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Wesley Merriet Higgins / Lucy Keeling Sisson


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Wesley Merriet Higgins / Lucy Keeling Sisson

[14312]
Husband: Wesley Merriet Higgins
Born: 26 Nov 1915at: Fairhope, Alabama
Married: 8 Jun 1946at: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: 18 Mar 1985at: Fort Myers, Florida, USA
Father:
Mother:
Notes: [1075]
Wife: Lucy Keeling Sisson
Born: 13 May 1919at: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: 28 Sep 1990at: Gainesville, Alachua, Florida, United States
Father: Keeling Herdon II Sisson
Mother: Lucy (Mildred) Christian
Children

Pedigree Chart for: Wesley Merriet Higgins

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Pedigree Chart for: Lucy Keeling Sisson

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/--Keeling Herdon II  Sisson 
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|--Lucy Keeling  Sisson 
|     /--William Diuguid  Christian 
|  /--David Alexander  Christian  Sr.
|  |  \--Lucy Sampson  Patteson 
\--Lucy (Mildred)  Christian 
   |  /--William Diuguid  Christian 
   \--Mary Agnes  Thornhill 
      \--Lucinda  Lowry 

[14312] 1 _FA1
2 DATE Private

[1075] 1 BIRT
2 DATE 26 NOV 1915
2 PLAC Fairhope. AL
2 SOUR S11177
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Mar 25, 1999
2 SOUR S47146
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Mar 25, 1999
1 _FA1
2 DATE Private
2 PLAC Buried in Bay Pines National Cemetary, FL
1 _FA2
2 DATE 9 JUN 1918
2 PLAC Baptized, Methodist Episaple Church, S. River, NJ
2 SOUR S47146
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Mar 25, 1999
2 SOUR S55359
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Apr 17, 1999
1 _FA3
2 DATE BET. 1936 - 1937
2 PLAC Carpenter for J.B.Buck, Tampa, FL
2 SOUR S47146
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Mar 25, 1999
2 SOUR S55359
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Apr 17, 1999
1 _FA4
2 DATE BET. 1938 - 1940
2 PLAC Foreman for J.G.Horn, Tampa, FL
2 SOUR S47146
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Mar 25, 1999
2 SOUR S55359
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Apr 17, 1999
1 _FA5
2 DATE 1941
2 PLAC Forman for Paul Smith Construction, Lousiana
2 SOUR S47146
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Mar 25, 1999
2 SOUR S55359
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Apr 17, 1999
1 _FA6
2 DATE 1942
2 PLAC Carpenter for Reilly Benton Co, New Orleans, LA
2 SOUR S47146
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Mar 25, 1999
2 SOUR S55359
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Apr 17, 1999
1 _FA7
2 DATE BET. 1943 - 1945
2 PLAC Carpenter's Mate 2nd Class, USN
2 SOUR S47146
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Mar 25, 1999
2 SOUR S55359
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Apr 17, 1999
1 _FA8
2 DATE 1946
2 PLAC Foreman for B.C. Cobb, Richmond, VA
2 SOUR S47146
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Mar 25, 1999
2 SOUR S55359
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Apr 17, 1999
1 _FA9
2 DATE 1947
2 PLAC Forman for Leonard Construction, Richmond, VA
2 SOUR S47146
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Mar 25, 1999
2 SOUR S55359
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Apr 17, 1999
1 _FA10
2 DATE 1948
2 PLAC Framing foreman for Taylor Construction, Richmond
2 SOUR S47146
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Mar 25, 1999
2 SOUR S55359
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Apr 17, 1999
1 _FA11
2 DATE 1949
2 PLAC Superintendent for Frank Sims & Co. RIchmond
2 SOUR S47146
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Mar 25, 1999
2 SOUR S55359
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Apr 17, 1999
1 _FA12
2 DATE BET. 1950 - 1952
2 PLAC Liciensed building contractor, Richmond, VA
2 SOUR S47146
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Mar 25, 1999
2 SOUR S55359
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Apr 17, 1999
1 _FA13
2 DATE BET. 1947 - 1952
2 PLAC Teaching carpentry at George Wythe School
2 SOUR S47146
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Mar 25, 1999
2 SOUR S55359
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4 TEXT Date of Import: Apr 17, 1999


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Ralph Wheatley / Grace Brown

