Mary Coy

about 1805–8 April 1826 (Age 21)
Colebrook, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Coy was born about 1805, in Colebrook, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Elkanah Coy, was 32 and her mother, Jerusha Loomis, was 25. She married Ralzeman Phelps in May 1824, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 8 April 1826, in her hometown, at the age of 21, and was buried in Colebrook, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Ralzeman Phelps
Mary Coy
Marriage: May 1824
Horace Matthew Phelps

Spouse and Children

    Ralzeman Phelps



May 1824
Connecticut, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 7

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 7

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

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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  • Mary Coy Phelps, "Find A Grave Index"

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