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Lettie Prater
and Benjamin McCoy

Lettie Prater b abt 1826 VA; d/o William Prater and Mary Ann Thurman. Lettie Prater m. Benjamin McCoy b abt 1823 KY; s/o Samuel McCoy and Elizabeth Davis. Children of Benjamin Mccoy and Lettie Prater;

1. Daniel Prater b abt 1847 KY

2. James E Prater b abt 1848 KY; m. Lucinda McCoy b 1848 Pike Co KY; s/o William McCoy and Lucinda Adkins.

3. Lynsee Prater b abt 1849 KY

4. Benjamin P Prater b 17 Mar 1852 Pike Co KY; m. 16 pr 1875 Pike Co KY to Paulina Blankenship b 1853 Pike Co KY. Benjamin Prater m. 10 Feb 1898 Buchanan Co VA to Sarah Jane Allen b 1865 Pike Co KY.

5. William Anderson Prater b abt 1854 Pike Co KY; m. 6 Jul 1882 Pike Co KY to Mary Daniels b 1860

6. Joseph Prater b 5 Mar 1854 Pike Co KY

7. Henry Prater b abt 1859 KY; m. 27 Oct 1882 Pike Co KY to Polly Mounts b abt 1878

8. Ance Prater b 1865 Pike Co KY d 28 Nov 1916 Pike Co KY


Benjamin McCoy
and Phoebe McCoy

Benjamin McCoy b abt 1823 KY; s/o Samuel McCoy and Elizabeth Davis. Benjamin McCoy m. 31 Oct 1839 Pike Co KY to Phoebe McCoy b 1819 d abt 1849; d/o Richard McCoy and Betsy Adkins.


Benjamin McCoy
and Nancy Robinette

Benjamin McCoy b abt 1823 KY; s/o Samuel McCoy and Elizabeth Davis. Benjamin McCoy m. 28 Sept 1851 Pike Co KY to Nancy Robinette b abt 1833 Pike Co KY


1850 Pike Co KY Census
31 580 580 McCoy Benjamine 27 M Farmer 200 KY
32 580 580 McCoy John R 10 M KY
33 580 580 McCoy Ellen J 5 F KY
34 580 580 McCoy Ulysses 4 M KY
35 580 580 Prater Letta 24 F VA
36 580 580 Prater Danl 3 M KY
37 580 580 Prater James E 2 M KY
38 580 580 Prater Lynsee 1 M KY


Source: Randy Unknown: randyj2222@yahoo.com

Benjamin McCoy and Letty Prater carried on a long-term affair and most if not all of Letty's children are believed to belong to Benjamin McCoy. Records for Letty's children either name Benjamin as their father, or allude to Benjamin being their father. Letty lived with Benjamin for many years, and when Benjamin got married, Letty moved out but lived nearby. Ben was first married to Phoebe McCoy on 31 Oct 1839, Pike Co KY. They had John, Phoebe, Ellen, Massey, Ulysses, and maybe one other daughter. It's believed Ben and Phoebe may have divorced and possibly that Phoebe took the baby girl with her... just speculation at this point, but nevertheless, Phoebe is not in the household by 1850 and Letty is there with three sons (William Prater b. 1818 was supposedly Letty's brother and he did have a son named James born abt 1848, but it is believed that the two James' are different people) -- Tamara Maggard, Genealogy.Com Pike Co., KY Forum 1/16/12


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