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From "Twenty-One Southern Families: Notes and Genealogies," by Elizabeth Pryor Harper, Patricia Freeman, Compiler and Editor, 1985.  


AMELIA REBECCA PRYOR b Feb 17 1844 d Jan 9 1917 m William Abert STRONG
b; Jan 26 1845 Franklin Cy AL
d; Apr 9 1918. they lived Fayette Cy. Children.
John P STRONG b Jar. 15 1869;

Willie L STR0NG B; Jan 15 1869'
Martha Odelle STRONG ("Della") B;Oct 18 1872;
Lula Bell STRONG b Oct 13 1876
m 1896 Holland Holly BOBO

Arrie Beatrice STRONG b NOV B 1880 m Mr SMITH,
DICY MELISSA PPYOR Fayette Cy m John Anderson WELCH B; Jan 3 1838 SC.

ELSIA PRYOR Deed book Y Perry Cy Jan 16 1873 HAL PRYOR.

J.M. PRYOR Montgomery Cy 1850 census $21,000 b NC. J.M. PRYOR Montgomery Cy 1850 census 36 years lawyer b Md.

JOE PRYOR List of Muster Poll of Co A 26th Alabama regiment Infantry from Fayette Cy 1861-65

Jose was shot in arm at Sharpsburg Md and permanantly discharged.

JOHN PPYOR revolutionary war Soldier living in Ala. record of Phil Kanman mentions being with JOHN PRYOR who was later killed by persons painted and dressed like Indians, set off on 160-mile trip & 48 hours overtook the Indians to save Greenbrier Virginia.

JOSEPH PRYOP b Dec 1 1767 d c1851 a 1) Sarah

B; Nov 2) 1776. See Tuscaloosa Cy Wills Book I 182

pg 286. Jan 13 1026 Deed JOSEPH PRYOR and wife Sarah, to JOHN PRYOP of Blount County. Ala., land in Fayette Cy BOOK A p 623 Deeds 1826

June 1 1833 Deed of gift

JOSEPH PRYOR to his daughter Mary BRYANT (wife of John BRYANT, Tuscaloosa Cy Ala) a slave

Book J p 137 Deeds 1833 Jan 16 1834 Deed

JOSEPH PRYOR and his wife Sarah to his daughter

SARAH PRYOR and her husband Joseph DOUGHTY 80 acres of land Tuscaloosa Cy Book R p 27 Deeds 1834

Nov 30 1838 Deed of gift love and affection


(his sons-in-law) Deed Book 1838 p 523 Deed Book 0 pages 523, 524 Land in Tuscaloosa Cy.

Sept 8 1838 Deed of gift JOSEPH PRYOR to

Morning LANGFORD. child of the above named JOSEPH PRYOR, of Choctaw County Miss, wife of Eli H LANGFORO. Deed Book of 1838 p 379

March 28 183? Deed JOSEPH PRYOR to James I CLEMENTS slaves Book N. p 391. of Deed Book, Tuscaloosa Cy Ala June 1 1833 Deed of gift JOSEPH PRYOR to his daughter Margaret DOTY (wife of Joseph DOTY Tuscaloosa Cy Ala) a certain slave. Book J p 136 Deeds l833 Jan 18 1834 JOSEPH PRYOR. and wife Sarah to Joseph DOUGHTY some 160 acres of land in Tuscaloosa Cy Ala in the vicinity of Haygood Chapel. consideration $300 Jan 22 1839 Deed of gift

JOSEPH PRYOR some 80 acres of land g Joseph DOUGHTY and his wife Margaret. Book P p 186 Tuscaloosa Ala

JOSEPH PRYOR from James CLENENTS Deed dated Aug 30 1833 book 8 p 26. 2?. Records of Tuscaloosa Cy Ala 160 acres of land Section 27 Bwp I ORange 11 West. Consideration $200. June 1 1833 Deed of gift JOSEPH PRYOR to SAMUEL 0 PRYOR a slave Book J p 137 Deeds 1833'

JOSEPH PRYOR m1 Sarah m 2 Catherine HUGHES. See chart. Court records of Tuscaloosa Cy.

JOSEPH PRYOR deed to JOHN PRYOR of Blount Cy 1826 Sarah, wife of Joseph. relinquished her dower rites 0! land in Fayette Cy (Fayette records burned).Tuscaloosa Cy District 2 Fasily #942 1850 census, Joseph Pryor age 84 C SC farmer $4,000.00 Catherine Pryor age 80 IGa (Catherine Hughes).