Husband: Ralph Wheatley
Born: at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Wife: Grace Brown
Born: at:
Died: at:
Father: Lemuel Brown
Mother: Winston
Children
Name: (--?--) Wheatley
Born: at:
Died: at:
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: Ralph Wheatley

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Pedigree Chart for: Grace Brown

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   /-- Brown 
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/--Lemuel  Brown 
|  |  /--Mace  Harris 
|  \--Martha  Harris 
|     \--Elizabeth 'Betsy'  Diuguid 
|--Grace  Brown 
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\-- Winston 
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Etienne Cartier / Diadama Phelps

Husband: Etienne Cartier
Born: at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Wife: Diadama Phelps
Born: 13 Jan 1829at:
Died: at:
Father: Oliver Cromwell Phelps
Mother: Marie-Josephte Roi
Children
Name: Edmund George Cartier
Born: at:
Died: at:
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: Etienne Cartier

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|--Etienne  Cartier 
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Pedigree Chart for: Diadama Phelps

      /--John  Phelps 
   /--Amos  Phelps 
   |  \--Thanks  Wilcox 
/--Oliver Cromwell  Phelps 
|  |  /--Lemuel or Samuel  Long 
|  \--Diadama  Long 
|     \--Martha  Brewster 
|--Diadama  Phelps 
|     /--Jacques  Roi 
|  /--Jacques  Roi 
|  |  \--Margarete Marie  Dercy 
\--Marie-Josephte  Roi 
   |  /--Jacques  Roi 
   \--Marie-Louise  d'Ercy-dit-Garcie 
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David Bassett Waterman / Jerusha Case

Husband: David Bassett Waterman
Born: at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Father: Flavius Waterman
Mother:
Sources: [1469]
Wife: Jerusha Case
Born: 24 Jul 1797at:
Died: at:
Father: Roger Case
Mother: Molly Owen
Sources: [1475]
Children
Name: Sally (Stella) Waterman [1413] [1414]
Born: 24 Jul 1797at: Franklin, Delaware, New York, USA
Married: at:  
Died: 2 Jan 1874at: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Spouses: William Wines Phelps


Pedigree Chart for: David Bassett Waterman

      /--Thomas  Waterman 
   /--Ebenezer  Waterman 
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/--Flavius  Waterman 
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|--David Bassett  Waterman 
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Pedigree Chart for: Jerusha Case

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\--Molly  Owen 
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[1413] William W. Phelps married Sally Waterman, April 28, 1815, at Smyrna, Chenango County, New York. Volume I of "The Waterman Family," by Donald Lines Jacobus shows her as a daughter of David Basset Waterman (Flavius, Ebenezer, Thomas, Thomas, Robert) and Jerusha Case (daughter of Roger and Molly (Owen) Case), and her date of birth as July 24, 1797.

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William or Willyam Brewster / Elizabeth Read

Husband: William or Willyam Brewster
Born: 22 Mar 1669at: Mohegan, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA
Married: 8 Jun 1692at: Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
Died: 11 Aug 1728at: Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States
Father: Benjamin Brewster
Mother: Ann Addis
Sources: [1620]
Wife: Elizabeth Read
Born: Sep 1672at: Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
Died: 11 Mar 1692at: Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
Father: Josiah Reed
Mother: Grace Holloway
Sources: [2078]
Children

Pedigree Chart for: William or Willyam Brewster

      /--William  Brewster 
   /--Johnathan  Brewster 
   |  \--Mary   
/--Benjamin  Brewster 
|  |  /--John  Oldham 
|  \--Lucretia  Oldham 
|     \--Lucretia   
|--William or Willyam  Brewster 
|     /--Thomas  Addis 
|  /--William  Addis 
|  |  \--Ann   
\--Ann  Addis 
   |  /--Thomas  Addis 
   \--Millicent  Wood 
      \--Millicent  Flower 

Pedigree Chart for: Elizabeth Read

      /--John  Read 
   /--William  Reed  Jr.
   |  \--Sarah  Lessie 
/--Josiah  Reed 
|  |  /--Edward  Hayme 
|  \--Susannah  Hayme 
|     \--Johanna  Montier 
|--Elizabeth  Read 
|     /--
|  /--William  Holloway 
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\--Grace  Holloway 
   |  /--
   \--Grace   
      \--

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Thomas Hatfield / Johanna Gaff

