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Re: Galloway surname

James and Kathy (View posts)
Posted: 19 Aug 2004 7:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Your great grandmother's full name is Vesta Penelope Galloway McCoy. Vesta's father is Willam Whitmon Galloway and her mother is Mary Jane (McCoy) Galloway.

John Marion McCoy left Bulter County, AL when he turned 22 and traveled to Henry County, AL (a very great distance to travel at the time) to marry Vesta Penelope Galloway.

This may not be exactly correct but as family tradtion has it... during the upheaval of the Civil War and its aftermath the McCoy families of Henry County and Lowndes/Butler spent time together and they came to know each other. Both of these McCoy families supposedly have common ancestors from South Carolina and settled in different parts of Alabama shortly after statehood.

Vesta Penelope Galloway married John Marion McCoy about 1876, probably in Henry County, AL. They shortly thereafter returned to the area where John Marion McCoy's was born (the area around Lowndes/Bulter county line). My wife's direct ancestor James M. McCoy was their second child and was born at Fort Deposit, AL in December 1880. Your direct relative Ida Elizabeth (McCoy) Spivey was their third child.

About 1886 John Marion McCoy and Vesta Penelope migrated to Texas. They ultimately settled in the Blevins community, had a large family, and are buried next to each other in Hoolia Beulah Cemetery near Blevins in Falls County, TX with some Henry County, AL Galloways and McCoy's.

Vesta Penelope Galloway and John Marion McCoy were distant cousins (half second cousins once removed as my software calcualtes it).

Joseph M. McCoy from Henry County, AL is buried next to them. He is John Marion McCoy's second cousin and Vesta Penelope Galloway's uncle and Mary Jane (McCoy) Galloway's brother. :-) Mary Jane (McCoy) Galloway (Vesta's mother) is also buried in Hoolia Beulah Cemetery.

I'm glad to see you posting about this again. I tried to flag you down under your old email address without success.

This is a complete listing of the children of John Marion McCoy and Vesta Penelope Galloway:

Descendants of John Marion McCoy

1 John Marion McCoy 1856 - 1930
.. +Vesta Penelope Galloway 1860 - 1937
......... 2 William Hugh McCoy 1879 -
............. +Stella Lee Spivey 1881 -
......... 2 James Marion McCoy 1880 - 1946
............. +Minnie Lee Harris 1888 - 1978
......... 2 Ida Elizabeth McCoy 1882 -
............. +John Don Spivey
......... 2 Lula McCoy 1884 -
......... 2 Ada Vesta McCoy 1887 -
............. +Will Hudspeth
......... 2 Hilery C. McCoy 1889 -
............. +Minnie
......... 2 Infant twin McCoy 1890 - 1890
......... 2 Infant twin McCoy 1890 - 1890
......... 2 Mandie L. "Maude" McCoy 1892 -
............. +Blake Farmer

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Tommie Horn 5 Jul 1999 12:00PM GMT 
dollie33 31 Aug 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Phil Galloway 16 Sep 1999 12:00PM GMT 
virginia kay galloway 30 Aug 2001 1:15PM GMT 
sally777_1 16 Jul 2004 3:01AM GMT 
James and Kathy 20 Aug 2004 1:35AM GMT 
surelyacollec... 6 Sep 2012 3:22AM GMT 
57suzeeq 7 Jul 2007 1:53AM GMT 
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