Robert McCoy letters, 1838-1846
Robert McCoy (1811-187?), Presbyterian pastor and teacher, was a member of Memphis Presbytery in Lafayette, Georgia in 1863. He served in the Army of Tennessee (1864), resided in Pinson Station (1866) and Humboldt, Tennessee (1867-1868), and became a teacher in Lewisville, South Carolina (1869). He moved to Texas in 1871 and served as stated supply in Lavernia. There is no record of his whereabouts from 1872-1876. He served as a domestic missionary in Grapeland, Texas from 1877-1878 and died either in 1878 or 1879.
The Robert McCoy letters consist of three typed letters written to McCoy’s cousin, Alexander English, who resided in Talladega County, Alabama (1838-1846). The letters primarily discuss familial issues, but also contain information on McCoy’s congregations. It is unclear who transcribed the letters.
Materials in accession #2007-009 were originally held at the Montreat office of the Presbyterian Historical Society. They were transferred to the Austin Seminary Archives in 2007. Some items in this collection have handwritten numbers in pencil that were added by staff at the Presbyterian Historical Society.
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Robert McCoy letters, 1838-1846, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
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