Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sympathy Saturday - Mary Fuller Percival

There have been articles written about my great-great-great-great-great grandmother, Mary Fuller Percival, and her humanitarian efforts during the American Revolution, you see, Mary's husband Timothy Percival and two sons were held prisoner by the British, Timothy and one son aboard the Dartmouth, a prison ship and Jabez Percival (my own great-great-great-great grandfather) in the Sugarhouse Prison. Mary even had an NSDAR chapter named for her in Arkansas, where some of her descendants lived.

There is some conflict on the year of her birth, some say 1731, some say 1737, but her death occurred on March 12, 1819 in Boone County, Kentucky. Unfortunately no trace of her headstone survives but it is thought that Mary and Timothy Percival were buried in Petersburg, Kentucky.

Copyright 2011, ACK for Gene Notes

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