Mecoy Bible Records
This family lived between
and Tiplersville, Mississippi.
The tattered family pages are
all that's left of the Bible. William Carroll Mecoy was the son of
Mecoy and Polly Ann Ferrell Mecoy, who settled in Tippah County in the
W. C. Mecoy was born February 3,
N. M. Mecoy was born July the 25th 1842
W. P. Mecoy was born November 20th 1866
Abner Ferrel Mecoy was born November
the 27th day 1868
Mary Elizabeth Mecoy was born April the 2nd
Joshua Willborn Mecoy was born June the 19th
Richmon Randolph Mecoy was born June the 11th
John Douglas Mecoy was born December the 3rd
Martin Samantha Mecoy was born October the
7th day 1880
her twin brother October 7th 1880
Robert Hardy Mecoy was born September the
Sarah Emeline Pickens was born October 23rd
Carrah B. Pickens (Hopkins) was born March
the 1st day 1871
Joshua Willborn Mecoy died February
W.P. Mecoy died June 22nd day 1867
Martin Samantha twin brother died November
Death with all it's accompaning grief and
has taken from our midst a beloved and galant veteran of our own
Thus: One by one they cross the river, one by one they are
home and ere the hope of another decade, they will all have been
with pale nations of the dead. The subject of this sketch is
C. McCoy who was born February 3rd, 1832, died November 30th 1907.
I feel I have lost a friend, for a nobler and
more generous soul never lived, always a friend to the down trodden or
oppressed. The widow and orphan found both husband and father in
My dear old mother deceased, who was a widow,
was often the recipient of his generosity and kindness of dependent
that I bear testimony to these facts this morning.
The memory of W. C. McCoy will be dear to our
hearts so long as we remain this side of the last dark river.
And I'm assured we were not the only ones to
share his benovolence. There are many others who could testify to
the same. He having taken several orphans in his home and reared
and educated them as his own.
He had served his country in official:
always with honesty and satisfaction.
Being of the Primitve Baptist faith he had
never attached himself to any church, but can't believe him lost and
Corneluis of old, his prayers and aims will come up as a memorial onto
the Lord and will be accounted to him for righteousness.
He was said to have talked beautifully the
night before he died, quoting many passages of scripture, which was
evidence to his bereaved ones.
And may that when the cold hand of death shall
unlock for the the portals of eternal life, and their bodies rest in
grave, their souls in the presence of the Lord to enjoy the bliss of
redeemed throughout eternity a reunited family.
One that loved him,
These Bible Records were submitted by Melissa
McCoy-Bell, who received them from Mrs. Laverna Mecoy Stark, who is
the daughter of John Douglas Mecoy. To learn more about this
and it's history visit The
McCoy/Mecoy Family History. The obituary was copied from
Southern Sentinel, and was originally published in December 1907.
Pictured above are, front row left to right: Bob
and Zuel Hudson Ray: second row: Bill Mecoy, Nannie Mecoy, Lizzie Mecoy
Hudson and Bart Hudson;
third row John D. Mecoy, Richmon "Dick" Mecoy, Joshua
Abner Ferrell Mecoy and Martin Samantha "Mantie" Mecoy
to the Bible Records Index
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