Thank you for the information about the Tavern in "History of Fredericksburg, VA". Interesting! Some years ago I had purchased "A History of Early Spotsylvania" by James Roger Mansfield. Does have the early Thomas and James in Spotsylvania Co. in the 1810 Census, but had that from other sources.
It does have a chapter on Taverns. Quite interesting. Then lists a few in the county and some in Fredericksburg. Nothing matches other info I have. The ones listed for Fredericksburg are 1) Rising Sun Tavern Weedon's 2)Long's Ordinary 3)Allen's Ordinary 4) Indian Queen Tavern 5) Gold Ball Tavern and 6) Gordon's Tavern.
I had also purchased "1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners Independent City of Fredericksburg" by Roger G. Ward in hopes of finding Lindsey in there. No Pullen's listed. My Samuel M. Pullen was born "c". 1815 in Fredericksburg, so he really could have been born there early 1816, or just that his father wasn't a landowner there, yet. Lindsey does show up multiple times starting 30 jan 1820. It's a little strange that his oldest son, John B. Pullen would get married 4 Apr 1821 in Lancaster Co., but not if you know he started out in Lancaster Co., and probably had family ties still there. John B. is on Deeds in Fredericksburg starting 15 Jul 1823.
Wish I could find some descendants of John B., Jesse and even the Elizabeth that m. Charles Wellford Gore, to see if any handed down family stories.
Sad that Jesse dies 1844, Lindsey 1846 and then I can't find John B. after 1845. Wonder if any of their descendants in CSA.
My Samuel M. Pullen had at least 2 sons in Union Army, William Dean and Samuel L. His son Theodore may have also been in and shown as Theodore Pulley. Can't find him on any Census after 1860. Samuel L. was in those horrible battles around Petersburg and Fredericksburg. Lots of written info on them. He was reported dead to his family and then found to be in a hospital 2 weeks later. He recovered and enlisted again. He may have been battling 1st cousins.
Would make for an interesting story if I could find any descendants of Jesse and John B. Too bad they aren't on 1850 Census with families, so I could track them down. Apparently Jesse was already deceased and I have no clue what happened to John B. Pullen.
You can see why the Pullen ancestry would be interesting, if I could find the right connections. When my grandparents died there was Confederate money in the house and nobody knew why. They wouldn't have it from Samuel L. and William Dean Pullen Sr. fought in PA, not VA. A cousin's widow has it now. My grandfather always told his children that it bothered him because he never served his country and all the men in his family did. Wish someone had thought enough to have him write down what he knew. Thanks for any help you can be in this pursuit.
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