Randolph "Old Randall" Mccoy (1825 - 1914)


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Randolph McCoy was born on in Pike Co, Kentucky US


Father: Daniel McCoy
Mother: Margaret Taylor

Wife: Sarah McCoy
Children with Sarah: Josephine McCoy, James H. McCoy, Floyd McCoy, John Tolbert McCoy, Samuel McCoy, Lilburn McCoy, Mary Katherine McCoy, and Alafair McCoy


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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


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Randolph McCoy died in Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky US

Cause of death: Died 2 months after falling into a fire and getting burned. Maybe infection was cause of death.

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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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at Dils Cemetery, in Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky


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Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky USA

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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.

1828 - At the age of just 3 years old, Randolph was alive when on September 17th, a typhoon - called the Siebold Typhoon because German physician Philipp Franz von Siebold was there and took measurements during the storm - killed over 14,000 people in Kyūshū, Japan. It was the greatest number of deaths in any storm in Japan.

1850 - When he was 25 years old, on September 9th, in the middle of the Gold Rush, California was admitted to the US as the 31st state. Previously the western part of Alta California, the state, by itself, is now has the 6th largest economy in the world when compared to other countries.

1898 - By the time he was 73 years old, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

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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Randolph "Old Randall" Mccoy, father to 8 children, died around March 28, 1914 in Pikeville, Kentucky at 88 years of age. His family lists the cause of death as: died 2 months after falling into a fire and getting burned. Maybe infection was cause of death.. He was buried in Dils Cemetery, Pikeville, Kentucky. He was born on October 30, 1825 in Pike Co, Kentucky. He was born to Daniel McCoy and Margaret Taylor, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. Randolph married Sarah McCoy. and they gave birth to Josephine McCoy, James H. McCoy, Floyd McCoy, John Tolbert McCoy, Samuel McCoy, Lilburn McCoy, Mary Katherine McCoy, and Alafair McCoy.

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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
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