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Mary Eugene HoylmanAge: 79 years18521931

Name
Mary Eugene Hoylman

Mary Eugene Hoylman

Name
Mary Eugene Hoylman

Mary Hoylman

Name
Mary Hoylman

Mary E McCoy

Name
Mary E McCoy

Mary Mccoy

Name
Mary Mccoy
Birth January 15, 1852 31 21
New Richmond, Greenbrier, Virginia, USA
Latitude: N37.561256 Longitude: W80.544289

Birth January 15, 1852 31 21
Monroe, West Virginia, USA
Latitude: N37.561256 Longitude: W80.544289

Birth of a daughter
#1
Julia Edna McCoy
Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N41.499996 Longitude: W99.291695

Birth of a sisterCoralena Moffatt Hoylman
October 11, 1854 (Age 2 years)
Monroe, West Virginia, USA
Latitude: N37.561256 Longitude: W80.544289

Source:

Year: 1870; Census Place: , , ; Roll: M593

Birth of a sisterCoralena Moffatt Hoylman
1854 (Age 23 months)
Monroe, West Virginia, USA
Latitude: N37.561256 Longitude: W80.544289

Birth of a brotherWilliam Rennick Hoylman
August 20, 1856 (Age 4 years)
Note: Mary Stricklett's letter of 25 Jan 1973 to Dorothy McClellan (cousin) states that W R Hoyleman's Bible gave his birth date as 20 Aug 1856. This is also consistent with the 1900 census.
Birth of a sisterOlivia Estelline Hoylman
May 20, 1860 (Age 8 years)
Virginia, USA
Latitude: N38.066669 Longitude: W78.583344

Source:

Year: 1870; Census Place: , , ; Roll: M593

Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Polly Thompson
1860 (Age 7 years)
Virginia, USA
Latitude: N38.066669 Longitude: W78.583344

Residence
Part of Virginia until 1863
1860 (Age 7 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherSimon Hoilman
about 1861 (Age 8 years)
Virginia, USA
Latitude: N38.066669 Longitude: W78.583344

Birth of a sisterFannie Alice Hoylman
December 6, 1863 (Age 11 years)
Death of a motherJane Virginia Marshall
March 29, 1865 (Age 13 years)
Note:

Among the frustrating mysteries associated with Jane Virginia Marshall, first wife of John Jordan Hoylman, now mostly resolved, has been the location of her burial on the grounds of the "home place" along Lick Creek in West Virginia.

In the obituaries of two of Jane's children, Mary Eugene Hoylman McCoy and William Rennick Hoylman, it is claimed that both of them were born in Richmond. Mary's obituary says that this was Richmond, Virginia, while William's says Richmond, West Virginia.

There is no Richmond, West Virginia, and Richmond, Virginia, is far off to the east of any place likely to be the birth location of Mary or William. But there was, at the time of their births, a place known as New Richmond, a small community along the New River in what was then the far southwestern portion of Greenbrier County, Virginia. That area became part of a newly formed Summers County in 1871. The community is now known as Sandstone, West Virginia. And near this village is one of the waterways known as Lick Creek.

So it now seems possible, if not certain, that the family traditions that the family lived in Greenbrier County along Lick Creek, beside which was eventually buried Jane Virginia Marshall Hoylman, and Mary's and William's claims to have been born in "Richmond" may well be true. If so, then Jane Virginia Marshall's final resting place is probably along the Lick Creek near today's village of Sandstone WV.

Lick Creek in Summers County (previously in Greenbrier County) flows westward passing just south of Green Sulphur Springs then following the path of Highway 20 to just above Sandstone where it empties into the New River. (see Google Earth and the 1974 hydrological map of WV at the Library of Congress maps site).

[NB: The New Richmond mentioned here should not be confused with the modern village of the same name, which is located in Wyoming County, WV.]

