Are You a Real McCoy?
Track Your Family Tree Back to the Feuding McCoy Family
If your last name is McCoy, you have to wonder if you are related to the famous Hatfield-McCoy feud. The McCoy family lived in Kentucky while the Hatfields lived across the river in West Virginia.
After the Civil War, these extended mountain families began feuding. Many lives were lost as they carried on an eye-for-an-eye retaliation against each other and their kinfolk.
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People Find the McCoy Family Fascinating over 150 Years Later
My name isn't McCoy, but genealogy fascinates me. Who knows who you will find as you search for your family roots. Watching the mini-series created by Kevin Costner stirred up a lot of interest in McCoy family roots. Maybe you have a McCoy somewhere on your family tree.
Did You Watch the Hatfield & McCoys Mini-Series on TV? - If not, here's a trailer for a glimpse of what you missed
Online Genealogy Information about the McCoy Family
- The Hatfield and McCoys - Ancestrally Challenged Forum
Check out this interesting discussion on the Ancestrally Challenged research board forum. It might shed some light on your ancestry. Look for names that might match your family tree.
- Hatfields & McCoys - Family History & Genealogy Message Board - Ancestry.com
Hatfields & McCoys family history & genealogy message board. Hosted by Ancestry.com. Forums of community contributed messages helping members research the Hatfields & McCoys topic.
- McCoy Message Boards Search - Ancestry.com
Centralized collection of family history & genealogy message boards hosted by Ancestry.com. Forums include specialized topics such as surnames, locales, and organizations
A History of the McCoy Family in America
I'm not sure if the feuding McCoy family from Kentucky links in to this McCoy family. It's likely that they go back to the same McCoy clan in Scotland for their roots.
News Articles about McCoy Genealogy and Family History
- A real McCoy - Coeur d'Alene Press: Local News
HAYDEN LAKE - As the "Hatfields & McCoys" three-part, six-hour History Channel miniseries starts to roll tonight, Hayden Lake resident Carolyn Brooks Wood will be watching closely.
- Tumors May Have Fueled Hatfield-McCoy Feud | Vanderbilt Magazine | Vanderbilt University
Winnter Reynolds may have within her body a clue to the legendary Hatfield- McCoy feud. The 11-year-old is a descendant of McCoys who harken from West Virginia
- Proposed TV show to feature Hatfield, McCoy descendants - The Herald Dispatch
If you have the real McCoys in your family background, you might qualify for this proposed TV show.
Names to Connect to the McCoy Family Tree - Search Your Family Tree for These Names
To find out if you are related to the Hatfield-McCoy feuding families, you'll need to link back to some of the names below. Get started by noting down your parents' names, your grandparents and continue as far back as family memories will take you. Do any of the names match the ones below?
When you run out of names, start checking the genealogy sites online to go back another generation or two.
Are there any family stories about being related to the feuding McCoys?
The information below is from Ancestry.com.
- The head of the McCoy family in Pike, Kentucky was Randolph McCoy (born October 30, 1825 in Pike, Kentucky). He was also called Randall or 'Ranel' or 'Old Ran'l'
His wife's name was Sarah McCoy. She was also called Sallie and was Randolph's first cousin.
- Their children are:
Josephine McCoy 1848 - 1929
James H McCoy 1849 - 1929
Floyd McCoy 1853 - 1882
Tolbert McCoy 1854 - 1882
Samuel McCoy 1855 - 1916
Lilburn McCoy 1856 -
Alifair McCoy 1858 - 1888
Rosanna McCoy 1859 - 1889 (also spelled Roseanna) - She and her daughter died, so there are no descendants from Rosanna.
Calvin McCoy 1862 - 1888
Pharmer McCoy 1863 - 1882
Randolph Jr Bud McCoy 1864 - 1882
William McCoy 1866 - 1929
Trinvilla Trinnie McCoy 1868 - 1929
Adelaide McCoy 1870 - 1929
- Randolph McCoy's brothers and sisters are:
George Washington McCoy
John McCoy 1819 -
Harriet McCoy 1820 - 1903
William McCoy 1822 - 1869
Randolph McCoy 1825 - 1914
Asa Harmon McCoy 1828 - 1865
Samuel McCoy 1831 - 1880
Resa McCoy 1833 - 1894
Ruth McCoy 1833 -
Mary Etta McCoy 1834 -
George Thomas McCoy 1839 -
Pharmer McCoy 1840 -
Nancy McCoy 1841 - 1922
James M McCoy 1843 - 1958
Vicy 1845 -
Louisa McCoy 1845 - 1900
Jane McCoy 1846 -
Curious about the Hatfield-McCoy Feud? - Here's a timeline of the events
- Hatfield-McCoy Feud: A Timeline
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