Priscilla Doak

Female3 August 1849–12 September 1870

Brief Life History of Priscilla

When Priscilla Doak was born on 3 August 1849, in Wilbur, Tyler, Virginia, United States, her father, Robert Doak, was 45 and her mother, Mary Jane Ireland, was 41. She married James M. Maxwell on 14 November 1869, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Tyler, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and New Milton, Doddridge, West Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 12 September 1870, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Arnolds Creek Cemetery, Greenwood, Doddridge, Virginia, United States.

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James M. Maxwell
Priscilla Doak
Marriage: 14 November 1869

Sources (8)

  • Priscilla Maxwell in household of James Maxwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Priscilla Doak, "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932"
  • Priscilla Maxwell, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1869Tyler, West Virginia, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (5)

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 12

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

    1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg

    Age 13

    The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.


    Age 14

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Doig .

    Irish (Down): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dabhóc ‘son of Dabhóc’, a pet form of David . The lenited form was Anglicized as McCook .

    English: rare variant of Duke .

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

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