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Pryor and Tackett Surnames

 

While experimenting with the new Search on this website I found something that may be of interest.

In 1818 Philip Tackett, Section 15, Township 44 was recorded in Gasconade Co., MO. At the same time there was a William Pryor in Section 32, Township 44 (History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford and Gasconade Counties Missouri
Published by Goodspeed Publishing Company 1888)

The Tacket and Pryor surname was connected by marriage in Gasconade when Mary Pryor married George Tackett on 14 Aug 1828.

I’m wondering if there was a connection between these families in Tennessee. TN Land Grant 7912 described land being granted to John Prior in 1828 as bordering land he purchased from Philip Tackett (no date for that transaction). The Pleasant Pryor on the 1850 Census in Gasconade Co. is thought to be related to the the Pryors in White County, TN.

 

Sherrill Pryor of White County, TN — His Will Filed in MO

I didn’t think I’d revisit John Pryor and Ruth Sherrill so quickly. I recently posted about their son William (see post).  It looks like we now have information of what happened to their son Sherrill Pryor. His will was found in Polk County, Missouri. It mentions his wife Rebecca* (he married Rebecca* Hitcherouth in Sangamon County, Illinois in 1832 Continue reading

William Pryor Estate in Hancock County, IL

The estate of William Pryor piqued my attention since it’s thought that he was from a Pryor line that was in early Greene County and later White County and migrated into Illinois Continue reading

Connecting Pryor from 1789 TN Frontier to 1840 MO Census

It looks like friends and family stayed connected as they migrated from the TN frontier into Middle Tennessee, and onward to Missouri. I stumbled on this connection between 1789 and 1840 that may help Richard and Mourning Pryor line support their genealogy.

Petition Sundry Inhabitants South of French Broad

These are frontier residents petitioning North Carolina in 1789. (see petition transcript)

Page 15 of 19
Thomas Going | Toms Odle
Ezekel Ray | Moses Mckay
Jossaway (?) Movels(?) | Thomas Woodfin
Daniel Job | Niklas (?) Woodfin
Joseph Pryor | William Heney (Henry? or Haney?)
Isaac Odell(?) | Henery Jones

Ezekial Ray (or Rhea) was on the 1802 Tax List in Jackson County, TN. It’s thought that he died in White Co., TN before 1820. It’s thought that a younger Ezekial Ray (born about 1811) was his son. Daniel Job (or Jobe) is thought to the man who married Mourning Pryor, a daughter of Richard and Mourning Pryor.

Now, for something interesting. Similar names appear living in close proximity in 1840.

1840 Census in Van Buren County, MO

Osage Twp
Line 7, Thomas Woodfin
John Woodfin
Jas. M. Smith
John M Henry
James Goodrich
Line 12, Jonathan PRYOR
William Summers
William Barnes
Daniel Smith
Line 16, William Bartlett
Mark Whittied
Line 18 William PRYOR
Line 19 Ezekiel Ray
Line 20 John L. Wood

John Pryor and Robert Armstrong in Delaware

diggingforrootsNew info on a John Pryor. Remember “Old” Joseph Pryor from White County, TN? The guy who was associated with Robert Armstrong? (see post on Robert Armstrong in IL and see post on Joseph Pryor in Delaware). Well, I stumbled upon an interesting coincidence or perhaps a piece of information that will help White County researchers with their line– it’s a Pryor and a Robert Armstrong. This is a record from the Revolutionary War:

Return of Capt. (Isaac) Alexander, A List of Men Belonging to My Company That Neglected Attending On The Three Muster Days That Commenced The First of November 1778: List includes John Pryor, Robert Armstrong (from Delaware Archives, Volume 2 By Delaware. Public Archives Commission, page 782 — go to Google Books)