Another Musical Pryor

Civil War Coronet and Saxohorns - Gettysburg Visitor's Center

Civil War Coronet and Saxohorns – Gettysburg Visitor’s Center

Several years ago I wrote about the Pryors who I’ve seen recorded as musicians [A Musician In Your Family Tree?]. And of course trombonist Arthur Pryor (from a NC Pryor line). There were sure a lot of Pryors who were farmers, so it’s kind of interesting to find a few with other talents. I spotted another musical Pryor, so passing it along.  Henry Prior born 1825 in NY, the son of an Oliver Prior from CT, was recorded in Oneida County, NY in 1850 as “musical instruments.” Not sure if this meant that he made them, sold them, or played them.