Elizabeth L. McCoy

Female5 April 1814–1893

Brief Life History of Elizabeth L.

Elizabeth L. McCoy was born on 5 April 1814, in Lincoln, Missouri, United States. She married Christopher C Williams on 9 May 1839, in Washington, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died in 1893, at the age of 79.

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Christopher C Williams
Elizabeth L. McCoy
Marriage: 9 May 1839
Julia A Williams
Sara Ellen Williams

Sources (5)

  • Elizabeth Mccoy, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Elizabeth Mccoy in entry for Julia A Mcgarity, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Elizabeth Mccoy, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 May 1839Washington, Texas, United States
  • Children (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries 1818: Lincoln County was created 14 December 1818 from St. Charles County.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 5

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 22

    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

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aoidh ‘son of Aodh’, an old personal name meaning ‘fire’, originally the name of a pagan god. Thus it has the same origin as McGee , McKay , and McKee . It has sometimes been Anglicized as Hughes .

    History: The McCoy clan of KY, led by Randolph McCoy, was involved in one of the bitterest mountain feuds, with the Hatfield clan of WV, from the Civil War to the end of the 19th century. The expression ‘the real McCoy’ probably originated with an American boxer, Norman Selby (1873–1940), who adopted the name “Kid McCoy” to distinguish himself from another fighter of the same name.

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

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