"Our long-ago ancestor, Morgan Tucker, who fought in the Revolutionary War, resettled there from Kent County, Maryland when Morgantown was still part of Virginia. The records all call it Monongalia, Virginia. I don't know if that was because they could not spell Monongahela or if this is a legitimate variant spelling."
"One of Morgan Tucker's daughters married James Power, who made his way from Monongalia to the town of Arbela in Scotland County, Missouri. He fought with the Confederate Army of Northern Missouri in the Civil War. The Powers were the parents of our great grandmother, Hettie Florence Power (Mom-Mom), Granny's mother. Hettie married Francis Marion Buckingham--the source of your middle name. So, in a roundabout kind of way, you are on home turf."
(from my sister, the family historian)
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viii. Elizabeth 'Betty' TUCKER, born 04 May 1836 in WV; died 29 Oct 1888 in Arbela, Scotland Co., MO Buried:Scotland Co., MO; married James POWER 06 Jan 1856 in Scotland Co., MO.
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Marriage: 06 Jan 1856, Scotland Co., MO
ix. Minerva 'Manney' TUCKER, born 28 May 1838 in Monongalia Co., WV; died 18 Jul 1918 in Arbela, Scotland Co., MO Buried:Scotland Co., MO; married James Patton POWER 06 Sep 1855 in Adair, Scotland, MO; born 1837 in Indiana; died 1912 in Arbela, Scotland Co., MO Buried:Scotland Co., MO.
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Marriage: 06 Sep 1855, Adair, Scotland, MO
Now I have to figure out if my ancestor was actually married to two sisters at the same time!