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BARUCH PRATHER FAMILY


PRATHER FAMILY HOMESTEAD

5725 Jack's Creek Pike, Fayette Co., KY
Located approx. 14 miles south of Lexington
in Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Built ca 1809
Photo taken Oct 1997.
Descendants of Baruch Prather
Generation No. 1 1. BARUCH6 PRATHER (AARON5, THOMAS M.4, JONATHAN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) (Source: Baruch Prather Fam.Bible; Rev. War - MD, ref Eliz. Hubert 1988.) was born 20 October 1742 in Prince George Co, MD, and died 02 December 1810 in Fayette Co., KY. He married SARAH HIGGINS (Source: Higgins Fam. Bible; Rock Creek Church - Ref. Eliz. Hubert.) 16 November 1775 in Frederick Co., MD (Source: Rock Creek Church Records, Frederick Co., MD), daughter of JAMES HIGGINS and LURANER BECRAFT. She was born 19 April 1761 in Frederick Co., MD, and died 10 January 1844 in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY. Notes for BARUCH PRATHER: Revolutionary Records of MD - Part I by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, 1924 Patriots Oaths of Fidelity & Support, 1778: The worshipful Charles Jones' Returns, Jan 10, 1778, Montgomery Co., MD: #46 - BARUCH PRATHER #44 - JAMES HIGGINS (Baruch's father-in-law) Fayette County, KY Will Book B - BARUCH PRATHER The estate consisted of 526 pounds, 11 shillings and 4 pence. When Sarah died she had slaves: Nelly, about 30 years old; Milley and boy child, young; Ester, 80 years old ("Worst than nothing"); Boy Aaron 11/12 years old and George 6 years old. Baruch bought 166 acres of Henry Bell's 3000 aces military warrant, 1804, Lexington, Fayette Co KY. This became known as "The Home place". It was later sold to Baruch's son THOMAS and then in 1859 to his son THOMAS. Baruch moved from MD to KY bef Dec 1810. He settled on Jack's Creek Pike about 14 miles from Lexington. Baruch's brother, Walter, married ANN HIGGINS, sister of SARAH HIGGINS PRATHER. Walter's plantation house and estate is now in the hands of Fayette Co. & is being restored and the estate is a nature preserve. (Info from Gary Benton Prather, Frisco, TX and Diane Battershell, Pratt, KS) This researcher, Mary Ann Kaylor, visited Raven Run Nature Sanctuary in the Fall of 1997 and visited the "Old Home Place" and Cemetery. It is still in remarkable condition and has been lived in in recent years. The cemetery still has many stones, although most of them are broken and illegible. Baruch Prather's original tombstone is partially broken, but DAR has installed a Military Marker. Sarah's stone is next to Baruch's.

   

