More Marion County Pryors

I wish the Pryors in Marion County Pryors were my line! It seems like this year some great discoveries have been made and DNA has helped to confirm some researchers connection to this line. I’m tying up the research on the “Marion” line who settled in Hardin County. I’ve updated the census extractions on the TN Pryor website, starting with the 1870 Census. Nova Lemons has been a huge helping to establish the connections has added information to her website at

We’re certain we have found in Hardin County George Washington Pryor, a son of Philip Pryor and a grandson of Matthew Pryor of Marion Co.  In 1870 Andrew Jackson Pryor, George’s newphew, was also in Hardin Co. Andrew was a son of Jacob N. Pryor and a grandson of Philip Pryor. Jacob and his other children were in Henry Co., TN in 1870, but by 1880 his son William B. was in Hardin Co. and in 1900 his daughters Colestia and Caldonia were also in Hardin Co.

Something interesting came up in our digging, we found that William B. Pryor is buried under the name Button Pryor. Does anyone know of a connection of a Button family to these lines of Pryors?