I'm looking for documents about Israel Pickens's wife or wives.I have heard Martha was a Rutherford, not a Nisbet.I have heard alternately that Martha was a Davis, the daughter of George Davis and a Rutherford female.Yet another version states that Martha Rutherford first married a Davis and then Israel Pickens.Some versions say she married John Fall after Israel's death.
All the stories that include a Rutherford place her as a daughter of Rev. Samuel Rutherford of Monaghan.Many accounts out there have her full name as Martha Sarah Rutherford.
I have heard Israel Pickens had two wives.I don't know who was the mother of which children.I have no proof of their surnames at all.I would guess one of his wives was a Rutherford, as his son was named Samuel...then again, Samuel isn't exactly an unusual name.
So I'm on a document mission.I want to hit the library on this one; internet doesn't seem to have much more than tertiary sources.