BARUCH PRATHER Bible now owned by Mrs Nanie P Lawson, Lexington, KY (but in Mar 1955, Mrs. Lawson could not be located) More About BARUCH PRATHER: Burial: December 1810, Prather Family Cemetery, 5725 Jack's Creek Pike Fayette Co., KY (Approx. 14 miles south of Lexington, KY) Notes for SARAH HIGGINS: Land Owners residing in Fayette County KY From the Directory of the City of Lexington and County of Fayette For 1838 & 1839 by Julius P. Bolivar Mac Cabe Lexington: Printed by J.C. Noble, Nos. 6 & 7, Hunt's Row 1838 Prather Mrs. Sarah, 50, Jack's Creek road, 14 m. (50 acres located Jack's Creek road, 14 miles from courthouse) More About SARAH HIGGINS: Burial: January 1844, Prather Family Cemetery
5725 Jack's Creek Pike, Fayette Co., KY
(South of Lexington approx. 14 miles) Children of BARUCH PRATHER and SARAH HIGGINS are: i.THOMAS W.7 PRATHER, b. 18 September 1778, Montgomery Co., MD; d. 05 April 1857, Fayette Co., KY; m. MARY CLAGGET, 10 March 1806, Fayette Co., KY. Notes for THOMAS W. PRATHER: Land Owners residing in Fayette County KY From the Directory of the City of Lexington and County of Fayette For 1838 & 1839 by Julius P. Bolivar Mac Cabe Lexington: Printed by J.C. Noble, Nos. 6 & 7, Hunt's Row 1838 Prather Thomas, 380, do do, 14 m. (380 acres, Jack's Creek Road, 14 miles from Courthouse) More About THOMAS W. PRATHER: Buried Prather Family Cemetery, 5725 Jack's Creek Pike,
Fayette Co., KY (approx. 14 miles south of Lexington) ii.DEBORAH OLIVER PRATHER, b. 24 October 1779, Prince George Parish,
Montgomery Co., MD; m. ISAAC WILLIAM WALKER, 08 October 1801, Mongomery Co., MD. Notes for DEBORAH OLIVER PRATHER: Marcia Kay Ferguson Cox, Virginia, IL ancestor mkfcox@casscomm.com iii.MARTHA SPRIGG "PATTY" PRATHER, b. 19 February 1781, Prince Georg's Parish, Montgomery Co., MD; d. 13 December 1821, Fayette Co., KY; m. NATHANIEL MORRISON, 21 December 1803, Fayette Co., KY; b. Abt. 1775, Londonderry, NH; d. 1828, Fayette Co., KY. Notes for MARTHA SPRIGG "PATTY" PRATHER: Diane Battershell, Pratt, KS ancestors More About MARTHA SPRIGG "PATTY" PRATHER: Buried Prather Family Cemetery, Jack's Creek Pike, Fayette Co., KY Census: 1820 Fayette Co, KY Notes for NATHANIEL MORRISON: Genealogies of Morrison & Sinclair Families of Morgan Co., IL and NH by Leonard A. Morrison. Diane Battershell, Pratt, KS More About NATHANIEL MORRISON: 1810 Fayette Co., KY Census iv. ANN NANCY PRATHER, b. 25 September 1782, Montgomery Co., MD (Source: Prather Bible.); d. 10 June 1816, Fayette Co., KY; m. EBENEZER RUARK, 21 March 1808, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY. More About ANN NANCY PRATHER: Fact 5: 1816, Prather Family Cemetery, Jack's Creek Pike, Fayette Co., KY v. JOHN JACK PRATHER, b. 05 February 1785, Prince George's Parish, Montgomery Co., MD; d. 23 February 1865, Walnut Hills?, Fayette Co., KY; m. (1) SARAH WILSON, 02 November 1811, Fayette Co., KY; m. (2) MILDRED A. ROBINSON, 02 December 1850, Fayette Co., KY; b. 04 December 1812; d. 13 July 1886. More About JOHN JACK PRATHER: Buried: Lexington Cem., Fayette Co., KY More About MILDRED A. ROBINSON: Buried: Hillcrest Cem., Perryville, Boyle Co., KY vi.MARY PRATHER (Source: Tombstone Photographs by M.A. Kaylor.), b. 27 October 1786, Prince George Parish, Montgomery Co., MD; d. 02 January 1866, Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL; m. STEPHEN HOLLAND REID, 05 June 1803, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY; b. 19 February 1773, Londonderry, Rockingham Co., NH; d. 09 October 1827, Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. More About MARY PRATHER: Burial: January 1866, Jacksonville East Cem., Morgan Co., IL Notes for STEPHEN HOLLAND REID: Tombstone in Jacksonville East Cemetery, Morgan Co. IL, but he was buried in a now abandoned cemetery within the city of