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Pryor Records of Baldwin County, GA

1810 Tax ListJohn Pryor (Wilkes) and Marlow L Pryor (Putnam)

1814 Grand JurorsMarlow L Pryor

1814 JailorMarlow L Pryor recorded as jailor

1815 Marriage – William PRYOR to Charity Holliday 4 Jan 1815. (William Pryor born 1788 in Ireland. He died 1848 in Preble Co., OH)

1820 Census Baldwin Co., GA
Marlow L. PRYOR 221010-2001 (18 slaves. Oldest male 45 years – born 1775)
Marlow PRYOR 01011-0001 (no slaves. Oldest male 45 years) (Marlow Pryor married Mary Armour on Sep. 12, 1816 in Greene Co., GA. He served as a seargeant in the War of 1812. Marlow Pryor was probably living in Baldwin Co. as early as 1815, he was ordered to repair a door on the jail. In 1822 he was still in Baldwin Co. when he was appointed a commissioner of the county academy.)
Wright 1001 – 001
John H Wright
00001 – 101

1822 -1823 Marlow PRYOR served as mayor of Milledgeville, GA.

1827 Land Lottery in Muscogee, Ann Caroline Pryor, widow obtained land.

1827 Land Lottery in Coweta, Mary Pryor, widow obtained land.

1827 Land Lottery in Carroll, William B. Pryor, obtained land on 16 Mar 1827.

1827 Land Lottery in Lee, Pryor Wright, obtained land 25 April 1827.

1830 Census Baldwin Co., GA
Page 28, Ann C. PRIOR 0102-001001 (Ann C. Pryor is on the 1840 Census in Muscogee Co., GA) 

Records of Burke County, GA

1785 DeedAnn Pryor (widow of Haden Pryor) purchased land in Burke Co.

1796 Newspaper NoticeAnn Pryor requested the court to appoint her the administrator of the estate of Benjamin Wade.

1820 Burke Co., GA
Commencing 30 Sept. 1820 JOHN PRIOR of Burke Co. received Revolutionary War pension for service in VA from 1777 to 1782. Prior was 63 years old when he applied for the pension in 1820 (born about 1757). Other records state John served under Capt (Joseph) Swearingame (Swearingin?) and Col. James Wood. He was a British prisioner and was discharged at Charleston, SC.

1823 Death – John Pryor, Revolutionary War pensioner died 8 October 1823 per pension rolls. He was 66 years old.

1827 Land Lottery in Muscogee, John PRYOR‘s children obtained land.

1830 Census Burke Co., GA
Page 123, Robert PRIOR 100001-00001(Robert Pryor and wife Lucinda Scrutchins.  Robert was a son of John Pleasant Pryor.  Robert Pryor obtained land in Burke Co. in the 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery.  Land was also obtained by Edmund Pryor, an “orphan”)

1840 Census Burke Co., GA
Page 162, Robert PRIOR 120001 – 11001

1845 Revolutionary War Pension Application for Moses Crawford filed by his wife Nancy in Cleveland, TN (Bradley County). Includes deposition of Mary PRYOR of Jefferson Co., GA. Mary Pryor swore she became acquainted with the Crawfords when they lived in Burke Co., GA.

1850 Census Burke Co., GA
50th & 52nd Dist. Page 274B, house 72 Augustus PRIOR 17 printer GA.  (Augustus may have been counted twice in Burke Co. & Richmond Co. 24 Jun 1857 Edgefield Advertiser ran article that Augustus Pryor was being sought for murder in SC.)
71st Dist., page 396A, house 581 Araminta Roberts 47 $304 GA, William PRIOR 25 GA, Mary A. 22 GA, Lenora A. V. 4 GA, Martha P. 2 GA.
72nd Dist., page 302a, house 498 Robert PRIOR 47 GA, Clarissa 49 NC, Edmund B. 19 GA, William H. 17 student GA, John B. 14 GA, Elizabeth E. 12 GA, Benjamin B. 8 GA, Narcissa 6 GA.

1864 US Military Enlistment – Augustus PRIOR age 20 enlisted 1 March 1864 in Vicksburg, MS. Co. A, 5 Reg’t, US Col’d H Art’y. Payroll records indicate he served until at least May 1866 (about a year after the Civil War ended). His widow Rachel Davis, filed for a pension in 1888 in Mississippi.

