Eunice McCoy

Brief Life History of Eunice

When Eunice McCoy was born on 22 December 1781, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Henry Thomas McCoy, was 45 and her mother, Sarah Herndon, was 45. She married Spencer Runnel Bankston in 1799, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Hinds, Mississippi, United States in 1850. She died on 15 October 1852, in Raymond, Hinds, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Raymond Cemetery, Raymond, Hinds, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Spencer Runnel Bankston
1775–1852
Eunice McCoy
1781–1852
Marriage: 1799
Rebecca Bankston
1799–1876
R C Bankston
1812–
Rex Bankston
1814–
Augustin Harrison Bankston
1801–1844
Nancy Bankston
1803–1855
Calvin Spencer Bankston
1805–1835
Adeline Bankston
1810–1869
Hillard J. Bankston
1814–1866
Bluford Green Bankston
1815–1876
Henry Gaines Bankston
1817–1879
Amanda M F Bankston
1820–1878
George W. Bankston
1824–1869

Sources (7)

  • Mississippi Census: Eunice Bankston - Age 70 - in household of Spencer Bankston, "United States Census, 1850" - Event Place Hinds, Mississippi, United States
  • Birth: Eunice McCoy Bankston - Find A Grave - Memorial 13334190 - BIRTH 22 Dec 1781 - North Carolina, United States
  • Death: Eunice McCoy Bankston, "Find A Grave Index" DEATH 15 Oct 1852 (aged 70) Death - Raymond, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA - BURIAL - Raymond Cemetery Raymond, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA

World Events (8)

1789 · Becomes 12th State

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.

1798 · Mississippi is Organized as an American Territory

The �Mississippi territory existed from April 7, 1798, to December 10, 1817, when the western half became the state of Mississippi and the eastern half became Alabama Territory. The territory was given up by Spain through the Treaty of Madrid.

1803 · Louisiana Purchase Opens Mississippi for Commerce

In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase it made it so that the Mississippi River would be opened to commerce. The stretch of land includes present day Mississippi, Louisiana, and continues Northward.

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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