Jacksonville. Elizabeth Hubert had a tombstone made for the Reid family in the 1980's, inscribing all the Reid Family members on the stone. Data from Elizabeth Hubert - 1984: Londonderry - Derry, NH is distinctly a Scottish settlement, mostly Scotch-Irish, predominantly Presbyterian. Was settled in 1719. The original proprietors ROBERT WEIR, WM. HUMPHREY and the REID family came shortly after. Referenced by Leonard Morrison Information from Elizabeth Hubert who researched the Consitution in Washington DC, 11th floor of the U. S. Coast Guard. Stephen Holland Reid served on the Frigate "Constitution", this was during the Barbary War with Tripoli, for two years. Constitution, often called Old Ironsides, 44 gun frigate, one of the most famous vessels in the history of the US Navy. The Constitution was commisssioned & put to sea in 1798 for service against French privateers and was used in the War of 1812, the frigate, under the command of Isaac Hull, fought in Aug 1812, with the Gueriere, a British warship, leaving it a total wreck after an engagement of 30 minutes. In Dec. of that year, under the comand of Capt Wm. Bainbridge, the Constitution captured the British frigate Java off Bahia, Brazil. On Feb 10, 1815, it captured the Cayne and the Levant, 2 British ships, after an engagement between the Madeira Islands and Gibraltar. Soon afterward the british squadron recaptured the Levant. Reported unseaworthy about 1829, the constitution was ordered dismantled, but the order was rescinded & the ship retained in deference to the sentiment aroused in the poem "Old Ironsides' by the American poet Oliver Wendell Holmes; In 1833 the ship was rebuilt, and in 1855 it was used as a training ship. In 1877 the Constitution was again rebuilt and the following year it made a final voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. From 1927 to 1930 the ship was once more rebuilt, with funds procured by popular subscription & Congressional appropriation. The frigate is now on exhibition at the Boston Navy Yard. - Taken from Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia 1972 by Diane Battershell. More About STEPHEN HOLLAND REID: Burial: October 1827, Lost Cemetery, Jacksonville City, Morgan Co., IL
Tombstone in Jacksonville East Cem., Morgan Co., IL Medical Information: Had red hair and blue eyes. Will Proven: 28 November 1827, Morgan Co., IL vii.REBECCA PRATHER, b. 28 April 1788, Prince George Parish, Montgomery Co., MD; d. 26 November 1836, Fayette Co., KY; m. JOHN SHROCK, 28 November 1809, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY; d. 1840, Fayette Co., KY. More About REBECCA PRATHER: Buried: Prather Familly Cemetery, Jack's Creek Pike, nr Lexington KY viii.BENJAMIN HIGGINS PRATHER, b. 24 January 1790, Prince George Parish, Montgomery Co., MD; d. Bef. 1859, Owen Co.?, KY; m. ELIZABETH KEIGHTLEY, 30 December 1819, Madison CO KY; b. 1800; d. Aft. 1860, Owen Co., KY?. ix.WALTER D. PRATHER, b. 24 January 1792, Montgomery Co., MD; d. 11 November 1836, Fayette Co., KY; m. MARY D. IRVINE, 11 June 1816, Fayette Co., KY; b. 27 January 1800, Boyle Co., KY; d. 15 January 1851, KY. More About WALTER D. PRATHER: Cause of Death: cholera Buried Prather Family Cemetery, Jack's Creek Pike, nr Lexington KY More About MARY D. IRVINE: Buried Prather Family Cemetery, Fayette Co., KY x.LEVENIA (LURANER?) PRATHER, b. 09 July 1800, Fayette Co., KY; d. 19 July 1841, Fayette Co., KY; m. JAMES ST. CLAIR/SINCLAIR, 26 September 1818, Fayette Co., KY; b. 1790; d. 1844. More About LEVENIA (LURANER?) PRATHER: Cause of Death: Childbirth, 2nd set of twins Buried Prather Family Cemetery, Jack's Creek Pike, nr Lexington KY More About JAMES ST. CLAIR/SINCLAIR: Buried Prather Family Cemetery, Jack's Creek Pike, nr Lexington KY



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