Husband: Thomas Hatfield
Born: ABT 1928at:
Married: 7 Nov 1850at: Dry Grove Twp., McLean Co., Illinois, USA
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Notes: [3831]
Wife: Johanna Gaff
Born: ABT 1831at: Ohio, United States
Died: at:
Father: David M. Gaff
Mother: Hannah Mock
Children
Name: Didema Hatfield
Born: at:
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Josephine Hatfield
Born: at:
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Charles T. Hatfield
Born: ABT 1858at: Illinois, United States
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: James Elmer Hatfield
Born: ABT 1865at: Illinois, United States
Died: at:
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: Thomas Hatfield

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|--Thomas  Hatfield 
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Pedigree Chart for: Johanna Gaff

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/--David M.  Gaff 
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|--Johanna  Gaff 
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\--Hannah  Mock 
   |  /--
   \--Mary  Horney 
      \--Hannah Harriet Chipman 

[3831] DEATH: Mr. Hatfield's obit says they moved to Il. in 1853. -- Steve Calhoun

Jim Grace / Rosalthia Baldwin

Husband: Jim Grace
Born: at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Wife: Rosalthia Baldwin
Born: at:
Died: at:
Father: Thomas Baldwin
Mother: Sophronia Phelps
Children
Name: Norah Grace
Born: at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Spouses: Melker Burton


Pedigree Chart for: Jim Grace

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|--Jim  Grace 
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Pedigree Chart for: Rosalthia Baldwin

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/--Thomas  Baldwin 
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|--Rosalthia  Baldwin 
|     /--John  Phelps 
|  /--Sylvester Ira  Phelps 
|  |  \--Anna  Baker 
\--Sophronia  Phelps 
   |  /--John  Phelps 
   \--Maria  Lathrop 
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John Yancey Roberts / Juliette Rutherford

[14487]
Husband: John Yancey Roberts
Born: 11 May 1896at:
Married: 20 Dec 1930at: Forsyth, Monroe, Georgia, United States
Died: 27 Mar 1934at: MacOn, Georgia, USA
Father:
Mother:
Wife: Juliette Rutherford
Born: 5 Mar 1901at: Forsyth, Monroe, Georgia, United States
Died: 21 Oct 1990at: Atlanta, Fulton Co, Georgia, USA
Father: Samuel Rutherford
Mother: Abigail Elizabeth Ponder
Notes: [5594]
Children

Pedigree Chart for: John Yancey Roberts

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|--John Yancey  Roberts 
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Pedigree Chart for: Juliette Rutherford

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/--Samuel  Rutherford 
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|--Juliette  Rutherford 
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|  /--James Monroe  Ponder 
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\--Abigail Elizabeth  Ponder 
   |  /--
   \--Ella Marie  Ensign 
      \--Sarah Cornelia  Phelps 

[14487] Married in Juliette's parents home. Marriage #2 for Juliette

[5594] Buried in Arlington Memorial Cemetary, Atlanta, GA along side E. FrankPharr

Thomas Prater / Margaret Quintyne

Husband: Thomas Prater
Born: 1577[11064] at: Staunton, St. Bernard, Wilts, England
Married: 4 Jun 1599at: Clyffe Papard Church, Shefford Magna, Wilts, England
Died: 1628at: Eaton Water, Wiltshire, England
Father: Anthony Thomas Prater
Mother: Judith Ivye
Notes: [11065]
Wife: Margaret Quintyne
Born: 1578at: Nuston Manor, Wiltshire, England
Died: AFT 18 Dec 1628at: County Wiltshire, England
Father: Hnery Quintyne
Mother:
Children
Name: Antony Prater
Born: at:
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Alice Prater
Born: at:
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Thomas Prater [9258] [9257]
Born: 26 Dec 1604[9257] at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Spouses: Mary Powell McKay

Name: William Prater
Born: ABT 1605at: Eaton Water, Wiltshire, England
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Samuel Prater
Born: ABT 1606at: Eaton Water, Wiltshire, England
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Richard Prater
Born: BEF 7 Mar 1607at:
Died: at:
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: Thomas Prater

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/--Anthony Thomas  Prater 
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|--Thomas  Prater 
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\--Judith  Ivye 
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Pedigree Chart for: Margaret Quintyne

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[11065] Prather Information From Brooke County Files

The name was found in early times as PRETOR meaning "magistrate".

