Category Archives: Georgia Pryors

Edward Pryor vs. Edward Phair/Pheir/Pharr in Georgia

It doesn’t look like I’ll be getting out of Georgia records anytime soon. There were 2 men by very similar names who were in Georgia at about the same time. Can I tease apart Edward Pryor and Edward Pharr (Phair)?

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1793 Petition to GA Governor Edward Telfair

The 1793 Georgia Petition to Governor Edward Telfair an interesting document for anyone trying to figure out Wilkes county genealogy because it contains the signatures of county inhabitants and it helps to explain a period when counties were formed from Wilkes county and apparently inhabitants were engaged in disputes with newcomers to the region. I’ve transcribed the document below, including the signatures. Be sure to go on to the section below the document where I explain the some of the relationships of the signers to known Pryors.

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D’Arcy, Darcy, Dawsey, Dossey, etc., etc.

I looking at a surname that may have as many variable spellings as Pryor. Dorsey. Wait. Wait. Also spelled Darcy, Dawsey, Dossey, D’Arcy. I’ve run into them before because I have a paper trail that solidly lands me into them (spelled Dorsey by the way) in Maryland during the first decade of the 1800’s. But that’s another line of my family tree and I was looking at Dorseys connected with Pryors.

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Allen Pryor of Georgia

I was looking at the Allen Pryor who appears in Green County, GA records. I was wondering if there were one, two or even more Allen Pryors and how many of them overlapped in family trees. I wasn’t able to determine how many Allen’s but hopefully this sheds some light on Allen for people who are working on this tree.

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Franklin County, GA Land Grant to John Pryor in 1784

When 2 new counties were added to Georgia in 1784, John Pryor from Virginia requested a land grant. Franklin county was cut up in the decades after 1784 to form Jackson, Clarke, Banks, Madison, and Stephens counties.

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