Death Records of Pryors from Jackson County, TN

Transcription of Death Certificate of Alfred Pryor
State of Illinois, Perry County, No. 36219
Full name: Alfred Pryor
Male, White, Single
Date of Birth (blank)
Age: About 75
Occupation: farmer
Birthplace: Tennessee
Father: Allen Pryor, born Tennessee
Mother: Don't know, born Tennessee
Informant: **Eli Smith
Date of Death: 9/12/1921
Cause of Death: Chronic nephritis
Buried: Bear Pouch Cemetery in Franklin Co., IL, 9/13/1921
(Alfred Pryor was the son of Allen Pryor and Cinderilla of Jackson Co., TN. He is on the 1850 and 1860 Census in Jackson Co. and on the census records of Franklin Co., TN starting in 1870. In 1900 Josephine Pryor Purcell - see Rutha Pryor below - and was living with Alfred and recorded as his niece. In 1920 Alfred was living with Josephine and recorded as her uncle. Josephine's father was born about the same time as Alfred's so it is unlikely that he was a son of Allen Pryor. Perhaps Allen and Thomas Pryor were brothers.)
** Nancy Pryor, daughter of Allen Pryor and Cinderella, married John Smith in Franklin Co., IL on 17 Mar 1871. Eli Smith is Nancy's son and the newphew of Alfred Pryor.

Transcription of Death Certificate of Ruthie Jane Prior Merkel
Place: Sesser, Franklin Co., IL
Date: June 1, 1946
Full Name: Ruthie Jane Merkel
Female, whie, widow
Born: April 21, 1859 in TN
Age: 87 years, 1 month, 10 days
Father: Young Prior, born TN
Mother: Betty Corneyhon, born TN
Cause of death: cerebral hemmorage
Informant: Noble Merkel
Burial: White Church Cemetery, Perry Co., IL on Jun. 3, 1943
(Rutha Pryor is on the 1860 Census with her parents in Jackson, Co., TN. In 1910 Cenus Ruthie's daughter Lula Merkel was living with Josephine Pryor Purcell in Franklin Co., IL. Her relationship was noted as "niece", however it is more likely that they were cousins.)

Transcription of Death Certificate of Amos Pryor
Amos Pryor was the son of Nancy Pryor of Jackson Co., TN.
Registrar of Vital Statistics
Certified Copy
Place of Death: Allen Co., Spring Hill Voting Pct.
Registration Dist. No. 10
Primary Registration District No. 5022
File No. 20096
Sex Male
Color or Race White
Date of Birth Feby. 18, 1841
Age 73 yrs., 5 mos., 23 ds.
Occupation farmer
Birthplace Jackson Co., TN
Father CALEB PRYOR, Birthplace unknonwn
Mother NANCY PRYOR, Birthplace unknonwn
Informant Nancy Pryor (wife), address Scottsville (Per census records, this appears to be his wife)
Filed Aug. 10, 1914, W. H. Reed, registrar
Date of Death Aug. 9, 1914
Cause of Death Malarial Fever
Doctor C. E. Haines, MD, address Haysville, Tenn.
Place of Burial Misu Chegue (Not sure of this, poor handwrititng)
Undertaker A. F. C____e?

Obtained from the Commonwealth of KY on 10/4/2002

William Thomas Pryor, obituary
Putnam Co. Herald, Feb. 1, 1905
Name: Tom Pryor
Died: Friday
Buried: East Baxter Cem.
Kin: wife and 4 children, widowed mother
(James & Polly Pryor 1880 Census Jackson Co., TN>William Thomas Pryor)

Serena Elizabeth Pryor b. 1842, wife of Wesley Marion Anderson, daughter of Alfred Pryor and Serena Dill



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