ISAAC McCOY, farmer, P.O. West Newton, was born in Virginia October 1, 1816, and is a son of Washington and Margaret (Wolverton) McCoy. He was reared on a farm, and secured a fair education from the common schools. In 1832, he and his father came to Ohio, located in Allen County, and in 1840 came to Hardin County, where they finally settled. On March 20, 1841, he was married to Mary Jane Christopher, a native of Maryland, by whom he had twelve children, as follows: Sarah, born January 3, 1842, wife of Nicholas Engle; Margaret, born July 7, 1844, wife of Sanford Newland; John Henry, born September 3, 1846, married to Ella Hopper; Mary Malissa, born December 29, 1848, wife of Griffin Gaunt; Martha Jane, born February 4, 1851, wife of Sims Rutledge; William Thomas, born November 12, 1853; Caroline, born September 9, 1855, wife of Jerry Montague, of Dakota; Lemuel, born June 1, 1857; David Westley, born October 12, 1859, married to Samantha Zimmerman; Alice, born September 15, 1862; Charlie W., born March 29, 1866, and Emma, born February 16, 1869. John Henry served in the Nineteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Mrs. McCoy is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. McCoy is a true type of the warm-hearted pioneers, seldom met with in these late days.
History of Hardin County, Warner Beers Co., 1883