About the time that Columbus was sailing for America, John PRATER, Gent., was a lad living in Berks and Wiltshire. His home was Ingelsham Manor. He died by- 20 Aug 1547. His wife, Elene, left a will 1557. Both are buried in the Chancel of Ingelsham Manor Church Berks.

Their eldest son and heir was George PRATER, Gent., 1510-1564. He was of Latton Manor which was on both sides of the river Thames in Wiltshire and Gloucester, it included the Village of Latton. George married JANE PLOTT (1515-1586) daughter of RICHARD PLOTT of Blewburye Berks. Both are buried Latton Church on his manor.

His oldest son was Richard, who married MARGARET ASHFIELD and lived Nunney Castle in Somerset (built 1290 by Sir John de le Mere, with moat, drawbridge and huge iron gates). It was the second son ANTHONY PRATOR, Gent., 1546-1593) whose line we follow. He lived Stanton Manor, Wilts. In 1572 he married Judith (1550-1578) daughter of Thomas Ivye,Esq., of Kington Wilts (and London later) who died 1592 and his wife Elizabeth MALET.

The Parish register shows that ANTHONY was buried Church of Stanton, St. Bernard, Wilts. His wife is buried in the Ivye section, south aisle of W. Kington Church with monumental inscription with poem, the PRATOR arms and names of her SIX children.

Thomas PRATER was youngest son of this couple, born 1577. He married 1599 (Parish record) Clyffe Pipard Church, Wilts, Margaret (1578-1628) daughter of Henry QUINTYNE (d 1625) of Buston, Wilts and his wife Alice (d 1628)

Their son THOMAS b 1604 Water Eton House No. Wiltshire was the immigrant to America.

This family line I have also found. Thomas b 1604 and wife Mary (?) PRATER son...Jonathan PRATHER d 1680 m Jane McKay son...Thomas Prather m 1704 to Martha Sprigg d 1742 parents of Martha Sprigg, Thomas (1630-1704) and Eleanor Nuthall

CHARLES PRATHERis the man that was first in Brooke County, VA. He purchased 481 acres of land on March 6, 1788 from JOHN COX, heir of FRIEND COX for $3,000. At the January term of court in 1791 in Ohio County, Charlestown, Virginia was incorporated.....By an act of legislature of Virginia on 27 Dec, 1816 the name Charlestown was changed to Wellsburg. The name honors CHARLES WELLS, son in law of Charles Prather.

Information on the Prather Family from the Brooke County WV records. ..This first sheet is handwritten, the author is unknown.

RUTH TANNEHILL PRATHER...Among her Wells descendants I noted a couple named Ruth Tannehill which was my first clue to Ruth's family - and twas only a clue.

About that time I learned that Clayton Torrence (Pres of Va Hist Soc) was writing a book on the Winston family. Rebecca Winston had married a Wm. Radford, and they knew only that he had been reared by "an uncle in Maryland". The young folks had a son that they named Carlton Tannehill Radford - and that name did not come from the Winston side...It just HAD to be the uncle who reared Wm...Carlton was found in Fredr. Co Md. near the Radfords.

Further search showed that Charles Prather of Brooke Co turned over to young Radford property that he held because of marriage to Widow Ruth (Tannehill) Radford.

The we eliminated all Tannehills as father of Carlton and Ruth except William...William had died intestate, no will naming children. No proof he was father of Ruth.

But in Maryland there is a happy custom of having next of kin (the oldest children) sign acceptance of the inventory appraisal. I checked Wm's inventory record at Annapolis, it was signed by Carlton Tannehill and RULD Tannehill. Finding Carlton was a son was almost proof, but RULD , was it Ruth? Everyone at Archives that day had a look, that it could be Ruth. Mr. Torrence had also checked, and tentatively accepted it as Ruth (when added to other clues).

But, knowing each inventory was copied 1st for County books, then sent to Annapolis to be copied again for State records, I hopped in my car and headed for Frederick Co to check the record there. Alas, instead of RULD it said RICH, still that did not mean there was no sister Ruth. I dug in to Tannehill records and found one helpful clue; there was no Richard Tannehill anywhere.

So, back to Annapolis. One copier was in error and I asked which one was accurate, which one made mistakes. It was hard to check; we got nowhere, I didn't want my trip to be wasted, so I stayed on in Annapolis to go back the next day for work on another line.

