The following are RECORD EXTRACTIONS of Pryor families. Counties that contain a TN Pryor are featured in red font.

Records from Fairfield County, Connecticut

1850 Census Fairfield Co., CT
Norwalk Twp., page 158, house 448 Jasper PRYOR 23 tailor NY, Ann 18 CT, Henry M. 2/12 CT, Julia A. Bishop 1/12 CT.

1860 Census Fairfield Co., CT
Ridgefield, page 647b, house 762, Patrick PRYOR 28 farm labor Ireland, Julia 28 Ireland, Ellen 4 CT, Julia 2 CT, Barcley 2/12 CT.
Stamford, page 777b, house 533/654 Israel PRYOR 30 seaman NY, Eleanor 49 NY, Israel 16 clerk in store NJ, Ensley 14 NJ,
Stamford, page 77b, house 533/655 Martin PRYOR 30 seaman NY, Martha A. 29 NJ, Eugenia 12 NJ, Elvira 10 NJ, Alice 8 CT, Eliza 6 CT, Martin 3/12 CT.
Norwalk, page 625a, house 244, Jasper PRIOR 34 tailor NY, Ann E. 28 CT, William A. 8 CT, Josephine 6 CT, Jesse A. 2 CT.

1870 Census Fairfield Co., CT
Page 177b, house1398 Ansley PRIOR 25 saloon keeper NJ, Mary A. 25 IL, Elleanor Foster 19 NY, Eleanor PRIOR 63 NJ, William Foster 17 works in woolen mill NY

Records from Hartford County, Connecticut

1719 Estate of Humphrey PRIOR, inventory taken by Eliakim Marshall and Samuel Strong.

1755 Inventory, estate of Sarah PRIOR of Middletown. States her home was located "butting north on highway north and south on land of Ebenezer PRIOR east on part of the same lot."

1764 Will Middletown, CT (Middletown was incorporated into Middlesex County in 1785)
Daniel PRIOR, of an advanced age, wife Mary, sons Daniel PRIOR, Ebenezer PRIOR. Daughters: Sarah, Anna, Susannah, Mary, Experience. Witnesses: Francis Whitmore, John Davis, Lam'l Lay. Signed abt. 1764

1772 Will Hartford Co., East Windsor - Will of John PRIOR, wife Sarah, sons Abner, Azariah, Joel, John, and Gideon, daughters Sarah and Abigail witnessed by Mr. Alexander Osborn Thomas Potwine, and Lydia Potwine. Signed 26 April 1764. Proved in court in January 1773.

1777 Revolutionary War Service, Hartford, CT
William PRYOR, residence: Hartford, company: Bull, date enlisted: 8 Nov 1777, term: 3 yrs, remarks: Disc. 8 Nov 1780.
Abner PRIOR, residence Windsor, Com. Jan 1, 1777, prom. Maj. 1st Regt. Aug 27, 1780, cont in 1781.
Men in Captain Abner Prior's Company (2nd Company): Sgt. Abner Prior, Fifer Allin Prior

1786 Will Proved - Sarah PRIOR, will signed Middletown January 1782, names son Daniel (portions of will have rotted away), witnesses Daniel Clark, Samuel PRIOR, Giles Hubbard. Proved 2 January 1786 in Middletown. Named son Daniel Prior executor. Bond was filed by Daniel Prior and John Prior "both of Middletown" (Middletown was in Middlesex County as of 1786. This will may be filed in the same folder with the 1755 Inventory noted above.)