Rebecca Lucinda Lankford was daughter of Eli Nelson LANKFORD and Mourning PRYOR. (According to family tradition when she married E. N Lankford her father gave her two slaves Peter and Miranda. which E N Langford would not allow her to accept unless the papers were in his name,)

LUKE PRYOR ; U S Senate, representative in Congress b July 5 1820 near Huntsville, Madison Cy d Aug 6 1900 at Athens Ala. son of LUKE and Ann Batte (LANE) PRYIR. Luke Sr of VA  m1) Martha SCOTT a sister of Gen Winfield Scott, lived Petersburg Va until he m Ann 1808, moved to Brunswick, later Nottoway Cy vs, to Alabama 1820, first to Madison cy near Huntsville, later Limestone Cy d June 1851.

LUKE Jr was grandson of JOHN and Ann (BLAND) PRYOR. John of England to

Aarerlca about 1700, to Va was also grandson of Benjamin Sylvia (PERRY) LANE of Brunswick Cy Vs.

Luke Jr was great grandson of SAMUEL and Prudence (THORNTON)PRYOR and of Richard and Ann (POYTRESS) PRYOR of Jordan's Point Va. greet-great grandson.of Col William THORNTON of Gloucester Cy Va.

LUKE PYOR- m; Aug 20 1845 Isabella Virginia HARRIS b Jan 7 1826 Limestone Cy d June 1889 daughter of John and Frances (ROWSEE) HARRIS of Albiasrie Cy Vs, grand-daughter of   Matthew and Elizabeth (TATE) HARRIS greatgrand-daughter of Willias and Mary (NETHERLAND) HARRIS. grest-great-grand-daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth (LEE) HARRIS.

ROBERT OUARLES PRYOR No 108 Census or Enuaseration of Confederate soldiers Residing in Alabama 1907 Robert Quarlea Pryor Noro Ala b Feb 6 1842 at East Perry Cy entered as private 1861 at Selma Ala in Company C 4th Alabama Infantry and continued until surrender at Appomattox. Died Oct 2 1928 Will Perry Cy Will BOOK E

con't in the next column ---->

p 126. Martha Mahan, daughter of ARCHIMEDES MANAN and his wife BRENNET.

Martha was b Perryville Perry CY Nov 19 1846 d; 1891, m R Q PRYOR Nov 29 l864 Perry Cy Records book 1863-1866 p 38. Kilgore Cy Pryor Cem. Perry Co., 1880 census Perryville Beat 11,

Robert PRYOR white male 38:
Martha M(ahan) white female 34;
Mary white female 12;
Talitha white fem. 10;
Zuletta white female 9;
Arkemetus white male 7;
James M white male 5;
Nancy white female 4;
Josie white female 2;
Robert white male 7/12;
Charles white male l/2 brother

**Arkemetus was father of Elizabeth Pryor Harper.

The brother of R.Q. Pryor, GEORGE ALLEN PRYOR, died in the Battle of Knoxville.

JOSIE PRYOR, daughter of R. Q. and Martha Mahan Pryor. Melville GILMER.Buried Valley Creek Cemetery; Josie Pryor June 7 1878- Feb 15 ? ; John Melville GILMER Aug 12 1864-Jan 27 1914; Archibaldl Gilmer Sept 12 1831-May 25 1912, Cynthia Jane HARRIS, wife of A L Gilmer Aug 25 18373an 27 1902, ROBERT BIHAJAH PRYOR. Dr., d Jan 10 1955. Dellas Cy, son of

R Q Pryor and Martha Mahan Pryor. At time of death his address was 1203 Coherty St Selma Ala.

Practiced medicine as a county doctor for many years at Sprott, Perry Cy. Ala, graduate of Tulane university, fraquently took short courses at Johns Hopkins University throughout his years of practice. Baptist church. buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery.

WILLIAM STOKES PRYOR; (Great grand-father of Beth Harper) a Telitha KIIGORT Nov 20-23 1837 by Benj.FORD. Perry Cy, Perry Cy census 1830 William S Prier #1086 Perry Cy census 1850 Heard Beat #18.

William Stokes Pryor age 39 b Ga;
Telitha Rilgore Pryor 26 b Ga;
Hannie I age 12 b Ala;
Robert Quarlem 9 b Ala;
John W age 7 b Al
George A age 5 b Ala;
Benajah age 4 b Ala;
William Kilgote age 1 b Ala.

