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Oldest Living Revolutionary Widows

By Maureen Taylor on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 in Last Muster, The Last Muster. No Comments

As of June 30, 1898 five women appeared on the pension rolls as widows of Revolutionary War soldiers. Esther Damon of Plymouth Union, Vermont age 84 Nancy Jones of Jonesboro, Tennessee age 84 Rebecca Mayo of Newbern, Virginia age 85 Mary Snead of Parksley, Virginia age 82 Nancy Weatherman of Lineback, Tennessee age 88 I’ve […]


Missing Pictures: Rebecca Mayo, Revolutionary War Widow

By Maureen Taylor on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 in Last Muster, The Last Muster. No Comments

Sometimes the hunt for a photograph is so frustrating! One of the more than 6,000 Revolutionary War widows collecting a pension was Rebecca Mayo of Newbern, Pulaski County, Virginia. She married Stephen Mayo in 1834 when she was just a young woman and Mayo was 77. The Boston Daily Globe ran a story about her […]


Lost Pictures: New York Gathering of Last Men of the Revolution

By Maureen Taylor on Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 in Last Muster, The Last Muster. No Comments

Searching GenealogyBank’s database of newspaper, I came across a notice for a reunion of Revolutionary War veterans in the New-Hampshire Patriot and State Gazette for August 28, 1845. In that month, George Washington Park Custis, adopted son (and grandson) of President George Washington visited New York City. There was a reception at the house of […]