1870 Census Burke Co., GA
Page 282a, house 81/88 Berry PRYOR (bl) 55 farm laborer GA, Laura (bl) 30 farm laborer GA, Willie (bl) 7 GA, James (bl) 5 GA, Berry Rogers (bl) 8 GA (Berry Pryor was in Burke Co., GA in 1880).
Page 424a, house 1813 Gilbert PRIOR (bl) 47 farm laborer GA, Rachel (bl) 45 GA, Lizzie 19 (bl) GA, Daniel 17 (bl) GA, Wilson 14 (bl) GA
Page 424a, house 1817 Caroline PRIOR (bl) 27 GA, Philip (bl) 7 GA, Morgan (bl) 3 GA, Susan (bl) 1 GA.

1880 Census Burke Co., GA
Dist 65, page 181b, house 235 Berry PRYOR mulatto 60 farmer GA GA GA, Laura 45 wife GA GA GA, Mumfort 30 son farm laborer GA, Jim 22 son farm laborer GA, Willie 14 son GA, Betsey Lawson 77 mother house keeper GA GA GA.

Records of Carroll County, GA

1827 Land Lottery – John PRYOR obtained land in Jasper Co. 23 May 1827.

1850 Census Carroll Co., GA
House 844 Erwin Price 26 farmer GA, Jane 29 GA, John 6 GA, unnamed male 1 GA, Jane Mead (PRYOR) 80 NC, Thomas 40 GA, John 4 GA, Nancy 3 AL.

March 17, 1855 Revolutionary War Pension Appllication. Soldier’s name Minor Mead in Carroll County Georgia, the widow, 79, filed for her bounty land entitlement adding that she was married to her husband in January 1793 by one Abram Marshall a minister of the gospel; that her name prior to her marriage was Jane Pryor. She signed this document with her mark. Minor Mead’s application states he was born in Spottsylvania Co., VA, lived in Louisa Co., VA and then in GA. (An online family tree states Jane was from Columbia, NC (Tyrell County).

Records of Chatham County, GA

1781 Slave Sale – Isaac Wells purchased slave from John PRIOR

1788 Georgia Statehood

1790 Estate – Probate dated 19 May 1790 for John PRIOR. Mrs. Delphia Prior was the administrator. (Possibly John Prior and Delphia Dillard from Middlesex Co., VA)

1793 Tax List – Savannah District, Mrs. PRIOR, page 10

1915 Will – Alfred Pryor, estate. Wife Meta Bessie Pryor of Savannah. Wits Cecile A Ryan, H Mercer Jordan, A A Lawrence

Records of Chattahoochee County, GA

1860 Census Chattahoochee County
Page 516, house 573/497 PRIOR Dozier 73 (no place of birth recorded)
(Prior is on earlier census records in Edgefield, SC. Son of Thomas Dozier and Caty Pryor)

Records of Clarke County, GA

1816 Mariage – Allen PRIOR to Sallie Thornton 4 Jan 1816

1829 Marriage – Robert A PRYOR to Louisa Houghton 22 Dec 1829

1837 Marriage – William Mason to Emily PRYOR on 28 Dec 1837

1840 Census Clarke Co., GA
William Mason 100001 – 11001

1850 Census Clarke Co., GA
William Mason 34 Eng, Emily Mason (Emily PRYOR) 32 GA, John 11, Charles 8, William 6, George 3, Martha F. 1, J. T. Marr 46 NY.

Records of Columbia County, GA

1794 Probate – Jane PRYOR administratix Philip Pryor deceased — died intestate.

1796 Marriage – Nancy PRIOR to Patrick Dougherty 27 Dec 1796 (Patrick’s will was filed in 1839 in Columbia County and there is no mention of his wife, so Nancy probably died before him)

1800 Marriage – Sarah PRIOR to John Magrudger 20 Oct 1800 (An online family tree places Sarah as the daughter of Haden Pryor and Elizabeth Wade. John Magruder in his will appointed his friend Patrick Dougherty and his son John Magruder as his executors. Signed 18 Oct 1826. His will names wife Sarah, daughter Mary Flint, son John Magurder, daughter Amelia, daughter Eleanor, daughter Martha.)

