OVERTON COUNTY, TN DEATH RECORDS


CHESLEY ALLEN PRYOR & WIFE CATHERINE WALKER PRYOR

Scott Co., TN. Village of Robbins
Registration Dist. No. 47702. File No. 8
C. A. Pryor
Male, white, marital status blank, born Sept. 16 1850.
Age 73 yrs., 6 mos., 15 days.
Occupation: farmer.
Birthplace Tennessee
Father Edd Pryor, born in Tennessee
Mother Don't Know
Informant: J. R. Pryor of Robbins, TN
Date of death: March 14, 1924
Cause of death "Don't Know"
Place of Burial: Cross Roads. Date of Burial March 16, 1924.
Undertaker: J. R. Pryor, Robins TN.


Scott Co., TN. Village of Robbins
Registration Dist. No. 47702. File No. 25
Katherine Pryor
Female, white, married, born 1850
Age 70
Occupation: housewife
Birthplace Overton Co., Tennessee
Father Robert Walker, born in Virginia
Mother Story, born in Tennessee
Informant: C.A. Pryor of Robbins, TN
Date of death: January 8, 1924
Cause of death Pulmonary Tuburclosis
Place of Burial: Black Creek. Date of Burial January 8, 1920
Undertaker: none stated.
It is believed that Chesley Allen Pryor is the son of Edward Pryor and Eliza Knight. It is also suspected that he is the same person who was known as Shadrack/Shade Pryor, a son of Edward Pryor and Eliza Knight. Chesley first appears in the census records in KY in 1880, by 1900 he is in TN living near the Overton Co. Pryors. Shadrack Pryor married Sarah Walker. While there is no trace of Shadrack in the Census records, we are able to find Chesley and his wife Katherine Walker.

Time Line for Shadrick/Chesley Allen Pryor
1850 Census, Clinton Co., KY - Shadrack living with parents Edward and Eliza Pryor
July 6, 1872 Shadrack Pryor married Sarah Walker in Overton Co., TN
1880 Census, Mullentown, Wayne Co., TN - Allen Pryor living with wife Catherine
1890 Veterans's Census: Shadrack Pryor living in Pickett Co., TN
1890 Edward Pryor mentioned son Shadrack in his Civil War Pension Application
1900 Census Dist. 7, Pickett Co., TN - Chesley A. Pryor
1910 Census Dist. 3, Scott Co., TN - Chesley A. Pryor
1920 Census Dist. 2, Scott Co., TN - Chesley A. Pryor


Children of Chesley A. Pryor and wife Catherine

Mary O. born about 1872 (1880 Census)
Louisa E. born about 1876 (1880 Census)
Malissa E. born July 1879 in Pickett Co., TN.(1880 & 1900 Census)
Edward Gustav Pryor born Sept. 1887 in Pickett Co., TN (1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 Census)
Edward married Nell Deane Thomas and was living in CA in 1930
Children: Veda, Verdis, Gordon Chesley, Hazel, Viola, and Aleda
Joseph Pryor born Aug. 1891 (1900 & 1910 Census). Possibly the J. R. Pryor who was the informant on Chesley's death record.

Transcription of the Death Certificate of Pleasant Pryor
Texas Dept. of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics.
County Johnson
City Godley, Texas
Reg. Dis. No. 39
Registered No. 41
Full Name Pleasant Pryor
Sex Male
Color White
Marital Status Married
Date of Birth Feb. 12, 1844
Age. 76 years, 27 days.
Occupation Farmer
Birthplace Overton Co., Tenn.
Names of Parents and Birthplaces are blank
Informant J. B. Drummonds, Godley, TX
Filed 3-16-1920
Date of Death March 9, 1920
Cause of death not readable
Doctor's signature not readable.
Place of Burial Godley, TX
Date of Burial March 10, 1920
Undertaker W. M. Adams, Joshua, TX.

Transcription of the Death Certificate of Mary Ellen "Ellinder" Pryor
Death certificate obtained by Edwyna Smith.
Certificate of Death
Texas State Board of Health
Clerk's Reg. No. 333
Full Name: Mrs. Ellen Hazelwood
Place of Death: Godley
Residence: Godley
Length of Residence... At place of death: 16 years.... In Texas: 27 years
Date of Birth: 29 Apr. 1839... Age: 72 years, 10 months, 22 days.
Sex: female
Color or race: white
Citizen: Citizen
Single, married, widowed, or divorced: married
Birthplace, state: Tenn.
Occupation: Housewife
Name of father: John Pryor
Birthplace of father, state: Tenn.
Maiden name of mother: "blank"
Birthplace of mother, state: Tenn.
I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from 10 Mar. 1912 to 21 Mar. 1912
Time of death 5:15am
Cause of death: hyperstatic pneumonia, enlarged liver
B. W. David, M.D.
Mar. 23, 1912, Godley


Transciption of Death Certificate of W. H. Pryor.
Obtained from the Vital Records Dept. of the Tennessee State Library and Archives on 10/4/2002.
Overton Co., TN. Page 67790
Report made by J. W. Tays *
Enumerator of the 7th school District of Overton County or ___ ward of the city of ___, Tennessee.
Name of Deceased: W. H. Pryor
Date of Death: Jan. 15th, 1910
Sex: Male
Color: White
Age: 75 years old
Married or single: Married
Place of Death: Oakley, Tenn.
Cause of Death: old age.
Place of birth: Overton Co., Tenn.
Occupation: Farming
name of Physician attending on last sickness: W. Sidwell
Name of J. P. or Coroner holding inquest ________________________
Date Recorded: July 12th, 1910.
Signed by R. L. Mitchell, Jr., County court clerk.

Note: These reports must be filed with the County Court Clerk not later than the first day of August of the year taken and by him signed and forwarded to the State Board of Health, Nashville, within ten days after registration, as provided by Section 3, Chapter 341, Acts 1909.

Obituary for Hannah Louise Pryor b. 1895
In Memoriam... Hanna Louise Brown born Dec. 13. 1895, in Byrdstown, Tenn., the daughter of James and Martha (Shoemaker) Pryor, and departed this life at the St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, Dec. 6, 1952. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, Charles Brown; her mother, Mrs. Martha Pryor; two daughters, Mrs. Maudie Rose and Mrs. Cora Cox; five sons, James, Fred, Webster, Leonard, Nicholas, and Odell Scott; four brothers, Raymond, Albert, Coy and Herman Pryor; two sisters, Mrs. Onie Smith and Mrs. Nancy Flowers. Also nine step-children and nine grandchildren. Her memories are our keepsakes, From which we will never part. God has her in His keeping, But we have her in our hearts. The Family (Her parents were James M. Pryor and Martha Shoemaker. Hanna was a grand-daughter of Jackson Pryor and a great grand daughter of Overton Pryor.)







 

 

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