WILLIAM PRYOR-daughter Mary PRYOR m Nathaniel AYERS Clark Cy April 22 1820.

WILLIAM PRIOR Clarke Cy census (no date); 2-5-1-3. WILLIAM PRYOR Greene Cy Al 1816 census.

JOSEPH PRIOR d 1851 Tuscaloosa Dy 1840 census.

1 male 70-80;
1 female 70-80.

JOHN PRIOR Tuscaloosa Dy 1840 census;
2 females 5-10; I male & 1 female 10-15; 1 male & 1 female 15-20; 1 male & I female 20-30; 1 female 30-40; 1 male 50-60.

MARTHA E PRYOR Will Lauderdale Cy books 3 & 4 1821-1825 page 156 and page 113;

PETER PRYOR Will Lauderdale Dy Book 3 1821-1825 page 39.


NATHANIEL was born Oct 31 1833 in northeastern part of Jefferson Dy Ala., third child of JOHN PRYOR and Malinda GURLES who a Aug 16 1829 in Jefferson Dy. JOHN and Malinda PRYOR sold their land in Jefferson Cy Aug 12 1845; migrated to MS where youngest (11th) child-,- GREEN BERG PRYOR was born. to Yell Cy Ark. where JOHN PRYOR d Oct 26 1055 fros exposure. (Death related In letter to father of WILLIAM T PRYOR written by John's second wife Margaret BARTON Halinda had died about 1851. In 1854 JOHN PRYOR had written from Arkansas to his son NATHANIEL WEST PRYOR in Nevada City. Calif., begging him to come home, mentioning the death of, Milton STOKES PRYOR in Stockton. Calif in 1853. and anxious awaiting return of NATHANIEL and brother WILLIAM MONTFORT PRYOR from California. Grandfather of NATHANIEL WEST PRYOR was JOHN HENRY PRYOR, who married Ellisabeth STOKES who-was from Halifax Cy Vs. She was daughter of William STOKES and Sarah WADE who a April 19 1759 Halifax Dy Vs. (Documentation: power-of-attorney for JOHN HENRY PRYOR by WILLIAM STOKES in Halifax Cy Va, and will of WIILLIAM STOKES who died Elbart Cy Ga before March 1796-will proved Elberton Ga).

Father of JOHN HENRY PRYOR was JOHN PRYOR will proved Jan 1772 Ornnge Cy NC. This John m; Margaret GAINES,was son of ROBERT PRYOR and Betty Virginia GREEN. JOHN HENRY and ELIlABETH (S'TOKES) PRYOR~ want from Daewell Dy NC ca 1793 to Halifax Dy Vs, then about 1811 to Madison Dy Georgia.

then about 1825 left there. Elizabeth's mother Sarah (WADE) STOKES will was proved Madison Cy Ga 1815. named son WILLIAM NONTFORT STOKES executor, named daughters individually including Slisabath. Father of Elizabeth (STOKES) PRYOR. WILLIAM STOKES was 500 of DAVID STOKES b Ott 23 1707 and his wife Sarah MONTPORT b Feb 3 1717.

Letters and other matter of NATHANIEL WEST PRYOR (in possession of his decendants) traced his residences.

Nevada City. Calif. a gold strike place) 1854, Santa Cruz. Calif, 1860; Camp Hallock. Missouri (after transfer from 15th Regiment of Missouri to Command of Capt NcKAY Jan 5 1862; Iron County. Utah, 1874 where he married Margaret EVANS an emigrant from Wales. He retummed St with wife and first son JOHN JAMES PRYOR sailing around the Cape Horne and up the Mississippi River to St Louis, served in Civil War, then with wife, son and daughter MARGARET PRYOR returned west in 1870. His wife died 1872. His brother MILTON STOKES PRYOR died serving in Arkansas in the Confederate Army in 1863, (had been in Perry Cy Ark census 1860). Nathaniel was named WEST for the father of Malinda (GURLEY) PRYOR- JOHN WEST GURLEY who a (possibly) Mary' FEREBEE. Malindi was b 1807 on Cain Creek, Oconee Cy SC.

NATHANIEL WEST PRYOR; died of pneumonia at age 83 in Jan 1916, was said to have carried a gun until 1894 (age 61)


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