Nancy McCoy

1841–21 June 1922 (Age 81)
Pike, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy McCoy was born in 1841, in Pike, Kentucky, United States, her father, Daniel McCoy, was 51 and her mother, Margaret Peggy Taylor, was 41. She married REV Alexander L Dempsey on 30 January 1873, in Logan, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Hardee Magisterial District, Mingo, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Harvey Magisterial District, Mingo, West Virginia, United States in 1910. She died on 21 June 1922, in Belo, Mingo, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Dempsey Cemetery, Delbarton, Mingo, West Virginia, United States.

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REV Alexander L Dempsey
Nancy McCoy
Marriage: 30 January 1873
Resa Dempsey
Leander Spurlock Dempsey
James Solomon Dempsey
Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Dempsey
Loranzo Dow Dempsey SR
Celestia Jane Dempsey

Spouse and Children

30 January 1873
Logan, West Virginia, United States


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+12 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 9

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Irish (Limerick): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’, an ancient personal name meaning ‘fire’, originally the name of a pagan god. Thus it has the same origin as McGee , McKay and McKee .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Dempsey in household of Alexander L Dempsey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nancy Mc Coy in household of Daniel Mc Coy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy Mc Coy in household of Daniel Mc Coy, "United States Census, 1870"

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