Pryors Indexed Under Surnames Starting with “Poy”

Oh dear, just when I thought I had seen every possible misspelling of Pryor! While researching the Pryors in Hardin County, TN I came across a George “Poyer” in Ancestry’s index. George and family from the 1870 Census are now on the TN Pryor website as the handwriting definitely says “PRYOR” and the family members match with Pryors on later census records in the same county.

Margaret Pryor, daughter of Samuel Pryor of Blount County is on the 1870 Census as “Poyer”.

Samuel W. Pryor of Adair Co., IA is indexed as “Poyor” for the 1870. Census.

John Pryor b. 1816 in TN is on the 1870 Census of Linn Co., OR. His is the John or Johnathan Pryor in Davis Co., IA in 1860 and in 1850 in Menard Co., IL. He was the son of John Pryor and Ruth Sherrill. It looks like this Pryor family did some traveling. A grandson living nearby in 1870 was born in Montana. John is indexed as “Poyer” in 1870!

Help in sorting out the Pryors is always welcome! There really is a surname “Poyner” and there were quite a few living in Henry Co., TN, so please report only true “Pryor” discoveries. Thanks!