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I am trying to find out what my third great grandmother Mahala Prater's maiden name is. I found a Mahala Honaker, born on July 13, 1817, in Fairfax County, Virginia, died on April 4, 1892, age 74, daughter of Sarah "Sally" Ball and James Honaker. This Mahala is listed as having married a John C. Prater (probably supposed to be John G.) about 1839 in Tazewell County, Virginia. My third great grandmother's name has been listed as P. Mahala and Mahaly, but I don't know what the P. stands for. Mahaly was born on July 13, 1817, in Virginia, died on May 3, 1885, in Tazewell County, Virginia, age 68, and she was buried in Jones Chapel Cemetery, Cedar Bluff, Virginia. She married John G. Prater before 1840. I am thinking this has got to be the same Mahala since their birthdates match exactly. The only difference seems to be her death date. P. Mahala died on May 3, 1885 and Mahala Honaker died on April 4, 1892. Any info would be appreciated.