Below is an email I received from our cousin Margaret who descends from Uncle Jacob. This is big news as now all descendants of Martha can get into DAR. See below:
Cuzn Margaret here...just wanted to let you know that DAR verified my Martha Williamson Mayo app as a NEW patriot yesterday! DAR accepted that she was James Mayo’s widow and Jacob Mayo’s mother. She paid tax in VA in 1783 and part of those tax revenues were used to pay for the war effort. Payment of the tax is considered patriotic service by DAR.
Yippee! My first female patriot!!