The Legacy of Priscilla Doyle Tucker Clark

Priscilla Doyle was one of my fifth great grandmothers. She was born in North Carolina in 1750. At the age of sixteen, Priscilla married William Willis Tucker. Together they had two children, Starling Tucker and Fannie Tucker (my fourth great grandmother). Sadly, their marriage was cut short after only four years when William died in … Continue reading The Legacy of Priscilla Doyle Tucker Clark

Pension for an Aged Patriot

Sometimes the only reason you know a member of your family served in the American War for Independence is because they applied for a military pension years after their service. Records were not kept of every person who served, especially those who volunteered in state militias. They enlisted and were discharged sometimes verbally with no … Continue reading Pension for an Aged Patriot