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James McCoy


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-06-1871 Democratic SD-01 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 12, 1821 in County Antrim, Ireland [now Northern Ireland]
Married: Winifred Kearny
Died: November 8, 1895 in San Diego, CA

1859-1861: Assessor, San Diego County
1861-1871: Sheriff, San Diego County
1869-1871: President, San Diego Board of Trustees


  • According to, McCoy's was one of only 150 (of the 2000+ headstones) saved when San Diego's Calvary Cemetery was closed in the 1970s.


Source: Legislative Guide... of all the State Officers and Members of the Legislature... by Kean & Dudley (H.S. Crocker and Co.; 1871)
Source: FindAGrave website