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Henry Co., KY Pryors

Mary Ann Dobson is sharing some interesting Shenandoah Co., VA deeds that name Pryors in Henry Co., KY. These Pryors may be related to the Pryors and Duncans who migrated to Missouri- Bates County and Gasconade County.

“Last month, I had a chance to research at the genealogy library in Salt Lake City and look again at the microfilm.  I have a JPG image of page 34 and most of page 35, but did not look at the images until I got home (no portable computer).”

Shenandoah Co. VA Deed (SLC 8/30/2010)
Y-34/35:  15 July 1815, Reuben Duncan and wife Martha (X) to Taverner Young and Thomas Young, all of Henry Co. KY, for $1,000, sell all their right and title to the three? farms in Virginia with all appurtances belonging known by the names of the Manor place, the mountain place & Bottom Place, which said Reuben & Martha hold as heirs at law of John Young deceased.  Wit. Jack Pryor, Willis Duncan.  Reuben Duncan & Martha appeared 23 Sept. 1815 in Henry Co.  Ordered recorded, 12 Oct? 1817.  (FHL film 33,898)  (MAD: son of James & Aseneth Browning; grandson of Wm. Elder)

“I also found the image of the first part of the following deed:”

Y-35:  13 Oct. 1817, Taverner B. Young Senr?/one? of the sons & heirs at law of John Young 3rd decd, who was one of the sons heirs and devisees of Edwin Young the elder decd and Nancy his wife of Bath Co. KY, to Benjamin Ward? (Wood?) of Shenandoah Co. VA; the said Edwin Young the elder decd by his last will and testament in writing dated 9 December 1772 among other things therein gave and devised to his son the said John Young the 3rd a tract of land in the afsd Shenandoah Co. which the said Edwin Young the elder purchased of Enoch Lot? (Job?) at the sum of 400 pounds to be divided among his eight children and 1/4 thereof to be paid annually after the said John Young 3rd should be in possession one? year as by the will … will fully appear.  And whereas the said John Young 3rd departed this life intestate leaving the afsd Taverner B. Young, Thomas J. Young and Johnston Young his children and heirs at law, and the said Johnston Young having deparated this life before he attained the age of 21 years, …. (MAD: do not have the rest of the document on pg.35 or following).

I hope this helps. Let us know if you make some headway into the Pryor lines !

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!