Mccoy), Adelaide Mccoy, Fannie Mccoy, and Floyd McCoy. Randolph McCoy died at age 88 years old on March 28, 1914 in Pikeville, and was buried on March 29, 1914 at Dils Cemetery in Pikeville.
Updated: September 1, 2022
Biography ID: 671013

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Randolph was born October 30, 1825 to Margaret (Taylor) and Daniel McCoy in Pikeville Kentucky. He had 12 siblings inclus Asa Harmon Mccoy.

Randolph and Sarah McCoy married in the year 1849 and had 16 children together, some that lived and others that sadly did not survive.

The children include: Josephine McCoy (1848-?), James "Jim" McCoy (1850-1929), Floyd McCoy (1852-1928), Tolbert McCoy (1853-1882), Lilburn McCoy (1854-?), Samuel II McCoy (1856-1921), an infant girl who did not survive (1857-1857), Alifair McCoy (1858-1888), Roseanna McCoy (1859-1889), Calvin McCoy (1862-1888), Pharmer McCoy (1863-1882), Randolph "Bud" McCoy (1864-1882), William "Bill" McCoy (1866-?), Trinvilla "Trinnie" McCoy (1868-1921), Adelaide McCoy (1870-1898), Fannie McCoy (1873-1943).
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Randolph "Old Randall" Mccoy
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Randolph Mccoy
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Old Randall
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Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky USA
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October 30, 1825
Pike Co, Kentucky US
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Ethnicity & Family History

Randolph was a white male.

Nationality & Locations

In 1870, Randolph lived in District 6, Pike, Kentucky.


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Randolph was a farmer.

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Military Service

Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865 about Randolph Mccoy Name: Randolph Mccoy Side: Confederate Roll: M598_22 Roll Title: Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865 ----------------------- Prisoner of War: Randolph McCoy is listed on line 16. Rank: Private Regiment, or Co & State: Mays VA Reg Company: A Where Captured: Pike County, KY When Captured: Jul 8 1863 Remarks: Transferred to Camp Douglas Illinois on Aug 24 1863
March 28, 1914
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Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky US
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Died 2 months after falling into a fire and getting burned. Maybe infection was cause of death.
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March 29, 1914
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Dils Cemetery in Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky
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Published Wednesday April 8, 1914 The Bloomington Record (Bloomington, Wisconsin): Randolph McCoy, nonagenarian and leader in the famous McCoy-Hatfield feud, died at the home of his grandson at Pikeville Ky, of burns received last fall.

Average Age & Life Expectancy

Randolph "Old Randall" Mccoy lived 17 years longer than the average Mccoy family member when he died at the age of 88.
The average age of a Mccoy family member is 71.


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Carrie Mccoy-gernert commented on Feb 20, 2014
Randolph McCoy, my great great Uncle: My biological father is/was Garcie Charles McCoy and his Father was Garcie McCoy my grandpas father was the late Leland McCoy and mother Elisa McCoy(I do believe was her name) and Leland McCoy was the great great grandson of Randolph "Old Randall" McCoy so that would make Randolph McCoy my great great Uncle if I've got that right relationship wise that is. If I've got relationship connection mixed up please let me know so it can be fixed. Thank you. My name is Carrie Grace McCoy and have a younger brother who was named after my grandpas father Leland my brother is Leland Jacob McCoy. I just wanted to say that I'm very proud to have the last name McCoy and even when I was adopted at 16yr old I never and will never get rid of my last name it is who I am and what's apart of my past and present its s part of our history and I own and wear it well. - Carrie Grace McCoy
Daniel Pinna commented on Feb 23, 2021
The fact that you have a photo of Randolph is awesome! He looks like a kind man.

1825 - 1914 World Events

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In 1825, in the year that Randolph "Old Randall" Mccoy was born, on October 26th, the Erie Canal opened. Construction had begun in 1817 and the completion of the canal provided passage from Albany New York to Buffalo New York and Lake Erie. Previously, pack animals had to be used to transport goods - there were no railroads - and the canal allowed goods to be shipped relatively easily and quickly.

In 1836, by the time he was only 11 years old, on June 15th, Arkansas was the 25th state admitted into the United States of America - and the 13th slave state in the Union. Originally part of the Louisiana Purchase, the area became the Territory of Arkansas in 1819 and the Territory immediately began the process of expelling native Americans to west of the Mississippi.

In 1845, he was 20 years old when on March 4th, James K. Polk was inaugurated as the 11th President of the United States. Polk, from Tennessee, beat Henry Clay of Kentucky, 49.5% to 48.1%. Polk served one term.

In 1905, by the time he was 80 years old, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1914, in the year of Randolph "Old Randall" Mccoy's passing, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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