Next morning, I was greeted with smiles. One young man working at the Archives remembered a pile of old Fredrick Co. papers in the basement waiting to be indexed and filed. He hunted thru them and found the original inventory from which both copies had been made.

And clear as clear, the name was distinctly RULD. All morning I sat and looked and looked.

Carelton had signed in a beautiful copy back handwriting, well taught but with little experience in writing, he couldn't space his name, wrote too large and had to finish by running the end of his name up the edge of the paper. Then RULD had no teacher, but the gallant little teenager wouldn't make a Mark (X), she obviously had someone write her name and with it before her, sat down and DREW a copy. She didn't know her letters, The pen she wasn't used to using, kept poking holes in the paper, making blots, but she kept on. R went well, then U, then a T, which she didn't cross, (maybe she thought that cross on the paper she was coping was an accident, then H but she got it backward D The Tannehill end of her name was worse, only if you knew what she was trying could you see a resemblance...

PRATHER of Brooke Co VA (WV) Will Book 2 page 10 Brooke Co. is will for CHARLES and RUTH PRATHER mentions:

(1) dau Elizabeth , wife of Charles Wells.
(2) Son Henry, (willed all the town of Charleston)
(3) son John.

Charles Prather 1735-1810 m Ruth Tannehill.
s/o Col. Thomas Prather 1707-1785 m 1725 Elizabeth Clagett.
s/o Thomas Prather and Martha Sprigg d 1742 m 1704
s/o Jonathan Prather d 1680 and Jane McKay
s/o Thomas PRATER b 1604 wife Mary

Martha Sprigg
d/o Thomas Sprigg 1630-1704 and Eleanor Nuthall
Eleanor d/o John Nuthall d 1667 m 1645 Elizabeth Bacon

Elizabeth Clagett
d/o Capt Thomas Clagett d 1733 and Mary Keene
s/o Thomas Clagett 1635-1703 m 1674 to Mary Nutter
s/o Col. Edw. Clagett b 1607 wife Margaret Adams

Mary Keene
d/o Richard Keene b 1654 m 1682 to Mary Gorsuch
s/o Richard Keene 1628-1676 to Mary (?)

Mary Gorsuch
d/o Richard Gorsuch 1637-1677 wife Elizabeth Roe

[9258] Prather Ancestors in America

The parish registers, inscriptions on gravestones and wills give a picture of the Prathers over a century as a typical landed gentry family. No clear picture comes from the records for the move to America.

Thomas Prather came to Virginia 1623 on the Marie Providence. Cavaliers and Pioneers misreads his name as Practor; Nugent simply states Thomas PRATAR... He was 17-18, unmarried, alone and he did not pay for his passage.

One reference calls Thomas a stowaway, perhaps only a guess. John Powell who came in 1609 in the SWALLOW, paid the passage money for Thomas PRATER. A Thomas FAULKNER came also on the Marie Providence, and his passage was paid by ROBERT SALFORD. Later the Powells, Prathers and Faulkners are found associated.

Thomas was under obligation to repay his passage money by service. "The 50 acres of his headright went to Capt. Richard Sheppard of the Marie Providence who sold the balance of his time to John Powell" (Cavaliers and Pioneers gives to John Powell "50 ac for his servant Thomas Practor.)

From MSS Preserved in the State Papers Dept of Her Majesty's Public Record Office, England is "Muster Roll of Settlers of Virginia":

Elizabeth Cittee 1624
John Powell, his Muster
John Powell aged 29 in the Swallow 1609
Katren Powell aged 22 in the Flying Hart 1622
John Powell, born in Virginia

Thomas Prater, Servant, ages 20 in the Marie Providence 1622

It is difficult to define what the word servant meant to these people who commonly signed their letters, "your humble servant" The class was widely inclusive, including workers, skilled artisans, clerks, tutors, young relatives brought to America, political prisoners of war sold into service as a penalty.

The term did not connote "menial". It did not affect a man's future social standing which was immutably based on birth. The marriages of Thomas' descendants into the colonies' best families show that he was recognized as the son of a Gentleman.

It was probably a happy household - the young couple and their baby in which Thomas Prater lived. He presumable served his time and then married, set up for himself and prospered. Did he keep in touch with his family back in England? We do now know.