Marriage of a parentJohn Jordan HoylmanLachoma LesterView this family
August 23, 1866 (Age 14 years)
MarriageWilliam Anderson “Ance” McCoyView this family
See 1910 census. Given the fact that the first child of this union was born in 1869 and living in its grandfather's home, while the child's father was with his own parents and siblings in the 1870 census, this marriage date appears to be inaccurate.
1868 (Age 15 years)

Birth of a half-brotherMarcus Byron Hoylman
December 19, 1868 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Texas Derensy McCoy
March 28, 1869 (Age 17 years)
West Virginia, USA
Latitude: N38.916668 Longitude: W78.833321

Death of a maternal grandfatherJoseph W Marshall
November 24, 1870 (Age 18 years)
Residence 1870 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a brotherLycurgus Marshall Hoylman
about 1872 (Age 19 years)
West Virginia, USA
Latitude: N38.916668 Longitude: W78.833321

Birth of a half-brotherJohn Lorenzo Hoylman
January 11, 1872 (Age 19 years)
West Virginia, USA
Latitude: N38.916668 Longitude: W78.833321

MarriageWilliam Anderson “Ance” McCoyView this family
This is the documented marriage date, albeit between 'Andrew McCoy' and Mary E Hoylman. There appears to be no documentation for the claimed 1868 marriage. WAM is with his parents in 1870, not with Mary and their child.
October 5, 1872 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Texas Derensy McCoy
1872 (Age 19 years)
Virginia, USA
Latitude: N38.066669 Longitude: W78.583344

Birth of a daughter
#4
Ida Alice McCoy
May 23, 1873 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a half-sisterLaura Belle Hoylman
November 24, 1874 (Age 22 years)
Adams County, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N38.066669 Longitude: W78.583344

Birth of a son
#5
William Jordan McCoy
May 15, 1875 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMinnie Mae Hoylman
April 1, 1877 (Age 25 years)
Adams County, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N38.066669 Longitude: W78.583344

Birth of a daughter
#6
Gertrude Margaret “Gertie” McCoy
June 9, 1878 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Milton Arthur McCoy
March 6, 1880 (Age 28 years)
Death of a sonWilliam Jordan McCoy
1880 (Age 27 years)
Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N41.499996 Longitude: W99.291695

Note:

Willie may have been buried in the Roseland Mennonite Cemetery in Adams County NE. His mother, Mary McCoy, makes a note of visiting that cemetery during a visit to the area in 1908.

He appears along with siblings in the list of students attending School No 20 in Adams County NE in 1880. He is absent from the lists thereafte3r.

Residence 1880 (Age 27 years)
Residence 1880 (Age 27 years)
Residence 1880 (Age 27 years)
Residence 1880 (Age 27 years)
Birth about 1883 62 52
Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N41.499996 Longitude: W99.291695

Birth of a daughter
#8
Julia Edna McCoy
May 3, 1883 (Age 31 years)
Census
1885 Nebraska Census
June 8, 1885 (Age 33 years)
Residence June 8, 1885 (Age 33 years)
Residence 1885 (Age 32 years)
Marriage of a childJames Milo VanceTexas Derensy McCoyView this family
February 25, 1886 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#9
Sidney James McCoy
December 25, 1886 (Age 34 years)
Bladen, Webster, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N40.322235 Longitude: W98.594803

Birth of a daughter
#10
Geneva Frances McCoy
May 21, 1889 (Age 37 years)
Ayr, Adams, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N40.437515 Longitude: W98.440338

Marriage of a childCyrus A DunnIda Alice McCoyView this family
August 27, 1891 (Age 39 years)
Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N41.499996 Longitude: W99.291695

Death of a fatherJohn Jordan Hoylman
August 31, 1891 (Age 39 years)
Lewellen, Garden, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N41.331375 Longitude: W102.143768

Marriage of a childCharles StricklettGertrude Margaret “Gertie” McCoyView this family
February 24, 1895 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childLinnaeus L. JusticeIda Alice McCoyView this family
March 14, 1898 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childFerdinand “Fred” ReichenbachJulia Edna McCoyView this family
March 10, 1900 (Age 48 years)
Residence 1900 (Age 47 years)
De Soto, Washington, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N41.498611 Longitude: W96.057236

Residence 1900 (Age 47 years)
De Soto, Washington, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N41.498611 Longitude: W96.057236

Death of a sonMilton Arthur McCoy
October 28, 1901 (Age 49 years)
De Soto, Washington, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N41.498611 Longitude: W96.057236

Shared note:

Obituary Blair Pilot 31 Oct 1901 Milton McCoy of DeSoto was killed by the accidental discharge of a gun Monday forenoon. He had been out duck hunting on DeSoto lake with Earl Miles and a heavy shower made it necessary for them to go ashore and as the McCoy lifted his gun from the bottom of the boat it was discharged taking effect in his left side. Death was not instantaneous but occurred before help arrived. Mr. McCoy was about 23 years of age, had lived in the county upwards of ten years and was highly respected by all who knew him. The sad affair is a great shock to the family and he entire community extends sympathy.

