Rodolph: Samuel Pryor of Lexington

I love race horses. Why? Because their owners in their need to brag about breeding tell so much about the owners! The Kentucky race horse Rodolph was such a horse.

About The Racehorse Rodolph

Rodolph was described as “a bright Bay, each of his hind pasterns white; fifteen hands three inches high, handsomely formed and well proportioned for strength and action.” (Kentucky Gazette, April 12 1838). The same article states Rodoph was “bred by me” (Charles Buford) and was 7 years old, foaled on April 15, 1831.

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Dearest Dennis Will (John Pryor’s Mother In Law)

Pryor Will

I mentioned Dearest Dennis’ will back in 2013 (see post) when I first saw it transcribed in a Chancery Court file: John Pryor vs. the estate of Dearest Dennis.

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The Regulators Are Coming

Before a shot was fired at Concord a group of men in North Carolina who were called Regulators engaged in skirmishes to seek reform of the practices of Governor William Tyron.

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Samuel Prior Under Sentence of Transportation from England (1748)

I get pretty excited when I find Pryor and Prior men who went afoul of the law in Great Britain. Executions reveal death dates. Lesser offenses… TRANSPORTATION. Before the Revolutionary War transportation meant a ride to the American Colonies. Wikipedia states transportation to Australia didn’t begin until 1787 (after the American Revolution and the American colonies were no longer an option). I’ve been trying to figure out from this 1748 newspaper article if any of these Priors were transported– it sounds like brothers John Prior and Thomas Prior were put in jail, thus rescuing their brother Samuel from transportation.

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Pryors in the War of 1812

First posted on October 12, 2014. I’ve grouped the Pryors by the state from which they served.

UNKNOWN STATE:

Nicholas Pryor RANGERS, UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS. Pvt Pvt
(This may be the brother of Joseph E. Pryor who fought in Louisiana. Or this may be Nicholas B. Pryor of Nashville who wrote to President Thomas Jefferson in 1813 requesting a military commsision).

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