Rebecca Pryor

27 April 1819–10 February 1862 (Age 42)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Pryor was born on 27 April 1819, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, her father, Joseph Pryor, was 51 and her mother, Sarah Odle, was 42. She married Mordecai Fulton Doughty on 16 January 1834, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 February 1862, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Concord Church, Fayette, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mordecai Fulton Doughty
Rebecca Pryor
Marriage: 16 January 1834
John Beal Doughty
Letitia Doughty
Sarah Elizabeth Doughty
Jeremiah Newton Doughty
Nancy Venoy Doughty
Mary Ann Doughty
Joseph Franklin "Joe" Doughty
William Deonysuis Doughty
Roda Rebecca Doughty
George Andrew Doughty
Martha Jane Doughty
Melissa Francis Doughty
James Mordecai Doughty
Isaac Monroe Doughty
Josaphine Doughty
Lethia Adaline Doughty

Spouse and Children

16 January 1834
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States


    John Beal Doughty


    Sarah Elizabeth Doughty


    Jeremiah Newton Doughty



    Mary Ann Doughty


+12 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Alabama Supreme Court Convenes

Age 1

The Alabama Supreme Court convened for the first time on May 8, 1820.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 13

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Prior .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

JOSEPH PRYOR FAMILY (of South Carolina)

Joseph b. 1 Dec 1767 South Carolina d. ca 1851 m. Sarah (Patton?) b. 25 Nov 1776 d. Tuscaloosa, Alabama shortly on or before 19 Dec 1851. He also m Catherine Hugs (Hughs?). Children of Joseph and Sara …

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Doughty in household of M F Doughty, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Doughty in household of Morgan F Doughty, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebeca Pryer in entry for Sarah Kemp, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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