Thursday, October 22, 2015

Quirky Ancestor Stories: A Mix-up with Names?

This one nearly qualified for the Salt Lake Institute.....

Enoch Gulley was of age to have served during the Revolutionary War. Other members of the family did see action. There is no record of service for Enoch, however a George Gulley did serve with Virginia during the war. A descendant of George applied unsuccessfully to the DAR. George's wife was given as Frances Ann "Franky" Franklin, who was Enoch's wife. Descendants listed were also descendants of Enoch. Post-Revolutionary War records consistently use Enoch.

Did Enoch enlisted under the name George? Was his name Enoch George or George Enoch? To date, the answer is - I do not know!

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