1807 Marriage – Jane PRIOR to Michael Dougherty 18 Apr 1807 (Jane Pryor Dougherty is on the 1850 Census in Columbia Co., GA)

1808 Marriage – Elizabeth PRIOR to James Harley 20 Dec 1808

1820 Census Columbia Co., GA
Patrick Dougherty – in Capt. Horatio Gatrells Dist. 310201020102 (11) (Patrick Dougherty married Nancy Pryor in 1796 in Columbia Co, GA. Counted on census near Joseph Tankersley Sr. Joseph was the son of Richard Tankersley who explored Kanawha County with William and Nicholas Pryor.)
Page, line 24 Mistress Elizabeth PRIOR 00021000001
Page, line 27 John Magruder – in Capt. Jesse Morris Dist. 010110220100 (5) (John Magruder married Sarah Pryor in 1800 in Columbia Co., GA)

1827 Land Lottery in Muscogee Mary P Pryor, widow obtained land.

1827 Land Lottery in Muscogee Wade Pryor, obtained land.

1829 Marriage
– Wade PRIOR to Rebecca Poythress 4 Mar 1829 (Wade Pryor is on the 1830 – 1850 Census in Harris Co., GA)

1840 Marriage
– Felix PRIOR to Martha A. Rees 2 Nov 1840 (Felix Pryor is on the 1840 – 1850 Census in Columbia Co., GA)

1840 Census Columbia Co., GA
Dist 8, page 307, Felix PRIOR 10000101-0111

1847 Marriage – James Alford to Emily PRYOR (Emily Pryor Alford is on the 1850 Census in Columbia Co., GA)

1850 Census Columbia Co., GA
Div. 18, page 238A, house 9 Michael Dougherty 77 planter $2000 MD, Jane (PRYOR) 65 GA, Matilda 35 GA, Pamelia 31 GA, Eliza 29 GA “lunatic”, Sara 27 GA  (Michael Dougherty married Jane Pryor on Apr. 18, 1807 in Columbia Co., GA)
Page 242B, house 90 James Alford 24 planter  $2000 GA, Emily (PRYOR) 21 GA, Guilford 2 GA. (James Alford married Emily Pryor on Dec. 25, 1847 in Columbia Co., GA)
Page 243A, house 92 Felix G. PRIOR 61 planter $3500 GA?, Martha 45, Sarah 17, Felix 15, Palatia 11, Matthew Reed 25 boarder. (Felix Pryor married Mrs. Martha A. Rees on Nov. 2, 1840 in Columbia Co., GA)

1860 Census Columbia Co., GA
Page 659A, House 648 Martha A. PRIOR 57 planter $1600/$13,252 GA. (Widow of Felix Pryor)

Records of Dade County, GA

1880 Census Dade Co., GA
Mountain Twp., Page 52C Thomas LeCroy 64 GA SC NC, Louisa C. wife 40 TN  GA TN, Emeline Scott sister in law 36 TN GA TN, Alexander M. PRYOR step-son 18 TN TN TN, Joseph H. PRYOR step-son 14 TN TN TN, James R. PRYOR step-son 9 TN TN TN. (Louisa Catherine wife of Philip Pryor of Marion Co., TN. She and children Alexander and Joseph are on the 1870 Census in Marion Co., TN.)
Sligo Twp., page 13a, Henry PRYOR (mu) 36 TN TN AL, Lovena (bl) 30 wife GA GA GA, Emma (bl) dau 9 GA, Walter (bl) son 6 GA, Lulu (bl) dau 4 GA, Frances (bl) born June 1879 11/12 GA.

1900 Census Dade Co., GA
960th Dist., Trenton, page 247a, house 62 Alexander PRYOR Feb. 1861 39 (md. 19 yrs) GA GA TN, Matilda C. wife Sept. 1862 37 (9 children/8 living) GA MO SC, Louisa A. dau Dec. 1881 18 GA, Paul son Aug. 1883 16 GA, James T. son May 1885 15 GA, Charles son Aug 1887 GA, Clement son Mar. 1893 7 GA, Mattie D. dau Feb. 1896 4 GA, Mijah E. dau Nov. 1898 1 GA, Caroline F. Sitton grandmother Dec. 1816 83 (md. 40 yrs), (1 child/1 living) SC SC SC. (Several Pryor family members are on the 1909 Guion-Miller Eastern Cherokee Rolls: Matilda, Migah, Paul, Clemmons, & Mattie all have consecutive application numbers. Robert, Henry & William also applied but are not on the census. Cherokee by Blood: Records of Eastern Cherokee Ancestry in the U.S. Court of … By Jerry Wright Jordan states that Matilda and her son Joseph applied as Cherokees and were rejected. On his application Joseph states he was born in SC. Rejection says that he was born outside Cherokee domain and “shows no real connection with the Cherokee tribe.)

Records of Dodge County, GA

1880 Census in Dodge Co., GA
House 257 William Sawyer 45 works in saw mill GA GA GA,, Massa (PRYOR) 40 wife GA GA GA, Martha 15 dau GA, William Thomas son 11 son GA, Nilladay 9 dau GA, (on the 1870 Census in Pulaski Co., GA)