The Shelbyville News
Mack E. McCoy, 56, Grand Bay, Ala., retired
carpenter, died March 28.
May 10, 1980
WV native. Lived on
E. Jackson St, Shelbyville, until moving two years ago. Formerly owned and
operated a construction company in Shelbyville.
daughter, Miss Cora McCoy, Shelbyville; sister, Mrs. Ella Burgess,
Contributed and summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelbyville News
John E. McCaughey
Monday, August 3, 1998
John E. McCaughey, 79, Shelbyville, died Saturday.
Born July 25, 1919, in Ipava, Ill., s/o Lewis and Edna (Fackler) McCaughey. Aug. 25, 1946, married Darlene (Ashby) McCaughey, and she survives.
Certified professional agronomist. He worked at Hungerford Harvestores, Northrup King and Scott Seed companies.
Graduated from Galesburg High School in Galesburg, Ill., Western Illinois University and the University of Wisconsin.
Lived in Shelby County for 31 years, moving here from Illinois. U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1941 to 1946; chief warrant officer.
American Registry of Certified Professional Agronomists, the Elks Club and Rotary International in Shelbyville and the American Legion in Thomson, Ill., First United Methodist Church, Shelbyville.
Survivors include wife, a son, Craig John McCaughey, Kokomo; a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Barbara) Ivie, Shelbyville; a sister, Mrs. James (Frances) Ingels, Lafayette, Ill.; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
Thomson United Methodist Church, Thomson, Ill., with the Rev. Peter Ye officiating. Burial will be in the Lower York Cemetery, Thomson, Ill.
Memorial contributions to Hospice of Shelby County or First United Methodist Church, Shelbyville.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelbyville Republican
The funeral services of Isaiah McCoy,
who died late Friday afternoon, were conducted at the Star church near
Downeyville Sunday morning at ten o’clock. Interment occurred at the church
cemetery. One of the largest crowds that ever attended a funeral in that
section of the State was present to pay last tribute to the man who had lived
among them so long. Mr. McCoy had many friends in and around St. Paul, where he
has resided about all of his life.
Monday July 5,
PATRIARCH GOES TO
Last Rites Over
The Body Of The Late Isaiah McCoy
Near Downeyville Sunday Morning
WAS 95 YEARS OF
Had Lived in The
Vicinity of St. Paul For Ninety Years
Attended The Funeral Services
Mr. McCoy was born at Ghent, Kentucky, February
13, 1814, and was, therefore, well on in the ninety-sixth year of his age.
He came to Decatur county with his parents in
1819, when he was a lad of five years, and had been a citizen of the county for
ninety years. For seventy-two years he had been a resident of Adams township,
having established his home there in 1837.
After making a record as a thrifty farmer and
rearing a family that reflected much credit upon their ancestors, he quietly
passed the evening of his life at the old homestead, where he has lived with
some of his kin since the death of his wife. There looking over the scenes of
is early manhood, he could say: “Here I have lived and worked, accumulating by
honest toil a little fortune for myself and children.”
William McCoy, the father of Isaiah
McCoy, was a Virginian. He was too young to enlist with his brothers in the
Patriot army of the Revolution, but when Burgoyne had surrendered in the north
and Morgan’s light horsemen were on their way to the south-King George’s “half
loaf”—William McCoy afterward, the Decatur County Pioneer, joined them at the
age of fourteen, and did gallant service.
Isaiah McCoy’s life had been one of activity,
industry and hard work. In 1835 he worked on the levee at Lawrenceburg. In
1836 he assisted in excavating the race for Owen’s Mill on Flat Rock. He later
assisted in the construction of the Picayune Mill near Downeyville.
He was married November 8, 1837 to Miss Mary
Short, who lived until 1892. The children born to this union are, with one
exception, all now living. Nancy, the oldest daughter married M.
[Oliver] Lawhead, who was lost in the battle of Red River during the civil
war, and she died in 1872.
Those living are Eliza, Mrs. Lewis Garrett,
of near St. Omer; Julia, Mrs. John Bright, of near Adams; Courtney,
Mrs. John Kanouse, of St. Paul; Arminda, Mrs. George Boicourt, of
Letts; John McCoy, of Moscow, and Benjamin F. McCoy, of
Besides these six children he is survived by
twenty grand children, twenty great grandchildren and four
great-great-grandchildren—a patriarch in fact as well as in name.
Though in the latter days, time had made an
impression on his vital powers, with a clear mind left him he viewed the
culmination of his long life work calmly. With a conscience void of offense to
God or man he relied upon a firm belief that the blood of the Savior was shed
for the redemption of man.
He answered the summons, succumbed to nature
and closed his eyes in peace.
Submitted by Barb Huff
The Daily Republican
Died at her home near Mt. Auburn, about 7 o'clock on Tuesday evening,
Mrs. Clarissa McCoy,
age 87 years. Deceased was the oldest person in Jackson township and the farm upon which she
died was obtained by her as a "patent" from the government during the administration of Andrew
Jackson, which instrument is now preserved and kept as an heirloom. She was also a charter member of the Edinburg Christian Church, one other only surviving her. The funeral took place from the
Christian church in the village of Mt. Auburn at 11 o'clock today and was largely attended.
John Brazleton, of North Vernon, delivered an interesting funeral address on the life and character
of the deceased.
Thursday, August 26, 1886
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[Buried Conover Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff