When Mary Coy was born on 3 February 1825, in Lebanon, Lebanon, Madison, New York, United States, her father, Comfort Coy, was 50 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 4 sons and 2 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.
Irish: shortened form of McCoy .
English: nickname for a quiet or shy person, from Old French coi (earlier quei) ‘calm, quiet; shy, coy’ (from Latin quietus).
Americanized form of Dutch Kooij, see Kooi .
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