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Never To Be Forgotten

Never To Be Forgotten

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Isaac McCoy was a Baptist Missionary to the American Indians in the early 1800s. Issac and his wife Christiana buried eleven of their fourteen children on the mission field. Depicted is McCoy's return home after the death of their eldest son.

Excerpts from Historical Sketch
...The McCoys moved to Vincennes, Indiana in 1809 where Isaac became pastor of the Maria Creek Baptist Church.  While on the frontier, McCoy’s labour as a pastor and church planter brought him into contact with the Indians.  He requested and received a one year appointment from the Baptist Missionary Convention to serve as a missionary.

He stated, “I resolved that, notwithstanding I had no assurance of patronage beyond the current year, I would, the Lord willing, make an effort to establish a mission, and to employ the remainder of my life and labours in the promotion of their temporal and eternal welfare.” This he did with uncommon zeal and incomparable sacrifice.

McCoy and his family suffered often from hunger, infirmity, disease and sorrow.  While McCoy was away prosecuting the work, his faithful wife, Christiana, was at home tending family and mission.  Eleven of their fourteen children were buried on the mission field, and such was the character of this remarkable woman that often, she bore and buried them alone.

...The scene depicted occurred June 8, 1832.  It was selected because it best illustrates the varied trials and triumphs of the McCoy family.  Isaac McCoy has just returned from a trip to Washington on behalf of the Indians.  On the way home, he received news of the death of his eldest son, Dr. Rice McCoy.  This was the seventh child for which the Lord had called and the fifth which died while McCoy was away.  He described the reunion on this sad occasion as a “meeting never to be forgotten”. In his journal he wrote, “For some time scarcely a word was spoken, while every face was suffused with tears, and every bosom heaved with sighs”. Within weeks, in spite of their sorrow, these determined labourers once again continued the work to which they had been called as they entered Kansas and began to build the Shawnee Indian Mission.
  • Framed and Double Matted
  • Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Limited First Edition Print
  • Historical Sketch (8.5" x 11" - coordinating frame)
  • Museum Quality Glass (UV protection and glare reduction)
  • Ready to Hang (complete with hanging wire)

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