Biography of Joseph G. McCoy
Rush County, IN Biographies





JOSEPH G. McCOY, a successful farmer of Posey township, was born in Rushville township, this county, on April 26, 1866, and is the son of Thomas and Mary (Moran) McCoy. Both of these parents were born in Ireland, but come to this country, he when three years of age and she at the age of thirteen years. Their families located in Niagara county, New York, where they were reared and married. Immediately after the latter event they came to Indiana, and engaged in farming in Rush county. He met with splendid success and at the time of his death was the owner of 465 acres of land. This worthy couple became the parents of eight children, all of whom are living, namely: John, Frank, Joseph G., Rose, Thomas, Mary, William and Elizabeth. Joseph G. McCoy received his educational training in the public schools of Walker township and Rushville. He early turned his attention to farming and remained under the parental roof until his marriage. He then went to work on his own account and rented a farm from his father, which he continued to operate as rented land for thirteen years, or until his father's death, when he inherited the land and it is still his home. He carries on a general line of farming and also handles some live stock, raising about eighty head of hogs annuafly. On October 24, 1899, Mr. McCoy was married to Elizabeth Schattner, who was horn in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Henry and Mary Sehattuer, both of whom were born in Germany, coming to the United. States in their childhood. He became a cabinet maker by trade. To Mr. and Mrs. McCoy have been born six children: Thomas, John, George, Joseph, Edith and Stella, all of whom are living. Politically, Mr. McCoy is an ardent supporter of the Democratic ticket. Religiously, he is a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic church at Rushville. Mr. McCoy is a member of Council, No. 769, Knights of Columbus, at Rushville, to which his sons, Thomas and John, also belong, the former holding the office of outer guard.

From:
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Indianapolis 1921


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