Mary Coy

3 February 1825–7 July 1860 (Age 35)
Lebanon, Lebanon, Madison, New York, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Coy was born on 3 February 1825, in Lebanon, Lebanon, Madison, New York, United States, her father, Comfort Coy, was 47 and her mother, Abigail Packard, was 39. She married Chester A Preston on 20 January 1842, in Livingston, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 7 July 1860, in Tyrone Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Smith Cemetery, Livingston, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chester A Preston
Mary Coy
Marriage: 20 January 1842
Mary Jane Preston
Elmer Preston
Adelbert Preston
Mary Preston
Abigail J Preston
John L Preston

Spouse and Children

20 January 1842
Livingston, Michigan, United States


    Mary Jane Preston


    Elmer Preston


    Adelbert Preston


    Mary Preston


    Abigail J Preston


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Comfort Coy





    Charity Coy



    Mary Coy


World Events (7)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 2

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 11

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of McCoy .2 English: nickname for a quiet and unassuming person, from Middle English, Old French coi, quei ‘calm’, ‘quiet’ (Latin quietus).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Preston in household of Chester Preston, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Preston in household of Chester A Preston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Orndorf in entry for Mary Kelly, "Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990"

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