Family tradition tells (as is usual) of three sons, that William returned to England, one died without issue, and Jonathan was progenitor of the Maryland family. This may be close to the truth. In 1659 (Md. Provincial Records) is William Prater, Ensign who returned to England. Samuel Preather left will Dorchester Co. Md. (Liber 10 Folio 16) in which he leaves all to (probably daughter) Sarah, wife of Thomas Newton and her children Samuel and Elizabeth; it seems he left no male issue. A Richard Prather of the same generation remained in Virginia (Grants 1656-65 pg 334) shows that he and co-grantee David Hopkins purchased 160 acres Rappahannock. With Jonathan, these seems sons of Thomas. No record of any Prater except Thomas has been found among settlers coming to Virginia - Maryland.

There was a big movement of people from Virginia to Maryland about 1656--60. Among them was Jonathan Prather bc 1630/5 and wife Jane bc 1635/6. Their headrights and those of six others were used by George Read. Immigrants were entitled to 50 acres apiece called headrights. It is not easy to figure the meaning of their use. Some men gave up the right in return for payment of the passage, some wished to purchase a place already cleared and built upon and sold the headright to a land speculator. A man could return his 50 acres and get back his headright to use again and again. One could be used many years after the man first entered the colony.

The first date found for Jonathan in Maryland records is 26 Feb 1658 (Provincial Court Proceedings Liber 8 Folio 158. But there is an earlier undated record Liber SF 141) when Jonathan demanded a warrant against Cornelius KENNEDY. In September 1664 "came Margaret Read, Relict of John Read late of Calvert Co....to have Robert KINGSBURY and Jonathan PRATER appraisers of said estate". (Prov. Ct. Liber 19) This second connection with a Read family may indicate some connection. Jonathan names a son George.

Jonathan died 1680; his inventory was recorded August 21st. His widow Jane (nee McKay, married John Smith, a wealthy planter of Mattapany Landing. Pr. George Co, Md. John Smith's will 1707 and Jane's 1715 mention the Prather children.

.Note: L. A. Wilson, English genealogist, says that Jonathan was "born at 'Latton' a manorial estate near Eaton Water in the County of Wiltshire about 1630." Latton was an early home of the family and Jonathan's grandfather was called "of Eaton Water" but it seems that Jonathan was born in Virginia after his father emigrated.

Thomas Prather, son of Jonathan, was born 167(?) and left a will 1711/2 Pr. George Co. He married 1764 Martha Sprigg, daughter of Thomas Sprigg from Kethering Northamstonshire England. He was Lord of Northampton Manor, Pr George Co. ....see Richardson's Sidelights Chapter "Lords of Manor" ....Md. Mist Mag. Vol. 8 ....Founders of Anne Arundel Co. 1 page 261 ... Lakenzie, Colonial Families Vol. 2

Martha Sprigg married 2nd Capt Stephen Yoakley. She left a will 1742 naming son Thomas Prather et al.

Thomas PRATHER, son of Thomas and Martha was five years old when his father died, leaving him the plantation Spriggs Request. He is mentioned also in the wills of his grandmother Jane Smith 1710/3 and his mother Martha Yoakley 1742.

He married Elizabeth Clagett daughter of Thomas Clagett whose family is traced back to the days of William the Conqueror. The Clagett immigrant was from Ralling Co, Kent, England. Clagetts too were among the Lords of the manor in Maryland. Elizabeth's home was at Neaton and estate of 1000 acres. Thomas Clagett built a commodious dwelling around which were a part and other grounds laid out in the English manner. From tradition Neston was named for one of the early Clagett homes not far from Canterbury, England.

About 1742 Thomas and Elizabeth moved to the Conocheague Valley. Thomas was styled Col. Thomas Prather; and was in command of the Frederick Co Militia at Fort Frederick 1756; he was one of the great Indian fighters. He also was Treasurer of the Potomac Canal with George MASON of Virginia, Jonathan HAGAR and others. He died in Washington Co MD. 1785.

Charles Prather of Wellsburg was son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Clagett) Prather. This concludes this part of the story. I will continue with the story of Charles Prather of Wellsburg (Brooke Co).

