Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Priscilla Poor (1800-After 1870), Daughter Of Jesse Poore (1770-1860)?

Priscilla Poor was born in North Carolina around 1800. She married William Pence and lived in Sullivan County, Tennessee. On an 1850 land schedule in Sullivan County, TN, William Pence is listed on the same page as William Poor. This is more than likely Jesse Poore's (1770-1860) son William Robert Poore Sr. (1804-1880).

1850 Land Schedule:

William Robert Poore Sr. had a daughter named Nancy and on the 1850 census she is listed as living with her parents and siblings including her brother William R Poore Jr.

1850 Census:

In 1860 William Pence and his Wife Priscilla Pence (Poore) are listed as living with Nancy Poore.

1860 Census:

William Pence, the husband of Priscilla died on June 21st, 1865 in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

In 1870 Priscilla Poor (aged 70) is listed as living with William R. Poore (Jesse Poore's grandson).

The 1870 census lists someone named Rigl Poor at 41 years old. I believe this is William R. Poore Jr. (Jesse's grandson). If you look at the actual census, his name is listed as Rigs. If you compare the wife and children listed to the Children of William Robert Poore Jr. the names match.

It appears that Priscilla Pence (Poore) moved in with her nephew William Robert Poore Jr. after her husband died in 1865.

1870 Census:

If you list Priscilla Poore in with the births of Jesse Poore's children from his first marriage, they are all nearly 3 years apart.

David Poore 1794–

Robert Poore 1797–1850

Priscilla Poore 1800–After 1870

William Robert Poore 1804–1880

Nancy Ann Poor 1807–1850

John Poore 1810–1879


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