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Abraham COY

Male 1823 - 1894  (70 years)


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  • Name Abraham COY 
    Born 23 Nov 1823  ,, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  St Louis, St Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1865  , Madison, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  , Madison, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  , Madison, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Oct 1894  Ridgely, Madison, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I5287  Moore / McRaven Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2017 

    Father ? COY 
    Family ID F2469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Elizabeth LOWERY,   b. 1831, ,, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1853  [1
    Children 
     1. Mabel COY,   b. 1857, ,, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1890, Ridgely, Madison, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     2. Virginia COY,   b. Feb 1861, ,, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1912, Alton, Madison, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     3. Abraham E COY,   b. 1864, ,, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1930, Alton, Madison, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Ruth COY,   b. Apr 1867, ,, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F2470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    River Soundings
    River Soundings
    Memphis Daily Appeal, Memphis, TN; 22 Sep 1872, page 1 column 4

  • Notes 
    • Abraham Coy m. Mary E Lowery 18 Sep 1853 in Hamilton Co., OH
      Abraham's death notice says wife was Mary Lowden, however, daughter Virginia listed Abram Coy and Elizabeth Lowry as her parents when she married George Tipton.

      In 1850 Hamilton Co Census is Robert V Coy, bn PA, age 33, occupation engineer. older brother? (Robert Coy m. Laura J Smith 24 Feb 1848 in Hamilton Co OH,mrg bk A19 p447)

      Daily MO Republican, St Louis, MO 04 Nov 1852 page 2, "River Intelligence" lists Abraham Coy as the Chief Engineer aboard the Charles Belcher, which is captained by George F Harrington.

      1854 St Louis City Directory
      pg 39 - Coy, Abraham, engineer on Lower Miss., r. 156 Pine

      1860 MO Census - St Louis, 8th Ward
      taken 21 Jun, dwelling 378 family 702 line 3
      Coy Ab'm 35 IN Engineer
      Mary 30 PA
      Mabel 3 MO

      1863 Civil War Draft (ancestry) St Louis
      Class I
      16th and Dodier St - Coy Abraham age 39, engineer note - enrolled in Class II no birth place listed
      Class II
      1232 Dodier - Coy Abram age 37, engineer, born OH
      listed a 2nd time 1232 Dodier - Coy Aham age 37, engineer, born OH

      1864 St Louis City Directory - Abraham Coy, engineer

      1865 IL State Census - Madison Co, pg 151
      A Coy
      1m <10 2f < 10
      1m 30-40 1f 30-40

      Moved to IL in 1864/1865

      Found Abr. Coy in 1892 Moro (T6R8) town plat (Madison, IL), in section 22.
      In 1906 plat book, someone else (Edw ?Helmkamp) owns section 22.

      Alton Telegraph 13 Sep 1894, p8c5 "Moro - The Conidtion of Mr. Abraham Coy, who is suffering from cancer, does not improve any." followed by Alton Evening Telegraph 14 Feb 1895, pg 10 "Mrs. Abraham Coy has advertised her farm for sale."

      Death notice in Alton Telegraph (11 Oct 1894, p8) gives birth place as Beaver county, IN. I can find no record of a Beaver county. There is a Beaver city in Newton co., but no Beaver county.

      Had 4 children: Mabel (1857 MO), Virginia (Feb 1861 MO), Ruth (Apr 1867 IL), and Abram (1864 MO).

      1900 Madison Co Census finds Ruth living with sister Virginia wife of George H Tipton (mrd 8 years) in Moro twp. No other Coy's listed.
      08 Feb 1902, Ruth married Luke B Chapman in Madison, IL

      Son Abraham died 28 Dec 1930 in Alton, Madison, IL. Buried Moro Cem. Familysearch IL Death Index lists Abraham Coy as father; mother's birthplace is Pittsburg. Gives deceased's birth day/place as 06 Feb 1868 St Louis. deceased's spouse in Mabel.

      Son Abrahmas's death notice appeared in Alton Evening Telegraph, 29 Dec 1930 - "Abraham Coy-Dies Abraham Coy, 62, who died unexpectedly Sunday at 2:30 a. m. at his home, 1115 Belle street, will be buried Tuesday to Moro cemetery. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Streeper funeral home. Coy, who had been in falling health, was found dead in bed by his widow, Mrs. Mable Coy.

  • Sources 
    1. [S55] Alton Telegraph, Alton IL, (newspapers.com), 11 Oct 1894, p8.