1788 Marriage - Anna Prior Watson made a statement (in 1838) that she was the sister of Eleanor Prior who married William Stroughton, a Revolutionary War soldier, at the home of John Prior in East Windsor on 7 April 1788. They were married by a minister of the Second Congregational Church. (see

1790 Census Hartford Co., CT
Berlin, page 447, Mary PRIOR 003
East Windsor, page 412 Joel PRIOR 244
East Windsor, page 412 Greene PRIOR 102
East Windsor, page 416 Roswell PRIOR 102 (Roswell was in Tolland Co. on 1800 Census)
Enfield, page 420 Isaac PRIOR 135 (possibly the Isaac Pryor in Franklin Co., MA)
Enfield, page 420 Azariah PRIOR 102
Enfield, page 421 Ebenezer PRIOR 305
Enfield, page 423 Ezekiel PRIOR 101
Enfield, page 423 Lashius? PRIOR 315

1809 Will - Joel PRIER of East Windsor, wife Sarah, son Joel PRIER Jr., Harvey, Asa, George, Frederick, Augustus, daughters Rhoda, Abigail Osborn, Clarissa Booth. His sons George and Asa to be executors. Witnesses: Lucretia Osborn, Elizabeth Parke, Jonathan Parke. Signed 29 June 1809

1838 Death - 22 May 1838, Giles Prior. The Vermont Phoenix reported on 1 June 1838 that Giles Prior fell off a loaded freight boat into twenty feet of water. His body had not been found.

1860 Census Hartford Co., CT
East Windsor, Page 77, house 172 Sophia PRYOR 62 CT, George A. 20 CT
East Windsor, Page 77, house 174 Horace PRYOR 67 farmer CT, Merribah 61 CT, Mary L 37 CT, Milon 33 cigar maker CT, Ellen A. 26 CT, Delia A. 7 CT, Roselle 3 CT.

Records from Middlesex County, Connecticut

Middlesex County formed out of part of Hartford County in 1785

1786 Will of Sarah PRIOR
(see Hartford County above)

1790 Census Middlesex Co., CT

Middleton, page 423 Jesse PRIOR 141
Middleton, page 423 Daniel PRIOR 101
Middleton, page 423 Samuel PRIOR 113
Middleton, page 423, Elijah PRIOR 111
Middleton, page 424, Oliver PRIOR 111
Middleton, page 422, Josiah PRIOR 125
Middleton, page 426, John PRYOR 123

1800 Census Middlesex Co., CT
Elijah PRYOR 20010 - 00101

Records from Tolland County, Connecticut

1800 Census Tolland Co., CT
Coventry, page 199, Roswell PRIOR 10010-10010

Records from Windham County, Connecticut

1790 Windham Co., CT
Lebanon, page 247 Azarion PRYOR 30601
Mansfield, page 269 Joshua PRYOR 302>
Plainfield, page 354 Benj. PRYOR 215
Plainfield, page 357 Joseph PRYOR 113

1850 Census Windham Co., CT
Plainfield, page 295b, house 115/127 Augustus PRIOR 58 carpenter Plainfield, CT. Olive B. 50 Plainfield, CT. Charles R. 25 Plainfield, CT
Plainfield, page 297a, house 134, Benjamin PRIOR 53 laborer Plainfield, CT. Sally 60 Plainfield, CT. Betsy 56 Plainfield, CT. Lois 47 Plainfield, CT. John J. Penrose 28 New York City.
Plainfield, page 310a, house 318 Erastus L. PRIOR 41 manufacturer Plainfield, CT. Sarah L. 30 West Greenwich, RI. Daniel 11 Plainfield, CT. Helen C. 4 Smithfield, RI. George A. 2 Smithfield, RI. Edward Burleson 65 laborer West Greenwich, RI. Sarah L. Burleson 63 West Greenwich, RI. Rowena Burleson 34 West Greenwich, RI.
Plainfield, page 313b, house 377 John PRIOR 68 Plainfield, CT. Ruth 67 Smithfield, RI. Joanna 29 Plainfield, CT. Harlish? M. 22 Bozrah, CT.
Plainfield, page 299b & 300a , house 185/301 William S. PRIOR 32 machinist Plainfield, CT. Maria 30 Plainfield, CT. William 4 Plainfield, CT. Mary 1 Plainfield, CT.



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