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Rush County, Indiana
Genealogy and History

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Centennial history of Rush
County, Indiana
Edited by A. L Gary and E. B. Thomas
Rushville, Ind.
In Two Volumes


THOMAS E. McCOY. of Posey township, was born in Rushville township on March 12, 1871. and is the son of Thomas and Mary (Moran) McCoy. These parents were both natives of Ireland, whence they came with their respective families to the United States, the father at the age of three years and the mother when thirteen years of age. They settled in Niagara county. New York, where Thomas and Mary were married, soon after which event they came to Indian.! and located in Rush county, where they spent the remainder of their lives. Their son, Thomas E., was educated in the schools of Rushville No. 7, Posey No. 7, and Walker township, attending in District No. 6, and after completing his studies he went to work on the home farm, where he remained as his father's assistant until the latter 's death. However, for several years prior to that time he had rented land from his father, and now he inherited eighty acres of land, comprising the land on which he now resides. His brother, William H., also owns eighty acres adjoining and they operate these tracts together. Mr. McCoy keeps the place in fine repair and has made a number of substantial improvements thereon. He carries on a general line of farming and also raises live stock, feeding and marketing about one hundred head of hogs each year. Politically, Mr. McCoy has been a lifelong supporter of the Democratic party. He is a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic church at Rushville and is also a member of Council No. 769, Knights of Columbus, at Rushville.