Marriage of a childSidney James McCoyCad Marie SmithView this family
September 27, 1909 (Age 57 years)
Residence 1910 (Age 57 years)
De Soto, Washington, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N41.498611 Longitude: W96.057236

Residence 1910 (Age 57 years)
De Soto, Washington, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N41.498611 Longitude: W96.057236

Retirement
Mary McCoy's journal
1920 (Age 67 years)
Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N40.799999 Longitude: W96.666687

Death of a daughterIda Alice McCoy
February 16, 1922 (Age 70 years)
Burial of a husbandWilliam Anderson “Ance” McCoy
1922 (Age 69 years)
Blair, Washington, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N41.544437 Longitude: W96.125015

Burial of a daughterIda Alice McCoy
February 18, 1922 (Age 70 years)
Blair, Washington, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N41.544437 Longitude: W96.125015

Death of a husbandWilliam Anderson “Ance” McCoy
September 15, 1922 (Age 70 years)
Arlington, Washington, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N41.452492 Longitude: W96.351166

Death of a sisterOlivia Estelline Hoylman
February 13, 1929 (Age 77 years)

Residence 1930 (Age 77 years)
Death of a brotherLycurgus Marshall Hoylman
January 6, 1931 (Age 78 years)
Burial of a brotherLycurgus Marshall Hoylman
1931 (Age 78 years)
Wilsonville, Furnas, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N40.111950 Longitude: W100.107071

Residence January 1931 (Age 78 years)
Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N40.799999 Longitude: W96.666687

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Death
Family letters
October 28, 1931 (Age 79 years)
Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N40.799999 Longitude: W96.666687

Burial October 30, 1931 (2 days after death)
Blair, Washington, Nebraska, USA
Latitude: N41.544437 Longitude: W96.125015

Family with parents - View this family
father
John Jordan Hoylman
Birth: Although his tombstone gives his birth date as 21 Apr 1818, this is not consistent with census records. Also, his Confederate Army records report his age in 1861 as 40. In addition, he gives his age as 59 in his 1880 homestead papers.1821 35 36Botetourt County, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Lewellen, NebraskaAugust 31, 1891Lewellen, Garden, Nebraska, USA
mother
Jane Virginia Marshall
Birth: October 19, 1830 28 36Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina, USA
Death: Most accounts of JVM's death report that she took her children into the woods when their home was raided by 'bushwackers'. Some versions substitute 'Union soldiers'. She died of resulting pneumonia./Actual location unknown due to multiple Lick CreeksMarch 29, 1865Lick Creek, Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA
Marriage: September 7, 1849Danville, Virginia, USA
1 year
elder brother
Lycurgus Marshall Hoylman
Birth: September 18, 1850 29 19Monroe, West Virginia, USA
Death: Actual death location is unknown at present. He may have died in Montana and been brought back to Nebraska for burial.January 6, 1931Wilsonville, Furnas, Nebraska, United States
16 months
herself
3 years
younger sister
22 months
younger brother
William Rennick Hoylman
Birth: Part of Virginia until 1863August 20, 1856 35 25New Richmond, Greeenbrier, West Virginia, USA
Death: Died at the home of his son, Sam, 11 miles NW of Kalispell MT.January 19, 1940Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, USA
4 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Lachoma Lester - View this family
father
John Jordan Hoylman
Birth: Although his tombstone gives his birth date as 21 Apr 1818, this is not consistent with census records. Also, his Confederate Army records report his age in 1861 as 40. In addition, he gives his age as 59 in his 1880 homestead papers.1821 35 36Botetourt County, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Lewellen, NebraskaAugust 31, 1891Lewellen, Garden, Nebraska, USA
step-mother
Marriage: August 23, 1866Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
2 years
half-brother
3 years
half-brother
3 years
half-sister
2 years
half-sister
Family with William Anderson “Ance” McCoy - View this family
husband
William Anderson “Ance” McCoy
Birth: December 5, 1846 35 26Pike County, Kentucky, USA
Death: He died at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Julia and Fred Reichenbach in Arlington, Nebraska.September 15, 1922Arlington, Washington, Nebraska, USA
herself
Marriage: 1868
Marriage: October 5, 1872Lawrence County, Kentucky, USA
15 months
daughter
4 years
daughter
2 years
son
William Jordan McCoy
Birth: Entered as "not named McCoy"May 15, 1875 28 23Wayne County, West Virginia, USA
Death: Willie is shown only in the 1880 census and in the 13 Apr 1880 Adams Co NE school census. His only known year of school attendance was also 1880. A family Bible (uncertain owner) says he died in Sept 1879, but that is inconsistent with the census.1880Nebraska, USA
3 years
daughter
21 months
son
Milton Arthur McCoy
Birth: Birth date from tombstoneMarch 6, 1880 33 28Silver Lake, Adams County, Nebraska
Death: Accidental self-inflicted shotgun blast while duck hunting on De Soto Lake.October 28, 1901De Soto, Washington, Nebraska, USA
3 years
daughter
4 years
son
2 years
daughter

