Mary E

Mary E Corel was born April 7, 1818.

Mary E Corel and John Puckett

Mary Corel married John Puckett August 19, 1839. Their marriage is recorded in John Newton Harmon, Sr.’s 1922 Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia from 1800 to 1922 in two volumes, Volume 1, Chapter IV – Laws concerning marriage; Copy of marriage records from 1800 to 1852-3 as John Puckett and Mary Cassell August the 19 day of 1839.

About the time of William Corel’s death in 1851, Mary Corel and John Puckett brought their family west, first settling in Missouri, then in Kansas. The 1860 Census shows John ‘Bucket’, 42, living in Wyandotte Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas with his family, Polly (Mary) 42, Augustus 20, Emily 18, William 16, Henry 15, (Martha) Jane 14, Lewis 7, James 5, Alice 3, Cassandra six months.

John Puckett passed away prior to the 1870 Census. Mary Corel Puckett was most commonly known by the nickname ‘Pops’. In 1870 Mary lived near the Edwardsville Post Office, Shawnee Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas. Mary never remarried and died in her son-in-law’s (Joseph L. Norman) home in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri of bronchitis and old age on September 4, 1897.


  1. Augustus “Gus” was born about 1841 in Virginia.
  2. Emily M. was born July 5, 1842 in Virginia.
  3. William “Will” was born about 1844 in Virginia.
  4. Martha Jane was born September 16, 1846 in Virginia.
  5. Henry was born about 1851 in Virginia.
  6. Lewis “Lou” was born about 1852 in Missouri.
  7. James was born about 1855 in Missouri.
  8. Alice was born May 7, 1857 in Wyandotte County, Kansas.
  9. Cassandra “Cassie” was born about 1860 in Wyandotte County, Kansas.