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Aaron Moore / Mary (Polly) Prather

Husband: Aaron Moore
Born: ABT 1730at:
Married: 1750at: Maryland, United States
Died: Oct 1785at:
Father: George Moore
Mother: Elizabeth Lucas
Wife: Mary (Polly) Prather
Born: 6 Jan 1729at: Queen Anne Paris, Leeland, Prince George, Maryland, USA
Died: 1790at: Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Father: Thomas Sprigg Prather
Mother: Elizabeth Clagett
Sources: [7861]
Children

Pedigree Chart for: Aaron Moore

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\--Elizabeth  Lucas 
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Pedigree Chart for: Mary (Polly) Prather

      /--Jonathan  Prather 
   /--Thomas MacKay  Prather 
   |  \--Jane  McKay 
/--Thomas Sprigg  Prather 
|  |  /--Thomas  Sprigg 
|  \--Martha  Sprigg 
|     \--Eleanor  Nuthall 
|--Mary (Polly)  Prather 
|     /--Thomas  Clagett  I
|  /--Thomas  Clagett  II
|  |  \--
\--Elizabeth  Clagett 
   |  /--Thomas  Clagett  I
   \--Mary  Keene 
      \--Mary  Gorsuch 

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Joseph White Claggett / Eleanor Digges

Husband: Joseph White Claggett
Born: 1757[7951] at:
Married: 21 May 1782at:
Died: 1828at:
Father: John Claggett
Mother: Cassandra White
Wife: Eleanor Digges
Born: at:
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Sources: [7954]
Children
Name: Anna H. P. Claggett
Born: 1784at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Spouses: Richard T. Hall


Pedigree Chart for: Joseph White Claggett

      /--Richard  Claggett  Sr.
   /--Edward B.  Claggett 
   |  \--Deborah  Dorsey 
/--John  Claggett 
|  |  /--John  Boye  Jr.
|  \--Eleanor  Bowie 
|     \--Mary  Mulligan 
|--Joseph White  Claggett 
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\--Cassandra  White 
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Pedigree Chart for: Eleanor Digges

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George Thaddeus Claggett / Maud Lorton

Husband: George Thaddeus Claggett
Born: 1 Apr 1872at:
Married: 4 Mar 1897at:
Died: 27 Jun 1914at:
Father: Alexander Bennett Claggett
Mother: Mary E. Priest
Wife: Maud Lorton
Born: at:
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Notes: [8303]
Children
Name: Lenora Beatrice Claggett
Born: 1 Nov 1897at: Beacher City, Illinois, USA
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Spouses: Richard Sidwell Haines

Name: (--?--) Claggett
Born: at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Spouses: (--?--) Martin

Name: (--?--) Claggett
Born: at:
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: (--?--) Claggett
Born: at:
Died: at:
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: George Thaddeus Claggett

      /--Ferdinand  Claggett 
   /--William G.  Claggett 
   |  \--Nancy  Sanford 
/--Alexander Bennett  Claggett 
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|  \--Jane  Rector 
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|--George Thaddeus  Claggett 
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\--Mary E.  Priest 
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Pedigree Chart for: Maud Lorton

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[8303] Maud was from Beacher City, Illinois

Russell Tolman Loveland / Bette Jean Stewart

Husband: Russell Tolman Loveland
Born: 14 Mar 1924at: Bancroft,Caribou,Idaho
Married: 2 Jun 1956at:
Died: May 2002at:
Father: Josiah Howe Loveland Jr.
Mother: Nancy Afton Tolman
Notes: [10895]
Wife: Bette Jean Stewart
Born: at:
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Children

Pedigree Chart for: Russell Tolman Loveland

      /--Heber Chauncey  Loveland 
   /--Josiah Howe  Loveland  Sr.
   |  \--Colombia Fillmore  Call 
/--Josiah Howe  Loveland  Jr.
|  |  /--Thomas Franklin  King 
|  \--Esther Ada  King 
|     \--Lucy Ann  Ogden 
|--Russell Tolman  Loveland 
|     /--Judson Adonirum  Tolman  Sr.
|  /--Cyrus   Tolman 
|  |  \--Sarah Lucretia  Holbrook 
\--Nancy Afton  Tolman 
   |  /--Judson Adonirum  Tolman  Sr.
   \--Eliza Ann  Riley 
      \--Mary Ann  Clark 

Pedigree Chart for: Bette Jean Stewart

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      \--

[10895] Russell div. Janet Louise Kress 1 June 1956.
Russell div. Bette Jean Stewart 15 May 1962.
Russell div. Norma Adams 7 June 1968.