Shared note

Mary Eugene Hoylman was the second child and first daughter of John Jordan Hoylman and Jane Virginia Marshall. She is said to have had a few years of formal education in rural western Virginia. She would have been nine years old at the outbreak of the Civil War. It is said that she sometimes traveled around with her father as he provided medical care during and after the war and that it was this experience that led her to become a midwife.

Following the early death of her mother in April of 1865, Mary’s father remarried and moved the family several miles west from Lick Creek to Trap Hill in what had become West Virginia.

How and when she met William Anderson McCoy (always known as “Ance”) is unknown. What is known is that their first child, daughter Texas Derensy was born in March of 1869. The 1870 census has Mary and Texas at the home of John Jordan Hoylman. Ance McCoy has not been located in that census. There is conflicting information about their wedding. There is a marriage record from Lawrence County, Kentucky, neighboring Pike County where Ance had been born and raised; this is dated 5 Oct 1872. Their second child, Ida Alice, was born in March of 1874 in West Virginia. Willie followed in 1875 in Wayne County WV, which is adjacent to Laurence County, Kentucky.

Between the birth of Willie and their next child, Gertrude, in 1878, the family moved along with Mary’s father and siblings to central Nebraska. Later she would tell stories about traveling down the Ohio River. The family settled and homesteaded in Silver Lake Township, Adams County, Nebraska. Her father, brothers and sister Cora did the same. The rest of the children were born at this location and, at the age of five or six, Willie died during a diphtheria epidemic. The full family consisted of: •Texas, born in 1869 in West Virginia (Greenbriar County) •Ida born in 1874 in West Virginia (probably in Wayne County) •Willie born in 1875 in West Virginia (Wayne County) •Gertrude born in 1878 in Nebraska •Milton born in 1879 in Nebraska (named John in the 1880 census but Milton thereafter) • Julia born in 1883 in Nebraska •Sidney born in 1886 in Nebraska •Geneva born in 1889 in Nebraska All of the Nebraska births occurred in Adams County. The children attended school in a building on the grandfather Hoylman’s farm.

Mary’s father moved further west with his second family and died in Lewellen NE in August of 1891. Just a few months later in January of 1892, Ance and Mary sold their farm. There is a story to the effect that Ance lost it while gambling. The children continued in school at least into 1893. At that point, they moved east to De Soto in Washington County, Nebraska, where Mary’s sister Cora was living prosperously with her husband, Oliver Bouvier.

Mary kept a journal of sorts for many years. When she began and ended it is unknown, but we have the entries from December of 1907 through 1927, over 400 type-written pages transcribed from small snippets of paper that she used. The entries are generally mundane and of little interest, but they do give a picture of life at that time and note important family events. A few pieces of information in the journal were essential in piecing together the history of her ancestral families.

Following the move to De Soto, Mary worked as a housekeeper for various neighbors and as a midwife in that part of Washington County. As described by their daughter Julia, they lived in a log cabin on the banks of De Soto Lake (no longer in existence). The family was not together there, however. In the 1900 census, both Milton and Sidney are shown living with other families in the area.

Ance and Mary lost their second son, Milton, to an accidentally self-inflicted blast in 1901. Around 1920, daughter Geneva and her husband Morris Reichenbach moved to Lincoln NE where Morris had become the superintendent of the state fair grounds. Mary was to move there and spend the rest of her days, while Ance remained in Washington County, usually with daughter Julia and her family. Over the years she endured the loss of another child, Ida, in 1921, and the departure of her only remaining son, Sidney, for California. Ance died in 1922, Mary in 1931.