David Ramsey, born in 1953, grew up in Rochester, Illinois and has farmed for over fifty years. Ramsey shared his own family’s history during the interview, and also discussed the role that James McCoy had in the founding of Rochester, Illinois, and the McCoy family story during the early 19th century.
Interview Session 01 (Audio)
Ramsey family history in Rochester in late 20th century
Interview Session 02 (Audio)
McCoy family and 19th century Rochester history
The Ramsey family gathered at the family’s homestead on Ramsey Road in Rochester in August, 1948. David’s parents, Evelyn and Ray Ramsey are on the far left of the picture. They were on their way to the Illinois State Fair.
David Ramsey, taken at the time of the interview in August, 2017.
ALPL Oral History Program photo