Elias Smith / Amy Jane King

Husband: Elias Smith
Born: at:
Married: 15 Apr 1856at: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Wife: Amy Jane King
Born: 3 Oct 1836at: Mantua, Portage, Ohio
Died: 8 Nov 1913at: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Father: Thomas Jefferson King
Mother: Rebecca Englesby Olin
Sources: [10456]
Children

Pedigree Chart for: Elias Smith

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Pedigree Chart for: Amy Jane King

      /--John  King 
   /--Enoch  King 
   |  \--Mary   
/--Thomas Jefferson  King 
|  |  /--Thomas  Phillips 
|  \--Rhoda  Phillips 
|     \--Elizabeth  Noyes 
|--Amy Jane  King 
|     /--Jonathan  Olin 
|  /--Jonathan  Olin 
|  |  \--Anne  Gardiner 
\--Rebecca Englesby  Olin 
   |  /--Jonathan  Olin 
   \--Amy or Anna  Johnson 
      \--Elizabeth  Matteson 

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(--?--) / (--?--)

Husband: (--?--)
Wife: (--?--)
Children
Name: Dennis Van Beveren [10287]
Born: at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Spouses:


[10287] This person is presumed living.

George Spiller / Mary Spears

Husband: George Spiller
Born: 10 Aug 1789at: Virginia, United States
Married: 10 Nov 1808at: Virginia, United States
Died: 5 Dec 1845at: Virginia, United States
Father:
Mother:
Wife: Mary Spears
Born: 28 Oct 1793at: Buckingham, Virginia, United States
Died: 1848at: Buckingham, Virginia, United States
Father: James Spears
Mother: Frances Fitch
Children
Name: George Anderson Spiller [12438]
Born: 9 Aug 1818at: Buckingham, Virginia, United States
Married: at:  
Died: 11 Apr 1854at: Danville, Montgomery, Texas, United States
Spouses: Susan Diuguid


Pedigree Chart for: George Spiller

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Pedigree Chart for: Mary Spears

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/--James  Spears 
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\--Frances  Fitch 
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[12438] 1840: Found on Poll List in Buckingham Co., Va. (Oakville Precinct).
1848: Deed to sister, Sarah Ann (Spiller) Bocock.

He came to Danville, Montgomery Co., Texas on December 22, 1848 after having been on the road in wagons and on horseback for 11 weeks. We have a copy of portions of his diary of the trip. He arrived at the home of his brother, Dr. Samuel Fielding Spiller. He built a large Virginia-style home in Danville. Son, William, was only about a year old during the trip. He learned to walk along the way.

The Austin-Twyman Collection in the Earl Swem Library at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia contain the papers of his brother, James Madison Spiller, who stayed in Virginia. Reels 7, 20-24 contain these papers. There are several letters written by George Anderson Spiller to his brother, James, shortly after arriving in Texas.These papers contain much information about the Spiller family during the 1800's. And it is interesting to note that George informed his brother,James, in one of the early letters, that his intentions were to return to Virginia as he found the land in Texas unsuitable for crops. He is buried in the family cemetery, Old Danville Cemetery, aka Shepard Hill, north of Conroe, on Shepard Hill Road, with his family and many descendants of his son, William. This private cemetery is still in use today.

Thaddeus Root / (--?--)

Husband: Thaddeus Root
Born: 13 Jun 1754at: Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Married: 26 Sep 1786at: Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2 Jul 1833at: Chili, Monroe, Ny
Father: Aaron Root
Mother: Rhoda King
Wife: (--?--)
Children

Pedigree Chart for: Thaddeus Root

      /--Thomas  Root 
   /--Joseph  Root 
   |  \--Mary  Spencer 
/--Aaron  Root 
|  |  /--
|  \--Sarah   
|     \--
|--Thaddeus  Root 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--Rhoda  King 
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

John Lawrence / Mary Penfold

Husband: John Lawrence
Born: 1755at:
Married: at:  
Died: 1844at:
Father:
Mother:
Notes: [13999]
Wife: Mary Penfold
Born: 1755at:
Died: 1786at:
Father:
Mother:
Notes: [14000]
Children
Name: Richard Penfold Lawrence [13997]
Born: 1778at:
Married: at:  
Died: 1861at:
Spouses: Sarah Conrey


Pedigree Chart for: John Lawrence

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|--John  Lawrence 
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\--
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   \--
      \--

Pedigree Chart for: Mary Penfold

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/--
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|     \--
|--Mary  Penfold 
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|  |  \--
\--
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

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[14000]
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