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William McCoy speech

 Collection — Folder: S872
Identifier: S0872

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a speech entitled "An Address at the Silver Creek Graveyard Reunion" from William McCoy in Sellersburg, Clark County, Indiana on May 15, 1880 regarding deaths in his family and thoughts on "human mortality."


  • 1880

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Reverend William McCoy was born on December 21, 1814 in Sellersburg, Clark County, Indiana. He married Elizabeth Ann Roe in 1839 and they had four children: Carrie, Amelia, William, Jr., and George. McCoy died on May 22, 1091 in New Philadelphia, Washington County, Indiana. He was buried in Silver Creek Cemetery, the site of his 1880 address, in Sellersburg, along with many of his family members, including his wife, Elizabeth (1821-1908), his parents, John McCoy (1782-1859) and Jane Spencer Collins McCoy (1778-1835), his siblings, Mahala McCoy (1811-1823) and Spencer Collins McCoy (1807-1872).


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Magrel McCoy Davis on 1943/11/16.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/08/12 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2014/08/12 by Brittany Kropf.
William McCoy speech
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.